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.

God’s Power is Greater Than the Devil: Post from Blogger April 14, 2017

Above: The symbol for lightning and the Devil, also seen in many rock and roll groups. It also represents electrical power lines and danger zones.

Up again in the early hours of the morning. Sometimes my body just doesn’t want to sleep, so I get out of bed and try to do something to redeem the time and post here.

I find as I grow older that there’s no sense in worrying over trivial stuff. I am a child of God. I’m saved and going to Heaven when I die. I’m no better than anyone else, but I know things now that I hadn’t a clue about even a year ago, let alone than when I was saved at age 14.

For example, you ripen as you age, much like fruit. A green banana has no flavor and is hard and stiff, but let it sit and it will turn yellow and grow soft and sweet on the inside. It also possesses more nutrients and is a good source of quick energy as it ripens. Even bananas get “age spots”– but the more there are, the better and sweeter the fruit inside will taste. (By the way, God doesn’t make mistakes, and God made the banana tree, so those of you who look at the lowly banana with disdain may as well try one and see how good they are. It’s not like you’re eating a candy bar, you fool.)

As the days grow later I have a stronger sense of these end times and I must be about the Lord’s business. Even though few hear, I need to “sound out” the Gospel as often and as loudly as I can. My stats on my videos have plummeted, and it can be discouraging, but I know that Satan hates what I am doing here and he often drives people away to some other new thing or fad instead of allowing them to receive the Gospel and be saved. However, my God blesses my efforts and He will reward me in the life to come when I see Him face to face.

I am not about the numbers or the view count; I must do the work that God has given me to do, no matter what the response may be. Some days I get a flood of lost folks who, like a pack of hungry wolves, attack my message and try to tear down my ministry here. That’s what happened at my WordPress blog. I gave up on it, because Satan got the better of me. I regret that to this day, but I must give it to God and allow Him to use me here as well. Starting over is better than giving up on the sidelines.

This is a battle that we’re in. God is so powerful that He can use and manipulate even the enemy of our souls, who is the Devil. The Devil is the second highest power in the universe, the first of course being God Almighty.

Sometimes God uses the Devil like a powerful electric taser, because Satan is in electricity, which is the reason there are so many technologies involving circuits, wires, signals through the air, so-called “cloud” storage, etc., and Satan is behind all the negative side of the internet: spam emails, bogus sites, porn sites, chat rooms, YouTube, Facebook, etc.. Don’t you realize that you are allowing the Devil himself into your living room the moment your finger presses the remote control? He is THE PRINCE OF THE POWER OF THE AIR (Ephesians 2:2), which means he manipulates electrical activity and communications.

Other times God uses him as a more lethal weapon to control the weather, natural disasters, floods, etc. (by the way there is no such thing as “global warming”, that is a hoax contrived by the evil principalities in our government to get us acclimated to the New World Order and the arrival of the Antichrist). The Lord Jesus Christ said the Devil is the prince of the power of the air, and as such he also controls the weather under God’s commands. Satan is the god of this world, but Almighty God is King of the universe. It’s hard to think of that, but God is the One above all principalities and powers and He will have the final word in all matters.

Just speaking of my God, Who is my Heavenly Father because I believed on His only begotten Son, stirs my heart and makes me want to praise Him for all His wonderful works. God doesn’t make mistakes, nor does He fail in any one of His promises, one of which is that without Christ, lost people who die in their sins WILL go to Hell where the Devil will go in his appointed time.

Do you want to spend eternity with Satan, who hates you, despises your life, and wants nothing more than to drag your eternal soul to Hell with him? Or do you want to spend eternity with the Lord Jesus Christ, God in the flesh, and be with Him in Heaven forever? The choice is yours alone to make.

  • Admit that you are a sinner in danger of everlasting Hell fire.
  • Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ Who bled and died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and was raised again the third day.
  • Receive God’s forgiveness and eternal life from the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • It’s that simple. See this page for more info: HOW TO GO TO HEAVEN

The Power of Christ

Many verses come to mind when we speak of the matchless power of our Creator and King, the Lord Jesus Christ. Here are just a few:

2 Corinthians 12:9 And he (Jesus) said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

Romans 15:19
Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.

Romans 16:25
Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,

1 Corinthians 1:24
But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

1 Corinthians 5:4
In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,

2 Peter 1:16
For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

Revelation 12:10
And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

I saw all these verses in the Bible (I use the King James Bible, no other) and thought, what an awesome and powerful God we serve. The one I started off with, 2 Cor. 12:9, is a direct application to me at the moment. I am about to undergo knee surgery in the near future, Lord willing, and I need to lean powerfully on the Lord at this time. I must learn to “glory in my infirmities” so that the power (grace, will) of Christ will rest upon me, not thinking of my flesh but in fact rejoicing in tribulation and affliction, for so we are called and commanded to do. Since the Lord Jesus suffered, so shall we.

Romans 1:16 speaks of the mighty Gospel of Christ, which has power to save a wretched soul from sin and an eternity in Hell fire. The Gospel is the power of God because it is the reason why Jesus came to die on the cross. To save us from the wrath of God, which overshadows every unrepentant sinner, and to bring the new birth to those who believe.

Romans 15:19 speaks of the power of the Spirit of God, Who is our Paraclete and Enabler to show forth the glorious Gospel that saves souls from Hell. He is our Guide and Comforter, always pointing the way to Jesus Christ, and empowering us to live for Him alone.

Romans 16:25 tells of Him that “has power to stablish you according to my (Paul’s) Gospel”; in other words, the Holy Spirit is the very Spirit of Christ, and He gives us strength to overcome temptations and desires of the flesh and grows us in the grace of God. This doctrine was not fabricated by the Apostle Paul, but in fact was the Holy Ghost in him speaking of the very Gospel of Christ, by which all men may be saved, and had been revealed to him by Christ after his conversion on the road to Damascus.

1 Corinthians 1:24 gives the meaning that Jesus Christ is the very Power of God from Whom the Jews sought a sign, and the Power of God from which the Greeks obtained wisdom.

1 Corinthians 5:4 is the power of Jesus Christ is in us who are born again, so that we may fellowship one with another when we come to worship Him. He is in the midst of where two or three are gathered, and He hears their prayers.

2 Peter 1:16 is Peter the Apostle driving home the point to his listeners that he knows and was eyewitness to the Lord Jesus Christ on earth and in His Glory on the Mount. He urges them that Jesus Christ is not a fable or a story, thought of by delusional false prophets, but really is Who He says He is, the very Son of God Who came to die for men’s sins, and that His imminent coming should urge us to redeem the time while we tarry on earth to serve Him and to spread the Gospel to all we meet.

Revelation 12:10 speaks of the Power of Christ as seen from the Father’s point of view, when He sent the Son to earth for His ministry, to be lifted up on the Cross and draw all men to Himself and reconcile them to God. This, again, is the ever-present Gospel message, that you don’t have to go to Hell if you believe that Jesus paid for your sins in full on the cross. It also teaches that through the power of Christ, we have full assurance and final victory over the world, the flesh and the Devil.

In conclusion, I want to be used by God for whatever purpose He has for me. The Power of Christ is the means by which this will be done, in Jesus’ Name.

Have you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior? You need only to admit that you are a sinner bound for Hell, that you believe Jesus took your punishment on the cross for your sins and shed His blood for you, then you receive His gift of eternal life. This is how to be born again and obtain a place in Heaven: Believe that Jesus DIED, was BURIED, and ROSE AGAIN. THIS is the Gospel.

Mark 16:15
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

In Jesus’ Name, amen.