By: Amanda Frittz
I don’t know about you, but seeing Kanye’s transformation has reminded me of the hope we all have in Jesus Christ and His redemptive nature. In God’s timing, all our lost family and friends have a chance to be redeemed. Amen to that!
I hope each and every one of you feel as encouraged by Kanye’s coming to God as I do. What a testimony of God’s transformative nature. The guy who called himself the “god of culture” and “Yeezus” is now realizing that culture was his god. He was once dead and has been made alive by Christ.
Luke 15:7 ESV “Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.”
I wanted to make this article, to remind everyone that God is a redeemer, and no one is too far gone. We can all compare Kanye to our sin before we came to God and say he doesn’t measure up, but I promise you, you and I are of no greater worth than Kanye. We were just as unclean and unrighteous before God renewed our hearts. God is smiling down on Kanye knowing that his son has returned home.
Is Kanye a Christian?
There has been a lot of questioning of Kanye’s faith, and to some degree rightfully so. We should always try to weed out the wolves in sheep’s clothing.
However, we should always remain hopeful for our brothers and sisters. We should not focus on their shortcomings, while we still have a log in our own eye. From what I have seen, Kanye’s conversion to Christianity seems completely legitimate and he seems like a new person.
Psalm 27:1 ESV “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
He has been more bold about Christian beliefs and morals than many self-proclaimed Christians in the public eye. He has risked his career to celebrate and honor our Lord. To not have fear of man, you must have an even greater fear and love for God.
Testimony of God’s Redemptive Nature
I have no doubt that if Kanye continues serving the Lord, he will be a vessel to bring many people to God.
His testimony of change is going to bring curiosity. In fact, it seems to have already sparked a lot of questioning of legitimacy. As people continue to see his genuine relationship with the Lord it is bound to make people curious about God.
Who is this person you gave up the world for? This person who made you want to protect your wife instead of exploiting her sexuality? This person that made you willing to put yourself beneath someone when you considered yourself a god?
Christ. Christ made this change. May Kanye point as many people to Christ as God wills. I pray that he continues his relationship with God and that his servitude is authentic and out of the hope he has found in Christ.
Pray for the Newly Redeemed and the Lost
All this being said, Kanye will be tempted by Satan. As brothers and sisters in Christ, we should constantly be lifting each other up in prayer by praying for protection from the enemy and strength from the Lord.
Let us have hope for the newly redeemed, and those who are still Lost. Believing in God’s redemptive nature, let us pray for their hearts to be softened and for God to transform them.
Ephesians 2:1-10 ESV “And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Let us be careful not to be boastful with pride and think that people are too far gone for God to do work in their hearts. We need to remember our brokeness before God redeemed us. God is all-powerful and His redemptive nature goes beyond our comprehension.