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As Christian Rapper, Lecrae Looks To Transcend Genre

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Lecrae is dubbed a Christian rapper, but he considers himself a rapper who happens to be Christian.

The Grammy-winning artist (his album “Gravity” won for best gospel album last year) is trying to avoid being boxed into one genre.

“I didn’t really fit in either world,” said Lecrae, 34, who’s been endorsed by both Kirk Franklin and Busta Rhymes. “But it’s telling to the gospel industry that there are people who crave a sound that is not traditional. To the mainstream industry, there’s a voice of faith from all walks of life.”

Last month, his seventh album, “Anomaly,” became the first title to top Billboard’s Top 200 and Gospel Albums charts in the same week. He believes this success could help bring him closer to being embraced by both gospel and mainstream music.

Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? Or what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God.

As God has said: “I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.” Therefore, “Come out from them and be separate,

                                                                                                                         says the Lord.

Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.

They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us (1 John 2:19).

Little children, keep yourselves from idols (1 John 4:21).

Also, the sign of anomoly is the all seeing eye:

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Coincedence? I think not.

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SWEET AND DEEP

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FRUSTRATED TO TEARS – APATHY

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I am determined to move beyond myself and extend my care for others. I will not allow an apathetic disposition to uproot the plan of God. I will extend love as far as I can and depend upon my God to hold me up. I will not trust in man nor be dismayed by apathetic so-called Christians who do not take the word of God seriously.

I will not fear when God clearly has spoken upon the pages of his book that he brings with his Spirit POWER.  POWER to defeat fear and give me a sound mind. My mind has become filled with God’s wisdom and I choose to lose my mind and receive his. I suggest we daily do this. The world is growing darker. We must arm ourselves with the same mind of Jesus and prepare to suffer.

Suffer for loving the world while it rejects us. Suffer while we extend love and receive hate. Suffer for the cause of Christ. You can suffer and have joy at the same time. Have you ever hurt over a lost loved one that was heaven bound?

I thank God I was once blind, but now praise the name of Jesus, I see.

Did God Say That?

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This is a public service announcement to those who would call themselves Christians, that when you speak to someone, you would consider whether God has given you permission to say what is exiting your mouth.

 A believer must understand that there is power in the tongue. It may be used to edify or destroy. It may be used to seduce or restore. It may be filled with deadly poison or sweet like honey.

How does one feel after speaking with you? Edified or torn down? Now rebuke for the moment is not pleasant, but to the ears of the wise its edification. I recall many years ago, I was spending time with a gentleman who called himself a Christian, but had no visible evidence and all I would do with this person is play video games.

I had recently come to Christ and God had stripped me from every other friend, but this guy or so I thought. Every time I would go into his dormitory room my heart would almost literally beat outside of my chest. I remember telling God that I was lonely. He did not care. He wanted me to stop hanging out with this guy.

I withstood my first position and continued. My heart would beat as if I was running, while I was in his room playing video games. It was not until I was in a prayer circle with a group of guys from church, that one guy stopped the prayer and told me exactly what I had been doing and that if I did not stop, I would be very displeased with what God is going to do next. I cried and repented. Never again did I speak or play video games with that guy. He would come to the room and I would not answer. I would see him in the stairwell and I would literally run back into my room. Scriptural reference/wisdom for those not familiar with the Bible is 1 Corinthians 5:11.

My walk with Jesus accelerated like you would not believe. I would enter rooms and people would say God has just entered the room. It was powerful. Disobedience hinders a Christian’s power like you would not believe. Godly words mixed with obedience is powerful.

The next time you speak to someone, understand they have been seasoned with lies already. They don’t need anymore. If negativity is going to exit your mouth or something of the appearance of negativity it better be from God or else let your words be placed on you and with the same measure that you use, may it be measured to you again.

All liars shall have their part in the lake, which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death (Revelation 21:8).

The White Christian Male is Under Attack

Could this be the reason why?

Is Suicide an Unforgivable Sin?

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I read an article titled “Is Suicide an Unforgivable Sin?” that I believe is misleading and untrue. Although, I used the same title, as the article, I believe the better question is “Can I be a Christian and kill myself?”

The problem with being a Christian and killing yourself presupposes that God has given you a challenge that you were unable to handle and of course this is against Scripture. “There hath no temptation taken hold of you but such as is common to man. But God is faithful; He will not suffer you to be tempted beyond that which ye are able to bear, but with the temptation will also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it” (1 Corinthians 10:13). Many men of God in the Scriptures desired death and yet God gave them ways to bear it. Elijah, Moses, and Jonah to name a few. Are they better than any believer in Jesus?

The Bible also declares that whoever destroys the temple of God will receive destruction from God.  “If any man destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him, for the temple of God is holy, and that is what you are” (1 Corinthians 3:17).

The Bible also declares that those who endure to the end. Suicide is not enduring to the end, would be saved. “And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved” (Matthew 10:22).

Christians have power with God. It does not mean we never sin again after being born again, but it does mean old things pass away and all things become new. Sadly, television programming like TBN and other popular Christian media outlets jump at the opportunity to make being a Christian cool, by promoting some washed up celebrity who claims to be a Christian. Their lifestyle has not changed and nothing is new, but the words coming out of their mouth.  You shall know them by the fruit they bear. Christian’s house the Son of God within them. God’s spirit lives inside them.

The article used Samson as a demonstrator of committing suicide, but Samson’s prayer makes this null and void. He asked God to take his life. God took it. Not Samson. Those pillars would not have been able to kill Samson with a strength anointing on him otherwise.

So in conclusion, I find it impossible to believe a Christian would commit suicide. It would be God’s failure to sustain and we all know with God all things are possible and we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.