I see both realities— Heaven and Hell. I've been there.....!" recounts Tim Ehmann.
“But that was only the beginning….”
Rocker Tim Ehmann says he's been personally called to create and release a new, original sound in what he calls, "Inspired Message Music." A form of divinely inspired songs with lyrics he says comes to him spontaneously from God. Most often— not until he steps up to the mike!
Tim explains he hears the voice of God with uncanny clarity and simply repeats whatever God is saying through his music to his particular audience at the time. He’s also an artist that speaks intentionally to those in all too familiar mindsets and circumstances of life that he came from. Though with a powerful, positive, message set to heart pounding, foot stomping, alternative Rock n’ Roll—and all in an environment of abandoned fun.
“My specific calling is to the world, rather than exclusively to the church” says Tim.“God made that abundantly clear to me one day on a visit to heaven,” he explains, where he says he sees, walks and talks with the Lord, Jesus Christ Himself often.
“This is a John 3:16, “for God so loved the WORLD…” commissioned mission as defined expressly to me by the Lord. His heart is yearning and seeking for those in the world not even asking or looking for Him. He already knows there are untold millions out there who are His, even though they, themselves don't even know it yet! God has in a way uniquely prepared me as one that’s not only able, but willing to be sent back into places where many others won’t dare to go. That’s because I understand and know it well— I’ve been there too.”
Tim’s music is meant to be performed before live, generally secular audiences. At times in the most unlikely places where you'd never expect people looking or asking for God to hang out. “I’ve played this inspired Message Rock n’ Roll in bars, roadhouses, coffee houses and nightclubs— anywhere God sent me to. Sometimes in the middle of some of the darkest places you could go. But that’s where God wanted me, because that’s really where He is too, always seeking and calling out for everyone He doesn't want to lose just by showing them who He is— personally, and how much He loves them already just as they are.
A Rock n’ Roll veteran, Tim began his career at the age of 16, touring the United States and Europe from the late 70’s through the 90’s, bringing his bands and original music set to styles of Rock, Punk Rock, and Heavy Metal to eager, live crowds. “Though at the time quite successful, it was for all the wrong reasons and purpose,” states Tim."But it was my message at that time in my life. Music influences people to just take a little time to listen to the message— it's important though that you're bringing a message that brings life. That's when God puts His power on it."
But it took a major pivotal event, causing a complete turnaround in Tim's life that led to the resounding new message in his songs, which he says, “is the only thing worth telling the world about.” He now refers to his brand of music as a sort of, “God Rock.”
Fourteen years ago, after seeing most of his friends from the Rock n' Roll music industry die way too young through those wild, prior years, Tim one day found himself unexpectedly in the same predicament. “I was a heavy, 30-year drug addict that lived the proverbial sex, drugs and rock n’ roll lifestyle to the max. I lived through so many unbelievable and surreal situations daily; I began to think death didn’t pertain to me. That is, until the last time I OD’d, my heart stopped— and I died,” recounts Tim. "Within moments I found myself in Hell. A place that’s horrific and real beyond your staunchest disbelief in it or wildest imaginations!
I saw those ancient looking gates. I felt the penetrating fear and horror. I saw and heard those big demons and those millions of souls and voices without life screaming and crying in torture, pain and eternal regret. And shockingly, I also vividly saw and distinctly heard some of those old friends of mine there that had died untimely deaths years earlier. “I was never looking for or asking for God my whole life. Though for some reason, I just knew where I ended up was my just fate," admits Tim. But I sure didn’t know any way or have any power to get out of that one! Doomed forever in that unbelievable place, it never dawned on me to even try and call out for help. Who would I have called for anyway? I’d always just depended on myself.
Just as those hideous demons were coming for me too with those big, heavy chains to take me away— Bam! God unexpectedly showed up right in Hell in His brilliant light and pulled me straight up and out. Next thing I knew, I found myself taken up to Heaven with Him in His arms. He spoke to me quite a long time there. Such encouraging, all positive, optimistic words in an atmosphere of indescribable peace, infiltrating life and overpowering love like I’d never known before. It wrecked me— because I couldn’t understand why He stepped in for me when He did, let alone talked so highly of me while I was with Him. But I can assure you— I was beyond grateful!
He personally began to show and tell me just how much He loved me and how all He really wanted— was just me. He also wanted me to know my true identity— the one He gave me— and the destiny He said He personally saved me for. "Get up and go!" He said to me before He put me back in my body and brought me back to life. Then He whispered in my ear, "I saved you— now you go and save my children!"
Things became undeniably clear after that when I looked back and finally understood the real reason I’d survived all those surreal, death defying episodes that marked my entire life. This God of outrageous, determined love who I never cared to know, nor even had a grid for, I realized had in reality been chasing after me my whole life! He was obviously pretty determined to get me, and to get me to the destiny He said He called me for— and that’s to be a voice for Him speaking precisely what’s on His heart and mind to others... and it's all good!
