develop a taste for words

Develop a Taste for Words::: Any culture that communicates more through images and music than thru words is headed quickly backwards towards paganism.

 

Words are used to inform the mind. Images and music can be used to bypass the mind and manipulate the emotions. When our minds are lazy, we get the culture we deserve.

 

I’m not saying that images and art are wrong or that we can’t use them, but really that our motivation for action should be based on logic and the logos (the Word of God).

 

God doesn’t manipulate, because He doesn’t need to. His information is truth. His primary communication is with Words. He mainly uses dreams and visions as confirmations, or follow ups (seals) to His written or spoken words.

 

The Devils information is a lie, so the devil needs to use manipulation to communicate with us. This is why most paganism and idolatry is based on images, relics, icons, music, and art – instead of the words of truth.

 

Don’t let media & entertainment, or visuals & music dumb you down. Develop a taste for words.
Job 34:3

“For the ear trieth words, as the mouth tasteth meat.”

True Worship::: I Can’t Pay Homage to the Ungodly

I understand good music, I understand talent, I understand excellence, skill, and craft, I understand creativity…

But I just can’t pay homage to the ungodly or have pleasure in wickedness. (Romans 1:32)

I just can’t do it! Whatever that makes me, (wack, super spiritual, nerdy, lame) I will gladly be that. Jesus is my Lord and Heaven is my home. Originality and separation (sanctification) is EXTREMELY important in TRUE worship.

I just can’t pay homage or give support to those that destroy souls! I just can’t do it! #allthingsnew #anewsong

homage
[hom-ij, om-]
noun
1.
respect or reverence paid or rendered:
In his speech he paid homage to Washington and Jefferson.
2.
the formal public acknowledgment by which a feudal tenant or vassal declared himself to be the man or vassal of his lord, owing him fealty and service.

Without motown, soul, R&B, and the fake love and broken marriages it produced, there would be no fatherless generation for hip hop and gansta rap to fester inside those wounds. So you tell me, which is worse?#youshallknowthembytheirfruits

Satan is sneaky he definitely has a hand in the gospel “industry.” You can tell by the people that they pay “homage” to.

Is Christian Music a Business or a Ministry?

Let’s make a few distinctions:

God’s Business – Ministry.

Regular business – Earthly products.

False ministry – sinful music.

Ministry is Gods business, not the worlds business. We have to connect it to the church, not the world. Also, doing music for a business that sells an inanimate object like Pepsi or a widget factory is regular music business.

Partnering with a label that is invested in the work of iniquity makes you a worker of iniquity, a false ministry. How come these rappers who used to be Christian are so eager to partner with the wicked, but you don’t see any of them bragging about their commercials for regular businesses? That pays money too. I guess doing a sprite commercial or a Chrysler commercial is not cool enough?

So they choose deception instead. Perhaps the iniquity of pride is why these guys refuse to stay inbounds?

I got a sister who was paid to travel as a US ambassador to Africa teaching them how to rap. She didn’t have to compromise at all. I got a bro who is working on a rap album to teach math to middle schoolers.

No compromise. Extra income working in government or family education. These are the types of people doing ministry and regular business that is not filled with iniquity. Those are the real heroes.

The people trying to partner with sinful rappers and sinful labels are just deceived and trying to get more attention for their brands.

Psychic Preachers?

If we understood that music was ministry we would understand that a Christian that samples secular music is like a pastor getting his message from the Sunday horoscope. Horoscopes can be pretty positive sometimes.

A Christian working with a secular label or artist is like a minister employed as a psychic during the week. Some psychics don’t cuss.

Your Kingdom determines your content. Your kingdom also determines your partnerships.

I don’t know about you but if my pastor did a voiceover for a restaurant commercial about food… I wouldn’t mind. If he did a voiceover for a porn hotline… that’s a problem.

Same thing with music… doing commercial music for an inanimate-object based businesses is cool.

