Thursday, November 27, 2008

The Next Factor: Overcoming the Spirit of Lauryn Hill

By S-Dot for The S-Dot Files

Okay, so as you know I used to be this "limelight" dude. You know "that dude." The person usually standing next to, hanging out with, talking to, dating... Yes, "that dude."

Well, being God remixed from player-to-prayer has taken some serious getting used to.

OVERCOMING the BOOTY: Breaking the Sex Hex --- peep it on the download today!

I don't struggle with women in the world the way I used to. Don't get it twisted, F-I-N-E is still F-I-N-E, but I'm not called to the ministry of "missionary dating." I thank God for that ministry because it saved me (Good lookin' about K.I.M. and Ms. Theda "the Rose that grew from concrete" - that woman practically prayed a brother into the Kingdom during our late night phone calls about being celibate, and not loving it - lol). But it's not in line with my calling.

That being said, I've tried to broaden my perspective on the elusive "her." She was driving me nuts for a season. Every time I would hear someone praising extra hard in service, I would open my eyes and say, "God, is that her?" I'm absolutely certain I got on His first and last nerve with that question.

After being weaned off women that want the bling for those that exalt the King, I've had some struggles with women of God. I used think that just because a woman loved God, she'd be good. Nah. Sisters have struggles too. They all weren't Delilahs (Judges 16:1-22), Tamars (Genesis 38:1-30) and Jezebels (1 Kings 16:30-33). Many of them were simply women beguiled by that GodSexy (shameless plug...this myspace) anointing reflected in me that I see in them.

Hold up...let me set the mood...

( ( ( sDOTtv ) ) ) now playing Grand Puba "What Goes Around"

Speaking of which...lately my communication portals (e-mail, text, phone, IM, etc.) have been active lately. That holiday moon has sisters looking for a 'decent' dude to take with them wherever. It gets on my nerve being the designated 'safe dude' as if I don't have struggles. Sometimes sisters lean on me too much. And y'all play too much too with all this touchy-feely stuff sometimes. A few years would've been...

Hold up...I've got to plead the Blood.

You know God is a such a Deliverer. I just got delivered from my Lauryn Hill idolatry. It was serious. No, I'm really serious. I envisioned going to Jamaica witnessing to her. Telling her to grab Zion and the Kids and throwing whatever we could carry into a jeep, heading to the airport and going straight from JFK to church get her baptised in the Holy Spirit. And then she would sing songs like this to me....

( ( ( sDOTtv ) ) ) now Lauryn Hill "I Just Want You Around"

Okay, Lauryn just for the record...I would've never took your love for granted. And you would've never had to keep your feelings underground. Aiight, see this is what happens when I just randomly start typing a blog. I hope you folks don't rebuke me. Okay, I'm rebuking myself. Lauryn, I'm still praying for you sis. Hey, I said, "sis." I'm praying for her in a brotherly way. And if God for whatever reason, His will be done, not mines...sees to have sister Lauryn one day want to get baptised and I happen to be there... Well, y'all pray for me. A brother is still but a man.

So, I was going to change the subject but then I thought back to my "Lauryn" moment. Allow me to share, but 1st let's cue up some mood music. Hit them Lauryn 'you could've/should've been Mrs. Jones' Hill...

( ( ( sDOTtv ) ) ) now playing Lauryn Hill "Doo Wop"

Okay, so back to the Lauryn Hill fixation. It was the early 90's and one of my peops ran with the Refugee Camp and was trying to link us for hot minute. They would always run into me and say, "I have this sister that if the two of you get together it would be crazy. She's so brillant. Writes crazy. She's got a humble spirit, she's earthy and fly. And she's all hip-hop." I couldn't wait to meet her. In fact, I even took a trip up to Tiffany's just to window shop, just in case. Hey, you never know...Time passed, it never happened.

Fast forward, I see the multi-platinum Fugees like the rest of the world, and of course I think she's definitely a potenital wife-piece outwardly. At that time I was not in Christ and still seeking, into those "higher consciousness" type of women, that smell like frankincense and cocoa butter with their headwraps (there are some Eryka Badu stories too --- one night at this speakeasy at the Brooklyn Moon Cafe...she did this poem to looking right at me 'love jones' style, in front of my live-in girlfriend. That woman still brings that up to this day, if I bump into her --- but that's another story, my bad), naturals, chic hair cuts (a certain Grammy winner was my lust-interest during that period of life --- this woman was a multi-platinum freak, I won't tell, but if you only knew...I pray she's found Jesus after some of the stuff we did) and so Ms. Hill was definitely my type.

