Kingdom Music is Therapeutic
"And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:" (Ephesians 4:11).
The God centered, and Kingdom Music ministry which exalts Jesus Christ as our King, and Lord is a pathway for evangelism through music. An Evangelist announces, and declares the gospel or good news, they can also preach the gospel through song, and we can hear it, and be taught and inspired through the good news musically.
Kingdom music should always lead to the King Jesus Christ.
Apostolos is the Greek word for apostle, which means a delegate, ambassador of the gospel, officially a commissioner of Christ with miraculous powers, a messenger that is sent. A miracle is an act that is beyond human ability to produce, or reproduce. Worship, and praise can be full of miraculous power in a service. The Word of God, and the gospel can be prophesied through songs, there can be an apostolic anointing within them, and much more than we know, which disqualifies the notion, or idea of it just being music, it is all how you choose to personally perceive it.
There are a variety of diverse callings within worship music that the anointing of God activates as the Spirit wills, and any time He wills. It is a matter of getting out of His way, and allowing Him to take full control, and availing ourselves as instruments He can use to God’s glory.
The term Gospel means good news, and music is an avenue by which this good news concerning God can be transmitted, and how we can receive the messages therein. It is Kingdom music. It exalts, extols and magnifies our King Jesus Christ. We can also refer to it as the music of the Kingdom of God, be it the genre of Christian/Gospel or Worship, and Praise, this music is a ministry in and of itself.
It is more than merely music, nice lyrics, melodies, etc. these are songs out of the treasury of the spirit realm used to teach, evangelize, soothe, calm, quiet, ease, quicken, heal, and navigate our whole self towards completion, and prosperity.
Songs that teach, admonish, exhort, edify, encourage, and lift up, and are instrumental in guiding us into worship, and praise of God. Yadah is a Hebrew word for praise, which means to use the hands to revere and worship God, with extended hands. We lift our voices, and our hands in reverence to the living God because we choose to worship Him in spirit, and truth, and we love Him with all of our hearts, minds, strength, and souls. We exercise our right to choose to minister, and listen to music which declares all the characteristics, and magnificence that pertains to God, and His Kingdom. Glory to God!
What is the anointing? What does it mean to be anointed?
The excerpt in this segment is taken from gotquestions.org
Question: "What is the anointing? What does it mean to be anointed?"
The origin of anointing was from a practice of shepherds. Lice and other insects would often get into the wool of sheep, and when they got near the sheep's head, they could burrow into the sheep's ears and kill the sheep. So, ancient shepherds poured oil on the sheep's head. This made the wool slippery, making it impossible for insects to get near the sheep's ears because the insects would slide off. From this, anointing became symbolic of blessing, protection, and empowerment.
That is interesting, these insects would get into the sheep's wool and head and could burrow into the sheep's ears and kill the sheep. It is very little difference with infectious spirits, speaking, and directing flesh and affecting the soul, until if they get into the ears can cause separation from God; hearing impairments which only the anointing can break. The anointing is imperative in every one of the five-fold ministry gifts and it is also too important to pass over in music ministry. Our ears need the anointing to hear what the Spirit is speaking via music ministry and in other ministries.
The New Testament Greek words for “anoint” are chrio, which means “to smear or rub with oil” and, by implication, “to consecrate for office or religious service”; and aleipho, which means “to anoint.” In Bible times, people were anointed with oil to signify God’s blessing or call on that person’s life. A person was anointed for a special purpose—to be a king, to be a prophet, to be a builder, etc. There is nothing wrong with anointing a person with oil today. We just have to make sure that the purpose of anointing is in agreement with Scripture. Anointing should not be viewed as a "magic potion." The oil itself does not have any power. It is only God who can anoint a person for a specific purpose. If we use oil, it is only a symbol of what God is doing.
Another meaning for the word anointed is "chosen one." The Bible says that Jesus Christ was anointed by God with the Holy Spirit to spread the Good News and free those who have been held captive by sin. After Christ left the earth, He gave us the gift of the Holy Spirit. Now all Christians are anointed, chosen for a specific purpose in furthering God's Kingdom. ("Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee" (2 Corinthians 1:21-22).
There is a certain unction, and anointing that calls our spirits, and souls into worship and praise.
