Remember this, that the enemy hath reproached, O LORD, and that the foolish people have blasphemed thy name. -Psalm 74:18
As we covered in our article on Tyler the Creator and Odd Future (see “Anti-Christ Generation: Tyler the Creator Leads Pop Music’s Open Blasphemy“), Hip Hop and pop music have moved from using subliminal, hidden references to the occult and satan in their lyrics and videos, to outright blasphemy against God and Jesus Christ. Mega star rapper Rick Ross’ latest song, “Holy Ghsot”, is yet another blatant step towards satanism in hip hop. This article will examine the lyrics of the song to break down the blasphemy and anti-God messages all throughout.
Webster’s 1828 dictionary defines blasphemy as: An indignity offered to God in words, writing, or signs; impiously irreverent words or signs addressed to, or used in reference to, God; speaking evil of God; also, the act of claiming the attributes or prerogatives of deity.
Let’s see if the song qualifies.
The Song – “Holy Ghost”
“They say I’m gettin’ money, must be illuminati
Talking to the Holy Ghost, in my Bugatti
He knockin’ on the do’ don’t let the devil in
He knockin’ on the do’ don’t let the devil in”
The song, one of thousands of rap songs in which the artist brags about their endless wealth, Ross attempts to illustrate his success by speaking to Holy Ghost in his Bugatti luxury car. Essentially, money is the true measure of God’s blessing. He also references people saying that he is in the Illuminati, which many websites and blogs state about celebrities today.
“Lord knows, that boy done been about it
Lord knows, that boy’ll catch a body
Phone ringing, gotta be the Mexicans
Phone ringing, gotta be the Mexicans
Being dead broke is the root of all evil”
Again we can see that the references to God are not done in a holy way or as a means of worship. It’s really making a mockery. When Ross states the Lord knows that he’s “done been about it” he is referring to his success as a street drug hustler and gangster. In the next line he refers to “catching a body” which means that God knows Ross will murder someone if necessary. All of this is basically saying despite God watching all of our actions, Ross is going to do whatever he wants to accomplish his goals. And that goal is clearly stated: “being dead broke is the root of all evil.” This line cements the blasphemy in today’s hip hop. Like Tyler The Creator’s upside down crosses, Ross is taking Bible scripture and turning it upside down.
The Bible says: “For the love of money is the root of all evil..” (1 Timothy 6:10). Notice the Bible does not say money itself, but the love of it, is the root of all evil. Ross makes a mockery of this by saying that being poor is the real problem and thus “gettin money” is the solution. This idea subtly suggests that the Bible does not have the answer. But certainly a life of crime and monetary success does. And then goes even further by taking the words of the Bible and reversing the Bible’s meaning. This idea is eerily similar to the Occult Law of Reversal, made famous by satanist, freemason and occult practitioner Aleister Crowley. As an article on this occult principle states:
Those who want fame, power, spell-casting abilities, demons at their beck and call, and to recognize the godhead within, as well as to know the past, present, and future, he extolled to his apt students, must consistently, with intensity, practice talking (reverse speech), walking, thinking, and playing phonograph records, backwards. This is a form of divination, and we are warned against this in the Holy Bible. (source).
“Get money, my ni—, do good with your people
I got the calico, I got the dynamite
They wanna do it big? Pick a time tonight”
An important point should be made here. Many music fans who read about celebrities are very interested in their occult symbolism in videos or subtle references. While this is all valuable information, it should never be forgotten that when someone is embracing and promoting murdering others, toting guns and drug dealing, they are doing Satan’s work. Sin is satanic. Ross, named himself after one of the most notorious drug dealers in American history, Ricky Ross, man credited with spawning the crack cocaine explosion in Los Angeles in the 1980s. And like many rappers, Ross promotes an image that he is “real” meaning he really commits the acts that he raps about. Rappers make their living on trying to prove their persona is authentic as possible and thus they have to repeatedly mention their history “huggin the block”, “slanging [crack] rock” and “catching bodies.” This glorification of death and immorality is satanic on its face, even without satanic symbolism or occult references. In another Ross song entitled “I Swear to God”, the rapper boasts:
“Where I’m from, when niggas ride, they killin’ quick
Flipping bricks, counting money — so repetitious
Highly decorated gangster, so keep a distance
Swear to God, that’s on my kids, better mind your business
Five grand’ll get you killed,what’s a life sentence?
Life sentence, huh!
The bible says: “Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors. 35For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD. But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.” The death culture in hip hop has been amped to a fever pitch. Death threats and veiled references to past murders are in abundance. And Ross leads the charge.
