Monday, November 30, 2009

Empire State of Mind

Romans 1:28
And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind and to things that should not be done.

In his song Empire State of Mind, “Jay Hova” (self proclaimed god) exclaims: Jesus can’t save you and life begins when the church ends.” As gifted a lyricist as Sean Carter is he is also dangerous to the minds of young believers and even God seekers. It all begins with his moniker “Jay Hova.” Jehovah is the Hebrew name for God. Jehovah is the English transliteration of Hebrew text’s current reading of divine name Yahweh. Hebrew text however, represents scribes efforts to prevent people from pronouncing the divine name by combining consonants of Yahweh and vowels of Hebrew word ‘Adonai (Lord) so readers would pronounce ‘Adonai rather than risk blasphemy by improperly pronouncing the divine name. In other words, God's name was so Holy they made up a name to protect people from saying it with disregard to God’s Holiness and suffer his wrath. Now young people are at huge secular worship events called concerts waving their hands and giving Glory to a man who calls himself “Jay Hova.” They chant “Hova, Hova, Hova or God, God, God.”

Romans 1:24
God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts…because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshipped and served the creature rather than the creator, who is blessed forever.

In his song, empire state of mind, Jay Z says, “Jesus can’t save you and that life begins when the church ends.

There are two antichrist sentiments here:

1) Jesus has no power to save you.
2) The church should be destroyed. Life begins when the church ends.

I John 2:22
Who is the liar? It is the man who denies that Jesus is the Christ (Savior). Such a man is the AntiChrist he denies the father and the Son.

When we worship a man and deny Jesus Christ and wish death upon his Bride, the church, we are in danger of having a satanic state of mind. The bible calls it a debased mind. Debased means to lower in character, quality or value. We exchange natural functions of our sexuality for unnatural relations because our state of mind has been corrupted with the exchange of the truth for a lie and put it to a Hip Hop beat. The danger in that is that we are dancing our way to hell oblivious to the fact that we are being entertained away from God.

The devil is the father of lies and in the beginning he was the minister of music in heaven before God kicked him out for wanting to take God’s glory. Now on earth he still uses music to influence humans to worship him. In Revelation, he’s described as the beast whose number is 666. The other day someone described Jay Z as a “Sexy Beast” at a concert in Nashville. The Spirit of seduction is crafty when we are lulled away to worship the creature rather than the creator.

I’ve listened to Jay Z for years but this is the first time I heard him and I don’t like what I’m hearing. Read Romans chapter one in it’s entirety to see what happens when you have Satan’s Empire State of mind. It ain’t good Yo!

Dear God, open our eyes to the truth of your Word and stop the deduction of our youth. I bind up Satan’s empire and I loose a Kingdom mindset to set the captives free, give sight to the blind, preach good news to the poor, and proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor. Jesus saves to the utmost. There is still power in the blood of the Lamb. I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that God raised him from the dead. I believe that He died for my sins and that He will come back soon for His church. We are the church those who have been saved by grace and the dead in Christ shall be raised first, and those of us who are still alive will be caught up with Him. I believe that Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life, no man or woman can come into God’s kingdom unless they come through Him. This I believe in the mighty name of Jesus the Christ, the one who was, who is, and who is to come.

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