God’s given me a lot of indispensible, personal training and wild previews along the way since that fateful day back in 2000. This is part of that calling I’m doing today— and none of this was even my idea! I just get to be a part of what He is doing and with the outrageous fun of seeing Him show up— and do His thing!
I depend on Him for everything now, because I’ve learned first hand— He’s "the God who does it all!" He just breaks the chains off people, sets the addicts free, heals the sick and broken, and raises the dead. I am living proof! But it gets much wilder than that. I’ve seen Him do so much more.”
As a called and since honed, Prophetic voice after his extraordinary first encounter with God in Hell and then being literally resurrected, Tim says God was moving him up level-by-level over the years to new and bigger “assignments” He was sending him on. By 2010, God abruptly told him to give away all that he owned, including his large house back in Pittsburgh to a needy widow with sons to raise, and go across the country to the streets of Hollywood, California where He lived for three years. He left with only $500 to his name.
With his rocker look, long hair and totally free-spirit attitude, Tim became an unlikely looking Pastor of sorts to the streets of Hollywood. God led him to reach out in directed ministry to the homeless, runaways, drug dealers, addicts, and prostitutes along the way and was also sent to media and entertainment industry professionals within Hollywood and its surrounding cities. “God personally set up many divine appointments with individuals He wanted to touch there. But primary to all that, He appointed me to the city at large to walk those streets and boulevards daily while speaking His words of life, love, freedom, mercy and grace and whatever else He gave me to release from Him over the people, places and it’s industries. Because God really loves Hollywood!
Sometimes He’d send me down to L.A., 'The City of Angels,' to walk and minister on the streets of Skid Row— often, late at night to early morning hours. God’s heart for the homeless, broken and underprivileged is just stunning. It really wrecks me!” says Tim with small tears welling up in his eyes. “They remind me so much of where I have been.
I’ve seen literally thousands of amazing miracles on those streets as God just did His thing. It was often a dangerous assignment, and it’s vital you stay in tune, but I never worried. When you know God’s the one who sends you— He sends you with all of heaven’s backing,” says Tim. “I also see hundreds of angels there in Hollywood and L.A. all the time. Though God cares greatly about every single individual, I know He's up to something way BIGGER there too!
He meets people right where they’re at. Not in judgment, like some people think or say, but in outrageous love and mercy showing just who He is. It's His perpetual, chasing love He repeatedly shows you that attracts you to Him. When you realize and see it personally, it proves just irresistable in the end.
Gods got a lot of real, gifted gems among the homeless and down trodden, as well as key hidden ones in high places He’s gonna’ reveal one day. I can’t wait to see the full outcome of His plans there. I think it will really blow people’s minds away! But it’s meant to—.
This stuff is nothin’ for God. It’s just who He is and what He's all about and He’s working across all levels in Hollywood from the least to the greatest. But this thing He’s doing is meant to explode on out and affect the world through what He’s pioneering in Hollywood and the media industry there. His heart is yearning for His children in the world to come home and just step on into Him and He intends to use all means necessary. I know! I can hear and feel the overwhelming passion of His heartbeat for them now so close inside of me.
God is so beyond what most people think or know about the real Him. He’s absolutely unrestrained, totally free, brilliantly humorous and really full of fun. He loves to show Himself off— and in the least likely places and ways. I’m just one of His many called agents to get to be a part of the fun in seeing Him do just that!
One thing I do know, God is way wilder than I ever thought I could be— and I was pretty wild! Interestingly, that’s what first caught my hard to get attention and brought me a lot of respect for Him. His love for people just knows no bounds and it’s always totally outta’ control! That’s my message and that’s my call. To tell, incite and show people that aren’t really looking or asking for Him, who He really is and what He wants to do for them— personally.
He uses me to speak what’s on His mind and heart through the music and through the platforms He puts me on too. For me, it’s been quite a long backstage progression, but God intends it all for His front stage display. My life is a miracle. It began with a miracle— then on all the way through. But I’m really nothin’— God is the real Rock Star!
Tim reveals knowing God personally through Jesus Christ, His Son and experiencing Heaven is for now! Not just for some time later in the by and by. Tim’s music and shows are geared to bringing his general audiences into an unexpected encounter with the living God and experiencing His tangible love for them sponsored through non-confontational, free-spirited and fun entertainment concerts. Tim promotes,“Heaven is the true party place— jump on in!” The purpose and destiny God saved and has uniquely prepared Tim Ehmann for is to bring others into this reality as well.
“This is an amazing kingdom mission God’s commissioned me to, but He really wants to expand the horizons now. He wants this stuff out there and front stage in front of the masses. God’s the one on a mission! And He’s pretty determined about it all too,” says Tim with a mischievous grin of "imminent danger" looming on his face. He knows the surprising ambush of God showing up when you least expect it— all too well. "God has made it clear in no uncertain terms— THIS IS THE TIME! He's on a 'special opps' mission and He intends to invade this world like never before!"
