Who doesn’t like to hear their favorite tune on the radio? Who doesn’t enjoy singing the one hymn they’ve loved since they got saved? I don’t think there’s anyone who doesn’t love and appreciate music in some way, shape or form. Ever wonder why?
Music is a spiritual medium. By that I mean when we hear music, it stirs us in different ways and it makes us think certain thoughts. If you play a rock song, with electric guitars screeching and drums pounding, your mind immediately thinks of rebellion and all kinds of carnality, and you behave accordingly. If you hear a hymn like “Christ Returneth,” it makes you think of the Rapture and the coming millennial reign of Christ on earth, and you behave accordingly. From rap to island tribal drum beats, music has the tremendous power to move us and to behave according to the music being heard.
And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the LORD, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the LORD; for his mercy endureth for ever. And when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten. 2 Chronicles 20:21 KJB
God Almighty moves in the power of music. He dwells in our praises. In other words, God loves to hear His people sing and shout, bringing glory unto His Name. He moves mightily when people pray in Jesus’ Name and sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. This is God’s command to us! He WANTS to dwell in our praises, and answer our prayers!
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. Colossians 3:16 KJB
By the way, the Devil, before he was cast out of Heaven and called Lucifer, was the most powerful cherub, covering the throne of God, and God’s song-leader. He had pipes and tabrets built into his body when he was created (Ezekiel 28:13) and he was the most beautiful and mightiest creation of God. His very movement issued forth song. However, since his downfall because of his great pride, his beautiful music with which he led Heaven’s choirs are now no more than off key, screaming rantings and railings. Don’t let the satanists tell you otherwise. Heaven’s former Choirmaster is doomed to eternal ruin, and he knows it.
One last thought… Music, though powerful in and of itself, cannot get you saved. The CCM crowd (Christian Contemporary Music) has a large following, and the artists themselves like Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith present that one can be born again when they hear their fleshly, carnal music. Before I matured in Christ, I thought this as well, since music moves the senses and puts you on a certain high of sorts, but then I read here in Bro. David Stewart’s website that CCM is really a counterfeit way the Devil thought up to make people believe they’re saved but they’re really not. CCM artists teach the Lordship Salvation heresy, which is what is spiritually killing our churches today. We are born again ONLY by FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST IN HIS DEATH, BURIAL AND RESURRECTION (1 Corinthians 15:3, 4). See this important article:
CCM’S FALSE GOSPEL