Isa. 66:8 (b) As Soon as Zion travailed she brought forth her children; the word for travail according to Strong’s Concordance is interpreted to mean
- to dance
- to twist, writhe
- to whirl, whirl about
- to writhe in pain as giving birth
Lk.15:25 There was music and dancing in the Fathers house.
Ps. 149:3 Let the children of Zion dance
Ps 150:4 Praise him with the tambourine and dance.
Jer. 31:13 Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance.
The word rejoice in most cases; means to move around skip about and dance…. History records that dancing was a part of the church until the church went into the dark ages around 300 A.D. The church quit dancing when she replaced grace and faith for law and works it was however recovered when light came in the 1500s and continued to the Pentecostal movement in the early 1900’s.
The older Pentecostals believed that the spirit had to come on you and make you dance. “called dancing in the spirit”
This was real for many of them to bring them to a place of freedom, but as we grow up in Christ we come to understand He does not have to come on us to make us dance, we now have an anointing from the Holy One (1 Jn. 2:21) which means we have the divine right to go ahead.
Abel-Mehola–means “the meadow of the dance” this is the place where Gideon defeated the Medianites which means strife and contention it is also the place where Elijah the prophet found Elisha the prophet who would receive his mantle.
Dancing gives birth to victory:
It is the result of restoration. Lk.15:25″ It is giving the Lord pleasure in praise. Ps:68:11 It is directing our emotions toward God so that our emotions do not direct us.
Rom 12:1 — It is allowing the spirit of the word to have all of our members.
Rom.6:19— It is the act of the inner man, giving our strength to the Lord.
2 Sam.6:14—And David danced before the Lord .
“I see a dancing Jesus who has defeated every enemy”
Scott Stimson Sr