“He showed me the arenas 14 years ago. People just out enjoying a good rock concert. Then mosh-pits and crowds of people having fun and goin’ wild, because unexpectedly they were gettin' slammed up with the total freedom and power of God like a wind out of nowhere, collectively. Those are His powerful love waves bringing the actual realm of heaven right into the earth— and He personally shows them Himself who He is. Miracles spontaneously break out and one by one they get pulled out of those mosh pits. He encounters them right where they're at— and with Him, always comes freedom and all kinds of spectacular, great things in people’s lives!
These weren’t majority, sanctioned church type venues either— these were worldly venues! I've found, the people of the world who aren't even asking or looking for God, don't really care, or don't have some pre-set grid for Him will seize the wild, "impossible," supernatural stuff of God that just comes with Him, way quicker than a lot of those that have already put Him in a restricted, theological box. Many will even see Him! —This is just like how He began the relationship with me.
I consider myself just a "minister of fun." And through the medium of Inspired entertainment brings what I call "a ministry of fun!" Because a lot of people don’t realize— God and heaven are into fun! He loves to have fun with His kids. Why do you think He tells people you can’t enter or even see His kingdom without simply receiving it just like a child?
After nearly three years of staying on course with God's assignment walking those often harsh, Hollywood streets and doing whatever He led me to do, He totally surprised me one day. I happened to be walking off of Hollywood Blvd. and turning up Vine Street as was part of my general routine, when I was passing by the Capitol Records building. Suddenly, God in a matter of fact tone spoke up and said to me, 'That’s where you’re going to record my songs.' I couldn’t believe it!" recounts Tim in surprise. “He shocked me! It’s tough to get in there for many artists. I'd already been praying and prophesying His directed blessings and words of life over that building and those connected to it, as well as many other key places for three years by that point— but I never thought this was something He had planned for me!
But that’s just what God did. Later within that year, I just watched as He miraculously opened up that door to me and I’ve been laying down music and vocal tracks in this current, new album project there for the last two years. I’ve had opportunity to bring in other greatly talented, prophetically inspired artists, musicians and even intercessors and we’ve been releasing the powerful, 'now,' inspired words of God’s heart straight into and through the center of historic Capitol Records.
It’s been quite a journey!” laughs Tim, as he shakes his head at the seeming impossibility of it all— apart from God. “12 years prior, I laid down most all my possessions, my whole life, everything— even my guitar for a while just because God asked me to. The house was the last thing to go. But from the beginning I'd finally realized it was time to give up doing things my own way, and walk fully in the love relationship that God had just started with me, and just get to really know Him. How could I not? Everything else I ever did my prior life was just for me: my way, my opinions, my things, my ambitions, and my desires. Look where it got me? I'm sure I had to be one of His toughest cases! But I finally got it— it was all really worthless in the light of eternity. All of that wasted time and life walking down the wrong road earned me only death and Hell in the end— apart from Him.
It was only on hindsight, I realized it was this same God who had been chasing after me my whole life— though I didn't recognize it was Him at the time. He's always talking to unbelievers and believers alike your whole life and calls you 'til the last possible moment. With me He went even beyond that— chasin' after me right into Hell! He just wouldn't let me go! I never asked Him for any of this— but I know now— He'll go anywhere and do all it takes just to try and get you. You're so worth it to Him because He's really, very madly in love with you. I've experienced firsthand, there's no barrier that can keep Him back and no place He can't or won't go, cause His "Love is Always Outta' Control!"
It's all about that moment when He finally has opportunity to catch your attention, even when you're not even asking or looking for Him, and He just shows you who He is— and He's always continuing that pursuit. He's always the one who pursues you and He's the one who starts the relationship. With that comes opportunity for Him to step inside of you— then He takes care of all the rest…
Tim Ehmann Productions is also beginning planning stages for Phase II of this project, as the album is finalized for release and promo. Tim Ehmann and friends will headline events, while hosting other talented and gifted, artists, dancers and supporting inspired entertainment acts geared towards primarily secular, general public audiences through strategic concerts, rockfest's, festivals and other entertainment venues.
“These shows will bring non-confrontational, inviting, free-spirited and fun entertainment offering unexpected encounter, that has made it worth it to us investing everything we've got into it.
We realize this project is something way bigger than ourselves, but the fruits to all involved are not just temporal, but eternal because it’s directly targeted towards the most important thing on God’s mind and heart— souls! One thing that's certain— It can bring you crowns that will last forever..."
- Tim Ehmann
For more information regarding Tim Ehmann, please see his "BIO" posted on this site's front page, as well as his listed websites.
Our first concert will be September 1 2014 in Palm Springs area. Thank you for your support to touch the world!!!