What's up brothers and sisters hope you guys had a blessed day today.
May the joy of the Lord be our strength I'm Colton from seeking wisdom ministries and I feel like a lot of you guys need to listen to this message, need to listen to this Holy Spirit lead Understanding of what God has showed me Through the days of me walking with him and it in particular having to do with the music Okay that we allow our save or allow our spirits to take Hold of to listen to the partake of okay and even including what we watch guys, okay A lot of people ask me Colton.
You know, what do you think about music? Am I allowed to listen to this? Am I allowed to watch this and a lot of people think you know? Oh, if you're a strong Christian, you can listen to those types of music and not be affected Oh I can watch these certain movies that have to do with sex drugs and money just because I'm a mature Christian and I can handle it.
But let me say to you today that we need to be Extremely careful what we allow ourselves to watch and what we allow ourselves to listen to Okay, and I'm gonna scripturally just back that up real quick And then I'm gonna go into what we should be doing and how when what stuff we shouldn't be listening to but real quick I just want to read from Matthew 6 verse 22 It says Jesus is speaking.
And he says your eye is like a lamp that provides light for your body When your eye is healthy your whole body is filled with light But when your eye is unhealthy your whole body is filled with darkness And if that light you think you have is actually darkness how deep that darkness is So if you're in a state where you think, okay and when You know God's not wanting you to listen to these type of music because it's nothing edifying.
It's nothing encouraging It has nothing good that you can get from it besides feeding your flesh and your human desires and your own human spirit and you know that you still listen to that and you know that there's a darkness.
The Word of God says that And if you if that will if the like you think you have is actually darkness how deep that darkness is He's trying to show and convey that if you think that there's a darkness just slightly Okay, then how deep that darkness is and the music that we listen to is very very very important now There is actually deeper stuff to that and I'm gonna get into but I might actually read this in Romans 8:12 right And this is having to do with the flesh and feeding the flesh and why we cannot as a born-again believer in Jesus Continue to feed our flesh in our own craving desires, even if the music sounds good Right because listen, I used to make the excuse and justify what I listen to oh, but but it's about the beat You know, I don't really even listen to the music and the lyrics about it.
It's about the beat Alright, well, even though the beat makes you feel good, I'm telling you don't do it Don't do it ready and I'm gonna get into why we shouldn't allow ourselves to take in that music Therefore this is Romans 8:12.
Therefore brethren, we are debtors not to the flesh.
Okay to live according to the flesh Alright for if you live according to the flesh you will die Hmm, that's a strong statement that's a very strong statement Let me continue but if by the spirit you put to death the deeds of the body You will live for as many as led by the Spirit of God These are the sons of God for you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear But you received the spirit of adoption By whom we cry out Abba, Father the Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God and if children then heirs Heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ if indeed we suffer with him that we may also be glorified together Alright, there's a lot of stuff in there that I want to get into real quick for you did not receive the spirit of bondage Again to fear how do we receive spirits? Well, we need to understand that you are either filled with the Holy Spirit The Spirit of Christ or if you do not have this fruit of Christ you are none of his and you actually have the spirit of Antichrist whether you want to accept that or not if You are not of Christ and you do not have and not are filled with the Holy Spirit You are not of his is what the Word of God says And that's a strong statement but its truth Okay and now I want to get into why it's such a big deal of why we feed ourselves with things that are edifying and filled with the Holy Spirit and not of things that are of the flesh and carnal because the word is very clear if we continue to live by what our flesh desires and craves even if the music or Movie looks good in the music the beat though.
It's, it's popping We shouldn't be allowing ourselves, especially when we're born again to feed into that see Let's and I'm getting up and building up to something it gets deep.
There's actually things Unclean spirits Okay, let me explain to you guys something when we listen to the things that another person who is not walking with Jesus, who has allowed himself to become so far from God in the truth and as just so Backslidden or just doesn't even have God to begin with What spirits are they under the influence of? What unclean spirits Do they have because I can say confidently most people, most rappers and I'm not gonna label everybody not the kingdom music people But I will label the people of the world the high up people, okay? I met a video about Post Malone you could tell he was demonized He was possessed with many evil spirits and especially, you know Drake who has nasty lyrics, listen I used to pop to all every one of them I used to listen to all that type of music Until I became born-again until God showed me that I need to separate myself from that.
Why is it so important ready? when they are writing those lyrics What are they filled with the evil spirits of maybe they're drunk? Okay, the spirits of drunkenness.