Well, we kept bumping into each other always at little "industry" shindigs and this person that kept waving the "Lauryn is your wife" banner would always be there and say, "This is her." And the 1st time, I was like, "Yo, but that's L-Boogie. That's Lauryn Hill." And they said, "Duh. Yeah. Trust me. I know you, and I know her. Trust me. It's like looking in a mirror."

Thus began the idolatry with Ms. Lauryn Hill or as I like to call that season "The Indoctrination in Ms. Lauryn Hill" (hmm...chapter note).

It was really bad too. When she got married (or didn't he "common law" her?)... I know some of their inner-circle people that would give me unsavory information about that brother's comings and goings that I relished hearing (Gossip and malice is sinfulness people). Sadly, I was "hating" and coveting that man's woman.

I repented. And today, I apologize brother. That was wrong. Damn...I'm still thinking about her. I've got to get this Lauryn Hill monkey off my back... Okay, I think I need to look at anohter clip at why it didn't work out with Lauryn and I... Yeah, that's it.

( ( ( sDOTtv ) ) ) now playing Lauryn Hill "NAACP Accpetance Speech"

Now, she started this speech (I swore at the time it was telepathetically to me and our souls were entwined --- it was "higher consciousness" season) just the way a wife-piece should. Still today, I break down when I hear this speech. Hold up... Okay, now I was just hating because Mr. Marley showed up with that white headwrap and those white pants on. (enter --- "the Mad Blogger") I couldn't believe he stood there in that outfit. Y'all know that God is going to deal harshly with me later, so start praying for me right now.

Wow! She loved God. She was so committed and filled with purpose to deliver her Christ-centered message of compassion and hope. Her humility made me say at that moment, "I want one." Here's my favorite quote: "We are being true lovers of God." Okay, that stronghold is back. I'm going to need to pray....

( ( ( sDOt ) ) ) now playing Lauryn Hiill "Damnable Heresies"

You know I just thought about the F-I-N-E women that I've dated, and I do mean F-I-N-E, because of this stronghold.

Everyone from back then knows...there was of course Ms. Samantha...aka "Brooklyn's Finest." Yes, there's a book...although I'm probably going to retitle it since dude from B.K. rocked my title on a screenplay already (congrats, Brooklyn Stand Up!).

Wow. I haven't thought of Sam in years. And I was bewitched just like Darren Stevens too. We both were. She won't deny it either. That's so funny. I tell you this woman had that "earthy" thing to her too. She had those "Lauryn Hill" like qualities. And she was at the time a full-blown beguiler. We never had sex (it was mind-sex), and that's what made our relationship so intense. I used to sleep over a lot. But we never had sex. We would have these nice intimate dinners and really talk. We'd stare across the table into each others swooning eyes, both thinking, "If this table wasn't between us..." I would meet her at her place. Yes, I was creepin' on K.I.M. Get over it. She's has. She just had a son J. Mason III on October 26th by her husband and lifelong "Mr. Jones" (see how God gave my ex the same last name as me, and now our daughter doesn't have to grow up in house with that stain of illegitimacy that many people from fractured families feel? --- that's call God's favor)

Back to "Brooklyn's Finest" Ms. Samantha...we'd spend hours in our fantasy land. I met most of her family and friends. We seriously talked about, and I called myself leaving K.I.M. for her a few times. I packed my bags. K.I.M. unpacked them. I kept seeing her. K.I.M. packed my bags. I unpacked them.

One night, we foolishly watched "love jones" and then we really had that same overnight struggle, and played songs for each other on her desktop until the sun came up. I grew even more smitten in not "hitting it." NOTE: You don't have to be ho to establish a relationship. Then we cooked breakfast. Sam was the first woman, I would've bought feminine hygiene products. Yep, I would've walked right up to the register with the Stay Free Maxi-pads, Summer's Breeze feminine wash (I have sisters), pain killers, chocolate and whatever food cravings she had. But, she never asked...but I would've bought them. Sam grew me up in my intimacy with being able to be around a woman without "entering" her.

