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The Musicians’ Intent & The Audiences’ Permission – HOW do we lead others to THE PROMISED LAND of the Presence of God

Posted in Carriers Of The Sound, Minstrel, Music, Potential Of God's Presence, Prophetic Minstrel, Sound Releasers, Teaching Series with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 14, 2016 by propheticsoundman

I’m excited to share this post on the subject of Intent and Permission as it pertains to musicians, their music and their audience.

I’ve always believed personally in what I am about to share, but was excited recently to have my views confirmed by another writer, almost as if I had written it myself.

I will get more in-depth, but to begin, I share the concept simply: The intent of the musician and their music is hugely relevant to the effect that music has upon the audience. Also, and even more important to me, is AUDIENCE UNDERSTANDING of the musicians intent IS VASTLY IMPORTANT regarding said audience GIVING PERMISSION TO THE ARTIST, allowing the audience to FULLY RECEIVE from the intent of the musician.

Let me make a statement: I’ve been frustrated in the past as a musician when my intent is not received by an audience because the audience comes in with preconceived expectations, whether conscious or subconscious.

Most of these scenarios occur in the context of me leading a church congregation. I have led worship in literally hundreds of churches over the last 15 years and this has given me a unique perspective to voice what I am sharing here. The reality is that American “church culture” does not tend to lend itself extended silence, waiting and contemplation in their worship services. I’m not writing to criticize this. I’m pointing it out as a reality in the church.

So, moving forward… I am, as a musician, drawn to lead people to places in the Holy Spirit that require time, silence, contemplation, waiting in order to RECEIVE what I, from my own experience, have enjoyed. I KNOW FROM EXPERIENCE what is required to experience facets of God that cannot be experienced in 18 minutes singing straight through songs.

My journey as a musician began in tiny piano practice rooms at Christ for the Nations in Dallas, TX. I spent a year isolated in these small rooms with God. It was, what I call, my “sheep field.” I was, like David in the sheep fields, ministering to the Lord and being drawn to incredible encounters.

Ok… I’m just going to skip a lot of thoughts and get to a point here…

I have been to incredible places in the presence of God alone with Him. God has called me to re-create these type of encounters for others…

WHAT THIS REQUIRES IS TRUST… Trust from my audience TO BE LED BY ME.

MY CHALLENGE: My challenge is that I am LEADING PEOPLE TO UNFAMILIAR PLACES IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD, OFTEN WITH UNFAMILIAR SOUNDS.

Here is what I am realizing as a prophetic musician who desires to take others to the places I have been with God… IT REQUIRES THEIR TRUST IN ME… IT REQUIRES THAT THEY BE WILLING TO GO TO PLACES THEY HAVE NOT BEEN LED BEFORE.  IT REQUIRES THAT MY AUDIENCE UNDERSTAND MY INTENT AS A MUSICIAN… IT REQUIRES THAT AN AUDIENCE GIVE ME THEIR PERMISSION AND GIVE THEMSELVES PERMISSION TO GO TO THESE PLACE TOGETHER…

Unfamiliarity & Fear… These are the two things that will stop YOU AND I from going to these places in God TOGETHER.

If I try to lead you to a place in God that you have not been familiar with, FEAR COMES TO THE SURFACE… You begin to question my leadership. You begin to question my intent. You begin to wonder what I am doing, why I am using that vocal effect on my mic, why I haven’t said anything for a WHOLE 60 SECONDS.

If I led worship like a NORMAL WORSHIP LEADER, we’d both be safe… I’d get the job done and you’d never feel uncomfortable…

But here is the thing… That’s boring to me and MY CHALLENGE is… I don’t understand why YOU AREN’T BORED YET. I don’t understand why you don’t want to TRUST ME to lead you to VIABLE TRULY SPIRITUAL PLACES IN GOD THE FATHER, JESUS CHRIST AND THE HOLY SPIRIT that I have experienced for years and years.

Listen church and musicians… I really hope this post get out there because I know many will identify with it…

BUT IF NOBODY CHALLENGES THE STATUS QUO… IF NOBODY TRYS TO ENLARGE THE PLACE OF THE TENTS… We are never going to grow. We are never going to mature more fully.

SO WHAT IS MY INTENT?

As a musician, my intent is to LEAD PEOPLE to the still waters spoken of in Psalm 23. My intent is to lead people to experience and Isaiah-like encounter with the throne room of God. My intent is to see people refreshed and healed in the presence of God under the sound and word of God.

MY INTENTIONS ARE TRUE. MY INTENTIONS ARE PURE.

