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Exposing Deception Pt. 2: The Supernatural Power in Music

I am a deep music lover. I can listen to music all day. My mother is a singer and when I was a little girl she would play music on Saturdays as we cleaned the house, so I am just used to music being in the background of moments.

So, to see the shift in music is sad. Music has so many elements to it that the everyday person just isn’t aware of, yet they can still experience the consequences of.

I know a lot of people who are fighting to receive revelation from God about their purpose. Some of them are fighting to hear God in general!

They try seemingly everything they know to do but have heard nothing and they come to the conclusion that God isn’t speaking to them. While that isn’t true, it is what their experience leads them to believe. Nine times out of ten there is a block there. The enemy hates revelation so he does whatever he can to prevent people from hearing from and music is one of the things he can use.

On top of that, he puts things in music that opens us up spiritually.

So in this episode:

  • I’ll do a quick little recap of the fundamentals of deception, who’s vulnerable to deception, and how to guard against it
  • Music and the power of it
  • The perversion of music
  • How to decide what to listen to
  • Artists every Christian should remove from their playlist

    Let’s get into it.

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There are many references to music and singing in the Bible.

The Effects of Music

Here are some ways that music has been used in scripture.

    • Music is used to worship and praise God. In Psalms 150:1-6—which is where the scripture let everything that has breath praise the Lord comes from—they used lyres, tambourines, strings, flutes, cymbals, loud clanging cymbals to be exact, to worship and praise God.
    • Music is a source of relief. 1 Samuel 16:23. An evil spirit was tormenting Saul, but when David played his lyre (liars—stringed instruments that are in the same class as a harp but it’s u-shaped and smaller so instead of sitting on the floor it’s usually sitting in someone’s lap as they play), but as David played his lyre, King Saul was able to rest and relax and experience relief from the torment because the evil spirit would leave.
    • Music is used to warn of impending danger. Nehemiah 4;20. kinda like how sirens are used. “When you hear the blast of the trumpet, rush to wherever it is sounding. Then our God will fight for us!”
    • Startle and confuse the enemy. Judges 7:16-22. “When the 300 Israelites blew their rams’ horns, the Lord caused the warriors in the [enemy’s] camp to fight against each other with their swords. They killed each other lol.

Let's Go A Little Deeper...

There are a couple illustrations I want to highlight regarding the effects of music.

Music Brings the Glory of God.

This illustration is from 2 Chronicles 5:11-14. Before I dissect the text, I want to provide some historical context for what’s going on. King David has died and his son Solomon is now king. Solomon has just built the temple that God gave his father David the blueprint for. At this point, King Solomon is preparing to dedicate the temple.

All the priests who were present had purified themselves, whether or not they were on duty that day. There were Levitical singers present who were dressed in fine linen robes and they stood at the east side of the altar playing cymbals, lyres, and harps.

These singers and musicians were joined by 120 priests who were playing trumpets. They all performed together in unison with the goal of praising the Lord and giving Him thanks. As the music is playing, they lifted their voices and praised the Lord saying:

“He is good! His faithful love endures forever!”

At that moment a thick cloud filled the Temple. The priests couldn’t even continue their service because of the cloud, because the glory of the Lord filled the Temple of God.

At the moment the music was playing and the people started singing, God filled the temple with His glory, a glory so heavy that it knocked the priests down and it seems like it lowkey pinned them to the floor because they couldn’t even stand to minister

This is how powerful music is in the spirit realm.

We can play music and sing it in the natural realm and it shifts the atmosphere in the realm of the spirit.

I’ve seen demons manifest many times during praise and worship. They get agitated and are tormented by the atmosphere. They stand to be in an environment where the manifested presence of God is.

This further shows that music has a way of doing something that we can’t see in the spirit realm, yet it has consequences that show up in the natural world when a demonic spirit, which wants to hide, has no choice but to reveal itself as it’s being tormented by the music and the atmosphere that’s created as a result of the music. Music is powerful.

Music Brings Freedom

This illustration is from Acts 16:25-26. In the last episode, when I was explaining why we shouldn’t view supernatural signs as a guarantee of proof that someone is a man or woman of God, I used the example of the slave girl who had a demonic spirit of divination in her that Paul casted out.

