I am busy looking at the life of David and have noticed something for the first time. In 1 Samuel 15 Samuel anoints David with oil and the Spirit of the Lord is on David. Then in 1 Samuel 16 David goes to play the harp for Saul. This is because the Spirit of the Lord has left Saul and an evil spirit has taken its place. Now the interesting bit for me is that the evil spirit leaves Saul when David plays the harp.
David does not pray for him or cast out demons. He plays music. He is filled with God’s spirit and a creative act has a direct effect on the spiritual realm. I find that really inspiring. I am becoming increasingly aware that as artists we have access to and a direct influence on the spiritual world. I think this applies to either side of the fence.
It is time Christian artists stood up to be counted amongst God’s army as legitimate members of the body of Christ.