Why do we clap our hands?
“O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.”
Why do we lift our hands?
”Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee. Thus will I bless thee while I live; I will lift my hands in thy name.”
“Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord.”
Why do we dance and play instruments?
“Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in His sanctuary; Praise Him in the firmament of His power. Praise Him for His mighty acts: praise Him according to His excellent greatness. Praise Him with the sound of trumpet: praise Him with the psaltery and harp. Praise Him with timbrel and dance: praise Him with stringed instruments and organs. Praise Him upon the loud cymbals: praise Him upon the high sounding cymbals. Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.”
Why do we speak in tongues and prophesy?
“And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” Acts 19:6
“And when Paul laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.” Mark 16:17
“And these signs shall follow them that believe; In My Name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues.”