I’m not going to LEAD YOU like your worship pastor does on Sunday because I AM NOT TRYING TO GO TO THE SAME PLACE HE/SHE IS GOING. You have to be willing to GIVE ME PERMISSION to lead you… Otherwise we will never go where God desires us to go TOGETHER.

THE PROMISED LAND…

As a musician, I have often felt like Joshua. Joshua went and SAW THE LAND, but when he tried to LEAD OTHERS to what he had seen, they rejected the notion of going there.

I can’t imagine living for 40 YEARS with a people who denied obtaining WHAT I KNOW IS THEIR INHERITANCE.

So friends, I am letting you in on what it’s like to be me. If you view me as arrogant, I am sorry. This is not arrogance.

I, like Joshua, HAVE SEEN A PLACE. I AM HERE TO TELL YOU THAT WE, AS THE CHURCH, CAN GO THERE TOGETHER. But it’s going to require you to come up OUT OF THE FAMILIAR.

GOD RAISES UP FORERUNNERS to run ahead, check things out, report back, get other excited SO THAT THE TEAM CAN ADVANCE.

I don’t have 40 years to waste.

So I am asking YOU FOR PERMISSION with all the music I’ve ever led and recorded and with all the music that is to come.

I am asking you, “Will you TRUST ME?” Will you allow yourself to believe that I, and many prophetic musicians like me that God is beginning to bring out of obscurity, have been chosen by the Lord TO LEAD PEOPLE TO PLACES THEY’VE NEVER GONE BEFORE.

It requires trust. It requires patience, time, waiting… BUT THE REWARD IS WORTH IT.

PRACTICALS

I think what I have gained recently by this confirmation regarding intent and permission is to make my INTENTION MORE FULLY KNOWN and to BEGIN LITERALLY ASKING PEOPLE for their permission to lead them… Not only does this grant me their permission, it also activates in the audience to engage where I am leading.

What I am discussing here is not going to work in every situation, I understand that. I am excited about creating more venues that give the time to go to places I am talking about.

We are going to be starting a “retreat ministry” facet where we lead people musically to contemplative places in God. We are really excited about this. Some of these retreats will be for an evening, some for a day… I will be sharing about this more soon.

Jason

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Who Gets the Credit? God or Creation? Or both? Redeeming what the Church has handed over to NEW AGE…

Posted in Frequency, Minstrel, Music, prophetic, Prophetic Minstrel, Sound Releasers, Teaching Series, The Frequency of Eden with tags , , , , , , , , on October 10, 2016 by propheticsoundman

This is the first blog I’m posting in a series of blogs that I will be writing as I progress through my certification process as a CHM (certified healthcare musician). I want to address the topic “Who Gets The Credit” regarding God as creator and His creation that we discover…

I was frustrated by a recent YouTube video that simply dismissed “healing frequencies” in music as both new age and demonic. The man on the video stated to be a musician and a Christian… So he expressed his thoughts regarding “claims” that certain frequencies have been found to bring PEACE to people who sit under the sound of these frequencies. He said that these sounds were literally demonic and the teaching regarding these findings are “doctrines of demons.”

I am saddened by close-minded ignorant viewpoints in Christendom regarding labeling scientific truths as demonic and/or new age.

I will not spend time cutting and pasting the research regarding the proven truths that music/sound/frequency can have a positive effect upon the body/soul/spirit of people.

You can read about David and Saul and find blatantly that the music effected Saul in a positive way…

All that said, here is the big question and topic I want to refer to… DO WE GIVE CREDIT TO THE CREATOR OR THE CREATION? Do we give credit to God and say that God was the one who brought Saul peace when David played the harp? Or, do we give credit to David and the music and the frequency?

MY ANSWER IS… YOU GIVE CREDIT TO BOTH!

Why are some Christians fearfully claiming that frequency teaching is demonic? And if they don’t claim this verbally, many will not promote the use of such sound to induce peace, healing or enhanced state of conscience. To do so would be risky at best.

Back to the YouTube video, the man sharing specifically stated, and I quote. “It’s not the frequency that is bringing you peace, only the Holy Spirit can bring you this peace.”

If I could sit down with this man, I would argue that it’s BOTH the frequency AND the Holy Spirit that is bringing the peace.

IN ORDER TO AGREE WITH ME, YOU HAVE TO ALSO AGREE WITH MY STANCE ON THE NEUTRALITY OF MUSIC/SOUND. You have to agree that music is a tool that can be used positively or negatively.

