If you call yourself an American Christian, understand this: it’s not supposed to be a pass to an easy life, in fact your life will NOT become “better” and if you are doing it right you will have people hating you, lying about you and you will likely experience MORE problems, but you won’t be alone, and you know where you are going after this brief sojourn. If you truly understand the message about the One Way, Keith Green’s question to us is still valid: “How can you be so numb, not to care if they come? You close your eyes and pretend the job’s done!” Here’s a message in a rap by a sold-out believer about sold-out believers. I am convicted. What about you?
(Below the video are the lyrics)
Lyrics to Signed Up To Die :
They pulled that boy up out the shed,
Beatin’ gettin’ more intense
They whipped him, punched him, kicked him, slapped him,
A couple punches to the face,
They kickin’ at him,
He thinkin’ to his self,
He black out for a minute,
Wife and family all around
Birthday party passing gifts
Last thing that he remember:
That’s what he was thinkin’ as he sit there knelt to the ground
His killa walked up on him rollin’
He said “Aren’t you gonna beg?”
“I signed up to die!
Death don’t have a hold on me
So death don’t put no fear in me
I don’t think that you hearin’ me…
I signed up to die!
I’m gon’ open up my eyes
And my Lord gon’ be there!
Death don’t have a hold on me,
So death don’t put no fear in me,
I don’t think that you hearin’ me,
I signed up to die (die)… die (die)… die (die)… die …
I signed up to die!”
She was only twelve when she heard about the name of Christ
Saw the beauty of his love,
Secret meetings in the late night
Pulled her out the dark,
She don’t know nothin’ about no Bible teachers
‘Cause where she from there ain’t no Bible teachin’.
Matter of fact it is forbidden.
But she done found a treasure that she couldn’t keep hidden.
A hundred people yellin’ out,
I know she had to be scared,
But she thought about that preacher and the words that he said.
He told ‘em all about Stephen
How he was ‘bout to die, he looked up and saw Jesus…
And her killer walked up on her, he looked her in the eye
He said “are you gon’ convert?” She said “NO!”
He picked his family up and he moved ‘em to the inner city
Not to get a job,
His family told him “Boy, you insane.
You gon’ get yourself killed,
He still went to plant a church
‘Cause God gave him a vision
And he gon’ use that vision to help go rebuild the city
They tossin’ up his office,
You think that he would be scared
But he thought about the Bible
And now he prayin’ for the killers
Like, “Even if they kill me, Lord, bring these boys to repentance”
Then his killer walked up on him, he looked him in the eye
He said “aren’t you even scared?” He said “NO!”