Secular Music VS Sacred Music Pt 2


So, one of my Christian  Facebook sisters  posted a  video on her Timeline.  It was David Bowie’s Video, Black Star. I was struck, at once by an ominous, disturbing feeling. Everything about the symbols and imagery made me feel sick, reminding me of the condition of the world. Truly our modern icons are preparing the new way and world.

More than ever, God’s people, His bride and the intercessors must watch and pray. This is not a time for us to ignore the demonic assaults satan has for the body of Christ and humanity. Truly, we must focus on God, His word and goodness, but the Bible  speaks of our battle being not against flesh and blood, but against  the principalities of darkness. We must be alert to prophetic end-time events and pray accordingly. These are not fear-mongering  events and propaganda, but to inform God’s people to what is happening around the world. I want to remind God’s children also about who will be cast into the  fire.

   Rev 21 6  But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

The fearful and the unbelieving are listed first! Are you  mocking the men and women of God who are watchmen? Are you scoffing that all these  reports are simply  conspiracy theories? Your soul is at high risk for sudden death. This is no joking matter and satan has had plan A, B, C and D (thru his Illuminati for many centuries) prepared for any opposing move to his plan. God’s people must heed the warnings and pray.

A recording artist shared his testimony of how his music would be marketed and what its success would entail. It was shocking to me, because since a young girl, I’ve loved the music of my favorite outrageous recording artists such as Elton John, Freddie Mercury and even led Zeppelin. I never imagined, even as a born-again  child of God, how harmful my favorites artist’s music could influence my life.

The recording artist went on to describe the  process of preparing a recording work for the public. The artist had to be initiated as a witch to produce music. Every record recorded was brought to a special room in preparation for the satanic rituals and prayers of the demonically-anointed witches. During the full moon the master is taken to the temple room  Thirteen chosen witches and warlocks decree  and declare demonic principalities over the project.

Masses of our young people are enslaved through such devices of satan. Most parents have no idea what music and entertainment their children are watching and listening to.  They need to exercise their authority and responsibility to keep tabs and  talk with their kids about what is edifying and what is negative to their emotional health and well-being. We need to explain to our children that there is a spirit behind everything. Jesus taught us that we shall know them by their fruits. Mat 7:15-17

“Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16“You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they? 17“So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit.…

Parents, most music icons and sports heroes are wolves in sheeps clothing, promoting idolatry, sexual impurity-perversion, greed and violence.  The godly ones who give glory to God and celebrate their Christian faith are maligned and attacked by the media, the mainstream public and atheists. Teach your kids the difference between a godly role model and a perverted one.

Parents, adults and teachers, teach kids how to examine spiritual fruit.  What fruits are are music artists like  Katy Perry, Beyonce, Madonna, and sports idol  OJ Simpson producing? It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that  sexual perversion, occult involvement and brutal murder are not conducive to the abundant lifestyle.  Christ’s  lifestyle promotes  peace that passes all understanding, emotional stability, freedom from torment,  transformation, contentment and especially divine wisdom and power! The fruit of a committed Christian should always exude those attributes which build up themselves and other people. What is is that  offends young people about Christianity that they seek after anything satanic, (witch craft, which always includes some form of torture and  blood sacrifice), hatred-genocide towards Christians or Jews and all kinds of perversion, bestiality and chaos. Is this what kids really desire? The music-entertainment industry has deceived the population that these are all okay and normal.

Here is where parental guidance is urgently needed. Adolescents and teen’s minds are not fully mature till after the age of eighteen. Thus, they aren’t able to understand the dynamic of negative choices, habits, actions and their consequences. The saddest fact about satan’s ploy against our youth is that he disguises them as glamorous and cool. Kids don’t see the outcome of a Ouija board experience or conjuring up spirits and playing with tarot cards.  I can attest by experience that any dabbling into satan’s territory produces bad fruit, or worse yet, nightmare events that  continue until true Christian deliverance occurs. Pretty daunting. My courtship with my first (now Ex) husband led me to the most terror-filled experience of my life for almost two years.

