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THE MUSIC OF GOD #14 - Intent - Music's Purpose

July 01, 2020 LaMar Boschman / Batsirai Chada Season 1 Episode 14
LaMarBoschman.com Podcast - Music | Miracles | Mysteries
THE MUSIC OF GOD #14 - Intent - Music's Purpose
Show Notes Transcript

LaMar Boschman, author and a pioneer of today's worship, discusses with Batsirai Chada the purpose of music in the kingdom of God. What was God's intention when He created music? What is the real purpose and meaning of music in God's dominion?

These topics are in a transformational online course called The Music of God that will help you know how to use music to experience God's presence and power resulting in miracles.

LaMar's books and blogs on the subject of music are available at LaMarBoschman.com

EPISODE SUMMARY:

  1. If God created music before the earth what does that tell us?
  2. God created music for a definite purpose and there was no better option. Music the way it is was God's first choice.
  3. Music is mentioned in the Bible over one thousand times and is in every major section of the Bible.
  4. God commands all the earth and everything in it to sing. Music must be important.
  5. God created humans to look best when they sing praise and have best posture when they sing.
  6. What role do kingdom musicians have in the last days? Will musicians sing and play in the face of approaching armies? Will musicians praise God in natural disasters and pandemics and miracles occur like in the Bible?
  7. It is a last days revelation that God inhabits the singing praises of His people. Signs and wonders will result.
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LaMar Boschman:

We have had some great conversations that have provoked our thoughts about the supernatural music of the Bible. And it comes from an online course called the Music of God available at www.lamarboschman .com . Now in this episode, we're going to discuss the intent of music and God's kingdom. Why what's it about and what is its purpose? Hey everybody, this is LaMar Boschman and I'm really excited about this podcast. We're exploring the music of God, the music in God's economy, the music and God's kingdom. What's it like, do we have a theology of music? What's God's view on music and our topic today is the purpose. The intent. Why did God create music? And what are His intentions concerning music? So that we can see its purpose. And then we're going to unveil that in the ongoing podcast . But first I want to welcome. Batsirai Chada from Oshawa, Ontario. Hey friend, how you doing? Good. Good, good to see your smiling face. Yes. This has been a while conversation as in . It certainly has. Certainly has man, I get inspired. I'm pumped. I want to grab a guitar and go out and bust some ghosts. You know what I'm saying? I want to (laugh) do signs and wonders because the revelation that comes out of this , uh , discussions that we're having are powerful. Well, it all comes from that online course called The Music God, where I lay down the principles of what music and the Bible is and all about. And it's at LaMarBoschman .com . Just look for the upper left corner , uh, courses that transform. There's one on worship and there's one on music in God's kingdom. That's all right. We talked about this earlier in previous sessions, how music was with God. And then God, the Holy spirit, God, the Son sang. Well, let us make celestial singers who can sing and let there be music outside of Us, perhaps. And God created angels to sing. We gave the scriptures. They're in the course. We know this happened because when God created the heavens and the earth angels sang, because God told Job that's what happened. So there was music before the earth. Now, if music was with God in eternity and before man, and it was with God and in God, what does all that tell us? I know we visited about this before, but let's revisit again. What is that? Tell us about His intentions or His purpose?

Batsirai Chada:

If God is perfect and there's no waste. like He just does things for his pleasure. He's extravagant. Yes. He will pick a strategy or a tool or a device or a way of communicating that is optimal. He's not, He's not going to...hay I created music, but really there's a better way. Yeah, no, He wouldn't no. Because I am who I am when I decide something or pick something or create something of all the options I have. I chose the best, the best for Myself, the best for you the thing that I created.

LaMar Boschman:

So when we start to see that music is part of His economy and important to Him and present with Him when He's doing this, that says that to take your point, that this is important.

Batsirai Chada:

This is important and there isn't, for its function and its purpose and intent, there is no better way. Ah, very good. If there was, I would have used that, right?

