Music is Powerful!

by Mary Chalhoub on March 25, 2014

music is powerful

I am a worshiper. I absolutely LOVE the presence of God! When I worship and praise Him in song, God meets me in that special place. Music has always been a big part of my life, but it had quite a different effect on me before I began following Jesus.

I remember, as a teenager, I would escape into my room for hours singing along to the catchy rhythms of the latest trending music. Each song would paint a story that I lived out in my mind. The lyrics invited me to embrace the values of the world. I was clueless of its subliminal effects on me. Besides, everyone else was listening to the same stuff; it was just fun, harmless music, so I thought!

GOD’S PLAN

Music is a powerful, universal language created by God. It is a vehicle that He uses to touch us to the core. In fact, music fills the courts of Heaven as heavenly beings praise our God and Creator.

You and I were created in God’s image to be instruments of praise. He gave us the ability to sing with our voices and make music with instruments.

As we worship in Spirit and in Truth, Heaven touches earth, and we become more like Him. Miracles happen, hearts become whole, bodies are healed, and lives are transformed in the glory.

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2 Corinthians 4:7
But this precious treasure—this light and power that now shine within us—is held in a perishable container, that is, in our weak bodies. Everyone can see that the glorious power within must be from God and is not our own.

SATAN’S PLAN

Music can influence our beliefs, behaviors, and values, so we need to be mindful of its source. What was created and meant to glorify God, Satan also uses for his purposes, to kill, steal and destroy. Let me explain a little further…

Before Satan’s fall, he was called Lucifer or “light bearer” as he was the minister of music in Heaven. His exceeding beauty and greatness caused him to become prideful, and he rebelled against God. (Eze 28:13, Isa 14:12-15)

Satan offered Jesus the kingdoms of the world if Jesus worshiped him. Today he is still at work offering people fame and fortune if they serve him. Satan knows that music is powerful and he is using it to pull people away from God and corrupt people’s hearts and souls.

Satan and the powers of darkness are constantly working through people to influence the values of the world. It is not always easy to perceive the spirit of the world as it can work in very subtle ways. Many people are not even aware of how the spirit of the world is actively working through music.

We become what we behold, therefore we must guard our eyes and ears, as they are the gateways to our souls. When we see or hear things that are dark and do not bear light, we become vulnerable to darkness. (2 Cor 3:18)

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Ephesians 6:12
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.  

THE BATTLE

There is a spiritual battle for our souls. Satan’s goal is to get us to worship him, but if he’s unable to convince us to bow down to him, he will influence us with worldly thoughts and beliefs, striping us of our potential and destiny in God. He does not relent because he knows how effective we are in God’s Kingdom.

I’ve heard many people say that that they don’t even pay attention to the lyrics of the songs they listen to. They just like the beat or rhythm of the song.

Listen carefully to every song you hear. You may even want to write down the lyrics to the songs. You will be surprised at what you are listening to and agreeing with.

How do we know where the source of the music is coming from? Does it inspire you and draw you closer to God or does it oppress you, make you feel rebellious, hateful, angry, seductive, or destructive?

Saul was tormented by an evil spirit, but when David would play his harp, Saul would feel better as the evil spirit would leave him. (1 Sam 16:23)

THE VICTORY

David was set apart for the Lord. He played his instrument and worshiped God when no one was listening. The intimacy that David had with God not only transformed him, but it enabled Him to play with such a powerful anointing that he was able to relieve Saul’s tormented soul. David was a carrier of God’s glory!

  • Do you desire greater intimacy with Jesus?
  • Do you want to be healed, transformed, and more like Him?
  • Do you dream of a greater anointing to do the works that Jesus commanded us to do?
  • Do you long to be a carrier of His glory?

Praise The Lord

TIPS TO CULTIVATE A LIFESTYLE OF WORSHIP THROUGH MUSIC IN YOUR LIFE & HOME:

1. Be mindful of what you listen to and watch at home. As mentioned earlier, your eyes and ears are the windows of your soul and we become what we behold.

2. Get rid of any movies, games, music that is obviously a negative influence. Repent of watching or listening to them, then trash them and/or do a digital cleanse by simply deleting them from your electronics.

For the not so obvious items, ask God if you should keep or trash them. This decision is between you and Him. Your limitations may change over time as your relationship deepens with Him, and the things you used to like may no longer interest you.

3. Spend time worshiping God daily. There is a lot of great worship music out there in a wide variety of styles. I do my best to keep it playing 24/7 in my house. It fills the atmosphere with the presence of God.

4. Establish a good foundation as early as possible by setting proper boundaries with your children. Be a good example and make sure that you also monitor computers, iPads, iPods, phones, etc.

5. Sing a spontaneous new song to the Lord. Pour your heart out to God by singing your prayer – that’s what David did in the Psalms. If you don’t have words of your own then start off by singing a Psalm. It’s fun to do and it gets your creative juices flowing! Who knows? You may end up writing a song!

Music is powerful! The truth is that we are ALL called to worship God, whether you are a musician or not.  Let’s use music for God’s intended purpose, to glorify His name in Heaven and here on earth!   

With Love,
Mary

 

 

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