The Church Under Fire Will Arise

The Church Under Fire Will Arise

With another shooting, this time at a Church in Texas on Sunday, I believe the time for the American Church, in particular fellow artists, to “SHIFT” into action could not be more important. The Church has slipped into apathy and has become complacent with its mission. It is imperative that the American Church find her voice for America again in an intimate way, not merely being critical of policy within the realm of politics. While we must be a vanguard against the evil that seeks to demoralize our nation with legislation that is clearly in violation of God’s Word, we must also recognize that the darkness will ever be present until the end as we know it. God has HIS way of reminding HIS people that unless HE protects our nation, our neighborhoods, our homes and even our places of worship –  we will never be safe. The increase of judgment we are seeing upon our nation is apparent of this stark reality.  In many ways, we have made America an idol and “churchanity” has replaced Christianity. We have capitulated our spiritual responsibility to be a light in America by putting more trust in politicians and the political process than in the “Great Commission”.  Yes, we must stand in every realm of society and be defenders of the truth. More importantly, however, we must herald the gospel through preaching the unsearchable riches of his grace to those who will hear and receive. Jesus did not give his time to those who rejected the truth. He spent more time with those who would receive His words. I’m calling for The Church Body of Believers to shift our time, our...
An Idea: Protect US

An Idea: Protect US

With the endless rhetoric that is taking place in Washington DC and the time spent in attacking ideas from both ends of the political spectrum, our representatives need to come together to protect US – as in you and I. Without US there is no USA. Terrorism both abroad and domestic is quickly becoming a way of the new American culture and our representatives, unlike us have security details and access to information that puts them in the best position to be safe. Not so with the average American. Yes, I put my trust in God and believes He protects my every step. He has also placed those in office to be sure they do their job and that is to protect our borders from terrorists and those who are not legal from entering into our home. For representatives who refuse to get behind common sense legislation that puts US first, we must be sure we put them OUT. What matters is our lives and should it be lost due to negligence from our representatives, they must be held accountable.   Protect US The borders have been set for a reason They are there to identify our land To make sure that people abroad understand We are America Not anyone can just come in Everyone is welcomed to apply Just answer a few questions and tell us why… You’d do the same to us So, what’s the big fuss? Our pledge is to ourselves first That we may share freedom and liberty With all who thirst To drink of this preciousness Our borders we shall protect We are the...
Servant to Greatness

Servant to Greatness

This morning when I opened my eyes, I came to realize that my bike trek launch is getting closer. He reminded me what He told me last night when I went to go visit a Pastor in the Hospital who broke his ankle and needed an operation.  As I walked through the parking lot, the Lord said to me, when I was sick did you visit me? I immediately reflected that I had not over the course of my life as a deliberate habit. In fact unless it was someone I knew, I never had. I then begin to think about the elderly in hospice care, veterans in hospitals, and teenagers at teen challenge. I was overwhelmed with conviction because I had plans to simply ride my bike to speak to people about “shifting to greatness”, not to directly serve people in need. Okay, nothings wrong with speaking, but that’s not really what God had in mind. He wanted me to serve those who where not expecting me, those who have nothing to offer but their wounded hearts. Tears begin to well up in my eyes as I felt the compassion that God feels for people who are in pain of heart and body. I also felt the conviction of my selfish agenda visit me wave after wave. Jesus said those who will be great amongst you let him be your servant. It had never been clearer to me before like it was this morning. It was a revelation that gave birth to this poem. My agenda for this bike trek has evolved to God’s idea of greatness: Servanthood. Thank...
Radio Interview today with FRC

Radio Interview today with FRC

Today at 5:30 EST, I’ll be on FRC Radio with Dr. Everett Piper. The show is on over 250 stations and you can also listen online at www.frc.org/radio I’ll be discussing the need for each of us to Shift to Greatness regardless of the false narratives that insist on distracting us from our individual purpose given by God. Be sure to tune in! Share this:FacebookLinkedInTwitterTumblrLike this:Like...
Rhetoric Prevails

Rhetoric Prevails

Rhetoric Prevails from Through People on Vimeo. The prescription for depression of most Americans is to be obligated To a overrated ideology that cannot be substantiated by history It’s sheer philosophy concocted with phraseologies that avoid accountability to the people With cultic rituals political agendas Master pretenders Complicit leaders Group thinkers It’s impossible to have a simple conversation Rhetoric is the new religion It has a pace that’s predictable A face that familiar A race of many shades that’s gullible Some ask how and why can this be Overrule the mind of reason Common sense and the consequences of failures that all can see Yet still Rhetoric prevails It’s conditioning that started decades ago The first step was when they took prayer out of schools Rejected God from being mentioned on the job The Ten Commandments from the court houses near and far Getting sued for not baking a cake to marry two… Fear has won the day upon most Created slaves that are doped in the brain worse than chains touching every class of man People dare not stand alone upon the foundation of truth Need no voting booth Was here before America was Will remain when this nation is dissolved Rhetoric is weak Prey’s upon those who refuse to seek… the truth Can’t stand where there is light Like a cock roach it scatters Like a mice it hides Eventually it will prevail no more Those who are it’s victims will loose their very souls Rhetoric is a convoluted lie A damnable lie or statistics taken for the Gospel as the truth Listen to what I say...

