On a 1 to 10 where does the importance of music relate in your life? 10 music is very effective in my spiritual battles, or a 1, music is there but not as important by any means. As Christians we tend to here songs on Sunday and then on the radio and eventually get sick of them. Believe me, I have. We here the same song over and over. These are great songs, but through this we have a tendency to push towards secular music. Therefore wrecking our week with language and sin. I have noticed this in my own life. It isn’t healthy to let music dictate what is happening for the week, but we tend too. If you are listening to morally bad music, then your just adding fuel to the flame of sin. There is nothing in the bible against secular music, but as Christians we should be listening to music that will build us up, and give glory to God. There are many great secular songs, but we can’t get brainwashed by music that is unpleasing to God.
For instance: you listen to music on the ride to work. You hear language that isn’t pleasing to God, everyday you are surrounded by coworkers that say that same language. Later on in that week you start letting “one” or two fly. Then you are right back where you started. It is inevitable that we are going to sin, but the general thought is that your music might not be helping your battle.
So, we started with the bad, now it’s time for the good. Music is great is spiritual battles. I’m currently in my own battle over porn and lust. During the reformation they sang the hymn A Mighty Fortress is Our God. They used this song to propel them to victory. Historical proof that music helps. This song is on the line between Christian and secular. It doesn’t use unpleasant language. Note: I am not responsible for this content, I did not write this, or help in the production of it in anyway. Sorry I have to say that or else I might get sued. (Shrug emoticon here)
This song has been my “revolution” song. Whenever I am struggling I think of this song. This song reminds me what and who I am resisting. “If you can here that you want a resistance, burn a candle in your window til the wicks end, If you can hear this you’re the hope of our mission, To change the future through the power of resistance.
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Our goal as men and women of Christ is to change the future, some might argue that resistance isn’t the best path. Resistance is! As Christians we must embrace change, but stand for what we believe. It is time to wake up and fight. We have millions of churches across the world. What would happen if we all started to share the gospel. If we all, at the exact same time started knocking on doors. First off I think the media would have a frenzy, but second I am convinced that the people would come to Christ, why? Because we have God on our side, and on the other we have the Holy Spirit. Wouldn’t this be awesome? It might be my childlike ambition, but WHAT IS IN OUR WAY? What is stopping us? Fear? Forget fear, forget the devil, we are challenged as Christians to go and share the gospel.
Please, do not read this article and throw it away. Think about it, pray about it. Now is the time of revolution, just like it was during the reformation. It is time to bring people to Christ.
Romans 8:18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.
With everything said, how important is music to Christians. Hint: After everything I have said, it should probably be a 12.