IF WE MIX HUMANISM WITH THE BELIEF THAT SOUND INDUCES PEACE, then you remove THE CREATOR FROM CREATION and THIS EXALTATION OF FREQUENCY removes WORSHIP OF THE CREATOR FROM WHICH IT COMES…

I get it! I believe exalting creation devoid of the CREATOR is humanistic and is new age…

The PROBLEM IS, THE CHURCH KEEPS ASSOCIATING SCIENTIFIC TRUTH WITH HUMANISM AND NEW AGE AND THEN THROWS IT OUT AS DEMONIC, AS IF DEMONS CREATED IT INSTEAD OF REDEEMING CREATION AND WORSHIPING THE ONE WHO MADE IT AS WE ENJOY THE BENEFITS OF WHAT HE CREATED FOR US TO BENEFIT FROM.

This is what FRUSTRATES MY WIFE AND I… We ARE SICK AND TIRED OF THE CHURCH BEING ROBBED OF SO MANY THINGS THAT GOD CREATED FOR THE CHURCH… YES, in the arts of music and dance as well as other areas of health and wellness…

FEAR ROBS… FEAR KEEPS THE CHURCH FROM EXPANDING…

If the CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST SHOULD FEAR ANYTHING, it should fear being BLINDLY ROBBED OF THE ABUNDANT LIFE THAT GOD WANTS TO GIVE because they threw TOO MUCH OF GOD’S GOOD CREATION in a bin labeled “HUMANISM/NEW AGE.”

Christian… If you label God’s creation as New Age etc… I challenge you that WHAT YOU ARE ACTUALLY SAYING is that Jesus is unable to redeem that sound, that food that whatever it may be… You are handing “said thing” over to the ENEMY and you are basically saying, “Here created being, I allow you to have this.”

We need to mature in this as the church… We really do… We need to quit leading people to fear things that God can redeem in our culture…

Instead of fearing coming in to a meeting where I, as a musician, would tune my piano to 444Hz and sing through a conch shell with reverb on my voice as I try to RE-CREATE the sounds of the heavenly realm… YOU SHOULD BE THANKING GOD FOR THOSE WHO HAVE RECEIVED SUCH REVELATION AND ENJOY WHAT IS BEING BROUGHT FROM HEAVEN TO EARTH THROUGH ARTISTS WHO DO NOT FEAR THE STATUS QUO.

TO CLOSE, I ANSWER MY OWN QUESTION OF “WHO GETS THE CREDIT” – CREATION OR THE CREATOR… I SAY BOTH BECAUSE…

Because when I rub PEPPERMINT OIL ON MY HEAD and my headache goes away, I CAN BE THANKFUL FOR THE OIL as I also thank God for creating it and for giving knowledge to man, that the oil expressed from peppermint leaves is useful for the human body.

SO IT GOES FOR MUSIC/SOUND/FREQUENCY – I can UTILIZE the knowledge that science has discovered regarding implementing music/sound/frequency AND STILL BE A CHRISTIAN… STILL PRAISE THE ONE TRUE CREATOR GOD…

IT BOILS DOWN TO WHAT THE INDIVIDUAL WANT TO FOCUS ON AND GIVE THE CREDIT TO…

Just because somebody is running around in the woods wearing a tunic, smelling leaves, listening to the wind and PRAISING MOTHER EARTH FOR IT WILL NEVER EVER MEAN THAT A BIBLE BELIEVING LOVER OF JESUS CHRIST COULD NOT DO THE EXACT SAME THING AND PRAISE JESUS… IT’S NOT THE METHOD, IT THE MAN! IT’S THE FOCUS OF YOUR HEART!

MAN HAS BEEN REMOVING GOD FROM NEUTRAL PRACTICES AND ACTIONS FOR CENTURIES… CHRISTIAN YOUR GOAL IS TO SEPARATE THE PRACTICE FROM THE NEGATIVE FOCUS (HUMANISM/SATANISM) AND FOCUS ON THE ONE TRUE GOD JESUS CHRIST…

Stop handing the enemy SO MUCH. People are flocking to New Age because the church handed SO MUCH GOOD STUFF TO THEM AND SAID THEY COULD HAVE IT .

I CAN’T… I want what God has for me and my family… And God has called me to wake others up to these realities to re-consider your position on things that CULTURE, NOT YOUR CONSCIOUS, has told you is wrong.

