Tuesday, September 1, 2009

“Anointed Music – 101”…Blog.

“Anointed Music – 101”…Blog.

Recently I came across…
a site on ‘Face Book’, called “Anointed Music”. As I viewed some of the music posted I became concerned that it sends the ‘Wrong Message’. I also have a “You Tube” account and there seems to be the same mentality there. But I remember when Church songs that had a ‘definite message’. Now a day’s… one can hardly tell the difference between them and… ‘Rock Music.’

(1John 2:27) But = the Anointing = which you received = from Him = abides in you, = and = you do not need anyone to teach you. = But as = His Anointing = teaches you concerning all things, = and is True = and no Lie, = and as He has taught you, = abide in Him.

Well what about “Anointing”…? This ‘Anointing’ that is spoken about in the New Testament is the “Holy Spirit”. In the NT economy the “Holy Spirit”… seals the True Believer and never leaves. It was much different in the Old Testament. But this word “Anointing” deals specifically with the “Holy Spirit”. It was pictured in the OT with the ‘Anointing Oil’ used in the sacrifices offered to God… in the Tabernacle and in the Temple and anointing Kings.

(1Samuel 16:13-14) And Samuel = took the horn of oil = and anointed him = in the midst of his brothers. = And the Spirit of Jehovah = came on David = from that day forward. = And Samuel rose up = and went to = Ramah.
(1Sam 16:14) But = the Spirit of Jehovah = departed from Saul, = and = an evil spirit from Jehovah = terrified him.

The NT Believer… has this ‘Anointing’ or ‘Sealing [2Cor 2:22]’ forever. The OT believer… lost this ‘Anointing’… when he chose to disobey “God”… as King Saul did. Many today cannot distinguish between the… “Anointing of God”… and just plain ‘human talent’. When one performs with ‘feeling and bravado’… some equate that to that ‘Anointing’ that is of the Holy Spirit. It is “Not”…!

(Isaiah 8:20) To = the Law = and = to the Testimony! = If = they = do not speak = according to this = Word, = it is because = no light = is in them.

Now is the Time… to ask “You!” ‘IF’… one calls music… ‘Anointed’… and the Song “Does NOT”… agree “100%” with the Scriptures… “Should IT”… then be called… ‘Anointed?’ How much are you willing to settle for? 50%...? 75%...? 90%...? That is why I say that… ‘Calling’… Contemporary [Pseudo] Christian Music… “Anointed”… Is Completely Wrong!

If it is called… “Anointed”… does it mean that the… “Words and Lyrics”… are given to the writer by “God”…” And are they, on the same… “Level & Authority”… as the Bible? About now… there are some that will not finish this Blog. I simply ask you to open your Bible… to any of the ‘Psalms’. That was the “Hymn Book”… of the “Real Anointed Music”… sung by Israel, God’s chosen peoples. Read “Any One” of them as they are… “Anointed!”

(2Timothy 3:16) All Scripture is = God-breathed, = and = is profitable = for doctrine, = for reproof, = for correction, = for instruction = in righteousness,

(2Peter 1:20-21) knowing this first, = that no prophecy = of the Scripture = came into being = of its own = private interpretation.
(2Pet 1:21) For prophecy = was not borne = at any time = by the will of man, = but holy men of God = spoke = being borne along by = the Holy Spirit.

This is “Anointed”… 'The Scriptures'! But to say that… ‘Anointed Music’… is Anointed… is just plain Wrong! About now… you will ask yourself… “Is that True…?”

(1Thessalonians 5:21) Prove all things, = hold fast = to the good.

To help you understand... what I am saying, perhaps the next time you go to Church… look at one of the “Old Hymnals” that used to be used? While visiting a church, I happened by an open supply closet and found a supply of those old Hymnals. That Church had removed them from the pews and replaced congregational singing with their… ‘Live Entertainment’… of contemporary music.

When I attended… Public School, they read the Bible every morning over the PA system. Now a day’s… if someone carries a “Bible” in ‘Public School’… they are treated as a “Leper”. So today the Modern Church… has moved away from… “Truth in Music”… and substituted… Entertainment Music. The songs are missing… “Doctrine”… and have substituted the same few sentences… repeated over and over again.

(Judges 21:25) In those days = there was no king in Israel. = Every man = did the right = in his own eyes.

So today…
as Church attendance dwindles, they have ‘Switched Over’ to contemporary music to make it more palatable to the ‘unthinking and unknowing’. Say it isn’t so? Society has changed so very much so that the “Leave it to Beaver” program seems antiquated. The moral climate has changed so very much… so you now see… ‘SEX’ going on between unmarried… ‘Domestic Partners’. This is ‘delivered’ into your ‘Home’ and shown to your ‘Children’… on the “TV & Videos!”

All Music is a Sermon…! The words are what conveys… “The Message!” It is as simple as the “Rap”… where the Gangster emulates the Wrong and says… “Kill all the Cops!” This justification mentality has even crept into the Churches. The clothing of the “Church Choir”… where they wore ‘Choir Robes’… has been replaced with the “Latest Fashion” for those presenting the ‘music’. I have seen women singing on the platform with… “Less than Covering Clothing!”

Simply Compare… these two songs!

The Original song… “A mighty fortress is our God”... by Martin Luther, “1853”.

A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing;Our helper He, amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing:For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe;His craft and power are great, and, armed with cruel hate,On earth is not his equal.
Did we in our own strength confide, our striving would be losing;Were not the right Man on our side, the Man of God’s own choosing:Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is He;Lord Sabaoth, His Name, from age to age the same,And He must win the battle.
And though this world, with devils filled, should threaten to undo us,We will not fear, for God hath willed His truth to triumph through us:The Prince of Darkness grim, we tremble not for him;His rage we can endure, for lo, his doom is sure,One little word shall fell him.
That word above all earthly powers, no thanks to them, abideth;The Spirit and the gifts are ours through Him Who with us sideth:Let goods and kindred go, this mortal life also;The body they may kill: God’s truth abideth still,His kingdom is forever.

And now.... the Contemporary Version. “A mighty fortress is our God”

Simply compare the Words.

Our God is, a consuming fire, A burning holy Flame, with glory and freedomOur God is, the only righteous judge,Ruling over us with kindness and wisdomWe will keep our eyes on YouWe will keep our eyes on YouA mighty fortress is our GodA sacred refuge is Your NameYour Kingdom is unshakableWith You forever we will reignOur God is, jealous for His ownNone could comprehend, His love and His mercyOur God is exalted on His throneHigh above the heavensForever He’s worthy...We will keep our eyes on YouWe will keep our eyes on YouWe will keep our eyes on YouWe will keep our eyes on YouSo we can set our hearts on YouLord we will set our hearts on You! © 2009 SIX STEP RECORDS

In closing I will simply leave you with Scripture…!

(Hebrews 5:11-to-14) We = have much to say = about this, = but it is difficult to explain = because = you have become = too lazy to understand.
(Heb 5:12) In fact, = though by now = you should be teachers, = you still need someone = to teach you = the basic Truths = of God's Word. = You have become people = who need milk = instead of solid food.
(Heb 5:13) For everyone = who lives on milk = is still a baby = and = is inexperienced = in the message = of righteousness.
(Heb 5:14) But solid food = is for mature people, = whose minds = are trained by practice = to distinguish = good from evil.

Thank you for Your EAR! Roger //Email// atruth459@yahoo.com

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