Well, once the spirit left the girl, the people who owned her couldn’t make any money off of her anymore. There was a huge uproar and Paul and Silas ended up getting beaten severely and thrown into jail.

Around midnight, Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. As they were doing this, all of a sudden, there was a violent earthquake that shook the foundations of the jail.

Immediately all of the doors were open to the jail and EVERYONE’s chains came loose. The singing of two men set an entire jail full of people FREE from their chains—even people who didn’t know or believe in Jesus.

This tells us that the lyrics matter, yes, but the music behind the lyrics is crucial too! When we engage with music singing praises to God, we open ourselves up for the spirits behind that music—like angels, the holy spirit, Jesus, and God—to interact with us.

This tells us that the lyrics matter, yes, but the music behind the lyrics is crucial too!

When we engage with music singing praises to God, we open ourselves up for the spirits behind that music—like angels, the holy spirit, Jesus, and God—to interact with us. Music allows God to inhabit a place. Inhabit means to live. God lives where there is worship. He lives where there is praise. 

Now, if music that’s made for God leads divine spirits and beings to interact with us in ways that deliver people from demons, give people relief, and set people free, then wouldn’t the inverse be true as well?

My answer to that is absolutely! There is music that can cause us to interact with demonic spirits that can agitate us, make us angry, anxious, depressed, suicidal, put us in bondage, and so on. I know this might be shocking to you but it’s true.

Music Perverted

There is a very real coordinated and orchestrated agenda with music. There is a reason why certain songs get more radio play than others. There is a reason why certain artists blow up and some don’t. And surprisingly there is a reason why songs have so much similarity in their lyrics.

Artists are paid to say certain words.

Meek Mill did an interview saying that he’s paid extra to say certain words in his music. [insert clip of Meek Mill]…

Now, he said he tried to even it out by speaking about positive things when he does interviews but his logic is extremely faulty. He assumes that people who listen to this music are the same people who watch his interviews.

He also doesn’t know the extent to which the seed he sowed in his music has been watered and already built a fully formed oak tree by the time the person hears his positive interview. Hearing the interview probably serves as a hard hit to the tree with an ax but that isn’t going to do anything to a fully developed oak tree, is? No. Anyway, see how music has a perverted agenda.

They are rewarded for promoting certain agendas.

NBAYoungboy recently did an interview with Billboard and talked about how he was flooded with millions of dollars since he was 16 years old to rap. He woke up one morning feeling like he had been swindled by the industry.

As he’s evaluating this he starts to say dang look at the stuff I rapped about, look at the stuff I put in these people’s ears. He is visibly shaking as he assesses the damage his music has done to people’s lives. According to Billboard, his music and videos have been streamed more than 10 billion times.

How to Decide What to Listen To

Scripture is a great place to start when filtering what to listen to. Specifically Philippians 4:8 which says:

whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.

Who is the person that’s singing, producing, or performing the music?

The song could be about something regular but because the person who created it or who’s singing it is demonized or they are under demonic influence, then the music is corrupted.

Origin matters. Daniel refused to eat the other king because the food offered on the king’s table for them to eat was first offered to their gods. Daniel 1:8 says that Daniel was determined not to defile himself by eating the food and wine given to them by the king.

That word defile means to pollute, which means to make ceremonially or morally impure; to contaminate. It also means profane which means to treat (something sacred) with abuse, irreverence, or contempt. Daniel refused to eat the king’s food because his body was sacred and eating that food would be an act of abuse because it would contaminate his body.

You’re probably like why, what was wrong with the king’s food? On the surface nothing was wrong with it. It was the best quality, I mean after all, it had been deemed fit for the king to eat. The problem with the food was that the food had first been sacrificed to other gods. Because of that, it was now contaminated, and consuming it would be an act of abuse that Daniel committed to his body, which is sacred. God calls our body our temples.

Well, music is no different...

It just enters our bodies through a different gate. The ear gate. If the person who created music or sings music that is contaminated because they serve and worship another God, then our consumption of it defiles our bodies.

