Learning a Key Truth from the Worship Music of Heaven

April 16, 2016

Scripture teaches that there is instrumental music in heaven that God receives in worship from His creatures (Rev. 5:8-9; 14:2-3; 15:2-3). Of necessity, the instrumental music of heaven must be of one or more musical styles. We know, therefore, that at least one musical style exists that pleases God.

God has not provided us with any audio recordings of what the music of heaven sounds like. We have no ability to hear directly what style or styles of music the beings in heaven play when they worship God.

Does this mean that there is no way for earthly human beings to know what the worship music of heaven sounds like?

Are There Any Supernatural Means for Humans to Know Information about What the Worship Music of Heaven Sounds Like?

Scripture does not provide us with any audible information about the worship music of heaven. The humans who have died and who now worship God in heaven know firsthand what heavenly worship sounds like but have no means to communicate to us what they know about the music of heaven.

Satan and his demons also know what the worship music of heaven is like. In contrast to the humans who are now in heaven, they are able to move freely from heaven to earth and vice versa to influence humans to do what is displeasing to God (1 Kings 22:19-23; Job 1:6-7; 2:1-2; 1 Chron. 21:1).

Satan and his demons seek in every way possible to deny God the worship that is due Him. We can be certain that any music that demonic beings would inspire human beings to produce would be music that is as displeasing to God as it is possible for those infernal beings to influence humans to play.

We, therefore, can learn about the worship music of heaven by understanding that it is distinctly different from the music produced by humans who have testified that demonic beings have influenced them to produce their music (such as rock music). We can also know that heavenly worship music is distinct from the styles of music that have specifically originated from those who use their styles specifically to engage in idolatrous worship or occult practices (for example, voodoo music).

Conclusion

In spite of our not having any audible information from Scripture about what style or styles of music are used by the beings that worship God in heaven, we can know what heavenly worship sounds like by understanding that it is distinctly different from the sound of musical styles that have been inspired by evil spirit beings. Many rock musicians have testified of the role of demonic influence in their producing their music.

Based on the discussion above (and for many other reasons), Christians should not employ rock music or any other ungodly styles in their worship of God.

 

Rajesh

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