I endured extreme violence, hatred, stalking, emotional roller-coasters of him pleading for my and God’s forgiveness to him almost murdering me by smothering in our own bed! Many single and married women suffer domestic violence and misogyny (hatred and/or prejudice of women). Witchcraft is real. Curses are real. I almost died because of not being  spiritually covered by a strong, godly pastor and father. Someday, I will publish my book about my experience with demon-possessed  exes. Sadly, I suffered much and very deep emotional trauma and physical sickness because I was ignorant of satan’s extreme ability to keep me victimized and vulnerable.  Thankfully, because of staying intimate and in covenant with Abba God,  studying His word diligently and praying His word, Holy Spirit has blessed me with much more  wisdom, discernment and awareness of the strategic devices of Satan to keep Christians ensnared and defeated!

There are many scoffers who reply on these Youtube videos, saying it’s all BS, but I must bodily state the  consequences of dabbling in  the occult and being ensnared by the glossy and perverse  videos. The bottom line, folks is: the wages of sin is death! Rom 6:23.

Another evil fruit ensnaring millions of youth are debilitating depression, attempted and acts of suicide. The following is an expert from  PUB MED.gov:

The plaintiffs in a law suit alleged that the heavy metal rock band Judas Priest, and its publisher CBS, were liable for damages to two youths who shot themselves after listening to the band’s album. Crucial issues included “proximate cause” and “precipitating cause” in suicide, and the alleged role of subliminal messages. The judge ruled that although the “heavy metal” music might have had a toxic influence, the sounds and words are protected by the free speech first amendment. The influence of subliminal messages on behavior is unproven. There were many other elements in the personalities and situations of the victims to account for their self-destructive behavior.

http://www.av1611.org/rockm.html

We can also look to the Gothic subculture as another cause for young people cutting themselves to alleviate their emotional trauma.

http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Evils%20in%20America/goth.htm

I remind you parents, teachers, educators, mentors and law enforcement  to be aware, confront  and assuage the ploys and attacks on our children who are being hit on every side. The Occult and New Age-tinged music and  entertainment are the main doors in which satan can access a young person’s spirit and mind. Kids who have difficulty fitting in are most often the prime targets for involvement in Gothic culture. Here is where strong, loving communication must be done regularly.  I can’t be more urgent than to ask all adults to uphold our youth in utmost prayer. I pray that these videos in my blog educate and inform you as to the seriousness of the destiny of the next generation. Keep in mind also how satan uses technology to dull the  mind of creativity, compassion and respect for life.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/4905898.stm

Prayer,

Father God, we uphold our young people to you. We cry out for these impressionable souls, their destinies, their callings and well-being. Deploy your warrior angels to war against the principalities of darkness in every arena, particularly regarding the music-entertainment industry and  film.  Empower and anoint fresh, spirit-filled recording, video and  graphic artists, as well as established spirit-filled Christian producers, A&R people who own their own companies and radio stations,  to create and produce God-glorifying music, documentaries, videos, games and motion pictures,. Let their works be more alluring than anything satan could ever produce.  Strengthen spiritually, teachers, college-age youth mentors and educational leaders with salvation and  anointing. Father, we ask that there be a Holy shift in this area, in the earthly and spiritual realm, that  sexually-perverted,  violent, self-destructive negative trends and mind-sets be reversed and destroyed forever. Let a Holy Spirit anointing usurp the demonic anointing of the many music icons and sports stars which are beguiling our precious youth. We declare a reversal of mental illness- depression and suicide. Anoint your people with gifts of deliverance where they recognize demonic spirits at work and cast them out. Let your people wake up to the reality of global satanic oppression, suppression and possession of millions of precious souls! We thank You,   All Powerful Heavenly Father, for victory and miracles for this generation. in Yashuha’s Jesus name, amen.

SECULAR MUSIC VS SACRED MUSIC


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Should Christians listen to Secular Music?

