So it's been forever since I've posted a blog... and I really do apologize about that! My plan is to get better at doing that. I've had so much going on in my heart and soul over the past year, and I haven't been communicating very well with all of you, and that's gotta change. So as you may have seen on my Instagram & Facebook, I've been posting a lot of things with the hashtag #SetItOff. "Set It Off" the title of my latest single, has the idea behind it that I want to really burn down a lot of the traditional practices that we practice in out typical churches, and really dive into the bible to see what it says.
So without making this a super long blog post about why I need to blog more, lets look at the quiz:
I've always wondered how we got 3 days and 3 nights from the Easter story that I've heard growing up in church. The math just never added up. At very best when you stretch it to count the entire day on Friday, and the entire day on Sunday, you still fall short of 3 days and three nights.
I say that doing that is really "stretching it" because John 11:9 says "Jesus answered, "Are there not twelve hours of daylight? A man who walks by day will not stumble, for he sees by this world's light..." (NIV)
We also know that Christ didn't die till the evening hours on the day that he did die. Matthew 27:46 "And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, "Eli, Eli, Lama sabachthani?" that is, "My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?" (NKJV) So, we can't count THAT day.
To answer the quiz, we have to work backwards. We know that He Rose on the first day of the week. (Mark 16:9). And we also have to remember that a Hebrew day goes from SUNSET TO SUNSET. Making the first day of the week actually start on what we would call Saturday night.
That makes total sense because Mary Magdalene began her way out to the tomb on the first day of the week while it was still dark, and HE HAD ALREADY RISEN. (John 20:1) So that would mean that he most likely rose on what we call Saturday night sometime between sunset and before the the sun rose on what we call Sunday.
So from there, lets count backwards:
Saturday DAY (1) | Friday NIGHT (1) Friday DAY (2) | Thursday NIGHT (2) Thursday DAY (3) | Wednesday NIGHT (3)
OK... That would mean He WAS CRUCIFIED AT THE 9TH HOUR ON WEDNESDAY and put in the grave by sundown that evening.
But some would say "But hey, they wanted Him off the cross because the next day was a Sabbath" (John 19:31) "That would HAVE to make it a Friday evening wouldn't it?"
But if we understand Gods holy days that He gave in the OT, we'd know that THE FIRST DAY OF UNLEAVENED BREAD IS CONSIDERED A HIGH SABBATH (Leviticus 23:7).
That totally makes sense because Mark says that Mary bought spices AFTER the Sabbath and yet still waited for the first day of the week to anoint Christ's body. (Mark 16:1-2)
Been waiting for the latest George Moss single? The wait is almost over!! Next Tuesday you will get a chance to hear new music, but even more then that, you will get to hear the message George wants to express. Yes, the "music" is still George Moss, but the message has matured and grown. Be ready as George begins to question what we've been taught for years in our "churches". More the anything, George asks us to dive into the scriptures and examine what the Bible teaches. Urging us to go deeper and unpack the truth. Be ready and willing to discuss questions about the Word. Before it was "time", now it's time to "Set it off"! #GetYokedUp #Setitoff
On Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 my family and I welcomed Judah David George Moss to the world. I knew that time time was coming soon for him to be born, but his due dates wasn't until Feb. 5th. For a few weeks prior, my wife was having some braxton hicks contractions (if you don't know what that is, don't worry about it, I didn't either. Just google it). As she was having them, I was telling her that if only he cold wait until after Wednesday, everything would be fine. I had a lot of really "important" things to do that day. I had an important meeting scheduled for that morning, an appointment for a haircut, a promo video shoot, and I was also had a speaking engagement that night. But as much as I tried to tell my wife to "hold it", God was determined to show me what is truly important.
Oooooooohh @beaconmusic! I'm shaking in my boots!! The @oxenapparel Kickball Classic is goin down June 11th in Kentwood, MI! Click the link for more info on how you can sign up to play https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1473110249647364&tsid=0.4039067786652595&source=typeahead or you can click the link in my IG bio.
All the hard work, hustle, worry, joy, pain, planning, etc. it's all vanity. "...fear God and keep His commandments..." That's the only thing that matters.
So proud of my lil cuz @aupton9!! And a special whashannin' to all of the class of 2015 grads!
One key to success is having something to aim for. #LifeLessonsFromThePotty
Stopped at chicken coop for lunch and ended up sharing the gospel with the good folks there. That's the type of food that really fills you up! #GetYokedUp #OxenApparel
This is what happens when your meeting runs long downtown.
So my wife didn't like my framed #VinceLombardi "What It Takes To Be No. 1" poster I had hanging in the guest bathroom from when I was single, so she thought this was a better decoration. And there are flowers and butterflies on the other wall. She asked me if I liked it, and I said... Well instead of telling you what I actually said, what do you think I should have said??
West Michigan!! Me & @beaconmusic along with @oxenapparel is bout to literally "kick" off the summer!! Thursday June 11th, 2015 @ East Kentwood High School field! If you want to sign up to be on a team, Check the link in the bio! Spots are limited and its first come first serve! So sign up asap!
Shout out to @palaciospictures for putting in the good work today! My job is over, now the real work begins.
Sometimes you just need to powder your nose
Rule no.1, take off your name badge before shooting
Shooting a video all day today! #ThankGodItsMonday
Cooking for my family is one of the greatest joys of life. Flank steak, pan roasted cabbage, and my wife dubbed these potatoes "rolly pollies"
The homie @imgmalcolm just dropped a new music video today! Peep that dope @oxenapparel hoodie he got on! Check out the "I Do It" video on YouTube http://youtu.be/Y3ZIQUgED6k #getyokedup #oxenapparel
Somebody is ready to watch the fight tonight! Who are you rooting for tonight? #mayweathervspacquiao
I can never have too many of these in the kitchen.
Making another stop at the post office. Seems like I'm here every other day (because I am lol). Shipping out. @oxenapparel orders! Today is the LAST DAY to get 50% off EVERYTHING in the store!! Sale ends at midnight EST. www.oxenapparel.com #oxenapparel #getyokedup