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The Gospel

Weekly Rap-Up with Shai Linne

Ever heard the gospel from one urbanite to another? Here it is …

It interesting what emcees go out of their way to mention. All day on the radio – sin without flinching. Some have a penchant for dissention or perhaps some invention on how they fared at the latest player’s convention. Intention might as well be salvation prevention. Soul food cooking up in hell’s kitchen – smell the stench and then you got the neo-soul poetry slam pretention. Quote-unquote “conscious” emcees speak on lynchings. In the next sentence, brag about how they got the game clinched and thug cats chronicle ghetto tension. All of this is just the physical extension of the spiritual dimension, but now we’re talking about redemption because nothing is more important than the state of your soul, not the way that you roll or the weight that you hold. The “cake” that you sold will make you go straight to the hole awaiting parole – now tell me who’s taking control. We’re breaking the mold for real, not your typical youth dropping Biblical truth with analytical proof.

So one for the purity. Two for the unity. Three for the faith and four for humility. I get up on the mic and speak on man’s inability to come to God on his own and cats ain’t feeling me. Man cheated on God like Bill did to Hilary and got the nerve to beef when He breaks out heavy artillery? The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and viciousness of hypocrites who suppress the truth in wickedness. Since what may be known about God is plain to them because He made it plain to them in their craniums. You can’t look at nature and not see God’s glory. His infinite being manifested in His story. From the farthest reaches of the universe back to earth which has in fact been cursed because of sinful man trying to make mockery of God’s grace with lying, hate and debauchery, greed, jealousy, strife, evil. All types of people live life that’s illegal. They’re senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless, intense, this opaqueness and darkness – no excuses.

We glamorize sin and slander wise men. Analyze the ten commandments – any surprise then? God hates these things and He’s not budging. If you live like this, how will you escape God’s judgment? Somebody said, “But wait, I’m a good person, ughh – I’m not a murderer, perjurer or burglar.” Consider the standard by which you measure your goodness don’t flatter yourself – for real,only one opinion matters – that’s God’s, and He says that no one is good whether priest or common hood, far east to Hollywood. Doesn’t make a difference – what will it take for you to listen to me? God has spoken and this is the decree? All have sinned and fall short of the glory of Yahweh – sovereign over all territories, perfectly holy, righteous eternally, infinite knowledge, He reigns universally, unfathomable understanding – He’s got this. Pure, perfection personified – spotless. Everywhere at once, supreme superiority. How dare the creature usurp His authority?

You have any idea who you’re dealing with? Sooner or later, everybody will be feeling it. Without perfection, we will never enter His presence or taste heaven’s essence – spiritual effervescence. Sinners can’t afford God telling them to stay out. Grim situation. I think we need a way out. Look! To the rescue it’s Jesus Christ holding in His right hand the keys to life. God in the flesh giving all He had to give. He lived the perfect life that no other man can live. Fulfilling what was spoken through the prophet’s faith so that on Judgment Day, a swap takes place. Jesus got the punishment – believers get eternal life. And all you got to do is place your trust in Christ. That’s the good news and not everybody can hear it but those God chose get drawn by His Spirit.

Don’t take my word for it, take your Bible off the shelf. Blow the dust off of it and read it for yourself. Prepare to get the key that unlocks the mystery of life, victory awaits and this is what you’ll see: That truth and perception rarely ever coincide. Christ’s arms are open wide, go inside. If you’re unsaved listening to this the Great Physician has got the medicine – He’s knocking at your door – let Him in! And you can sit down and have a meal together. That’s my word, in His presence, keep it real forever!

Shai Linne - The Gospel

Lyrics from The Gospel by Shai Linne, a Lampmod Recordings Artist.

Posted by Jacob Abshire on October 2nd, 2009 - 6:03 pm
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