Music has been a staple for as long as any of us can remember. There is something soothing about music. It creates emotions, it recalls places, events, and people that time wants to erase. There is so much to it.
It wiggles its way into our ears, settles into our memory bank and tucks comfortably into our hearts. That wouldn’t be a bad thing so long as the music is clean and meaningful.
Lucifer in Heaven, now is satan, cast out for jealousy, pride, and envy. That’s right. He was the head of worship in Heaven. So what do you think his main mode of stealing, killing, and destroying is here on earth? Music. Please read on.
I am one of those people who isn’t a ball of nerves at the thought of a star. I don’t get star struck. If anything as I have leaned closer and harder into the Lord I am anti-stars. I recently listened to a sermon and he was talking about how people worship and admire singers. It’s true. It’s not even just music, its movies, T.V. shows. It’s Hollywood in general.
Parents, I want you to understand what is a stake here. I want you to tap into every single social media app your teen or even child for that matter is involved in. I want you to look up the lyrics to these songs they are singing.
Recently my 19-year-old daughter and I seen a cute video of a girl lip-syncing to a movie clip. She done it so well. It was so cute. So she downloaded the app, immediately it synced up with all the people in her contacts, on her IG and her FB. There we sat in complete shock at some of these videos of these young girls that we know. Far cry from the innocent girl they portray themselves to be. Their parents may not even be aware.
You see, there is a root to these videos, they aren’t doing them just because they are fun to make. If no one watched they’d lose interest. They are doing these things for attention, for likes, for popularity.
They have been listening to songs, dancing, and desiring to live out these lyrics. If a song can come on and make you want to dance, tap your feet… then what makes you think these songs won’t make them want to cuss, fight,drink, do drugs, have sex, and perhaps even commit suicide or murder. By now you may be thinking hold up ya holy rolling old lady.
Now is where I tell you to stop and really think about what I am saying.
I had a poll up on fb and so far every vote says yes that music in influential. The question is, what music is influencing your kids and grandkids?
One song talked about “silting your wrist is like a god Another song says Bang yo head up against a wall, wish you were dead, slit yo wrist then hide the cuts so no one knows what you did. I’m so pissed as if the only way that could forget is to self inflict a little pain to make me happy again, bang yo head.”
These kids now days are way different from my generation. They are dealing with stresses and things I never had to deal with. If I had a bully at school, when I got home they had no reach on me, now these kids are on social media where their bullies can stalk. Even sending them into suicide.
Kids now days are dealing with a distorted self-image, they think what’s on the big screen, in magazines, and social media where filters are available is normal and what they have to measure up to. They see where showing as much skin as possible is sexy and it’s what guys want. They make a video in short shorts, low-cut top, get tons of likes, so they feel the need to up the ante. Next video is more risqué than the last and it goes on and on until they have completely sold themselves out of any dignity and modesty. The desire to be admired is setting them on a path and social media and music has enticed and allowed it.
Kids today are dealing with broken homes with mama’s new boyfriend and daddy’s new girl friend and siblings from different parents. They are competing for their parents attention and affections. They don’t get it, turn to the first guy or girl that gives it to them. The parents can’t even be bothered to be decent parents because they too are hulled up in the bathroom snapping their own selfies to keep their social life lit. HA! Don’t believe it. Sit down and listen to some of these teens.
Here’s another area to be concerned about. As if all that wasn’t enough. These sickening songs they are listening to have videos. They study watch and act out these videos. Your sweet little Suzy may not be aware that all those cute little hand and finger gestures in her video and photos most likely mean something. They are typically associated with a gang or relay a coded message alerting their looker to whatever that thing represents. I have been studying and researching these for a while now. I am greatly concerned.
And you need to be too. If you look at what these singers, actors, lyrics, movies, and shows represent you’ll understand what the cost is. Souls. Heaven. Hell. There is a spirit, demonic spirits attached to all of these things.