This book by Michael S Tyrrell was recommended by a friend. The book has a subtitle: Unveiling the Phenomena of Wholetones.
I enjoyed the second part of the book much more than the first.
Healing of Sound Quotes
My favorite 10 quotes from this book are:
What I Really Think
This book was very interesting to me.
Honestly, I was not very impressed at first. It did not grab my attention, if that makes sense. It seems like too much emphasis was placed on trying to build a defensible case for the intended content of the message (which also happens to be one of the messages of metaphysics).
It was if what the author really wanted to share and say wouldn't be received without some long defense case with explanations of why the message should be accepted. It was apologetic with the apologetic, huh?
It wasn't until about half way through the book, that the author opens up and gets into his real passion, which happens to be the healing power of frequencies and the error of most western tuning.
Quite honestly it had a bit of a conspiracy theory feel to it....(which, I am not opposed too...I always like a good mental amusement). After all, the devil himself wears a mask to hide his true colors.
The Colors of Sound
My favorite chapter was the one explaining the suspected result a particular frequency might have on the physical body.
Here is an example: Michael uses the identifying label of Transformation for the frequency of 528 Hz. With documented resources, Michael shares that this frequency has been proven to restore broken DNA.
He even assigns a corresponding color for this frequency: bright green.
The book gives a more in depth explanation to these theories and discoveries of the impact several different frequencies may have on our bodies while relating them to specifics point of the electromagnetic spectrum.
This book also discusses the controversy of proper tuning. Should be really be tuning all our instruments to A 440 Hz? Michael says 'no'. The world, or at least most of the pop and commercial world seems to say 'yes'.
This book is deep and seems to cover two or three scientific properties associate with sound.
This book by Ryan Malone is intriguing. I highly recommend this book to all musicians and singers, especially worship leaders.
First off, it is free. Yes, free. I found it online and was able to order a hard copy from the ministry. It took a few weeks to show up in my mailbox, but when it did I was excited.
A very clear, complete and concise picture was painted for me as I read about the music of heaven compared to the music of earth.
Introduction: Expanding the Throne Room Culture
This book offers a fresh perspective on worship music.
I enjoyed reading about how music in heaven existed before earth. I liked reading about ancient cultures using harmonies and sophisticated and complex forms.
Overall. Great book.
"Then I continued to watch because of the boastful words the horn was speaking." -Daniel 7:11
"As I watched, this horn was waging war against the holy people and defeating them..." -Daniel 7:21
This word phrase for 'the horn' or 'this horn' is the same Hebrew word used by King Nebuchadnezzar to decree a national policy of idolatry by using instrumental music as the call to worship.
The word translated 'horn' is 'qeren'. The outline of its biblical usage is as a musical instrument, a symbolic representation (as within a dream or vision), and/or that of an animal.
In various versions this Hebrew word 'qeren' is also translated as cornet, trumpet (or trumpets), and ram's horn. Although there are other Hebrew words and phrases translated as horn, it seems this particular variation of the word horn is only used in the book of Daniel.
A Demonic Ensemble...
The horn included in Nebuchadnezzar's ensemble was the first of several musical instruments listed. Is there a reason?
In the Bible, the word horn is used as a metaphor for power, strength, and honor.
A metaphor is a word or phrase used to help explain a different word or idea.
By placing the horn first in his list of musical instruments, King Nebuchadnezzar was making a bold and arrogant statement. It appears this Babylonian King was exalting himself above all others. He was using the horn to do so.
He was exalting himself by making public policy. He was using the fine arts to do so. He was using music to do so. He was directly influenced by the great serpent and dragon of Revelation. He was inspired and lead astray. He was deceived into thinking of himself more highly that he should have. Pride was found in his heart and for those of you who know some scripture will know what happens before the epic and public falls and collapses of men and women and all the works of their hands.
The angel of light who had fallen from his first estate, banished from his place of glory....the one who now searches for those he can deceive and destroy knows how to lead a rebellion. This great enemy of The Lord has declared war against God's Kingdom, and throne.
The CEO of darkness is working today as he has been through the history of the planet and the race humans. This father of lies uses the goods and truths of The Lord for himself. He does not give credit to whom credit is due. He is delusional. He is relentlessness and he is desperate. He is not nice. He is mean, He is a backstabber because he will smile and appear nice to the point of winning the confidence and truth of his prospects.
This archenemy of The Lord uses strategies and schemes from beyond what is seen. He is able to inspire humanity into revelation and technologies in such a way that humanity feels entitled, compelled and proud to boast in the their credits of achievements.
Lucifer the Conductor...
Lucifer is a conductor. He conducts a demonic and rebellious ensemble. This ensemble is militant to lead the nations into idolatry. In the book of Daniel, we read that King Nebuchadnezzar used interrogation, fear and force to make his subjects bow in idol worship.
How different are things today? Are the pressures to succumb to political spirits which oppose the standard of truth and righteousness becoming stronger in our nations?
Lucifer is also a composer. He understand music and the elemental powers of music. His composition of idolatry is ongoing. This composition of idolatry has been performed from the beginning and will continue until the end. From beginning to end.
You are a part of the story. You are a part of the Divine Saga. What is your part?
Pray with me: Father of lights and all that is good. Show me Your ways. I will walk in your love and understanding. You are my strong tower. You have given me ears to hear what Your spirit is saying about music. May my heart be positioned and directed towards you in all I say and do. Make my life your song. Make me an instrument in your symphony Lord.
Music of instruments...
“When you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, liar, harp, pipes, and all kinds of music, you must fall down and worship the golden image that king Nebuchadnezzar has set up.”When you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, liar, harp, pipes, and all kinds of music, you must fall down and worship the golden image that king Nebuchadnezzar has set up.”
According to the Strongs concordance, the use of the word music in this verse indicates instrumental music. The verse could be read, “... and all kinds of instrumental music...”.
The word music here is transliterated zemar. Zemar means music of instruments.
Languages can be complex at times. Languaging can be even more so.
The language itself is concrete, like hardware. Languaging (semantics) however, is more esoteric. It can be misconstrued. Languaging is not what you say but how you say it. It is more subject to viruses, much like software.
Zemar not Zamar
Zemar comes from another word transliterated Zamar. Zamar means to touch and possibly strike the strings or parts of a musical instrument accompanied by voice.
The word Zamar is translated in the Scriptures many other times as praise, sing, sing psalms, sing fourth.
The word zemar in our text is only used four times throughout Scripture. The word zamar is used over 40.
Music only, no words
The word for this post is Zemar. This word is suggestive of music only, no words.
It appears King Nebuchadnezzar used instrumental music to impose Idolatry into the culture.
This was a crafty move because instrumental music is music expressed in its truest form. Instrumental music originates out of the condition and desire of a heart and effectively communicate so.
Many people believe music to be a language.
There is a message in purpose to all music, even instrumental. The message and purpose of the music King Nebuchadnezzar and his chosen musicians was a call to worship.
Instrumental music was used to bring all the peoples attention to the idle and the false god.
What is Missing?
Something was missing from the music of king Nebuchadnezzar. What was it?
Words were missing from the music.
Words help clarify and bring meaning to the music’s message and purpose. Words, even if they are abstract and poetic, help define the mission of the music.
In the Episcopal liturgy, there is a prayer called the prayer of confession. This is a prayer of the people. In this congregational prayer there are these words which I am reminded. “We have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed by what we have done, and by what we have left undone.”
It is what we have left on done that draws my attention. The instrumental music of king Nebuchadnezzar’s court left out the critical, most important part. Words.
Could this have been a strategic to attempt to deceive and miss guide this cultural and political move by expressing half truths?
The Music of Gold
King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon.
It would appear from the text that King Nebuchadnezzar ruled a kingdom of influence, power, and progress.
This king used music as a tool to call his kingdom to worship.
He had a 90 foot high image made from gold. He set is up for all to see. He first invited all the kingdoms leaders and important people to a ribbon cutting ceremony and party. Once all the successful and influential people had arrived to see the image together, King Nebuchadnezzar made sure to let them all know in a LOUD voice the following mandate and command:
“Nations and peoples of every language, this is what you are commanded to do: As soon as you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipe and all kinds of music, you must fall down and worship the image of gold that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up. Whoever does not fall down and worship will immediately be thrown into a blazing furnace.”
King Nebuchadnezzar demanded a cultural response to his agenda of false worship. False worship is the worship is idolatry. False worship is replacing The Creator God with the creation.
