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ISHI, ROCK - FEATURING Trevor Baker from SAS Canada 

Name of YaHVaH; Rock vs Praise Music  (62 minutes)

Woodstock-The Cultural Social and Sexual revolution See below.

Kevin Swanson of Sermon Audio. (Perhaps skip past 5 min newscast)
Fifty years ago, 400,000 young teens and twenty-something descended on Max Yasgur's dairy farm in upstate New York. The gathering signaled a revolution, but not with guns and Molotov cocktails. It was far worse. The devastation is all around us. "Woodstock" We contrast the Browns and Johnny Horton of 1959 with Joe McDonald and the F word of 1969. The fallout is still happening.

TEMPLE MUSIC  1            63 minutes

TEMPLE MUSIC  2            60 minutes

TEMPLE DANCING      Amos 5 and 6 (60 Minutes)

Make a Joyful Noise              60 min

NO MUSIC IS NEUTRAL        67 min

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Secular Good and Bad Pop Music-1        46 minutes

Secular Music - Long                               84 minutes

Halloween & Rock                                   35 minutes

MEDIA SPOILS BELIEVERS                 29 min
Bar music did not influence Church until later.
Do not let worldly culture and music in your heart.

Music, Melody Harmony, Rythym        30 min

Rock, Christian below

Rock Music pdf   Left click


The music is to FIT the WORDS of the song. The Message of the music is to fit the words of the song.  e.g. Rock does not mix with "Amazing Grace".

Heavy syncopation makes the  PHYSICAL happen.

The "fleshly carnality" of the music determined by it's rhythm.

What kind of a beat causes the dance?  Or would we worship YaHVaH without the beat and without the music?  Why not UNPLUG the sound system?
If the song makes you want to dance, you might be careful.   
1 John 2:15 . "Love not the WORLD neither the things that are in the world.
James 4:4  Enemies of the world.

Hi Believers, be free from the bondage of all kinds of the world's music.  If we reject the negative culture, we may affirm YaHVaH's Kingdom of Love. 
Music and Culture sets the theme. Become a transformed believer. Be freed from the bondage of foreign rock worship and Idolotry.
1 John 5:21 "Little Children (of Yisrael), keep yourselves from IDOLS."
Someone defined "idol" as something we do not want to give-up.
My concern is that we still might have one foot in the world while priding ourselves on knowing how to recite the Shema, read Hebrew, Bible codes, and do the dance, but do not show love for YaHVaH by our thoughtless intents, motives and actions from the heart.
I am a musician of sixty years, a Broadcast Program-director and music director.  Some have done their homework where the spiritual rubber meets the road like the following.

MUSIC research  by www.WayOfLife.org 
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The music is to FIT the WORDS of the song. The whole Message of the music is to fit the words of the song.

Heavy Syncopation makes the  PHYSICAL.

The fleshly signature of the music is determined by it's rhythm.
Rock Music is felt, not heard.

What kind of a beat causes the dance?
James 4:4 Enemies of the world. (James 4:17) Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
Romans 12:2 "Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind."  What makes us, our culture and our music separated from the world?  If it sounds like the world, it is worldly.

Charismatic mysticism; contemplative silence. (Also Not good.)

"Rock music is sex (carnal).  Rock music is the strongest drug in the world. quote from Stephen Tyler of Aerosmith.

That INFECTIOUS BEAT -quote from Sam Phillips of E.Presley.

Does Church-rock always have to be LOUD?
Our little foot-shuffling and a mindless state, not for YaHVaH.

All that rhythm of "The power in the world".

"Start with Soft Rock..progressing..downward spirals."  said Graham West

UNRESOLVED CHORDS:  There is no answer or cadence; 
"This is how I am and express my rules".  Versus:
RESOLVED CHORDS:  Dogmatic; black and white. Yes or No statements.


