When I was younger, I used to like the following song by Laura Brannigan. And that was WAY before I knew the entire truth about “secular music” and the “music industry”. Upon most recently seeing the music video that went along with the song entitled “Self-Control”, I was AMAZED at all the imagery I saw.
Was Laura Brannigan or the person who wrote the song trying to send off a WARNING message about just how powerful “sin” can become in a person’s life when they let sin overtake their lives, thus letting the Devil take the driver’s seat? Or was it a song being used to PROUDLY display giving oneself over to sin? I’ll let YOU, the readers of this blog, decide.
“Self-Control” music video by Laura Brannigan:
Note: there’s lots of Occult imagery in this. The masks, the beat up doll with one eye closed and one eye open, the mirror, the painted face acrobat in/near the mirror, the yellow flower (which represents the Sun/Satan/”spiritual enlightenment) and the red flower (which represents Satan), the “flexible acrobats”, the dark red hands of the masked guy (who represents Satan himself), night and the color black, sexual lasciviousness, dimly lit hallways, etc.
3:10-3:12 of the video represent EXACTLY what I’m talking about, and visually represent what happens to a person when they let go of Jesus Christ and let Satan take complete control of their lives. They become like brainwashed zombies with no “self-control”, as the song implies.
However, I find it interesting that in certain parts of the video, she is trying to run away from Satan & the darkness. But Satan & the darkness are STILL able to suck her back in to “their world”, as it were, because she WON’T cry out to Jesus Christ in fervent/repentant prayer!
Her message in the song seems to be: “Satan takes my self-control and while I don’t totally LIKE the idea of someone/something else having complete/utter control over me & my life, and a part of me finds it terrifying & wish I could flee from it sometimes, I am totally powerless against him and the forces of darkness and can’t fight it off so I might as well just continue to be controlled by the darkness and play my role, the role I can’t seem to get out of!”
And that’s sad & unfortunate, really. Because Jesus Christ can set ANYONE free from ANY *THING*. In fact, there was a story awhile back about a metal rocker that sold his soul to the devil and STILL got saved by Jesus Christ. True story!
And also THIS metal/rock guy who ALSO went from Atheist to Christian
Another music video I found to be interesting that I think might in fact be a hidden message of WARNING to people is the following:
But PLEASE note: I do NOT advocate the listening to heavy metal music at all, in general (don’t get me wrong, as the band is TRULY demonically possessed in the video, especially the singer), I just found the lyrics and some of the images of “world destruction” to be quite interesting, in light of recent world events and in light of bible prophecy.
But of PARTICULAR importance in the metal music video is THE TUNNEL/WORMHOLE. It represents CERN. In fact, ANY time you see a “tunnel”, “portal”, “abyss”, “barren desert”, “circle/ring symbol”, “fallen angels” etc. on a TV show, in a movie, in a music video, on a logo, on a magazine or book cover, think of CERN. Hint: They’re not so much looking for “dark matter” as they are attempting to unleash demonic spirits from HELL/open up a “portal” to hell. Why do you think CERN was built FAR UNDERGROUND for, first of all? And why does CERN have a “Kali statue” outside its headquarters? And why does its very own logo contain 3-well-hidden triple 6’s? WAKE UP, PEOPLE!
Sometimes the Lord Jesus Christ picks the most WEIRDEST and UNHEARD of places, songs, movies or books to get through to people. Like, there could be a popular non-Christian book or movie, for instance. And maybe there’s just ONE line in the book or movie that attempts to MOCKS Christians but God somehow uses that one line to try to SAVE certain people from a life of darkness & sin!
For example, the line might be someone quoting John 3:16, for instance. And then later on, certain individuals “ponder” that one line and start looking it up in the bible or on the internet to try to get more information about it, which then only usually FURTHER peaks their interest in the Lord. Sometimes it starts out so small like that, see? The Lord is absolutely AMAZING when he uses the most UNLIKELY of places to try to help save people!
And although metal & popular music is used by Satan to seek and destroy souls and people’s minds/etc., (EVEN “Christian metal” is highly suspect), I DO believe the lyrics & world destruction images from the above metal song music video and the lyrics/imagery from Laura Brannigan’s “self-control” music video can be used to try to WARN PEOPLE about the consequence of sin and living in a “fallen world” without HIM/JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF in their lives. Because the truth is, The Lord God wants to save all metal rockers, non-Christians, wayward Christians and “Laura Brannigans” of this world that are willing to repent before it’s too late.
And the above metal rocker that sold his soul to the devil, only to later by saved by Jesus Christ? What the Devil intended for EVIL (destroying the metal rocker’s soul from WITHIN), God the Heavenly Father meant for GOOD (for the metal rocker himself had to fully REALIZE his total DEPTH of sin/darkness WITHIN himself before he could be truly saved and see his NEED for a Saviour/Jesus Christ!)
Sometimes people have to hit ROCK BOTTOM in life before they start to see the light. And I’m thankful to the Lord Jesus Christ for EVERY single soul of darkness that gets saved in his great heavenly name! For great & mighty & powerful is the Lord Jesus Christ! For Satan can NOT snatch away any soul that Jesus Christ chooses to save! And the case of the ex-metal rocker proves that! Praise God! 😉