Daniel Keith Amerine is a musician who has written a song called redemption is here. The song talks about how our redemption comes through the work that Jesus did on the cross. It’s the perfect song for an evangelist.
Evangelism Podcast Host (00:20):
Jesus said go into all the world and preach the gospel. Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be welcome to the evangelism podcast with Dr. Daniel King, where Daniel interviews, full-time evangelists, pastors, missionaries, and normal everyday Christians to discover how they share their faith, their powerful testimonies, and amazing stories that will inspire you to reach people with the good news. And now here’s your host, missionary and evangelist Daniel King. Welcome
Evangelism Coach Daniel King (00:56):
To the evangelism podcast. I’m Daniel King, and I’m excited about telling people about Jesus today. I’ve got a special guest with me, Daniel, Keith [inaudible]. He is a musician and has written many songs telling people about Jesus Daniels. So good to have you here. Thank you for being on the podcast.
Daniel Keith Amerine (01:18):
Thank you. It’s great to be here.
Evangelism Coach Daniel King (01:20):
So I actually know Daniel as Dan and we’ve been friends for quite a while. Do you remember how we originally met?
Daniel Keith Amerine (01:30):
It’s been a minute. Yeah. it was in 1991. We were on a mission trip from victory Christian school. I was an adult sponsor and he were 12 years old. We went down to Mexico across the way from El Paso. And it was an amazing week. As I remember it, there was 455 people that gave their lives to Jesus in a one week.
Evangelism Coach Daniel King (01:56):
So my parents were missionaries in Mexico, in Ciudad Juarez, right across from El Paso, Texas. And we would go out on the streets of waters and preach the gospel. We would run from house to house door, to door, inviting kids to come to the church. And then we would minister to them and groups from all over the United States would come down and help us. And sometimes we would do five or six or seven services every single day, going out in the neighborhoods, just from church to church in over the course of a week, when a school group was there, we could minister to thousands of people. So what are some of the things that you remember about me back when I was 12 years old? That was a long time ago.
Daniel Keith Amerine (02:46):
Well, I remember you being fluent in Spanish and you were interpreting for me and the various other people as we are administering to those people. I was very impressed with that.
Evangelism Coach Daniel King (02:56):
And what do you remember about Mexico? About what God did on that trip? Wow. How did it impact your life?
Daniel Keith Amerine (03:05):
Well, I got to give my first invitation with a microphone for salvation, with your dad interpreting for me and one of those services.
Evangelism Coach Daniel King (03:14):
And if someone gets saved, when you gave the invitation,
Daniel Keith Amerine (03:17):
The count that you told me was that 100 precious little kids gave their lives to Jesus that night and later even became some many of them became Bible school teachers. Do you remember telling me about this?
Evangelism Coach Daniel King (03:30):
I don’t. That was a long time ago as a minute later. Yeah, but I do remember you coming down and, and we’ve been friends ever since. And one of the things I really like about you and about your ministry is that God has anointed you in the area of music. And so ever since I’ve known you, you’ve been telling me about the songs that you’re writing, that you’re, you’re working on, that you’re recording. And so tell me a little bit about how you use music to minister, to people and to talk to them about Jesus.
Daniel Keith Amerine (04:07):
Well our father is the master artist. He’s the master architect. He speaks in rhythms and structures. And when we dare to listen to his heartbeat and what’s in his mind for what he’s doing, there’s nothing that can’t happen. It’s like it unlocks the miraculous for years. I’ve been saying that praise and worship music is environmental you minister. And the Lord fills the room because you partnered with him and new songs flow or new versions of songs flow.
Evangelism Coach Daniel King (04:50):
One of the things I really love about music as an evangelist is it can create an atmosphere. A fake music can create an atmosphere for miracles. When you begin to worship God, the presence of God comes into the place. And when you play music, people’s hearts are open to give their lives to Jesus. They, the, the presence of God comes. Sometimes it’s a very weighty feeling. You can even feel it, come down into a room and people begin to respond to the alter call as the musicians get to start to play. And I think it’s really important. When you are a musician to realize that you are not supposed to just be a performer yeah. That you are a minister. Yeah. Talk to me a little bit about the difference between performing and ministry, because I’ve had this on several of our crusades. We have go, w we’ve gone to a different country.
Evangelism Coach Daniel King (05:55):
And we had popular musicians from the country, open up for us. And the music attracts people, but sometimes they have the attitude of a performer and they get up on the platform in their performing. And it seems like when that happens there, there really isn’t much anointing. People get excited and everything, but there’s not an anointed, but then I’ve worked with other musicians. And when they begin to sing, the anointing of God comes. And yeah, there are miracles, there are signs and wonders. People are saved when they begin to. And so I think there’s a real difference between the performer and the minister musician. W w what are your thoughts on that?
Daniel Keith Amerine (06:45):
It comes down to identity brother, knowing who’s. We are leads to knowing who we are, or should I say who we are flows from knowing whose we are. We belong to him. We’re not just servants. We are sons and daughters. And for those who know how to just forget about what’s going here in this realm and just know their father, he loves touching people through that. It just makes a wide open portal in heaven. Not that we have to convince him to touch anyone. He doesn’t need convincing. He loves touching people. But if something about a rallying point, there’s something about when they choose to sing the lyrics that somehow it soaks into the heart. And it’s about identity. It’s about identity.
