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The Origin of Music

By EmiPrecious | ChristianLiterature | 22 Jul 2021





Music originated from God. He instituted it, and it is primary to glorify Him. He had to invent music so we can reverence Him through praises and worship. God loved music so much that He had to set up a choir in heaven made up of Angelic hosts with Lucifer as the choir director. Lucifer directed the flow of music for some time until the day pride entered into him and wanted to set himself above his maker (God), the coup he planned failed him and he was thrown down from heaven with some of the Angels that were on his side. ‘‘See what was said about him’’.
Thy pomp is brought down to the grave; and the noise of thy viols, the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee. 12 how art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground which didst weaken the nations. For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north. I will ascend above the heights of the cloud, I will be like the highest. Isa. 14:11-14
Lucifer was created by God as one of the heavenly beings with skills and technicalities in music to provide melodious songs or beautiful music for none else other than the glorification of God; he was the angel of music. When he fell in rebellion against God, he did not lose the natural abilities endowed on him by God - the ability to make music. These abilities he now uses to turn God’s creatures against their creator. You can see this from the powerful influence which he wields in the music industry of today.
We see that music started with God, by Him, and for Him alone. He created the Angels to praise and worship Him continuously. This was also His intention in making man. He prepared a garden and made everything available for a man so he will not have excuses why he should no worship him. The man was kept in a place of enjoyment so that seeing God’s goodness and the glories of all that He has created, will learn how to praise Him at all times. But the man could not last in the garden because of disobedience to divine instructions.
The Garden of Eden was a clear depiction of God’s abode, His environment, His presence. Since the fall of man, the presence of God left man until He instructed that the church be built so His presence can be domiciled there. This same church, the Altar where His Spirit dwells, the choristers, and some other ministers have polluted, disobeying diving instructions again.
But that notwithstanding, He has always kept for ages selected few who make music to glorify His name.
And his brother’s name was Jubal; he was the father of all such as handled the harp or organ Gen. 4:21

For the bible to mention this, means there had been a certain group of people or families reserved by God for this special and sacred duty - making music of worship and praise to Him. He cannot do without music. Know it well.
Singing of songs of praise was one of the fundamentals of the people whenever they gathered to worship God. It is what brings down the glory of God. So, for generations, God was always selecting out for Himself few people to sing and worship Him. This continued until God appointed the family of Levi to be in charge of every ministration in the tabernacle (Church) with the instructions of how it should be done. One of these instructions was sanctification.
And it shall be for them an appointment as priests forever for, all generations. Exo. 40:15. And David said unto them, ye are the chief of the fathers of the Levites: sanctify yourselves, both ye and your brethren, that ye may bring up the ark of the Lord God of Israel unto the place that I have prepared for it 1chro. 15:12.
Throughout the Old Testament days, ministrations in songs and words (preaching) were mainly done by the Levite family. They had access to the altar alone when they are sanctified. No wonder, pastor’s children do well today in the music department of the church both in singing and playing of the instruments. Even when David was to set up a choir to sing for God, he commanded that choristers be chosen from the Levite’s family.
And David spoke to the chief of the Levites, to appoint their brethren to be singers with instruments of music, psalteries and harps and cymbals, sounding by lifting the voice with Joy. 1chro. 15:16
What could be David’s motive for this? Yes, he understood how important music is to God. He knew that music is very much vital in every worship service and that God’s presence does not move in a church where there is no music in the display. But one thing is sure, that David remembered the appointment of the Levites for the ministry of singing, he was a very good singer and would have headed the choir, but he gave room for the rightful owners of the department to function.
I must say here that messages from the altar by the pastors or priests cannot flow well without the church experiencing first, the powerful flow of God’s presence during praise and worship and even hymn section. Powerful worship songs, trigger the effect of the pastor’s message in a church service.
Since man lost his place in the Garden of Eden (God’s environment) because of defiance to device instruction, the only option left for man to enjoy God’s presence or be in His environment is nothing but giving Him a wholehearted, Spirit-filled, and true worship
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But the hour cometh and now is when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship Him. 24 God is a spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and truth john 4:23-24.
When this is done, you experience the powerful move of God in congregations. God does not move in congregations during the praise and worship section without a sign to show that He came down at the end of it. When last did the people testify of experiencing God’s healing power, prophecies, deliverance, and receiving Holy Ghost baptism in our worship services in the church? Something is wrong somewhere.
God loves music, He initiated it, and that is the only thing that can make us enjoy His environment. HIS KINGDOM COMES THROUGH PRAISE AND WORSHIP.

SUM UP OF THE ORIGIN OF MUSIC
The music originated from God and was instituted primarily to praise Him.
The abilities given to Lucifer to make music, are what he now uses to turn God’s creatures against their Creator.
Notwithstanding the fall of man, God has kept for ages, selected few who makes music to glorify his name
Singing was one of the fundamentals of the people whenever they gathered to worship God. It is what brings down the glory of God.
For generations, God was always selecting out for Himself few people to sing and worship Him.
Messages from the altar cannot flow well without the church experiencing first, the powerful flow of God’s presence during praise, worship, and hymn section.
Powerful worship songs, trigger the effect of the pastor's message in a church service.
God does not move in a congregation during the praise and worship section without a sign to show that He came down at the end of it.

 

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EmiPrecious
EmiPrecious

I'm Precious Emi, studied Computer Science at Gregory University


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So many people are in church choir bearing the name “chorister” without a proper knowledge of the true meaning and purpose of the name they bear. Others who knows; have become apathetic towards building up their lives to conform to God’s instruction in the Holy Scripture on who a Chorister should be.

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