Part IIIa - Basic Notation
The Design of Japheth's Purest Music
A detailed study of the music of Japheth is an absolutely fascinating study - especially for a musician who has been taught this material in a general fashion in their music appreciation classes - or in their own studies as they listen and/or perform music from Japheth / European, etc.
However, this is only a very generalized outline from the audio sermon - I would encourage you to listen to the audios to get the 'preaching' behind this overview! If you are one with little or no knowledge or understanding of music, may I encourage you to consider the warning in Ephesians 4:17-21 and make an effort to study music. Who is it you would rather please, Satan, yourself, your kids or God Himself?
The key here is to know that God promised to ENLARGE Japheth, and that He did - even in the music realm.
We need to know God's standard of music in order for us to compare
all the other styles we hear in our homes and in our churches.
The music in our homes, workplace, public places and in our churches
is a serious problem today:
demonic in content
destroying churches 'as they grow larger'
ruining our children and teens
WEAKENS us physically (rock weakens muscles), mentally (neurotic) and spiritually (another christ, imitations, etc.)! We don't need David on the harp, we need the King James Bible and music that praises God!
Japheth's purest music is a music of balance!
Proverbs 11:1 - A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.
Japheth's purest music is a music that please God first!
See history of 1600's...
Philadelphian church era...
Japheth's purest music is a music that gives God glory, praise and
See music 'comments' from the composers themselves!
Revelation 4:11 - Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
Japheth's purest music is a music that can allow us peace as Bible
Philippians 4:8-9 - Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.
Japheth's purest music is a music that God blessed!
Genesis 9:27a - God shall enlarge Japheth...
1828 - To expand; to make more comprehensive; To increase in appearance; to magnify to the eye; as by a glass; To set at liberty; to release from confinement or pressure; To augment; to increase; to make large or larger, in a general sense;
Japheth's purest music is a music that man stole away from God!
Romantic Era and beyond - Beethoven was the first one...
Japheth's purest music is a music that Ham changed and used it to
destroy a nation, a people, even Christianity, etc. and pleased the devil
Popular and beyond through jazz and rock, etc. to the demonic era of today.
Japheth's purest music is a music that Shem totally ignored and played
their own sensual, religious music!
See New Age Music history
Japheth's purest music is a music that Shem has deceived others with
- including Christians!
Yes, even Bible Believing Christians!
See Mozart Effect
Music has replaced the Book, the preaching of the Book and the hearing
of the Book!
Amos 8:11-13 - Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD: And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it. In that day shall the fair virgins and young men faint for thirst.
Jeremiah 23:22 - But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings.
Let's not be ignorant of the devil's devices!
You will give the devil advantage if you don't know about music!
II Corinthians 2:11 - Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.
You will give the devil advantage concerning your own kids if you don't learn how to deal with it!
God gave us a brain and a Book!
Let's use them both!
We will be looking quickly each night to the following elements of Japheth's
Tonight, we will deal with a segment of the foundation of music theory.
Conclusion on audio - I would hope that even if you are not interested
in the 'visual' lesson we attempted on writing the foundational theory
of music in this sermon, that you would forward to the conclusion and give
that a few minutes of your time. It has some comments about what
music is doing to our children...