LaMar Boschman:

So that validates music in some way, as well as anything else that is in His economy and that He says, this is important. And that's why I'm excited about looking at the scriptures. That prove what you just said. The scriptures that indicate this is God's way. And this is probably the best way. There are the ways maybe, but maybe not. This is my first choice. That's what excites me about the subject. God loves that. And it's his first choice. So we see a prototype in heaven of what music's like when angels sang and God created the music angel. We went through all this in previous podcasts about the realities of music in God's economy in heaven as the King of heaven and the Lord of heaven. And now we bring it down to earth. What's God's purpose for music making for us? There is a theology. If God's talked about music over a thousand times in the Bible. Hell is only mentioned 23 and yet hell is reality. Well, can we say that music is a reality as well because it's emphasized so many times, you know, it's in all, it's an all major sections of the Bible. In fact, the largest book of the Bible is a collection of songs of praise and songs of prayer by multiple authors, the book of Psalms, for example. We find it from the apocalypse to the Pentateuch--songs. And we're going to get into this. It's so exciting, but God called us to make music. God made us to make music and He called us there's so many scriptures. Like there's one scripture. I just read earlier where it says sing to the Lord all the earth. Was that just a nice thought? Or is that a command? Is that well that's possible. Has potential or is that God's word? Is that his intention? I want all the earth to sing to me. Well , that makes music important.

Batsirai Chada:

Yeah. And when he commands that he's not commanding it as a , Oh, do this just because I want it. It's like do it. It's also for the earth, your highest, most satisfaction will happen when you obey my commandments. So as you sing, you will find a pleasure and a satisfaction that comes when do what you were created to do. I command it because I love it. But I command it also because I know what it does for you.

LaMar Boschman:

Yes. And that reminds me of a scripture where it says that praise and that's a musical term is becoming the upright. In other words, singing praises looks good on you. Yeah. There you go, ladies, it's better than makeup, better than Avon or Revlon. Put some praise on. God made us to be attractive and pleasant and happiest when you were doing what you just said, singing praises to God. In fact. You know, it reminded me of something else. While I was saying that... My vocal coaches, different ones that you're best position for singing is the praise position. Put your hands in the air, stand upright feet slightly apart. Okay. Chest out. Okay like that. Hold your chest there. Now bring your arms down. And that's different than us walking through life, you know, trying to make singing. It does not come well. Singing is best in the praise position. You see, there could be some intention here by the Creator.

Batsirai Chada:

Exactly. No, that's amazing. Yeah.

LaMar Boschman:

I love these little confirmations because it confirms what you just said over and over. I like connecting all these dots, all these scriptures in the Bible and these philosophies, paradigms and experiences. And you start to see a trend. You start to see an intent. You start to see purpose in them and it's not just we're fishing for something to make something become a reality. It is a reality. We're just not cognizant of it. I'm not aware of it. But now we're coming into a reformation of music-making . We have not seen on the face of the earth. Exactly. Batsirai you remember when this movement of worship came to Canada? We had Canada Arise and the later on the Vineyard movement, and there was this outpouring of worship. The Pentecostal church, in Canada did not like it at first. Now they're embracing it. And it came to the U S in my lifetime. I've seen us go from piano and organ to full band, full lights, full smog fog machine. And my dad never experienced that. They can only sing German in Canada only German in his circle. We were Mennonites. He could not sing harmony to sensual, too sensual too pleasant sounding to the senses. So just, we should sing German. And we sing just the melody. How far we've come. Or likewise... Like even the young worship leaders now. They don't realize the history that this worship they're enjoining now. Some people had to pay a price for this and pioneer this with a paradigm of worship theology. And then it became a reality. Well , I'm feeling in the anointing of the Holy Spirit right now because I sense ...just like I told you, when I was in Dubai, God spoke to me when I asked Him a question. What role do Christian musicians have in the last days? If signs wonders and miracles happened in the Bible and musicians played, what role do we have when armies, march in the last days? What role do we have when plagues come against us and pestilences are at our door? What role do Christian musicians play in this? And we have not yet stepped into the purpose and power of music making according to God's economy and God's kingdom and God's intent as we will see. Because it's just now becoming revelation. Just like it did with worship. And now we add the fruit of that focus on the root, focus on the theology, focus on the principle and you'll see the manifestation. Sorry, I got excited and preached a little bit.

