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Daily Devotional with Mr. Jeffrey A. Hale

🎶In the peace between the stillness
When quiet is the sound
I remember not believing
And yet the joy that now abounds
Jesus is like an ocean
He’ll engulf and gently surround
With the tide of His love He’ll astound you
And He’s teaching me how to drown
In the ocean of His love
In the peace between life’s stillness
When no one else is around
Do you have that peace with the Saviour? Do you know His love? Does His joy surround?🎶

This, my Facebook friends IS a worship song. Many years ago I played drums in a Worship Band at local church. I suggested we step out of the “Normal 5 songs” ever church from coast to coast were playing. I was INSTRUCTED “Ocean of His love” by Glenn Kaiser was NOT a Worship Song by a very young Worship Pastor. So I politely packed up my Drum Gear and told the young lad “You wouldn’t know a Worship Song, if Yeshua/Jesus Himself stepped in the Sanctuary and sung it to you personally” (https://youtu.be/ReYfu5E-hOE)

We have more mega churches than ever before, it seems. Even the small churches are following what the “Mega Churches are Doing”. We have worship services brought into our homes by television. Many churches are filled with loud music and raised hands. Some even resemble rock concerts with the music being so loud that you can hardly hear yourself sing. There are all sorts of musical instruments from guitars to drums to cymbals to orchestras. Worship services abound and music abounds in them. Many churches have become seeker friendly and have very informal services on Sunday morning. We have experts in worship. We have books on worship. We have seminars and teaching on how to conduct worship. We have the latest state of the art audio and projection systems in our churches. We no longer need hymn books. It’s all on the screen or screens before us. We have well trained worship teams to lead us. Worship abounds in evangelical churches. Yet, in all of this are we pleasing YeHoVaH/God? Is He the center of our worship? For the most part, 98% of churches in America can not seem to figure out that the Day of Worship, the Sabbath is Friday at sundown to Saturday at sundown. If they can not even get the day right, how will they get anything else right? The church is in “code blue” condition today! YeHoVaH/God is totally against the modern ear tickin’, back scratchin’, charmin soft, compromising, pink tea and lemonade, Hollywoodized form of worship that never takes a Scriptural stand for YeHoVaH/God, and instead follows the sinful world. There is a shady technique in use today in which dishonest people poll a neighborhood to see what sorts of activities the people enjoy, and then build a so called “Church” that meets those specifications. They downplay the religious parts, to avoid offending anyone. Quite often there is no cross, the building does not look like a church, and they keep the Bible in the back room under wraps, in case you want one. The heathen world has actually invented a new, contemporary religion that is based in contemporary marketing techniques and expressed in contemporary entertainment genres. It is inherently narcissistic, (a characteristic of those having an inflated idea of their own importance), because it is worship the way I want it, in ways that please me. In designing this sort of worship, we ask the question, ”How would a congregation of secular people like to be entertained?” We never ask the question, “How would YeHoVaH/God prefer to be entertained?” In this sort of worship, the congregation has usurped the role of audience, a role that properly belongs to YeHoVaH/God. In effect, the congregation is worshiping itself! Amen? This week Facebook friends, I have a Challenge for You. Here’s the challenge, and I triple dog dare you to prove me wrong. Every CCM artist today, and don’t miss this, refuses to speak out against the sin of homosexuality. I dare you to show me one website where a CCM artist blasts what YeHoVaH/God calls an abomination, homosexuality. You can’t show me one. In fact, I dare you to show me even ONE mainstream Contemporary Christian Music Artist who presents the Gospel of Yeshua/Jesus on their website. You can’t. I mean a clear Gospel presentation which stresses the importance faith. I haven’t even found a CCM website that presents any type of Gospel. “I hope your not busy for about a month man”✌🏼

 

 

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