A New Year!

2011 is coming to a close and I can say with out a doubt, it’s been one heck of a year! So much has happened this last year, it really just blows my mind to sit back and think about it, personally as well as in ministry! On December 11th me and my wife just had our 2 year anniversary, this is just another testament of how fast time fly’s! I’m so grateful to have such a wonderful wife to share many more years with! Me and my wife also bought our first house on January 10th! With much renovation, we were able to move in exactly 2 months later, on March 10th! This was such an awesome feeling of accomplishment (thanks so much to my church family at True Life Community Church for all your help)!

Ministry and music has exploded more then I ever could have imagined! I am so grateful and excited and I can not wait to see what next year will bring! I have had the honor to travel and perform throughout various states in the U.S. including Alabama, Florida, Georgia and more! Not only did I have the privilege to travel around the country, I was fortunate enough to go international! I visited both Canada and Jamaica within a two month time span to perform! Aside from performing, I had the opportunity to take part in a discussion panel and be in the Reach Records Man Up Anthem music video! Also this year I released my sophomore album entitled “High Calling” featuring outstanding artists such as K-Drama, D-Maub, Sly and more!

I am truly honored and so grateful to be doing the work of the Lord with something I love so much! The Lord is so faithful and will always lead you and direct you where he sees fit! Always remember, the steps of a righteous man are ordered by God! I can’t wait to see what the Lord will do in 2012! On January 20th I will be performing with K-Drama in Cincinnati, OH, what a great way to start off the New Year!

Dec 29, 2011 / Blog

The Deception of Santa Claus…

As we all know, Santa is the portrayed image of Christmas, deceiving children and families across the planet. All the while masquerading the true meaning of Christmas and blurring the fact that Jesus is indeed the reason for the season. What you may or may not know is that Jesus and Santa have many things in common (listed below). With that being said, was Santa created this way because the world wants us to believe that Santa is God? That Santa is the bringer of hope and joy and not Jesus who offers salvation and life more abundant? Did you know if you rearrange the letters in Santa they spell Satan? Could Santa be the antichrist or just one of many? Let’s look at the similarities below.

Jesus – Has white hair like wool (Rev 1:14)
Santa – White hair like wool

Jesus – Has a beard (Isaiah 50:6)
Santa – Has a beard

Jesus – Comes in red apparel (Isaiah 63:1-2)
Santa – Comes in red apparel

Jesus – Hour of His coming is a mystery (Luke 12:40; Mark 13:33)
Santa – Hour of his coming is a mystery

Jesus – Comes from the North where He lives (Ezekiel 1:4; Psalm 48:2)
Santa – Comes from the North where he lives: North Pole

Jesus – Is a carpenter (Mark 6:3)
Santa – Is a toy carpenter

Jesus – Comes as a thief in the night (Matthew 24:43-44)
Santa – Comes as a thief in the night. Even gains entrance to homes as a thief.

Jesus – Omnipotent — all powerful (Rev 19:6)
Santa – Omnipotent — can deliver all the toys of the world in one night

Jesus – Omniscient — knows all (Hebrews 4:13; 1 John 3:20)
Santa – Omniscient — knows if you have been good or bad, for the entire year

Jesus – Omnipresent — (Psalm 139:7-10; Ephesians 4:6; John 3:13)
Santa – Omnipresent — sees when you wake or sleep. Has to be everywhere at once to be able to deliver all the toys in one short night.

Jesus – Lives in men (1 Cor 3:16; 2 Cor 6:16-17)
Santa – Lives in the hearts of children

Jesus – Giver of Gifts (Ephesians 4:8)
Santa – Giver of Gifts

Jesus – Sits on a throne (Rev 5:1; Heb 1:8)
Santa – Sits on a throne

Jesus – We are told to boldly go to the throne of Grace for our needs (Heb 4:16)
Santa – Children are bidden to approach his throne to ask for anything they want

Jesus – Commands children to obey parents
Santa – Tells children to obey parents

Jesus – Wants little children to come to Him (Mark 10:14)
Santa – Bids children to come unto him

Jesus – Judges (Rom 14:10)
Santa – Judges whether you were good or bad

Jesus – Everlasting Father (Isa 9:6; Heb 12:2)
Santa – Father Christmas

Jesus – Christ Child (Matt 1:23; Luke 2:11-12)
Santa – Kris Kringle (means Christ child)

Jesus – Worthy of Prayers and Worship (Rev 5:14 Hebrews 1:6)
Santa – Prayers and worship to “St. Nick” by children

Jesus – Lord of Hosts (Mal 3:5; Isa 8:13; Psalms 24:10)
Santa – Lord over a host of elves – (In Druidic religion, elves are demons or tree spirits)

Jesus – God says, “Ho, ho … (Zechariah 2:6)
Santa – Santa says, “Ho, ho, ho …”

Jesus – Prince of Peace, the Image of God (Isa 9:6; Hebrews 1:3)
Santa – Symbol of World Peace, the image of the Christmas Season
Source: cuttingedge.org

Be very mindful of what you accept as truth and teach to your children. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. He is the way, the truth and the life. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is no other name under heaven given among men, by which we must be saved. Jesus Christ is Lord.

Dec 12, 2011 / Blog

Move By Faith

Faith comes by hearing and hearing the word of God, the Lord is not is not a liar so what he’s says is true and that’s the way it is! I know some people say “walk by faith and not by sight” is cliché, but it’s the truth! Through these past couple months I’ve been dealing with my throat and my vocal chords and relying on medicine and remedies and everything else, instead of truly relying on the Lord. Of course I was in prayer and waiting on the Lord but I was more so depending on remedies than Him. I’ve been kicking myself for doing so, because of not relying on Him and relying on “myself” I literally squandered two months.

This heavily delayed the recording for my new album “High Calling”. The Lord has his season and timing for everything, so I know this happened for a reason. After all… scripture says all things work out for the good for those who love God and are called according to his purpose, even though sometimes we can’t see it, He can! Everything has a breaking point. There ended up coming a time to where I just said I’m done, I’m tired of dealing with this and trying to help myself, Father I give it to you! Next time I go to record I have faith and I know your going to be there to take care of me, because I know this music can reach people for your glory! Sure enough… been recording ever since that day and the Lord has taken care of me!

It’s very easy to lose faith and rely on our own strength, but DON’T do it! We have to continually mortify the deeds of the flesh and give it all to God! In closing, I just want to encourage everyone to continue to move and live by faith! Let go and let God!

But always remember… Faith without works is dead!

James 2:14-26
King James Version (KJV)

14What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? 15If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, 16And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? 17Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. 18Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. 19Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. 20But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? 21Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? 22Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? 23And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God. 24Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. 25Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way? 26For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

Jun 13, 2011 / Blog

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