Batsirai Chada:

That's so good. So good. I think there was a generation that struggled with harmony, and then we're at this stage, it was like, there's going to be a generation that looks back. Yeah. There was a day where Christian music was all about lights and smoke machines, and playlists. And now we're in this place of... Man, When we sing demons flee. When we sing sickness leaves. When we sing God comes and shows Himself; manifests in the room and in such a way, that's even unbelievers say surely God is amongst them . We want to serve our generation and move forward. But we're taking the baton from generations past and we honor them and we move forward to the next and we don't want to drop the baton on our shift. It's our negative, the race. And we want to be faithful in that and go as far and as fast as we can in the city and the time and the season .

LaMar Boschman:

But we can't, unless somebody proclaims. Somebody points the way. Somebody reveals it in scripture. And we go, wow. Yeah. Well, like for example, the principle Psalm 22:3, you are Holy oh You who inhabit the praises." That's a musical term. It means singing praises. You are Holy, are you who inhabit the singing praises of Israel? There's a Canadian pastor that preached that because it happened in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, where he out of the latter rain movement, that revelation came forth. He started preaching it and he was opposed. He had death threats by Christians. It was so radical. Because he pioneered and paid the price and preached that revelation teaching. And he experienced it. Because he would, he wasn't even a singer, but he'd go sing over the pews before people would come into service. And they come in and they'd fall over under the anointing of the Holy Spirit without anything buddy touching them or anything. They'd fall over in the foyer because he discovered that God indeed dwells in the singing praises of His people. Well , you know, that was pioneering. And you know what? Now it's in the Baptist hymnal. I put it there. I was on the committee for Word Music and we put it in a Baptist hymnal. And now preachers... Baptist, Presbyterians, Episcopals, are all declaring that God inhabits the praises of His people. And it's a biblical truth. That's grounded in, God's in the church now, but it wasn't the 1950. It was not, it was revelation. Likewise, we declare that now that truth, but we're not experiencing all the fruit of the meaning of what that is because we don't have a theology of what singing praise is really is. We have the concept, but we don't have the total experience. So that's why we are having this podcast. And that's why we're declaring that there's a higher level of music making in God's economy--in God's kingdom. And it'll have a profound impact in the last days. And I believe it'll bring about revivals, renewal signs and wonders and miracles that we have not seen.

Batsirai Chada:

Exactly. Yeah. I think you stand on the ground that you're on and you try to look as far into the horizon as you can. And from my perspective, I see stadiums and homes and living rooms , stadiums and living rooms and everything in between where music rises up and people encounter the Lord in very sort of tangible ways. Yes. There's signs and wonders and all this stuff, but where people walk away saying, I met God. There's a place in worship that just totally brought the reality of heaven into the realm of earth. And I think when we are doing that, that's almost as far as I can see. And then I wonder, okay, but is that everything? Because for the generation that does that, what do they see? Yeah . You know, what's the extent, what's the horizon for them? And we can't see that. And so there was generations before us. That's like, man, lifting your hands in the middle of a service that would have been that's as far as they can see. In our lifetime. We've seen that. Exactly. I remember growing up in a Methodist church and I went to a camp and I saw people lifting their hands in worship. And then I came back to my church and I didn't know what to do. I didn't want to be the only one doing that. I would lift my hands maybe to my waist. If somebody turned even like just glanced their eyes over, I would quickly sort of pretend like I was just stretching or something like that with my hands to my shoulders quickly , what sort of just rubbed my neck, just in case somebody was watching. And now of course we have freedom. We don't even thinking about that...

LaMar Boschman:

In all denominations, in all circles of God's kingdom.

