Friday, October 8, 2010

Know What You're Talking About (Replay)

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October 2, 2007

Good afternoon family.

I pray that all of you are doing very well today.  I must say that I am doing pretty good considering my sinuses are acting all crazy.  Question for everyone.  Have any of you ever had any one come up to talking crazy about something they have no clue about?  Or, what's better, how about a person that hears someone else saying something and try to butt into your conversation repeating what that person said?  What do you do?  If you are a like me, first of all you'd probably look at that person like, "I don't know you".  *LOL*

See there is danger in going around repeating what people say and you don't know what it means or have knowledge of what it is you are repeating.  Music, for example, is peppered with hidden messages but yet we go around repeating it.  I can point to one genre because I used to do this but none are exempt.  Yep, even some gospel isn't always doctrinally sound!  All of my old hip hop heads remember Wu-Tang Clan ?  Their group and music was heavily based on the old Kung-Fu flicks from back in the day.  Well what a lot of people do not know is that a lot of the members were Five Percenters.  A Five Percenter is a break off of the Nation of Islam with some crazy stuff added.  The lyrics are tight.  The beats hot.  But if you listen, in some of their songs they interject their believes and next thing you know kids (and grown men) are running around saying things they have no clue what their talking about or advocating

Let's go to some scripture please:

Acts 19:13-16    "(13) Some Jews who went around driving out evil spirits tried to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who were demon-possessed. They would say, "In the name of Jesus, whom Paul preaches, I command you to come out." (14) Seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this. (15) (One day) the evil spirit answered them, "Jesus I know, and I know about Paul, but who are you?" (16) Then the man who had the evil spirit jumped on them and overpowered them all. He gave them such a beating that they ran out of the house naked and bleeding."
Here is some background on the above scripture.  Paul, an Apostle, had just gone to the city Ephesus preaching and teaching the gospel.  Paul was a devout follower of Christ and was persecuted, jailed, cast out of cities but yet he healed the sick, cast out evil spirits, and did other miracles that Jesus did.  Well here come some Jews, who were exorcists trying to cast out demons, calling on Jesus just as Paul did to cast out demons. 

The problem with this is that if you have not accepted Christ, you cannot do things in this name because you don't believe. Look what happens.  One day they tried to caste out an evil spirit in the name of Jesus, "whom Paul preaches" and the spirit says, uhm who are you.  I know Jesus and Paul, but who in the world are you and where did you come from?!  Long story short, the evil spirit jumped on the Jewish priest and beat him down.

To bring things on home, just know what you're talking about.  If you are saying some things now that you do not know what they mean, question it.  Research it.  You may find that you should not be saying it or speaking about something that could cause you harm.

Be blessed folks and have a Happy Hump Day!
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Antoine E. Hall


"It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect." - 2 Samuel 22:33
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