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MUSICAL STYLES

READ: 1 Samuel 16:14-23

…all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.

1 Corinthians 10:23

Every Christian must be careful of secular music no matter how harmless it appears. Christian musicians must not play secular music if they want to be truly spiritual. When an evil spirit tormented King Saul, instrumental music was used to drive away the demons. Dear friend, if music can drive away demons, surely it is able to attract them too! Be careful about what you listen to because it may attract demons to your life. Much of the unspiritual Gospel music on the market is charged with evil spirits. People are filled with spirits of lust and violence when they listen to certain kinds of music.

I will share with you three other biblical accounts, which warn us about playing with the wrong music. First, Satan (Lucifer) was created to worship God (Ezekiel 28:13). Now, this gift of music has been corrupted and used to fight against God.

Second, as a minstrel played, the Spirit of God came upon Elisha and he prophesied (2 Kings 3:14-16).

Third, when the musicians in the temple played instruments and worshipped God, the presence of God filled the house. (2 Chronicles 5:13).

Surely , we must learn from these accounts that the right kind of singing and the right kind of instrumental music will bring in the presence of God. Many times, I have felt the presence of God as I listened to anointed and inspired music. Music is truly a powerful medium that takes you into the presence of God.

By Dag Heward-Mills