I was listening to Juanita Bynum’s, “I don’t mind waiting on You Lord,” and as I listened my soul was bearing witness to the message being ministered, and I came into agreement with what she was communicating. The words to this song are few and repetitive, but are penetrative, piercing and persuasive and aligned me with the spirit to agree and allow the message to take root and undo whatever is in me that is not waiting on God as I should. Now that spells anointing!
The anointing cancels how old a song may be, we can clearly see this operationally through hymns as well, it doesn’t matter how old Amazing Grace is, our hearts still embrace it. It is up to each one of us to determine what gospel, praise, and worship music stirs up in us. What and how does worship music inspire us, and what is it doing in our life? Only you can answer that question.
I encourage you to make the ministry of music more than merely listening to good music, let it minister to you, and be made free, and healed through this great office we know as music ministry. That was more than a beautiful song, and Sister Juanita does it real justice under, and through the anointing of God.
Within the last decade or two the move of the anointing is being embraced more soberly and we can identify new things happening which were not clearly revealed in the past.
We are starting to understand, and respect the anointing, and all that it is doing today. Those who are called into music ministry know that it requires more than just singing, because you have a good voice, and that it is much more than entertaining an audience. The anointing is what gives us the unction to function in this and every capacity.
New things are being sought, such as shifting of atmospheres, and environments new songs are being birthed that exemplify the beauty and majesty of God eloquently. The greatest shift being with us, we are shifting under the divine order, and authority necessary to carry out God's plans in the earth. The shift and re-positioning must begin with the spirit first and everything else follows.
There are things happening in the spirit realm that are shifting the circumstances in our lives through the power of praise, and worship under the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Yokes are being destroyed over us, in, and through our lives which we can’t see with sight, but by faith. God is working all things together for our good behind the scenes, as well as on the surface.
Our approach, and posture as we enter praise is very essential, inflowing into praise, not with the heart and soul of a spectator, but rather a worshipper. Spectators will not be endowed to be such under the anointing, but will be shifted into their position as a worshipper instead, as led by Holy Spirit.
This has to be settled before we cross the portal of Church. We must set an attitude of praise within our own hearts, whether in Church or at home. We must come into this space of worship to give God all of the honor, glory, love, and all that our hearts are indicting for the Him.
"The thief cometh not, but to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly" (John 10:10).
This is a divine order and all are subject to obey it, that means every spirit, yet the kingdom of darkness didn't seem to get the memo.
Not only did the thief come to steal, but to kill and destroy as well. The role of a thief is to steal, but this thief wants to kill too. In the excerpt provided above, the example given was of a sheep, which lice and other insects which could lead to infection even unto death, and the antidote was the anointing oil. We desperately need the anointing oil the that Holy Spirit administers to deter every evil and all diseases.
The thief comes to steal, and kill, these are two of the Ten Commandments, and we are admonished not to do them. We must also be aware of the wiles of the devil, and his maneuvers to execute them upon or in our souls.
These two broken commandments when assigned against us, destroy the quality of life God intended for us to live. Sin places the soul in a stolen state and allows theft to occur through lies and deception, which is what soul music that is secular does. Listening to words of a song which you may be able to identify with, but not qualifying to what degree that you do is indeed harmful.
Soul music that absolutely excludes God is secular. The inspiration is aimed at the carnal and fleshly nature. The abundant life which Jesus came to give cancels mediocrity and the lack of sobriety in order to enjoy the life which He came to give us, which darkness seeks to forfeit.
Soul music as we know it speaks of the things that pertain to the flesh and the degenerate soul. It is a soul remedy that the flesh governs. Mostly all the experiences in it are about the carnal nature. All about lust disguised as love.
Listen to the words of the songs and you will see that it covers the realm of the fallen soul and flesh. Not all of it destructive in and of itself. In fact soul music has helped to identify emotional challenges concerning relationships. Yet soul music is usually about a man and woman struggling in a relationship, it ups and downs. Even the faster type which triggers dancing has a message as well as a beat that makes you want to dance.
Interestingly enough, every creature has a soul, yet this music has been understood and expressed mostly through black people or black soul. Other nations and races have their own type of soul music as expressed by their cultures, it has never been labeled soul. If you do a world search of soul music. more than likely you will get black images, simply because black people have staked their claims to music that depicts them best.
