Superstar rapper Kanye West has reignited his blasphemy of Jesus Christ with his new album entitled ‘Yeezus.’ The name, a play on the rapper’s nickname ‘Yeezy’ and the name of The Lord Jesus Christ, is just the latest in direct insults this artist has made to the Christian faith. And not only has he once again compared himself to Jesus Christ with his latest album, West also gave a subtle nod to the Antichrist.
According to reports:
A pre-order page for Kanye West’s sixth solo album went up on iTunes and KanyeWest.com today, Pitchfork reports, before both were quickly taken down. The briefly-public pre-order details provide the most reliable confirmation that the album title is Yeezus, a pun on the rapper’s nickname “Yeezy” and Jesus.
The pre-order page listed 14 tracks without their titles, and including June 18th release date. Although West hasn’t explicitly confirmed when he’s releasing the album, he did fuel speculation earlier this month on Twitter after posting “June 18″ (which he has since deleted). Girlfriend Kim Kardashian and co-manager Don C also posted cryptic social media messages, including an Instagram picture apparently depicting the album artwork, that suggested the June 18th album release date. (source).
Beginning and End exposed the blatant satanic and Illuminati imagery and influence in the music of Kanye West in our article “The Rise And Fall of Kanye West: Illuminati Superstar.” In it we showed how from the onset of his career, West became more blatant in his disrespect for Christianity and embrace of the occult.
History of Blasphemy against Jesus Christ
Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. – Exodus 20:7.
But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: – Matthew 15:18.
Remember this, that the enemy hath reproached, O LORD, and that the foolish people have blasphemed thy name. – Psalm 74:18.
Webster’s 1828 Dictionary, which was based on the English of the King James Bible defines blasphemy as: “An indignity offered to God by words or writing; reproachful, contemptuous or irreverent words uttered impiously against Jehovah.” Insulting the name of God or Jesus Christ is not something taken lightly by The Lord. Yet entertainers today remove any stigma from disrespecting the Christian faith and instead turn it into entertainment. Wit superstar status and fame, it is only a matter of time before their fans follow suit and have their own attitudes adjusted and shifted to accept this blasphemous behavior without even realizing it.
As noted in our first article, West made one of his early blasphemies against Jesus by depicting himself as the crucified Jesus on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. But this was only the beginning. Some of his other mockery of the Christian faith:
“I got the Jesus on a chain that don’t mean sh—“ (Put On ).
“Sunday morning, praise the Lord
You the girl that Jesus had been saving me for
So let’s savor this moment, and take it to the floor
Black excellence, truly yours” (Murder to Excellence).
Additionally, West has been using “Yeezus” as his nickname for some time. Here is a tweet from 2012 from rapper Kid Cuddi using West’s blasphemous moniker:
No Church In The Wild
No Church In The Wild, a song he collaborated with occult and Freemasonic promoter Jay-Z, was a reference to there being no place for Christianity in the “wild” where real stars like Jay-Z and Kanye inhabit. They collaborated on the song with singer Frank Ocean of the group Odd Future, a rap group who we featured in our article “Antichrist Generation: Tyler The Creator Leads Pop Music’s Open Blasphemy”. Ocean, who sings he hook, recites the following lyrics:
Human beings in a mob
What’s a mob to a king?
What’s a king to a god?
What’s a god to a non-believer?
Who don’t believe in anything?
This portion of the song is repudiation of a concept called the Great Chain of Being, a hierarchy created by ancient philosophers and theologians that places God above all created beings. But in the song God is no match for a non-believer, who denies God’s existence. And thus for those have “no church” they are superior over all.
Psalm 14 says: “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.” It truly is folly for created human beings to believe they are “gods” in their own right. But when one is blinded by their own sinful nature, immense wealth and status, it is easy to ignore the Gospel of salvation in Christ and ensnared in Satan’s clutches.
In Jay-Z’s verse, he insults Jesus Christ:
Jesus was a carpenter, Yeezy, laid beats
Hova flow the Holy Ghost, get the hell up out your seats
The inference from these verses is that Jesus, rather than being the Son of God and Savior of the world, was a “carpenter.” This rejection of faith in Christ as the Son of God attempts to minimize Him to the level of mere man. Jay-Z goes even further by then comparing Kanye, aka “Yeezy” to Jesus by saying West “laid beats” a euphemism for producing music. This same denial of Christ was something The Lord Jesus encountered in Matthew 13:
And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works? Is not this the carpenter’s son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things? And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house. And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief. – Matthew 13:54-58.
