The Kanye Phenomenon: The Difference Between Conversation & Judgement
Let me first say congratulations to Kanye on his newly found faith. May Christ keep you and use you for His glory. In Jesus Name. Amen.
Now that intentions are clear. What is happening in the church where she is being told that she cannot regulate or even converse about what goes on inside it?
In the book of Revelations every end time church is being held accountable for what it allows and what it tolerates.
Some truly think that the church should sit and let things play out without action and without being on guard and that is simply not biblical.
Are we not reading?
What the spirit is saying to the church in this day in time is so very relevant:
I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:…nevertheless -Revelations 2:2 (excerpt)
Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. – Revelations 2:2 (excerpt)
Now what about this is passive?
Now I am sure there are some people out there whose primary goal is to oust Kanye or silence him or even control him but the danger here is that to many in our church community doesn’t always seem to know the difference.
There are watchmen and prophets assigned and our responsibility is to abide so much in Christ that when something is brought to our attention that we know who it comes from and are poised and ready. “My sheep hear my voice…”
Do we not remember when the Holy Spirit used Peter to call out Ananias and Sapphira when on the surface their intentions had an appearance of honor?
Pastor Jamal Bryant (listen to link below) brings up the fact that Kanye recently made an endorsement to trump that caused an increase of support in the black community from 11% to 22%. Now if this isn’t a reason to discuss this phenomenon, I don’t know what would be.
Nevertheless, this is what happens when reading God’s word doesn’t get past Sunday School understanding where we’ve read the story of the adulterous woman so many times that we apply it to every single incident.
As a church we need to have conversation which involves listening to each other. Without doing so we become the very kind of judge mental person we are accusing the other of.
With that said, here are some excerpts on this topic that give consideration to both sides.