Working for or with a Babylon-based label and doing so called “positive” content is NOT cool. Wrong kingdom.

Don’t Light a Whorehouse when God is Building a LightHOUSE

Part1: Being Married to Christ in a Day of Spiritual Prostitutes – here.

Please Note: this writing uses examples to express truth about the necessity of holiness in ministry. I am in no way saying that its wrong to preach the gospel to prostitutes or shine the light in dark places. I am saying it is wrong to come into agreement with darkness in order to try and shine the light into it:

2 Corinthians 6
15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.

This is adapted from a letter I sent to a friend who is “shining the light” in the music industry, but struggling to stay lit:

“I understand your desire to shine light in the dark places. But in the Bible the Lord has shown so much in about what He requires from His ministries. Satan is so skilled at corrupting God’s servants, especially in music, so I know its hard for you. God’s solution for the challenges you are facing is holiness, which means being set apart to serve him in your spiritual work. I’m sure you know this, but in the Kingdom of God, his Levites are called to be employed in the work of worshipping Him day and night. Music is a special calling that requires holiness. It’s something that can shine light, but it’s not necessary to separate from God’s Ministry to evangelize.

I’ll try to my best to explain it like this:

WIFE/PROSTITUTE

1a. If my wife wants to help me bring income to the family, the job I don’t want her to get is one of a prostitute.

1b. When you use your ministry gift to bring profit to a concert or organization that has a mission against the Kingdom, it advances the enemy even if you shine a light while you’re there.

CHURCH/INDUSTRY

2a. If I want children and my wife thinks she can’t have any, it’s not a good decision for me to try to get children by my mistress (like Abraham).

2b. In the same way, the music industry is a whore, and the church is the bride. We have to build up the Bride, not try to give God children by the whore. Artists see themselves as shining the light in dark places, but the devil is manipulating them to make the gospel ineffective. They don’t have the same perspective as the leader of the organization – so they miss the real effect of what they do.

I know there are not a lot of churches that can even support your gift, or even have the heart to let you flourish in your calling… but God is raising them up in our generation if we can only believe and not settle for anything less. You’ve got to sanctify your ministry gift for the church of Jesus Christ exclusively. God can build something better than the music industry for us if we believe and work accordingly.

CONTROLLER/CONTRIBUTOR

3a. It’s kind of like if you were just a singer, not a writer. Imagine if you were just a singer, and you had no writing ability. You sing songs, and your voice is great, and you smile… so you think you are shining a light. But whoever controls the lyrics has the real power of the message, and most of the power and effect in reality. You are contributing your “light,” but the controller makes it dark anyway.

3b. It’s a similar situation in ministry. Just because you say something good is not enough. If you say it within the wrong organizational mission and bottom line, it becomes void of power, and eventually will be corrupted by satan. So if you “shine the light” at a Slum Village concert, satan still gets the glory and the profit and the souls from the concert. You are contributing your “light”, but the controller makes it dark.

The bible says satan comes immediately to steal the words that are sown. So the people that heard your good word in satan’s house – satan came immediately to water it down, resist it, and tell them that they didn’t really have to repent from sin, obey Christ and join God’s Bride in love. This is why God commands holiness and separation from the world in ministry, because it’s more effective – even in evangelism. God is not just about “shining a light” he’s about building a “light house” under His control.

I hope you understand bro, I know this is long but please let me know what you think… please know that I am telling you this because you are much much too precious to God. I know you’ve been thru a lot, but realize God ALWAYS rewards double when you suffer in Him. Don’t let the devil deceive you at all, you have the power in God. The devil has nothing for you, and you don’t need his industry to succeed in your purpose.

Last thought: Imagine if every Christian in the music industry (shining the light and struggling to stay a light, then becoming darkness themselves)… decided that they were going to leave the industry and start a MINISTRY that honored God with music AND teaching, and created their own business where they didn’t have to join in agreements with satan’s deceivers. All the talent and the glory of God would attract people out of the secular concerts into the House of Prayer. We wouldn’t have to go sing on stage for Slum Village because the people would be joining us instead of them.

