“I signed up to die”

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 :

[Verse 1]
They pulled that boy up out the shed,
   now he walkin’ down the road
Beatin’ gettin’ more intense
   every other step he go.
They whipped him, punched him, kicked him, slapped him,
   ripped that boy up out his clothes
A couple punches to the face,
   second one broke his nose
They laughin’ at him,
   they spittin’ at him
They kickin’ at him,
   dog barkin’ at him
He thinkin’ to his self,
   “How could this happen?”
He black out for a minute,
   they throw water at him
A week ago he was sittin’ up playin’ with his kids
Wife and family all around
   in the comfort of his crib.
Birthday party passing gifts
Last thing that he remember:
    packing for a mission trip.
“Now it’s about to go down.”
That’s what he was thinkin’ as he sit there knelt to the ground
His killa walked up on him rollin’
   and looked him in the eye,
He said “Aren’t you gonna beg?”
   He said “NO!”

[Hook]
“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!

When I lay down on that bed
I’m gon’ open up my eyes
And my Lord gon’ be there!
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 (die)… die (die)… die (die)… die …
I signed up to die!”

[Verse 2]
She was only twelve when she heard about the name of Christ
Saw the beauty of his love,

   instantly it changed her life
Secret meetings in the late night
Pulled her out the dark,
   now she ‘bout to go and be a light.
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.
Now she standin’ in a circle,
A hundred people yellin’ out,
   “Convert or we gon’ hurt you.”
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!”
[Hook]

[Verse 3]
He picked his family up and he moved ‘em to the inner city
Not to get a job,

   but to go and be a missionary.
His family told him “Boy, you insane.
You gon’ get yourself killed,
   ‘get a bullet to the brain!”
But he still went to do the work
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
But now he starin’ down the barrel
They tossin’ up his office,
   yellin’ and they cursin’ at him
You think that he would be scared
But he thought about the Bible
    and the words Jesus said,
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!”
[Hook]
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