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THE MUSIC OF GOD #19 - Empowers - Music That Changes Atmospheres

July 30, 2020 LaMar Boschman / Batsirai Chada Season 1 Episode 19
LaMarBoschman.com Podcast - Music | Miracles | Mysteries
THE MUSIC OF GOD #19 - Empowers - Music That Changes Atmospheres
Show Notes Transcript

Author and worship pioneer LaMar Boschman discusses with Batsirai Chada how the music of God can change the atmosphere by singing or playing. Elisha called for a musician to play to help him with his emotions. God said He would inhabit a certain type of song and when He does the atmosphere changes and miracles happen.

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.

EPISODE SUMMARY:

  1. Elisha is disturbed in his spirit and calls for a musician to play and when he does the power of God comes upon Elisha.
  2. Music creates atmosphere inside and outside of us.
  3. Musical environment activates the gifts that are required at the moment.
  4. Kingdom musicians are catalysts; thermostats not thermometers
  5. Music of the Bible is more Eastern and mystical in nature than Western music making which is more artful and performance driven.
  6. Ps 22:3 When God sits in the singing praises of His people He sits on a throne of praise and rules as King and Judge which results in a power encounter.
  7. Those who have an appetite for and access to something like being a Kingdom musician will want to search out more about music in God's kingdom.
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LaMar Boschman :

Hey , I'm LaMar Boschman and welcome to the LaMar Boschman podcast. And this exciting series called the Music of God. And we're exploring the music in God's kingdom. What is it like? And in this episode, we're going to discuss music that changes atmosphere gives us supernatural or spiritual power . And I want to give you the secrets of how you can be empowered with the supernatural music making of the Bible. And our conversations are based on an online course called the Music of God that's available at lamarboschman .com . Now let's join the conversation. Hey, everybody, welcome to this episode. I'm LaMar Boschman and we're discovering the real reason and purpose of music and God's economy. And it's not. Music is not created by man. It's created by God, and it has a definite intent and a definite purpose. And we're going to the Bible as our source to discover how and why and what God wants to accomplish through music making in His economy. And our topic today is how music creates atmosphere and empowers us. in this topic you're going to discover again, that there is power supernatural power. When we make music a certain way, and we can see spiritual results. Well our conversation is about the content of the online course called the Music of God available at lamarboshman .com . If you want the scriptures, the references and get all the teaching, but we're talking with Batsirai Chada from Toronto area in Canada, and we're discussing and having conversation about the music in the Bible. Hey, welcome my friend. Glad to be here. Hey , good to see you again, love your smile. Love your heart. Love the things you've been sharing. I wanted to share with you one of the purposes and talk to you about this and get your opinion on how music of God can change our inner atmosphere and our outer atmosphere. And , where I got this from is this scripture , uh , in, I think it's second Kings 3: 15. It just really intrigues me. The context is Elisha. This powerful prophet becomes angry and gets this attitude at the presence of an evil King Jehoram. I guess that's how you say his name. And he was the son of Ahab and Jezebel. So you see he's really upset because they were evil people who promoted idol worship, and including child sacrifice. And they were so demonic as so possessed with Satan, they caused all of Israel to worship evil gods and idols and take their children and just burn them in fire, just demonic stuff. And this Holy prophet is so disturbed by this. He said, I can't prophesy with that evil man here. And so Elisha says Something very strange. You said, Bring me someone who can play a harp please. And the Bible says, while the harp was being played, the power of the Lord came upon Elisha . Now Elisha like Elijah. They all had school of prophets. They all had these prophets , these young men that live together, that they taught music. They had to memorize the word of God, the Pentateuch, and they learned how to invoke the power and presence of God. So Elisha knows from his training, from his mentor, Elijah, that music is a key here. So he said, bring me a musician. And when the musician played, the hand of God came upon Elisha. Man, what explodes in your spirit when you hear this?

Batsirai Chada:

That, you know, someone's gifting can be activated because of music, right ? You know , and if you think about it, music's like soil. You can throw a seed, a good viable seed on a piece of concrete. And it will just sit there forever, doing nothing. You take that exact same seed and you put it in some moist, rich, fertile soil. And all of a sudden you have, you know , sprouting plants, which turns into a fruitful tree. And what's the difference? Well, the environment the atmosphere was it. I think that's really powerful. And music is one of those things that creates that , that environment. So music is not the fruit of a good environment. It can be Lord walks into the room and we're like, we respond in song, right? But also sometimes by creating by when we create music or we bring music into a certain situation, we can create the circumstances for which....

