Man We fought Over and Over about Titles for this One…
But ill say this…it was a Win Win!!
We Kicked Around
Ministry Over Money?
Jeezy Vs Jesus
Bishop Gone Knock You Out
The list went on and on but after a few arguements…head shakes…and sneak disses to one another on Instagram…we decided on..
I Done Seen it All lol
So if you havent heard the story that dropped almost 11 days ago, according to financialjuneteenth Bishop T.D. Jakes is Suing The Rapper Young Jeezy for his Song “Holy Ghost Remix” on his Album I done seen it all
See why we chose the title…
But i Digress
Jakes issue is that on the song their is a portion of a sermon “dont let the chatter stop you” played/sampled on the track and Jakes’ legal teams case is that the sermon was used without permission and/or consent and that the use/distribution should be STOPPED immediately !
*ROLLS UP SLEEVES*
Now that your up to speed this is where the Rant begins…
My understanding of “Ministry” is a little different than some people’s but from my Understanding The Act of Ministering..or Teaching the Gospel TRUE PURPOSE IS TO REACH THE MASSES.
Dont get me Wrong when Jesus traveled and told the Gospel people met him with Gifts…he also recieved favor over Men but somewhere along the line some Pastors have become businessmen and Ministry has become Tax Deductible Shout out to the “50/50 Teachers and Profits”
But AGAIN…I DIGRESS…
Now when i say Pastors their is no way enough Data to compound the facts of WHO these Pastors are thats why its a general statement but the case of the matter is…
When Did Ministry Become A Cash On Delivery Process??
Pastor’s should Be paid…but it seems like This New Generation of Pastors of La, Detroit..etc is starting to paint a Picture of these Men of God As more like Moguls and Not Ministers?
Pastor YPJ (@YPJ77) Johnathan Miller said at a Youth Conference I attended in Detroit,Michigan IGNITE, “When You Use Your Gift to Minister…The World will try and Get you become Mainstream…but thats Not Ministry..They will throw Money and Fame at You…
But with Your Gift those things Will Come.. But they are supposed to FOLLOW YOU…NOT LEAD You.”
That moment he Blessed me and helped me understand what Ministry really was…
Then to turn around and Hear Bishop Jakes is upset that a Rapper who has 4 Albums that Peaked at 1 on the billboard Charts..Sold Millions of Copies that This person is Promoting THE GOSPEL but its a problem and he wants it to be Stopped because he isnt being paid?…or asked permission??
What if i record his sermon on my DVR and have some people come over and they watch it..
He gone come for me too??
Is the day coming that Before church their’s gonna be a disclaimer thats comes on just like the one that plays before MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL …
About rightful consent and copyrights then….AMEN!
Because JEEZY didnt get permission to Re Use A WORD THAT GOD GAVE BISHOP JAKES!!
WHEN DID IT BECOME A DAY WHEN A PASTOR COULD COPYRIGHT GOD’S WORD???
Young Jeezy has influence over a group of people that The Bishop may not EVER be able to reach…
But if The Bishop Jakes Ministries doesnt get any money or wasnt asked to use the clip…
I guess that Kid who always listens to Jeezy but never Heard Jakes who could be Blessed and be
Introduced to The Word.. guess that isnt payment enough..
what if 1 kid was Blessed but nobody got paid… would it still matter??
Whats the Difference between Christians and Motivational Speakers or Public Figures of the World if Christians Act the Same way…??
Honorariums stop ministry…?
Big Names No Longer Seen in the same small churches they started from…
..all because of Money??
What scripture is the part when Christs like wait… how wealthy is the city before i go and perform any miracles?
..dont worry ill wait…
No i wont we dont got all day!
While were calling lawyers and talking bout lawsuits.. .someones lost and we wont help them be found…because. .the paperwork was mishandled
But what if…
its not about the money. .we just want the Gospel to be Heard
And Now days The Preachers of LA Are The Only examples The World has on a Global level …
Are they making The Kingdom Proud. ..
How bout God? ?
….ive noticed we see how Big the houses are , and the cars…
We learn the Family Businesses. ..
But Its very rare times we see Ministry. .
Now days our Pastors are in Movies on television have Bentleys and Rang Rovers…
Some even hang out with the Likes of 50 cent, 2 Chainz..Lil wayne, etc….and if you didnt know any better.. this could confuse you…..
Im just thankful My Pastor doesnt have to get Permission to Teach on Wednesday and Sunday…
Sure Hate for My Pastor to be Sued by Man by using Gods word!!
My Opinion. .
Bishop Jakes.. let..this…Go..
If this song won over 1 new heart .
Thats what its all about….
As of 3 days back the version of Holy Ghost has been removed from all stream outlets.. youtube,google play, etc. ..but still..
…Jeezy 1 … Bishop 0