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MUSIC: A WAR FOR YOUR SOUL!

Have you ever wondered why songs (in general) have a long “introduction” before the lyrics come about? Or also why a certain song and/or songs get stuck in your head all the time? Do you think this is all just mere COINCIDENCE?

Songs (by nature) are/were DESIGNED (by the spirit world) to put the listener into a VERY, VERY DEEP “trance-like meditative state”. The question is, does it put them into a GOOD trance (where they are motivated to worship the Lord Jesus, in spirit and in truth) or does it put them in a BAD trance (where it encourages a person to say/think/do things that go AGAINST the bible?)

I’ve honestly had songs (and/or parts of songs) that were stuck in my head for HOURS, DAYS, and WEEKS! And I kept having to ask myself WHY! And then, when I finally succeeded in getting THAT particular song unstuck out of my head, YET ANOTHER song would get stuck in my head for DAYS on end!

Or worse yet, I sometimes get the case of what I call “SONG FEVER”, where I have to listen to a song over and over and over again…….and if I DON’T listen to the current song on repeat, my mind starts to go stir-crazy! “What is this?”, I aggravatingly think to myself. “This is madness! What the hey!” And I used to think it was just mere “coincidence”. Little did I know it is actually HIGH SPIRITUAL WARFARE that I was/am experiencing! (A warfare of THE MIND!)

Take tribal African voodoo, for instance. Many “pop songs” are today BASED on voodoo (yes, voodoo!). Lets look through a few examples, here…..

1). “Sympathy for the Devil” by Rolling Stones, 1968

Note: If you slow it down and listen to the beginning, it’s CLEARLY voodoo beats being played in the song, followed by what sounds like “monkey/jungle calls”. The “monkey calls” are probably some hidden thing to “summon demons/demon spirits” and/or to display the “theory of Evolution”, somehow.

And here’s another VERY popular song from the 80’s which has DEFINITE voodoo in it, from start to finish (it even has “Satanic growls” in it!)

2). “Gloria Estefan – Rhythm Is Gonna Get You” – 1987

There’s also THIS song (which clearly has voodoo beats in the background, as well, starting at 0:40 and again at 0:55):

3). “Come & Get It” by Selena Gomez, 2013 or so

In fact, nearly ALL “popular songs” of today have what’s called “Syncopation”. Now………“What’s syncopation?”, some may ask. Answer: it is basically a “disturbance” or “interruption” of the REGULAR, natural flow of rhythm. In other words, it takes “natural rhythm” and makes it UN-NATURAL rhythm (in other words, rhythm’s that off-beat).

Here, Christian Berdahl explains it in a little more detail:

So basically, whenever you get a song stuck in your head, 9 times out of 10, it’s because Satan and demons are behind it! Remember, Satan is BEHIND the “Music & Entertainment Industry”, today! Even most of today’s “CHRISTIAN MUSIC” today is “suspect”. Why? Because it honestly sounds no different than “contemporary” music!

Why? Because it ALSO (as a whole today) uses “Syncopation”, just like all of today’s “worldly music” does. Don’t believe me? Do an experiment. Flip through all the car radio stations. Then go to the Christian music station. Notice anything different? My guess is no. If you didn’t know AHEAD of time that it WAS the Christian station, would you have mistaken it for a “secular” radio station? Be honest with yourself!

Satan is “implied” in the bible to have been “full of music” (BEFORE “the fall from heaven”). Therefore, Satan knows music like his back hand. He knows it inside and out. And so it’s really no wonder THAT he uses “music” as one of his primary weapons to “deceive the masses”.

Okay, now I want you to conduct another “experiment”. Listen to your “favorite song”. How does the song make you FEEL? Does it humble you before the Lord Jesus Christ and make you want to worship him? Or does it make you think of OTHER things, besides Jesus and the bible? Be COMPLETELY honest with yourselves!

And if it’s CHRISTIAN music you’re listening to, does it REALLY encourage you to worship Jesus, in spirit and in truth? Or do all the back-beats, etc. DISTRACT YOU from doing so and make you more focused on the beat, rather than on the message? Be honest with yourself!

Many think that ALL “Christian music” is just fine and dandy. But only most recently have folks come to realize that EVEN “Christian music” is suspect these days (sadly enough). So don’t fool yourselves! Just because a piece of Christian music has the label “Christian” on it does NOT make it “truly Christian”!