Atheists, deists and Bible skeptics take note – if there is just a desire to mock or refute Jesus in your heart, do not be surprised when you do not feel His presence in your life. Christ did not do great works where the was rampant unbelief. And this song is a proclamation of unbelief.
Jay-Z who calls himself “Jay-Hova” as a mockery of the name of God the Father, started this trend of taking on the name of God. It is all from a belief system that deludes celebrities and many others into believing they are gods or are on the path to god-hood. For high level initiates into the New Age movement and Freemasonry alike the goal is god-hood. This delusion is the same lie that Satan used in the garden of Eden to lure Eve into sin. The Secret, one of the best-selling New Age books of all time, also teaches this concept. All three carry the same message:
“You are God in a physical body. You are Spirit in the flesh. You are Eternal Life expressing itself as you.” (The Secret, p. 164).
“Now the serpent [Satan] was more [subtle] than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods..” –Genesis 3:1-5.
“Take over, the wait’s over,
The God MC, Me-Jay Hova..” – (Takeover, Jay-Z).
Here are excerpts from Kanye’s verse in “No Church In The Wild”:
We formed a new religion
No sins as long as there’s permission’
And deception is the only felony
So never f– nobody wit’out tellin’ me
The running theme of the song – the rejection of Christianity and elevation of themselves as the Godhead, continues. And like so many deceived occultists before them, Kanye promotes the idea of love or sexual relation as the real “law” of life. This completely aligns with the teachings of Satanist and black magick practitioner Aleister Crowley. Crowley, who referred to himself as “The Beast”, “666” and was declared the wickedest man on the planet, has been one of the most influential figures in pop culture as his philosophy of rejecting God and pursuing every sinful desire in pure rebellion has inspired entertainers from Led Zeppelin, The Beatles and Ozzy Osbourne all the way to pop stars today like Ke$ha.
His dark spiritual path started after a trip to Egypt where he claimed to channel the Egyptian god Thoth. Crowley’s most quoted statement, “Do as thou wilt shall be the whole of the law” has a double meaning. It is an exhortation to enjoy every vice and sinful pleasure one desires. In the next sentence he wrote: “Lust, enjoy all things of sense and rapture. Fear not that any God shall deny thee for this .” This is the essence of satanic rebellion – pursuing any desire with no fear of God. But the occult meaning of “Do what thou wilt” is to use the power of “the will” (through aid of occult means and magic) to achieve whatever goal one has. And here is Jay-Z, aka Jay-Hova, wearing a shirt that is a tribute to Crowley:
Crowley described “love” as the most important aspects of what he called “the law”:
“Also, take your fill and will of love as ye will, when, where and with whom ye will! But always unto me… Love is the law, love under will.” -The Book of the Law I:51, 57
Notice the emphasis on promiscuous sex being “love.” And Crowley says that the initiate should do it with whom they will but “always unto me”, the same exact message West gives in his lyrics inNo Church In The Wild:
We formed a new religion
No sins as long as there’s permission’
And deception is the only felony
So never f– nobody wit’out tellin’ me
West continues in the song:
Two tattoos, one read “No Apologies”
The other said “Love is cursed by monogamy”
That’s somethin’ that the pastor don’t preach
As is the case with a person who denies God, there is no repentance (“no apologies”). This message is being blasted into the audience of pop culture today with phrases like “You Only Live Once” (or “Yolo”), “We’re Gonna Die Young!” and other mottos designed to encourage a life of seeking pleasure, rejecting authority and having no concern for an afterlife. Artists like Kanye West are able to send this message through their demonically-inspired lyrics and constant promotion of their material success – riding in luxury cars, wearing designer clothes and endlessly bragging about the millions of dollars they have made. And this is all a satanic deception.
The Bible prophesied that society would be led from God and into rebellion as we approach the end times:
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. – 2 Timothy 3:1-5.
