My husband and I like old music. We like most of the music from the
seventies and sixties, whether it be rock, country, pop, blues, …
A couple of weeks ago we had the TV on and the Grammys had just started. We do not watch the Grammys; however AC/DC started the show so we thought we’d watch a little.
It ran through my mind the moment the show started that it was so sad how satan has taken over the music industry. Music has changed in my opinion, and not for the better.
Not long after having this thought, AC/DC begins singing “Highway to Hell” and the entire audience had glowing red devil horns on their heads. It was an ugly confirmation to what music has become…a mockery.
It is believed by many that lucifer was a very high ranking angel in charge of the ministry of music. I believe there is beautiful music in heaven; music that glorifies our Lord. Here on earth, our music can either glorify God or not. It is sad to see that so many famous and glorified music talent of today choose to glorify sex, drugs, violence…anything but God.
Think about it. God created the angels with specific jobs in mind. There was one angel who was given great beauty and wisdom. This angel was to always be in God’s presence and had the great responsibility of keeping the beautiful flow of godly music throughout the heavens. Next God creates man in His own image. Man has an immortal soul and is made to one day share in God’s divine nature. The angles became man’s protector, guide and servant. Out of jealousy of man, one angel with much power headed a rebellion against the Creator.
What did God do? Those angels were cast out of heaven. God sent His only Son to save mankind. Jesus was tempted by the evil one just as we are tempted. He was promised riches and control over all of the world. Jesus instead took up a cross and allowed Himself to be murdered rather than go against His Father.
The devil is very cunning. He has been very patient and has gradually diluted man’s sense of right and wrong. He used his ministry of music to begin planting seeds of revolt. I am not sure when exactly the change began. My first memory of seeing talent stripped of any decency was Madonna. She chose the name Madonna in mockery of Mary. She then had hit after hit with songs that snubbed moral teachings. Her aim was to be the exact opposite of the true Madonna, who was humble, respectful, holy and not just “like a virgin”; she is the perpetual virgin! “Like a virgin’s” Madonna is rich and powerful. She has a huge following; but at what price?
Not all music is influenced by the devil. God still has good angels. There is music today that is wholesome and good.
So ask yourself- what music are you listening too? What are the lyrics? What are your children and grandchildren listening to? Does your taste in music glorify our Lord?
I am sure that when the audience at the grammys had on their devil horns and were laughing and enjoying themselves; lucifer must have been laughing and enjoying it as well. He only wants to lead man astray. He hates us. We are the cause of his fall from the heavens.
Jesus who allowed Himself to be tortured and killed for our sins and transgressions, must have been very sad by this mockery. His mother was probably shedding tears again.
Play some music in your home today. Music that is good and decent. Music that glorifies God, not man.