THE POWER OF MUSIC
Psalm 40:3 “He has put a new song in my mouth –
Praise to our God; many will see it and fear, and trust in the Lord.”
Music and songs will change the atmosphere of a place. Singing worship songs to God or songs about the goodness of God will get people’s minds and heart on Him. Christian music invites the presence of God into a place. I believe the demons began to flee when the music and songs are done with sincere hearts for God. It invites angels in. It opens people to hear from God. It chases fear away. It brings the anointing of the Holy Spirit in. It drives out the spirit of fear, spirit of heaviness and spirit of sickness along with the spirit of the antichrist and a lying spirit, plus more. Godly music ushers in peace and restores your joy. Godly music is part of our warfare.
The music and singers can also usher in the spirit of prophecy. We see this when Jehoshaphat, King of Judah, and Jehoram, King of Israel, and the King of Edom went to inquire of the Lord through Elijah, the prophet. See II Kings 3:1-27. When they came to Elijah he said in verse 15 “But now bring me a musician’ Then it happened, when the musician played, that the hand of the Lord came upon him.” Then Elijah gave them the battle plan for war and prophesied their victory over the Moabites, which did happen.
Since King Saul disobeyed God the kingdom would be taken from him and given to a neighbor. (I Sam. 15) David was that neighbor. As a young lad the prophet Samuel anointed him with oil to take Saul’s place as king sometime in the future. (See I Sam 16:13) The Spirit of the Lord came upon David; it left Saul. I Sam. 16:14 “But the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and a distressing spirit from the Lord troubled him.” Verses 15-23 shows that David was brought in since he was a skillful player on the harp. See the result. I Sam. 16:23 “And so it was, whenever the spirit from God was upon Saul, that David would take a harp and play it with his hand. Then Saul would become refreshed and well, and the distressing spirit would depart.”
Also in II Chron. 20:21 King Jehoshaphat sent the singers out in front of the army to sing “Praise the Lord for His mercy endures forever.” (22) Now when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mout Seir, who had come against Judah, and they were defeated.” The music confounded the enemy and they fought among themselves, and destroyed each other’s whole army.
Jehoshaphat’s army saw the dead bodies. And they went in and took all the booty, the riches, their goods, and much jewelry in abundance. It took three days to gather the spoil of victory. They called the name of that place The Valley of Berachah (Blessings). It went from a place of war and defeat to a place of blessings. And it all started with the praise of the singers who sang, “Praise the Lord; for His mercy endures forever.”
Begin to sing songs of praise in your situations. It turns the tide of the battles we face. It brings God and His angels on the scene. It gives us an attitude of victory. With God we win. So sing praises to His Name. Learn praise songs, listen to them, and sing them. It may take a while to adjust and change the music you listen to, but praise and worship songs to God will build your faith and bring victory in your life. Try this one for starters. “I sing praises to your name, O Lord, praises to your name O Lord, for Your Name is great and greatly to be praised….(repeat). Another is , “ Jesus You lift me higher, Jesus You lift me hii-ii-iigher, High above the heavens, high above the earth, Jesus You lift me Hi-ii-iigher…” Find songs of praise and songs of victory; they will change and bless your life.
Today praise and worship music and singing still confounds the enemy. Evil spirits that would cause oppression in our lives hears us praising God in our music ; it confounds them, they fight among themselves and then flee from our presence.
I felt a spirit of heaviness on myself one morning when I woke up. I remember that Isaiah 61:3 tells us to “put on a garment of praise for a spirit of heaviness.” So I put on Christian music in my house and that spirit left then I got the joy of the Lord back in my life and went on out the door to work and enjoy the day.
The devil distorts music and its intended purpose. He perverts the music to get us operating in the flesh, to get our minds on our troubles, to tempt us, to place evil and sinful thoughts in our minds. He too knows the power of music. We are to guard our hearts and our minds. So guard your ears too. This will help you guard your minds and hearts. Be careful what you listen to and what you sing. The wrong songs/music can bring temptations and lead you to sin. Some songs/music is best to be shut off. They affect our mind, will, and emotions with the wrong things. Exchange them with songs/music that bring you close to God and His will for your life-songs that will encourage you to keep your heart and life clean. They will bring you up and not down. They will help you to be a winner in life.
Listening to and singing Christian music will keep you close to God. It will help you daily to think on Him, His ways and have His thoughts and His joy.
A word to the musicians, singers and worship teams. God has in you a position of great responsibility. He has placed the power of music in you. Guard against pride. Keep your hearts pure and minds clean. Honor God with your music. Remember musicians, singers, and worship teams – you are to usher in the presence of God so the man of God can bring the Word of God. Then peoples lives will be changed as they hear the truth of the gospel. It opens people’s hearts to hear the Holy Spirit and to receive Jesus as Savior.
What Song Is In Your Heart? You can have a new song in your heart and a new destiny for eternity. Jesus came to give us eternal life. We can sing with the angels in heaven for eternity. Pray this. “God I am a sinner, forgive my sins, I need a Savior. I receive what Jesus did on the cross when He died for me and shed His blood to wash away my sin. I repent, I turn away from sin. I receive Jesus as my Savior and Lord. Thank You for eternal life. Heaven is now my home. God is now my Father. Jesus is my Lord. The Holy Spirit is my Comforter and Teacher. Teach me to sing a new song. In Jesus name, Amen Now get water baptized, ask Jesus to baptize you in the Holy Spirit. You will sing with your mind and you will sing with the spirit (I Cor. 14:15), Read the Bible and pray daily, attend church regularly to grow in Christ. (Read Romans 3:10, 3:23, 5-8-9, 6:23, 10:9-10, 13, Acts 2:38, John 3:16)
Singing For The Lord. We often play Christian Country Music at rodeos and Cowboy Churches where we minister. Sometimes I sing along. It sets the atmosphere for us to minister.
Thanks for sending us. You can be a Cowboy Partner in this ministry with your prayers, finances, talents and other gifts. We continue to minister at rodeos, bull ridings, barrel races, ropings, cowboy churches. Our www.christiancowboy.org has short video messages by Ronnie Christian.
Service: What about your group? Is there anything that we can do for you? Let us know. Isaiah 6:8 “Also, I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send and who will go for us?’ Then said I, Send me… I’ll go.’”
Singing for Jesus,
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