This doesn’t mean track down every single person who contributed to the song but I want to encourage you to check in with your discernment about the music you listen to. And, if you are made aware of info about an artist that they are involved in the occult or they practice witchcraft or anything anti-Christian, then you wanna protect your eyes and ears from their content.

What are they saying??

What they are saying matters because it has the ability to draw things from the spirit realm. The word tells us that God inhabits the praises of His people. We saw in the example earlier when King Solomon was dedicating the temple that by singing and playing music the presence of God manifested in the temple and was so thick that the priests couldn’t even stand.

So, if a person is talking about things related to the kingdom of darkness in their music like, using illicit drugs, sexual immorality, violence, etc, then we can be sure that this type of music can invite demonic spirits into the atmosphere where it’s being played. This can also lead to demonic spirits entering the people as well.

Our eyes and ears are gates or gateways to the spirit realm. You also hear them being referred to as portals, a place of entrance. So our eyes and ears are places where things can enter our bodies, specifically spiritual things.

Artists know that ears are portals.

People who are tapped in with satan know this and they intentionally make music that welcomes demonic spirits. Someone sent me a video of a rapper named Lil Uzi Vert. His name is a play on Lucifer. He was performing at one of his shows and he told the audience that they were all going to hell with him. I guess someone in the audience looked surprised and then he starts to barrage them saying things like, “you’re already [t]here,” “you can’t get out,” “you’re stuck, it’s over.” Which is wack and not even true because that person can repent and renounce and come out of agreement with whatever Lil Uzi Vert yoked them into with his music. But the enemy wants people to think that they can’t be redeemed

But here’s the part that really stood out to me. It was when he said, “you heard the song a million times and you didn’t even know. That’s f’d up.” He’s basically admitting that there are demonic things in his music.

This is why people warn against going to concerts of people who are known to be witches and who worship other gods.

Artists Christians Should Not Listen To...

So far we’ve looked at the purpose of music and how music can supernaturally change things in the spirit realm that affects things in the natural world. Now I want to talk about a few artists who Christians should stay clear from. We shouldn’t be listening to their music or going to their concerts because they are compromised and so is their art.

When I say these artists and their music are compromised, I’m not saying they are committing sin. Listen, we all fall short which is why the word says die daily. When I say they are compromised I mean they serve and worship a completely different God than you do and they definitely are not rocking with the Holy Spirit or Jesus.

Chris Brown

The first person on the list is Chris Brown. I know, know, we literally grew up with Breezy. I wanted to start with him because he actually lays out how satan traps people. Chris Brown has a song called Yellow Tape. I don’t think I’ve ever heard this song before but the lyrics are very telling. Here’s what they say.

“Had a meeting with the devil last week

Couldn’t believe what he said to me, huh

“Here take this contract, signature please

You can have it all but you know your soul, I’ma keep”

Bad luck, bad luck, yeah, you know it come in threes

Battling my demons, I’m the only one who sees, ha”

The thing about these lyrics is that this is how satan operates, especially with people he promotes and elevates. He gets them to enter into a contract. You’re probably wondering why he does that. Here’s why: satan operates based on legality. He gets legal rights to operate in people’s lives in various ways depending on what he needs.

He says these lines twice in the song. He’s literally telling us what’s going on. Noticeably, what he doesn’t say is whether he signed it.

You know I kinda sensed something was going on with Breezy a few years ago when my boyfriend at the time took us to his concert. I spent a good portion of the night wondering why an R&B singer had little creatures that look demonic as his stage backdrop.

Billie Eillish

I don’t know much about her but she is very popular. She has 48.4 million subscribers on YouTube and 110 million followers on Instagram. She is the youngest artist in Grammy history to win all four general field categoriesBest New Artist, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year—in the same year. She is also the first person born in the 21st century to win an Academy Award. Her reach is astronomical, and she’s young so her audience primarily consists of pre-teens, teens, and young adults.

She has a song called All the Good Girls Go to Hell which the title alone is a problem already. In the song she calls the devil hers. She says “[her] Lucifer is lonely.” She says “my”. She also says, the “Pearly gates look more like a picket fence” and

“once the water starts to rise. And heaven’s out of sight. She’ll want the devil on her team.”