LaMar Boschman :

What do you think this musician played? Hey, Hey, can you bring a musician here? I need some help right now. Okay. So what did he play?

Batsirai Chada:

It's funny sometimes , uh , after worship piano player, sometimes I'll be playing or whatever. Uh , it's one thing when you're coming up to pray and someone's stowing as a nice sort of chords in the background on a nice pad. It's like , well , I love that. And they pray and they flow in that. And then when it comes to announcements, it's like, actually , could you stop playing now? Because when you stay in that beautiful, like lush worship chords , et cetera , um , announcements become really hard and awkward, you know, because he's trying to go in a different direction, but the music's pulling him in this other direction. He wants to go back into worship because that's where the music is pulling him . But really the, the, the service is calling for announcements. The music, the atmosphere that the music is creating is in conflict with the direction that he wants to go. And so that's a little illustration of the power of music to create an environment and atmosphere.

LaMar Boschman :

Do you think that he was playing worship music... Vertical out of his inner being?

Batsirai Chada:

He would come up and do that, and you would create this environment for which Elisha could then go, okay, now here's what we're going to do. Or it could be stuff that they had, they had done in prayer before, you know, cause they would pray there . They would sing their prayers. He knew the musical environment to create that would activate the gifts that was necessary for that moment.

LaMar Boschman :

And that's so true because the scripture is very clear that when the musician played the hand of God, as a result of, consequently, when the musician played as a result, the hand of God moved. So there's something about that music making that minstrel played, that guitar player played, that caused the hand of God to come.

Batsirai Chada:

That is so , Oh , that's good . Yeah .

LaMar Boschman :

That's the nugget of that scripture. And that's the mystery to me is what is that secret that we can play music and the hand of God moves. I'm certain he wasn't playing cover tunes. I'm certain he wasn't recording in a studio somewhere or had that mentality. Well, let me just, you know , I'll just practice here and fill the air with some sounds. No, there had to be super spiritual because we have a spiritual problem in the atmosphere. We have a spiritual problem inside Elisha, it's emotional. Yes. But it's also spiritual because darkness is here. There's a guy possessed of Satan or demons that is propagating, and a woman, propagating idol worship. And the Bible says over and over that behind idols there's demons. So he's propagating demonic worship and it's confirmed by doing inhumane things like offering your children to these demons. So in that atmosphere, which is spiritual, we don't need someone to do cover tunes or do some plastic worship leading or go through the ritual that he practiced and play a few stems. We need a power encounter. So this musician had to be somebody equipped, maybe in the school of prophets And music making the word of God may be saying the word of God. But I think it was in the moment music making. That's the only thing Batsirai That makes sense, according to what the scriptures teach us about how to make music and the consequences. When you get those kinds of results It's because of a certain music making principal that he engaged to cause that to happen.

Batsirai Chada:

Yeah. And the fact that he engaged with that fact that it was, it was the catalyst so often. And I think in again, Western dental thinking we were waiting for the muse, we're waiting for lightning to strike or waiting for. Uh , Oh, I saw something magnificent and I responded with music and obviously that's true. That's something , you know, we've been speaking about that and all that stuff, but it's also something about instigating and being a thermostat instead of just a thermometer. Because we play, because we play a certain thing and the emotion and the intensity in which we play creates an atmosphere. It creates something that didn't exist before. And in that atmosphere, all of these things, good things or required things can happen. I think that's a powerful. Something to really get a hold of that. Like we say, the power of life of death is in our tongue. You know , we'll say the power of life and the tongue being a way of communicating. The tongue, being a way of expressing that river of life. And if the power of life is in the tongue, well , it's also in our fingers as we played music, it's also in our voice vocal chords , as we sing. The power of life and death is in our ability to create an atmosphere.

LaMar Boschman :

Yes. And I like what you said about, we're not thermometers the thermostat, so we don't just take a readings on the atmosphere. Let's see. It's a little hot in here. Oh man. Oh, it's so hot. And we complain and all we can do is report the circumstances. Yeah . And that's what a lot of Christians do. And that's why you need to understand the principle Music making in the kingdom because these principles will change atmosphere. When you apply these music, making principles, it'll change the atmosphere you are , Are then a thermostat, changing everything. Wow . And that's as a parent that , so if you're not A musician, don't worry about it. Because this principal here, you could change the atmosphere and change the results. Change, see signs and wonder, see miracles. When you apply these principles of music, making, whether you're a musician or singer or not, You just stream music, sing yourself, just cry out to God. And you will see a difference because these are kingdom principles. And it's another thing that you mentioned that brought something to mind is that there's a Greek model of music making, which is art form. And then there's the Hebrew model There is the Western and those are the Eastern model Of music making. We got to remember, we always interpret the scriptures through our paradigms, but it wasn't. The Bible is not a Western book. It's an Eastern book it's mystical. And so the music making in the Bible is mystical. Not cerebral if you can't play by ear or play by heart. Well, you're not a kingdom musician. If you have to have notes because it has to be preformed prewritten and that's not, I don't see that in scripture because they didn't have music like that back then. It was intuitive. It was mystical in a spiritual. So when you engage And the right type of music, making things that happen around you and in you powerful truth,

