Saturday, January 24, 2015

To Whom Do You Sing Your Praise?

When you sing the message
Are you really singing to God
Or are you putting on a performance
For someone who isn’t the Lord?

Are you praising, or performing
Are you putting on a show
Which does not praise Your Creator
Because it praises the world?

Think once, think twice, I beseech
Know to whom you’re giving your praise
Make sure it’s to Your Creator
The Ancient One of Days!

Don’t fall into the trap that
Satan has placed for the world
By saying that whatever/however you’re singing
All music to the King is all praise!

Old Satan, the Old Minister of Music
Is alive, and kicking, and well
Able to blind you with his tricks
To perform music that give him his kicks!

He writes the songs that make this world sing
He lays the beats that makes Saints retreat
From lewdness, lechery and looseness
From rhythms that sends sinners to use bongs.

This same music is stomping into the Church of
God, the Father, the Spirit, the Son
Hijacking the old Saints from the praises
To honor Him, the Worthy, the Lamb!

Our God is the God of All Order
His Angels sing praise in majesty
Swelling and ringing, triumphant
Praising the God who loves humanity.

So, again, I ask you: “Who are YOU praising
When you sing the gospel message today?
Is it the God of All Creation OR
The god who leads children astray?"

Dear Ones:

When we, as singers and musicians, allow ourselves to become the focus, and center, of attention by our "performance," as we “praise” God in song, we are praising our selves, for we have allowed ourselves to accept the praise and worship that belongs solely to the God of Heaven.

Let us, therefore, be very, very careful ... that we do not find ourselves in the position in which King Herod found himself for accepting the worship, and adulation, that rightfully belonged to Almighty God.

Acts 12:21-23

21 On the appointed day Herod, wearing his royal robes, sat on his throne and delivered a public address to the people. 
22 They shouted, “This is the voice of a god, not of a man.”
23 Immediately, because Herod did not give praise to God, an angel of the Lord struck him down, and he was eaten by worms and died.

Satan has made it painfully clear that his sworn task is to deflect worship from the God of Heaven by any means necessary, and available.

Even if our “worship” does not name Satan himself, he seeks to ensure that if he can't get it, that God, Himself, does not receive same by encouraging us to believe that we, too, are gods, hence the designations we hear of godfather and empress and myriad divas (goddesses) of music, which appalling, even revolting, appellations are finding themselves in our houses of worship!

Lord, have mercy on us, and help us to see You as You are, and worship You - forgetting self - for You, alone, are worthy!

Be well, and be gloriously blessed,