All music that is not Gospel and Praise and Worship with God as its central theme can be considered soul music. Country music is soul music, it's just that the souls expressing it are pre-dominantly white, not black.
Soul music has been there for colored people when money was not there. Just put on a song, you can cry about your situation, you can become happy to face your challenges, and you can think along with the vocalist/singer about your scenario, yet all solutions are temporal and can't produce wholeness because it excludes the needs of the spirit. However, this is the approach to the soul through the carnal natural and it is not equipped to bring forth holistic healing of the soul. Addressing the soul through the Spirit of God gives the soul light and a higher way of thinking, reasoning, imaging, emoting, and making good and conscientious decisions about life. The uncovered soul only knows the carnal nature's approach to life.
The walk towards the light is a long journey for the soul from youth on. Unless you have been exposed to gospel music to counteract what is going on in your soul, you are on a dark path. Under the auspices of soul music, it could temporarily answer questions at times and it held an ointment for pain. There are songs which have liberated me, only in retrospect I can now apply them towards God. There is a song Larry Graham sang back in the 1980's entitled, "One in a Million You" this song holds a powerful message for me. A stanza goes likes this:
Love had played it games on me so long,
I started to believe I'd never find anyone,
doubt had tried to convince me to give in,
and you came when.
Then one day the sun came shining through,
the rain had stopped and the clouds were blue,
Oh what a revelation to see,
someone was saying I love you to me,
A one in a million, chance of a lifetime,
Life showed compassion and
sent to me a stroke of love called you,
A one in a million you.
Well, this song has never been truly applicable to anyone but God for me, because life had finally shown me compassion, when I was told that God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son. I in turn wrote a song entitled, Oh what a Love." Jesus is that one in a million you.
Soul music was like a looming dark cloud over the thought life and it rained down unsolved human issues offering little resolve to the scenario in the song. It is detrimental when our intellects, wills, emotions, imaginations, reasoning’s, and memories are full of darkness because it is under the power of sin. Dark ideas about life are the scenes the soul knows so well. Songs full of darkness, lust dressed up as love and deceiving the mind to believe in a concept that is too foreign and distant to comprehend. Lies told about loving someone you don’t even like. Lack of commitment in relationships which pave a path to emotional pain and immoral standards and the stories go on and on.
"For this purpose the Son of God was manifested that he might destroy the works of the devil" (1 John 3:8b).
Soul music used to serve as the manifesto substitute for what praise and worship does today and was aimed directly at the soul and fleshly aspects of our lives. It was used to stir us up once upon a time, you know back in the day. Now, we allow the gifts and expressions of God we have been given to be stirred up within us for kingdom purposes. Perhaps it wasn’t soul music for you depending on your culture, but whatever you call it, what it did for your sensual and soul nature was very real. Soul music would tell us all types of stories and express different emotional scenarios we were acquainted with. Situations and stories through songs that were at times problematic, some of the stories we knew very well, and some we couldn’t relate to, but whatever your circumstances were, soul music was the answer for the unregenerate or sinner and if you are black, it was a covering for your dimly lit soul.
There were those times when if you would put on your favorite tune it had some ability to lighten the load somehow and help you to see a problem for what it was. This music offered very little resolve to problems, but you could at least see that there was a problem. You may have cried, danced, sang along or did whatever it impressed in you and there was a type of remedy for the soul and the body. For the soul it magnified the problem, and offered no answer, for the flesh it provoked and incited the desire to dance through it.
"Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off" (Isaiah 33:17 KJV).
Once our eyes glimpse the beauty that Jesus our King is we can behold the life that seems to be very far off, but we must occupy in the ministries we are called until He appears. Seeing the King in His beauty is the reason we sing, it is different for all of us, but it is real nonetheless and spills over into worship. We delight in God and can see how glorious and powerful He is and that impression turns into expression and we praise Him.
The principle of both music's are the same. Just as praise and worship can inspire us to lift our hands towards heaven; soul music used to have the ability to do the same thing. Remember the stanza wave your hands in the air and wave them like you just don't care, oup, oup.
Worship music is altogether different from soul music, because it speaks to your spirit first and has an anointing which has the power to liberate us on every level, including our souls. Whereas soul music excludes the spirit, worship music is not designed to exclude the soul. The lies we were told through the soul are destroyed and are being destroyed because we believe Jesus came to destroy all the works of darkness.