In hindsight, I see, for me she was unattainable booty. She told me once, while lying beside me in her butt-naked splendor, "I'm telling you, if you "enter me" then we're in a relationship mister, period. I know you're living with someone, and I accept that, for now. You will figure out where you want to be for life. And If, I'm still available when you're done figuring it out, then fine. We're going to be together for life, period. If not, you'll regret losing me, because I'm a phenomenal woman (she wasn't lying). And you know from the moment we connect that I'm not interested in dating anyone else, and you know that. A week after we met, she even broke up with her last "situation" right in front of me one day, she simply let him know she was into me "completely." And that they were done! Just like that. She was gangsta with her love for me. I'd never seen a woman be that honest before. She reminded me of my mom --- yep, that again (that blog on Thanksgiving) I was whipped. But don't try to take advantage of the fact that I'm diggin' you, and think you're going to sleep with me and then go home to K.I.M. with no consequences. You shouldn't lose sight of the reality that I know, because you invited me to where you live (and she'd met me in front of my building a few times). So, if we sleep together, we both know it's going to be too damn good to sneak around to fully enjoy it. You know you want all of this, so don't try to sampler get the meal. We deserve all of who wants to be in our lives. I told you, don't be selfish. You know how I feel about you. You're the first man, I'm not going to run from. I'm terrible. But, I'm not running. So, I'm going to be a woman, and go and have a conversation with her about that if you're intimate with me (she had the MJB in her too - smile). So, don't enter me without realizing you won't just be exiting my life without consequences."

Of course you know this meant, I went as close to the consequences as I could go. I took her on vacation to the Domincan Republic (and K.I.M. and Taylor picked me up from JFK when I got back, and I ignored her in the airport in front of all of our friends), while I was in a live-in relationship. I spent every free moment with her, monopolizing her time which could've been spent with someone actually available to give her the love she was looking for and deserved. But, hey I started working out again. She made me feel like a man. Listen that MJB joint "Feel Like A Woman" and you'll get a sense of what I'm saying, but from a brother's perspective. Being with her made me feel alive.

I was bewitched.

Which brings me to the book OVERCOMING the BOOTY: Breaking the Sex and this week's blogs, click back by to check them out and share your opinion. Have a great week.

( ( ( sDOTtv ) ) ) now playing Bewitched "The Dress Maker"

Okay, I"m going to end on that note. Have a great night peops.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Serpent and The Rainbow

By S-Dot for The S-Dot Files

Before beginning this week's blog...ALLOW ME TO REINTRODUCE MY CHRIST!!!

( ( ( sDOTtv ) ) ) now playing Blair Wingo "Allow To Reintroduce My Christ"

Perhaps you’ve noticed that those that subscribe to serpentine lifestyle culture using the ‘rainbow’ as a sign of pride, and you simply dismissed it as yet another marketing tactic. It’s not. This is falsehood disguised as truth. Satan the tempter is a bootlegger that corrupts and contaminates the people, places and things of God with a counterfeit Babylonian system rooted in the pride of life.

Does the enemy have you chasing rainbows and replacing God's will?

( ( ( sDOTtv ) ) ) now playing The Serpent and The Rainbow “Voodoo”

The rainbow is a sign of God’s covenant with His people. When we forfeit the signs and wonders that He has provided for us as symbols of an ordered life of holiness, we defile our eternal peace accepting counterfeit culture.

Let us take a look at the Word of God and examine the full Gospel of the Kingdom (from Genesis to Revelation). In the Book of Genesis chapter 9 gives the account of God’s establishment of a covenant with EVERY creature on the earth.

Read it for yourself:
12 And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: 13 I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. 14 Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, 15 I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life. 16 Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.” (Genesis 9:12-16)

There is no distinction made as to who can take ownership of the rainbow as a social status symbol. It affirms a covenant between God and all creation. To defile it as a symbol for anything other than what it was clearly expressed to be, does not glorify God. For those that say they embrace it as a symbol to communicate that they too are in covenant with God, let us examine God’s criteria for judging those in covenant with Him in verse 5 it says: “4 But you must not eat meat that has its lifeblood still in it. 5 And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal. And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man.”