“Back to these b–s following my timeline
Back to these cr–s following my timeline
Got the phone tapped, I think I’m being followed
Touch him with the holy’s ghost, can you hear me father?”
Again, the Holy Ghost’s name is being used to suit Ross’ purposes in mockery. To “touch” someone is yet another reference to killing them. To which Ross follows up with “can you hear me father?” defiantly promoting sin knowing God is watching. And for the many kids and adults singing these songs every day, they are knowingly and unwittingly participating in Ross’ death culture and blasphemy.
“Father, please protect me from brokeness
And b!tch ass niggas, B!tch ass b!tches too
Keep ‘em away”
Sean P. Diddy Combs then comes into the song to utter a mock prayer. Again, the theme is God keeping them as rich as possible. And in his prayer, he is cursing repeatedly. All this again serves to set in the minds of the listener that mocking Christianity, God and the Holy Ghost is completely acceptable and even fashionable in this day and age.
This is all sin in the eyes of God. The Lord states clearly: 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). Using God’s name in a mocking fashion, to express anger or shock (as in saying “OMG!”) is a sin. The name of God is to be held in high regard and only used when addressing God or speaking about Him in a proper fashion. Music today has violated this commandment repeatedly and has helped shift the culture to where no one even thinks of it as wrong anymore. And this is all part of Satan’s agenda. The less respect people have for the Lord, the more willing they are to run into sin.
Jesus teaches in the Bible that sin defiles and ruins a person: 20And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. 21For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, 22Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: 23All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.” Blasphemy defiles and the speaker and rap is now joining in with heavy metal music in promoting blasphemy to the masses.
With society moving to remove God from public discourse, many people are not even aware as to how seriously Jesus took blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. When Jesus
Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw. And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David? 24But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils. And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand: And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand? And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges. But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you… Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
Blasphemy against the Holy Ghost or the “unpardonable sin” was the only time Jesus ever made such a strong statement of condemnation. The Pharisees had just witnessed Jesus heal a man who was “dumb” (meaning he was unable to speak). This was a feat that had never been done up until that point in Israel’s history (all prior exorcisms required speaking to the person to learn the demon’s name) and was a sign of the expected Messiah. Yet despite seeing this take place before their eyes, the Pharisees attributed Jesus’ power through the Holy Spirit to Satan. This insult to the Holy Spirit led to Jesus’ proclamation in one of the scariest verses in the Bible. It was so severe that Jesus said doing this would never be forgiven. What Rick Ross and Diddy do in their mocking in this song is not the same as what the Pharisees did in their blasphemy but the account illustrates how seriously the Lord takes these matters.
What can not be overlooked is the greater spiritual agenda for the end times with songs like “Holy Ghost.” Blaspehmy will be the trademark of the Antichrist, the false Messiah, empowered by Satan who will lead the world before the Second Coming of 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. (Revelation 13)
The Antichrist will repeatedly insult and degrade The Lord, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. He will speak out against the angels and saved Christians who are in Heaven. And yet, this is someone who the Bible prophesies the world will want to worship and be amazed by. The Antichrist will be someone desired by society. So the stage will have to be set where blasphemy against God is completely acceptable and normal. And when he has reached his full power, he will reveal his true colors and falsely declare that he is god: Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. (2 Thessalonians 2).
In the occult, this is well-known. The New Age book, The Aquarian Conspiracy, outlines that those in the Luciferian occult circles are awaiting their “christ” to return and lead them. But in order for this to happen there must first be a “paradigm shift” in society. By changing cultural values was “preparing the way for the reappearance of the World Teacher—the Christed (Anointed) One, the true Aquarian.” Cutting Edge Ministries detailed the goal as follows:
One of the most common recurring themes throughout the writings of the New Age is that a massive, population-wide change in spiritual and mental attitudes was absolutely essential before Maitreya the Christ could arise and lead the world into the New World Order. The guiding spirits of these New Age authors were absolutely insistent that such a shift would occur some time toward the end of this century. Once such a shift in deeply-held attitudes had been effected, Maitreya could then arise. Of course, America was specially targeted because of her traditional Judeo-Christian values base.
This dramatic change in attitudes was given a special name: Paradigm Shift. The most succinct definition of this strange term is given by the official New Age Dictionary. Paradigm Shift is defined as a “spiritual or mental axis-shift; a change in perception or world view”. Paradigm itself is defined as “a set of deep concerns…dogmas and assumptions…” In other words, Paradigm refers to those deeply held religious beliefs by which a person lives their life.
So the guiding spirits are predicting that, towards the end of this century, people’s deeply-held religious attitudes and beliefs would undergo a fundamental and dramatic shift; with this religious shift, attitudes on other subjects within a person’s life would also change. A good example of this type change which would accompany the fundamental religious value change would be a person’s outlook on political issues or on ethical issues within the community, such as abortion or euthanasia. (source)
Alice Bailey, one of the founders of the modern New Age movement, an avowed Luciferian, wrote in her book the Externalisation of the Hierarchy, that the shift should be focused on children. Bailey, who channeled a spirit called “Master D.K.” to writer her books said that :” If the vast majority of children of only two or three generations can be trained according to different values, the nation itself will change very rapidly.”
As stated Bailey, the founder of Lucifer Publishing, was openly preaching for Satan and although she was writing in the 1930s correctly predicted the corruption of values that would take place at the turn of the century and its necessity to prepare for the New Age False Christ. Pop Culture has now joined in completely by mocking God, embracing immorality and promoting satanic ideas. Do not be deceived.
The Love of Money
“Work! That’s all my n— workin’ with
Work! That’s all my n— lurkin’ with
My teacher told me that I was a piece of s—
Seen her the other day driving a piece of s—
Work! Exactly what I’m screamin’ ho
Certified, 8 digit ni–, triple beamin’ ho
You talkin’ to the holy ghost
I’m smokin’ ’til I overdose”
Here Ross continues to boast of the “work” that his crew puts in, again a reference to his successful criminal enterprise. And then the lyrics turn to money being the ultimate validation. Hip hop culture is famous for promoting this idea. As Ross mocks his teachers’ lower income status his response is basically “look at me now! I’m rich and you’re not!” Hip hop artists repeat this theme constantly, even mocking the poverty or lack of income of their own fans (who still somehow support the music) and how great they are because of their money. Hip hop’s foundation is the idea that money will provide ultimate life fulfillment and allow you to parade yourself over others. This of course is pure vanity. There are countless stories of millionaire celebrities who are in depression, commit suicide and take all sorts of drugs because they are completely miserable, broken and unfulfilled. But the allure and love of money still persists today more than ever. The Bible tells of an encounter between Jesus and a wealthy man:
And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? And Jesus said unto him, .. Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother. And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up. Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me. And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich. And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. (Luke 18)
The love of material wealth was so strong for this man that he would even pass up on eternal life for it. Unfortunately, that is exactly what is being promoted in much of pop culture today. The fame and money are worth any sacrifice, even if it means going to hell. Jesus Christ said: ” 24No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and [money].” And the endless quest for wealth in songs like these makes the hatred of God manifest. This song is proof that the idea that a person can make money their ultimate goal in life and still try to “revere” God is not possible. And to no surprise, Ross’ new album is called “God Forgives, I Don’t.”
“You see, they hate what they don’t understand
Father, forgive them
For they know not what they do
Diddy goes on step further in mocking Jesus by quoting Jesus’ words as He was on His way to the crucifixion. Jesus prayed for God to forgive the people who were mocking Him. How ironic that this is just what Diddy is doing. This would not be the first time Diddy has promoted outright blasphemy against God. In his video for the song “Hate Me Now” Diddy and rapper Nas mocked the crucifixion of Christ, as they both were on crosses with crowns of thorns on their heads as the Bible describes Jesus. Here is Diddy below:
But the good news is that it shows the compassion and love of God that He would send Jesus to take the abuse, mocking and blasphemy of humanity and then give His life for those very same people. Jesus did that for all people because there was no other way to pay for the debt of all the sins we have committed.
More and more by demonic influence, corporate greed and the Illuminati, pop music is making its content more focused on sin, Satan and rebellion against The Lord. This is why it is so important not to fall for the satanic deception of songs like “Holy Ghost” that want to minimize God to promote a rapper. This type of music is making blasphemy against the Lord, Jesus Christ and The Holy Spirit a popular trend and acceptable, moving society closer to being prepared for the ultimate blasphemer, the Antichrist. For Christians, once again, pop music is removing the middle ground — the content of the music and videos is becoming blatantly satanic. How this can be supported and listened to by followers of Christ at this point seems hard to justify. And for those who are not Christians, maybe it is time to wonder why so many artists keep bringing up God, Jesus and ideas from the Bible in their music. to God and worship Him. Money will never provide fulfillment and certainly not the worship of it. But in God, there is eternal life, forgiveness of sins and riches in Heaven.