“And if you faithfully obey the voice of the LORD your God, being careful to do all his commandments that I command you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth.”
This first verse in Deuteronomy 28 promises the blessings of obedience to God.
“And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the LORD your God. Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the field. Blessed shall be the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground and the fruit of your cattle, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock. Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out.”
The new album by Kanye West entitled “Jesus is King” made its debut at number one on the Billboard Top 200, the standard for album performance in the music industry.
One has to wonder if the efforts of born-again Christian Kanye West and the changes he has made in his life to profess faith in Christianity are now reaping God’s blessings.
The success of West’s “Jesus is King” album certainly seems to indicate that.
Consider that critics have lambasted Kanye West for his religious stance and have predicted his experimentation with gospel hip-hop would end in complete failure, long before his latest album was released.
Instead, it has done just the opposite.
“Jesus is King” accumulated 196.9 million on-demand audio streams. West had the equivalent of 264,000 album units, 109,000 of which were pure album sales.
“Jesus is King” also slightly outperformed his previous album, “Ye,” which had 208,000 album units, and 85,000 and pure album sales.
Not only did West’s album take the top slot in music, but it tied the record for the most number one albums in a row by an artist at nine, tying with Eminem.
“So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven,”