God will demand an accounting of ALL for their lives, and how they protected their lifeblood (which is represented by our zara, Hebrew for “seed”).

Are you recklessly spreading your lifeblood (semen, etc.) around under the guise of the world’s delusion of “safe sex?”

QUESTION: What should you have to be “safe” from? If you live a life ordered by God’s desire for “wait sex,” you’ll receive who He is preparing especially for you. And you know God’s got great taste. Trust God.

Sisters, you are never once in Scripture commanded to ‘do you’ with our lifeblood. Brothers, we are never once in Scripture encouraged to participate in serpentine-like phallic worship, devouring the lifeblood of our fellow man.

Now, let’s examine the appearance of the Presence of the Lord in the prophetic account of the Book of Ezekiel it reads in verse 1:28: “Like the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the radiance around him. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. When I saw it, I fell facedown, and I heard the voice of one speaking.”

Notice, God sends light bearers (messengers) with a multi-hued halo of His holiness. The rainbow is a sign of God’s Presence, not a symbol for pride of life.

Finally, when the Presence of the Lord is manifested in the Book of Revelation, it reads in verse 4:3 “And the one who sat there had the appearance of jasper and carnelian. A rainbow, resembling an emerald, encircled the throne.” There is a 2nd reference to the rainbow in verse 10:1 “Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven. He was robed in a cloud, with a rainbow above his head; his face was like the sun, and his legs were like fiery pillars.”

The character of God demonstrates He desires us to be fruitful, divide and multiply. We are not to call to add behavior that will subtract our lifeblood in disobedience to the Word of God. Father does not call us to indulge our flesh with lustful pursuits doing us. He calls us to pursue and subdue by dominion. Those that are doing them operate by domination, hence you’ll notice many of them will use the services of a dominatrix to defile, break and corrupt them into submission to lustfulness. This isn’t godly intimacy, its lust-filled idolatry.

The rainbow is not a symbol of sexual expression, period. It represents God’s covenant. To imply otherwise is a denial of the Word of God for the wants of misguided humanity. Let’s stop trying to bootleg God.

The rainbow is a symbol of God’s covenant. Not a sign for pride of life disobedience to the Word of God. ALL are called to covenant under the rainbow. And ALL will be judged for their misdeeds, defiance and defilement under the covenant of the rainbow.

Reclaim your rainbow!

Kingdom Pride!!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

When Love Moves On...

Let's all lift up our prayers of petition for our leaders

Let us pray: Father God, we pray for an anointing like Jehu so that we might kill the deceptive spirit of Jezebel – which manifests itself as principality of manipulation, lawlessness, greed and rebellion against Your Word and will. Father, as a called generation, we ask for an impartation of the spirit of Elijah, so that we might be sent to prepare for the triumphant return of the Messiah. Let us rejoice like Obadiah when the spirit of Your servant returns to say, “Elijah is here (1 Kings 18:8, 11 & 14)” Send forth Your Divine guidance as our enemies surround us. Protect us O’ Lord God Almighty, our heavenly Father. Use us as Your sons and daughters to thwart the plans of the enemy. Shield us from unrighteousness with the covering of the Blood of our sacrificing Savior Yahushua (Jesus) Christ, amen, amen, amen.

Congratulations President-Elect BARACK OBAMA on this historic vote of confidence in change!

Is She In Love With Another Man?

By S-Dot for The S-Dot Files

“Don’t talk…just listen” – Jodeci

( ( ( sDOTcast ) ) ) now playing WHEN LOVES MOVES ON “Various Artists”
When Love Moves On


In life, we too often hold onto “dead things” which God has willed to perish. We don’t just grieve – we cleave, and hang onto hopeless situations that leave us feeling helpless. That’s not God’s best, that’s settling for right-now. God desires you have a godly relationship, not just a distraction. Stop and listen to what that person that’s falling short is actually saying to you. Not just with their words, but also their actions and deeds. Look at what their life is showing you.

Are you trying to love someone that’s hellbent on being unlovable?

Break that stronghold and move on. The world, at best can only offer you happiness. But a GodSexy love gives you joy. A GodSexy love gives you a swagger that shows you’re undeniably blessed and highly favored to have a jewel from Father’s crown.

