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Friday, June 12, 2009


Continuing in the spirit of the Emancipation series, the emphasis on music is a key component to the emancipation of the soul. Throughout the ages it has ministered to many during the rough and good times. Music touches the very core of our being in its various genre's and styles. How wonderful is our God who laid down this ingredient in all of his creation. Looking from a creation standpoint and the writing from those who were inspiried by God, there is direct correlation to God's deliverance with the gift of song. Moses in Exodus Chapter 15 sung unto the LORD, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him. (Exodus 15:1-2) King David spake unto the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD had delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul (2 Samuel 22:1)
Emancipation through song has its merits regardless of the genre it is rooted in. Just like all of creation there rest the eternal line seperating the evil from the good which I choose to identfy as the Lord Jesus Christ. As for the writer and artist of this article I prefer the soul of man poured out through the creation of his hands using instruments to deliver the soothing melodies. (Jazz) Those heart wrenching renditions of the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ produce such a powerful demonstration of His love for us. It is in these particular genre's that my soul boast in the wonderful creation of our God.
The talent and expression of John Coltrane provides and encourages my creative and spiritual in ways in which only God can inspire. There are some arguments that refute this belief because it doesn't line up with religious tradition . To those individuals I share this powerful truth in regards to the creation mandate . John Chapter 1 says:" All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made."
Remember that All good things come from above Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. (James Chapter 1:17. )My point is that music is a powerful and wonderful ingredient given to us by God . It encourages us and lifts our souls above the circumstances that make themselves present during these most difficult and challenging times. Amen

P.S Check out this powerful article on the Vibe website about John Coltrane