There is no music that is neutral. There was a time in a part of America, they noticed a group of youths in a certain age were dying. They decided to do a survey, they discovered a particular music they were all listening to.
The music tells them that “there was nothing in this world; what were they living for?” And these youngsters started drinking all kinds of things and taking their lives. They had to ban that music.
Every music has an image. As you sing a song, an image is created. That’s why if you read Daniel 3:5, the bible says “…at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp… and all kinds of MUSIC, ye fall down and worship the golden IMAGE that Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set up”.
Every music you hear, its image holds you in captivity. Nebuchadnezzar knew he could do nothing except he initiates music. When the devil was in Heaven he was a musician, so when God kicked him out of Heaven, God did not take the music gift out of him.
Every part of the devil as a cherub was music. He was casted to hell as an unrighteous cherub, so music is still in him.
He is interested in music. This whole world, there are 6500 languages. In Africa there are 2000 languages.
In Nigeria there are 500 languages. And somebody will sing a song that is not in any of the languages; not in any of the 6500 languages of the world; not in any of the 2000 languages of Africa; not in any of the 500 languages of Nigeria and people are following the song.
“Dorime…Ameno…” people are following the song. A song that was released in 1996 with no meaning. Go and Google it. It was sang by an artiste called ERA and it has no meaning. It has no meaning physically, but spiritually it has. It sounds like a solitude but spirits are attracted.
When an evil spirit came upon Saul, the only way David took down the evil spirit was to initiate music; because every music has an image, so when David began to release that music that portrays the image of the almighty God the evil spirit could not stand it.
This is why one of the people that should be extremely careful are music ministers because Satan can manipulate them. Satan knows that they are the people that ushers people into God’s presence. So the devil manipulates them – for many of them he will fire the spirit of immorality, he will fire pride, he will fire arrogance, he will fire all kind of things to their lives.
When somebody is playing an ungodly music around you and you don’t have control of that space, walk away. If you have control of that space, stop it or else you will be confused. When you are there and you don’t say anything, when you leave, the song will start playing in your head unconsciously. My wife can tell you, I don’t watch negative videos.
Go through your musical tastes and playlist. And do this prayerfully with all the honesty you can muster. As you honestly assess each artist you enjoy listening to and their music, ask yourself some simple questions:
What does this music inspire me to do? Am I influenced by this artist and their music to read my bible more, pray more, go to church more, abstain from sexual sin and walk in holiness? Or is it influencing me to think more about myself and my own fleshly desire for worldly and sensual validation.
WHEN YOU LISTEN TO SOME MUSIC IN YOUR COLLECTION, WHAT DOES IT MAKE YOU FEEL?
Does it Inspire you to Godliness or to Carnality?
“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” (Philippians 4:8).