Rhapsody Of Realities 28 May 2022 By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome (Christ Embassy): Music Is Beyond Lyrics
TOPIC: Music Is Beyond Lyrics (Rhapsody of Realities 28 May 2022)
“And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the LORD: And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them” (Exodus 6:2-3).
Rhapsody Of Realities For Today MESSAGE:
There are some things that have crept into the house of God for many years, ruining people’s lives and many never knew. For example, some of the different styles of music and dance in some churches today, where did they come from? What spirits are behind such music and dance? The spirit behind certain music or dance is the significance of it.
If, for instance, a Christian likes to sing or dance to Reggae music, as much as we may appreciate Reggae music, the question would be, “What is the source of Reggae music?” Music is not just the lyrics; make no mistakes about it. The sound of music is important just as the source is important.
Certain music could attract demons into people’s lives without them knowing. There are things that God allows us to do for a certain time of our lives, and after a while He will demand a change, knowing that it was within His permissive will. When He brings in that change, we must be willing to embrace it.
We read in our theme scripture what He said to Moses. He said to him, “Abraham, Isaac and Jacob knew me as El Shaddai; they did not know me as Jehovah; but I am Jehovah.” Why was this important? By the revelation of El Shaddai, Moses would not be able to bring the children of Israel out of Egypt. Moses would need the “Jehovah” revelation, and by the hand of Jehovah, he would deliver the children of Israel out of Egypt. That is the purpose of the revelation that was given to Moses.
Likewise, as we prepare for the coming of the Lord, there are certain things we must change based on the guidance of the Spirit and revelation from His Word. There is a way He wants us to live, serve and worship Him, especially through music. We must be open and willing to receive His guidance and correction. Praise God!
Dear Father, thank you for unveiling to me these treasures of wisdom and training, and for educating my spirit on spiritual realities, to walk in righteousness in my worship of you. My sacrifice of praise and worship come to you as sweet-smelling savour, because they are offered from a heart washed from all worldliness and impurities, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Acts 17:30 (TPT) “In the past God tolerated our ignorance of these things, but now the time of deception has passed away. He commands us all to repent and turn to God.”
1 John 2:15 (KJV) “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”
2 Corinthians 6:17 (GNB) “And so the Lord says, ‘You must leave them and separate yourselves from them. Have nothing to do with what is unclean, and I will accept you.”
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
John 13:31 – 14:1-14 & 2 Kings 23-25
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
1 Corinthians 14:1-9 & Proverbs 24
Rhapsody of Realities 2022 Devotional was written by Pastor Pastor Chris Oyakhilome (D.Sc., D.D.). President of Loveworld Inc. aka Christ Embassy Int’l.