For example, many “Christian” female vocalists sing all “sensual”, as though they’re singing to a LOVER, instead of Jesus Christ! (I’m sorry, but it’s true!) And with all the drum beats, back-beats, break-beats, clap-beats, I’d never know most of these songs were a supposedly “Christian” song!

Examples?

1). “Lauren Daigle – First” (This is sung the way a woman would sing to a lover!)

2). “TobyMac – Feel It” (This is sung as though the goal is to be like Bruno Mars!)

ETC….

But then again, what is a TRUE “Christian song”, by definition? Answer: It is one that completely clears the mind (in a GOOD sense), has NO “syncopation” or “background beats/distractions” and ENCOURAGES the Christian listener to worship Jesus (in spirit and in truth):

“Let Them See You” by JJ Weeks Band

Notice the difference there, folks? But again, I’m not personally judging or bashing the two above Christian artists (only Jesus knows their hearts), I’m just saying that the “syncopated-type music” and the *sultry*-sounding lyrics distracts from THE ACTUAL MESSAGE OF SALVATION!

There’s even this whole movement among the Christians today that we (as a whole), must become more “wordly” in our music and in our messages in order to “draw in more people from the world/those that are unsaved”.

HOWEVER, WHEN Christians or “the church” become more “worldly” in their “music” or in their “doings”, they’re actually doing themselves a SERIOUS disservice, as it’s showing the “worldly/unsaved people of the world” the message that: “Hey, Christians are just as worldly as WE are, so I guess there’s no real need to change and repent of our sins!

Even “country music” is not immune from Satan’s grip!

But in fact, let me take this one step further. A popular music artist (who openly worships Satan) has come out and admitted that each of her performances is “a sermon”. Interesting. Therefore, if we can apply her words to ALL secular music these days, and ALL secular music is “individual sermons”, then it most certainly sheds light on the fact that SATAN DESIGNED MUSIC AS ***SPIRITUAL WARFARE!***

Now that’s a tough message for most Christians to grasp (especially those born in the 80s and 90s!) They like their Def Leppard, Bruce Springstein, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Madonna, REO Speedwagon, Mister Mister, Poison, TLC, Metallica, Motley Crue, etc. But rarely do they ever look at all the symbolism (and “spiritual agendas”) BEHIND the music!

Most people might thinking that listening to music is an “innocent thing”. But believe me folks, most music was designed by Satan & his demons for ***HIGH SPIRITUAL WARFARE!!!!!!!***!!! And not only that, but did you know that nearly ALL music artists sell their souls to the Devil for money, fortune & fame? (It’s true!) Don’t believe me? Watch the following “rocumentary”, as it WILL open up your eyes as to what’s REALLY going on behind the scenes of the music industry & L.A./Hollywood!

Here is parts 1 through 5 on Youtube:

In order to see the whole entire series, please go to: https://www.goodfight.org/product/they-sold-their-souls-for-rock-n-roll-10-hr/

Now…..am I saying that ALL music is bad? No, ofcourse not. Music has been shown in studies to improve mood, sleep quality, memory, brain activity, etc. However, one should be more mindful from now on about just WHAT type of music they listen to. Because remember that music was designed by Satan for HIGH SPIRITUAL WARFARE! Remember that Satan USES music to “deceive the masses!” Plus remember that Satan uses music to try to take you AWAY from God/Jesus Christ!

But one of the BEST ways to “test” a song is to critically examine the LYRICS! (Please also remember that many popular songs of today have lyrics with “hidden meanings!”) Critically examine the lyrics and then ask yourself if it’s something you should be listening to or not. But again, don’t just look at the lyrics, examine the BEAT of the song, as well.

Example: If it’s a “Christian song” but has a “hip hop/break-beat” (and music video) that’s set up like a Bruno Mars song, then that should tell you something right there. Or if it’s a “Christian song” but you’re more focused on the “beat” or “the drums” or the “artist/sultry voice” than the “message”, then Houston, we’ve got a problem!

After watching both documentaries (both Christian Berdahl’s “The Distraction Dilemna” and “They Sold Their Souls For Rock N’ Roll”), my spiritual eyes were thoroughly opened and so NOW, when I flip through the radio stations and I hear songs that Satan originally intended to deceive people with, I am now armed with the spiritual knowledge of what the “true meanings” of those songs are and I am no longer deceived BY them! And trust me, it’s nothing short of a spiritually liberating feeling in Christ!