We have a new song, we cry aloud, dance, sing, worship and praise to it and it does bring resolve to problems, answers can be found in and through a song, because this is a spiritual realm we have embarked upon and are flowing into. The Holy Spirit knows what we need even through music. I have gone to the Christian Book store and don’t know one thing about an artist and with the Spirit’s help pick it up pay for it and take it home and when I play it I am always amazed at the excellence I hear and all that I receive through it. The anointing comes in different ways. Sometimes, I will have to hear the a song over and over again, and I surmise at these intervals that it is doing something powerful in and through me, because of the anointing. There is a message imbedded in these songs, so full of power and authority that is breaks yokes and triggers and promotes healing.
I write songs and usually I am going through something; which may be problematic, but by the time I have completed the song it is a solution pointing to the greatness of God and not the cause of the dilemma which inspired it. Christian worship, praise and gospel point you to none other than the Godhead, Father, Son and Holy Ghost and your relationship with Him.
I thank God for composers, singers, musicians and all worshippers who help us resolve problematic thinking by their servitude and the anointing they allow to guide and direct them. Thank You, Lord for all worshippers and praisers, song writers and composers, singers, musicians, dancers and all who know and realize that music is a ministry and use it to Your glory.
About Inspiration - "But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth him understanding" (Job 32:8).
The Hebrew word for inspiration in this verse is neshamah which means vital breath, divine inspiration, soul, spirit. It is with the vital breath of God, and the Holy Spirit that we can understand and interpret the things of God as He reveals them to our spirits, which would be the spirit in a man that the Almighty gives him understanding by His inspiration. Inspiration is powerful. If you have ever been inspired to do something by the Holy Spirit as to write, sing, preach, teach, evangelize, prophesy, and to think, do, speak, act, desire or anything else then you know, that inspiration is an emphatic and precedes flowing in the anointing for all these offices. There is another instance where the word inspiration is used in the New Testament,
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works" (2 Timothy 3:16-17 KJV).
The scripture inspired songs are indeed like dynamite exploding in the spirit and soul, capable of blowing unproductive ideas and intents of the heart to bits. Wow! The Greek word for inspiration in verse 16 is theopneustos which means divinely breathed in, and given by inspiration of God, which literally means God breathed, it comes from the root word Theo (meaning God) and pneo (meaning to breathe.) This tells us that these men were not just writing from emotional responses, but that God literally breathed these words into their spirits.
This is a great way to look at music ministry as well, the Holy Spirit inspires (breathes) songs into the hearts of men and women and they are inspired to worship God in and through song. The Holy Spirit inspires composers and song writers to create melodies and lyrics to birth new songs through them. We must learn how to respect what the Holy Spirit does through all the saints and fine tune our ears to hear Him as well.
Kingdom Music is very important to me and I am learning a new thoughtful way of listening to what it is being communicated through the musical and lyrical experience. I find it interesting that the lyrics or words of all praise and worship songs have the ability to stop you in your tracks and can usher you into a zone of hearing that is astounding, and can unction to praise, because all inspiration is given by God and especially when it is the spoken word and scripture through song. This type of music is medicinal and has a cure hidden deep within for brokenness and every ache of the heart. I am learning how valuable music truly is, it is a powerful tool, liken unto a surgeon’s scalpel, it can cut away diseases, and it provides medicinal mirth to the spirit when inspired by God.
When worshippers arise to their ordained positions in praise, it is to establish our legal and right dominion over all the territories where and that God has given us jurisdictional authority. We are entering this place of worship and we agree with God and we are commanding through worship for the environment to come into alignment and agreement with the supreme good of heaven and the presence of the Holy Spirit.
Praise is a powerful weapon that those who are called into music ministry use as a war cry, to cancel satanic and demonic activity and assignments, it is a weapon being used to destroy the works of darkness operating in anyone and in the environment through music, and in doing so we are brought into agreement with Jesus; for this purpose was the Son of God manifested to destroy the works of darkness. Worship and Praise is destroying the works of darkness and is how we shift (change its position or placement, take something and reposition it, and change its place and direction) in atmospheres.
There are sounds that influence the atmosphere, and praise is one of them. It could be a trial we are going through; praise takes that trial and repositions it outside the sphere and atmosphere of joy. Praise allows the good cheer that Jesus told us He has overcome for us in the world, to be experiential and ensures that we will possess it. Where that tribulation or trial is positioned it shifts and so do we, and we change our attitudes to that of good cheer and adoration for our God.
There are open portals that we can experience, as well as expect. As we enter across the open portal of the Church doors there is an anointing within us who is present to usher us out of the flesh and into the spirit realm and awaiting us to cleanse our hearts to be on one accord. This anointing is liken to He who holds the keys to open any locked chains we may have on and frees us to go into a secure and safe environment of prayer, praise and worship, teaching and preaching, where there is a full reign of freedom spiritually and is inductive for ours souls to join in as well and we quiet the flesh to sit in the presence of God.
The Holy Spirit frisks us for iniquities, sin, transgressions and all unrighteousness and unchains us from all sin through the act of repentance and the request for forgiveness, in and through the blood of Jesus Christ. There is a spiritual basin of laver at every portal where we must stop off and wash our faces and feet. We walk towards freedom and take our places in the service, individually as well as collectively. An atmosphere is created which is suitable for the manifestations of the Holy Spirit and the visitation we all need personally. The Holy Spirit opens every portal for breakthroughs, the anointing is loosed to break yokes and bonds, angels are assigned to reinforce us as we advance into new levels, new territories and realms of prayer, praise and worship. There is activity going on during praise and worship that you will have to be in the spirit to experience.
While worship and praise is being led and experienced through the sound of praise we are declaring war through our voices so that a breakthrough atmosphere is established. We are calibrating, attuning, adjusting the spiritual climate, and speaking and singing into the environment, that all luke-warmness be replaced with the fire of the Holy Ghost. Worshippers desire fire in their mouths to advance into praise. Worship cancels ordinary settings and makes them ready for the extraordinary and supernatural to emerge, it also clears the atmosphere of demonic and satanic influences as it cleans and clears atmospheres and environments and creates a climate suitable for the Holy Spirit’s presence and for five-fold ministries, relationships, families, businesses, gifts and talents, finances to thrive. It forbids evil destiny altering images, thoughts, motives and desires from manifesting.
The worship that is out of a pure heart, knows to stop by the spiritual basin of laver within your own spirituality and repent of anything which could, would or can offend God and ask forgiveness through the blood of Jesus prior to articulating, uttering or voicing any sounds equivalent to songs of praise. It produces an environment suitable for worship that will spread from heart to heart and in it is full of healing power and the impact on believers is incredible. Worship music is a way that God’s glory can be displayed and made known. There is glory that God has invested in us through our Lord Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Ghost; we have this treasure in our earthen vessels.
"But we have this treasure in earthen vessels that the excellency of the power may be of God and not of us" (2 Corinthians 4:7 KJV).
New and spontaneous songs come out of the treasury of God every second of the day and are poured into the hearts of composers, and worshippers, it is a worship extravaganza. The point being labored through this writing is that worship music is more than merely singing because you have a good voice; or can play an instrument, it is learning how to use our gifts and talents in and for worship and praise and ministry.
It is only because of Jesus that I am now a thinker, and I cannot say that was always the case. Jesus in my life and as I live in this world makes problems shrink and shrivel, not grow. Jesus to the highest power is always the answer in every situation, circumstance and wherever problematic symptoms emerge.
Songs, which provoke thought, are like sermons in and of themselves and offer directives and cures. These types of songs direct us into and how to worship God. Listening to the words of songs is crucial in understanding what the words are conveying and what is being spoken through the words. There is always a message embedded in the lyrics that provide deliverance, peace, joy, truth, and so many other aspects that can shatter doubt and thinking that is problematic; shatter ceilings of oppression and boundaries; smash soul barriers and restore and refresh the atmosphere.
Worship music is a cleansing agent and ointment emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually and has healing within the structure both musically and lyrically. It depends on where you are in terms of what type of music you like. I love praise and worship, it is therapeutic to me.
Problematic thinking doesn’t house an answer; it only replays the problem over and over again, which is what secular music does, it rehearses drama and dilemma over and over, song to song.