“The Punk Called Rock” book 1980 Greenwald says “Rock makes an appeal to the physical and carnal.  Those who live superficial lives spiritually will obviously gravitate quickly to such an approach...rock which entertains by arousing the listener carnally, seems extremely ill-fitted to be clothed by the Gospel” --  although in most instances ROCK is supposedly the ‘medium’ of the Gospel.”
Church rock-beat music is as consistent as “Christian” wife-swapping, promiscuity, spiritualism, pot parties, Christian karate, Christian women's lib and pornography.
A church group once entertained.  Their last song was John Lennon’s atheistic rendition, “Imagine” : "Imagine a world with no Father YaHVaH, no rules".
The rock-beat is defended like this “You don’t want to lose these teenagers now, do you?”  Where ARE the teens?  We are mostly adults and seniors!

“The Punk Called Rock” had a huge glossary (discography) of old rock stars. Of Elton John it is written:  “While Elton may be respected for his technical brilliance with the piano, his moral views are less shining”.

What business does Father YaHVaH have in the bedroom?  A lot!  
E. John says, “There is nothing wrong with going to ... with somebody of your own (gender)”.  Although some have changed their attitudes or behavior drastically, many were into demon manifestation, the occult, Eastern religions, voodoo, sadism, drugs, suicide, glue-sniffing, blasphemy and other evils. They hyped their beliefs.  Who purchased their media and supported their habits?

The question is, “How is our music any different than the world's?”  We listen to the same rock-beat stuff and we think just because it is old, that it is okay to listen to anything!  Let us use discretion here.
Why not “Proud Mary”?  What could be wrong with a simple song having only four words to it?  Although some might tell you there is a “Good Pride” I have yet to find good worldly pride encouraged in the Scriptures.  
But I know pride and arrogance are sin.  There is that carnal aggressive music and spirit we should avoid, especially if we are in leadership.   A carnal leader is not acceptable.  Who can tolerate the contentious and arrogant personality? No wonder! How are we any different from the world and from carnal people?

Someone says, 'I AM different because I love and do not judge character.
What is love? Keeping the Commandments, 1 John 5:2-3. The Word says though we speak with the tongues of men and of messengers and have not LOVE, we are as a sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal. 1 Corinthians 13:1 and 14:1>.
Here are some objections to distinguishing music.  “I am sure if the researcher looked hard enough he could say bad things about Opera, Classical, Jazz, etc. etc.  Keep your foot off the "sustaining" echo pedal on the right side.
The above comment was made by a liberal preacher!  Opera music possibly bad?  Yes, some of it is for sure.  Classical?  Yes, some classical encourages idolotry and manipulates the nervous system to cause a morose or unsettled spirit.  Is there bad jazz?  Yes, a lot of it is very carnal.  Older music does not change its moral quality.  By comparison to some of the current music, it would seem to be less harmful.  But it still has the same properties as before. Bob Larson does not condemn ALL music!  He gives quotes and references on the rock artists of the 1970’s.  If Mick Jagger said he would use the medium of music to corrupt America, then you heard it right from the horses’ mouth.
Call me somewhat jaundiced, however I wonder if this person, to defend his Christian rock and rock, would even use the alibi, “What about the thief on the cross?”  

One of the reasons for this warning about rock music is that many assemblies and churches ignore this topic, as well as other topics, which need to be addressed.  I am shocked that Messianics are one of them.
Will they not speak-out against evils of today for fear of losing some support? We need to investigate trends in society such as the New Age movement to see if it should be accepted or avoided.
To be in error in one point, does not condemn the whole. Nor to be correct about one thing does not make one infallible about everything.

Some songs may be innocent but let us listen cautiously to secular music. Listen to "Media Affects Humans" and the sound file, “Intensive Media in a Twisted Culture”.  These resources and more are available free on this website.  Oh all Israel, repent of your idolotries.

"http://WWW.YaHVaHYahweh.Name"  “Why the “V” in YaHVaH?” 

May YaHOSHA Messiah clean-up our listening libraries by the power of His Ruach ha Kadosh.  Hallel YaHVaH!
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~What About Christian ROCK?~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The world is being polluted by being exposed to INTENSIVE MEDIA.  Can you tolerate the high-intensity, ultra pace, shrill, pumped-up movies and songs? The effect varies at different levels from person to person.
The INTENSE MEDIA is intended to be a band-aid, like caffeine or some drug to “help you get through the day”.  The effect of INTENSE CULTURE is strong enough to put you into INTENSIVE CARE.  Who cares with “free” insurance? 