So……what types of music SHOULD a true born-again Christian be listening to, you may ask? Well, here’s my personal, spiritual recommendations:

1). Christian music that uplifts your spirit and ENCOURAGES you to worship Jesus in spirit and in truth (In other words, music that has you TRULY focused on the gospel/Jesus and NOT on the voice, the beat or the “rhythm”)

2). Romantic love songs that do NOT glorify fornication or anything else that’s unbiblical

3). Classical or uplifting instrumentals

I myself for years & years had been a long-time fan of Trance/Electronic, etc. music. But after critically examining the fact that if you slow it down, it sounds like a slow, repetitive voodoo beat highly spiritually disturbs me!

In fact, I even said a troubled-in-my-heart prayer to Jesus about it: Jesus, does it displease you that I occasionally listen to Trance/Electronic music, etc? and the answer I seemed to get back from him is THIS: “Does it encourage you to worship me at all? Or does it distract you & make you think of OTHER things, besides ME?”

Okay folks, I felt CONVICTED! And ever since then, I’ve severely limited my Trance/etc. listening! Because NOW, any time I listen to Trance etc. music, I can FEEL Jesus’s spiritual gaze upon me as if to say, “Feeling distracted, are we?” and I just can’t enjoy that type of music anymore! It just feels…….wrong!

Now……we’ve all heard that LUST can be a temptation or that TV/video games/food/drink can be a temptation. But can MUSIC also be a temptation? Answer: ABSOLUTELY! For after being “spiritually convicted” not to listen to Trance, etc. music anymore, I can’t tell ya HOW many times I’ve been “tempted” to listen to it! (And yes, sometimes I’ve given IN to the temptation to listen to it and then felt guilty & ashamed, afterwards!) 

Like, I really have to fight the urge to NOT listen to it, sometimes! It used to come as a natural habit to me…….Turn on the computer, hit the playlist, and give it a whirl! Believe me, it takes ALOT of spiritual discipline to NOT listen to our favorite music that actually spiritually DISTRACTS US and takes us AWAY from the gospel/Jesus Christ! I had to learn that the hard way!

Non-fornicating love songs, classical or uplifting instrumentals might not “seem” like they fully glorify Jesus. However……non-fornicating love songs can remind us of Jesus’s love for his church, while classical or uplifting instrumentals can remind us of the beauty of God’s creation, especially of “musical scales” in general. Many people don’t realize this but “music” is actually composed of mathematical algorithms! And our God (the God of the bible) is no doubt a “mathematical God!”

But that aside, did you know that they did a study on “plant growth” vs. “music”. And not surprisingly enough, when “plants” listened to classical music, they THRIVED! But yet, when plants listened to “death metal”, they withered up and DIED! (And if I remember correctly, BOTH types of music were played at the exact same volume, in the study!)

Therefore, it stands to reason: if “plants” (which are “living”) thrive on classical music, why wouldn’t WE? Studies have shown, for example, that listening to classical music before a test can increase test scores! (It would be interesting to see how plants responded to the JJ Weeks Band or non-fornicating love songs!)

But again, I digress. The moral of the story here is that MUSIC AFFECTS OUR SOULS – either for the positive or the negative. Therefore, it’s up to us to try to only listen to music that UPLIFTS our minds, hearts, bodies & spirits IN Jesus and that does NOT distract us from the gospel in any way, shape or form! I hope this post has given you something to think about, when it comes to music! What you listen to really DOES affect you SPIRITUALLY – rather you realize it or not! So choose wisely! Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Satan in “Christian Music”

For years, pastors in churches have encouraged many young church goers not to listen to “secular music” (which, in their minds, was of the devil) but instead, to listen to “Christian” or “gospel music”. And today, there are many young Christian music groups, to be sure. But just how truly “Christian” are they? Lets examine the evidence.

The following article in the Toronto Sun is about As I Lay Dying frontman, Tim Lambesis.

http://www.torontosun.com/2014/06/23/imprisoned-as-i-lay-dying-frontman-tim-lambesis-admits-to-lying-about-faith-to-sell-records

Sadly, Mr. Lambesis is not an outlier for there are MANY groups in the “Christian music bizz” that aren’t actually Christian but only PRETEND to be to sell records/etc.

