Gospel Music Brings Souls to God Not to Entertain part 4

WE ARE THE MINISTERS OF THE GOSPEL THROUGH MUSIC.  

Fifthly, you need to prepared for the ministry you are called into, you preparation is very important to the music ministry that is committed into your hands by God, your preparation both in the spiritual and physical will determine how far you will go in the music ministry, when our Lord Jesus Christ want to start His ministry He uses 30years to prepare for His ministry of three and the half years and till now we are still reaping the fruit of His ministry.
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David also was busy for so many years preparing for the leadership position that he did not aware of by tending the flock of his father Jesse, you need to prepare yourself and lay your hands on the best materials you know for your singing ministry, wisdom is what you come to this world with and education is what you receive from your teacher, you need to fine tune your voice (your vocal cord), buy books on music like music theory , read gospel music literatures, if you have the funds of going to the music school for further studies on music please go, learn how to sight sing and sight read, go for training attend seminars or conferences of music, on gospel music, worship training, attend meaningful concerts, listen to tapes and CDs, have a good and Godly gospel music ministers as your mentor and you wait for the time of your manifestation, the time of your waiting is the time of your preparation.

Your rehearsal is very important, try to rehearse with musical instrument for hours every day, there is nothing wrong for you to know very well what you are called to do, if you are call to sing you must make sure know how to sing very well even the bible talks about singing skillfully and playing skillfully, if you are interested in playing musical instrument make sure you know how to play it very well, don’t just know how to play 145 chords and say that I have known everything and go out there to display.

When you are still under preparation don’t be in hast to manifest your song or to play because there is time for everything, time to prepare and time to manifest, David did not manifest before his time, he did not in hast in becoming what God want him to become but he always waits for divine introduction to the king Saul, because he is king Saul’s amour bearer, he’s always go to the battle with him. David did not practice the harp for money or to prove that he is good but he uses his gift to please God and to worship God. It is good principle for us to wait for God to open the doors to minister rather than trying to force the door open by ourselves; each of us must wait on the Lord for that introduction, rather shouting out to try to attract the attention of others.

One of my mentors in gospel music, Morris Chapman said in a book that I read “Things They Didn’t Teach Me in Worship Leading School” that; “Most people think of as a fluent writer and a good poet. However, they do not know English was one of my poorest subjects in school, I never enjoyed reciting poetry in front of the class and I dropped out of school in the tenth grade. Beyond this, I’ve never had any vocal, musical or writing training, (don’t let that stop you from learning to read or write and play by music. I’d also encourage you to learn to play by ear even if you can read music)”.

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Gospel Music Brings Souls to God Not to Entertain part 3

We are the ministers of the gospel through music.

“…When you meet, one will sing, another will teach, another will tell special revelation God has given, one will speak in an unknown language while another will interpret what is said. But everything that is done must be useful to all and build them up in the Lord”. 1cor 14:26

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We are a preacher of the gospel through music and as a preacher of the gospel there is what you can do and what you cannot do, and things that you must have that can make your singing ministry effective. Music is a wonderful thing, it is something that God created to move all to who we are, sometimes no words are needed, sometimes they can even trivialize or cheapen the communication, and music is a powerful tool in the hands of God to bring life and healing. Let me share with you what you need to make your singing ministry effective.

Firstly, you need to know Him, knowing Him is not about having knowledge about God but have personal encounter with Him, have Him as your Lord and your Savoir. Let Him guide you and control your life, let Him dwell in your thoughts, make your thoughts a sanctuary in which He can dwell because you can lose the fellowship of God and a sense of His presence and a sense of spirituality by just thinking wrong. God doesn’t need you as a servant, God wants you in totality, not just a part, your whole life must be given over to Him until all you are truly His, He genuinely longs to have an intimate fellowship with you, that are a prerequisite to your knowing and how He wants you to serve Him. Your motive and secret passion must be His will and glory, seek His glory only in all you do and don’t ever share part of His glory. To know God, it is necessary that we be like Him to some degree, it is necessary that we must use every means of God grace to bring our souls into harmony with the character of God,
A. W TOZER said in his book that “Many of our popular songs and choruses in praise of Christ are hollow and unconvincing; some are even shocking in their amorous endearments and strike a reverent soul as being a kind of flattery offered to one with whom neither composer nor singer is acquainted. The whole thing is in the mood of the love ditty, the only difference being the substitution of the name of Christ for that of the early lover”.

