My younger daughter was resting on my legs that evening, and she began to sing; “Channels of my spirit, Open Up!” She sang it repeatedly that my spirit was stirred; the atmosphere suddenly changed. Something was provoked that day. Indeed, songs are powerful.

Friend, what atmosphere are you creating around your life? Songs are one of the tools for creating the right atmosphere. Actually, songs are vehicles for spiritual traffic; divine or demonic. Atmospheres determine happenings (1 Samuel 10:5-7). When the atmosphere around you is not the way it should be, check what you have permitted; check your practice.

We have enough song leaders, but we need more minstrels. A minstrel is not just a singer or musician, but someone who can bring down or activate God’s presence upon a person or a place (2 Kings 3:15). Whereas a singer stirs the body, a minstrel stirs the heart or spirit.

Learn to sing spiritual songs. You don’t have to be a chorister or musician to sing. You only need to learn how to convert scriptures to sounds (Colossians 3:16). This is why the word of God must dwell in you richly. The depth of God’s word in you will determine your accuracy of worship.

Songs provide an atmosphere for divine communication (Isaiah 30:29-30). Songs herald the presence, power, and glory of God (Psalms 47:5). The source, the spirit, the singer, and the substance are all important factors to consider.

There is a spirit behind every sound or song, and whoever sings such songs come under the influence of that spirit (Daniel 3:5-7). Some ungodly songs carry the spirit of nudity, recklessness, rascality, rebellion, disorder, etc. Spiritual songs also bring you into the experience of the Source and Spirit that is powering them. Be well guided.

‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria