The Power of Music

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

As the Internet grows more powerful, we grow more powerless…

But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. Daniel 12:4 KJB

I had a startling thought. Things from years ago weren’t anything like they are today. I was born in the mid 1960’s when there was no internet, no cellphones, no harshly sexualized TV, no 1,000+ bible PERversions, you could still keep your door unlocked, people weren’t so hypersensitive, men were men and women were women and not gender exclusive, people weren’t living off drugs, etc.; you can fill in the blank. There was still privacy to a certain extent, God was still worshipped as God, and the Bible was still the Bible.

Not so anymore. In the 50+ years I have been alive, I have seen society, the entertainment industry, and the fear of God slowly change for the worse. I can’t help but think that years ago we were better off, and our children still had a fighting chance to turn out good, well-rounded citizens of society. But oh my, how that has changed.

Nowadays, in case you haven’t noticed, everything is backwards, upside down and all scrambled up. My God in the morning, how, outside of the grace of God, do people make it through the day? The answer to that question is revealed right here, on the internet. Hiding in plain sight. This very powerful invention has taken us off guard and completely conquered every facet of life. Nobody does not possess a cellphone. Nobody has no access to the internet. Nobody is completely free from its cold, calloused clutches and alluring voices, sounds and colors. I can only think of one clever, very powerful being who is exclusively responsible. His name is, SATAN.

Think about this now. The Devil (Satan) is called by the Holy Bible as “the prince of the power of the air.” He is second in power to God Almighty Himself. Satan is the god of this world; God Almighty is King of the universe. God allows Satan a certain amount of power to act on men’s and women’s hearts, minds and souls, but in His will and timing. This is why I push the Gospel so much. Satan wants your soul, so he can have one more victim to drag to Hell with him when Jesus casts him into the Lake of Fire.

Since God allows Satan some power, he takes over every imaginable human thing that we need to survive and live. Since he is the PRINCE of the POWER of the AIR, he uses all kinds of electronic equipment to influence entertainment, news, fads, celebrities, false doctrines, liars, leaders in high places, and so on to control our lives. He uses THE POWER OF THE AIR, e.g. electrical devices (also called “the Devil’s DEVICES;” why do you suppose your phone or TV is called a DEVICE?). The primary method he uses, I’m convinced, is THE INTERNET. Everything and everybody you connect to, join in, buy from, publish to, have a conversation with, and keep track of is ON THE INTERNET.

There’s no such thing as writing a handwritten letter anymore. Youth today have no idea how to write a letter, since they have texts. My youth pastor said that he couldn’t write very well but he’s great at typing on a computer. There’s no such thing as talking to someone on a phone with a cord and a dial tone. You can add some more. The internet has been used by the Devil for much evil, loss and sorrow. I’m afraid the days of privacy and innocence are completely extinct, and have been for a while.

Thank God for those holy few (probably at this moment fewer than the fingers on my hand) who strive to give out the true Gospel in these evil days. We can still use this powerful vehicle called the internet for good, and for God’s Glory. God can turn evil around for His Glory, in His timing. We must be ready to obey the Lord and have beautiful feet to preach that Gospel, which is so mighty that it can literally pull sinners out of Hell’s flames.

So for example if you have someone who’s addicted to internet porn, God can use a faithful believer to somehow witness the Gospel to him to get him saved. Perhaps he saw an ad of sorts at the bottom of the site, or a link to a Bible site that caught his eye. If he wasn’t at the porn site at that time, then God would have used the believer to go elsewhere, much as Philip the Apostle was caught away by the Holy Ghost after witnessing to and baptizing the Ethiopian eunuch (Acts 8:27-39). But he found this one person who was secretly seeking the Lord at this particular time, and the power of God’s Word got a hold of his heart and worked on him until he got gloriously saved and burned his evil works in the fire (Acts 19:19). This is just an example I thought of, but I know that our Savior is more powerful than anything the Devil can do. Why? Because He is GOD!!

God is in the business of saving souls. Nothing is too hard for Him to do. He can and will save the vilest sinner, and the most saintly lost man or woman. Satan’s days are numbered, and getting less every day. The internet will fail, and Jesus Christ will rule forever. Hallelujah! Amen. Even so, come, LORD JESUS.

Over 1,901 versions, in 1,312 languages…??

I was visiting the Jesus is Savior website today and found this, which I knew I had to post about immediately. Last I heard, there were a shocking 900 Bible versions on the market. Today I found that number has grown considerably: over 1,000 more?!! If this doesn’t seem wrong to you, then you need to get right with God, because God authored only one, that’s ONE, BOOK, the beloved and trusted King James Bible!!

The Devil knows people. He knows that people, on the average, are gullible and refuse to think for themselves. They want to do, say, and think like everybody else, hence the term “SHEEPLE.”

So since Satan knows this, he is authoring an ever higher number of trash bibles that couldn’t get anyone saved any more than reading the newspaper. He uses “copyrights” to snare people into his selfish schemes of “I want to do it my way,” and these bibles, since they are so watered down and impotent, have absolutely NO power to influence the hearts of those who are lost to be born again. The more corrupt bibles come out and are sold, the worse the spiritual climate of a body of people. Hardly anyone uses the tried and true King James anymore. It’s so sad. Fact is, to get people SAVED is to show them that they’re LOST and bound for Hell, and NONE of these PERversions can do that.

The most well-known (or should I say, infamous) bibles in my opinion are the NIV and the NKJV (which is nowhere near the King James Bible). They were only the beginning of the false bible issue, because they’ve been around the longest and are the most popular. If you look at this list, you’ll see bibles (and I hate to refer to them as such) that you’ve never seen before.

This is solid evidence of the apostate condition of the churches. Nobody wants the truth of the KJB, to study it, to make it your own, to meditate on it, and live by it. Do you honestly think that people will study the Bible? No way! Do you think they’ll live by these PERversions? You bet they will, because these so-called bibles are so totally non-offensive and meaningless that nobody will get either offended OR saved. As the saying goes, MONEY TALKS!!

People hate the King James Bible because it convicts them as sinners bound for Hell. They hate it because it tells of the bloody sacrifice that the Lord Jesus Christ endured for all mankind. They hate it because God says many times that there is a literal Hell that burns with fire and brimstone. They hate it because God says He will cast ALL unbelievers into the Lake of Fire for eternity. They hate it because God is not just love, but just and holy. People only want the LOVE of God, and not the JUDGMENT of God. You can’t have it both ways, my friend. It’s either you receive the truth in the KJB or lies of the Devil (all 1,901+ versions).

Another reason people hate the KJB is because that they need to only BELIEVE on Jesus’ sacrifice for us, and not of works. What do you do when someone gives you a gift? You simply RECEIVE it. You don’t work for it, because then it would be a REWARD. No, salvation as taught in the blessed King James Bible is a FREE GIFT, NOT of works, lest any man should boast (Ephesians 2:8, 9 KJB). All the other versions say salvation requires works. That, my friend, is simply not true.

Unfortunately, people will buy these false bibles because they want their way. They like something that doesn’t offend their conscience. They want something that appeals to their sinful flesh. In fact, those who publish these bibles are not only greedy of gain, their conscience is seared, that is, not affected by lies or abandonment of truth. They only see dollar signs, and not the signs of the times. They care nothing for souls plunging into Hell by the minute, they just want to hear, CHA-CHING!!

For example, many bibles omit the blood. The trustworthy King James Bible says that Jesus had to shed His blood to save sinners, because God is so holy that He cannot allow sinful mankind into Heaven. Many folks don’t like to hear about the blood, when in fact that very blood that was shed for you on the cross and sprinkled up in Heaven on the Mercy Seat is the same blood that can keep you out of Hell! No, people want to hear about, do, and imitate anything but the truth. These false bibles only contribute more and more to the problem, and nobody gets saved. The Devil really is a slick one.