Gospel Music Brings Souls to God Not to Entertain part 2

You are welcome back, as I promised this is the part two of the article titled gospel music brings souls to God not to entertain.
Let me start by saying that we have a higher calling as gospel musician and our ministry is spiritual in nature, our calling is not the calling to entertain but to minister to the soul of men and we are sent to the world, but never are we told to compromise with it.
Keith Duncan said in his book The Worship Revolution, “No one is placed on this earth by accident. God has a unique purpose for your life and specific plans for you to accomplish. One of His objectives is to change the atmosphere on earth through you. This purpose is discovered by spending time in His presence”.sing-201027_1920

Our mission as gospel singer is to be faithful and allow the Lord to flow through us; He is hungry for His people to burn once more with holy passion for Him. We are called to lift his name on high and for him to draw souls to himself, and the purpose of our calling can only be achieved through Christ, and without Him one cannot do anything. You need to know what you are called to do for him. The word “gospel” is not meant for entertaining, it is for spiritual issues, Jesus said “Occupy till I come” He did not say entertain till I come, even He Himself did not entertain.
As I said in the part 1 of this article that “Our songs are to convey information to the people, the Information of the love of God, His righteousness, His faithfulness, His justice, His holiness, His wondrous deeds, His power, His Glory, His splendor, His majesty, and His ability to do all things, it is necessary for our songs to speak and communicate the word of God to people. Our songs are not for entertainment but to communicate the word of God, even though entertainment is a basic part of music, as music is the combination of sound that are pleasant to the ear, the word pleasant is actually what entertainment is.

Gospel music brings souls to God not to entertain part 1

You are welcome to this site once more, in this site I will be talking about gospel music and many more insight on this site, how you can maintain your stand before the Lord, what is God expected from you as a gospel musician, choir, band, solo singer, What are the qualities of the instrumentalist (musician) in the house of God, and how God want to use us to His own glory.
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Let me start to say that we are called to bring souls back to God through your singing ministry, the scripture says “Well, my brothers, let’s add up what I am saying. When you meet together some will sing, another will teach, or tell some special information God has given him, or speak in an unknown language, or tell what someone else is saying who is speaking in the unknown language, but everything that is done must be useful to all, and build them up in the Lord”. 1 cor 14:26 TLB

The gift of singing you have is for a purpose and that purpose is to be a blessing, for healing, deliverance, for restoring everlasting joy in the life of the people, for salvation. And this gift was given to you by God to bring souls to God and God will ask you how many souls many souls you have won for Him through the gift that was given unto you by God.
In this article we will look at what are GOSPEL, MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT and what goes along with what we are called to do. Let’s start looking at it one after the other.

GOSPEL
These are the meaning and what gospel is all about.
The joyous good news of salvation in Jesus Christ. The Greek word translated as gospel means “a reward for bringing good news” or simply “good news.” In Isa 40:9, the prophet proclaimed the “good tidings” that God would rescue His people from captivity.

A word of Anglo-Saxon origin, and meaning “God’s spell”, i.e., word of God, or rather, according to others, “good spell”, i.e., good news. It is the rendering of the Greek evangel ion, i.e., “good message.” It denotes.
The gospel is not a new plan of salvation; it is the fulfillment of God’s plan of salvation, which was begun in Israel, was completed in Jesus Christ, and is made known by the church. The gospel is the saving work of God in His Son Jesus Christ and a call to faith in Him (Rom 1:16-17). Jesus is more than a messenger of the gospel; He is the gospel.

A gospel is more than a biography intended to provide information about a historical character. It is the presentation of the life of Jesus to show His saving significance for all people and to call them to faith in Him.

(1) “The welcome intelligence of salvation to man as preached by our Lord and his followers. The term is often used to express collectively the gospel doctrines; and ‘preaching the gospel’ is often used to include not only the proclaiming of the good tidings, but the teaching men how to avail themselves of the offer of salvation, the declaring of all the truths, precepts, promises, and threatening’s of Christianity.
(2) ” It is termed “the gospel of the grace of God” (Acts 20:24),
(3) “the gospel of the kingdom” (Matt 4:23),
(4) “the gospel of Christ” (Rom 1:16),
(5) “the gospel of peace (Eph 6:15),
(6) “the glorious gospel,”
(7) “the everlasting gospel,”
(8) “The gospel of salvation” (Eph 1:13).