Living Sacrifice album cover
Living Sacrifice is one of my favorite bands. The other day I was listening to a compilation of their songs that I put together. As the chorus of one of the songs came on, it seemed the Holy Spirit was pounding the lyrics into me: “Reject all lies! Reject all lies!” I listened attentively to the rest of the song. The message picked up again in the chorus of the following song: “I am in Christ, the Son of God. I am in Christ, no longer condemned. I am in Christ, the Son of God. I am in Christ–resurrected!” Living Sacrifice is a hardcore metal band, so the Holy Spirit was literally screaming this message into my soul: You need to draw a line in the sand. You are in Christ and one with Him. Reject anything and everything that says different. Any message that brings doubt on your union with Jesus is a lie.
As I meditated on this, I thought of Moses’s response to the golden calf. He stood at the entrance to Israel’s camp and said, “Whoever is for the LORD, come to me” (Ex. 32:26). The Levites (Levi means, “joined to”) rallied to Moses. He told them all to take swords and strike down the idol worshipers in the camp (Ex. 32:27-28). The Lord is calling me to stand with Him as a Levite–joined to Him. Anything in me that accepts a false image of Him must be struck down by the sword of the Spirit–the word of the cross (Eph. 6:17).
Hopefully, this ministers to some of you as well. I pray the Lord will stir us to stand with Him in the truth as it is in Jesus (Eph. 4:21).
(Listen to “Reject” and “In Christ” by Living Sacrifice. Lyrics are below the videos).
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this music is satanic in my opinion ~ pure garbage… 😦
Cathy, I realize that some people feel as you do about this genre of music. Many others who don’t think it’s satanic simply dislike it for aesthetic reasons. I can’t expect everyone to like the music. But I hope you have or will read some of Living Sacrifice’s lyrics before concluding they are satanic. People judge by appearances but God knows the heart. As always, thanks for taking time to tell me what you think 🙂
This is great, Teague.
You do have a way with words — and ideas.
Keep writing — and I keep forwarding!