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THE GENESIS OF MUSIC

I.

Music was With God

There should be no doubt as to origin of music. Either the source of music was God, the devil, or man.

Music is a gift and grace from God, not an invention of men. - Martin Luther

A. Music in Eternity

1. Har ony in Hea!ens

a. The mighty Mil y !ay Gala"y and all the e"#anse beyond declare the harmony of the heavens. Everything was in order and resounded of #raise to the $reator. b. There was no dissonance, no discord. %eace and tran&uility #revailed. There was no other #raise but that of the Lord's. celestial worshi# echoed in the heavens from millions of sources. c. Isaiah ""#$% (ing, oh ye )E*+E,(- ./saiah 012345 d. &sa' s ()#%" Let the )E*+E, and earth #raise .be clear in (67,8 and color, shine, ma e a show, boast, etc.5 )im-

$. An*e'ic Host San*

a. +e!. ,#11 - heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands u#on thousands, and ten thousands times ten thousand. They encircled the throne - /n a loud voice they sang2 worthy is the Lamb,

who was slain, to receive #ower and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and #raise. .,/+5 b. The ma9estic hymns of heaven were sung by immortal creatures : celestial luminaries

%. -uci.er Made Music with the Instru ents in Hi

a. E/e0ie' $1#1121) - the wor manshi# of thy tabrets and of thy #i#es was #re#ared in thee in the day that thou was created. b. (ome scholars believe Lucifer led in worshi# with instruments that were built in him. )e made music with #erfect harmony in the heavenlies until ini&uity was found in him..

". Music &resent at the Ti e o. Creation

a. 3o4 %1#%25 - the morning stars (*,G together, and all the sons of God ()67TE8 for 9oy.

.35 Morning : dawn, brea of day, early

.;5 (tars : rolling, bla<ing, star .as round or as shining5, #rince.

.45 (ang : to crea .emit a stridulous sound5, to shout aloud for 9oy, cry out, greatly re9oice, cause to sing a loud, to sing for 9oy, trium#h.

.05 (houted : to mar, s#lit the ears with sound, to shout .for alarm of 9oy5, blow an alarm, cry aloud .out5, destroy, ma e a 9oyful noise.

b. Most scholars believe that these were the angelic host of heaven singing and shouting while God created the earth. c. *ngels can only sing the song of creation and not the song of redem#tion.

II.

He is Our Music

A. He is our Son*

3. &sa' s 111#1" The Lord is my strength and my song- ;. &sa' s "$#1 - in the night )is song shall be with me- 4. Music is an e"#ression of )is creative nature.

III.

Music was Created 4y God

A. God Created A'' Thin*s

1. The Creator Made Music

a. Gen. 1#1 /n the beginning God created-

b. Co'ossians 1#1(6 15a =or it was in )im that *LL things were created, in heaven and on earth, things seen and things unseen all things were created and e"ist through )im .by )is service, intervention5 and in and for )im. *nd )e )imself e"isted before all things- .*m#5. c. 3ohn 1#12% /n the beginning was the !ord, and the !ord was with God, and the !ord was God. )e was in the beginning with god. ** things were made through )im, and without )im nothing was made that was made.

$. God Made Music .or Hi se'.

d. +e!e'ations "#11 - Thou hast created *LL things, and for Thy #leasure they are and were created.

,6TE2 music was not made for man or for (atan, it was made for God's #leasure. Music was created to #raise and boast of God, and to be an avenue of intimate e"#ression of worshi# to )im.