ALBUM: Amazing Holy Spirit 'n' Church
Song Story: THE MUSIC
I really had fun searching GarageBand loops to find the growly, angry sounds for the instruments, and Johnny at J&T Studio added great creative touches with vocal effects. And that SUPER cool echo at the end.... "TO STAND....."
The song deliberately begins with a rather quiet version of the old hymn "Onward Christian Soldiers." The bass plays the alto line, with many of the hymn's major chords changed into minor ones. I decided to keep some of the slightly-wrong notes (bass and vocal) to "push" the theme of discomforting Truth from God: Satan exists.
- Inspired by my favorite T-shirt: “Make War on the Floor... Ephesians 6: 10-18”
- Inspired by an especially upsetting week of repeated moments of impatience and anger --- and then (with shame at my delay) finally remembering God's warnings here.
- Inspired by newspaper headlines of an overseas battle and the thought from God --- If people there did not BELIEVE they were at war, they would be quickly killed walking through mine fields.... not believing the danger.
If not, then WHY don't we pray more on our knees.... at home AND together as Christ's Body.... for God's protection from Satan's temptations and attempts to destroy us?
Dedicated to God, who protects -- but calls us to PRAY to ask Him for that protection (Ephesians 6: 10 to 18), 18 October 2011. © 2011 DianaDee Osborne
Song location: http://dianadeeosbornesongs.com/2009---2011-Song-List.php
Onward Christian Soldiers marching as to war
with the cross of Jesus going on before!
Christ the royal Master leads against the foe.
Forward into battle, see Christ's banner go!
Make war........ on the floor........
We're at war ..... with God's Foe. (Satan who hates You)
If you don't (Hear God's TRUTH!)
believe God ("You're at war.")
You'll be maimed (badly hurt) by Satan --- your real foe.
Without God, we perish: woman, man or Church.
On the floor we pray Ephesians Six Battle Words, CHORUS
Putting on God's armor, praying yet the more.
Self and Satan can't win against prayer warriors on the floor. CHORUS
If you say you believe the Bible is God's Word, then you must believe this warning from God in Ephesians 6: 10-18.... “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to STAND against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities....
- against powers,
- against the rulers of the darkness of this age,
- against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
REFERENCES:John 8:44, Jesus *specifically* says that SATAN IS REAL (elsewhere also):
"You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it."
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