Check out the following music video from one of the world’s most-renowned “Christian bands” P.O.D. — Watch real closely and you will see group members and audience members doing the devil sign. Seriously.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWl9tjO7KtA

1). boy doing devil sign at 1:09
2). demon screeches at 3:14 and beyond
3). 2:08-2:09 yet ANOTHER devil sign

And last but not least is a link to one of Carrie Underwood’s most recent music videos. (For those of you who don’t know Carrie Underwood, she’s the one renowned for singing “Before He Cheats” and “Jesus Take The Wheel). Carrie Underwood, by many, is considered to be the “Christian darling of country music”. However, there’s many dark & Satanic themes in her music videos.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVEBZLrjpw4

Right off the bat, if you listen without the sound on, you will notice SEVERAL Satanic themes in the video. You will see the color black (which represents death/decaying/dying), bright red painted fingernails (which represent Satan), a cemetery (which also represents death/decay/dying), black veils (which represent Satan and darkness) and a song that’s apparently about advocating MURDER!

In her “Jesus Take The Wheel” music video, you can ALSO notice several Satanic themes (if you view the video without the sound on). You will notice that she’s in a rich mansion, is looking into MIRRORS (a well-known Occultic symbol), does a very subtle devil sign at 1:16, a bright red chair and golden lamp (representing Satan and Satan’s throne), that she’s possessed at 1:25, that she’s actually SITTING in the red chair at 1:36 (meaning, her subservience to Satan), that she’s “smirking” at the viewer as IF to say “ha ha ha ha, you don’t know the difference!” at 1:40, that she gives a “smirk” at 1:41, etc. etc.

And in the following video, you can ALSO clearly see many Satanic themes all throughout. There’s FIRE onstage (signifying the FLAMES OF HELL), her & Miranda Lambert are all dolled up and dressed like hookers, not to mention the gyrating of their bodies and hips is ANYTHING **BUT** CHRISTIAN!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aK__-NEequM

And the actual music video rendition of the song fares no better, especially at 2:08 where Carrie Underwood’s not only dressed like a hooker but is gyrating her hips and body around like one!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4Yzj-m_SBk

Sadly, these two musical groups are just one of SEVERAL “Christian bands” who aren’t actually Christian but that only pretend to be in order to sell records.

But that goes back to a previous point I was trying to make. When we start to think another fellow human being, music group, movie, videogame etc. is SO GREAT, we begin to lose our focus on Jesus Christ & his true gospel of Salvation and that’s when we unwittingly open ourselves up to be lied to and deceived by demon spirits (demon spirits that are EVER so apparent in today’s “Christian music”).

But in fact, I’ve got an assignment for all you readers here on WordPress (yes, an actual assignment! lol). When you have some time set aside, flip through all the radio stations on your tuner dial. ALL OF THEM. And then go back and stop at the “Christian radio station” (if you have one). Notice anything?

If you didn’t know it was the “Christian radio station”, would you have thought it was a “popular hits” or “secular station”? Be honest with yourself. Because more than likely, you will notice NO DIFFERENCE between the Christian station and the “secular stations”. And the reason being is that “Christian music” is no longer “Christian music” but is rather a DIVERSION in order to deceive people into thinking that they’re listening to actual Christian music rather than just REPACKAGED SECULAR MUSIC with the name “Christian” stamped on it. God help us all!

U.2. is one of the most popular 80’s bands. Their hit song “I still haven’t found what I’m looking for” was a song that they PURPOSELY used to DECEIVE CHRISTIANS! Sadly, many Christians are unbeknown of this fact! In fact, most recently, Bono was even featured on a CHRISTIAN RADIO PROGRAM……..yes, CHRISTIAN RADIO PROGRAM……..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xU1zDgGkdj8

Pastor JD Farag gives an EXCELLENT sermon on the topic:

Start the video at 5:02 and go from there

At 10:48, he talks about the important point about how we can NOT serve two masters!

Christian Berdahl ALSO gives an EXCELLENT presentation on the subject, entitled “The Distraction Dilemna”

But if you really want to get down to the “nitty gritty” of things, most of ALL pre-recorded music is of the Devil, quite technically. Why? Because none of it has the “true heart” of God in it. When King David during the times of the Old Testament wrote the Psalms (which were also MUSICAL, by the way, and alot of people tend to forget that), he wrote them with his whole mind, heart, body and SOUL and it SHOWED!

However, when one hears a “pre-recorded” song on a Christian radio station today, the songs are just way too “convoluted” for one to truly pay attention to. It has too much backbeat, breakbeat, syncopation, etc. In fact, nearly all of them got what I call the “clap beat” or “Babylonian drumming pattern” in the background and I find that very annoying and distracting. Personally, I’ve ALWAYS hated the “clap beat” background in music, even as a small child.

