bring an offering, and come before him: worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
Nehemia 8:6. And Ezra blessed the Lord, the great God. And all the people answered, Amen, Amen, with lifting up their hands: and they bowed their heads, and worshiped the Lord with their faces to the ground.1 Samuel 15:31.Then he said, I have sinned: yet honor me now, I pray thee, before the elders of my people, and before Israel, and turn again with me, that I may worship the Lord thy God. So Samuel turned again after Saul; and Saul worshiped the Lord.Genesis 24:26. And the man bowed down his head, and worshiped the Lord. And he said, Blessed be the Lord God of my master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth: I being in the way, the Lord led me to the house of my master’s brethren
Music is an exciting and important component in praise and worship, but certainly not central or so indispensable that the state of those providing it should be accepted unconditionally even when its corrupt and tainted with sin.
Here is a bold but true statement.
THE BACKSLIDDEN,SINFUL,ARROGANT,UNREPENTANT SPIRITUAL STATE OF MANY HIGHLY SKILLED MUSICIANS HAS BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR KEEPING THE PRESENCE OF GOD AND THE ANNOINTING AWAY FROM GOD’S CHILDREN DENYING THEM THE MIRACLES,HEALING AND BREAKTHROUGHS THEY DESIRED AND DESERVED!
The noise was there, the dancing was there, the technically perfect beautiful music was there but NOTHING of spiritual value happened. All that manifested was a fake manufactured presence of God.
Anyone who has ever experienced a genuinely anointed worship service can easily tell what a few seconds in the presence of God does in transforming and touching lives.
When Moses came down from communing with God on Mount Sinai he heard a noise, the noise of a multitude dancing before an idol. There is nothing as sad as a group of so called believers or ministers who cannot tell the difference between Godless noise and pure unadulterated worship.
Worship is worship how can it be mistaken for “noise of war” or just plain “noise!”
Exodus 32:17.And when Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said unto Moses, There is a noise of war in the camp. And he said, It is not the voice of them that shout for mastery, neither is it the voice of them that cry for being overcome: but the noise of them that sing do I hear. And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh unto the camp, that he saw the calf, and the dancing: and Moses’ anger waxed hot, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and brake them beneath the mount. And he took the calf which they had made, and burnt it in the fire, and ground it to powder, and strawed it upon the water, and made the children of Israel drink of it.
TO BRING BACK THE GENUINE PRESENCE OF THE LORD INTO YOUR CHURCH, BEGIN BY CHECKING WHO IS LEADING YOUR PRAISE AND WORSHIP, SINGING IN THE CHOIR OR PLAYING IN THE BAND.
DO NOT APPOINT A MUSICIAN ONTO YOUR TEAM WITHOUT A THOROUGH BACKGROUND CHECK,THEY MAY HAVE A TRAIL OF PREGNANT WOMEN,SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE INFECTED VICTIMS OR OTHER SCANDALS BEHIND THEM WHICH MAY ALSO END UP MANIFESTING IN YOUR CHURCH.
MINISTERS GIVE WHAT THEY HAVE, MUSIC NO MATTER HOW WELL PLAYED OR GOOD IT SOUNDS WILL CARRY AND TRANSFER THE SPIRITUAL CONTENT OF THE ONE PERFORMING IT.
If as a leader you give a platform to wayward musicians without making any effort to know their spiritual state,you are guilty of perpetuating ,fertilizing and providing cross pollination conditions for sin in the body of Christ.
I also want to state that it is the most spiritually deceived and defiled church leader, who can even imagine that a pot smoking, foul mouthed, drunken, sexually perverted but talented zim dance hall musician can stand before a congregation and summon the presence of a Holy God. This is the ultimate in mocking, desecrating and defiling an altar and can only be sanctioned by one who also engages in a form of Satan worship.
1 Timothy 2:8.I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.
Only HOLY HANDS must be lifted in the presence of the Lord.
Holding marijuana, gropping girls, picking up bottles of alcohol certainly does not produce holy hands!
The good news is that God is good and merciful, if we humble ourselves before him and do not mock him and come boldly to the throne of grace through the blood of Jesus, he will gladly forgive and cleanse from all unrighteousness.
LET US HAVE SOME HOLY WORSHIP IN THE HOUSE!