Musical Sins in the Church: Rock, Rap, and Reggae
Angelica stated in her testimony (at 28:50 in the video):
The Lord told me, “I will show you another sin that takes place in the altars at churches, it is in regard to music.”
The Lord showed me people playing and listening to rock music, rap music, reggae music in the altars at churches. This displeases the Lord. The Word of God says He wants us to worship Him in Spirit and in Truth. He does not say He seeks those who will rap for Him in Spirit and in Truth.
In hell, we moved on to another location. Here was a young man who was singing. He was singing Christian rap or reggae style music. He was singing a song that I know, another musician sings, but I won’t mention that musician’s name. I asked the Lord, “Why is he here? Lord I really want to know, why is he here? Why is he singing?” At this time I was remembering how many musicians are in hell. Selena, Michael Jackson, and many other musicians are burning in hell.
I asked, “Lord, did he sing in church?”
“Yes, daughter, he sang at church.” The Lord did not say anything else after that statement.
The Lord allowed me to approach the young man, but the Lord was holding my hand. So I began speaking with this young man.
He said, “My name is Mark. I am in this place because I did not worship the Lord. I sang rap style music instead. I would sing these songs at church, but I did not like to pray. I had no prayer life. I did not like to seek God’s presence. My purpose in singing these songs was to attract young people to church. I wanted gang members to come to God. I did not realize it is God who must draw them. It is He alone that deals with their hearts.”
I asked, “How long have you been in this place?”
He said, “Four years.”
I asked, “Is there any other reason you are here?”
He said, “Yes, I had very much pride. I am also here because of that. Here, the demons torment me continually and laugh at me. They say, ’Worldly music is an instrument we use to bring youth to this place.”
Mark was completely bound while he spoke to me, even while he sang. His arms and body were tied with snakes. He would cry and ask me, “Can you help me?” I said, “No, Mark, I would if I could, but I cannot.”
He said, “I know I will never get out of here. Look at me, I am in torment. When I died, I fell into a tunnel. After I descended from the tunnel, my body exploded as I landed in hell. Worms came out of my body and I have remained in torment until now. I have become disfigured and the flames of hell continue to burn me. I cannot stand it anymore. The demons say that this is my kingdom and that satan is my god.”
I said, “I understand, but Mark, on earth, you had a chance to repent.”
He cried and said, “Tell the young people to worship Jesus. Tell the whole church to worship. God seeks true worshippers.”
After Mark had spoken, a flame came between me and Mark. He became engulfed with the flames as soon as I stepped away.
While we had been speaking, the flames had only risen to his waist. After his last statement, his torment continued as before.
The Lord said, “Daughter, many people think that with certain music and certain programs they are able to attract the world and reach the gang members and drug addicts. No. It is not men who bring conviction of sin, but the Holy Spirit that deals with and convinces man of his sins. It is I who touches hearts. It is I who deals with the hearts of man. I alone am able to save man. Men think they are saviors.”
This is what the Lord told me. I cried. This was so difficult for me. It is still difficult. This is not easy.
I think that if you are listening to this type of music you need to stop. This is between you and God though. I fulfill God’s will in telling you. I am no longer responsible because I told you what God told me. If you want to accept it, accept it. If you want to reject it, reject it. I fulfill my responsibility. This is something He required of me. If I don’t obey Him, hell awaits. I don’t want to go to that place. I don’t want to end up in a place of torment. I have been there three times. I know that hell is more real than life on earth.
As we left Mark’s cell, he began to blaspheme. The Lord told me, “When we leave this place, tell My Church to worship me in Spirit and in Truth.”
[End of excerpt from Angelica's testimony].
Satanic Music in the Church: Rock, Rap, Hip-hop
“[The Lord] said He wants complete holiness and we must obey the whole Bible. He said, ‘The world has entered His church. People in church now dress like those of the world. They’ve brought satanic music into the church; rock, hip hop. Have you ever heard the angels rapping? How can you rap and say you are singing for God?’ When the Lord said this, there was anger in His voice.”
After I published her testimony on this blog a few months ago, I asked her what kind of Christian rock displeases the Lord, since rock is a broad genre of music and we in our family have a lot of contemporary Christian music that we like to listen to, which could be considered rock. And her advice had been to pray and use discernment from the Holy Spirit to know which songs displease Him.
After watching Angelica Zambrano’s testimony of her third encounter, I sent it to sister Rachael Mushala for her review. I was not even thinking about what the Lord showed Angelica about musical sins. I was just sharing the testimony with her as a sister in Christ, whom I thought would enjoy it. Rachael replied to me on January 24, 2014:
"In my testimony of messages from Jesus, the Lord said He was displeased with Christian rap and rock. You had asked what kind of rock, but I told you that The Lord didn't specify. He just said 'rock.' When I watched Angelica's testimony of her third experience today, I noticed Jesus also told her about Christian rap and rock. He didn't make any specifications to her either, but just said 'rock.' So I was thinking he is just warning us against rock generally, since He didn't make any specifications when He spoke to us or to her but just said 'rock.'"