In fact, I’ve always hated the concept of “clapping”, in and of itself even, but never really knew why…….I could never quite put my finger on it…….until I discovered most recently that the ancient Romans used to “clap” during ancient performances……in other words, “clapping” is actually of Pagan origin……so to me, that actually makes sense to me, now……who ever called that “music”, anyway? With a constant “clappy” background beat? It should instead be verbal words that say “headache, headache, headache”, haha! Does anyone ELSE out there hate the “clap beat” too, or is it just me?

Another interesting thing that alot of people don’t know (and wouldn’t know if they haven’t watched Christian Berdahl’s music seminar program entitled The Distraction Dilemma) is that a good majority of today’s music is actually based on REPETITIVE African tribal voodoo beats.

Now, before you get up in arms and call me crazy, consider the following 2 songs which demonstrate this: “What’s My Name?” by the Rolling Stones and “If you want it, come get it” by Selena Gomez.

The voodoo beats are meant to put the listener into a TRANCE. Have you ever wondered why all songs have a “long introduction” before the lyrics come about and also about WHY it is that certain songs get stuck in your head and start playing in your head OVER AND OVER AGAIN? And also why, when you try to think of ANOTHER song to try to get that song to get out of your head, THAT SONG then becomes stuck in your head and so on and so forth?

Also: WHY would music need to put you, the listener, into a TRANCE if it was all spiritually good? Think about that one for awhile……….Music (especially the kind of music in today’s world) is SPIRITUALLY DEMONIC, FOLKS! And music’s attack on the soul by Satan is ONLY THE BEGINNING! Because remember: For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” – Ephesians 6:12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s Called “Christian” Isn’t Always Christian! BEWARE!

I am amazed just how many people today think that just because certain music is labeled as “Christian“, that it must AUTOMATICALLY be good. But that personally can’t be further from the truth!

Here are just a few, sad examples of what modern day “Christian music” entails:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIcrgRMogP8 [Christian metal]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIbkTH1b1gU [Christian electro]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l18KIdZ_pDc [Christian rock]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73rjIq8UoEk [Christian rap]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3o8tjegpI8 [Christian rock]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAP51A4g5m8 [Christian country/pop]

Compare all those modern day examples with music that might’ve been traditional around the time of Jesus Christ

Christian Berdahl’s music seminar drives home the point I want to make on this:

Not to mention that pastor JD Farag gives an EXCELLENT presentation on the subject:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9d45_rO2bs&list=PL48B6C4A6FF0FEC56  Part 1 [watch from 3:12 and on]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=880cC2_rWBs&list=PL48B6C4A6FF0FEC56 Part 2 [watch from 2:10 and on]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmQtH4Yfzo4&list=PL48B6C4A6FF0FEC56  Part 3 [watch from 2:36 and on]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uWLMfk3nDc&list=PL48B6C4A6FF0FEC56  Part 4 [watch from 2:30 and on]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkdHUfnZ3Ss&list=PL48B6C4A6FF0FEC56  Part 5 [watch ALL of it]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ghhibj2vD1I&list=PL48B6C4A6FF0FEC56  Part 6 [watch ALL of it]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKMTE6AXjII Part 7 [watch ALL of it, but specifically focus around 1:30]

Plus walk into just about ANY church worship today and you won’t find the true spirit of God anywhere NEAR! For Satan has now taken over today’s Christian music and today’s Christian churches. Just look at the number of today’s Christian churches who now OPENLY SUPPORT GAY MARRIAGE and/or have OPENLY GAY CLERGY/PASTORS!

I even most recently had an experience where I walked into a local Lutheran church and had the shock of my LIFE! Not only did they entrust a 7-10 year old boy in a suit to take care of the “offering plate”, who seemed to scowl with disgust at anyone not putting money in it, but the pastor noted that the money wasn’t EVEN counted/accounted for (from what I understand of it), they barely mentioned the name of Jesus Christ AT ALL, sung hymns for a good 45 minutes, had people dressed to the nines, had a HUGE idolatrous statue of Jesus by the altar and (GASP!) had something written at the very bottom of their worship literature which stated “glory be to the Roman Catholic Church” or something of the like. I was HORRIFIED! And I’ve never stepped foot back inside that church ever, EVER again!