This passage sums up the constant message being pumped out of hip hop culture and pop music perfectly. Like Kanye West, people have focused on self-love and vanity and reckless disregard for consequences of their action. West’s music is an extreme form of being a “lover of pleasure more than lover of God.” And Scripture is clear that we are to avoid this type of influence.
The passage from 2 Timothy continues:
“For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as their’s also was.” - 2 Timothy 3:6-9.
Certainly millions of women (and men) have been captivated by the “spell” of Jay-Z, Kanye West and Jay-Z’s protégé, Rihanna. Across the planet millions of fans literally idolize these artists, plastering their walls with their image, listening to their music daily, following their social network updates and passionately promoting and defending their false gods on the web. All based on their desire to be these artists and live the lavish lifestyle constantly bragged about on their records.
“Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.”
Verse 7 then says that those in rebellion like West are “ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.” The occult is all based on the acquisition of “secret knowledge.” In fact, the word “occult” means “secret.” From the Garden of Eden, Satan was able to tempt Eve into sin by offering hidden wisdom – by implying that God was withholding the true purpose of the fruit of the forbidden tree – that it could make her a “god.” And Satan’s strategy has not changed today as those in the occult, New Age movement or other similar doctrine, seek to reach higher levels or degrees in their quest for the ultimate secret or acquisition of immortality and godhood. But in all their learning, they fail to come to the real truth: there is only one God and there is only one way to salvation: Jesus Christ. The information of the mystery schools was provided by fallen angels and demons, all created beings. Meanwhile the occultist foolishly ignores the Creator of all, the God of the Bible (the real Jehovah).
“Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.”
Jannes and Jambres were the two Egyptian sorcerers who had a duel of supernatural feats with Moses in the book of Exodus. Moses, sent by God to confront the Pharaoh of Egypt and demand the release of the then-enslaved Israelites, was empowered by God to perform miracles before the Egyptian King:
“And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, When Pharaoh shall speak unto you, saying, Shew a miracle for you: then thou shalt say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and cast it before Pharaoh, and it shall become a serpent. And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the LORD had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent. Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments. For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods.” – Exodus 7:8-12.
The sorcerers Jannes and Jambres thought they could equal God’s power because they had knowledge of magic. But the serpents they created were consumed by the serpent of Moses and Aaron. Recall that Crowley had his first demonic encounter in Egypt, which was the centerpiece of the ancient world of satanic, occult magic. Today, those who promote the occult and Crowley’s anti-Christian philosophy still seek to contend with God and anyone who promotes faith in Jesus Christ by worshiping the creature (themselves, money, fame, demonic forces etc.) rather than the Creator (Jesus Christ).
New God Flow
In 2012, Kanye also released a song called “New God Flow” again referencing himself as god. Here are some of the lyrics from the song:
Welcome to Sunday service if you hope to someday serve us
We got green in our eyes, follow my Erick Sermon
Did Moses not part the water with the cane?
Did strippers not make an ark when I made it rain?
Once again, Kanye asserts himself as being on the level of Biblical figures by comparing his throwing money at strippers (“making it rain”) to Moses parting the Red Sea at the Exodus and The Lord bringing the flood in the days of Noah.
Did Yeezy not get signed by Hov and Dame?
And went to Jacob and made the new Jesus chains?
In Jesus name, let the choir say
“I’m on fire ay,” that’s what Richard Pryor say
West then mocks Christian prayer (which is done in the name of Jesus) to promote his own success. Isaiah 45:9 says: “Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?” Those who continually challenge, mock and disrespect The Lord are only bringing more of God’s just wrath down upon them.
And yet, millions of people all over the world are singing these lyrics every day, pulling heir hearts deeper into sinful rebellion. And all of this is a part of Satan’s plan. Because the Devil seeks to usurp The Lord and copy Him in every way, he is preparing the world for his own “seed” to rule over the masses: the Antichrist.
Adding to the satanic nature of this new album, Kanye West used a unique promotional event to launch his first single “New Slaves” off of the Yeezus album. This album, which is West’s 6th, had the new single premiere via a projection broadcast on 66 buildings all over the world:
Kanye West gave the world its first official taste of his new album on Friday night by projecting the new song “New Slaves” along with visuals on buildings across the globe. The video was projected at various times throughout the night on 66 buildings in cities including New York, Toronto, Chicago, London, Paris and Berlin. In West’s hometown of Chicago, it was projected on a wall of Wrigley Field; in Toronto, on the Royal Ontario Museum; and in New York, Kanye’s face appeared on the wall of a 5th Avenue Prada store, among other locations. (source).
