• Jill Jarrell Newsome

Attacking Satan With Song

I had a minister tell me years ago that evil does not want to reside where worship music is going on. I started reading about that and began to play worship music 24/7 quietly in a room of our house. I only hear it when I walk in that particular room but I know praise and worship is always going on in my house and that gives me comfort. To this day it continues to play.

2 Chronicles 20: 20-22, "Early in the morning they left for the Desert of Tekoa. As they set out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Listen to me, Judah and people of Jerusalem! Have faith in the Lord your God and you will be upheld; have faith in his prophets and you will be successful.” After consulting the people, Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the Lord and to praise him for the splendor of his holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying: Give thanks to the Lord, for his love endures forever.” As they began to sing and praise, the Lord set ambushes against the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who were invading Judah, and they were defeated."

Jehoshaphat appointed his singers as his frontline troops, not the swordsmen or charioteers. He was going to conquer with a choir! God had told him the battle was his. When God tells us this and we know we have the victor we should meet the enemy with songs of thanks.

The victory belongs to God but He used the choir! It says when "they began to sing and praise, the Lord set ambushes against the men....and they were defeated." Then they turned against each other. When it was over it took three days for Jehoshaphat and his people tyo carry away the dead.

Another example is 1 Samuel 16: 23, "Whenever the spirit from God came on Saul, David would take up his lyre and play. Then relief would come to Saul; he would feel better, and the evil spirit would leave him."

Saul was a tormented soul who was always getting in trouble with the Lord. When David would play music for him with his harp, relief would come to Saul. That means he was tormented prior to the music. It also said this music made Saul feel better. I think the music brought him back into a positive place with the Lord. The last part of the verse says that the evil spirit would leave him. I believe evil spirits cannot stand to be in the presence of worship music so they had to leave Saul once David started to play.

Psalm 59: 16, "But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble." Christian music can refresh you, calm you and recharge you. If our souls are tormented like Saul then it can bring us relief! This music can literally change the spiritual atmosphere in our homes or in our cars when we play it.


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