In the Christian world the entertainment becomes the combination of sound that are pleasant to God, because He is your first audience. Our music must be God centered. God is your first audience, because He is the one that we seek to please, so the totality of our music should be pleasing to him “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer”. Ps 19:14 NIV also see Ps 104:34, Heb 13:21
We are not given the ministry of entertaining but we are given the ministry of soul winning because we preach the gospel through our music, the music is the energy and is the gift given to the musician to carry the message of peace, joy, healing, deliverance, hope and salvation to the world, Jesus said “Go yee into the world and preach the gospel” matt 28:19, Jesus did not said Go yee into the world and entertain them but to preach the gospel , the fastest way of winning a soul into the kingdom of God is through music, its goes farther than what you can expect.
Any joy that entertaining brings is momentary and not permanent, check the scriptures very well what contribution the entertainer does in the scripture but to amuse and after that nothing else e.g. the lady that danced before her step-father the king, after her dancing pleases her father then the father said “ask anything in my kingdom and I will give you” but she ask for the head of John the Baptist Jn 6:21-27, I’ve not seen any reward of the entertainer in heaven in the bible, all their reward is here on earth, *their fame, *money, *popularity, *connections, *power, *you want to be a celebrity, stars of the moment, everything starts and ends here on earth, did you know that even JESUS CHRIST is also a celebrity and he did not entertain, God want every ministers to make a spiritual difference, and I want you to know that we have a glorious reward hare on earth the reward of a faithful gospel musician, that connect heaven to minister, that win souls for Christ, that win the battle through music, that do the will of God the Father and the reward in His kingdom.
Like shepherd like sheep.
What you listen to will influence what to write and what to sing and I’m afraid to let you know that we have that problem already with what we listen to, the music artist that is mentoring you, the spiritual leaders that is encouraging you, your Church doctrines, the teachings that you are listening to on the alter. And some pastors are also using the secular ideas, philosophies, patterns and methods, to run the Church of the living God and this is also affecting the Church.
“Once more he asked him, Simon son of John, do you love me? Peter was grieved that Jesus asked the question a third time. He said, Lord you know everything. You know I love you Jesus said then feed my sheep” (John 21:17).
There is no more difference between the world and the church. The preaching of the word of God is being pulled down to the level of the ignorant and spiritually imperceptive, we tell stories and jokes and entertain and amuse in other to have more people in the church auditorium.
A.W. TOZER says in one of his book that “It is now common practice in most evangelical churches to offer the people, especially the young people a maximum of entertainment and a minimum of serious instruction. It is scarcely possible in most places to get anyone to attend a meeting where the only attraction is God”.
We now have a religious entertainment in many places and now is rapidly crowding out the serious things of God, and many churches these days have become little more than poor theaters. Because we are not truly worshipers, we spend a lot of time in our churches just to spinning our wheels, burning the gasoline, making a noise but not getting anywhere, God calls us to worship, but in many instances we are in entertainment, just to running a poor second theaters.
A. W. TOZER says in his book “Our religious mood is social instead of spiritual. We have lost the art of worship. We are not producing saints. Our models are successful businessmen, celebrated athletes and theatrical personalities. We carry on our religious activities after the methods of the modern advertiser. Our homes have turned into theaters”.