We at Abundant Life Tabernacle Phoenix, an old fashion Pentecostal church, worship a little different than many today.
A man God dearly loved wrote
"Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.
Sing unto the LORD with the harp; with the harp, and the voice of a psalm.
With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the LORD, the King.
Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
Let the floods clap their hands: let the hills be joyful together." (Psalms 98:4-8 KJV)
We therefor do just that. Let me explain:
- We sing with all of our hearts.
We play musical instruments.
We pray together out loud.
We clap and shout unto god.
We lift our hands in praise.
You may even see us dance in the spirit as the Psalmist instructed in Psalm 150:4.
We testify publicly of God's blessings.
All of this and more was shown on the day the Pentecostal Church of the bible began, as recorded in Acts chapter 2:
- And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. (Acts 2:2-4 KJV)
Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them
speak in his own language. And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?
And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born? Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia,
and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene,
and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes, Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.
And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this? Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.
But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem,
be this known unto you, and hearken to my words (Acts 2:6-14 KJV)