The most overlooked meditation tool mentioned in the Bible is music. There is enough evidence in the Bible to conclude that music is a powerful aide to meditation. Anyone who has attended a spirit-filled worship service and experienced the divine uplifting power of God knows how powerful music and genuine adoration can be. It can literally transport people into the presence of God. When the presence is intense enough prophetic words are spoken, tongues begin to speak heaven's language, and healing miracles often occur.
The Christian practice of worshiping God with music is thousands of years old and practiced by ancient Israel. The results were the same, Rabbis and Prophets of times past would speak in a heavenly language, prophesy, and perform miracles. Reaching a state of mind that is void of carnal thought but totally focused on God with the aid of music is attaining a state of meditation.
In this state of mind one becomes aware of the higher realms of God where communication between the creator and the creation easily flows. One very clear example of this is located in 2 Kings 3:15. Seeking direction from God Elisha immediately orders a musician to play. As the music is played the presence of God falls on Elisha and the course of action is revealed.
Here's another powerful example that is similar to a music filled Christian worship. In 1 Samuel 10:5 - 6 King Saul is instructed like this, "And it will happen, when you have come there to the city, that you will meet a group of prophets coming down from the high place with a stringed instrument, a tambourine, a flute, and a harp before them; and they will be prophesying. 6 Then the Spirit of the Lord will come upon you, and you will prophesy with them and be turned into another man."
The imagery presented here depicts a group of prophets engaged in musical worship who under the influence of God are speaking prophetically. The power is so concentrated that it affects Saul permanently who also begins prophesy.
How Meditation Music Works
Much of the worship music played at Christian services have repetitive melodies and are sometimes extended for long periods of time. This worship music is often accompanied by lyrics that are repeated very much like a mantra. Both techniques are extremely useful in clearing the mind of extraneous thought while emphasizing thoughts of God, this sets the stage for the light of God to enter.
Another important element to this type of induced meditation is emotion. Worship lyrics can invoke strong passionate feelings about God, so a person who is highly emotionally charge can easily reach a state of meditation, much like the group of prophets of Saul's day.
Deep meditation music has the particular ability to wipe out negative emotions. It's impossible to enter the presence of God when one is angry and musical worship is the perfect antidote to negative feelings. After dispelling the emotional barriers the soul is free to completely enjoy God in worship.
In this respect meditative music abolishes any evil influence which opens the door for miracles to happen. Music can literally melt the hardened heart, penetrate walls, and reach the inner most heart with which we can consecrate ourselves to God entirely.
One final word about meditation, Christianity, and music. In heaven God is worship 24/7 with music. Every minute of eternity God is worship with music. The state of meditation we reach on earth with worshipful music is only shadow of what's to come!
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