Rock Leads to Rebellion
The following day after receiving that email from Rachael, which is today, I happened to be reading a Demon Busters article about House Curses, in which Gene Moody elaborated on rock music. I was not even looking for this information, but was actually looking for info about accursed objects. In that article, he states:
"Rock music and subliminal music is meant to operate on stimuli that exist below the threshold of the conscious mind. Its goal is to awaken the energy center (in the brain) and to expand mental awareness. Scientific instruments have proved it reaches its goal. Music is more powerful than drugs."
"New Age Children's music is to incite rebellion and self elevation. Rock music leads young people into sexual perversions and violence."
In pastor David Wilkerson’s 1985 book, Set the Trumpet To Thy Mouth, he said: "One of the reasons God's Spirit was lifted from the Jesus Movement [not that It was ever there] was their refusal to forsake their old music. They gave up pot, heroin, alcohol, promiscuous sex, and they even gave up perverted life-styles. But they refused to give up their beloved rock. ... Amazing! I say its hold is stronger than drugs, alcohol, or tobacco. It is the biggest mass addiction in the world's history. Rock music, as used and performed in Christian circles, is of the same satanic seed as that which is called punk, heavy metal, and is performed in devilish rock concerts worldwide."
The Devil is Giving You Spiritual Sleeping Pills
Warning to those listening to music that doesn't glorify God
Nine months after posting this blog, I was re-reading parts of the testimony of Samuel Oghenetega and realized that the Lord also gave him a warning to those listening to music that doesn't glorify God. The Lord said, "All music that does not glorify me or my Father: Those who listen to it will be cast into the fire."
So this blog began originally with two divine revelations about music, then it was confirmed by a third, which was Zipporah's testimony. Now we have this fourth one! Every matter will be established by two or three witnesses, so this matter has been firmly established.
"’Therefore, come out from their midst and be separate,’ says the Lord. ‘And do not touch what is unclean; And I will welcome you. And I will be a father to you, And you shall be sons and daughters to Me,’ Says the Lord Almighty. Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.” (2Co 6:17-18 - 7:1)
"Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord." (Heb 12:14)
"...make a distinction between the holy and the profane, and between the unclean and the clean." (Lev 10:10b)
"'For I am the LORD who brought you up from the land of Egypt to be your God; thus you shall be holy, for I am holy.'" (Lev 11:45)
"As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance, but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; because it is written, 'You shall be holy, for I am holy.'" (1Pe 1:14-16)
"Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world." (1Jn 2:15-15).
“For the wisdom of this world is foolishness before God. For it is written, ‘He is the one who catches the wise in their craftiness.’”
This next passage from the apostle Paul's letter to the Corinthians describes how I feel about writing this article. In it, Paul refers to his first epistle to the Corinthians, in which he had to confront them about sin in the church. He wrote:
"For though I caused you sorrow by my letter, I do not regret it; though I did regret it--for I see that that letter caused you sorrow, though only for a while-- I now rejoice, not that you were made sorrowful, but that you were made sorrowful to the point of repentance; for you were made sorrowful according to the will of God, so that you might not suffer loss in anything through us. For the sorrow that is according to the will of God produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation, but the sorrow of the world produces death." (2Co 7:8-10)
Putting it All Together
I realize this is a radical message that will shake some people up, but I want to ask you to take it before the Lord in prayer, and search the Word to see if these things are really so. Ask the Lord to confirm to you if these things are true, and to show you if you are singing or listening to any music that displeases Him. I do not claim to be perfect yet, but it's my goal in Christ.
Now I would like to quote two of these four people in conclusion of this article.
As sister Angelica stated: "I think that if you are listening to this type of music you need to stop. This is between you and God though. I fulfill God’s will in telling you. I am no longer responsible because I told you what God told me. If you want to accept it, accept it. If you want to reject it, reject it. I fulfill my responsibility. This is something He required of me. If I don’t obey Him, hell awaits. I don’t want to go to that place. I don’t want to end up in a place of torment. I have been there three times. I know that hell is more real than life on earth."
As sister Rachael states: "The Holy Spirit will guide us on what we can and cannot listen to through His conviction. I am not saying you should continue listening to Christian rap with the excuse that you have not been convicted. Jesus directly told us He is displeased with rap and rock. It doesn't glorify Him."
Author's note: Please prayerfully listen to the testimonies of these two sisters, and use the Testimony Review Process adopted by this blog, as you decide for yourself whether the Lord has spoken to them. For issues and concerns, each person must confirm with the Lord, whether something is valid or not. Pray for Rachael, Zipporah, and Angelica, too, so that they will boldly share their messages.
You are invited to read or listen to more amazing testimonies of the supernatural like this below, as well as Rachael Mushala's Testimony of Hell, Zipporah Mushala’s Second Testimony of Hell, Holy Living in a Perverted World, Carrying Your Cross or Cross Dressing?, Seven Reasons to Believe the Seven Divine Revelations, An Open Mind that Loves the Truth, Separation from the World, The Forgotten Sin of Worldliness, and The Apostasy Parables. You may access my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master."
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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International. He has been based in Eastern Europe, helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. He is currently on furlough, off the field, praying and seeking the Lord's guidance regarding where to be, and for the provision to fulfill the mission. www.dmiworld.org.