Christian music resolves dilemma in my spirit and soul, and even my flesh is affected and I have a new dance unto the Lord. There is healing power in worship music. Our minds can become absorbed and act just like a remote control it can rewind, fast forward, stop and play the facts of all dilemmas, why not replay the Word of God and inspired words through song. We rewind to remind, play to display, stop to opt or fast forward and go past problematic thought. In all these measures problems should not go unsolved. Resolution interprets problems and encourages positive thinking. Our intellects need activity all of the time, more information, and facts, but really all our intellects need is revelation of the Godhead and that manifestation will produce all the answers we seek.
Jesus said, "In the world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world" (John 16:33 KJV). Worship helps us to move beyond tribulation and experience the good cheer Jesus is teaching us. All that is in the world points in the way of troubles, but the resolve is only tackled and won through Jesus and his remedy for resolve and provision for solutions.
We who are in Christ Jesus can only believe and follow His method of resolving all problems, which make us not problematic thinkers whose focus is on the problems but solution thinkers. We are reaching to grasp the solutions over problems, not problems over the solutions. Every scenario in life dictates problems and more than often requires the challenge of resolve. Put on some praise music and observe how fast problems disappear.
What is my perspective and how am I looking at this situation. Can we and do we immediately see the solution or does that problem stick out like a sore thumb? A sore thumb aches and hurts and there is pain involved. When we have a sore thumb or any sore spot, do we reach for the ointment or do we just magnify the fact that we have a sore spot, which is in need of instantaneous healing.
For every problem there is a solution. It is only when the focus is God that the problem is not the real issue, but the God we serve. We must know how and be willing to speak and sing to our problems and tell them about the enormity of our God, and not allow the problems to dictate how enormous they are. The premise of problematic thinking is to increase and enlarge ideology or thought over a solution which is right within our reach. The answer to every problem is God and sin is the cause of every problem. God resolved sin through Jesus Christ; this is why the answer can be found only in Him. Let the redeemed of the Lord say and sing so.
The universe is a systematic whole held to arise by and persist through the direct intervention of the divine power of the Creator. One verse is what universe screams. We should all be on one page. One Creator means one verse spoken or sung collectively yet one voice in harmony with the will of the Creator.
Part of this hub on music goes back to 1989. I was working at the Department of Community Affairs where I met my beautiful Sister Delphine. We were sharing different ideas with each about music. She mentioned writing a piece on music and we encouraged each other in this genre.
The next day I had to use the copier, in the back of that area was the mailroom. The fellow who worked there was blasting some rock music and there it darned on me, how music speaks of the condition of the world and the state of the heart. The music playing was chaotic and full of confusion; this was something I said within myself. I remembered the conversation that Del and I just had the day before. I began to receive revelation on music; it wasn’t something that I’d given any thought prior to my talk with her. It was something that came about having experienced hearing the music in the copier room.
Music in general is a universal language and can easily be understood by all who hear it and it speaks of the conditions of the world; it can transcend cultural barriers, and language differences. Music is an avenue which promotes a message, be it about the world or the Kingdom of God. The nature of kingdom music is progressive and speaks of positive spiritual continuity. It emphasizes the splendor and majesty of God and His Kingdom; it is presently on the rise and constantly and progressively conveys what is happening in the Kingdom of God on earth. Secular music on the other hand, is regressive and degenerative; it depicts or describes the condition of the world, chaotic, confused and hopeless in all of its endeavors. Here we have a real conflict going on in the spirit realm; the kingdom of darkness (secular music) versus the kingdom of God (Christian/Gospel Music.) We need our helmets of salvation to protect our ears!
The Ojays came out with a song, I guess it was in the 70’s, entitled “We have a message in our music.” First the we would have to be qualified in order to identify who has the message. Well this song carries the element of truth; there are messages in all music. We as Christians definitely should have the gospel or aspects of it neatly packed into our songs. Secular music is promoting their messages loudly and globally. Songs of immortality, lust, selfish desires, sorrows of heart, pain, and every other negative emotion it can seduce out of the listener. If you have ever listened to any secular music for any length of time, then I know you understand precisely what is being expressed. This music and its message can systematically destroy your soul. It doesn’t nor can it edify and lead you to seek God. It can’t inspire you to live a better life, it simply tells you of the problems existing within men/women relationships and the brokenness experienced from those seeking gratification and pleasure the only way they know how.