In the video for this song, Billie Eillish is dressed like one of the devil’s angels—in all black with black bat-like wings. This video has 227 millions views on YouTube.

This is not someone we should be listening to. We need to all stay clear of her and her music.


In her lyrics, Beyonce not only makes reference to other Gods and spiritual practices, but she identifies herself as these gods.

In Black Parade she says she has “Oshun energy.” Oshun is a spirit or god worshiped in the Yoruba religion which is of southwestern Nigeria. She is recognized as the goddess of fertility, love, and freshwater. In this song, Beyonce is saying she has energy from this spirit. Now we know—when I say we, I’m talking about Christians—we know, because the Bible tells us, that anything that calls itself a god or a spirit is actually a false idol and it’s a demon.

If this is the first time you’ve ever heard this, I want you to go back and listen to the episode on False Idols and study 1 Corinthians chapters 8-10.

In her song Mood 4 Eva Beyonce says again that she IS Oshun and she says she is the mother. By saying, “I am Oshun,” Beyonce is positioning herself as that Yoruba deity.

In another verse she says, “Baby sister reppin’ Yemaya.” Yemaya is the mother of all Orishas. There is a pastor named Richard Lorenzo who used to be a warlock before he had an encounter with Jesus and was delivered. Back when he was a warlock, he actually saw Solange walk into a voodoo shop in New Orleans and have a voodoo priest perform a voodoo ritual on her.

In Isaiah 45:5 God explicitly says...

“I am the Lord, and there is no (none, zilch, zero) other, besides me there is no God.” God also says, “Before me no god was formed, nor shall there be any after me.” He is the only God.

So, if the God of the Bible is the only God there is, then any other spirit or god portraying itself as a god in a separate religion is not God. It is a demon. There is no in-between.

She even said she levitated, drank blood, and plugged her menstrual cycle with pages of the holy book. Just so there is no mistake about which book she’s referring to in the video for the song, she shows the Bible as she is saying this. She’s openly saying she defiled the written word of God. The words Beyonce spoke were written by a poet who is said to be a witch and has cryptically tweeted lines that implied she is a witch.

A Times article says that the poet’s work was tailored for Beyoncé. The adaptation for Beyonce required the poet to switch up pronouns and the places that said “you” were changed to “I,” so that Beyonce could say it to mean her. I linked to the article in the show notes as well as a Billboard article talking about how Beyonce has modeled herself as a witch, which ti the author of is a symbol of womanhood. I linked to the article in the resources section of the show notes.

Levitation is a very real, demonic practice and people who levitate often end up needing deliverance. And as for drinking blood, I mean the only people I know who drink blood are witches, warlocks, and sorcerers.  There’s more…

Beyonce also wears a lot of things that are associated with the satanic deity Baphomet. Baphomet, which is also referred to as the goat of Mendes, is the most common symbol of Satanism. It has the head of goat/human and has horns that come out of his head. There are numerous instances of Beyonce wearing clothing, jewelry, or hats with a goat head and horns. Do a quick google search of her name and name of the symbol will find these images.

Her god...

When Beyonce is repping Oshun, the god she worships and embodies, and singing about her, that music is a tribute to her. That’s her offering to her god, just like when. So, by the time it’s being consumed in people’s homes and cars and at her concert it’s already been given as an offering to her god at that point; just like in the example from the Bible when Daniel was being offered food at the king’s table that had already been used as a sacrifice.

This same music can be used to invite the presence of that god into the atmosphere where it’s being played, and now the people listening to the music in their homes and cars and at her concert are creating an environment where the spirits connected with her music can interact with them.

I think it’s worth mentioning here that back in February a prophet of God, Tiphani Montgomery, warned Christians about going to the Beyonce concert. She said the concert would be a gate and a portal. Remember gates and portals are doors and entrances to our body in spirit.

This was sobering for me to record because I want to think that music wasn’t so corrupted or that it could have an effect on my spirit and potentially open portals for a demonic spirit to enter.

If you want some good music to listen to then I linked to a couple of my playlists in the show notes. One playlist is Christian music to vibe to so there’s a mix of christian R&B and Christian afrobeats. I included a praise and worship mix.

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