Lucifer and young musicians share a similar problem when it comes to worshipping God through music, said Jentezen Franklin at The Vous Conference in Miami this past weekend.
“Lucifer had the same problem that a lot of people in this generation, especially musicians have. The problem is he wanted music to become the main thing in heaven,” said Franklin, who leads megachurch Free Chapel in Gainesville, Georgia, and Irvine, California. “Music, as great as it is, it’s not the main thing if they (musicians) aren’t pointing you to the one on the throne.”
Franklin’s message was the closing sermon for the three-day event on Saturday evening. The conference is hosted annually by Trinity Church pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr., who is famously known for officiating Kanye West’s and Kim Kardashian’s wedding.
Franklin delved into how Satan was cast from heaven after refusing to praise God, while noting that there are lessons to learn about worship from that story. While speaking about praise, Franklin also compared how people tend to become self-absorbed when they refuse to give God glory through worship.
He also emphasized how Christians are prone to “get down” and regress back to their old inequities when they no longer offer God praise.
“Have you noticed that people who cease to worship, begin to solicit worship for themselves? That’s why superstars begin to self-destruct because they’re taking something they’re not supposed to take,” said Franklin.
He added, “I don’t always feel like shouting, praising and worshipping but I doubt He felt like carrying that cross and getting beaten.”
Franklin also spoke on the importance of being in a church where worship experiences take place because he noted that when an individual does not worship, it encourages other to do the same.
“My heart’s desire is that my children will not be raised in a dead church,” said Franklin. “As long as I can sprint, there’s going to be some shouting, some crazy, some dancing and some praying in the Holy Ghost.”
While The Vous Conference is particularly known for attracting young adults, Franklin’s message was catered to all Christians who struggle with understanding the importance of being a worshipper.
“We live in a church age where the enemy wants to impose and minimize our worship… I think before people come into church, we need to put (a sign) in our foyer, ‘Pardon the noise, it’s the sound of freedom,'” said Franklin.
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SOURCE: The Christian Post