Music is a means of praise, self-expression, and art in most cultures. In the Christian faith, music is highly regarded as a form of praise to God. In this faith, praise and worship music is viewed as extremely powerful because it is seen as a way in which God reveals aspects of Himself and His splendor.
When King Jehosophat was in power of Israel (870-849 B.C.), the country was under attack from a much more powerful and forceful country. When going into battle, the King's choir went ahead of the army, singing praises to God in faith. It is written that God then caused the opposing country to destroy itself in battle. This is one manifestation of the emphasis, power, and influence that God has given to music.