Its the last day of 2013. So may I speak this blessing to you… “May you reap where you have not sown in 2014”.
Last night I had a heart-to-heart with Randy Stonehill. He called to request a some complimentary tickets for a friend and their party. we ended up talking a bit about the “hard realities” of concert promoting. Like I said before, this is a very risky business. And Central Florida is a very hard place to host any kind of event. i don’t want to scare you with this next statement but there are certain unChristian spiritual forces at play in Central Florida unlike I’ve seen anywhere else. For the past several decades, no one has been successful at ticketed concerts in Orlando except for a handful of mega-Churches like Northland (Dr. Joel Hunter), and the theme parks Disney Night of Joy and Universal’s Rock the Universe. Both those happen around Labor Day and on the same weekend at the same time forcing a choice of one or the other. So that leaves 51 weeks out of the year for something like the SnTRadio.com Pioneers of Christian Music Concert series. Should be a piece of cake, right? Well not quite. But first some back story.
I do not wish to appear disparaging but the two main problems here are apathy and busyness. People are either too busy and overloaded with choices to decide to attend or they just don’t care. These attitudes are so prevalent that even free and love offering concerts suffer. So why enter into this arena… well frankly it is time for a change. Someone needs to wake up this slumbering Body of Christ and throw a Holy Ghost Party for them because two spirits are working overtime…. on causes confusion and the other squeezes the life and joy out you resulting in a “why bother” apathy. These spirits have names too, Pythos and Leviathan. The Bible states very clearly that we wrestle not with flesh and blood but principalities and powers of the air. That’s why we are not to take offense at the human condition of our brothers and sister Christians but rather focus our contempt and spiritual armor on those unclean spirits that influence the actions of others by lies, deception and temptation.
OK. Enough of the sermonizing. One thing that I’ve learned in the past 4 years and 7 months that SnTRadio.com has been streaming almost 50 years of Christian Music 24/7 worldwide over the internet is it really bugs the enemy of our souls. He can’t stand anything human that smacks of worship and attracts the glory of God because he wants all that worship and praise and obedience to be directed at him and not Jesus and Father Jehovah. So he makes it tough for anyone or organization no matter how small which is involved in such activity or enterprise. That’s why prayer is so critical. Prayer activates heaven into motion on behalf of the saints doing the work of the Kingdom here on earth. so Pastors,Sunday school teachers, worship teams etc,etc need you to be praying for them. Plus, Christian concert promoters like myself.
Whew. I feel so much better now getting that off my chest. But that is why we move forward. To the Glory of God and with His blessings we shall overcome all that stands in our way of our accomplishing the work He has called us too despite circumstances.
Tomorrow is the first day of 2014. I pray God releases abundant blessing and awesome fulfillment into your life. Remember the church promotion rolls out tomorrow. The best is yet to come! Happy New Year.