Agree with you.
And the worship band should always remember what are they doing. They are actually worshipping also. And what is the congregation doing? Also worshipping! So basicly, we are all worshipping together no matter what your task or position is. Because God does not care whether you are holding a mic, standing on the stage, playing guitar or piano or just standing in the congregation, He cares only on your WORSHIP.
Worship is much more than we 'think' we understand.
I agree a lot with you in being tired of not having real worship. I don't want any wonderful sounds or great musician, I just want to give glory and worship my God and let His spirit just take over me.
"Let His spirit just take over me"
You mean like possess you? Think about it for a second...
Don't you understand that? Only through God's spirit we can worship Him. God does not posses us. But if we let Him, He will fill us with His Holy Spirit.
"Take over me" and "filled with the Spirit" are two very different phrases.
What do you mean by "filled with the Spirit"?
Maybe I just didn't get my words right
I mean we worship is aided and led by the Holy Spirit. I think this sentences is more clear and accurate.
Philippians 3:3 "For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of Godt and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh"
Ephesians 5:18 "And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit,"
In 1 Corinthians 12-14, Paul keep on telling the Corinthians to see that the Holy Spirit will reveal God's presence in various way during a meeting.
Bible also told us to worship in Spirit and in Truth.
I think "by the Spirit" is a synonym for "according to the revealed Word of God" in this case.
And in Ephesians, "be filled with the Spirit" is synonymous with "living according to the way He wishes us to live" (IE, not being drunk etc.)
When Paul and others prophesied in Acts, they were "filled with the Spirit" - IE, they had a revelation from God that they were to deliver, much like in the Old Testament. It's almost code language to signify that they have a revelation and are ready to deliver it. See Exodus 31:3 - the one who was filled with the Spirit was given the ability to do his task of craftsmanship.
As for 1 Corinthians 12-14, I don't think the point is to look for the Holy Spirit to reveal God's presence is it?
So if we are to worship "by the Spirit" or in a "Spirit led" fashion, it would be that we are in God's word and are living according to His inspired Word. Whereas some have made it into some kind of ecstatic state, it is anything but ecstatic. As in 1 Corinthians 12-14, it should be according to order and in order.