A Personal Revolution to Shift to Greatness – Podcast – Episode 1

Shifting to greatness sounds great but it’s not easy. In fact it can be the most difficult undertaking you will ever take on in life. Here are three common obstacles you will face. Other people don’t want you to be great. Possessions will make you think you have arrived. No personally relationship with God through Jesus Christ By grace alone you can tap into the supernatural enabling of God and live a life of greatness with every breathe you take!   Subscribe in iTunes Share this:FacebookLinkedInTwitterTumblrLike this:Like...
From Greatness to Irrelevance

From Greatness to Irrelevance

King Saul was chosen by the prophet Samuel at the request of the people who wanted a king to rule over them like other nations. It was their way of not wanting to deal with God directly. The choice proved to be devastating. Eventually, Saul imploded upon himself (and eventually upon his own sword) and left the nation of Israel in ruins. He would have been established as King over Israel forever had he not disobeyed God in breaking His commandment. 11 And Samuel said, “What hast thou done?” And Saul said, “Because I saw that the people were scattered from me, and that thou camest not within the days appointed, and that the Philistines gathered themselves together at Michmash, 12 therefore said I, ‘The Philistines will come down now upon me to Gilgal, and I have not made supplication unto the Lord.’ I forced myself therefore, and offered a burnt offering.” 13 And Samuel said to Saul, “Thou hast done foolishly. Thou hast not kept the commandment of the Lord thy God which He commanded thee, for now would the Lord have established thy kingdom upon Israel for ever.  1 Samuel 13:11-13 This is the pattern that is followed when one is headed from great to irrelevant. We do so when all that matters is how “we” feel about what “others” think. Saul’s entire identity was woven into the fabric of the people he was anointed to lead according to God’s directives. However, he was always concerned about what the people wanted and demanded of him. He was never capable of fully obeying God. This is why time and time again, he disobeyed a direct...
I know whence I came, and whither I go…

I know whence I came, and whither I go…

Do you know from where you have come from? Do you know where you are going? The mindset of most people in the world today is limited to a mere history of their ancestors or their “natural” man. We have limited ourselves to levels of deprivation based on the pitiful view of our biological nature and history.  If we are to experience a bold and meaningful life that can embrace GREATNESS, we will have to overcome insurmountable obstacles because of the faults of others. It’s actually impossible to do so. We also bask in a false glory in thinking that we are ‘someone’ because they where ‘someone’ or we are ‘no one’ because they where a ‘no one’.  After all how will we really ever know the truth? We will do well by allowing Jesus to be our standard and our advocate. Jesus associated his purpose from above. Jesus answered, “Even if I testify on my own behalf, my testimony is valid, for I know where I came from and where I am going. But you have no idea where I come from or where I am going.  John 8:14 Imagine the power of “knowing where you came from”? This immediately allows you to never be controlled by the narrative of the past. So where did you come from – no from through? Who where you made by? Why where you created? Where do your ideas come from? What inspires you? What do you dream about doing? How do you dance? How do you talk? What makes you laugh? These questions can only be answered by your CREATOR! It is then you will...
The Enemy of Great

The Enemy of Great

There is nothing like a good idea. They download within our minds everyday demanding us to activate them. These ideas promise us money, fame and especially the feeding of our ego’s which cause us to soar into the atmosphere above with emotions that create a sensation of bliss. WAKE UP! Ideas must be filtered through your core purpose in order to know if such an idea has relevance. In fact, aside from yourself, people will bring ideas to you as well and unless you have disciplined yourself to remain steadfast upon your core purpose which is the central DNA of what makes you great, you will be pulled and lured into doing good ideas and therefore never achieve the greatness of who God made you to be.  Jesus knew He was sent for ONE thing.  What’s yours? Grab those ideas by their necks, look them in their eyes and look at the core DNA of your greatness. If you don’t see it in that idea, cast it to the side and keep your stride moving towards the prize of the high calling of God which is in Christ Jesus. Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.                                 Proverbs 3:5-6 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of Godin Christ Jesus.   Philippians 3:14 Share this:FacebookLinkedInTwitterTumblrLike this:Like...
Vegas Strong

Vegas Strong

  Vegas Strong Poem from Through People on Vimeo. Vegas Strong Represents people from every city and many nations They arrive to take a trip down the strip by feet or stretch limousine Eating an In and Out Burger or the best in cuisine To get married Or just meet someone new People eventually come to Vegas…. That’s just what Americans do America is a nation where it’s people flow and go Many choose Las Vegas for a show A game A conference To just chill by the pool Or Roll the dice… Some win, most lose Hey… It’s America Where free people roam Where freedom rules Vegas is a collection of residents and visitors That represent a nation of people who are compassionate Where communities of many colors and creed, beliefs and needs come together To love and be loved Because deep inside we’re all in need of the same towards and from each other People on plane land from different parts of the world To Be amazed by the lights that shine bright Till the dawn of the morning Reminding us all that God’s grace is available for redemption We need just pay attention Are you listening… When horror strikes in the night Taking with it 59 precious lives With 597 still in the fight – to live We’re praying – cause God still heals Family and friends A sister, brother A father or mother We all are suffering this evil act From a dark soul provoked by wicked principalities Oh what depths of darkness awaits his fate We need not show his face…. Again Vegas Strong...
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