Kevin Swanson discusses pop rock stars.  Click on or paste

Here is a sneak-peak at rock and roll and church rock.   Enter at your own risk. Be on guard.  YOU are responsible for what you consume.” 
From the late Dr. Samuel Bacchiochi:

                    Rock, Rhythm and Response:

“Everything in nature, including the human body, has rhythm. There is a rhythm to the heartbeat, respiration, and speech. Scientists have discovered that even the brain functions in rhythm.8 Brain waves have frequencies that are influenced by physical and mental states.
The same is true in music where rhythm is organized into regular recurring beats.
Rhythm in Rock Music. Rock music reverses the common order of the beat by placing the emphasis on what is known as the offbeat. In the offbeat, the main emphasis falls on beat four and the secondary beat is on beat two.
The first and most important defining and distinguishing characteristic of rock music is its driving, loud, relentless beat.
abilities to receive and deliver the gospel, to pray discursively, and to study Scripture are compromised [by rock music].

Psychiatrist Verle Bell offers a graphic explanation of how rock beat causes addiction: "One of the most powerful releases of the fight-or-flight adrenaline high is music which is discordant in its beats or chords. Good music follows exact mathematical rules, which causes the mind to feel comforted, encouraged, and ‘safe.’ Musicians have found that when they go against these rules, the listener experiences an addictive high.

"Like unscrupulous ‘diet’ doctors who addicted their clients to amphetamines to ensure their continued dependence, musicians know that discordant music sells and sells. As in all addiction, victims become tolerant. The same music that once created a pleasant tingle of excitement no longer satisfies. The music must become more jarring, louder, and more discordant. One starts with soft rock ‘n’ roll, next Rock, then on up to heavy metal music."

The Effect of the Rock Beat on Muscles; Rock Rhythm and Sexual Response.
Pleasure-oriented Church Music. The capacity of the rock beat to cause a sexual (carnal) response is a most important factor to be considered by those who wish to transform rock music into a fitting medium to Christian worship and evangelism. Changing the lyrics does not eliminate the effect of the rock beat because its impact is physical, bypassing the master brain. Ultimately the question is: Should church music stimulate people physically or elevate them spiritually?
Rock Music Is Felt, not Heard; "The Problem with 'Crossover' Artists"
MELODY responds to the SPIRIT
HARMONY responds to the MIND
RHYTHM responds to the BODY

Historically, we noted in Chapter 3 that rock music has gone through an easily discernible hardening process, blatantly promoting, among other things, a pantheistic/hedonistic worldview, an open rejection of the Christian faith and values, sexual perversion, sodomy, civil disobedience, violence, satanism, occultism and masochism.”

“ The defense for the use of deafening sound in the church service is that a God does not really care about how we sound, as long as we make a joyful noise unto Him. Since rock bands with their electronic equipment produce a powerful, thundering loud noise, it is alleged that a God is made very happy by such ‘joyful noise’.” And we hope you never go to INTENSIVE CARE.

Come let us listen to and sing uplifting music and try to drown out the insanity of the worldly cultures.  Turn off “Light FM” “adult AC” “Christian AOR”.  AOR means “All over the Road”.  We want to specifically select cultured music.
Not the bad classical, dead hymns, but music with inspiration, even a  little perspiration! Today’s radio will make someone insane depending on their level of tolerance.
The world is winding up, faster, LOUDER and more chaotic and intensive.
Most of us are caught somehow in the web of the culture of rock. 
Read about the following from the late Samuel Bacchiochi:

Melody Harmony Rhythm 
The effects of the Beat; Rock Beat on Muscles.
Rock Music Is Felt, not Heard.
"Rock Rhythm and Sexual Response". "One of the best known effects of the rock rhythm is sexual (carnal) arousal. Rock musicians are well aware of this fact and exploit it to their advantage." Gene Simmons the rock group KISS…

Pleasure-oriented Church Music:

Make a Joyful Noise in Assembies?    Free MP3   Length  60 minutes

Reasons for Avoiding Rock Music:

