Yemi Alafifuni says Worship is not a weapon.
UK chart topping and Grammys considered artist, Yemi Alafifuni is set to release another thought-provoking new single titled “HERE” on February 4, 2022. Inspired by a conversational prayer, Yemi asks what worship really means? The beauty of the response is captured in this song, vocally & lyrically. This is a fresh sound that will invigorate any Christian and non-Christian alike.
The song started as a conversation between Yemi and God. Yemi explains that he was taking an exercise walk around his home and was talking casually to God about many matters.
I was also asking questions of the heart – Yemi recalls.
Towards the end of the walk, he heard the Lord saying that many are worshipping me because of my strength alone. They worship because they need me to fight their battles.
Then Yemi heard vividly; ‘Worship is not a weapon!’
Yemi claimed he struggled slightly at first but had great clarity at the same time. This song documents his response.
The concept of ‘Worship as warfare’ has become the main theme around us. We sing about winning battles with our worship. Whilst it is true that God will ‘move mountains’ for those that He loves, God doesn’t appreciate being worshipped for the works of His hands alone same as we wouldn’t appreciate being used this way.
Miracles do happen when He moves but worship shouldn’t be used as a bait as if to say we can cajole Him. It shouldn’t be that if we want Him to move, we worship. Rather, we worship regardless of whether He moves or not. The Father seeks those that will worship Him in Spirit and in Truth, not those who worship for a token.
Worship for who God is, not for what He can do for you. He is Almighty after all.
Our worship therefore is the act of attributing reverent honour and homage to God alone. In Yemi’s own words, worship is acknowledging who God truly is with no strings attached.
Now, won’t He do it? We know He would! We know He did!
Yemi believes that true worship focuses on God alone (Psalms 99:5) in total surrender and is NOT intended as a weapon. We know that God can however choose to destroy the worshipper’s adversaries during worship – for we know that light & darkness cannot co-exist. We’d just let Him do Him.
Yemi is praying that this song brings you ever so close to the throne room. Amen
The song was produced by top UK Producer;
Ian is a multi-talented producer, musician, singer/songwriter has worked with top artists, including Lurine Cato, Matrix 2, Noel Robinson, Fiona Yorke and many more.
Yemi Alafifuni is a recording artist based in the UK. This singer – songwriter combines stunning melodies with infectious grooves and great beats, to create a catchy, yet direct and edgy sound.
Yemi’s passion is to see nations worship in Spirit and in Truth.
Yemi’s debut album was released in February 2019 with its leading track “Padre” added on Spotify’s editorial playlist and its music video has seen over 1 million views on VEVO & Facebook respectively.
Following this, Yemi’s single release in February 2020 charted on iTunes charts in the Christian/Gospel genre. His recent releases “Behold the Lamb” and “Hope Alive” were voted number 1 on the A STEP FWD Official UK Charts for December 2020 – Contemporary Worship and Christian EDM for September 2021 respectively.
Yemi received multiple Grammys consideration in four categories including ‘Best New Artist’ – Click to read more. Yemi is a voting member of the Recording Academy (Grammys) – class of 2021.
He has often been compared to artists including Bebe Winans, Donnie McClurkin, Alvin Slaughter, and Luther Vandross. From classical to dance pop, don’t miss out on his blend of contemporary music.