This command for worship had no exceptions. If some decided they did not want to worship this image, they would need to be prepared to face death.
King Nebuchadnezzar said, "Worship this image when I tell you to or die!"
The command for outright idol worship was a cultural stab and attempt to end true worship. The Politicians and Scholars propagated...
At this time some astrologers came forward and denounced the Jews. They said to King Nebuchadnezzar, “May the king live forever! Your Majesty has issued a decree that everyone who hears the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipe and all kinds of music must fall down and worship the image of gold, and that whoever does not fall down and worship will be thrown into a blazing furnace. But there are some Jews whom you have set over the affairs of the province of Babylon—Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego—who pay no attention to you, Your Majesty. They neither serve your gods nor worship the image of gold you have set up.”
This ultimatum used fear and control. This reminds me of a dream I had of President Donald Trump. I recommend checking it out.
It seems like King Nebuchadnezzar knew something about the power of music. Did he know its important role in devotion, reflection, and worship? Did he know the expression of the soul with which music communicates? Did he know music existed before the Earth? Did he know songs surround the Most High God? Did he know how music controls atmosphere?
King Nebuchadnezzar used the creativity of fine arts to draw attention away from the one true living God. This particular policy of King Nebuchadnezzar had a much more sinister agenda.
Could this musically influenced mandate have been fueled by and directly inspired by the devil himself?
When I think of the word comprise, I am reminded of the word integrity.
The word integrity reminds me of words and ideas like pure, focus, solid, whole, complete, perfect, structured in purpose, and a fulfilling of intent and vision.
Integrity is a result of someone bringing their convictions, plans and agenda into alignment with the plans and purpose of God and his eternal kingdom.
In this sense of the word, I suggest the word Integrity implies a perfect harmony and unity producing highly influential and lasting results within the context of community and culture.
Applying these words and thoughts about integrity helps to consider the power integrity can offer.
Once I heard someone share an explanation of integrity which I really like. They said people who are the same publicly AND privately have integrity.
Most people act, say and do things privately they would not dare do publically. This is not a good example of integrity. This type of behavior could lend itself as unpredictable, unreliable, not genuine and hypocritical.
Let's just say is this way: hypocrites do not have integrity.
Integrity is a respectable power that draws from in inner source of commitment, conviction, passion, and transparency.
Individuals with integrity have power.
Compromise weakens the power of integrity.
Those who compromise their convictions, focus and standards are giving permission for an enemy to advance the purpose of the devil and his kingdom.
The devil was the first to compromise. He is the first to the compromise the standards that helped give him such a place of prominence before his willful act of rebellion.
I believe the devil uses skillful strategies and forceful tactics to either lead or push us into some type of compromise.
A Dream about TRUMP
I would like to share a dream with you. I had this dream June 8, 2018.
"The Lord opened my mind to an awareness of my unbelief, in order that I might Remember my transgression and turn with all my heart to the Lord my God." -St Patrick
In the gospel of Luke we read that Jesus Christ opened the minds of two people. That is a statement worth repeating. Jesus Christ opened the minds of two people. Why?
The Book of Luke shares with us a simple answer. Jesus opened the mind of two people so they could understand the Scriptures.
If there is one thing that would help guarantee the salvation of our family, friends, and communities, I think it would this; that we understand the scriptures.
It would be near impossible to separate a true understanding of Scriptures from an understanding of the Messiah figure interwoven throughout the entire Bible.
What if we all truly had our minds open to understand the Scriptures? What is we all truly had our minds open to the understanding of the Jewish Messiah?
In Peter's first letter he writes about the Old Testament prophets. Peters writes that The Nevi'im (Hebrew word for The Prophets) had The Spirit of Messiah within them.
This Messiah Spirit, which can also be understood to be breath, or wind, indicated, or expressed through their writings the sufferings of this Messiah.
According to Peter's understanding of the Scriptures, the Nevi'im carefully investigated and searched for the very salvation available today through Christ.
Peter even goes so far as to share with us in his letter that these prophetic messages about the Messiah were provided, not for the prophets themselves, but to Peters audience.
The messages of the New Covenant which have been announced through those who spoke and declared the Good News by the Holy Spirit are being passed along to us thru the understanding of Scripture.
