The video below is Rap (I know, I know) by a young man known as Propaganda (Jason Petty). I have attempted to transcribe it and I think I got most of it right. I’m glad I did, because it gave me the opportunity to absorb every word. If you don’t like to listen to Rap, just read the words, but before leaving give the video a chance. You’ll see a man with a sweet face, alive with belief in the truth of what he is saying. Beginning with the 6th line down, the magic of well-thought out words, maybe words that come as the inspiration of his belief begins to settle on your heart.
God. Our. Sins. Paying. Everyone. Life. The Greatest Story that’s hardly ever told: GOD.
The Maker and Giver of Life and by Life I mean any and all manner of substance.
Seen and Unseen. What Can and Can’t Be Touched
Thoughts, Image, Emotions, Love, Atoms and Oceans
All of it His handiwork, one of which His Masterpiece, so uniquely that Angels look curiously.
The one thing in Creation that was made in His imagery, a concept so old, it’s the reason I stay bold
GOD breathed into man and he became a living soul,
Formed with the intent of being an infinitely, intimately fond Creator and Creation held in eternal bond,
And it was placed in perfect paradise till something went wrong.
The species got deceived and started lusting for his job, an odd list of complaints.
Something ain’t working, and used that same breath He graciously gave us to curse Him.
And that sin seed spread through our soul’s genome,
And by the nature of our nature, your species, you participated in the mutiny.
Our – yes, our sins separate us from GOD.
It’s nature inherited. Blacken the human heart.
It’s over before it started.
Deceived from Day One and led away by our own lust.
There’s not a religion in the world that doesn’t agree that something’s wrong with us.
The question is, what is it and how do we fix it?
Are we eternally separated from a GOD that may or may not have existed?
But that’s a big subject.
Let’s keep grinding.
Besides, trying to prove GOD exists is like defending a lion only He don’t need the help.
Just unlock the cage.
Let’s move on, on how our debt can be paid.
Short and sweet:
The problem is sin, yes sin.
It’s a cancer, an asthma, choking out our life force, forcing separation from a perfect and Holy GOD.
The only way to get back is to get back to perfection but, silly us…
Trying to pass the course of life without referring to a sylibus…this is us.
Heap up your good deeds – chant, pray, meditate.
All of that, of course, is spraying cologne on a corpse.
Or you could choose to ignore it, as if something don’t stink.
It’s like stepping in dog poop and refusing to wipe your shoe,
But all of that ends with how good is good enough?
Take your silly list of good deeds and line them up with perfection – good luck!
That’s life past your pay grade.
The cost of your soul? You don’t got a big enough piggy bank, but you can give it a shot.
But I suggest you throw away the list because even your good acts are an extension of your selfishness,
But here’s where it gets interesting,
I hope your closely listening, and don’t get it twisted. It’s what makes our faith unique.
Here’s what GOD says in Part A of the Gospel,
You can’t fix yourself. Quit trying. It’s impossible.
Sin brings death. Give GOD His breath back. You owe him.
Eternally separated and the only way to fix it is for someone to die in your place.
Someone got to be perfect, or the payment ain’t permanent,
So if and when you find a perfect person, get him or her to willingly trade their perfection for your sin and indebtment.
Clearly, since the only one that can meet GOD’s criteria, is GOD.
GOD sent Himself as Jesus to pay the cost for us.
His righteousness, His debt functions as payment.
He wrote a check with His Life but, at the Resurrection we all cheer, because that means the check is pierced feet, pierced hands – blood-stained Son of Man,
Fullness, forgiveness, free passage into The Promised Land.
That same breath that GOD brings into us, GOD gave up to redeem us.
Anyone and everyone, and by everyone, I mean everyone who puts faith and trust in Him and Him alone can have full confidence of GOD’s forgiveness.
And here’s what the promise is:
That you are guaranteed full access to return to perfect unity by simply believing in Christ and Christ alone.
You are receiving Life. Yes. Life. Listen to GOD.
God. Our. Sins. Paying. Everyone. Life
This weekend, Carl at GOD’S ANSWER is Always Jesus is also talking about how to “fix” ourselves, in this case when illness strikes. If we are thinking straight, we never ask “why me,” so what do we do? What do we do when we have a secret need? Carl weaves a powerful story, straight from the words of Matthew, Mark and Luke. Read She thought she was in secret.
By the way, Carl and his wife Peggy sent me the link to G.O.S.P.E.L. – Life in Six Words, several months ago. With vacations and other matters, I’m just getting to it, but I think the words of the rap and the words of Carl’s column this week are in perfect harmony.