Jun 17 2012

Ingo Breuer

Southern Gospel: A joyful noise unto the Lord!

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God commands us to make a joyful noise unto Him and southern gospel music is a music that brings joy to the heart whereas worldly music often expresses a depressed intoxicated spirit. Music has a spirit to it and that spirit controls the room. David and Saul knew it when David was called upon to play the harp (1. Sam. 16:16). As believers we know that God created music as a means of praising and worshiping the Lord.

It was a blessing to see [amazon-product text=”Guy Penrod” type=”text”]B0009VNCG4[/amazon-product] sing live at a TBN taping at Trinity Music City in Hendersonville, TN. Those [amazon-product text=”old hymns” type=”text”]B006JSMOSS[/amazon-product] feed our spirit and we sing unto the Lord – not just unto man.

The spiritual decline in our society once again showed its ugly face in Bristol, Tennessee when a woman was arrested for refusing to turn down the volume of southern gospel music as she worshiped the Lord at her home. Neighbors called the police on her for disturbance. That is how Christian music works. It brings joy to the believer but it brings conviction to the lost. In these last days many of the lost are so hardened in sin that they would rather run to the lawyer, the police or the government instead of just bowing their knees before the Lord Jesus Christ and to ask Him to save them once they have been convicted of their sin. The lost have become so deceived that they can’t handle it when the Holy Ghost convicts them (John 16:8-11).  What they fail to understand is that every knee shall bow before Jesus. The point is that in this age of grace we can bow the knee before Jesus as a free choice of response to God’s love. Now we can meet Jesus as Savior. But when we die and go into judgment we will meet him as Judge (Acts 17:30,31). But then it is too late for salvation.

God’s word shows us that God wants a tenderhearted people that are responsive to His divine love and Holy Ghost promptings and not  a hard-hearted, stiff-necked people. That is why America needs to maintain its exceptionalism as a Christian nation (which is what the Supreme Court called the US in 1892, and we go by that) and not get entangled in this pleasure-loving European-style socialist, secular humanist, atheistic mindset.

Betty Jones certainly has the right to worship the Lord at her home. She spent the night in jail and was released on a $1,000 bond. “I was praising God in my own home,” she said. “We have the right to praise God, especially if we can’t make it to church.”

I, Ingo Breuer, confess to the crime of playing gospel music to loud. I prepared a CD with preaching and put it in a radio at Wal-Mart, pushed play and let the good news be heard storewide. I walked into stores and changed the radios over to pick up the gospel station. I threw a handful of gospel tracts into a Nashville, TN beer joint. I listened to “The Hoppers” sing “I love America” while driving through Euskirchen, Germany at night. I requested that Muslim-run Emirates Airlines play gospel music on their website’s request form. I play southern gospel and country gospel at at top volume as a drive through German cities or Wal-Mart parking lots late at night. It is amazing what kind of noise people put up with but then they get “disturbed” when someone plays gospel music. It’s a horrible double standard.

Here is what God says about it:

“Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;” Eph. 5:19

Let’s keep making melody because God put a new melody ringing in our hearts when He saved our soul.

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