Afacelesswitness is a site devoted to free resources from the persons of Faceless music… but it’s not about Faceless.
Faceless stands as it reads controversially in the face of humanity’s need to have a face for everything––even within Christianity! The Gospel of a crucified Messiah actually demands that there be no representative face within its proclamation other than the precious and perfect, while bloodstained and beaten, representative face of Jesus. Today there are many theological men who are face-full. I’m grieved with this representation of the Gospel and for the men who build yachts from their own names and sail around on the seas of glory Jesus deserves. Let’s sink our own ships together in the blood of Christ!
Within the confines of this blog I find the utmost candor, comfort and freedom to express what songs and words I have beheld in Jesus’ face while remaining as unknown as possible. This is not reactionary––this is Gospel! Herein you will find songs, articles, poems, teachings, and discussions revolving around the witness of the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation––i.e. the Gospel. This distinctly Jewish Gospel witness, held firmly by the Jewish apostles, has seemingly dwindled into an odd and arrogant gentile representation in these last days. This troubles me deeply. I don’t find it my responsibility to correct this, but rather to “contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints,” (Jude 1:3). I am a Gentile who has joined himself to this distinctly jewish apocalyptic hope.
These songs are written for Jesus and His glory. These songs are also written for the church, to encourage, strengthen, exhort, rebuke, reprove, and help lead us all together to stand firm, and be found blameless until the day of Christ Jesus. In that day we all will tell the stories of our journey to inheriting eternal life. In that day I could only hope that these songs are primarily mentioned by Jesus as being songs He genuinely felt worshiped in, and secondly, having helped the saints stand firm persevering in the faith until He came. Even so, Maranatha! Come Lord Jesus!
*On a practical note, I realize that I use italics more than the average person. Words can be misunderstood, and the way the tongue articulates something is very different than the pen. Within this conundrum is my struggle to create the same emphasis in writing that exists in speech. Hence, the use of italics I find to be extremely useful… please forgive their overuse within this blog.