Energetic Gospel Saxophonist, Seyi Alesh is back with a clarion call to everyone with his latest song, Ara Edide.
The song invites people to come worship and rejoice before the Lord in praise and thanksgiving for all He has done for us.
Ara Edide is so timely in the fact that the year 2014 is winding to an end and it is a time to reflect on what God has done for us from January till December.
Though a classic tune, Seyi Alesh puts his unique twist on this song with his dexterity on the saxophone that helps to take us before the throne of Grace in worship and adoration.
So what are you waiting for? Ara Edide….get up and let’s give God all the PRAISE!!!
From the stables of Netzach Music, Raymond‘s 4th single titled “Enjoy You” is finally out for sale. The worship ballad produced by Wole Oni expresses the yearnings of the singer towards his lover – God. You can liken the song to one of those Songs of Solomon metaphorically eulogizing God. It is a beautiful piece of art and ministry and reminiscent of the classic ballad/R&B era of Nat King Cole, Ray Charles and the likes.
Raymond grew up listening to Motown Records’ songs of the 80s and early 90s and this is very evident on “Enjoy You”. Haven met Christ, Raymond’s music got influenced by his love for God and the desire to see the sick healed, hurting made whole, the sorrowful become joyful and the bound free.
His other works include “Victorious” produced by Cobhams Asuquo, “I No Fit” produced by Wole Oni and “In Awe” which was released earlier in the year and was produced by Wilz.
Enjoy the beautiful piece, support Raymond by purchasing the single via the link provided below or by clicking on “Buy” on the embedded widget. Be blessed and transformed into a higher realm of worship as you listen!
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Frank Edwards can’t stop churning out good music! Here he is with another fine dance track extolling and proclaiming the power of JESUS!
Meanwhile his double CD album featuring collaborations with international acts is ready and is due for release soon.
UNEQUAL YOKE: GOSPEL ARTISTS FEATURING UNGODLY ARTISTS
What is a yoke?
A yoke is a wooden crosspiece that is fastened over the necks of two animals and attached to the plough or cart that they are to pull. It is synonymous to harness, collar, coupling, tackle, tack or equipage.
Unequal yoke is wrong
What is wrong is wrong even if everyone is for it, and what is right is right even if everyone is against it. The type of association you keep will either make or mar you. You don’t have to board all ships. Some ships might take you to the wrong destination if care is not taking. These ships of unequal yoke might come in form of friendship, partnership, fellowship, followership, mentorship, acquaintanceship, discipleship, membership, colleagueship, worship, membership or musicianship. James 4:4 says, “…know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God”. Bad companies corrupts good character (1 Corinthians 15:33)
Light cannot collaborate with darkness
Music is a very important act of worship to God. We must however do it properly for God to accept our act of worship. I have been asked in various interviews on different occasions if it is proper for Gospel Artists to feature ungodly Artists and I have been categorical in my answer to the interviewers, the answer is NO.
Here are my candid questions’ “If Jesus Christ were to be a Gospel Artist, will He feature Satan in His music? Is it appropriate for a Pastor to invite an “Ifa” Priest to come and preach on his pulpit? It is definitely inappropriate. So it is not proper for Gospel artists to feature secular artists whose fruits does not portray that they have any relationship with God. It is an unequal yoke for Light to feature Darkness, for Christ to collaborate with Belial, or for a Believer to team up with an Unbeliever in his or her music. Music is spiritual and God has a guideline on how it must be offered unto Him, who must offer it, and the status and quality of the vessel whom, sacrifice He must accept.
Let your light shine
We are the light of the world, and we are admonished to allow our light to shine so well before men, that they will see our good works, and glorify our Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:16). Satan was a musician rendering quality music to God in heaven before sin was found in him. If God requires music from a sinner, he would have retained Satan in heaven. Whatsoever disqualified Satan from singing to God in heaven disqualifies any ungodly singer or anyone who is not born again from singing to Him. We need to offer our bodies first unto God as a living and holy sacrifice, that is our reasonable service. Anything outside that is unreasonable. We are also admonished not to copy the behavior and customs of this world (Romans 12: 1-2)
Be a vessel unto honour
God is not only interested in our music, but also in the vessel offering such music. God is interested in a vessel unto honour and not in a vessel unto dishonour. You might collaborate with a seemingly popular ungodly artist so as to be more popular in this world, but not all who are famous in this world will be famous in heaven. You may receive all the accolades, encomiums might be showered on you and you might be applauded, even when God is very angry with you. It is not all about the praise of men, but about the nod of God. Many may look like a great star in this world, but when you get to heaven, you will be surprised to see that they are not recognized by God. It is actually not about the fame, but more about pleasing God. Take a cue from the story of Lazarus and the Rich man, the unpopular Lazarus was the one who was celebrated in heaven (Luke 16: 19-31)
God despise vessels unto dishonour
Even when an unbeliever sings a seemingly song of praise to God, it is like using a dirty and stinking vessel to present a delicious meal to someone who believes so much in personal hygiene. He will not eat it. Or can you eat a delicious food placed in a vessel used in the toilet which has some traces of feaces in it? I am sure you won’t say that because the food is delicious, you will eat it with the feaces, how much more God?
