September 30th, 2016
Music Has Power
And Saul’s servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubleth thee. Let our lord now command thy servants, which are before thee, to seek out a man, who is a cunning player on an harp: and it shall come to pass, when the evil spirit from God is upon thee, that he shall play with his hand, and thou shalt be well. And Saul said unto his servants, Provide me now a man that can play well, and bring him to me. (1 Samuel 16:15-17 KJV)
According to Saul’s servants, the answer to Saul’s spiritual ill was adding the presence and power of soothing music. Even today the use of music being used as a soothing balm is purported as a fact among many people, including those who proclaim a relationship with God.
Does music really contain power which is useful in treating both physical and spiritual ills?
Music does contain power. What is the source of this power?
Is it supernatural in nature and from God? Or does the power originate solely from the darkness of satan?
One thing to consider strongly about music:
The Bible tells us that satan was a musical angel. He even contained a harp-like instrument within his body. Read Ezekiel 28:13-15 for a biblical account describing this truth.
Satan can use his musical ability to further his own brand of evil rather than for seeking good on this wicked earth. At the very least, one could say that music definitely can have an evil nature. Some would go further to say much of the music today is representative of satan’s brand of darkness rather than emitting light and truths of God.
However, we do know that there is a good and godly side to music because the book of Psalms contains songs that were sung in ancient times as worship and praise to God.