Archive for May, 2009

ambassador-articleI couldnt believe this when I heard this. The Ambassador has been a pioneer in christian hip hop together with the rest of the Cross Movement camp with theologically based lyrics.  His three albums have definitely encouraged and challenged me to go deeper into God’s word.

I know I shouldnt be surprised because of the deceitful nature of sin and it is not the first time someone has fallen in the christian world but nevertheless, this one did shock me. Cross Movement Record’s statement reads as follows

Dear  Body of Christ,

It is with much grief, severe disappointment and an overwhelming fear of the Lord that Cross Movement Records is sad to announce that we will be discontinuing the forwarding and promotion of the Artist and Minister, The Ambassador AKA William “Duce” Branch, due to recent findings of moral failure in his marriage.  It is CMR’s past, current and prayerfully, future position that living in moral compromise is unacceptable and never allowable in the lives of any of the ministers that we co-labor with.   We continue to hold up the teachings of Christ as the standard for all Christians and especially those in Christian leadership and public ministry.  Although it is a rare find these days, discipline is still one of the true marks of the true Church.

That being said, we also know according to Hebrews 12:6 that “whom The Lord loves He disciplines.”  So we know that our beloved brother Duce is under the Lord’s loving care (Hebrews 12:5-11).  We at CMR solicit your prayers for him as he begins the uphill climb of restoration through the process of repentance.  We also ask that you remember his wife and children in your quiet time with our Lord as well.  We are reminded by Galatians 6:1, that we are to work toward the restoration of our dear brother in due season and also to do such in the spirit of meekness, considering ourselves lest we also be tempted.

Lastly, some that have had this circumstance announced to them through other sources have begun to suggest some type of cover-up or a sweeping under the carpet by CMR because of a slight delay in this statement versus the announcement that has already happened in William Branch’s church.  This is the farthest thing from the truth.  This matter was unbeknownst to CMR and upon discovery we have taken the proper time to speak with the Lord, The Ambassador, his church leadership and many other Christian leaders regarding this issue.  After seeking wisdom and allowing the appropriate amount of time to make sure we had all the issues in full consideration, we have come forward as quickly as we were able to after completing this process.

In conclusion, we apologize for the effect that this may have on many who have followed and supported The Ambassador, Cross Movement and Cross Movement Records for many years.  Despite this unfortunate occurrence, CMR and all of its artist/ministers continue committed, our resolve unaffected, with the mission of making the message of the Cross known to the world.  Again, we ask for your prayers as we keep our hands to the plow, heal our wounded and worship the God of our Salvation.  We remain Christ’s and your servant.

Sincerely,

John Wells

Pres/CEO

Cross Movement Records/ Issachar Media

Please remember the Ambassador and his family in your prayers as they go through this difficult time and may this be a constant reminder to us all to continually examine ourselves daily so that we do not allow any compromise of sin to creep into our lives

Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall (1 Cor 10:12)

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The Way of the Master – The Summary of Salvation – Episode 4

The Way of the Master – Practice What You Preach – Episode 5

The Way of the Master – Idolatary – The Darling Sin of Humanity – Episode 6

The Way of the Master – WDJD – Episode 8

The Way of the Master – Blasphemy, Sabbath and Parents – Episode 9

The Way of the Master – Murder –  Episode 10

The Way of the Master – Adultery – Episode 11

 True and False Conversion

Where does your Christianity stop?

Every Christian needs to see this

A message to Christians

Whatever happened to Personal Evangelism?

miu-miu-disco-metallic-handbagWhat do I mean by this? I mean do you pop Jesus out whenever you need him and pop him back when you are finished. You see many people have Jesus as PART of their life opposed to Jesus being their WHOLE life. They consistently swear, get drunk, do those things that they ought not to, have no desire or hunger for the things of God. In a nutshell, they are displaying the fruits of the flesh and not the fruit of the spirit (Galatians 5), but then something good happens in their life and they are the first ones to pop Jesus out of the handbag and thank God.

This is a stench in His nose because they are just paying lip service but their lives are consistently contrary to Gods word. So the question is, is Jesus your life and only part of your life? Is your ‘commitment’ to Christ limited to just an ackowledgemnt that he exists and that he supplies for you or have you totally surrendered your life to him and desire what he desires and hates what he hates which is sin.

I know Barack Obama but I bet if you asked him if he knew me, the answer would be no. In the same way, many people know and even acknowledge Jesus, believe that he died on the cross and rose on the third day but MANY of those very same people will hear Jesus say ‘ I never knew you’ when they stand before him to give an account (Matthew 7:23)

So how do you know that you will not be amongst that number. The bible makes it clear. Examine yourself to see if you are in the faith

2 Corinthians 13:5

Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified.