Give Us the Truth, Part 2

Weekly Rap-Up with Flame

After such a great response to his first song, Give Us the Truth, Flame wrote another on his follow-up album. His story gets more detailed to explain his transforming experience during the years with Cross Movement and after. The story picks up where we left off last week.

Give us the truth, that’s what we need;
if we’re going to properly teach; if we’re going to seek and we’re going to properly reach.
Give us the truth, that’s what we need;
if we’re going to carry our cross; if we’re going to effectively disciple the lost.
Give us the truth, that’s what we need;
if we’re going to walk up on holiness and boldness and meek and lowliness.
Give us the truth, that’s what we need;
in this race we’re running proper lessons as we wait for His second coming.

After the “Platinum Souls Tour” I did with Crossmovement. I said my good byes cause I had to fly back St. Louis. I left the tour early for my first semester in school. I was exposed to so much truth that I had to chose between what I had learned and what I was taught to do at my church home, my zone. I was so confused that first Sunday morning back it was like cultural shock watching the shepherd and sheep explode like a soda pop that had been shaken. They’re shaken over these shiesty sermons. People spiting and shouting but nobody’s discerning. I left the building. My feelings were crushed. I felt forsaken. The one place I was suppose to come for restoration and worship of a Holy God and exalt Him in praises. Spent the whole prayer time rebuking at Satan, spent the whole sermon time just talking about money, while I was dying inside and spiritually hungry.

I left the crib moved into the dorms. So depressed that I ventured in porn – it was a crazy thing. I felt a disconnect from Jesus’ arms so I ceased to write these rhythms and poems to disobey the King. I told my teachers that I was living in sin and my Bible I’d never read it again and threw it in the closet. And anything that had to do with God, I was doing the opposite as a lifestyle. I called Phanatik and Tonic on the cell and said from ministry that I was gonna chill because I was in no position to minister to anybody at all because I wasn’t sure if I was a Christian at that moment. I started skipping classes, hanging with the masses, and my days were black and gray like cigarette ashes. All I know is that I wanted to die but suicide meant meeting the God that I thought forsook me.

But it was obvious, God in His providence, put me with people to guide me and got me out of this. During a chapel service a cat name Paul Washer preached the gospel and drove me onto the Lord’s altar and I confessed my sin and He pressed reset again. I started over and felt like a soldier for Jehovah. I called my old pastor and apologized for how I behaved, but as of that day we agreed to go our separate ways. Met this girl named Beth who told me about her church home. First I’d visit, became a member, and then it was on. Then the pastor gave me a stack of books now I’m back with raps and hooks. Took a summer and spent 300 dollars on tapes and books and learned from these Biblical scholars. Now I’m back and I’m walking in light, living my life glorifying Jesus the Christ.

Give Us the Truth, Part 2

Lyrics from Give Us the Truth, Pt.2 by Flame, a Cross Movement Records artist.

Posted by Jacob Abshire on February 27th, 2009 - 10:56 pm
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