Maybe they're filled with so many demonic spirits of lust Okay, maybe they have fear in some sort of way, fear.
Okay anxiety, depression Okay, and they write their lyrics to, to fill themselves with those words hmm and when you allow yourself to be a partaker in what their spiritual problem is in their body you Are actually allowing and giving legal ground for Satan and his demons to come into your life steal, kill and destroy your faith Let me say that again when you give yourself legal ground Okay to go and listen to and be partakers of that spiritual influences of the demonic realm you give yourself open for the enemy to come in and Destroy your faith Guys listen, we need to be very, very keen and Prayerfully prayed up and what we allow ourselves to be into because these people okay The Hollywood movies Listen, I use I grew up listening to so many songs and so much movies.
I was a movie fanatic I loved watching movies all type of movies horror movies, action movies comedies But those spirits.
see, so many people are struggling with sin struggling in sin with pornography With with with drinking with addictions with nicotine with drugs, smoking weed.
They're trying to fill this gap in their heart and They just want to satisfy it, but they never will satisfy it you ever feel even worse especially if you're Trying to walk with God and you fall into those things you feel deeply convicted and if you don't feel convicted about falling into sin, Then I would even question Do you have the Holy Spirit? And I'm being serious with you guys? Why? Because the word says that the Holy Spirit came to convict the world of sin, righteousness and Judgment, but if you're not getting convicted and you're living willfully in a lifestyle rebelling against the Holy God by listening and being partakers this by going living in sexual immorality? I would really, really, really, really, be in a very, very careful mindset to Get out of that and you can only be get getting out of that by seeking the face of Lord and asking him to fill you with this Holy Spirit.
And I want to give you evidence, proof of what these unclean spirits do and why it's such a such a Deep, deep topic.
We as Christians need to be aware of first.
We need to be aware of that There is a devil, that there is Satan.
There's an enemy after our souls This says in the word that the devil, Satan is like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour Right? He's seeking like a lion, like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour because you know Jesus, God Himself only allows only allows a certain amount of the devil to be able to Fondle in your, your life See if you were a child of God and you were following and walking in the spirit daily You have protection by the Almighty God and His angels That are surrounding you, but if you're living an unholy lifestyle you are opening doors in the spirit realm Oh Baba Sheba, I feel the Holy Ghost, but also just people need to need to need to be aware of this.
And yes I just did speak in tongues because the Holy Spirit Gives me utterance to do that sometimes but and sometimes I can't control it Sometimes I intentionally get into it but besides the fact let me get back to this, right We need to be aware of the spiritual realm it is so real I would say it's even more real than this physical realm for the Spiritual realm has been an eternity.
Right? An eternity past and it's gonna be an eternity future for God is a spirit So let's read from Matthew 12 Yeah, Matthew 12:43 what happens when we are clean and we're swept up and we're living We're on fire for God, but then we allow an open door to creep in.
This is biblically what happens alright Verse 43 in Matthew 12 “When an unclean spirit goes out of a man He goes through Dry places seeking rest and finds none Then he says, I will return to my house from which I came and when he comes, he finds it empty Swept, put in order, then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself And they enter and dwell there and the last state of that man is worse than before.
So shall it be with this wicked generation?” Oh If I go into acts real quick and I go into acts 2, okay We can see That Peter himself and this is just really quick and I'm gonna go back and explain a little bit of what I just read So there's more understanding in acts 2.
We see in verse 40 and verse 40 and with many other words and Testified and exhorted the saying be saved from this perverse generation in the KJV it says save yourselves from this perverse and wicked generation We need to understand we are living in the last moments, the critical times I mean, I am blessed to be alive in in this generation because God is raising up his worried remnant that will not submit the devil that will not partake in the things that the world partakes and Because the word is very clear.
God himself says in his word, If we're a friend of the world, we're an enemy to God You don't want to be an enemy of God when he comes back and the second coming of Christ when he comes back with his Saints in the heavens armies and he comes to bring judgment, swiftly It's gonna be awful the Battle of Armageddon.
There's gonna be so much bloodshed.
Go in Isaiah in 63 read for yourselves I'm not gonna go into so my whole point is guys, we need to be careful and what we watch and What we listen to.