Batsirai Chada:

all denominations . Right? But we want to keep our eyes on the horizon of our generation. What is the furthest that we can see? Lord can increase that of course, but maybe that's our portion. Like maybe there's a, there's a place where encounters are a regular expected result or experienced when the body of Christ comes together in worship.

LaMar Boschman:

And we're going to see the fruit of that root , where that pastor preached God inhabits the praise of his people based on Psalm 22:3, I don't know anywhere else in the world that that was taught back in the fifties. And you know what? You could trace those streams of worship and music-making all the way through the United States and to circle certain movements that we have today, they were touched, Even Hillsong and different... Bethel. I talked to bill Johnson. He was in some of those early meetings, we have similar roots of the theology of music, especially of worship and praise. And Mike Bickle , International House of Prayer. My church Gateway Church come from that same stream. Now think about the streams of the revelation of music-making and God's intent in that and what future generations will experience. When you get the root, right the fruit will come. I Love when you said that, man. So good. So if music was created by God, for God, and we could say for His pleasure, for all things were created for His pleasure by Him and for Him and in Him were all things made. Then music was created for His pleasure. We know music went secular. So with Lucifer's fall, he took his instruments with them. And now there's another source of music making. So what's God's intention when He sees his people struggling through their experiences, the influence of the prince power of the air; they're under the curse; man has sinned. Adam is banished from the presence of God, just like Lucifer was. And Adam thought that he could think like, God, there is that, that subtle thought there, I could have the knowledge of good and evil. So there's a similarities between what happened with Lucifer and what happened with Adam. God banished and expelled man from the garden of Eden. And so there was a banishment and He put cherubs there to keep man from coming back into his manifest presence. And yet in 1950, come into his manifest presence with singing, quoting Psalm 100:2, enter his Gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise... Is a musical term, singing praises. So in our generation, my generation, I have seen this revelation worked out , and walked out to where now it's a reality and part of our lives. Think about what can happen when we discover the rest of God's intent and purpose concerning music. In a roundabout way, Batsirai, I was showing you how we're expelled from God's presence and how we can come back into His presence. And that's a last day generation revelation.

Batsirai Chada:

Yeah. Obviously Jesus is the door. Jesus is, our access. Jesus is the way. So He opens the door. The door is unlocked. The prison doors are open. We need to walk into this . all this territory and all this promise that is yet undiscovered or unfulfilled because we have sat back in the prisons of our darkness and our blindness. And He's asking us, He's calling us come and discover all that music has for you. Come in , discover all the things that the music of heaven, the music of God can do both here in your life and in the spirit realm, et cetera. So this is the invitation of God. I think it's to come and explore the very throne room that he has made a way for us to come into

LaMar Boschman:

Right, right. That makes it so profound for me, because of all the ways he chose for us to come into His presence music's part of that. Enter (sound of gate creaking) His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with musical praise, singing a praise. And then God says He would inhabit the singing praises of His people. So over and over in scripture, we find this connection between God himself, His manifest person and His music makers, His people making music to him and this solidifies it. There's definitely an intent and a purpose God has. And for music making in His kingdom. Well, we've come to an end of our time and we could talk about this a long time, but I'm excited about the next session. We're going to talk about some of the manifestations and the fruits of powerful music making in God's economy that causes us to be healed, be set free. And it's interesting because the scripture has a lot to say about it. So thank you Batsirai. And I want to challenge those of you that are listening to this podcast or watching it to check out the online course, go deep study to be approved by God that you're a student of His word. And especially if you're a musician or singer. But learn as a Christian as a father or pastor. Learn what it is to use music, to connect you and your family and your tribe and your congregation with the manifest presence of God. There's deep last day, revelations concerning this and how you could have victorious life. So check it out. It's available at www.lamarboschman .com in the upper left corner, "transformational online courses." Well, I look forward to our next session. Tell your friends. Follow us on social media, check out the other YouTube videos and get more of these concepts and truths concerning music in the kingdom of God. We'll see you next session.