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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Witness Protection Program (Col 3:3)

Wrote another rap... inspired by this P4Cm video

Hidden with Christ
Beaten with Christ
He took my blame, it's a life for a life

Risen with Christ
Now seated with Christ
Took on His name, now I'm living as His bride

Verse 1
Washed me, cleaned me, gave me a new nature
Only answer to what He calls me, I mean, He is my Maker (duh)

Devil plotting for my life, demons steady tryna find me
So when i go before the Judge, won't have a worthy testimony

But see, I got the BEST lawyer in the business
Got an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the Righteous

It's all layed out in 1 John 2:1-3
I do what He commands now, I listen to authorities

Cuz I know He's got my best in mind, tryna keep me from the mob guys
Devil's foaming at the mouth man, I was his second hand church spy!

Doing all his inside bidding, had the mind of a terrorist
In church persecuting Christians if they had "too much holiness"


Verse 2
Saw Satan's leeching ways, and ran to Christ to escape
So Jesus stripped me down to nothing and took my name & place

Took all the charges brought against me by the world and the enemy
Took the Judge's full sentence, and even served my death penalty

To make sure I was covered for eternity, He told me never to wear my name again
But to CLING to my new identity, RUN from this world, and FLEE from sin

So whenever I put down the name of Christ for selfishness, or disbelief (or greed)
I set myself up to be charged again, and reject all that He's done for me.

So I when I start acting like the old man that was crucified, I repent quickly
Would hate the Father to check back, 'n see me acting ungratefully

Cuz if He died in my place just for me to keep sinning
Then He could've never came, ... BUT HE DID, so stop tripping!


Bridge Out
It's the Witness protection program
Hidden in Christ, no longer the old man
It's the Witness Protection Program
God at Work: Heart under construction

It's the Witness protection program
Hidden in Christ, no longer the old man
It's the Witness Protection Program
Robyn's no longer here, died and rose with the new man.

New Identity

Monday, October 20, 2008

HOUESECLEANING: Beyonce's "Single Ladies" lyrics...

...not for the Virtuous Woman (that everybody seems to call themselves these days).

Alot of hype is reaching my ears about Beyonce being back and her new songs, and this chatter IS NOT from people outside the 'Family'. There is alot of controversy that I can stir up, so I won't be saying much, because I want no one missing the point/ debating loopholes. In one song, she talks about how good it feels being single, and in the NEXT LINE: "Don't be afraid to explore my body, Take off your clothes, get naughty."

LADIES in CHRIST: What are we listening to?!?!?!?!

If you don't understand the contradiction... go talk to your Daddy.. the One in Heaven (you know, the one to who you usually pray "hallowed by thy name"). I don't even feel like saying anything else on this, because in my anger I may sin.

I love y'all too much...


Single Ladies - Beyonce Lyrics:
"You got me feeling nasty baby
It's kinda hot but it's so damn crazy
It feels so good to be a single lady, baby
Don't be afraid to explore my body
Take off your clothes, get naughty

Let's funk away this party "

1 Corinthians 7:34
There is a difference between a wife and a [single woman]. The unmarried woman cares about the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit.

1 Corinthians 6:18
Flee sexual immorality.
(Don't crawl, walk, or even jog... FLEE LIKE A MADMAN!!!)

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If you consider yourself a "Christian voter"...

... STOP SMEARING OPPOSING POLITICAL CANDIDATES WITH NAME CALLING!!! You're really smearing your Father's name, and yourself in turn... Is this election that worth it??

If you've "heard from God" (because of course, we all have) and believe a certain political candidate will better usher in "important changes for such a time as this" or "non-negotiables in the Kingdom" then decide, share your reason when inspired, and VOTE.

HOWEVER, there is no reason to call the candidate, or supporter of the candidate, stupid, dumb, crazy, etc...

We do this "unconsciously" because we are so wrapped up in what we think a candidate will do for this country. Many Chrisitians are selling their souls and losing their salvation like Judas, because they are more concerned with setting political affairs straight on earth and getting power into the hands of the "the right people", the "moral political candidate", so that they can change things.. instead of humbly serving the least of these to bring about the change that the government can follow.

Even though abortion is important to Jesus, "you would do more change" mentoring a couple pregnant teenagers, than electing a candidate who is "just as passionate" about it.

Jesus never came to setup an institution. In fact, the Jews were so tired of the Romans oppressing them, and so consumed with taking back political authority that they thought Jesus would surely help them in this mission. Anxious that Jesus had not yet done anything to change the political atmosphere when He announced His departure they asked, "Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” (Acts 1:6). But Jesus quickly corrected them that their power does not come from earthly governments, but instead "you will receive power from on high.. and be witnesses to Me."

And Hallelujah for that! I'll choose the Holy Spirit power vs. the republican/democratic power anyday! More of us Christians should become more amazed and consumed with what has already been given to us freely.. if we seek after Him with all our heart. Let's not follow Judas' footsteps.. it only leads to a fatal end.

--the disciple whom Jesus loved.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Giving Sexy Back

God makes things beautiful, but God never brought sexy into the Kingdom. He never looked at sexy and thought "it is good" and decided to give it to His people. So the fact that we came into the Kingdom and did not see it there, does NOT mean that it left. Sexy was never here! God never intended it for "His called out ones". So why are Christians BRINGING SEXY BACK?! Why do we feel the need to usher in something that was never promised to us. Why are we carrying a banner that goes against the very definition of holiness... which He called us out to be (James 4:4). Yes, Christian, you got called out.. stop comparing yourself to other people, even others in the church.. God called YOU out by name (John 21:22).