Because if you are struggling with lust, I would ask this question What open doors have you allowed yourself to be part of? Have you allowed yourself to listen to music, that all it talks about is lust, money drugs? okay, because those same spirits that that person is speaking and Involved with that you don't even know, you give legal ground for the enemy to come into your life and God's not gonna You know, protect you from that if you are legally allowing yourself to open yourselves to the things of the flesh No, he's he actually comes down to the point where it even says in his words because they had pleasure in unrighteousness And that did not receive a love for the truth that they might be saved.
God gave them over to their reprobate mind God sent them a spirit of delusion, a spirit of deception Guys, listen, I know you guys don't hear about this much in church mean I know the churches are shut down right now because it's a good thing Why? Because many people need to stop trying to find their identity in a building rather than in Jesus People need to stop finding their identity in a pastor but in Jesus, because a pastor is not the head of the church guys It's Jesus Christ This is some deep, deep, deep meat of the word, but I know that I need to be obedient and spreading this truth I love all you guys And a lot of people ask me Colton I'm struggling with loust.
I'm struggling with addiction to weed I'm struggling with addiction to these things that I.
in nicotine and you know Even it comes down to making an idle out of these things anything you put and you go to to feel better Rather than God is an idol and you need to cut it, you need to cut it and I mean it with love I don't mean it with like this like do it now I mean it with a like, go to the Father go to Jesus and ask him and be real with him He'd rather you be truthful and say yeah, you know, I used to say get to the point where I'm like God, you know I love listening to this music.
I love listen to this music.
It just sounds better than all the Christian music well Then guess what right, then in there because I was real with God and I was open and I told him exactly how I felt He gave me a new heart, he gave me in the heart moment, and then I had the revelation of whoa I snapped out of it There's nothing more that I want to do than serve you and worship you and listen to you if it's you know It says in the word do everything for the glory of God.
How can you listen to music or watch something? That is sexually immoral and drugs of money and just cursing the name and blaspheming the name of God and most songs How do you not have enough grace to get up and stop that? Man, no one can serve two masters we can't and especially in these times that we're living, it's exciting times if you're walking with Jesus if you have repented from the Lifestyle that you used to live and you became born again of the water and of the spirit, oh, hang in there! Hang in there guys, because my true brothers and sisters, the true children of God I say to you we don't have a lot of time, but glory to God, he's coming soon for his bride.
He's coming soon So I encourage you guys to just continue praying continue seeking the face of the Lord Because we're living in amazing times and I just say that what the Word of God says the harvest is plenty But the laborers are few, okay Go out and make disciples, go out and preach the truth Okay, Proverbs 28:1 says the wicked flee when no man pursues But the righteous are as bold as a lion and I know that if you want The, the, the boldness that God can give you he will give it to you He will ask by faith.
Ask in faith.
God loves you God is wanting you but we need to repent of the stuff that we listen to and allow ourselves to legally come under okay You wonder why a lot of people are struggling with these things It's because they only invest in what their flesh wants And if you invest in what your flesh wants as it raises up and raises up, no wonder you fall into sin God came that He might destroy the works of the enemy and praise God it is finished He did there's a glory in a power of God that you can tap into by grace through faith But I say today, did you tap into that? Tap into, it tap into it.
How do you want to increase in faith? Okay read his word read his word It says we increase in faith by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God two types of hearing The first one is logos.
I was reading his word written word second is Rhema It's hearing the Spirit of God speaking to you more and more clear high definition.
You know, I used to be around people When I was growing in God two years ago, and I'm like, how do these people hear from God? I don't understand that I don't get it.
I want to hear from God Oh God he answered my prayer, you know It's like when you get to know somebody you, you, you, you speak with them you talk to them you get to know them you you get on your knees and Well, maybe not in front of someone else, but God he's worthy of getting on your knees, you know And you're gonna get on your knees one way or another Everybody, even if you don't believe in Jesus or not It says every knee will bend and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord Well, I hope you guys got encouraged and I hope that it spoke to somebody out here who needed to hear this that you know If you've been on the fence about the music you listen To and the things that you should watch if you're trying to grow in Christ If you're hungry and you're trying to you're trying to store your treasure in heaven and not in this world And if you're trying to truly seek the heart of the Lord I said today Separate yourself from the world, and want your flesh craves because I promise you this suffer the suffering of this world is nothing compared to the glory that is going to be revealed in his children later an eternity in the peace and love and oh, praise God, you know, I'm just gonna leave it off with this in Romans 12:9 Let love be without hypocrisy, Abhor what is evil, cling to what is good that's saying right there hate that which is evil and Cling and hold on to that which is good.
God bless you all in the mighty name of Jesus.