Joseph Crow, professor at the University of Seattle, did an interesting study on the impact of rock music on the human mind. He concludes: "Rock is a use of music based on mathematical formulae to condition the mind through calculated frequencies (vibrations), and it is used to modify the body chemistry to make the mind susceptible to modification and indoctrination. Rock music can be (and is) employed for mindbending, reeducation and re-organization."
Rock Music Embodies the Spirit of Rebellion

Rock Music Compromises the Scriptural Stand for Separation. The stgandard is to not conform to the world, but to confront the world with Elohim’s revealed truths (Rom 12:2). Scripture explicitly admonishes us to "take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them" (Eph 5:11). John admonishes us not to "love the world or the things in the world" (1 John 2:15).
The Problem with "Crossover" Artists Rock music, even in its "Christian" version, does not give a clear call to "Come out of her my people, lest you take part in her sins" (Rev 18:4). 

It compromises the call to "worship YaHVaH in the beauty of pureness" (Ps 96:9; 29:2; 1 Chron 16:20; 2 Chron 20:21), "By using combinations of sounds which are violent, mind-numbing, vulgar, raw, mesmerizing, rebellious, grossly repetitive, uncreative, undisciplined and chaotic sounding. If listeners do not hear these things, it is because rock has dulled their aesthetic sensibilities."

Much of the discussion about rock music focuses today on its effects on humans rather than on its offensiveness to Elohim. The result is that many are more interested to define what YaHVaH might permit, rather than what pleases Elohim. It is imperative to shift our focus from self to YaHVaH and to listen to His call to pureness. This word is seldom used today, yet the Bible repeatedly calls us to be a pure people among a secular minded and perverse generation (Ex 19:6; Deut 7:6; 14:2; Ps 1:1; Is 64:12; 1 Pet 2:9; 1 John 2:2-6). When we accept Elohim’s call to be a pure people, and to come out of Babylon (Rev 18:4), then the rock music of Babylon will no longer be an attraction for us.
The Pulse of the Heart and the Rhythm of Music:

"Too much (or erratic) pulse ........ Body is sick
Too much (or erratic) rhythm ....... Music is sick
No pulse ....................................... Body is dead
No rhythm .................................... Music is dead
Pulse under control ..................... Body is well
Rhythm under control ................ Music is ‘well’"

Scriptures discouraging close association with the MEDIA of the world:
Ephesians 4:31, 5:4, 5:11.  Romans 12:1-2

1 Corinthians 5:11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.
6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortionists shall inherit the kingdom of God.

Colossians 2:8  Let no man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit.

TREVOR BAKER from Saskatchewan has dozens of CD's with Spirit and conviction.  Trevor would be described as a humble cowboy,  so if you like simple, down-to-earth heartfelt soloists, you might enjoy some of Trevor's annointed singing.  Our disclaimer is as always, "Be aware and be responsible".  Although he uses the common names, his message may inspire you, especially if the dribble from the Media lets you down. The author said, "If that simple life that Messiah talked about is old-fashioned and out of place in this world of phony religion, then I will have to be counted in that number, a “misfit” for (Messiah)." Go to www.TrevorBaker.ca

Bob Larsen said, “Rock makes an appeal to the physical and carnal."
Paul McCartney denied our Creator and who the Messiah is.
The rock-beat is defended, “You don’t want to lose these teenagers, do you?”  No!  So why not hear something good?  Like Brad Grooman worship music?
The David Cloud link above is a quantum leap in exploring music.

See the pamphlet, “Christian Rock, the New Paganism in the Church” by David A. Noebel (he should have gotten the Nobel). Once available from American Christian College Press, PO Box 45200, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74129.

Ekekiel 14:6-7 "..Repent, and turn yourselves from your idols; and turn away your faces (and ears​) from all your abominations.."

PROFANE BABBLING: 2 Timothy 2:15-16 Shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
We have all babbled at a time.
We have to manage ourselves not only spiritually, but physically.  Let the body get some exercise. When you left grade, high school or college you may have stopped getting exercise.  If you are able to get away, your mind will become more separated from the world’s noise.  You will be blessed and feel refreshed.
We think of touring the Great Northwest.  Will it be Springfield USA to see a strip mall or warehouse?  Here are a few heavenly places.  The Cascades, The Alps; the Japanese Alps, South America, Mount Rainier National Park and most of the Cascades offer a bit of heaven.  Breathe the oxygen and see YaHVaH’s creations.