But then it finally occurred to me. It wasn’t just the Lutheran church or the Methodist church or the Baptist church etc., that had gone astray. But in fact, practically ALL the local churches here where I live have gone astray. Why? Because first of all, they were all worshipping on SUNDAY, which is the WRONG SABBATH! [The bible says the Sabbath is the SEVENTH day of the week, NOT the FIRST DAY of the week!] And secondly, all they seemed to care about were money, appearances, church budgets, who’s donating the most to charity, ways to RAISE more money for the church, and numbers. Not ONE person I saw ever gave their testimony of how they came to faith in Jesus Christ or even seemed to give a care in the world about me or why I was even there. In fact, Jesus Christ was barely even mentioned at all. Not to mention that I didn’t feel spiritually alive while attending any of their sermons. In fact, I felt quite dead on the inside.

Many Christians (and even non-Christians alike) seem to think that “being a true Christian” means going to church every Sunday and also that ANY music or object labeled as Christian is OK. But that couldn’t be further from the truth! God is not confined to a building or 4 walls. Many pastors and church people think that having a beautiful “building” will somehow glorify God and glorify their particular church. But they are only fooling themselves. For God searches the hearts and minds of ALL people. God cares more about what they are doing to serve HIM, rather than what they are doing to serve themselves or fellow man/popular culture!

So that begs of question, then…….what IS true Christian music and what IS a “true Christian?” and/or a true Christian church?

Answer A: TRUE Christian music comes from the soul. It is whatever music calms our minds and spirit and INSPIRES us to worship and serve God/Jesus Christ. Can someone truly say that Christian metal (which sounds no different from secular metal) or that Christian rap or electro music calms their spirit and truly INSPIRES them to worship/serve God/Jesus Christ?

Answer B: A TRUE Christian is one that reads the bible (front to back), takes it to 100% heart and actually believes and does what it says. For example, a person can’t just believe in the 10 commandments, the Oliviet Discourse/Sermon On The Mount and the Old & New Testament teachings about the Sabbath, etc. A person must actively KEEP THEM. For Jesus Christ said in the bible “if you love me, you will obey my commandments”. They will REPENT of their sins and realize their NEED for a Savior (Jesus Christ). They will also practice what they preach. For example, if they say people should give to the poor, then they will do likewise. They will also be wise as a serpent but gentle as a dove. They will strive to live their lives as close to the “ideal” as possible that Jesus Christ set for his followers in the bible. They will be slow to anger and quick to love. They will care more about what Jesus Christ thinks of them than what the world/popular culture/other people think of them. Etc.

Answer C: A TRUE Christian church is a small fellowship of believers who not only READ the bible front to back but that take it to 100% heart. So in other words, a TRUE Christian church would make the SEVENTH DAY (Saturday) the SABBATH, and NOT the First day of the week (Sunday). Plus they would also (in general) NOT partake in Pagan/Pagan Originated Holidays such as New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Halloween, Birthdays and Christmas and WOULD partake of the Lord’s Seven Annual Holidays (which the Lord’s people will STILL be celebrating, even during the time of the Millennial Kingdom – specifically the Feast of Tabernacles).

And no, I’m honestly not sure HOW ancient biblical peoples kept track of their age and what not. They didn’t celebrate birthdays more than likely, since the bible would’ve likely mentioned it if they had. But they had to’ve done SOMETHING to keep diligent track of how old people were back then and I’m not sure what that “something” is. If anyone ever finds the answer, let me know.

But I ask you this: the next time you or your church celebrate a holiday, ask yourself if that holiday is really, truly of God/Jesus Christ or not and rather or not the bible truly commands you to celebrate such holidays. If not, then it would be wise to not celebrate them and focus on worshipping Jesus Christ, instead (the one you SHOULD be worshipping if you are a true Christian).

And when you listen to “Christian” music or videos on Youtube or read “Christian” magazine articles or blogs, or watch “Christian” movies on Netflix, etc., ask yourself if that music, video, book, article, blog is truly “biblical” or not. Because believe it or not, there are many things in Christian movies that actually go AGAINST the bible. One example of this is in the movie called “Jesus: The Greatest Story Ever Told”, starring Jeremy Sisto as Jesus. There are SEVERAL biblical inaccuracies, as follows:

1). John the Baptist tells Jesus to repent of his sins. This is an abomination! For Jesus Christ HAD no sin!

2). Mother Mary had to prompt Jesus to go out into the world and “find his way”. This is wrong! Jesus Christ knew who he was from the beginning and needed no “prompting” on anyone’s part, for example, when he stayed in the heavenly Father’s house (the temple) when he was only 12 years old!

