Isaiah 54:1 says, Sing, O barren, you who have not borne! Break forth into singing, and cry aloud, you who have not labored with child! For more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married woman, says the Lord.”
Singing was what God used to water those who were barren, in the desert, in the wilderness. Singing is water, it wets the dry places of our lives. When we sing, when we worship, we make the barren places fruitful, the dry places wet again. When worship is not valued in a church, that church will become a dry place and will be filled with dry people. Worship is water, that is why the call to sing.
I did a word study on the word barren and what I discovered blew my mind, barren means twisted, perverted, torn up by the roots, distortion, it is the place of the scorpion spirit. Now I am not one to chase demons, but when it is brought to my attention, I listen carefully to what the Lord is saying. This is what I learned as I studied this out. The scorpion spirit is found in dry places. Follow me here, many just finished a desert season, some are on the way out of it, others are still in it. The desert, which is a dry place, is where the scorpion spirit lives. According to Revelation 9:5 this spirit is a tormentor, it is sent to vex with grievous pains in the body and mind. It stings and it strikes, the sting is a deadly weapon, the strike is a single blow. Have you ever felt sucker punched by the enemy in a dry place? The king of the scorpion spirit is Abaddon, who is a destroying angel, the prince of infernal regions, a minister of death. Dueteronomy 8:15 reminds us that scorpion spirits live in dry places.
Did you ever feel like you were stung by people’s words or actions while you were in the desert place? Did it poison your soul? A whole generation died in the wilderness because they got bit by the scorpion spirit and it poisoned their minds, their hearts, their emotions. The scorpion spirit is destructive in nature, it stings you. Many of us know this spirit, for we have been stung by it, but it could not kill us.
Luke 10:19-20 says, I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”
Sing, O barren, for singing waters your soul, it accelerates the process of leaving the dry places, it allows you to grow in every area of your life. Knowing what happened to us in the dry place, helps us love those who are still there. I know I was stung by the scorpion spirit and I had no idea what hit me and kept hitting me. But God is able to Psalm 91 us if we stay in the word, we sing and we let His perfect love cast out all fear.