Did you know even the angels desire to catch a glimpse of these things?
Pray with me, "Lord God of Heaven and Earth, who fills my heart with wonder, grant to me an open minds. Open my mind now, that I may come to understand the fullness of your plan for my life. Your words are not old only, they are also new. They are life giving and present. May I come to know you more intimately as you open my mind to understand the scriptures. In Jesus Name. Amen."
It may sound a bit humorous... but Peter, the great apostle and follower of Christ, writes in one of his letters that the devil prowls. The devil prowls.
Peter plainly calls the devil an adversary AND enemy and warns his audience to be on guard….to watch out…..to stay alert.
Peter writes that the devil, like a lion, is actively looking for something (or in this case someone) to rip open and eat. He searches.
Now, although I believe the devil will eat anyone, I also believe he is looking (or searching) for someone important.
The devil is looking for a very specific group of people. He is looking for God’s elect. The devil is looking to tear apart people who have been chosen by God. Those chosen by God are the ones God the Father has set apart by his Holy Spirit. Peter even writes these elected ones of God have been been chosen according to God’s foreknowledge. Wow.
It sounds to me like this means before they were born, God already elected them. Peter writes in his letter that God The Father set them apart before they were born. He set them apart by His Spirit for obedience.
What is one of the devils weapons?
Peter helps us today understand a very subtle tactic used by the devil to devour, tear apart and destroy.
If you hold on to your cares, concerns, worries and anxieties you will be devoured. The scriptures give us great insight into the eternal strategies of what I would like to call, The Divine Saga.
Peter urges the believers...both Jew and non-Jew (Gentile) to STAY ALERT. Peter warns his brothers and sisters who are living among the idolatrous and pagan culture to WATCH OUT. He says pay attention!!!
Peter writes in his letter, “Hey, i know things are a bit tough right now...it may seem like everything's falling apart and the promise is far off, but hold on. You are definitely not alone. There are plenty of others going through the same types of sufferings….the same emotions….the same feelings…..the same doubts and hardships. There are so many others with the same questions. DON’T BE DEVOURED. DO NOT LET THE DEVIL EAT YOU FOR LUNCH. Cast ALL your cares on Him because he cares for you.
Pray this prayer with me, “Lord God, Maker of Heaven and Earth, Thank you for your living word. It is life to my bones and breath to my spirit. I make a choice now to lay any burden or weight I have been carrying down. Right now all anxiety of mine is handed over to you. I know you care for me, and I trust you to take every burden from me now. You have called me with all the saints into your eternal glory. Thank you Lord for the gift of your Son Jesus Christ. May all power and glory be yours forever.”
You have an enemy.
You have several enemies.
These enemies want to keep you from Life and keep life from you.
It is the first day of my summer schedule. For the last few weeks I have been planning and setting up my summer schedule. Part of my summer schedule is to wake up at 5:30am to spend a quality, concentrated and focused time reading The Bible.
As my alarm clock sounded this morning at 5:30am my hand stumbled in deep sleep searching for that snooze button. With my eyes closed, my fingers frantically searched for the little button on the side of my phone.
After what seemed like an eternity, and a rising frustration, I finally was able to press the button for snoozing. I relaxed in the comfort of my bed sheets and pillows knowing I had stalled the unattractive task of waking up early.
Without a second of hesitation, I drifted ever so quickly into sleep. However, that ten minutes of snoozing did not seem to like ten minutes to me as I was once again jerked out of my slumber by the sound of that alarm clock.
This time I used my experience to assault the snooze button like a heat seeking missile. With an instinct like that of a crouching tiger, my hand and finger launched to destroy that wake up alarm sound that was so rudely interrupting my coveted sleep.
Once more, in less time than I could think or imagine, I was asleep....until....
Now at this point I was dreaming throughout these two snooze sessions...which so far had totaled about twenty minutes. This dream was EPIC.
I was with a group of people on what seemed like some type of tour. It might help to think of a group tour to Japan, or Europe, or the Himalayas...
This group tour was to a mountainous region and the others in the group seems to be people of the same faith. They all seemed to be some type or expression of believer and follower of Christ...some type of Christian.
The trip was relaxing, yet had a scheduled which was available by through by selection of a track....much like a conference or seminar offering specific tracks of specialized interest.
