Rev. Mike Jones
Music can Teach us (Books of the Bible Song); Calm us (Jesus Loves me); and Encourage us (Just a little Boy David). MUSIC IS A MINISTRY. As such it Entertains us, Enlightens us, and Encourages us when:
1. Seeking for the Will of God: When Elisha was asked to give the king advice about how to defeat the Moabites‑II Kings 3:15 But now bring me a minstrel. And it came to pass, when the minstrel played, that the hand of the Lord came upon him.
2. When faced with a “bad Spirit: I Sam 16:23 And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.
3. To show you’re filled with the Spirit: Eph 5:18‑19 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
4. When Sorrow surrounds you: Isaiah 30:29 Ye shall have a song, as in the night, when a holy solemnity is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goeth with a pipe to come into the mountain of the Lord, to the mighty One of Isreal
5. When you feel good and want to encourage others: James 5:13 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.
6. To Defeat your enemy: II Chron 20:21‑22 And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the Lord, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the Lord; for his mercy endureth for ever. And when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten.
7. To “Preview” Heaven: Rev 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
May this great “Heavenly Hymn” be an example in all our music for it magnifies‑
God’s Provision of Salvation
Put a Song in your heart and a testimony on your lips and tell the world about Jesus today.