Batsirai Chada:

I think on that, just encourage people who are listening, who might feel like, I don't know how to play by ear. I don't know how to do that. And therefore, I'm not operating as a kingdom musician. It's like, well, yes, you are missing out on one of the most key tools that you have. Now. That doesn't mean that you cannot grow into these things. Let's have a growth mindset that allows say , Hey, I can learn this. You know, I've been stuck to this sheet. I don't really know how to get away from that. It's like, well, there's so many resources now, online and everywhere, where you can begin to do it. start doing it by yourself. And just to encourage you, like, you can get to that place where you are free to express. Yes .

LaMar Boschman :

And if we liken it to prayer, we don't have to have a prayer on a page for us to pray. And it's the same way when we sing or play, just go ... if yo. Only play one note. [inaudible] just play, just play. Whatever comes you, pray, whatever comes. Play, whatever comes, sing whatever comes. And in like manner, you slowly start to grow and increase your language of spontaneous song. And melody. It's powerful. Thank you for encouraging us to do that because sometime we think it's either or, but we can all grow to this. We can get rid of our, what we need our Western mindset to do things that we do in the West. But we want to grow in the Eastern mindset and the concept of scriptures to be more mystical, intuitive, and our music making and not so cerebral. You know, there's another key principle that if it wasn't in the Bible music making for me would not be as valid. I would not be doing this podcast. I would not be writing all the 12 books I've written or more on music and God's kingdom and praise and worship and God's presence. And that is this scripture, Psalm 22:3 "You are Holy. Oh , you who inhabit the singing praises of your people." When we sing this very clear in the scripture, we talked about this at one of our podcasts. This revelation only came in 1948, 1950. It's a last day, a revelation that we sing praises to God and He comes and inhabits, dwells or remains or sits. Another word used often in translations is enthroned. And that's when we get to kingdom, music and kingdom music making. When we sing these praises, the King sits in that atmosphere. He judges all his authority, His presence , His power is present . He commissions and things start happening in the spiritual realm. And that is the key to all the music making that you find in the Bible. All these stories we've been talking about, the key is God inhabits. The spirit of God moves, the power God, The hand of God comes as a result of a singing praise to God. And that revelation, by the way, came from Canada. That's

Batsirai Chada:

Of course, no, I, I love that he, that God is enthroned that we encounter. Like there is a meeting that happens in the place of music; that music facilitates. And again, I'm just so struck by the fact that this is something we can initiate. You know, when the mood is right, when the intercessors have really set the atmosphere in the pre-service prayer or whatever, but that we can get up there as kingdom musicians and do it ourselves , um, and set an atmosphere. Half the time it's just realizing the truth of the moment . It's like, I'm playing because the King is here and I'm not waiting for 20 minutes into the service for God to show up. And He's here at the very beginning. He's here as we're preparing, he is right here. And as we begin to praise and as we begin to lift Him up, it's almost like our eyes are open to the reality that's always been. God standing, sitting up and standing up. He's like , Oh, song's over. Okay. I'm standing up again. Our awareness of who he is and the authority in which He sits in our encounter with him in the place of congregational setting or personal setting of worship is really powerful and

LaMar Boschman :

When He sits in that atmosphere. And , and He likes that atmosphere. Yeah . Okay. So we're atmosphere, creators, we're environmentalist so to speak. We change our environment. He likes that atmosphere and this confirms to me over and over and over that God likes music because of all the ways and the places that He wants to inhabit is when you sing your prayers and you sing your praise. It's like, come into my presence with singing. It's an entrance. It's, it's Psalm 100:2 come. That's why we lead worship, come into my presence. And that's some times why we have music at the front of the service, because we all want to get in God's presence. God's word comes. And then we respond to God. That's where we get our order of service today. A lot of worship leaders don't know that, but that's the background. That's the theology of the worship leader and worship leading. But it's so unique that God... loves music. And He says, okay, when you guys do that, I'm going to come. Here's something that I found out when I, when I go places and start teaching people and do seminars and conferences and speak at congregations to help them go to another level of worship. Uh, I try to give this illustration when they don't understand. Well, if God's everywhere, like you said, but He's not everywhere evident. But when we began to sing and play, though, He was there all the time, He suddenly manifests, the veil is torn. It's not necessarily we go up and He, or He comes down. It's just that whole aspect. It's like, it's like do at the university of Texas. They did a test to see, does dew come down or does it come up from the ground? And they found out dew manifests when all the elements are just right. It just suddenly appears. And that solved this theological problem for me. So think of it like this, when you sing and create that atmosphere and sing praise and prayers to God, all of a sudden though, he was there all the time. He suddenly reveals himself. There you are Jesus. Oh, I love you .

Batsirai Chada:

That is so true. It's like you said , there I am in the midst of you , when the two more are gathered. It's not like, Hey one by yourself, I'm not with you. It's more of like, as we begin to set the conditions of community, as we set the conditions of music and all these , um, they're conditions that are just right for the manifest presence of the Lord, and we don't want to work our way in, we don't even have the old Testament model of outer court , inner court . They may be emotionally. We do. But he is the holy of holies. He made a way where we can boldly enter in. Music has a way of creating an atmosphere or sort of greasing the wheels for us as human beings who are wrestling with the kids outside, you know, and trying to get them into Sunday school and bringing up, creating an atmosphere. And I love that.

LaMar Boschman :

Yeah. And that, that word for praises and Psalm 22:3, "You are Holy, Oh, you who inhabit or enthroned upon the praises ...is singing of praises. That's why I'm emphasizing. God loves music. It's not just praise. It got an English it's it's dumbed down. But in the Hebrew, there's seven words that we translate just praise in our Bible. But it was a very specific and it's the word 'tehillah', which means to sing your praise; it is called a hymn of praise. It's a chant that you sing to God. So in that atmosphere, God sits and he rules. He gives Royal decrees. He gives judgments without influence or opinion from anyone else. He sovereignly rocks and rules the atmosphere. And that's why we have power encounters. When we get to that kind of music making. This has been challenging and exciting because we got this Western Eastern paradigm. We got this Greek and Hebrew paradigm in music making. We got these biblical things that challenge our paradigms today. I think we need to get back to some of the music making in the Bible, but I know it's not going to be mainstream. It's not going to be accepted by all the body of Christ because it's so supernatural. So it's maybe too mystical, but that's the quality that gives it power is when we put our spirit and the Holy Spirit in our music making and get our eyes off our pedals, guitar players and get our eyes focused on the ceiling and began to throw our hands up in the air. And we don't have to play a guitar the whole time and with our heart we're catalytic in uh , expressing

Batsirai Chada:

Ourselves to God and not focus only on the delivery of the song. So powerful. I mean, we're also in a day and age where, because of how easy it is to hear from the other side of the world in the age to come. And I just mean , like , I think people will hunger, even the world will hunger for reality and authenticity. Yeah . And if there is a worship team on one side of the planet, that whenever they sing supernatural things happen, the presence of the Lord descends and manifests in them in a beautiful way. And then there's another team on the other side that has some nice music or whatever in the end, people now with social media and everything, the ability to see the real thing and to taste the real thing. Like , you know what I want , I have an appetite for that. The reason why I've had an appetite for nester is because that's all I knew that was all I ever saw, but it's all that was ever exposed to. Now that I've been exposed to kingdom musicians, I could see the Bride of Christ and say, Hey, you know what? These people have been with Jesus. I want to be with them. Very good. Yes. Yes. If we call it mainstream, we're like, well, here's, what's popular. Here's what's , um , what's popular is what people have an appetite for and what they have access to. So there is a McDonald's on every corner. And so we love people go to fast food, but if there was a healthy sort of amazing tasting, economically viable steakhouse on every corner, people would probably upgrade for that. Our appetites are really conduct of what we have access to and what we're exposed to as well.

LaMar Boschman :

And that's why we're doing this podcast. And that's why we're having this conversation is because we want to expose people to these principles of possibilities. And in some ways it will be mainstream for people that really have a hunger. But , uh , I hear what you're saying, brother, and that's really exciting. We're coming to the end of our time together, but I want to ask you a question. Do you want to be an End-time kingdom, musician? Do you want to be an End-time worshiper? Who knows how to change the atmosphere and change the circumstances that you're in and see the empowerment and the presence and power of God. Well I know you are, that's why you're listening. Well, I encourage you to go deep study the word of God, show yourself approved concerning music, making God's kingdom. And we're going to see you in the next episode of this series the Music of God.