Famous gangster MC DMX [real names Earl Simmons] took to the pulpit in Phoenix and preached about miracles and tragedy.
The rapper who won Best Male Entertainer of the Year 2016 at the 14th Annual Soul Train Music Awards in March, shared his Christian faith with the brethren. He proved a fact that his life-long dream of becoming a pastor is fast turning to a reality.
You listened to his songs when he would say, “Let us pray”, right? This is it. He wasn’t joking about his faith in God.
Just like another rapper Fat Joe, who’s now living the life of a pastor, and Mase [Puff Daddy’s best friend], these men have shown that God is love. One’s background or history don’t mean nothing.
DMX appeared in a video posted on Facebook that shows the New York emcee behind a pulpit preaching about the miracle that arose from tragedy.
“If I wasn’t a threat to the devil he wouldn’t waste his time. If I wasn’t special to God, how would I know what He’s willing to do for me? We know what He’s able to do. The word says, ‘All things are possible through Christ who strengthens,’ Amen!” DMX shouted.
“So we know what He’s able to do. How can you know what He’s willing to do until you’ve been placed in a situation where you need Him to do it for you?
“If you haven’t been somewhere where you need God to get you out of the situation, you wouldn’t know what He’s willing to do for you.
“We know what he’s able to do but we won’t know what He’s willing to do until we’re there.”
Those in attendance cheered as DMX passionately exhorted:
“I say miracles only happen on the platform of tragedy. If there’s not a difficult situation, if there’s not a situation where you can’t see you possibly getting through on your own then where’s the potential for the miracle?” he questioned.
“If it wasn’t that difficult than it would be just another situation that you got through with a little bit of time, but because it was something bigger than you, something that you know took more than you to get you through; It’s not that God made these things happen but what I’m saying is that He allowed those things to happen, just so you know what He’s willing to do for you.”
It’s a known fact that DMX has been arrested on many occasions for trivial and serious offenses. The rapper has also been charged for drug overdose and violence. However, he believes the pain and experience from his past life brought him closer to God.
“So now I embrace difficult situations. I praise God for difficult situations because through these situations I see what He’s willing to do for me.
“On a daily basis, if it gets rough I praise God; it goes wrong, I praise God; it goes left, I praise God. I praise God because there’s nothing that He can’t get me through. So I thank Him for every opportunity that is presented for me to see what He’s willing to do for me,” the Grammy-award winner who shot to limelight after the death of Tupac and B.I.G., concluded.
At the end of his sermon, DMX then hugged a church leader in appreciation for the honor bestowed on him to interact with the congregation.