Rise up and claim the love that God has for you.

GodSexy…the love movement begins with you (stay tuned…).

The S-Dot Files
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P.S. To every woman that every got the courage to leave me rather than anchor me to unfulfilled dreams, “thank you.” I pray that God has granted you the love that you sought and deserve.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Break the Spirit of Depression, today!

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As this day goes down in history, there will be some that will see the outcome of this days events adversely.
The seeds of depression will be sown into their lives.
They will suffer regret and disappointment because their candidate of choice did not win.

We must not be insensitive to those who held out hope and came up short.
Let's not add to the stronghold of depression in the lives of others. Let's not gloat. We must come together in the spirit of unity as a community, like Israel in the days of Nehemiah and begin the process of rebuilding the walls of our great nation. First at home, and then in our neighborhoods, and so forth.

Today, America...tomorrow wherever God leads.

This is a bittersweet for me.
I am honored to be able to cast my ballot for my candidate BARACK OBAMA but I also recognize that JOHN MCCAIN, even if I don't agree with his politics is still a man who will suffer hurt and loss in the coming days.
He will be visited by the spirit of depression.
Let us lift up petitions to heaven for healing and restoration to the MCCAIN/PALIN campaign in the days ahead.

OPEN THE BOOK Take a few minutes to study and meditate on the following two scriptures today: Romans 12:2 (bounce back from living in lack); 2 Corinthians 10:4 (empowered people).

NOW A MOMENT OF WORSHIP Let's, rejoice in His Presence.

( ( ( sDOTtv ) ) ) now playing Tye Tribbett & G.A.

Sing along...
He's EVERYTHING to me /
He's everything to me.
Is He everything to you?

DON'T FORGET TO BARACK THE VOTE!!! Rewind selector...

Now, let us reflect back on a snapshot that frames the importance of this historic day in history.
Let us revisit the candor, integrity, humble heart and inspiring words of BARACK OBAMA just a few weeks ago in August.

( ( ( sDOTtv ) ) ) A Tribute to Change | Barack Obama’s DNC videography introduction

( ( ( sDOTtv ) ) ) The Dream Becomes Vision | Barack Obama’s historic DNC speech 8-28-08

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This issue of The S-Dot Files is dedicated to the memory of Shakir Stewart, Executive Vice President of Def Jam records who tragically took his life this past weekend in his Atlanta home at age 34.

SHAKIR STEWART was a Mover and Shaker responsible for signing and supporting such artists as Young Jeezy and Rick Ross

Break the stronghold of depression in your life, today!!!

I pray that God brings healing, restoration and deliverance upon the Stewart family in this hour of testing, trial and tribulation.

R.I.P. Shakir Stewart

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Monday, November 3, 2008

Def Jam's Shakir Stewart, 34 commits suicide

Hip Hop is stunned at the suicide of Def Jam’s 34-year old executive vice president, Shakir Stewart who was found at 4 p.m. in the bathroom of his Atlanta home and was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.

Island Def Jam Music Group, the label’s parent company released the following official response: “[Def Jam chairman] LA Reid and all of us at Island Def Jam Music Group are deeply saddened by the passing of our dear friend and colleague Shakir Stewart," the statement said. "Shakir was an amazing man in every sense of the word. A truly incredible friend and father who was an inspiration to not only our artists and employees, but to his family and the many people that had the privilege of counting him as a friend. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family at this very difficult time.”

Stewart’s fiancĂ©e, Michael Rivers jointly release a statement along with family noting, “over the past several weeks, Shakir's behavior was inconsistent with the man we all know and love. As much as we all tried to help him, Shakir was in deep pain and largely suffering in silence.”

On a personal note, Hip Hop Empowers the Vote! extended an invitation to Mr. Stewart who succeeded Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter in his lucrative position to serve as the keynote speaker for a proposed October townhall discussion at his alma mater Morehouse College. The event was unable to take place due to scheduling conflicts.

Stewart was instrumental in launching the careers of Young Jeezy and Rick Ross

My condolences to the Stewart, Island Def Jam Music Group, the bereaved family, friends and loved ones in this hour of grief. I pray that God restores the Stewart family beyond this untimely tragic event.