GOD IN THE SOUNDS & SONGS

Have you ever wondered why every human being including babies responds to pleasant sounds and enjoys listening to songs or music of some sort?

I find it quite amazing! And I would usually wonder why? Especially considering another fact that no matter a person's race or tribe, and no matter what age or level in life a person has attained, they would still enjoy the sound of music of at least one genre, even though they may not be a fan of any kind of sports...

And considering the thousands of religions around the world and diverse means to spiritual enlightenment invented by men whether for good or evil, yet there is literally none that does not involve sounds or songs of some sort...

Many also do agree that 'music is food for the soul', having good therapeutic advantages also... But, is that really all there is to the songs???... And could there be a greater purpose to the music, considering from the perspective of life's source???

The fact however remains, that music for Ages has made massive impact in lives and generations in no small way... With some of the most renowned celebrities emanating from the music industry...

The other fact also remains, that both God (the Creator of all things) and the Devil (God's Arch-Enemy) both have a very high interest in this vital aspect of humanity...

As we know from Scriptures, that sounds and songs are a major core in the Heavens... With the myriads of the Angelic and other Heavenly Beings worshipping The Almighty God non-stop with sounds that we can only fathom from the perspective of Eternity...

We also know from understanding Scriptures, that the Angel Lucifer (now called Satan/the Devil) before his fall, was a Chief Musician amongst the Angelic Hosts and his entire being and makeup were framed with sounds and unusual musical abilities...

Little wonder then, that the only man in Scriptures who God referred to as 'the man after His heart' (David), was known to be a prolific songwriter, singer, dancer and worshipper; And till this day, the Book of Psalms in the Bible largely written by King David is yet one of the most vital Books in the Bible...

Also noting that even in the Church of God back in the days, till this day, the Choir or Singers department is often the most popular and most dignified... While the Choir-Master or Music-Director is one position most congregations cannot do without... With diverse testimonies of miracles having been known to take place in sessions of praise and worship...

Though in the same vein, some of the biggest challenges often heard of in church administration and amongst Believers, equally emanate from the same department (The Choir)... While in the natural world, most social vices and social justice movements are often propagated by Musicians; with some of them ending their lives in unnatural ways...

From all indications... There seems and there really is much more to songs and sounds than the natural mind could comprehend... And music simply being acclaimed as food for the soul would not do enough justice to the deeper questions in our minds...

The truth is that God indeed created all living Creatures and Beings on Earth for His own glory, and he put the ability for sounds and songs in them to bring Him pleasure, just as the Angelic and other Celestial Beings do in the Worlds beyond...

This, however, has equally attracted the interest of God's Arch-Enemy, who also desires the worship of the Earthly Beings, since he could not win that of Heaven in the Great Battle which led to his casting out from God's Abode for the pride in his heart...

Unfortunately so, that same pride of heart often subtly finds its way into the hearts of the unwary Music leaders in the Church, even till this day, and as much as many do have their views on such situations, its root is yet found way back from the Beginning...

Be that as it may... The subject of acceptable songs of worship to God may be yet a matter of controversy, however, the certain fact remains that, with God, the heart from which the sounds emanate is far more important than the voice or instruments with which the sounds are made...

And there is really no music or songs that are of no value or incapable of having either a positive or negative impact on a person's mind and consequently the person's life... Because it would be only a matter of time before the listener starts to behave and become like whatever or whoever the songs are glorifying, oftentimes even unconsciously...

Therefore, it becomes important to guard one's ears even as much as we guard our hearts... Because indeed, the ear is one of the vital gates into one's life... As many have gained in life simply by what they've been listening to, just as many have lost bearing in life simply by what they gave their hearing to...

And as the Scriptures says:

"...Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for Thou hast created all things, and for Thy pleasure they are and were created." 
Revelation 4:11 (KJV)

"...Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord."
Psalms 150:6 (KJV)

Indeed! He made all things to bring Him glory even in their sounds and songs... And every thing else which may exist for any purpose other than this, stands to be cut down only in a matter of time...

Simply put! If the sounds or the songs are not drawing you or others into an awareness of God or creating in you a hunger for a deeper relationship and fellowship with God, then it does not carry God's signature, and it does not add any eternal value to your life or the lives of others...

So, I leave you with this food for thought:

Since Heaven would be made up of people from diverse races and languages, in what language would all sing to worship in Heaven?

#GodisStillinCharge

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