The New Zealand All-Blacks Rugby Team has a unique way of intimidating their opponents before a match. They use a version of an ancient Haka War Dance. It’s a dark and intimidating ritual.
Before a match in England one day something unusual happened the All-Blacks started their war dance and the entire stadium burst into a hymn–actually a spiritual. Tens of thousands of English spectators began to sing Swing Low Sweet Chariot–and they sang it so loud they drown out the intimidating war cry.
Our Enemy is a master of spiritual intimidation. There is a cry of suffering and groaning going up all over this world and it has been getting louder and more intimidating over the centuries–but one day when the Sunrise of Eternity dawns and Jesus comes in power and great glory the thunder-song of heaven will come to earth and all over God’s New Heaven and New Earth the song of singing saints will drown out the groans of the fallen earth–glory be to God…
July 14, 2014
Haka War Dance
Haka War Dance drowned out by a hymn.