I welcome questions and comments…

Jason

This Week’s Podcast – Sounds Taking Shape Teaching

Posted in Carriers Of The Sound, Expanded Prophetic Language, Minstrel, Music, Podcast, Potential Of God's Presence, prophetic, Prophetic Minstrel, Sound Releasers, Teaching Series with tags , , , , , on July 25, 2016 by propheticsoundman
I want to invite ALL OF YOU to take 30 minutes of your time and listen to this message I spoke yesterday called SOUNDS TAKING SHAPE. I AM WILLING TO GUARANTEE that you will take new steps towards your MANIFEST DESTINY as a result of listening and adhering to the principles I am sharing in this message. I pray it blesses many of you – Jason Heilman
Or Download at iTunes: search for Sound Releasers Podcast
p.s. I am going on the road to speak this specific message combined with my music for the purpose of seeing people’s destiny manifest. Be in touch with me to host a house meeting, church gathering etc. contact@jasonheilman.com

Have you checked out the Podcast recently? Four new downloads available FREE

Posted in General, Kingdom Study, Music, Podcast, Sound Releasers, Teaching Series on April 29, 2015 by propheticsoundman

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Just wanted to remind you of the podcast. I have recently released two episodes and two songs over the last week… So follow the link below, download and SUBSCRIBE for future episodes.

Ep 7: Moving with the times and seasons

Ep 8: The Restoration of the Sealh

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Redefining the term “Prophetic Worship” – Spontaneous Worship vs. Prophetic Song

Posted in Carriers Of The Sound, Kingdom Study, Music, Potential Of God's Presence, Sound Releasers, Teaching Series on April 2, 2015 by propheticsoundman

This post is the first in a series of writings that I will be putting together…

It’s on my heart to biblically and clearly redefine some churchology that is out there in the body of Christ.

Today I am talking about “Prophetic Worship”

Let’s define these words separately…

Prophetic: Relating to the heart of God. To prophecy means to re-present the heart of God through voice or any art form in a way that encourages, exhorts and brings comfort to others.

Worship: A feeling or expression of reverence and/or adoration to God.

Ok so here is my point… How can worship be prophetic? How can our expressions of reverence and adoration to God BE PROPHETIC, MEANING, A RE-PRESENTATION OF THE HEART OF GOD.

If our expressions to God are from God, they are no longer our own and therefore NOT WORSHIP.

HERE IS WHAT I THINK PEOPLE MEAN WHEN THEY CALL WORSHIP “PROPHETIC”

SPONTANEOUS: What people have been calling Prophetic Worship for many years really should have been called SPONTANEOUS WORSHIP. Worship and Adoration that comes directly out of your inspiration regarding the nature of God in the moment and released through any form of expression immediately and spontaneously…

SO WHAT’S THE BIG FUSS JASON – WHY RE-DEFINE

1- If a person in a church sees a worship leader release a spontaneous song, they may think that worship leader has a prophetic gift that they themselves DO NOT HAVE, and therefore they may be squelched in even ever thinking they could SPONTANEOUSLY WORSHIP. We don’t want this happening.

2- We need to know the difference between SPONTANEOUS WORSHIP & PROPHETIC SONG. They are TWO DIFFERENT THINGS.

It’s really important to me that we don’t LUMP SPONTANEOUS WORSHIP AND PROPHETIC SONG together because what it does is DIMINISHES the release and activation of the prophetic in worship meetings and churches.

So NOW LET ME GIVE YOU SCENARIOS OF EACH  OF THESE TWO EXPRESSIONS 

1- Spontaneous Worship occurs when an individual or group of people begin to release spontaneous words or phrases in the midst of a time of worship to God. This expressions comes direct from the hearts of God’s people unto Him. This is not prophetic.

2- Prophetic Song occurs when an individual singer acts as a re-presentative of the heart of God and releases a word, phrase or extended song that speaks representationally from God the Father to the people. This is NOT a time for people to sing along, it’s a time to listen and receive. Often, AFTER prophetic song occurs, people will respond with SPONTANEOUS WORSHIP. This is WHAT I DEFINE AS A CYCLE OF WORSHIP… Hearing from God, Responding to God… Divine Exchange (prayer is also involved in this exchange, and I will be writing on that in another post)

Concluding This Segment

My desire here is to make a distinction between Prophetic Song and Spontaneous Worship. We need to pull these two apart for the purpose of seeing each of these two expressions more FULLY EMERGE in the Body of Christ.

DON’T GIVE UP Between The Spirit Revelation and the Natural Manifestation

Posted in Carriers Of The Sound, Kingdom Study, Potential Of God's Presence, Sound Releasers, Teaching Series with tags , , , on January 13, 2015 by propheticsoundman

Watch this video and then read the post.

In this video, you can see the volcano erupt and then about 12 seconds later you hear and feel the effect of the eruption. This video is a visual picture of what occurs in the realms of the spirit and our natural realm that we live in physically. Let me explain…

Your spirit is connected to the SPIRIT and this connection is in the realm of light. This connection occurs quickly. When we receive revelation in the place of prayer from the Spirit, it comes almost instantaneously. But just how REAL are the things we see in the Spirit?

