What ceaselessly amazes me is that we have access to The Creator of ALL! Seen and unseen! It blows my mind!
- Pablo Picasso. …
- Vincent van Gogh. …
- Leonardo da Vinci. …
- Michelangelo. …
- Henri Matisse. …
- Jackson Pollock. …
- Edvard Munch. …
- Andy Warhol
- Claude Monet.
Among so many others…
If we had a chance to ‘speak’ with them. What would we say?
We could go on:
Two biblical passages that speak about Satan’s role before his fall include Ezekiel 28 and Isaiah 14. The King James Version of Ezekiel 28:13 states, “The workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.” Based on this verse, some believe Satan was a music leader or was in charge of music in heaven. Is this true?
The Hebrew text of this verse has been difficult to interpret. Modern translations offer a slightly different rendering: “and crafted in gold were your settings and your engravings. On the day that you were created they were prepared” (ESV). The Greek translation of the Old Testament (the earliest translation of the Hebrew text) includes the list of stones used in the breast piece of the high priest in this verse. Though uncertain, the focus appears to be on the various stones that represent beauty rather than on music.
However, music is a part of what takes place around the throne of God in heaven. For example, Revelation 5:8 and 15:2 mention harps used in the worship of God. Worship of God in heaven will certainly include singing as well. Before the fall of Satan, he served as an angel before the Lord, likely involved in praising God. Though it is not clear if he led music, he was called the “anointed guardian cherub” (Ezekiel 28:14).
Despite Satan’s high rank in God’s presence, at some point he turned against the Lord in pride: “You said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God I will set my throne on high; I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far reaches of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High'” (Isaiah 14:13-14).
Satan was clearly a leading or the leading angel in heaven, but it is unclear whether he served as leader of the music. This detail is not directly answered in Scripture. He would have worshiped God as other angels did, likely including worship through song or possibly an instrument. Yet his fall led to his rejection from his position and a future eternal torment (Revelation 20:10). Satan now serves his own agenda, living as a liar and father of lies, seeking those he can devour (John 8:44; 1 Peter 5:8).
In connection with Satan’s possible use or leadership of music in heaven, some see concerns regarding certain music on earth being used by Satan as well. However, music was created by God to bring glory to Him. His people are called to use this art form to honor His name and to serve others. Believers must be discerning in their own use of music to make sure their choices honor the Lord rather than serve their own interests or dishonor the Lord through promoting sinful actions that promote the work of the evil one.
We have gone afar; but understand that The Creator of ALL is our Father in Heaven.
“Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.”
(James 5:16, ESV)
All throughout the Bible, you can see just how powerful and life-changing prayer is. The best news about prayer is that the same power you read about in the Bible is available to you right now!
God intended prayer to change lives. He intended for you to call on Him and join your heart to Him in a powerful union. Through your prayers, you can tap into God’s incredible, inexhaustible power in your life, and be a great encouragement and blessing to those who need prayer around you. James says that prayer can heal and restore people. Prayer makes a difference. Prayer affects change. Today, meditate on the power of prayer and put your faith into action. Stand in agreement with God and His Word and watch what He will do on your behalf!
Pray with me
“God, thank You for giving me Your infinite power when I come before You in prayer. I will stand and pray. I will stay in faith and keep pressing forward knowing that You are at work in every area of my life in Jesus’ name. Amen.”
God bless you