Some Christians are judging Kanye West’s “sudden” salvation. Others are rejoicing wildly and pointing to his Damascus Road experience as a fulfillment of prophecy.
Meanwhile, I’m praying for Kanye because of what I am seeing in the spirit.
As I was listening to his new album, Jesus is King, I had a sudden and disturbing revelation. I heard death threats in the spirit by well-organized henchmen who are outraged because they can no longer profit from his former idolatry and immorality.
This reminds me of Demetrius the silversmith in Acts 19. Demetrius was making money hand over fist—and so were many others—by crafting idols of Artemis, also known as Jezebel.
After Paul—another “wretch” who saw the light and immediately took a bold stance for Christ—preached the gospel, witchcraft books went up in flames in the wake of a mass salvation not unlike what we just saw in Louisiana. Outraged, Demetrius stirred up the entire city against Paul. A riot ensued and it’s likely Paul would not have survived the angry mob if his companions did not keep him out of harm’s way.
Jezebel Don’t Even Stand a Chance
As I listened to Kanye singing, “Jezebel don’t even stand a chance…” in his song Closed on Sunday, I could see Jezebel’s plans to take him out being hatched in a room filled with hard liquor and thick cigars.
This wouldn’t be the first time Kanye was subject to violent threats. In 2018, Daz Dillinger put out a vulgar “Crip alert” calling for physical harm to Kanye because the rap star supported President Donald Trump. Bodyguards flanked him in subsequent public appearances.
Apparently, this wasn’t the first threat. 2016 headlines spoke of these harrowing lines in a song, No More Parties: “I had my life threatened by best friends who had selfish intents / What I’m supposed to do? / Ride around with a bulletproof car and some tints?”
Whether this was the rapper’s poetic license or a true threat, I do not know. Though it’s not unusual for famous people to receive death threats. I’ve received them myself and do not have the public profile of the famed rapper.
Jezebel and Religion Are Tag Teaming
The devil would love to make a martyr out of Kanye. Clearly, he’s doing damage to both the kingdom of darkness and the religious structure. He has the potential to spoil hell’s plans for many who have looked up to him as a gifted entertainer. He’s bold as a lion and doesn’t seem to fear man, devil or beast.
At the same time, it’s clear the religious spirit—that murdering demon—wants to take him out before he even gets started. I sense some are just hoping he will fall so they can say, “See, I told you so.” Jesus would say this to you:
“But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither go in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in” (Matt. 23:13).
Praying for Kanye West
Let’s pray for our companion in the faith against hell’s agenda—and the religious church’s despicable persecution of which Kanye is undoubtedly aware. Here are some prayer points:
- Pray God’s angels will surround Kanye and protect him.
- Pray Kanye will not take the persecution to heart but rejoice in suffering for Christ.
- Pray Kanye will continue to speak the truth boldly despite religious opposition.
- Pray God will raise up true intercessors with a heart for his newfound ministry.
- Pray God will continue to surround him with voices of wisdom and that he will heed that wisdom.
- Pray that God will give him a spirit wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Christ.
- Pray any plans of the enemy against him will be exposed and thwarted.
- Break word curses being spoken over his life.
- Pray for his marriage and family.