However, on the flipside of the coin of music; kingdom music is surging forth edifying and building up lives and inspiring love for God. Kingdom music is an avenue by which God’s glory is being revealed and known. It is ointment for the broken-hearted and fallen souls are saved, healed, delivered, made whole and it provides a real way for restoration to be manifested in strength and power as it grants emotional freedom.
As I mentioned earlier in the experience in the copy room. I saw in the spirit realm the principalities which governed the music he was listening to. I know that we are not wrestling against flesh and blood or people in general, but we are at war through the ministry of music whether you are a worship leader, singer, musician, composer and just a hearer and listener, you are at war!
Kingdom music is assigned against the darkness. This means more light for the hearer and more power to spread the light for the worship singers. The listener is warring for their own spiritual and soul gratification, with thoughts, images, emotions, deeds, words and all that needs to be and can be addressed through music ministry. I realize who is behind the scenes infiltrating the stance of sinners and giving them confusion through music. But, I remember that I too was a sinner who loved music and who once danced to the tunes of sin and darkness. I recall how if I would be depressed, just put on the old sad song and replay it a couple times and cry it off. Why? Because that song was linked to the pain I was feeling. It wasn’t my consciousness to do, but retrospectively, I know for myself the under and overlying subtleties of secular music.
I don’t perceive and understand music as just a compilation of lyrics but a means to inspire worship and praise, and to elevate and promote the depth and reality of Jesus through song. Music is a very important part of worship and praise and is greatly emphasized throughout the Scriptures and the Body of Christ and is an outlet for expression through this passage. Within the spirit realm, kingdom music has an anointing to heal whatever betides you.
Being a composer and song writer myself and one who loves to sing for and unto the Lord. I discern the importance of the anointing being upon the ministers and hearers of music. The same anointing the worship leader and others need to sing is the same anointing needed to listen and hear. Kingdom music must possess the anointing to undo and combat the effects of years and years of listening to secular music and being programmed to think outside of Christ. It was a subtle impression but it was one nevertheless. The anointing breaks thinking patterns acquired while operating in the world. It takes time to go down deep to the seat of consciousness and prune, purge, dig up and clear up the stinking thinking outlined from the script of sin.
Secular meaning the ungodly, God is not in it, it’s worldly; that includes rock and roll, jazz, blues, heavy metal or any type of music and messages, where when they thought it into existence God was not the motivation or inspiration. Secularism conveniently leaves God out of everything it does. It is the methodical way the world at large thinks and its music plays an enormous part in molding thinking patterns.
The words of all types of songs produce thoughts and images that eventually will produce actions as well, consciously and unconsciously it is affecting your life in some way. If you listen to a song which articulates, baby I can’t live without your love and you believe it, what will that produce but hopelessness and it is instructing you how to act. It instructs that you can’t live if living is without that person. Only you can determine how much truth is therein. 99 percent of the time that is a lie. You can too live, and you make it a point to live despite that person. Change the words to Jesus I can’t live without Your love, it doesn’t produce hopelessness, because we really can’t live without God’s love but we may have to face the fact that the baby in the other song, doesn’t love us now nor are they making any plans to love us. We have to face reality! God loves us, we have the Word of God that tells us all about His all-consuming love and we must believe it and receive it and continue to be inspired by it to compose songs about it, sing, praise and worship as we are quickened by it and the anointing of God will do the rest.
There is ointment in worship and praise/gospel music and it is Kingdom Music which exalts our King, Jesus Christ. It is Kingdom music because we honor and worship our exalted King. Hallelujah, means Praise ye the Lord! Blessed be the name of the Lord and King Jesus Christ forevermore. Grace and peace be unto you.
I thank You for salvation, for Your grace, mercy and love that prevails over me and gives me a free passage to You through Jesus Christ my Lord and His shed blood. I humble myself to pray and seek Your face. I ask for forgiveness from all sin. I enter into praise with thanksgiving. I praise You with my voice and choose Your will as my pathway to a victorious life. I ask that my voice be sanctified and anointed for Your purposes and plans within the music ministry as I engage in praise and worship unto You, and which I direct towards You and declare all honor and glory be unto Your Holy name. Amen