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When the music fades Part 2


This second part focuses on how music’s spiritual effect. It has a spiritual significance and I intend to delve more into that today. If you haven’t read part one, please do so before you read this one. (https://truspire.wordpress.com/2010/08/14/when-the-music-fades-part-1/). First of all can I take this opportunity to give well deserved shout out to  Victizzle, Guvna B and Faithchild for their performance at the IndigO2 two weeks ago. T3M fully went IIINNNN and put gospel music on the map! God bless you and may God expand your territory. Ok on t the subject at hand.

If you are a regular follower of our blog you will know that a few months ago I did a two part series on the power of our words. It was called ‘Be careful what you say….. you might Just get it (part 1)’ and ‘Be careful what you say….. You might Just get it (part 2)’. If you haven’t read it before I really would recommend that you do as it will open your eyes to the power God had vested within our tongues. This can quite easily be applied to music because we are unconsciously taking in the lyrics. Do you ever find yourself reciting the words to songs, even the ones that you hate? Well music is one of the easiest channels to get something stuck in you heard. In addition, notice how almost all lyrics are in the first person, which means when you say the lyrics you begin to confess those things upon your life and the bible warns us that ‘you are snared by the words of your mouth’ – Proverbs 6:2. Please do read the article on the power of one’s words; it’s definitely an interesting read.

Music has the ability to change your mood and emotion. We tend to pick music to go with how we feel at a particular time and if you are someone that listens to secular music you will most probably pick something that will keep you down when you are already down. While in such a situation one should look to something that will uplift our spirit and keep us fighting rather than having a defeatist attitude. The bible says in Isaiah 61:3 “To give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.” You think that if Paul and Salias in Acts 16 sat down sulking and singing/listening to songs with lyrics like “we’re so doomed, oh doomed doomed we are” then would they have been freed from the prison well my guess is probably not. So also in our sad times we should not turn to secular music that will keep us down but turn to God and music that will lift us up and leave no room for the devil to convince us of anything that is contrary to God’s word.

Music can be seen as a very power tool. With it we may, unknown to us, attract or repel spirits. An example of this can be found in Samuel 16:12-23 where Saul lost favour in the Lord’s sight and was tormented by a spirit. Here we see that music was used as a way alleviating the torment. One could say that music has the ability to deny spirits access to the listener. However, in this case David was playing the Harp and he had been anointed so one could say that as a result the music was anointed but this does not detract from the fact that music can be used as a tool.

The power of music is also evident in Joshua 6:1-27 where The walls of Jericho came down through the use of music and musical instruments. This is just another example of God working through music to get the job done.

Music in the form of praise can be used to seek deliverance from God as we can see form the Psalm below.

Psalm 69:29-36

29 I am in pain and distress;
may your salvation, O God, protect me.
30 I will praise God’s name in song
and glorify him with thanksgiving.
31 This will please the LORD more than an ox,
more than a bull with its horns and hoofs.
32 The poor will see and be glad-
you who seek God, may your hearts live!
33 The LORD hears the needy
and does not despise his captive people.
34 Let heaven and earth praise him,
the seas and all that move in them,
35 for God will save Zion
and rebuild the cities of Judah.
Then people will settle there and possess it;
36 the children of his servants will inherit it,
and those who love his name will dwell there

This is reiterates my point with regards to the spiritual power of music and how as Christians we should be tapping into this for good rather than being snared by it.

So next time start listening to a song please take into account how strong music is and how it can affect your life.

FAQs and FSS (Frequently Said Statements)

So what if there is a secular song that fits the criteria that you are talking about in terms of not offending God is it ok to listen to it?

Hmm….well good luck finding one that would completely line up with God’s standards but one the rare occasion that you might stubble upon such a song then well my next question would be does the artist’s life reflect God’s standards? I ask this because we as Christians shouldn’t support those who loath our God and undermine anything He has written in his word. It may sound a bit harsh but the truth is if your pastor’s personal life did not match up with his what he’s saying on a Sunday then would it be wise to take advice from him? I think not. So also, if this artist’s life does not glorify God well I wouldn’t want to entertain his work.

Truth be told I think this should also apply to Christian artists as well. I mean it is all well and good writing lyrics like ‘Jesus loves you’ but does their life reflect God’s love? Do they treat people as Jesus would want us to? Do they live a life that is Holy and acceptable to God? All this is food for thought.

I’m mentally strong so I’m not affected by the words of the songs

IIIISSSSSSS IIIITTT??! So even though the word of God tell us to ‘guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life’ (Proverbs 4:23) you are the statistical anomaly, the one God wired differently to the rest of us. You are not flesh and blood, if this is the case then go ahead and invite the devil over for lunch and play with weighie boards because such things are unlikely to affect you. But mate on a seriously level…..THERE IS NO SUCH THING!! Your mind will absorb what you hear because that’s how God made us to function. The bible says faith comes by HEARING and hearing by the word of God’ which suggests that there is power in what you hear how it can influence you spiritually. So please do not deceive yourself by saying you are ‘mentally strong’, with that mentally the devil will run riot in your life because you will allow him to plant pretty much anything in you.

What if I’m just listening to the beat?

Really? I mean are you sure? As I’ve said in this blog entry whether you like it or not the words of the song are entering into your subconscious. Some may say the solution is just to get the beat alone i.e. the instrumental, I don’t know about you but the beat tends to remind me of the original lyrics and I end up just thinking of the song or singing the song which not too good, especially when the lyrics are something like ‘drop it like it’s hot’ LOL! My advice would be to find your genre of music within gospel scene because trust me it most probably will be there. However it is more than that then keep on reading for further advice.

I understand that getting off secular music is easier said than done. For some people the only thing holding them back is that they lack choice but I guarantee you that music on the gospel scene is becoming really diverse. For others music has a spiritual hold on them. The truth is that we need God to help us and if you really want God to rein in every part of your life just be honest about your struggles and as Him to help you because He will. Some of you may be on secular music because it has helped through difficult times in your life but the truth is in times like these one should turn to God the Bible says “Give your burdens to the LORD, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.” Psalm 55:22 (NLT). Rather than turning to man or man made solutions, make a decision to turn to God instead.

Hope this has really helped you guys and if there is anyone struggling on these lines or on anything for that matter, please feel free to contact us via Facebook message and we can join you in prayers.

Stay Blessed

Sinceress xx

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  1. September 9, 2010 at 4:54 am

    great…

  2. September 11, 2010 at 9:01 am

    duuuuuuude, wassssssup

  3. September 21, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Interesting read…it’s good that you’re encouraging people in the right direction. People should pray and allow God’s conviction to lead their decisions and give them less desire for secular stuff as opposed to just stopping listening to such music because Pastor or Sister so and so said so because I’ve seen many who follow church rules that say you shouldn’t listen to this or watch this and then two months down the line, they’re back to their secular music/videos.
    Something born out of God’s conviction lasts as opposed to following man’s doctrine.

    Visit my neck of the woods sometime @ http://gospelgirly.blogspot.com/

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