As a teen-ager, my mind brimmed over with fashion designers-costuming and sketching creations. I planned to be a rock star when I grew up. Watching Cher and Ann Wilson fronting their groups made me desire to be a beautiful singing talent to the world. I was one of those teenagers who had no interest in drugs, partying or sleeping around. I planned to be a virgin for my husband. Fast forward eight years later, I accepted my precious Jesus Christ in a spirit-filled Pentecostal church. I was introduced to singing 3 and four part harmony with two sisters at that church.

Several years later, God had me meet with a innovative guitarist who has been one of my best friends for 27 years. Chris asked me to front his Christian rock band and I was forever changed. I had a beautiful voice, large range and could harmonize anything! Holy Spirit brought out the most amazing songs through Chris’ guitar, my voice and lyrics touching on every subject from praise & worship, to the worth of the unborn, to genocide, social issues and precious love songs. We had a pure relationship, though he had conflicts with the other band members and myself because of his controlling tendencies. Chris kept evolving musicallly, (and I went along with him) and we were composing advanced jazz and blues songs. My journey as a front woman, took me to amazing places emotionally and spiritually. Though I had to end my relationship with Chris, it made me seek Father god and Jesus even more. I grieved for the loss , but a few years later Father brought a wonderful new friend into my life who bought my first CD of my original compositions which I recorded with my first producer. He was so impressed with the quality of my voice, he came over my house with his guitar, taught me a few basic chords and left with, “Get comfortable with it and play everyday.”

To make a VERY long story short, I fell in love with the guitar and my technique and skill at composing grew sublimely quickly, writing my first spiritual song in a month! I began experimenting with different chord positions and bought a jazz chord book which led to me composing songs for my second CD and then a jazz worship Cd with my first guitar song writing partner, Chris
Years, (and many recording-performing projects with great studio producers and session musicians) later, God opened up my spirit to vast amounts of musical elements with which to compose music for His glory and for music describing events, relationships and social issues. So, with all this in mind and all my experience and joy as a composer, performing artist and prophetic worship leader, I compare musical expression to being a painter.

If God gave us a palette of about three or four main hues, ( with endless possibilities in the blending together various colors), why can’t musicians use the musical notes and chords as lavishly? There are hundreds maybe thousands of possible variations of colors in the spectrum and with the exception of a few bold and innovation Christian artists, the majority of artists on KLOVE or most Christian stations use the same chordal formula and the same stale lyrics.
Isn’t our God vastly creative and endlessly innovative? Aren’t we made in His image and with the same ability to innovate the greatest works of art and music…far above non-sacred composers and artists?

I don’t mean to put down KLOVE or any Christian station, but God’s people, who have a platform to exhibit His greatness settle for mediocrity or what has been done or follow the trends of secular radio stations play and the A&R moguls pump out. I personally find very little of the Christian music market interesting, probably because of my experimenting with compelling and captivating chords and notes!

I’ve heard Biblical scholars say that Lucifer was the most beautiful angel endued with transcendent musical talent. Ezekiel 28:13. If he was he may have had every creative idea possible on every instrument. And of course, he inspired the greatest musicians, artists and writers of out time with his rebellious and tainted influence. So…what happened to that same transcendent creativity and talent issuing from GOD through his artists? I can only think of a few modern artist like Phil Keaggy and Keith Green and a handful of classical artist with extra-ordinary giftings, but this is not usually the case.

A blogger commented on Ugochi’s post, Ese says, “I struggled with deleting my favorite rock songs from her collection” I had to struggle also because most of my favorites have that quintessence that most Christian artists I hear don’t have. Sorry to say this. It’s even harder for Christian Jazz avant-gardecollaboration auddio max 1 composers to discard their secular collection. Here’s where some of us experienced and advanced composers-artist stand. The lack of innovation and problem-solving by God’s people not only involves musical creativity but also directly affects social issues and humanitarian challenges! Another subject for another post.

In my case, to the pure all things are pure.