Having released the much hyped song Makekes, Jimmy Gait may just have put another stamp on the grave of what gospel music ideally should be.
“In every industry, there is always that one person who changes things, and I am one of them,” he told Chillax.
Maybe it is the silence of the Christians who are fed this kind of crap in the name of gospel making this musicians blinded by funds that we continue to see the death of the gospel music industry draw closer upon every new ‘gospel music’ release.
Lets for once address the gospel in the gospel music. Every new pastor in town and musician have found a niche in prosperity gospel. All Jimmy Gaits songs-Makekes included are about riches here on earth. Just like pastors who willa sk you to send some Mpesa ‘seed’ for unknown financial freedom, so does the likes of Jimmy Gait professing how at some point they were as broke as a church mouse and whoooola they became instant millionaires.
Let us for one look at the bible on who gives such promises
Matthew 4:8-9 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
No where in the bible has God promised unforeseen riches by planting seeds or something of the sort. Understanding that all riches belong to God, and he has promised us a great future but at these times, maybe we are too blind to think that that great future is in this world.
Christ’s words were
John 14:3: And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may bealso.
He could have as easily promised us countless riches in this world but no….in this world according to Christ this is what is ahead of us
M’t:24:6: And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
M’t:24:7: For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
M’t:24:8: All these are the beginning of sorrows.
M’t:24:9: Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
M’t:24:10: And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
M’t:24:11: And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
M’t:24:12: And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
Yet no musician or pastor wants to preach the end is near and people should repent…they want to preach that you have a great future a rich future if you plant a seed.
But this is no surprise for even the bible says
2Tm:4:3: For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
2Tm:4:4: And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
What better time than now? People don’t want to listen to the truth but fables.
Lets look at the dancers…even his very fans have rejected the song terming it more secular than gospel. Jimmy Gait says Makekes is a new standard in gospel music videos. What will follow this ‘new’ standard? Naked dancers?
If Gait was a genuine Christian then at some point he would have read something like this
Romans 12:1: I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
Romans 12:2: And be not conformed to the standards of this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
1Pe:3:3: Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;
1Pe:3:4: But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
His dancers had nothing Christian to show of in what was to be a gospel music. For a song that will be viewed by kids and parents alike…is it too much to ask that this song be made a secular song? It has no gospel in it, it has no teachings in it, it has no moral values for which i would want my kids to look at-in short this is a perfect example of what a modest Christian should keep away from.