What is Many Waters
Many Waters is a large multi-ethnic worship team created to sing songs, original and known, that focus on intimacy with and exalting Jesus. To that end, the lyrical content of our songs is vertical in nature. The music on the other hand, has an eclectic sound. From Gospel, to Rap, to Reggae, to “CCM”, Many Waters uses different genres to deliver the message of the Bible to a diverse demographic of people.
Influenced by The House of Prayer movement, our music expresses the message of Jesus as Bridegroom. This message, often referred to as the “Bridal Paradigm”, comes mainly from the Song of Solomon. In this book, the Bride wins the Daughters of Jerusalem to the cause of chasing the King (Jesus) by displaying her love for Him openly in a beautiful soliloquy at the end of chapter 5. Our goal, like the Bride in Song of Solomon, is to expose a multitude of people to the beauty of Jesus through song. We believe this type of music will fuel the next global revival with its focus on the love of, the glory of and the presence of, the bridegroom Jesus. This will happen in an ever-increasing fashion when the Bridal Paradigm comes to the forefront of the hearts and minds of the Bride of Christ resulting in personal and corporate revival.
The mission of Many Waters is to awaken the Bride of Christ to love the Bridegroom Jesus through music and thereby causing the hearts and minds of the nations to come to Him. The Son of God is worthy of the reward of His suffering, which is the presence of His bride. Every tribe and tongue will be well represented at the throne.
Why use the name Many Waters?
We desire that a good portion of our music be a reflection of the voice of Jesus. Our goal is to hear His voice, be impacted by His voice and be an accurate musical representation of His voice here in the Earth.
In both Song of Solomon and Revelation, the bride takes on the sound and speech of her beloved King. In Song of Solomon 1:15, the bride hears the king say to her, "How beautiful you are, my darling, how beautiful you are! Your eyes are like doves." The King says the same thing in 4:1. Later in chapter 5, the Daughters of Jerusalem ask the bride why she is so taken by the king, and as justification for her extravagant love for him, she says, "His eyes are like doves beside streams of water, bathed in milk, and reposed in their setting.”(5:10) She was so impacted by the words he spoke to her, that she used the same words as praise about Him.
In Revelation 1:15, John encounters King Jesus, “His feet were like burnished bronze, when it has been made to glow in a furnace, and His voice was like the sound of many waters.” Later in chapter 19, verses 6-7 John says, “Then I heard something like the voice of a great multitude and like the sound of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, saying, "Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready." So the same sound that John heard as Jesus’ voice is now the voice of the bride. Jesus’ words to the bride and the sound of His voice become her words back to Him and the sound of her voice. This theme of being affected by His voice and words is what we endeavor to mirror in our music.
At the end of the day we are looking to make music that makes a difference and in this, affect the nations with a sound that is lovesick for the King of Kings. Historically, every revival had a message and every revival message was best carried by music. Many Waters will be a part of that revival by producing a sound that is like and moves Heaven.