3). When father Joseph dies, Jesus gets angry and yells at God, demanding Him to bring Joseph back to life. The real Jesus would NEVER do that. He said from the beginning that everything he did was not his will, but the will of the Father in Heaven. 

4). Instead of Jesus going out to greet/collect the first of his two disciples while they were fishing on the boat, the 2 disciples first come to HIM!

5). When confronted by a Gentile woman begging for help, Jesus (Jeremy Sisto) says : “this woman has taught me that my message is for the Gentiles, too” [Jesus Christ is the Lord and he NEEDS no teaching from ANY “human”!]

6). He has a romantic interest in Mary (sister of Martha) & considers marrying her [Jesus doesn’t lust!]

7). He has no siblings [a nod to the Catholic church, that claims that Mary was a perpetual virgin, even though the bible says that JESUS HAD BROTHERS AND SISTERS!]

8). He is baptized in knee-deep water with SPRINKLING, instead of FULL IMMERSION!

9). A crippled man he healed had to be helped to walk afterwards due to his atrophied muscles still being weak and painful.

10). Instead of Jesus being on the boat WITH the disciples DURING the time of the STORM, the movie shows Jesus (Jeremy Sisto) out in the middle of the ocean [during the time of the storm] walking TOWARDS the boat.

And I’m sure there’s probably more, but the for sake of space, I will just cover those 10, for now. But the point I want to try to make is that what is called “Christian” isn’t always, truly Christian. You can’t mix truth with lies! Therefore, I’m sad to say that the movie Jesus: The Greatest Story Ever Told is a lie! It depicts a human, non-divine Jesus. I mean, even just looking at the video cover makes me CRINGE! It shows the actor who portrayed Jesus with his robe a little down and his chest showing, AS IF to subconsciously advertize him as some sort of “sex symbol!”

Actually, my best advice to you all is NOT to watch “Jesus movies”. Because the one I just mentioned up above is only a slew of MANY biblically inaccurate movies out there! And the producers/directors want to cry out “right of creative film-making” but the truth is, you can’t exchange the true, biblical truth of Jesus for a lie!

I pray that ALL who read this will further think about what type of reading, blogs, movies, music, tv they let into their hearts, minds and homes, and do away  with the things that aren’t pleasing to the Lord Yeshua/Jesus Christ and that all Christian movie/music producers will STOP making biblically inaccurate music and movies and start making TRUE, biblical music and movies, based 100% from the bible, word for word, King James Version. Amen.

 

Satan’s War On the Soul Through *Music*

Many experts say that “media doesn’t effect people” or “it’s ONLY music”, “it’s ONLY a book”, “it’s ONLY a tv show”, etc. But clearly, “mass media” (specifically music) DOES effect people.

Just look at all the people on Youtube, Facebook, Myspace who post “cover songs”, “parodies”, “imitations of others” or videos about a 3-year old crying over a “pop music star” and we KNOW firsthand that media DOES in fact “effect people”.

Satan uses MANY tricks, ploys, people around us and distractions/gimmicks to try to get us as far AWAY from the true gospel of Jesus Christ/Salvation as much as possible! He does this because he is the “Master Deceiver” and the “Father of All Lies”. There is no truth in him!

And the truth is, ALL music is meant to put the listener in a trance/meditative state. But rather it’s a good trance or a bad trance will ofcourse depend on the listenerer themselves and the song itself.

Is it a good song that uplifts the spirit and encourages our very own soul spirit to worship Jesus Christ in all his power & glory in the heavens or is it a song that decieves and distracts us and takes us AWAY from the true gospel of Jesus Christ, on the subconscious level?

Have you ever had a song that was stuck in your head and kept playing over and over again in your mind and you couldn’t figure out why? And then, you’d stop trying to think of THAT song, only to have ANOTHER song get stuck in your head? There is a REASON that happens!

Here, Pastor JD Farag talks about the “dangers” of music and how Satan uses music to “destroy the soul”.

http://www.youtube.com/user/alohabibleprophecy#p/u/9/GKMTE6AXjII

And in this powerful & riveting “rockumentary”, it discusses things about the music industry you never even knew!!!! A MUST-SEE!

http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists?p=E1BFD865A08E6C1B&pi=0

A third must-see is the documentary entitled “The Distraction Dilemma” by Christian Berdahl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki3-VcoEkfY

Many songs are based on African tribal “voodoo beats”. Just think of how many songs today have “repetitive drum beats” in them. And trust me, there’s a REASONING for that!

