Forerunner Music has produced a live 13-track musical compilation from the annual young adult conference, onething, supplemented with a DVD of some of the live performances. The worship leaders and musicians of International House of Prayer of Kansas City form a contemporary heavenly brew with their newest worldwide release onething LIVE: Magnificent Obsession, steeping souls in the praises of God’s people. These songs bellied from the 24/7 prayer room are more of a sacred space to step into than an auditory experience. It’s a wholehearted invitation into the presence of God through a reverential fixation on Jesus—Lord, Savior, Lamb of God, Lion of Judah, Judge and King.
The way the voice is used as a melodious instrument in the song Measure of a Man is an awe-inspiring example of what this musical assembly offers. Spirit, word and music weave together to create a contemporary worship atmosphere that ushers one into intimate reflection and communal praise in one sweep. Vocalists and musicians alike pour out deep-seated spiritual cries and tunes as the celestial curtains are swung wide open and each song unveils a well-versed and unique exposé of who Jesus is.
The aim of this harmonious work is to magnify Jesus and transport us to heavenly places in Christ. It goes without saying that what we focus on will determine the kind of person we become. Magnificent Obsession lovingly yet boldly urges us to lift our gaze to focus on the One worthy of it all—worship, praise, glory and honor.
This is a repost of my music review on Charisma Magazine’s website. Click this LINK to view.