This is a time for us to really walk out God's grace message as new salvations come into the Kingdom of God in this harvest hour.
When we got saved, none of us were perfect, and we needed great grace as we walked out our salvation.
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Why Folks Mad About Kanye?
The hip-hop star, Kanye West, made shock waves when he began to hold his now-infamous "Sunday Services." What has been described by some as a "pop-up church" with lots of music and a little preaching sprinkled in, has drawn vehement criticism. I'm not really surprised about the criticism. Kanye has been known to spark controversy.
So I wasn't surprised about Kanye drawing criticism for his professed faith in Christ. And should we really be that surprised about Kanye's conversion? Let's be real; one of Kanye's early double-platinum singles was "Jesus Walks." It didn't take a rocket scientist or a prophet, for that matter, to figure out even back then that Kanye had a calling on his life.
I remember when I first heard "Jesus Walks." I was with one of my classmates, Calvin, from Fuller Theological Seminary. We were at his house in the San Fernando Valley talking outside. His son, Ryan, very excited, walked up to us with his iPod and said, "Dad, you need to listen to this song!" Calvin listened to the song. And then I listened to it. Despite a few unnecessary profanities mixed in, I actually felt the anointing on "Jesus Walks." I thought to myself then that this guy, whoever he was, was performing for the wrong audience. It wasn't until later I found out his name was Kanye West and that he was a hip-hop artist.
So I guess I wasn't too surprised about Kanye's conversion. What did initially set me off guard was how upset a lot of Church people, especially those with influence, seemed to be about Kanye's bold proclamations of faith.
Kanye's declaration for Christ has drawn huge attention from the entertainment and non-Christian community alike. I understand why non-church people are mad. It's like having someone play on your basketball team and they decide to leave your team and play for someone else's. I get it!
What I couldn't understand was why were Church people so mad about Kanye getting saved? It just didn't make sense to me. Some Church people even said religious things like, "Well, I'm going to sit back and watch first before I celebrate or congratulate."
Please pardon the analogy, but I kinda see Kanye like one of your relatives who gets saved – your "Uncle Joe" who had a drinking problem or your cousin "June Bug" who was "out in them streets." They go up to the altar and get saved and you celebrate and congratulate them. You recognize that because they are babes in Christ, unless they are discipled, Uncle Joe or June Bug will probably backslide. But you don't stand back with your arms folded with a wait-and-see attitude before you congratulate them for their conversion. Instead, you celebrate their newly made confirmation for Christ and you believe the best for them. I think this is the attitude the Body of Christ should take towards Kanye. Let's celebrate his conversion, congratulate him, and believe God for the best.
As I considered the whole Kanye situation, the Lord reminded me of a prophetic word I administered at the beginning of 2019 at my "New Year! New You" conference. In the prophetic word, the Lord said that He is raising up people out of the world like Kanye, and putting His Spirit on them to provoke His Church to jealousy. (Read below.)
"New Year, New You" Conference Prophecy January 5, 2019
And God says, "I'm raising up people who have an ability to see and to perceive and to hear the Word of the Lord. I'm removing the cloak from off the eyes of the people. I'm going to cause your areas to shift from the inside out."
For the Lord says, "It will be the people, the people of your community; the people, the parishioners; the people in the pew who will put pressure on the leadership to make the shift. There's a hunger that's burning on the inside of people and they're wanting to move away from the status quo. They're wanting to move away from traditional Bible stories with no practical application."
And the Lord says, "I'm going to shift the minds of the people. I'm stirring up a hunger in the people. It's the hunger of the people that's going to put pressure on the leadership to change. Many of the leaders in your city will find themselves becoming dissatisfied... I'm causing even the leaders, many of those now in the forefront, to become dissatisfied with their own ways.
"In your community, I'm going to raise up an army and it's going to be an army of people. And this army is going to be a great offense. It's going to be a great offense to the local bodies because these people are going to be an army of people that are being raised up that did not grow up in the Church, but they're going to get a lot of attention and a lot of notoriety."
And God says, "I AM putting that attention on them. I AM putting that notoriety on them because I'm going to provoke My people to jealousy. And as this army begins to rise up, there will be many who will come into conformity with what I'm doing because upon this army is going to rest a very strong prophetic grace. And this will be another way that you know that I AM doing this: many new prophets, not new to Me but new to you, are going to rise up within your cities. And it's going to seem like they came from out of nowhere. And, these prophets are going to rise up and they're going to speak things and they're going to declare things and you're going to see those things come to pass."
So the Lord says, "Look and see My grace upon these people in a new way. And look and see as I rest My Spirit upon the leadership in a whole new way. I AM gathering people! I'm gathering people. I'm gathering MY people for change!" says God.
Kyle T. Miller
Prophet Kyle - Personal Prophecy
Kyle T. Miller, a licensed and ordained prophet, has been called to the marketplace as a musician, play producer, and educator. A native of Arkansas, Kyle has been prophesying and interpreting dreams for almost 15 years. Kyle is also a scholar, obtaining a Masters of Arts in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary and a PhD in Higher Education Administration from The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). Kyle's theatre production company, Positive Images in Christ, has directed and produced over a dozen shows since it was founded in 2004. Kyle is extremely passionate about speaking into people's lives so that they can grow and blossom into their God-given calling. Besides prophesying and giving words of knowledge, the Lord also uses Kyle in the ministry of deliverance.
Kyle T. Miller's Itinerary:
December 6-7, 2019 (6 PM)
St Louis School of Prophets
Homewood Suites by Hilton St. Louis Westport
2434 Old Dorsett Road 63043
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
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January 3-4, 2020
LA School of Prophets
Hollypark United Methodist Church
13000 Van Ness Avenue
Gardena, CA 90249
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January 31-February 1, 2020
Strategic Edge Leadership Intensive
Dwelling Place International Church
449 US-72 #137, Collierville, TN 38017