Waiting For A Breakthrough – Poem

Who am I

A question we all ask but why

Looking for the meaning of life

Yet this life cuts like a knife

A wound deep beneath the skin

Almost like it was built-in

Why do I have this pain

Building up like a bad sprain

Everyone offers help to lift you up

But that is only a momentary pickup

So today who has reached out

Who has helped me with this doubt

I implore you to never give up

Stop trying to cover-up

All the pain that holds you down

All the pain that causes you to frown

All the pain that makes you feel let down

All the pain that makes you want to breakdown

There has to be more

Than what you can buy in the store

I want you to keep singing

Your voice always in my ear bringing

My spirit up

Even when I have a buildup

Of pain

All caught in my brain

But the easy answer

Is there is no cure for cancer

Who dealt me these cards

I have always been on guard

Trying to protect the ones I love

Keep them close to me like a glove

But no matter how hard I try

The end continues to draw nigh

I want to enjoy today

Please don’t push me away

I know you are scared

But that is why Jesus shared

His life on the cross

To remind satan that He was the boss

Today I plead with you

To let go of everything that is making you blue

It is time to restore all that is true

God’s word kicks evil like Kung Fu

I can’t pull you through

But if you have faith Jesus will come through

Can I ask you a question

Will you stop all the aggression

Will you begin with confession

This is just my suggestion

Faith removes the depression

And leaves a positive impression

We are made in the image of God

Except Adam & Eve allowed us to become flawed

Nonetheless by the grace of God

We can now applaud

For God has given us a way

So we will no longer betray

The Son of Man

This has been God’s plan

To sacrifice His only Son

He said “it is finished” & then it was done

God help me remain strong

All the day long

Even when life happens

Help me to continue laughing

I give my life to You

I am waiting for a breakthrough

Copyright 2017 KNG Music & Praise First Publishing

http://www.KNGMusicMinistry.com

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Now That Is Something I Can Applaud❗️ – Poem

Don’t be so raw that you’re hard

Words so sharp they cut like a chard

We need people that speak truth

Bring back that old phone booth

Super Man lost his cover

It’s time for us to rediscover

Jesus died for your heart

He took the shot like a fiery dart

Satan tried Him

God saved Him

Rose again like a boss

But you too busy shopping at Ross

Looking for a bargain

Meanwhile Jesus rose again

He wants to save you

Ring that up, that is true

Stop trying to blow money on worldly things

Salvation is better than a diamond ring

No matter how many times

I keep spitting the same rhyme

It falls on death ears

Too busy drinking them beers

Does the truth hurt

You to busy trying to flirt

Looking for love in all the wrong places

But even CSI can’t find any traces

Love is not found just anywhere

Love is it found at the fair

Love is not found in any pair

Jesus died to remove the despair

Jesus is love

He came from above

To take it all on the cross

To give you access to come across

There is only one way

Don’t let anyone lead you astray

Jesus is the only

Stop falling for the phony

The one true God

Now that is something I can applaud❗️

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http://www.KNGMusicMinistry.com

Do You Remember When…


Do you remember the first time you received bad news? Last week my wife was in the hospital with what everyone thought was pneumonia. The doctor did a bronchoscopy and didn’t find any tumors so we thought we were in the clear. The biopsy takes a couple of days to come back. I was the first one to get the phone call and the doctor said, “it is cancer.” I was immediately in shock, I didn’t know how to respond, well how could I other then scream internally and question God why why why?

Kristeen’s mom died from lung cancer that metastasized to her brain about 3.5 years ago, but her mom smoked and was much older. I couldn’t comprehend how this could be happening to such a young woman. My wife has been such a giving person of herself and her time to so many people. I immediately thought God I am not ready to give my wife to you, I need her here, my kids need her here.

Yesterday we met with the oncologist and he gave us what the treatment options are. Of course I wasn’t thrilled with our options or the fact that this cancer is not cureable according to modern day medicine, but I still hold on to the fact that I serve a miracle working God and just because the doctors say there is no way doesn’t mean that God can’t do it. My dad was told he would never walk again and he has been walking for many years still.

The prognosis was very scary, I won’t lie about that, but I had to ask what the doctors thought about how much more time I would have with my wife. Some of you may know and understand that Kristeen is at stage 4 and the cancer has spread from her lungs, to her bones, and even to her brain. I try not to focus on the time we have left, but instead leave time in God’s hand while I take in every moment I have left with my bride. I love my wife and wouldn’t trade her for anything in the world.

