If you haven’t heard the lastest about Rapper/Artist Kanye West, you are probably living under a rock, but just in case you haven’t heard, Kanye West has been radically saved! I am using the words that he used.
Earlier this year, Kanye West started having what he referred to as “Sunday Services” which highlighted a gospel choir and according to his wife Kim Kardashian-West, “no preaching”. When I heard about it, there was a lot of talk about a cult and even though I didn’t think about it much, I had my concerns and wondered what it was all about.
Later, Kanye talked about his album, Jesus is King and of course, a lot of people thought his newfound faith was a publicity stunt. The judgment that came from people, which included the church was disturbing. At this point, Kanye said that he was now a Christian and it was met with lots of skepticism. I found it strange because when someone says they are saved, you kind of expect saved people to rejoice. But most did not. Suddenly everyone became “fruit inspectors” forgetting the man just got saved.
I did not listen to what people were saying about Kanye. I just started to search the net and listening for myself and what I saw was a man who seemed very sincere about his faith. It’s when I saw a clip from the Keeping up with the Kardashian show that sealed it for me. In the show Kim wanted to wear a very provocative dress to the Met Gala and Kanye was uncomfortable with it and he expressed how as a husband he didn’t want her looking like this. His reaction let me know he had changed. Not that anything needed to be proven to me. I then heard a podcast of his Pastor and to me, it’s clear, that Kanye has indeed been radically saved.
Here is what I am doing. I pray for Kanye and Kim and their four children. I saw a clip where 1000 souls gave their hearts to the Lord at one of his services, so the effect of his salvation is far-reaching. I pray that Kanye would grow and become a strong Christian. I pray that he would be led by God and not do too much too soon. Because he is a celebrity, he can do much more than the average baby Christian, but he also needs to mature in Christ.
Here is a clip of the podcast I mentioned. Click on the link below and listen for yourself: