Resources related to music, including prophetic musicians and ministry to the LORD through music.

By Josh Hawkins Posted on February 6, 2012

I am becoming more and more aware of how much "Christian-ese" fills our conversation, song, and writing. We have held phrases in our rhetoric for so long that they have lost virtually all of their meaning - sometimes in writing, but especially when spoken or sung. Modern Christian conversation is becoming at best only peppered with phrases from the Bible rather than being saturated with the precious words of Jesus, the wisdom of the psalmists, or the warnings of the prophets. When Biblical phrases are used, they are often oriented around man and his need, rather than God and His glory...

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Posted on June 4, 2010

A lot of musicians in the church these days are talking more and more about “prophetic” music. The very nature of a prophetic musician or singer is one who prophesies. What is prophecy? We’ve made it out to be an ethereal thing that only select few “super saints” can operate in, and that it is a gift that is rarely given. But Revelation 19:10 debunks this misunderstanding by saying that all true prophecy simply manifests itself in declaration of the identity, heart, emotions, will, and desires of Jesus. Just as prophetic preaching is instructive and provokes us to...

By Matt Candler Posted on April 27, 2010

In this teaching, Matt Candler develops the theme of worship at the end of the age that culminates in the singing of the "new song". More than a "new sound" or single song, Matt lays out the biblical evidence for the theme of the "new song" mentioned by many passages as it relates to the second coming of Christ, the day of the LORD, and the restoration of all things.

If you are an intercessor, musician, or singer and want to receive even more biblical clarity on what you are called to, I'd highly recommend this teaching.

Matt gave this teaching in April 2010 at IHOP's...

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Posted on February 11, 2010

I’m continuing a series on my blog interviewing some musicians from IHOP-KC. If you have not yet read part 1 and 2 of Cassie’s interview, be sure to read them here and here. I asked Cassie about her thoughts on a somewhat controversial subject for some – secular music. I’ve written some of my own thoughts about this...

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Posted on February 3, 2010

I'm continuing a series on my blog interviewing some musicians from IHOP-KC. If you have not yet read part 1 of Cassie’s interview, be sure to read it here. Cassie is the bass player on Laura Hackett’s team at IHOP-KC and has played with Misty Edwards, in addition to being part of IHOP-KC’s nightwatch for many years. This is part 2 of Cassie’s interview where I asked her questions relating to being a prophetic musician as her full-time occupation.

Josh: Hi Cassie,...

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Posted on January 25, 2010

I'm continuing a long-running series all the way back from 2008 on prophetic music where I interview musicians, singers, and worship leaders from IHOP. If you have not read the other interviews, be sure to read the ones from Justin Rizzo, Jordan Vanderplate, Francisco Arteaga part 1,...

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Posted on November 2, 2009

Musicians are always looking for sources of inspiration for creativity in their music. In the world, creativity with music is seen as the way to obtain more money, honor, and fame. And unfortunately in the church today, creativity means much of the same. However, I believe the Lord wants to release a new level of creativity to those who call upon His name – not so that they can draw attention to themselves, but so that the music that they play will draw others into being consumed with the glory and beauty of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.

I believe that there is a...

By Josh Hawkins Posted on September 23, 2008

In the Christian music arena, the phrase “before an audience of One” is used liberally by almost every church worship leader, Nashville recording artist, and youth group musician. I absolutely love the concept – we don’t play to impress 300 in church on Sunday morning or 50,000 people in a stadium. We play to impress the Lord Himself, because, even though it may seem weak, we truly believe that He is pleased as we play and sing before Him.

But do we really believe that? Can we honestly say, without hesitation, that if absolutely nobody showed up to the show or worship service,...

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Posted on June 26, 2008

This post is continuing a series on my blog entitled "Prophetic Musician Interviews". Today's thoughts are from Justin Rizzo, a worship leader here at IHOP. I play keys for Justin's worship team, and I'm privileged to be able to post some of his thoughts.

Justin Rizzo

Josh: Hey Justin. I know you would agree that there is a war raging in the spirit realm today through the common language of music. Just as...

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Posted on May 31, 2008

This is another post in my "Prophetic Musician Interviews" series. Today's interview is part 2 with Francisco "Paco" Arteaga, a drummer here at the house of prayer. If you haven't read the first one with Francisco, read it here.

Francisco ArteagaJosh: Hey Paco, glad you're able to continue giving us more of your thoughts on...