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The Reality Of Gospel Music

Amos 5:23 Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs ; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols .

I wanted to share some insight from my little bit of experience of the last 35 years in gospel music. If I was to get totally honest concerning any kind of music , if it does not glorify God it is simply noise in his ears. In the scripture heading above, it is speaking of Gods people , offering up worship songs to him and living their lives in a corrupt manner. He called it making noise. If that would be the case where would music measure up that didn’t glorify his name. Music is really a very serious issue and all will answer for how they used it at the end of the day. Music has the innate ability to carry spiritual anointing whether it be good or evil.
Anyone that’s been exposed to the anointing , knows exactly what I mean. It is the anointing in music that can bring healing of emotions as well as other spiritual benefits to the hearer as well as the musician and please our Lord in the process. Today such as it is, is being widely misunderstood and the younger generation as a whole, is not being showed an example of what it really should be .
How can thousands of professing Christians go to so called Christian rock concerts and even promoting their children to do so, and expect them to come back full of the Holy Spirit , much less get truly born again ? Its the fruits Ladies and Gentlemen. What kind of fruits are they bearing ? When I was young and learning to play piano, the pastors thought my music was to wild for the church, now they think its not wild enough. The ultimate question is , does our music truly draw folks to the Lord and at the same time glorify God ? I submit to you that our young generation is starving for the anointing of the Holy Spirit in their music and we musicians and song leaders need to get a fresh touch from heaven and get back to our first love [ Jesus Christ ] and let him be the head of our music that we call Gospel or Christian.

God bless you as you seek him !

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God Or Magic ?

2 Kings 5:11 .. I thought surely he would come out and wave his hand over the disease and heal it.
I was delivering a truck in Vegas some time back , and drove by the MGM Grand  on my way to the airport , and noticed David Copperfield was going to be performing his magic show there as the weeks would follow. That made me think about a story in 2 Kings about a man named Naaman. He was a captain of the Syrian army and had done great exploits ,  but he had an issue with the fact that he was a “leper”. He was told by his maid if he got to Israel , there was a prophet there that could pray for him , and he would get healed.  In short he went to the prophet and was told to go dip 7 “times” in the river Jordon. It was muddy and he lost his temper and said something classical of us humans.  2 Kings 5:11 …  I thought surely he would come out and wave his hand over the disease and heal it.
He was wanting some kind of magic wand so to speak , and there wasn’t going to be any.
He finally obeyed and did what he was instructed , and received his healing.
I was thinking of the number of times in my own life that I had expected “God” to do it the way I thought it should be , and nothing happened.  I believe God does miracles because the “Word” says he does, but he is not doing any David Copperfield tricks. He can and will do mighty wonders and acts according to circumstances , faith , and so on ,  but lets remember he’s a ” realist God” dealing in reality.  Peter walked on water  , but that doesn’t mean we can , unless we have divine permission as he did . That’s the Catalyst , “divine permission”.

God bless you on your Journey !!

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Safe Guard Your Heart

Proverbs 18:10 ….The Name Of The Lord Is A Strong Tower ; the righteous run into it and is safe .  

At the risk of sounding dramatic, I have been giving a lot of thought lately to
the two kinds of churches in the land today. The true church verses The counterfeit church. According to revelations , the spirit of the false prophet will arise , and give the counterfeit church great power, to deceive the very elect if possible.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sometimes I am not sure if folks are so much deceived, as they simply do not know what to do, or how to handle it, so they just keep quiet and go with the flow. What  my biggest shock element is , is the number of folks who buy into it !   The true church , contrary to popular belief , would diminish in popularity. I said popularity , not power !
My job takes me in all 48 states and  I find it the same in all of them.  Paul the apostle said , there are many voices in the land today and we must be diligent to hear the true voice. Our safe guard is found in 1 Corinthians  2:14  You have Gods Spirit in you and anything contrary to it , will not bear witness to your spirit. That little warning you get  when you hear a lie , is not just you daydreaming. That is your safeguard that’s not bearing witness to the truth.  In other words,  If you keep your heart clean , its impossible to be lied to , for your spirit will not accept it.  Safeguard your hearts and go forth  in victory the way God Meant for you !


God bless you on your journey !

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Timing Is Everything

Proverbs 25:16  Hast thou found honey ? Eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith and vomit it .

I want to say something that might startle some of us , but nevertheless it’s the truth. We are being bombarded with scriptures, preaching , and spiritual things so much , that it is having little effect on folks as a whole. Sure , it is reaching a few , but why settle for a few , when there’s a harvest out there?  Let me explain. You heard of too much of a good thing is not good for you ? That is what this scripture is actually saying.                                                                                                                                                      What makes anything valuable ? The answer is the rarity of it. If everyone in the world had a Cadilac, the value would go down quickly. The word of God is a precious pearl. Jesus taught that a man found one and sold all he had to purchase it . [ Matthew 13:46 ] We are throwing it around so carelessly that it’s losing it’s effect. Some folks are actually choking on it. It must have time to digest. Everything in the Kingdom of God has it’s timing ! It’s not how much of the word we hear , but rather , the right time to hear it. Thats when it will have its perfect work in our hearts.

God bless you on your journey !

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Don’t Stone The Dog

Matthew 25:35 …for I was hungry and you gave me food…

While  growing up we

lived in the country. From time to time a stray dog would find his way to the house.

I would find some scraps , feed him , and stone him to go back where he came from.  [Little tiny stones of course! ]

Eventually he would come back. After a few  times of that , Mother would let me keep it , knowing it wasn’t getting fed properly. People are sometimes like that . They  will go where they will get fed . Some times , whether its a Church or individual , Strays are sent into our lives,  from God or the enemy. We must discern of  course and act accordingly. If God Is sending them, We are free to feed them and keep them in our lives.

Proverbs 27:7 To the hungry soul, every bitter thing is sweet!

God Bless you on your journey !

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Is God Mad At Me ?

Psalms 30:5 … for his anger endureth but a moment ; in his favour is life:

The caricature I chose to put in this blog message is not unusual.  Millions of people have buried lost loved one’s and will continue to do so , until the end of time as we know it.  My wife and I have sat down and tasted the bitter tears of losing a child our selves. The first reaction of such a loss is Why ? If one is a believer in Christianity as I am , “automatically”  I want to know , “what have I done” that such a thing should come upon my family. When one is senior in years , one can expect it sometime , but when some one is young , it hit’s you in a most traumatic way. Thank God through prayer and time , we were able to deal with it . One of Satan’s biggest weapons that he constantly pulls out of his arsenal , is the question : ” is God mad at me “? When we pray , and seek the Lord for thing’s that seem to fall on a deaf ear , that is where Satan goes to embark his attack. The word declares , that he is the accuser of the brethren.    Revelation 12:10 .. for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.                                                                 Folk’s , If God was mad at us it wouldn’t even make sense , if we gave it any thought at all.  After all,  “he is God” , and  he certainly has more to do than get mad at us pitiful human’s. We would make a poor match in a fight with him, wouldn’t we ? The word say’s we are already under his wrath if we are living in willful sin.  Once we have become believers in the plan of salvation , we are no longer , or ever shall be under his wrath . “And” to ice the cake ,  Jesus came and took all the wrath against sin upon himself.     When God corrects his children , it is done “exclusively in love , and for the well being of whom ever it may be.  Never is it done in destruction.  When issues arise that cause “questions” that can not be answered , we must “walk it out by faith” until the answer comes , and they will come.                                                                                                       Proverbs 23:18 .. For surley there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off … KJV    Friend , God is not mad at us !

God bless you on your journey !

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Returning To Your Joy

Psalms 137 :4  How shall we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land ? If your a singer or musician , you can really relate to this , but it applies to any thing that relates to being out of your element . It was in the time that Israel was taken captive by the Babylonians, and they wanted them to sing songs of Zion.  In other words , they were saying , hey church people , “sing them songs” to us that we heard about . Have you ever tried  singing or playing music when everything seems to be coming apart in your life ? This is what they were facing.  How can you sing about victory , when your in bondage ? Their singing only reminded them of happier times , when they were not backslidden from their God. They were so depressed they hung their harps in the willow trees , as it were. God originally intended music to be for his Glory, and a time of celebration.  Being in bondage or captivity certainly doesn’t make one want to celebrate does it ? What ever the case may be , if  we are in a situation where we do not belong , we are out of our element , and thing’s are not going to be effective for our well being . Has your song lost its joy ? Perhaps your singing it in a strange land.  Return home and your joy will return .              God bless you on your journey !       http://purebobby.blogspot.com


My Life Is Broken : Now What ?

Romans 8:28 …. all things work together for good to them that love God ……

To tell someone God fixes broken lives is all and good , but what if it’s your life that’s broken ? It’s a very serious issue that needs not only answer’s , but practical answers you can sink your teeth into.
If you are a believer in Christianity , it can make it easier , but not necessarily better. First and foremost , you must , I repeat “must” believe that God is in total control of all happening’s on this planet , and that he has a plan for your life. If one cannot get beyond that , all the rest of their life will be lived out in hit and miss , resulting in confusion , no matter how much teaching or counseling they receive.
Realistically speaking , the catalyst of life , revolves around breaking and mending.  No difference in how low one has sunk in this life , God has a way of incorporating the broken pieces of a life
into his wonderful plan . The negative part of brokenness is that it blinds you for a season. Any answer given during that season cannot be utilized until the grieving is over. As one develops their trust in the fact , that God truly is in control and does have a plan for their life , they will start seeing him at work. See God in everything and you can make it through anything !

God bless you on your journey !