Am I seriously saying you should avoid secular music? What makes a song worldly or secular?
The main thing which is used to determine whether a song is secular or not is not the beats. Rather, it is the words of the song that makes it worldly or spiritual.
Why did I stop listening to Worldly Music?
1. WORDS are creating YOUR LIFE
“Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.”Proverbs 4:23 NKJV
Many people do not realize this. You may be going through things personally and because you do not know what is causing them, you may assign several reasons to them. You may end up blaming people and issues that may have happened to you.
Let me assure you that what you’re thinking is not the case. Our text here says that what you are thinking actually comes from within, from your heart which is your innermost nature. As a result, we are encouraged to guard our hearts. This is because what enters your heart will come out, and your world and what happens in it is determined by what comes out of your heart.
The Evils come from within
The gospel of Mark creates a vivid picture of what comes out of the heart:
“For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within and defile a man.””Mark 7:21-23 NKJV
These things listed do not come from outside. They are not external factors. But they come from within. For instance, if you end up committing fornication, you do not have to blame the devil or the person you did it with. The reason is that before it fully manifested, you replayed it severally in your mind and that caused it to enter your heart.
Life and Death is in the power of the tongue
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.”Proverbs 18:21 NKJV
Release good words into your life. The words you speak come from your hearts and these words are full of life (John 6:63).
At this point I realized that when I give myself to secular music and continue to listen, those words are creating my life. This is because what you feed your mind with is what becomes of you. This is why you must avoid secular music.
You have to understand that those words you are listening to are creating your life. They affect your emotions and direct them towards whatever they are singing about.
Your Belief System is affected by what you are hearing.
“And these signs will follow those who believe…”Mark 16:17 NKJV
Belief can be negative or positive. Most importantly, certain signs following you are directly proportional to what you believe. This may sound scary but it is true. The signs following you are the product of the belief system established in your heart.
I need you to really believe this so that you can save yourself a world of hurt.
Whether you will do well in life or not; whether you will receive promotion or not; if your marriage will be good or not; these all start from the heart.
Do not blame anyone or any external factor for your current predicament for “as he thinks in his heart, so is he…” (Proverbs 23:7).
If you want to see victory, blessings, favor, speed, faith, spiritual increase, fruitfulness, wealth, feed yourself with the right words.
2. Worldly Music attracts Evil Spirits
Jesus said, these words I am speaking to you are spirit (John 6:63). Now, these words you are receiving from me are spirit. Thanks be to God, they are sponsored by the Holy Spirit so they are anointed to have a positive impact in your life.
In the same way, secular songs are vehicles for evil spirits that attach themselves to you to destroy your life. Ephesians 2:2 makes it clear:
“in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience,”Ephesians 2:2 NKJV
Human beings do not just get up and disobey. Chiefly, there is a spirit behind that pushes them into disobedience. These are evil spirits are restless and are looking for a body to rest in. That is why the scripture says in Luke:
When an evil spirit leaves a person, it goes into the desert, searching for rest. But when it finds none, it says, ‘I will return to the person I came from.’ So it returns and finds that its former home is all swept and in order. Then the spirit finds seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they all enter the person and live there. And so that person is worse off than before.Luke 11:24-26
Do not allow yourself to become a host to unclean, evil spirits. These spirits do not just possess a body but they also impart their nature into the body. So, if and evil spirit of cancer possesses a body, it means that that body shall soon suffer from cancer.
Do not expose yourself to become a repository of devils. They are looking for a body to live in. You must avoid secular music so that you do not do not allow them to settle in your life.
3. Evil spirits enforce the mindset that causes your failure.
“whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.”II Corinthians 4:4 NKJV
Evil spirits that come with secular music program your mind for perpetual failure. These evil spirits always try to enforce a mindset. And this makes your mind the battlefield. Check the songs you are listening to if you seem to be struggling in certain areas of your life.
In conclusion, I will recommend that you only focus on gospel music and avoid secular music. There are different genres of gospel music. As long as the words of the song are founded on the word of God, go ahead and be blessed with it.
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