Most of all, I have a problem with these versions because they are written BY MEN. The King James Bible was written BY GOD, THROUGH MEN. There’s a huge difference. The versions are copyrighted, meaning if you want to publish a new version, it must be written differently from the previous one being copied from. That’s what COPYRIGHT means, the RIGHT to keep your own COPY! CHA-CHING!!

God’s Word in the KJB is NOT for sale. There will NEVER be a copyright on the KJB, because God wants us to share it FREELY, and for FREE. God’s POWER, BLESSING, and SALVATION rest ONLY in the blessed black-backed Book, the King James Bible! ALL OTHERS ARE WORTHLESS!!

So here’s the link that you’ve been waiting for. WARNING– LIES AHEAD!! Click at your own peril…

Over 1,901 versions in 1,312 languages from bible.com. It’s not YouVersion, it’s GOD’S BIBLE!!!

I think God says it best when it comes to His Word:

For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:

And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. Revelation 22:18, 19 KJB

The Devil got another one…

This was my first thought when I received a text this morning on the demise of one of the children of our church family. However, since I didn’t know the young man personally, I can’t say for sure that he was or was not saved. I just know that when you don’t serve the Lord consistently, the Devil WILL sift you as wheat, and if you continue in sin and desecrate His bodily temple (your body), then God will judge you for it, in sickness or in death.

Young folk today have no idea what they’re getting into when they take drugs. They think it’s “cool”, they want to impress their friends, or maybe they just give up on life and indulge themselves to an early grave. Drugs are never the answer to anyone’s problems, even though Satan will make them look desirable and cool and every other LIE he can dish up. He doesn’t tell you of the END of your sin, he only shows you the bright lights and fun times of sin. He never shows you the drugged-out carcasses of people in their prime, still alive while dying inside. He never shows you the grieving family at the funerals. He never tells you to quit your sins (except in the demonic Lordship Salvation cult, then he says it all the time). Then he makes you keep sinning until you end up in Hell (if you’re lost) or die a premature death (if you’re saved, see 1 Corinthians 5). The Devil is a LIAR, and there is no truth in him whatsoever.

Let me tell you this, young people: THE DEVIL IS NOT YOUR FRIEND!! HE HATES YOU!! HE WANTS YOU TO DIE IN YOUR SINS SO HE CAN HAVE ONE MORE TROPHY IN HELL WHEN HE DROPS INTO HELL! He wants to tear up your life, your family, your goals, your dreams, all of it!! Am I preaching yet? I don’t care that I’m a woman, I hate the Devil and I HATE what he does to people, both young and old.

My son and I went to a Wawa yesterday. At the door was a poor, skinny, hopeless-looking woman. Probably a meth addict. She was so thin she looked like a shell of a human being. She held the door open for us as we went in. I had to wait for my order, so I stayed inside when my son left. Then when I left, a poor, skinny, hopeless-looking man (another meth addict?) opened the door for me. I thought, are they married? Do they know each other? Or are they in a similar or same predicament?

I often see drugged-out people hanging out at Wawas, hoping for change from passers-by. I never give anyone money (unless the Lord prompts me to). It’s heartbreaking to see people in that state. Their days are numbered. Now I’m chastising myself because I didn’t give those people a tract!! Forgive me, Lord! 😦

If you’re a Christian on fire for God, you ought to pass out Gospel tracts to everyone you see. So what if people look at you like you’re weird. You’re “weird” for Jesus!! Nobody knows how long we have left on this earth. I’m preaching to myself too. You never know who will read it and get saved! Just be careful that the tracts are GENUINE Gospel tracts. I will show you one I got from the Jesus-Is-Savior.com website. You can download it and print them out yourself! This is a .pdf file, so open it and print it out ASAP!

https://www.jesus-is-savior.com/BTP/my_gospel_tract.pdf