Gospel Music Was Only Intended to Be A Ministry to Reach Lost Souls, Not for Fame and Fortune
Originally posted on Oct. 30, 2011
The failure of many preachers of the gospel of Jesus Christ in the black church was to inform gospel music artists that gospel music was never intended to be an industry, but only a ministry. That’s right, the average church wants to make money from the gospel artists they may invite to perform, but God was never in favor of His music being in the form of any sort of lucrative operation. God is not against prosperity, but His Word spoken through any sort of minister was never intended to supplement their income. Gospel artists are ministers of the gospel, although they may not be a leader of any church. Gospel artists minister through song and whether they receive money for their performances or not, is not important. Gospel artists are suppose to perform for God only. Allegedly, when Sallie Martin told Rev. James Cleveland you must treat gospel music like a business, she was in error (according to biographical source, Black Gospel).
Throughout the years within the gospel music industry, many gospel artists complained they were not getting paid enough for their performances, but what they did not realize was their music was only a ministry. Therefore, because they have ceased the foundation of understanding what God desires though His music, they have fallen astray and allowed the evil ways of the world to dominate gospel music. In today’s gospel music industry, the average gospel artist is only performing to entertain, not to stir up souls into salvation, holiness and righteousness. They are following everything their producers tell them to do and not obeying God, but ignoring His will for their lives. This is why gospel music no longer sounds the same, gospel artists are not singing under the power of God, they are sounding and presenting themselves in a worldly fashion. Money should have never been on the minds of gospel artists, but only to be blessed by a love offering, if they receive anything.
The name gospel music industry is not necessarily important to God, but only gospel music ministries moved by the power of God and allowing His anointing to bless people through real gospel music is very important to Him. You see, there is a whole transformation that needs to take place in the 21st century and it is completely removing the name…Read full article.
Source: Repent Gospel Artists
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