That’s exactly what God needs in our generation! We need a generation that will seek His face in holiness and we need you to lead by example!”

A Cultural Abortion

How Can Any Culture Be Successful when it’s most talented businessmen choose to sell either physical poison (drugs) or spiritual poison (wicked music)? And it’s most talented preachers preach to please the people instead of the God that sent them?

WWW… (dot dot dot) Word…Work… Wife…

WWW… (dot dot dot)
Word… Work… Wife…

Once a young man hits 12 years old, there is a simple process he should have his heart focused on – WWW… But when I say “WWW…” I don’t mean www dot foolishviolentmusic or www dot pornographyandgirlfriends or www dot Grand theft aughttostopwastingyoursoulonvideogames or www dot violenceinthestreets.

We live in a culture where young boys are hardly cultivated at all. They are either abandoned by their father, thrown to the justice system, or their souls are left to rot with entertainment (sexual and violent video games, music, television).

Boys come up ignorant. Naturally lazy, their laziness is coddled with video games and entertainment. Naturally horny, they are shown endless sexual images and told they need a girlfriend to fornicate with. Naturally ungodly, they are left alone to rot with whatever music and movies are popular at the time. Most have minimal guidance; they just follow their peers and their penis. As a man, we have all been in this foolish state at one point or another. I know I was until God rescued my soul.

Consequences are horrible. Society is left with an entire generation of unproductive, violent, lawless, fornicating, irresponsible boys who make babies and break up families. They also drive up crime, they drain the economy, tax the nation, tax the justice system, and sow bad seeds to continue the cycle and make it worse in the next generation. Not to mention, they boys suffer a hard life and end up in prison or hell unless something good happens.

In historical cultures, the few boys of this sort were simply executed. Most boys were fathered, mentored, discipled, or apprenticed to become productive and responsible men. Even today, there are a few good men who train their sons. There are also a few good churches that train Godly men. I was blessed with a great father and great churches. So I know that through the grace of God, some boys can get out of the artificial Matrix called the “teenage years” still alive, godly, productive, and responsible. Despite this, the problem seems to have spiraled out of control.

But the wisdom of God is always in control! Foolishness is bound in (tied and teamed up with) the heart of a child, but the rod of correction will drive it far from him (Proverbs 22:15). In addition to the Rod of Correction, WWW… is a wisdom tool that is meant to be easy to remember and teach. When a young boy turns into a 12 year old man… He should know that the next 6-21 years of his life should be TOTALLY and COMPLETELY dedicated to:

W – Find Gods Word
A young man that turns 12 should begin to study the scriptures day and night. He should thirst for knowledge and search to understand God and Gods recorded History of the Universe. While doing this He will also become familiar with the gospel, and the righteousness of Jesus Christ that can cover His sins if He only believes. He will also become intimate with the God who inspired the Word. As He prays in the evening, morning, and at noon, He will develop a close friendship with God. A 12 year old man – after 4 to 8 years of prayer, thirst and continual repetition and teaching – should be familiar with the entire Scriptures, having read it backwards and forwards 4 to 8 times. He would also know God who authored it. His soul should be anchored and ready for the next building block of manhood:

W – Find Your Work

This involves connecting with God and receiving a vision through prayer and fasting. This also involves discovering your purpose and writing out concrete goals and plans to reach them. This also entails constant practice at the things you are good at. Then you will produce an income of money from your Work. Are you good at art? Do you like science? Do you like to talk? Do you write well? Do you like sports? Do you have a business idea? Do you hear original music in your heart? Do you enjoy building things? You don’t have much time to waste on video games or television. For each talent or desire God has given you, you should spend 2 hours a day practicing and creating with it. Do this six days a week, and rest one day. This is in addition to your normal basic education and homework. Find your work! If a man dedicates his soul to finding his work soon after the age of 12 – His work will change the World! He is well on his way to not only becoming a productive citizen, but a WEALTHY citizen who can give freely to the poor… Not to mention take care of his:

W- Find Your Wife

Women are powerful, capable, and strong… But bearing and taking care of children is time, energy, and money consuming. Therefore, a husband is Gods preferred head of household for families with children. As a young man who has found Gods Word, and found his work – God is most likely preparing you to find your wife. Your beautiful wife you can have sex with any time. Your helpful Wife that will assist you as you conquer your Work. Your best friend you can enjoy the God-given fun of life with! Notice I did not say “girlfriend.” A “girlfriend” that is not soon to be a wife is just a distraction from Finding Gods Word and Finding Your Work. Once you find those two… you will see absolutely no need for a girlfriend. You will be looking for a wife to enjoy life with, and to help you with your Work and vision. Having knowledge of Gods Word, your Work, your vision, your gifts, and your personality will make it easy for you to find your Wife. You won’t need to test out 25 girlfriends. Especially if you have been in God’s Word day and night since 12 years old. You will know His voice and His plan.

So Stick With the Plan: WWW…

God is waiting for YOU!
The world is waiting for YOU!
Your beautiful powerful helpful wife is waiting for YOU!

If you are past the age of 12, don’t worry… you can get on the WWW plan at any age! And if you are already married, do NOT find a new wife! Find out new ways to love your wife.
Our society has created a teen culture that stupefies young adults for the purpose of making money off of them. Don’t join it. Be a productive, responsible, and fun loving REAL man on the WWW… plan!

Starting at Age 12 (at least):
1. Find Gods Word: 4 – 8 years should give you a good foundation… Then love it for the rest of your life!
2. Find Your Work: 6-16 years should give you a good start… Then love it for the rest of your life! 3. Find Your Wife: 6-21 years should give you enough time to prepare for her… Then love her for the rest of your life!
…(dot dot dot) means for the rest of your life!

Men in Scripture who did it WWW-style starting at age 12 or earlier:
Adam: Was created, spoke with God. Found work in the garden. Then God brought him his wife. (Genesis)

Joseph: Started out with dreams and his vision as a teen… Found his work in Egypt. Found His wife last. (Genesis)

Samuel: Started with Gods voice as a child, found his work in the temple. Found his wife later. (1 Samuel)

Jesus: In temple at 12 digging deep into the Word, found work as a carpenter, then built the Church. Died for His wife at 33. (Matthew)
Other Scriptures On:
1. Finding Gods Word – knowing the Bible backwards and forwards. Learning how to be filled with the Holy Spirit and hear Gods voice.

And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 3:15 KJV

To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion. Proverbs 1:4 KJV

Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word. Psalms 119:9 KJV

Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray , and cry aloud : and he shall hear my voice. Psalms 55:17 KJV

2. Finding Your Work – Knowing and developing your gifts and talents. Discovering your position in Gods Purpose. Receiving a vision that creates internal motivation and diligence.

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do , do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest . Ecclesiastes 9:10 KJV
Six days shalt thou labour , and do all thy work. Exodus 20:9 KJV

Rejoice , O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment. Ecclesiastes 11:9 KJV

Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right. Proverbs 20:11 KJV
Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour , working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth . Ephesians 4:28 KJV
3. Finding Your Wife – Committing your life to partnership to a helpmate who you can have fun and enjoy your life work with.

Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity: for that is thy portion in this life, and in thy labour which thou takest under the sun. Ecclesiastes 9:9 KJV

Let thy fountain be blessed : and rejoice with the wife of thy youth. Proverbs 5:18 KJV

Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. Genesis 2:24 KJV

– Read Killing Idols For REVIVAL to prepare to lead a Godly family – because its the Spirit of Elijah that turns the hears of fathers to Children, and children to fathers.