Let me give you this example from my life. In April of 2014 God showed me a vision in my spirit of a coffee company that I would run that helped raise funds for ministry. In October of 2014 I held in my hand the very first bag of Kulani Coffee. NOW LISTEN, HERE IS THE WHOLE KEY OF THIS POST…

The revelation that I had in April was “the volcano erupting”… When I held the bag of coffee in my hand, that was “the shock wave of the eruption.” Are you seeing this!

The realm of sight and light is in the spirit and this revelation and realm is JUST AS REAL as the manifestation that occurs eventually in the natural – THESE REVELATIONS SIMPLY EXIST IN DIFFERENT REALMS.

THE PLACE WHERE PEOPLE GIVE UP IS BETWEEN THE REALM OF SPIRIT AND EARTH…

Now BE ENCOURAGED to HOLD ON to those things that you’ve seen in your spirit from the Spirit of God. The manifestation is coming. We often miss out on the manifestation of what we see in the Spirit because we give up during the manifestation journey…

Now in this video, the sound took 12 seconds to reach the people on the boat… Not that long, but what about when you’ve been waiting months or even years for a manifestation to reach you? Continue to hold on and believe… Ask God to re-show you in your spirit what is coming if you truly believe the original revelation was from Him.

In Daniel 10:12-14 shares one of my favorite stories in the bible. In summary, an angel appears to Daniel and explains to Daniel that God HEARD Daniel’s prayer on the FIRST DAY, BUT that it took the angel 21 days to reach Daniel (THE MANIFESTATION) because of a spiritual battle with the “prince of Persia.”

In prayer, in the spirit, in the realm of light Daniel was able to instantaneously communicate with God, but it took 3 WEEKS IN THIS CASE for Daniel to see a MANIFESTATION IN THE NATURAL.

BE ENCOURAGED TODAY THAT YOUR MANIFESTATION IS ON IT’S WAY. Stay in the place of worship and prayer and let the SPIRIT remind your spirit of WHAT IS COMING.

I LOVE YOU – Be encouraged – Everything you need is on its way…

Jason Heilman

You Are The Apple of His Eye

Posted in 30 Blogs 30 Days, Teaching Series, You're Awesome on January 6, 2014 by propheticsoundman

Today I wanted to share the notes from the message I spoke last Friday at Prince of Peace Church.

I will be elaborating on some of these points here soon, but for today just enjoy the notes below and know today that you truly are the apple of the Father’s eye!

Apple Of The Eye – Psalm 17:8

(I started by sharing several versions of the scripture to enhance its meaning)

NET ©

Protect me as you would protect the pupil of your eye!1  Hide me in the shadow of your wings!2 

NIV ©

Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings

NASB ©

Keep me as the apple of the eye; Hide me in the shadow of Your wings

NLT ©

Guard me as the apple of your eye. Hide me in the shadow of your wings.

MSG ©

Keep your eye on me; hide me under your cool wing feathers

BBE ©

Keep me as the light of your eyes, covering me with the shade of your wings,

NRSV ©

Guard me as the apple of the eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings,

NKJV ©

Keep me as the apple of Your eye; Hide me under the shadow of Your wings,

The apple or “pupil” of the eye, is the gateway through which visible light passes and is converted by the brain into three-dimensional images.

The original Hebrew phrase, often translated “apple” really means “little man” or “little daughter” of my eye. (We get the word “pupil” in school in reference to the children, or the little man/woman)

When we stand very close to someone, we can actually see a tiny reflection of ourselves, in the center of the other person’s eye. Once again, it refers to the fact that you can see a tiny version of yourself in the eye of the beholder. When you are in the “apple” or even just the “pupil” of my eye, you are close to me, in more ways than one…

The Lord spoke and said to me, “The way you can continually see YOURSELF IN ME is to remain face to face.”

There is nothing the Father wants more that to see Himself in YOU…

At infancy, the optimal distance for eye to eye contact is about 10 inches – which just happens to be the distance between a baby and its nursing mother. This simple interaction encourages brain development, release of critical hormones, and reinforces a sense of emotional and spiritual well-being. “You are the apple of my eye.” It’s a phrase that a mother could easily use to describe how she cherishes her nursing baby. But the root meaning of this phrase is found not in the expression of human love but a love that is not of this world…the love of God.

What do we often call a new Christian? BABY CHRISTIANS

As we grow, develop and learn, we tend to lose this closeness for some reason. I am before the Lord saying that even though I have grown in my understanding, I still need the closeness of a small child, face to face with Him.

I need to see myself in Him afresh again.