Evangelism Coach Daniel King (07:46):
Now, recently, I heard the lyrics of one of the songs that you have written. And as I listened to the song, I was thinking to myself, wow, this song is the perfect song for an evangelist. And so that the name of the song is redemption is here. And so here’s some of the lyrics that you say, the bridge I’m forgiven. It is done. Christ is risen in redemptions power. Then you say, it’s your healing flowing down in your presence, resting your sons and daughters. No redemption is here in your fountain. Overflows. It’s healing for the nations in your waterfall. Redemption is here. And I love that because it’s talking about the redemption that we have in Jesus Christ. Here’s another verse, pure waters of your love. Washing flowing through my heart. I give you everything. I am the power of your cross displayed. You came, you died. You Rose again, healing waters, flood my soul. So tell me what you’re trying communicate
Daniel Keith Amerine (08:56):
Through this song. It’s not a song of begging our father. It’s not a song of trying to convince him of anything. It’s. If anything, it’s stating the truth, he accomplished it. I’m forgiven. It is done. Christ is risen in redemptions power. There’s no sales job here. Nobody can sell to God. The deepest words we can say to him are, yes. Oh, that’s one word. He knows us. We might as well surrender. And so there’s, there’s terms in here, pure waters of your love, washing flowing through my heart. I give you everything. I am. I love the transition, just float in me one day. And just, there’s a transition from the declaration to the submission, the declaration, to the surrender. And you see that in the first two, the first verse there. Well, let’s go ahead and take a listen to the song that you have written
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Daniel Keith Amerine (15:19):
Evangelism Coach Daniel King (15:19):
I love that song. Tremendous. What a great song, Daniel. I think you are anointed by God to write music, to lead people, to Jesus. Really? You are a musical evangelist. And so when I heard the song, I decided that it was so good that I wanted to use it for a music video from a report from one of our recent crusades in the nation of Ethiopia. And you very graciously gave permission to, to be able to use it. Thank you so much for that. And I think that the music video is going to be really powerful as people listen to the words and then visually see redemption coming to the nation of Ethiopia. So Daniel, you you’ve been using music to lead people to Jesus. Tell me a little bit about what God has been saying to you
Daniel Keith Amerine (16:20):
Recently. I love to step back and listen to the bigger picture of what he’s doing in a service in a moment, in, in a room, in a hillside, in a city. And I love to speak his truth over that. I want to, I want to drill in and hear his heart and proclaim it. It flows in music. It flows into writing. How do you yet
Evangelism Coach Daniel King (16:54):
The idea for a song, talk to me about the process of writing a song. How does that work?
Daniel Keith Amerine (17:00):
I’m really grateful for smartphones. We didn’t use to have recording devices that are sitting in your pocket, ready to grab and record anything. But ideas hit me all the time. There was a tragedy, a terrorist attack in Paris in November of 2015. And that was a Friday night. The next morning I woke up in a vision. I was seeing Paris. The Eiffel tower was there. I was in the streets and people are climbing over rebel and there was crying, terrible suffering. And they were trying to figure out life. Then I heard this rushing roaring flood coming from behind us. And then as I turned, I saw this golden liquid just rush. It was like at least five feet deep. And it just rushed through the streets. As it hit people, their faces went from despondent, depressed, terrorized to a smile as they looked up to the lover of their soul and the father was moving and power in that city.
Daniel Keith Amerine (18:10):
And as I came out of that vision, I was like, Whoa. And then suddenly I heard the melody. I felt the words and the words just flowed for the chorus of this song. The verse actually was around 2004. I was worshiping one time and I had these, these lyrics hit me for the, the verse, but that was sitting on a shelf all this time. And then back in 2018, I got some friends of mine together and I was trying to figure out a verse for the song. I didn’t know yet the verse was going to pop off the shelf later, but this is actually a co-write. It was mostly written by me, but three friends of mine, Annie drastic Tim Matthews and his wife Katrina, Katrina Matthews. We had a great time talking one night and they didn’t. I mean, they came up with some neat musical ideas, but what was really cool was the bridge of the song was the product of our conversation.
Daniel Keith Amerine (19:17):
It was like, it just flowed from concept to concept, to concept the declaration of I’m forgiven. What do you say about that? Well, you, you realize it, it is done. There’s so many people walking around who are forgiven because God forgave us, but they don’t believe that’s done. So we might as well speak the truth, speak what you believe Christ is risen in redemptions power. So in that discussion, the concepts flowed, and then I was on a road trip to record some music at a good friend’s house down to Houston. And it was kind of crazy. I’m driving on the highway and suddenly all three things just snapped together. Like it was a little snap together models. I was like, what? I almost had to pull over and write stuff down. It was great. And I’m sure.
Evangelism Coach Daniel King (20:10):
Well, I love that story of how the different pieces of the song came together. One piece you wrote years and years ago, and then God gave you a vision. And another piece of the song came together and then working together with your friends, putting it all to music. And so it doesn’t just pop into existence. It’s something that you’ve worked at God has helped you to create over the years. And so I think it’s just a tremendous song. So it’s a available on Apple iTunes. If you liked the song, go and download it from Apple iTunes, and it will be a blessing to you. So Daniel, thank you so much for being on the evangelism podcast. I appreciate it. Thanks brother. Appreciate it being here. God bless you. Hey, thank you so much for listening to the evangelism podcast. Could you do me a favor? Go to the evangelism podcast on Apple iTunes and leave us a review that will help other people who love evangelism to find this show. Thank you so much. God, bless you
Evangelism Podcast Host (21:16):
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