Praising God is a sacrifice. Hebrews 13: 15 say, “By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name”. But it is not all sacrifices that God accepts. He accepted that of Abel and rejected that of Cain. And what is the difference? It was the vessel offering the sacrifice that made the difference (Genesis 4: 3-7).
Let us examine these scriptures:
“Nevertheless, the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, the Lord knoweth them that are his, and let everyone that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour and some to dishonour. If a man therefore purges himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use and prepared unto every good work.” (2 Timothy 2:19-21)
“The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination; how much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind?” (Proverbs 21:27)
Don’t offer a strange fire
Jesus also called some people hypocrites. He said they worship God with their lips while their hearts are far from God. So the heart is more important to God than the worship. (Matthew 15:7). Even though, Nadab and Abihu were sons of Aaron, the Priest, they died because they offered a strange fire unto God. The Priesthood of their father could not save them from the consequence of strange worship. (Numbers 3: 2-4). Don’t claim that you are lifting up holy hands when your hands are defiled with sins, you cannot deceive God. Don’t claim that you have surrendered all to Christ when you have not fully surrendered. Ananias and Sapphira tried it and the Holy Spirit killed them instantly for lying against Him (Acts 5:1-11)
Don’t let us be fooled by falling into this trap because God cannot be mocked. Not all those who call him Lord will enter the kingdom of Heaven, but only those who do His will (Matthew 7:21). A word is enough for the wise, because it is only the wise that can accept the truth.
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The song You are beautiful tells every man or woman, boy or girl that there is something inside you that the world needs to see, its the light you carry that will make a positive change in the world. So, don’t feel bad cos someone doesn’t appreciate your physical appearance, feel good because, I mean, you are beautiful!
It here again, De champions.net present to you one of the biggest gospel jamz of the year, tagged De Champions Jamz 2014 on Tuesday, 30th, 2014 at 7pm. The Jamz will be Held at 34, Ayodele Street, Mafoluku-Oshodi, Lagos state and will be featuring a lot of gospel music and drama minister.
“De Champions Jamz 2014” is one of our visionary ways of gathering people of diverse background, denomination, religion, tribe and race together in an atmosphere of intense praise headlined by seasoned praise Leaders.
The Jamz will be featuring music minister, the likes of Abidemi Sax, Toeyoursea, Ay4God, Dabo Williams, Daniel Blessing and Jlob Crew, Kachy, Motola, Khelechi & D Excellent Spirit Crew, Igwe Kenny and Crew, Ola Praise, Yemi and the Zionites and other drama minister, comedy by the Commander-in-chief of microphone forces, Mc Pashun and others, Mc of the day King of Rhymes aka GT.
You don’t wanna miss the biggest praise Jamz of the 2014, make sure you are there.
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Two weeks after successfully hosting one of the biggest Gospel concerts in Africa and probably in the world (The Experience Lagos), House On The Rock, ahead of the Christmas celebration launched one of their community outreach initiatives to the less privileged simultaneously at four different locations in Lagos state on Saturday, 20th of December 2014.
Project SPREAD the theme of the outreach touched thousands of lives at the Makoko, Ijesha, Jakande and Isale Eko communities all at the same time. Inhabitants of these communities turned out en mass to receive food items, love and a short Message from the Founder and Pastor of HOTR, Pastor Paul Adefarasin who was on ground to witness the unmistakable Joy the People of the community had in their body language.
The children were not left out as they had time their own corner to party. Toys, edibles, gift packs were handed to every child present.
“Christmas is a special time for us to celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. It is also a time of sharing gifts because the coming of Jesus Christ into the world is the ultimate gift which humanity received. It is only appropriate for us to extend gifts and indeed our love to those around us, especially those who cannot afford to celebrate as elaborately as we can.” This was a statement released by the organizers days before Project SPREAD took place.
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