I remember seeing people here and there in the dream. I remember being with people and being alone. and the dream was almost like a journey. The group trip ahad a bit of a final destination goal to it. The dream seemed to have levels of achievement....like climbing a mountain.
Actually, the entire dream took place on a mountain that emerged from the sea. If you could imagine the mountains of the German Alps emerging straight up out of the Pacific Ocean. It was a beautiful and fascinating dreamscape.
I gradually began to feel this amazing place was not all it appeared to be. I sensed there was a hidden evil force at work. It was a force that seemed to distract those in the dream with new discoveries, much like a scavenger hunt. Some of those in the dream found certain attractions that seemed to keep them from moving on to more, while others would go back and forth revisiting the attractions they a had previously discovered. While others seemed to move forward inspiring the motivated to try and catch up. I noticed as time went on, people seemed to be missing. The group was gradually getting smaller.
It was in a moment of moving forward that the third snooze button began to sound. As my consciousness began to melt into the reality of the dark bedroom, I started to move my hand and fingers toward that snooze button. As this happened it felt like everything was in slow motion...and I had the most unusual experience...
I was on a path leading up the side of a section of the mountain (and it was as if at this time I was moving to hit snooze). Suddenly to my right the side of opened. It was as if a door silently slide open. Quietly. There were bars behind the door. An image appeared behind these bars. It would be hard to describe this image with words.
Pale. Tall. Somewhat of a human form. A head with no mouth. No fingers. Somewhat smooth in appearance, like silly putty. Malleable.
This creature reached through the bars to pull me into the mountain in an attempt to encage me.
I knew instantly in my conscience that this was my enemy sent to keep me from my 5:30am appointment with The Bible. Seeing this creature and realizing its purpose was to 'steal' me away from The Bible was the very thing that caused me to throw of the covers, sit up and get out of bed while hitting the STOP button on my alarm.
In my dream I had the suspicion, that there were obstacles to overcome and within the obstacles there were forces assigned to restrain me from moving forward. I know upon seeing this creature that all sops had been pulled and this creature was the big gun of the enemy. It was direct and no longer would the attractive faces of deception work against me. The creature appeared in urgency to take me, and failed.
Your biggest enemy is whatever keeps you from your quality personal and focused time with The Lord.
If you are a believer, you have probably developed some type of routine for worship and devotion. I believe this is your lifeline. This is why I believe Jesus Christ was recorded as saying, "Man should not live by bread alone, but by EVERY word of God".
What is Prophetic Song?
I can think of many people who would answer that question like this: Prophetic Song is a song that is prophetic, right? How would you define Prophetic Song?
In his subtitle, Prophetic Song author Stan Smith seems to define prophetic song to be a gateway to glory.
Gateway to glory?……think about those words for a moment. gateway. gate. in and out. open and shut.
in and out.
open and shut.
smoke and clouds?
what is glory?
This prophetic song book is a complete educational meal when it comes to the prophetic song. It reminded me of a textbook. It took me longer to read than some of the other recent books. There were several things I really appreciated about this book, but first, let me share my favorite quotes:
Worship Leading quotes by Stan Smith, author of Prophetic Song.
Here are a few thought-provoking quotes from this worship leading book:
My Take-Aways from Prophetic Song
There are two things that really stuck out to me as I read Prophetic Song. These two ideas intrigued me because I had never heard or thought things this way before. Find out what they are…
I really think it is an exciting moment when what I have knowledge of is expanded to new borders and insights. I guess some people call this revelation. I heard a great definition of Revelation once: revealed knowledge.
In the book of revelation, it was brought to my attention that Jesus has two prophetic voices. Both sounds are the voice of the same God. Perhaps He has more, but these are the two prophetic voices I learned about:
There are two rivers flowing out from the throne of God. One is a river of living water clear as crystal. The other is a river of fire. Without going into any explanations, this idea also peaked my curiosity. This river of fire can be found in Daniel 7:9-10
“….His throne was flaming with fire, and its wheels were all ablaze. A river of fire was flowing, coming out from before him…..”
I think Stan Smith takes this idea of two rivers and develops quite an interesting idea of Gods Glory. Get the book and find out more.
Finally, This prophetic song textbook closes each chapter with two assignments. One for non-musicians and singers. one for musicians.
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