The Amazing Message of Harry Nilsson found in “Jump Into The Fire”

Back in the sixties and seventies, music fans of rock groups speculated that for some groups if you played some songs backward on the record you could hear subliminal messages.  It was spooky even for non-Christians.  Of course, the Christian community in America was all up in arms.

In 2013 I wrote a blog article entitled “God is the Originator and Inspiration of All Music”;

https://lclioncross.com/2013/10/18/god-is-the-originator-and-inspiration-of-all-music/

If you accept the basic premise of the article, I would like to use an example of a song and how even secular music praises and can cry out with the heart of God.

Let Everything That Has Breath Praise the LORD

Hallelujah!

Praise God in His sanctuary.

Praise Him in His mighty heavens.

Praise Him for His mighty acts;

praise Him for His excellent greatness.

Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet;

praise Him with the harp and lyre.

Praise Him with tambourine and dancing;

praise Him with the strings and flute.

Praise Him with clashing cymbals;

praise Him with resounding cymbals.

Let everything that has breath praise the LORD.

Hallelujah!  (Psalm 150:1-6)

Jump Into The Fire  1972  Harry Nilsson

Lyrics

You can climb a mountain, you can swim the sea
You can jump into the fire but you’ll never be free
You can shake me up or I can break you down
Oh, oh

We can make each other happy
Oh, we can make each other happy
We can make each other happy
Oh, we can make each other happy

You can climb a mountain, you can swim the sea
You can jump into the fire but you’ll never be free, no no
You can shake me up or I can break you down
Oh, oh

We can make each other happy
Oh, we can make each other happy
Oh, we can make each other happy
We can make each other happy, oh

You can climb a mountain, you can swim the sea
You can jump into the fire but you’ll never be free, no no
You can shake me up, I can break you down
Oh, oh
Oh, oh
Oh, oh

We can make each other happy
We can make each other happy
We can make each other happy
We can make each other happy
Aah

(Songwriters: Harry Nilsson)

Besides being a classic of rock music with remarkable composition and instrumentation, Harry’s good friend Ringo jammed out on the music video!.

But the real message of this song is the inspiration found in the words of the lyrics.  This, my friend, is the expression of LOVE and longing found in the heart of our LORD. Tenderly and passionately calling all humanity to accept and join Him in His kingdom for all eternity.  The free-will choice is up to you, but please, please please make your choice carefully!.  I love you.

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them is like a wise man who built his house on the rock”  (Matthew 7:24).

Why would God enter into a secular written song that some Christians would call evil and devil worship?  Because of those and for those that are lost!

“What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them goes astray, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go out to search for the one that is lost?” (Matthew 18:12).

This is our humble serving Servant.  All the more reason we should worship and adore Him!

 

Harry Nilsson – Jump into the Fire (Audio) – YouTube

 

 

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