Quite frankly, I think the confusion between the Kingdom and the Church has fed, and even created, this misconception. The Kingdom and the Church ARE NOT SYNONYMS. "The Kingdom is not a religious system, an institution or something that can be organized into committees or study groups. If we are to capture this culture with true Kingdom values ...we [may have to] start using terms that are unique and don’t carry the baggage that the word “church” does".. if that is what it will take to shake us out of our worldy mold. The Ekklesia/ Bride of Christ/ Disciples are not called to be sexy!

The Church is being transformed to look more like the Kingdom, NOT the other way around. God is not lowering His Holy standards to comply with changing church culture, He is calling us up to meet His, and to STAND on it. So yes, I am sure you have seen sexy in the church. I am even sure you have seen sexy in me! But please!.. bretheren, do not use me or the church as your measuring stick, or else you may miss "His kingdom come". I am not writing this blog based on my own standards, because I am not calling people to myself! “If I bear witness of Myself, My witness is not true" (John 5:31). I AM CALLING PEOPLE TO CHRIST. Of course, I am striving to be more like Him, but I AM NOT HIM.

And YES!.. I am judging, so that I can be judged (Matt 7:2). I am throwing the boomerang out there to stir up disciples, just so it can come back and hit me hard, and provoke me to righteousness. And yes, this is for those who profess the love of Christ.. not outsiders. "For what have I to do with judging those also who are outside? Do you not judge those who are inside? But those who are outside God judges." (1 Cor 5:12-13). We are supposed to sharpen each other, but usually we refrain from speaking, fearing what others will say about our eye planks. But bring it on! PLEASE show me the planks in my eyes, because we are running to Christ together, and my plank will only end up tripping up your race too.

Men, women, brothers and sisters, let us give the world back it's "delicacies" and refuse to eat of the king's table (Daniel 1:8). Rather, let us feast on the true King's Word which will transform us, from the inside out; Let us set ourself apart, "exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching" (Hebrews 10:25). Those who are called by His name, I am calling you out, let us give sexy back... it's starting to stink up the place.


BEAUTIFUL - Having qualities that delight the eye.
admirable, angelic, appealing, beauteous, charming, classy, comely, cute, dazzling, delicate, delightful, divine, elegant, excellent, exquisite, fair, fascinating, good-looking, gorgeous, graceful, handsome, lovely, magnificent, marvelous, nice, pleasing, pretty, radiant, ravishing, refined, resplendent, splendid, statuesque, stunning, symmetrical, wonderful

SEXY - being erotically attractive to another
arousing, flirtatious, erotic, hot*, inviting, provocative, provoking, racy, risqué, seductive, sensual, sensuous, slinky*, spicy*, steamy, suggestive, titillating, voluptuous

John 5:30
I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.

1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;


Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Modern Parable: 2 Kids - 1 Spoilt Brat - 0 Growth.

During a lengthened fast recently I got a revelation bigger than $10 million.

I didn't see it's value then, but more and more I'm realising God has given me a renewed set of lens with which to see my true spiritual conditions even clearer, and to thus improve my resulting actions.

Imagine you have 2 kids. One of them pretty much ignored, given a few morsels once a week, usually on a Sunday, maybe a few "treats" on other days, when you find "enough time" ..just enough to barely survive. The other, very spoilt, overfed, wasteful, comforted at the first sign of discomfort, bribed with gifts whenever a tantrum is thown, ego well-stroked, pride seldom-rebuked ... a rotten brat!

Now ladies and gentlemen, I am sure you're probably thinking along the lines "Not my kids! I would never raise kids like that... over my dead body!" And folks, that is exactly right! OVER.YOUR.DEAD.BODY these are kids you now have.. and nurture.. no need to imagine. Or more like, WITHIN your dead body maybe. But definitely portions of yourself, made in your image, given to you to steward. Drum roll please, as I present to you, your spirit, and your flesh.. in that exact order.

YES, the 2 children I described above are your very own spirit, and flesh, respectively. A scraggly emaciated spirit man, and a selfish, greedy, plump kid aka, your flesh. But it gets even better, the first child, your spirit nature, is only an infant... a malnutritioned one at that... yet a newly created being that was birthed with hope and destiny in it's eyes. The latter, is a professional and haughty mischief-maker, that began enslaving the newborn from day one to do it's bidding, and to exist only for it's benefit.... all this happening with your help and approval as the parent of the house. And even worse, you daily swear up and down to your friends that the first, the newly created toddler, is your favorite child, because of this child's lovely, quiet and gentle demeanor... while you daily watch it get oppressed by it's older sibling, and only turned your head.

Believers, I am not talking about the unsaved either. I am describing the 'church', the very disciples of God. I am describing myself.

Disciples, their is work to be done! Alot of disciplining/persecuting/crucifying of the flesh, that Christians seem to run from is allowing the flesh to run rampart with his luxurious lifestyle, high-maintenance desires, need for worldly entertainement and being fed constantly... and it has tied the hands of our very spirit man, because we have unconscioulsy sold our spirit man into slavery to it's sibling, by starving it's growth and living on milk alone.. but empowering the hand of the greedy, needy flesh which has forced our spirit man to bow in fear and subjection.

And then we wonder why no signs and wonders are being performed. Frankly, it's a joke, watching us pray and ask to perform MIGHTY WORKS in Jesus' name.... because our spirit man can barely stand up and fend for itself in it's own house.. our bodies, much less in the spiritual neighborhood outside.

Bretheren, disciples, let's get to work!

"No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize." (NIV)
--1 Cor 9:27

References (NKJV)

Galatians 4:29
But, as he who was born according to the flesh then persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, even so it is now.

Romans 8:5
For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.

Romans 8:13
For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

1 Corinthians 5:5
deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

Romans 8:12
Therefore, brethren, we are debtors—not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh.