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About our Music
Think about the power of music and its ability to find its way into people and places that we might think are beyond the reach of Yahweh. Sometimes the greatest sermons seem to be Teflon-coated and just slip through the minds of those who hear, but a song – a song with the right melody – has a hook. That song with its message, with the power to probe the deepest recesses of the human spirit, gets snagged in the subconscious, and when the person thinks it safe to come out again, all of a sudden, there it is – melody and message, asking the hard questions.
Most sermons have an expiration date, but songs – they live on and on to speak to generations not yet born.
We believe that the music we produce in this house is the result of our hearing and obeying Yahweh’s voice, and the dominant theme of our music and our preaching is the Kingdom. The challenge that we continually deal with is how do we model the Kingdom in the midst of a Babylon world.
Whether it be hymns, gospel songs, or southern gospel, it seems that the only issues church music has been able to address are the two terminals of the Believer’s life — the beginning and the ending. The message of almost all church sanctioned music says: “It was wonderful when I got saved and it will be wonderful when I get to heaven,” but it is strangely silent about life in between those two points.
Years ago, believing that Yahshua was serious when He instructed that prayer be made that Yahweh’s Kingdom come and His will be done on earth, Apostle Ball began lobbying for change— a change that would focus on the importance of living out Kingdom life, by the power of Yahweh’s indwelling presence, in between the terminals of birth and death.
In order for this change to be experienced, a radical change had to be made in both our music and our preaching. For this change to become a reality, we recognized that we must look to new leadership in these, the two most influential factors in the living of church people. No one has yet found a way to put new wine into old wine skins successfully. Having a strong desire to be one whose preaching would bring a change, and having no desire to leave here, we asked Yahweh to make us into a new wine skin and a dispenser of new wine, and this He has done.
Apostle Ball further asked Holy Spirit to give us writers, musicians, and singers who would create music that would adequately address the issue of Kingdom living — here and now. He has done this. These words from a song by Christopher Woods, a songwriter in this house, are an example of this:
The Kingdom is here, the Kingdom is now, He has established us by the word of His power; We won’t be shaken, and we will not fear, We won’t fly away, for the Kingdom is here.
A Holy Spirit-empowered presentation of the presentness of Yahweh’s Kingdom will, in the fullness of time, produce a people who can best be described as “manifested sons of Yahweh.” May that be said of us, and may you hear it in our music.