I will leave everyone with this, don’t take anything for granted and be thankful for everything that God has blessed you with because in an instant everything can change.
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Draw Me Back To Thee – Poem


If I was poor

Would you open your door

If I was on the floor

Would you help me more

If I had no clothes in my drawer

Would you take me to a store

How many times

Would you offer your dime

How many rhymes

Must I share before you will climb

It is lunch time

The food I have is sour like a lime

How much would it cost

For you to help save the lost

How much food have you tossed

Speaking hot air like exhaust

It is cold, I can see the frost

Yet all you talk about is that cross

How can I focus on such a thing

My stomach is still growling

Just a piece of bread will make me sing

Warm me like a hot spring

I am still waiting for you to bring

Me to this Man that you call King

You talk about Him day and night

What good is that, I am full of fright

You talk of Jesus being a bright light

But in my darkness I have lost sight

Please oh please just share the highlights

Let your good news be my flashlight

Lead me back to where I belong

I walked away and I know I was wrong

I want to find my new song

So I can sing His praises all the day long

Can I come along

When is He coming, I hope it won’t be long

My body is weak

My outlook is bleak

The people call me a freak

My joints make loud creaks

Why is Jesus so unique

Please teach me to seek

You said He died for my sin

Why would anyone die for this has been

You said that Jesus did win

Conquered death, did He have a twin

When did this all begin

How can Jesus live within

I want to have this new life you speak of

I want to receive His love

Please God bless me from above

Show me Your truelove

I am ready to shove

The old me aside and fall in love

With the one who made me

The one who saved me

Jesus I need Thee

To open my heart with Your key

Please set me free

And draw me back to Thee!

Copyright 2017 KNG Music and Praise First Publishing

http://www.KNGMusicMinistry.com

My God Saves – Poem

Why do I bother?

This world keeps getting hotter

That man checking out my daughter

In hell you will be begging for water

Just a drop to quench the thirst

My emotions about to burst

Adam & Eve brought this curse

Yet she couldn’t pay, nothing in her purse

A ransom was raised

Yet Adam stood amazed

Lost & confused really he was dazed

Wondering why God phased

Them out of the garden

Begging for God’s pardon

It doesn’t work that way

Even though the snake did say

Did God really say?

Don’t touch or you will pay?

Tricked by deception

We needed an immaculate conception

How else could we be saved

Our sins & flesh they craved

Desires of what we want

That snake used small font

But‪ today you say Jesus saved you‬

But you keep singing that same tune

Walking around with buffoons

Empty like a balloon

Constantly staring at the moon

This world acts like they are immune

My sin is breaking me

I want to be set free

But no matter the cost

Many people are still lost

They care not about the Lord

Being at Church they get bored

Going for music and friends

Maybe that is the new trend?

But who are you really?

The word Christian seems so silly

Overused to the point it means nothing

Stop your huffing & puffing

I will no longer sugar coat

Because you will miss the boat

Jesus is the only lifeboat

Time is running short

Step into the court

You can’t win

Sitting on the sidelines full of sin

Time to get cleaned up

Let Jesus fill your cup

You can’t make a shot

Unless you concentrate in thought

Jesus bought

Your life to make sure your soul didn’t rot

To break the chains

Let the Holy Spirit fall like rain

Remove all the pain

No more strain

God sent His only Son

He said it is finished & then all was done

But in 3 days

That stone was rolled away

So that all mankind

No longer stuck in rewind

Today you can be changed

Jesus Christ exchanged

His life He gave up

So you could be lifted up

Make sure you keep your head up

Focused on Jesus it is time to stand up!

Shout glory glory glory!

For my God is Holy

Saved by the blood of the Lamb

Pass around this telegram!

My God saves!

Because of Him, we are no longer slaves!

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Copyright 2017 KNGMusic / Praise First Publishing

Why Are You Scared? – Poem

Why are you scared?

I thought you really cared

Jesus declared

I am the way so be prepared

Too many living impaired

Because of Christ you have been spared

Yet you keep living lost

But at what cost?

Your soul covered in frost

Needing to be tossed

Into the oven

Warmed by Jesus’ love in

But what will It take?

You keep trying to break

Every rule like God made a mistake

Maybe an earthquake?

Will chase you to shake

And stop listening to the snake

For God’s sake

Stop being a snowflake

Defrost & be a part of the outbreak

Like winning a sweepstake

You have been nominated

Jesus was hated

But don’t be frustrated

Every soul saved makes the angels elated

Being cool is over rated

You have been created

To be activated

As a soldier we must be animated

So others can be elevated

Teach them the word to be educated

We need to be motivated

The word was provided unadulterated

Let us hold dear

The scriptures that remove fear

Have you put your life in gear?