So the 6th album is being featured on 66 buildings – was this a subtle allusion to the number 666? That number is the ‘number of the Beast’ or Antichrist, in Scripture:
And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. –Revelation 13:16-18.
The Antichrist is the satanically empowered false Messiah who will rule over the world for the final 3 ½ years before the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. And his goal will be to proclaim himself God. Just as these artists today flaunt themselves as god-like, the Antichrist will truly proclaim himself a deity and demand worship under penalty of death. And his signifying number will be 666.
In their article “Occultists Worship Numbers”, Cutting Edge Ministries writes:
“Occultists place much faith in the inherent power of numbers. No plan of action can be carried out without first determining two things: Is the timing of this plan of action in accordance with the astrological lineup of the stars, moons, and planets? Is the timing of this plan of action in accordance with the numbers it will produce? This process is “Divination” and is specifically prohibited by God. (Deut 18:10-11).” (source).
Not only did Kanye generate a 666 by his special release of his song, the album itself is being released on June 18th. So the 6th album is being released in the 6th month on a day that is 6+6+6 (18). When a person is deep in sinful rebellion and under the influence of the “prince of the power of the air”, these coincidences become more and more common.
The Antichrist will also be an extreme blasphemer of God and Jesus Christ:
And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. – Revelation 13:5-7.
Just proclaiming himself god will not be enough. The Antichrist will publicly blaspheme God, Jesus and all Christians, to the world. And then he will proceed to wage war to wipe out all believers in Jesus Christ (“the saints”). And today the seeds of the false gospel of the antichrist are being planted as blasphemy against God, which was once considered completely inappropriate, has now become cool and a form of entertainment. It has become completely acceptable to mock, insult or denigrate the name of Jesus Christ in society. Schools have gone out of their way to remove references to God or the Bible from their classrooms. And the message of “do what thou wilt” has been preached in numerous forms through movies, music, television and the internet.
Why The Name Of Jesus Must Be Attacked
And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. – Matthew 1:21.
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God,even to them that believe on his name.. – John 1:12.
But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God;and that believing ye might have life through his name. – John 20:31.
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. – Acts 4:12.
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. – Philippians 2:9-11.
These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. – 1 John 5:13.
The most exalted name on Earth is the name of The Lord Jesus Christ. And this is the only name that can be called on for salvation. There is no other name that one can believe in to avoid hell and the lake of fire for eternity. This is why it is critical to Satan to get society to reject His name. Because Satan wants people to either worship him or burn in the lake of fire with him after he is permanently punished by God.
When the Apostles began to spread the Gospel after Jesus’ resurrection and return to Heaven, the same Pharisees who opposed Jesus, continued their persecution against them. And when they threatened the Apostles, their intent was clear: “And when they had brought them, they set them before the council: and the high priest asked them, Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name?” (Acts 5:28).
The enemies of Christianity (Satan and his fallen angels) know the power of the name of Jesus and will do whatever they can to lead the hearts and minds of society away from it. 2 Corinthians 4says: “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world [Satan] hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” Satan is working to blind the minds of people and pop culture has provided an easy avenue to influence people to reject God and embrace sin and worldly pleasure. Do not be deceived.
Believe In The Name of Jesus Christ
Pray for Kanye West, Jay-Z and all those who blaspheme the Lord and promote an occult, sinful agenda to repent. And pray for their efforts to make merchandise of their fans through their rebellious music to fail. Jesus Christ said that all people, even those who blaspheme Him can be forgiven by believing and trusting in Him. And for the reader: if you are a Christian and are still supporting entertainment that openly disrespects and attacks the name of The Savior, pray for God’s forgiveness and for discernment. If you are not a born again Christian, understand that there is a war taking place. And your soul is the prize. There is a reason rappers are not just writing about cars and money but are also attacking Christianity – because there is a spiritual agenda behind them. Make the right choice and instead of dancing to blasphemy, pray for forgiveness of your own sins and receive eternal life through the name of Jesus Christ, the True Savior and God in the flesh.
“Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.” – Jesus Christ, Matthew 10:32-33.