And have you ever wondered why each “song” has an “introduction” before the lyrics even come about? The meaning of a song’s introduction is to put the listener into a “trance-like state” so that by the time the music starts to play, the listener is already in a “trance” and isn’t fully cognizant of the “meaning behind the music”.

How many of us have liked a song based on the “beat” and the beat, ALONE? Not really being fully aware of the song’s lyrics or what they were about? Plus how many songs have you heard where the lyrics are somewhat “blurred” and hard to figure out? Trust me, there’s a reasoning for all that!

It’s highly believed by some biblical scholars that Satan was the “choir leader” in heaven (before the fall)! From the way the bible describes, it sounds as if he were a walking. talking music “instrument” himself! So then, is it really any wonder that Satan uses modern day music to DESTROY PEOPLE FROM WITHIN?

Just look at any modern day music video by Cyrus, Gaga, Perry, Gomez, etc. and you will see blatant sexuality, dark Satanic themes, and the full-out mocking of Jesus Christ and the bible! Have you EVER seen a music video or rock song mock Joseph Smith, Allah, Buddha, Krishna, etc? Even ONE? And why is that, do you think? On the other hand, just how many rock/popular songs have we seen that have actually MOCKED Jesus Christ and the bible? Too many to count, right?

Which begs of question: what is so darn THREATENING about a LOVING GOD, that loved the world and humanity SO MUCH, that he sent his one and only begotten Son, Jesus Christ Almighty, to die on a Roman cross for the forgiveness of mankind’s sins? Because lets face it, Joseph Smith isn’t going to save a person from the eternal flames of God, neither is the Virgin Mary or Krishna or Buddha or Satan himself, for that matter!

Satan KNOWS he can’t just full out come out at us full-speed ahead and ANNOUNCE his presence as in: “hi, I’m Satan and I’m here to deceive you!” He knows he has to be much more “subtle” than that and so MUSIC is the means by which he DOES just that!

Did you know that before a song or album goes out on the market, it is placed on a Satanic altar and has demon spirits conjured INTO the “master copy” of a song and that the demon “spirits” then follow every subsequent “copy” that is made of the song?

Like, sit back and really think about this for awhile. After listening to today’s “popular music”, do you feel CLOSER to God/Jesus Christ or more ALIENATED from God/Jesus Christ? Truly think about it and be honest with yourselves! Because today’s music and today’s “music industry”, in and of itself, was designed by Satan to try to take you AWAY from Jesus Christ and his gospel of salvation!

Even today’s “Christian music” is suspect. It gots what I call the “clap beat” in most of the songs, strong “drumming”, electric guitars, etc. And the lyrics to many of the songs are so “sultry”. I begin to feel as though it’s some woman singing to her “lover”, rather than singing to God/Jesus Christ. I know most of you probably know what I’m talking about, right there.

Not to mention that many of today’s “Christian artists” have actually come out and admitted that they’re not IN it for God/Jesus Christ but are rather in it “for the money”, as the following article demonstrates:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-blog/wp/2014/06/19/convicted-singer-of-christian-metal-band-as-i-lay-dying-comes-out-as-an-atheist/

Sadly, this case is not the “outlier”! Many from the “secular music world” have now gone into the “Christian market” since “there’s more money in it” (NO JOKE!)

So please, don’t be deceived! Be VERY, VERY mindful of the “music” you listen to! Even today’s “Christian music”. Even INSTRUMENTAL music (such as “Trance Music”). Satan has MANY, MANY, MANY ways by which to “musically deceive” us. However, it doesn’t mean we have to listen to him! In fact, it’s better to defy modern-day music altogether and just listen to songs like “Greensleeves”, “How he loves us”, “Let them see you in me”, etc.

“Lord Jesus, in your great, heavenly name, I pray that ALL souls who are currently bound to “modern day music” will soon have their souls UN-CHAINED from such “music” and be set free from it! I pray that you will open up their minds, hearts, bodies and spirits to the truth about the DAMAGES of modern day music to one’s soul and mind and that you will enlighten them to the TRUTH about today’s modern day “music industry” and how truly evil and Satanic it is! I also pray that you will point such souls towards music that is soul-UPLIFTING, instead of soul-DAMNING! Please use YOUR own heavenly music and song to draw them closer TO you, Lord, instead of farther away from you! Please don’t allow Satan to musically deceive them, anymore! Amen”.