Making God’s Music For Him
Music was created by God to unite His heart with the hearts of His worshippers. Music is praise. Every time you sing, you are praising someone or something. Music is also worship; and every time you sing, you worship. Satan was God’s first high priest in the Heavenly temple and had the gift of creating majestic music to bless the heart of God and to bless Heaven. In his great gifts that God had given him, he became exalted and changed his tunes to glorify himself instead of God. That’s the sad story of Satan and every singer that turns from pure music that glorifies God alone to self-music that glorifies man. Music is one of Satan’s prime instruments of destruction.
The saints of God are God’s music makers. In fact, no saint will keep his joy very long if he loses his song. The level of our joy will be determined by the power of the song within us. The devil can never defeat a saint unless he first steals the saint’s song. "… the joy of the LORD is your strength." (Nehemiah 8:10), and joy and singing go together. The Spirit said, "Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." (Ephesians 5:19-20). That’s a clear statement to the saints that we are God’s music makers.
God the Father does not want the world making our music for Him. When all you can do is put in a CD or a cassette and let the moneymakers make your music, you have lost your song. Of course, great music by Godly saints and clean living people is wonderful and we should avail ourselves of their songs, but we should not let anyone do our singing for us. Homes and families should have regular and personal times when they sing and worship together. The family altar should include singing. The family meals are a wonderful time for a song before the meal.
The righteousness of Christ actually has a song in its wake. You cannot be filled with righteousness without it inspiring a song. His righteousness is the nature of God and that nature is fullness of joy and you cannot stop joy from singing. Jesus said, "Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled." (Matthew 5:6) Notice the word, "filled". The idea is of the saint of God hungering and thirsting after Jesus’ nature until the whole person is "filled" or saturated with Him. You cannot put a lid on that. It will burst its cover and spring out like a fountain.
In fact, Jesus spoke of this life in the Spirit as being "rivers of living water." So much of the Christian church knows nothing of these rivers. Stoic Christianity has no power to change lives. Christians full of joy and song will be as contagious as the measles. The Lord said, "… If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified." (John 7:37b-39) You cannot stop a song from the life full of these "rivers of living water."
Only you can maintain your song. The Bible says, "It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools." (Ecclesiastes 7:5) It also warns against wine and song mixed. "They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it." (Isaiah 24:9) You cannot sing the Lord’s song in an unclean place. The Babylonians turned to Israel to sing their songs of Zion in a strange land. They said, "How shall we sing the LORD’S song in a strange land?" (Psalm 137:4) Singing in a bar on Saturday night and in church on Sunday morning is an abomination to the Lord. The new theme is crossover music. That very thought is exactly what happened to the devil in Heaven, and he got cast out.
I have reclaimed my song and I beg of you to join me. David learned that he could keep or regain his song, "When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell." "And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD." (Psalm 27:2,6) God is not listening for the beauty of your tune, but for love of your heart. Sing to Him. Make His music for Him, and He will show up to bless and strengthen your soul.