Remembering Rapper DMX and His Pandemic Bible Study, Asking Disciples To Receive Jesus

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The Grammy-nominated DMX rapper, whose real name was Earl Simmons, died last Friday after suffering a heart attack that left him on life support at a hospital in White Plains, New York, for a week.

According to his family’s statement, DMX died with relatives by his side after several days on life support.

“Earl was a warrior who fought to the end. He loved his family with all his heart, and we treasure the times we spent with him,” the family said, adding that his music “inspired d ‘countless fans around the world “.

Memorial plans have not been announced.

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In his obituaries, numerous media reports mentioned his hectic life, drug addiction and the resulting legal battles that have repeatedly put him behind bars over the past decade. But The Daily Wire pointed out that DMX was actually a Christian always turning back to God.

As CBN’s Faithwire reported, in recent years, Simmons had become more outspoken about his faith. He even hosted a Bible study on Instagram Live in April 2020, with some 14,000 of his fans tuned in for some hope in these uncertain times.

He took the opportunity to recite a passage from the Old Testament book of the Bible, Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8, highlighting a connection between one of the verses and the mandate to take measures of social distancing.

Ecclesiastes 3: 5 reads that there is “a time to kiss and a time to refrain from kissing. “

There is a fixed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven – A time to give birth and a time to die;

A time to plant and a time to pull up what is planted.

A time to kill and a time to heal; A time to demolish and a time to build.

A time to cry and a time to laugh; A time to cry, and a time to dance.

A time to throw stones and a time to collect stones; A time to kiss and a time to avoid kissing.

A time to seek and a time to abandon as lost; A time to keep and a time to throw away.

A time to tear and a time to sew together; A time to be silent and a time to speak.

A time to love and a time to hate; A time for war and a time for peace.“- Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8

“What?!” said DMX, clearly surprised at the appropriate words. “Go on.”

Speaking about the then current lockdown situation, the rapper added, “At the end of the day, at the start of the day, it will be God’s will. If you’re trying to figure out why he does what he does, you are it. will just end up with a headache. Just do the right thing. “

The Daily Wire reports that DMX continued at this time to ask his followers to receive Jesus “as Lord and Savior”.

Many responded to the Bible study video with affirmation messages.

Although he has spent time in jail for numerous offenses, the rapper said he reads the Bible daily and intends to one day enter the ministry, Faithwire reported.

In addition to its legal troubles, DMX took the initiative to help the less fortunate. He gave advice to a group of Philadelphia men in a surprise appearance at a homeless support group reunion in 2017 and helped a family in Maine with some back-to-school shopping. years later.

In 2008, DMX released a track titled “Jesus Loves Me”, which contained the lyrics: “Jesus loves me, yes I know / For the Bible me dit so (et I believe it in my soul)”.

In February, the rapper made his debut with a single called “Prayer”.

Female hip hop recording artist Missy Elliott followed up on an earlier tweet on DMX on April 6, writing: “Still praying for you.”

EDITOR’S NOTE: In reporting actions that leading people can take to seek God, CBN does not endorse past or current behavior that may not be in accordance with God’s Word. As we report positive developments in celebrity spiritual journeys, we encourage our readers to pray for everyone in the news, that the fruit of God may grow in all of our lives.

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