The words that we speak should not be taken lightly because words are sound and therefore have energy. We previously learned that sound coding involves transmitting information in the form of sound codes in sound waves to an intended object with the intent of causing creation or destruction in that object. Although we do not see the energy being transmitted it does not mean the energy does not have an effect. We do not see electricity, yet we see the effects of electricity when it is applied. This is the same with sound codes – it is only a matter of time before the effects are made manifest.
Songs are a form of words except that they have an additional layer of energy in the form of music/melody carrying the words. This added level of energy makes songs a very powerful way of sound coding. Not only do songs, provide the codes necessary for creation and destruction, they provide the energy needed to augment the impact of the sound codes. Remember it is the “effectual” and “fervent” prayer of the righteous man that makes power available – not just the prayer [James 5:16, AMP]. This suggests that the amount of energy added to support the sound codes being spoken forth, aids in the overall impact of the codes and this is what we see in songs. Songs are a very powerful and effective way of programming a person to respond to an idea or message because of this.
In the olden days, sounds from drums were used to communicate messages from one village to another – without words. When the recipients heard the sound, they were able to ascribe the correct meaning to it and respond accordingly. If music/melody can be used to communicate messages then the kind of “instrumentals” we listen to also matter. You may say “I don’t listen to the words, only the music/melody”. Yet the music and the words cannot be separated because the music is used to carry the words – they came from the same source and that source had an intention behind the song. Therefore, whether you are conscious of it or not your spirit being is responding to the message encoded both in the music and the words and responding to it as you listen to the song. The songs reflect the nature of the heart that produced those words and melody, and also in the end affect the hearts that receive those words. Remember David was able to drive demons away from Saul by just playing a harp [1 Samuel 16:19-23].
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome PhD, teaches that sound codes are the basic creative particle of nature, and that all sub-atomic particles have sound codes. Thus, if something has sound codes in it, it responds to sound. Humans are no different because we are also made up of atoms and so respond to sound. The Bible says that “[s]o then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” [Romans 10:17, NKJV], which means that our hearts have the capacity to believe what it hears. Therefore, what we sing is not only a reflection of what is in our hearts, but can also work in the opposite way and affect our hearts. That is why we are taught to “[k]eep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life.” [Proverbs 4:23, AMP]. We cannot ignore the effects that songs can have on us, by virtue of the sound codes that are produced, and the way they reflect and influence our hearts. This therefore implies that some songs have the power to bring us life, and others have the power to destroy us. Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying.“ [John 11:25, NLT]. Therefore, if Jesus is Life, and He also is the Word of God, then it follows that the Word of God is Life. Hence, if we want to create and have life, we must speak the Word of God AND sing the Word of God.
Paul sums this up nicely when he says, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord” [Colossians 3:16, NKJV]. It is important, as Christians, to realize the power that songs have, and even more than that the Power that the Word of God has. Therefore, let us make an effort to live lives that worship God, “singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among [ourselves], and making music to the Lord in [our] hearts”[Ephesian 5:19, NKJV]. These are the songs to sing – songs that Glorify God, based on the Bible or inspire us for a deeper walk with God. Also, just because the song has Jesus in it does not mean it is edifying to us – it must be the accurate revelation of God’s Word and its application to the new creation.
We have the opportunity to choose between life and death through the songs we sing. As Moses told the Israelites, “I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live” [Deuteronomy 30:19].
I choose today to sing the Word of God so that my descendants and I might live. Which would you choose?