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THE  GgODS  OF  MUSIC,  part  2  quotes

1)    When God created this earth, He did not intend it to be a place of silence, but to be alive with sound, especially glorious music and singing.
     “Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth?...When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?” Job 38:4, 7.

     These verses reveal that when the creation of the earth was completed, the heavenly angels and other sons of God joyfully sang together in praise of the Creator.  

2)     God also created a variety of different birds and fowl on the 5th day (Genesis 1:20).  To each feathered species God gave their own particular tune of varied notes which they sung in the open air several times a day (Psalms 104:12; Song of Solomon 2:12).  This fact reveals that God does not prefer just one particular song to be sung over and over, but delights to hear a great variety of holy musical tunes.

     Not only did God create creatures to fill the air with holy music each day, but God also created various kinds of fish and mammals which filled the waters with different musical tunes according to their species.

3)    Adam and Eve were created in the holy image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:26-27, 5:1), which meant that Adam and Eve could talk and could also raise their voices and sing holy musical praises which could vary in tune and composition.
     But Adam and Eve chose to follow Lucifer instead of God (see Genesis 3:1-13) and immediately came under the dominion of Lucifer (Romans 6:16; 2 Peter 2:19).  Human nature was now no longer innocent, but fallen; their natural tendencies and thoughts were now inclined towards continuing to follow the will of Lucifer instead of the will of God (Genesis 6:5; Isaiah 59:1-8; Mark 7:21-23).

4)    Lucifer claimed all humanity as his rightful subjects, this earth as his rightful kingdom (Luke 4:5-6), and his rightful position as being the one and only supreme being and “god of this world” (2 Corinthians 4:4).  But God so loved us that He gave His only begotten Son, so that we could escape from the Devil’s power and away from sin and death.
     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” John 3:16-17!

     “And I will put enmity between thee (Satan) and the woman (humanity), and between thy seed (Satan’s followers) and her seed (Christ and His followers)”. Genesis 3:15.

     With this plan to escape the power of Satan and choose to follow God meant that all the inhabitants of the earth are now involved in this same warfare that began in heaven, and we, just like the angels, are now forced to decide whom we were going to obey, follow, praise, worship and loyally honor – either God Almighty and the Lord God Michael, or Lucifer.  

5)    Six generations after Lucifer successfully caused the death of Abel (one who praised and worshiped God by obeying His will) by the hands of his brother Cain (one who disobeyed God’s will and thus was praising and worshiping Lucifer), Jubal was born.  Jubal was from the lineage of Cain, thus being from among the group who opposed God, and Lucifer was able to effectively use him to influence those who “handle the harp and organ” (Genesis 4:21).

     Those who chose to follow God were from the lineage of Seth.  This meant that there were actually two different groups who were using musical instruments: those who were referred to as the sons of God – being from the lineage of Seth, and those who were from the daughters of men – being from the lineage of Cain.  One group were producing music to the honor, praise and worship of God, while the other group were producing music to the honor, praise and worship of Lucifer.  These two groups, with their different styles of music, continued on until wickedness grew to such an extent that God sent a flood to destroy all the followers of the Devil (see Genesis 6-9).  The only survivors were Noah, his wife, his three sons – Shem, Ham and Japheth, and their wives – who had built and entered into the Ark.

6)    After the flood, Shem remained faithful to God, while Ham chose to follow Lucifer.  From the lineage of Shem were found those who honored, praised and worshiped God – especially Abraham (see 1 Chronicles 1:24-27).  From the lineage of Japheth came those who were termed Gentiles.  From the lineage of Ham were found those who honored, praised and worshiped Lucifer.  This included Canaan, from whom came all the Canaanites; Philistim (also called Casluhim), from whom came all the Philistines (see Genesis 10:6, 14; 1 Chronicles 1:12); and Nimrod, who founded Babel or Babylon in the land of Shinar (see Genesis 10:8-10).

7)    The lineage of Ham chose Nimrod as their leader.  Nimrod “began to be a mighty one in the earth”, and was also “a mighty hunter before the Lord” (Genesis 10:8-9).  The Hebrew word for “began” is “chalal”, which translates and means “to dissolve, to profane, to defile, to pollute” (Strong’s, word # 2490).  The Hebrew word for  “before” is “paneh” (Strong’s, word #6440), which translates “against, anger, battle, upside down”.  This reveals that Nimrod decided to dissolve any connection between himself and the Lord God, and instead to become profane, defiled and polluted in life in service to Lucifer.  As time passed his dissolute life and evil passions grew more and more in harmony with Lucifer’s until Nimrod’s anger against the Lord became so great that he was willing to do battle against Him and His followers in hopes of turning the truth about God upside down, thus making it harder for anyone on earth to know the true character of the Lord God or how to correctly worship Him.

     All the offspring of Ham, with Nimrod as their leader (see Genesis 10:9-10), chose to unite together in their rebellion against God.  They then journeyed East or South-East from where the ark rested on Mount Ararat, and settled the land in-between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.  As these two rivers originated in the mountains and then flowed South-East until they emptied out at the head of the Persian Gulf, then this territory which Nimrod settled was vast, which we know of today as Mesopotamia.

     Nimrod settled Mesopotamia and here established “the beginning of his kingdom” (Genesis 10:10).  Starting with the city of “Babel” (Genesis 10:10), all the territory Nimrod ruled over became known as the land of Babel or Babel-land or Babylon.  Nimrod’s purpose in establishing his kingdom of Babylon was to “make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth” (Genesis 11:4).  It was Nimrod's purpose for all people to remain located in just this one portion of the earth, which meant that they would be forced to accept and obey Nimrod as their only king, and to follow and partake in the ritual worship and music of Lucifer as the one and only supreme god of all.

     God then mentioned to the Lord God Michael “Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do”, and if they were allowed to succeed in this plan, “nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do” (Genesis 11:5-6).  “Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech” (Genesis 11:7).  Once the people realized they were no longer all speaking or understanding the same language, and therefore could not understand what commands were being given them or know what they were to do next, Nimrod’s ambition plan for world domination was foiled, “and they left off to build the city” (Genesis 11:8).

     The lineage of Ham grouped together according to their new languages, and now instead of just one large group of united people, they were divided into hundreds or thousands of smaller groups with their own separate language.  With so much diversity there was no possible way they could all re-unite and continue their joint rebellious plans, and so they then “scattered abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth” (Genesis 11:8).  But even though they had departed from Babylon, they did not depart from their beliefs in the worship and music of Lucifer, but just carried their same rebellion against God and the same Babylonian beliefs and unholy music with them into all parts of the world.