MUSIC IN CHURCH
On 2nd-May-2018, I got a dream in my night, I saw that I was coming from attending a Sunday service and with me brethrens but suddenly the gentile church came into preview before me, I saw that some brethrens got wild; I saw them performing filthy wicked dances in the church and playing the immoral comedy, I was greatly grieved in heart with great amazement of how the gentile church had gone wild and fallen from the presence of God, and then heard a voice from heaven saying; “the Gentile Bride is Numbered, the Gentile Bride is Sealed, the Gentile Bride is Rejected”
We are living in the midnight hour, a watch full of darkness, a generation of backslidden Christians. The church has once again got married to the world; there is no significant difference between a Christian and a heathen, between the church of God and the Karaoke Clubs. Immorality, divorce, and sexual perversion are greatly trending because of these uncircumcised malicious women who with their immoral dress codes, and nudity, lure innocent wantonous men to lust.
God holds guilty all women who with their immoral dress codes entice and seduce men to lust. A real virtuous woman of God should dress modestly and decently covering all her body always with hair and veil covering her head (1Timothy2:9). ‘’That’s God's ordination, it’s a statute forever’’
Fallen stars and demonic creatures have given mankind a new lifestyle, modernizing, altering and deforming every natural thing on earth, they have also taught man different wicked music styles which has taken hold of almost every unstable soul and cast them into hell prison cells bound with chains of death.
At Christ Trumpet Ministries, we don’t embrace such demonic works like Rock and Roll; Hip hop, Rap, Comedy, Miming, and Face Painting, Fashion show, immoral dress codes and all filthy wicked Dances of any kind shall not be presented at the church premises all the time forever. We are bound by the truth and obliged to follow and obey the teachings of the holy Bible without compromising any jot of it. The secular world has quenched God’s spirit in music by replacing praise and worship with entertainment. The issue of entertainment, miming, and chorus dances has drained the glory of the Lord from the church, true praise and worship and its essence is forgotten, but God is calling the church back to the Truth through this Gospel trumpet.
‘’But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth’’.John4:23-24
The Bible says that the Lord is enthroned in the Praises of his people (Psalms22:3). When we praise and worship the Lord in truth and spirit, His throne comes down in our amidst and we behold his glory through the manifestation of His spirit working out Miracles, signs and wonders.
What is true Praise?
Praise is the expression of respect, admiration and gratitude as an act of worship. Only God is worthy of our Praise for He created the heavens and the earth and all the inhabitants thereof. We praise the Lord for his mighty works, what He has done for us, when we look and consider the mighty saving hand of God seeing that he has preserved us through all the tough times not by our mighty and power, then our hearts burst into shouts of joy with singing making melody to the Lord for He has done all things well and wonderfully. We praise God physically with singing, dancing, jumping, and lifting up our hands, with stringed and wind instruments and all musical instruments giving glory to the Lord.
Praise begins from the heart, and then expressed physically, a sad and troubled heart can’t give perfect praise to the Lord, a wicked and evil heart cannot praise the Lord for God searches the reigns of the heart and the intentions of the mind. If the heart be true, it gives perfect praise and glory to the lord,( Mark7:6) ‘’He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me’’.
Dancing, jumping, clapping, singing, shouting with joy in church without first amending your evil ways, repenting of your sins, it’s all vain praise, it’s absolutely meaningless and useless to God. Don’t turn the house God into a discotech where praise is replaced with entertainment, jocks, comedy, performances, music shows and concerts. The Lord shall not be enthroned amongst hypocrites who have customized and branded praise with secular music pieces like Hip-hop, Reggae, Rap, Comedy, Miming, contemporary music etc. I dare you to repent turn to God, Follow the old paths of God, Praise and worship Him in His Word or you will never see His glory.
God is calling the modern civilized church back to the old time Christian Hymns, Psalms and spiritual songs sung in submission and humility making melody in heart to God.
Below are some of the scriptures about Praise
And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; Ephesians5:18-20
Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations. Psalms 100:1-5
O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory. The LORD hath made known his salvation: his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the heathen. He hath remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel: all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God. Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise. Sing unto the LORD with the harp; with the harp, and the voice of a psalm. With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the LORD, the King. Let the sea roar, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. Let the floods clap their hands: let the hills be joyful together. Psalms98:1-8
What is true Worship?
Worship is the expression of reverence and adoration for God. We can only worship God in truth and spirit. We worship God because of who He is considering His very Person, His Eternal attributes and we worship him in his Name. Praise sets the throne of God amidst the saints and we worship Him in the beauty of His presence.
We praise God for what He has done, and for His mighty works but we worship God for who he is. The best words used in the bible to express the highest level of worship is HOLY HOLY HOLY, LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, WHO WAS, IS and SHALL BE, and HALLELUJAH HOSANNA. God has created all things to worship and give glory to His holy Name, no one is like God and we can’t compare Him with anything created, He is GLORIOUS, MAJESTIC, ALL LOVING, ALL POWERFUL, MERCIFULL, GRACIOUS, FORGIVING, etc.
During a worship service, we worship God singing about His Holy Name and His Eternal Attributes in total submission, bowing down our heads, kneeling down and raising our hands up to the Heaven of heavens as a sign of total surrenderance. We worship Him because we know and love Him intimately.
Below are some of the Attributes of God,
Below are some of the names of God.
Scriptural Reference for worship
O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker. Psalms95:6
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 worshipped the LORD with their faces to the ground. Nehemiah8:6
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.Colossians3:16
I believe this article has been a blessing to you, Today you have heard the trumpet call, don't harden your heart, turn to God and worship Him in Truth and Spirit.
we are very glad to welcome you to worship with us in the next worship service.