We have to get away not only from the routine, mundane grey surroundings, but especially from the insanity of the media.  Find a good family custom.
Family traditions include visiting a favorite place for picnicking or an activity.
Away with contamination and conflicts!  You don’t want to be a machine that works 24/7.  According to ZechariYah 14, soon we will Feast with YaHVaH.

“Let us therefore keep the Feast.”  Say not, “In eternity, I will not have any regrets; therefore if I lose all of my rewards, I will be so happy as long as I have my Savior”.  What if you will only see YaHVaH Messiah only once?  ZecharYah 14 seems like people will go up just once per year to praise Him.  You should want to be in the Throne Room 24/7 Sit back, ride a wheel chair or bike, or drive to work while listening to hours Russ Sukhia from Maryland Liberty Church PCA.  Russ's message is titled “We’re not Home Yet” from Revelation 21 and 22.  My disclaimer applies, "Be aware". 2024 link ok.

Then type in the following link to order a great, fairly inexpensive book that says it about the Torah like few have.  Caution, Mr. Shults uses a corrupt Scripture text.  The KJV which has the least problems uses the Antioch scrolls.  Most modern versions use the Alexandrian Egypt scrolls.  While these “newer” versions do not use “Thee” for YaHVaH and have even other improvements, they run fatal mistakes.  So, this book will not deceive you with the Scriptures quoted, we recommend Versions which use the Received Text only.  That information is documented at https://www.halleluyahscriptures.com/ .  Now here is the book.  If you already believe in the Law, then the book may help you to have a greater love for truth.
  Listen to it, or read the book.

"YaH Your Jealous Husband"   46 minutes

Freedom Under Law--Feastdays  18 Minutes

Resources “Freedom under the Law of God” by Bill Shults.  Excerpts on our Archive page.  Hungry Hearts, PO Box 10334, Jackson TN 38308 U.S.A.

Let us go on to stronger meat and study about our daily spiritual decisions.  We do not want to ignore the milk.  Yes we want to be reminded of our salvation.  We do not want to stop there.  YaHVaH is One and His Word and doctrine are one.  Learn from Him.  Or learn from Hard Knox High School. Throw away the idols and be real before YaHVaH.

Friends, I like some oldies but I hate most ROCK. if I were carnal, I  would not be “walking with YaHVaH” in the Spirit. How do you work in an atmosphere where they foist hostile rock music ("Light Rock" FM) on you? 
My e-mail is the “Contact Button” at the top of the homepage.  Click on “contact via e mail” on most of this same website. 

Bing Crosby in the 1940's sang, "It Ain't Necessarily so".  The words were intended to pry people away from The Scriptures.  The song seems to scoff as "myths" the stories of "Adam and Eve", Solomon's wives, Jonah and the Whale, Sampson's hair, and Noah's age of 950 years, Genesis 9:28.
Satan used famous people to try to do away with YaHVaH's authority.
We need to doubt our doubts about Scripture and put little stock in man.

"HE" by the McGuire Sisters seems to make us think whatever we do on earth, no matter how bad, is okay with Father.  "Though He sees the way we live, He just says, "I forgive".  That poor attitude led the world downward into deeper compromise and ignorance.  There was no mention of confession and repentance, the turning from sin.  If we love Father then we keep His decrees.

HoseYah 2:16-23 "It shall come to pass in that day that you shall call me Ishi; and shalt call me no more Ba-a-li. :17 For I will take away the names of Baalim out of her mouth, and they shall no more be remembered by their name..I will bethroth thee unto Me."  Go also to JeremiYah 2:23 and 23:17 and 27.

So we are going to stop “bringing YaHVaH’s Name to nought”.  Let us desist in our usage of Ba’al titles. instead enter into YaHVaH’s true Name, YaHVaH.  

Please see  “Why the V in YaHVaH?” 

More Sound Files to listen to at the TOP of page. 

Shalom my friends, until next time, Brother TsephanYaH

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