Are you letting God steer?

We must be sincere

To make sure the enemy can’t interfere

Don’t make Jesus shed another tear

Join with me in cheer

Hell was conquered when Jesus appeared

Because your sins have been cleared

By His blood that was smeared

Your past has disappeared❗

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Copyright 2017 KNG Music / Praise First Publishing

Do You Believe? – Sermon Notes

 

Welcome back to the next edition of faith matters.  I am glad that you were able to join us today.  Time for a quick update, my brother in Christ Jimmy got his new job.  Now get this, he started the new job RIGHT BEFORE his finances were going to run out.  That is God’s hand at work.  I told Jimmy that he wouldn’t get his new job until the exact time that he needed it.  I have seen God do that in my own walk so many times.  God loves each and everyone one of us.  Now wouldn’t you know that my wife’s job is in jeopardy yet again?  It appears that each time that she is about to make a break through the enemy begins to attack her.  No matter what, our faith remains in Jesus.

Let’s open up in prayer, Heavenly Father I thank you for today, I thank you for the sun that is shining, I thank you for the birds that prove your love, I thank you for a roof over my head, Lord I thank you for the many blessings that you have given me in my life.  Lord, I pray right now for anyone who is not thankful for the smallest things that You provide, open their eyes and their hearts so that they can see Your hand in their life daily.  In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen.

Let us start out with the definition of believe:

To accept (something) as true; feel sure of the truth of.

Do you believe in Jesus?  Have you seen the recent movie “Do You Believe?”  I love the opening scene and how a man questions the faith of a person driving by.  The man of course responds “of course I believe I am a Pastor.”  I won’t go any deeper than that about the actual movie other than tell you that the movie is fantastic and helps challenge how deep are you taking your faith.

I wanted to talk about believing and whether or not you believe because if we really believed that Jesus died for our sins then what are we doing about it?  You see this was the biggest question that I have been facing over the past three years.  I wanted to do more, I wanted to reach more, but I kept telling myself that I wasn’t qualified, I couldn’t do it, I didn’t have the time, but in reality I was just making excuses.

2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.

You see, I thought sharing the Gospel was just for Missionaries and Pastors.  At the time I was neither one.  I have come to realized that each and every one of us is called to go out into the world and spread the Gospel.  I know you are probably thinking like I was yeah right, I can’t do that, but let’s be real and stop making the excuses and see what we can be doing.

I have challenged many people over the years to do something small.  You don’t have to sign up to preach at Churches, but you can start posting Bible verses on your Facebook page.  Oh wow, yes I just said that, post scriptures so that all of your friends, family, and co workers know you are Christian.  How many of them in your small circle don’t know you believe in Jesus?  And why is that?  Are you ashamed of your faith?  I kept quiet about my faith for far too long.  I could have been making a difference in the lives of others instead I was afraid of what people would think.

Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
If you accept this challenge you will lose some friends.  I have to be up front and honest with you, but would you rather lose some friends because you are speaking the truth and telling them about Jesus or would you rather remain silent and let them end up in a burning lake of fire?

I think I need to repeat that so it sinks in, would you rather lose some friends because you are speaking the truth and telling them about Jesus or would you rather remain silent and let them end up in a burning lake of fire?

You see, if we truly loved those around us, we would have a burning desire in our heart to share Jesus so others could be saved.  It is not by your power, but by the saving grace of Jesus Christ who died on a cross for us all.

Ephesians 2:8-9 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.
So…

What has God called you to do?  Have you listened?  Have you responded?  Have you taken that leap of faith?  Just recently someone on Twitter asked us to bring our music to South Florida.  Like most requests I didn’t think much of it so I responded that we would need a place to perform.  She said you can perform at our Church.  Little did I know that I was talking to one of the Pastors from the Church.  We exchanged information and began exchanging ideas.  She explained that she wants to start a revival with the youth there.  Our Youth Pastor has been preaching the same thing here in Jacksonville.  We need young people to get excited about God and what God is doing.  I took the leap of faith and said yes we can do this.  Now our team is working to write and produce music to perform in just two months from now.  I am excited to see what God is going to do.  I could have taken the easy way out and said that we can’t do it right now, it is too much work, or even my schedule is full, but instead I said yes because I want to see what God is going to do in and through us.  You see when you go out into the world to proclaim the name of Jesus, it is not just those who hear that are touched by the word of God, but also you as you minister to the lost.  We need to stop focusing on what we are going to get out of the encounter and just pour out our hearts.  God will bless us for being obedient.

I will give further updates in future podcasts as time approaches and this worship night to spark revival comes full circle.

Lord, I want to close us out today and just remind everyone listening that if You put the desire in our heart, then You will show us the way to accomplish the tasks.  There is no mountain too big that we can’t conquer with You on our side.  Lord, I pray that more people will learn to lean on You and trust that You always look out for our best interests.  Lord, keep us humble as You continue to use us to reach the lost.  All of this I pray in the name of Jesus, Amen.

Thank you for taking the time to listen today.  I pray that I have challenged you to reexamine your walk with Jesus and that God will show you where He needs you to do more.  If you would like to reach out to me you can do so on Twitter @KNGMusic or via our website http://www.KNGMusicministry.com  Have a blessed day and live out loud for Christ.

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They Hanged Jesus & They Want ME Too!

I keep telling people I have changed,

They keep yelling that I need to be hanged,

Why can’t I get a break,

They just want to grab my trach,

Maybe you should hang me up,

Wrap around my neck so I yell like a pup,

How many times do I have to run,

Back to the same old drum,

That keeps beating my head in,

With the same old sin,

You see I am not who I once was,

God saved me just because,

He loved me like He loves you,

That is why I keep spitting the truth,

Maybe one day you will see,

Why Jesus wants to set you free,

I keep crying like there’s no tomorrow,

Because you keep thinking you can borrow,

More time like you own a Delorean, 

When really you aren’t even a historian,

It takes 1.21 gigawatts to make you think,

That’s why they call you chicken with all that pink,

So Doc I ask you,

How can I get back at you,

The future where Jesus has me,

Set to receive Him so I can see,

That there is no other option,

Come back to God like there’s an auction,

He paid that price,

So don’t make me tell you twice!

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Copyright 2016

What If He Is Gone Tomorrow?

I was one of those few kids who actually had great parents.  Nobody has perfect parents but they both love us and took great care of us as kids.  My dad is a prayer warrior who would always tell me to pray in my time of need.  He wanted to raise me right, teach me about God.  Not every parent has that drive to raise their children according to the will of God.  My dad has been battling to overcome life throughout his own life.  I am sure you are wanting to ask “what are you talking about?”  My dad grew up in the Bronx, in New York City.  One of those places that most young men never make it out of.  He was strong as a kid and wanted to live a happy life.  He has always fought hard for his family, family has always been #1 to him.  My dad didn’t have a lot of food or clothes as a kid so he took every effort to make sure he provided for his kids.  Amazing how we strive to do better for our children then what we had for ourselves.  I don’t know why but he has carried a burden for 30+ years, a disease, AVN, that has attacked his bones.  We know what caused this disease but to avoid controversy I won’t put the name here.

My dad has been dealing with chronic pain for 30+ years due to this condition. 

Having surgery after surgery yet still coming out with a smile.  The doctors told him he would never walk again, but he did.  He had more heart than the doctors gave him credit for.  But what if one day he was gone?  What would I do, where would I go, who would I turn to?  I have buried this worry in my heart for years, ever since the disease took a hold of him.  Surgery after surgery I didn’t know if he would make it out alive.  Blood transfusions, more antibiotics, more pain medicine, yet the grimace on his face told the entire story.  The pain that one man must endure to continue living…  I can only imagine that the pain my father has dealt with over the years would be equivalent to Jesus as He hung on the cross beaten for our sins.  I would cry out to God,

Why my dad? Take his pain away. Give it to me. 

I am sure that God heard my cry but knew that I couldn’t bare the pain that my father has. Now, my dad has even harder road ahead of him. I am sad to say that yet again we have come to that fork in the road.  Not just another surgery but a new disease that we all are having to deal with today – cancer.  I have prayed for my dad and my prayer has continued to be, “Lord Your will be done.”  I know my dad has outlasted anything the doctors said, overcome every trial, rose up again and has been able to walk.

Today, I lay it all down at the foot of the cross.

He went in for a bone scan today to see if the cancer has spread into his bones.  They already told him that the MRI came back and he has stage 4 cancer.  The light at the end of the tunnel continues to be there but so distant.  I am holding on by a thread.  My prayer is strength for my family, strength and comfort for my mom.  I pray that he makes it to just one more anniversary with his bride.  We don’t know why God let’s things happen to good people but I can tell you that

I still believe that all things work out for the glory of God.

I pray that all of his suffering was not in vain, that he touched the lives of those he came in contact with.  That he continues to smile until the day God brings him home.  You see, I keep asking myself, what if he is gone tomorrow?