Fighting Spirit

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Fighting Spirit

I once heard a story of Mike Tyson, a professional boxer. Before every fight his trainer use to tell him "your looking good, I believe in you!!"

Mike, because of his trainers encouragement, won every fight.

Are you in a struggle or a fight?

God believes in you and has equipped you with all you need to fight. The Devil is in the corner of the ring and we have to keep fighting!! Brother, Sister, The Bible says in Ephesians 6:12 "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Satan does not want you to be successful or God focused! He wants to rob you from your salvation. He wants your full attention!! I write this knowing the battle, going through a battle to fight for my Salvation and family.

I know I have to use the tools God has given me to fight against the enemy! 

Ephesians 6:13-17 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

We are equip for the fight! We are only strong through Christ. He is the one who equipped us with this armor.

We have to live in the truth!

Imagine Brother or Sister if you're wearing a belt around your waist to hold up your pants or skirt and your belt broke. You would be embarrassed or ashamed. That is what the devil wants. To remove your belt of truth and make you ashamed. To replace that belt for his lies!! He is the father of lies.

We have to be accountable through our battles. It defeats
his tactics. He wants us to be ashamed and live in his lies and deceit.

The Bible says in 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

That's accountability and Satan hates it. It is hard because we may feel a fear of rejection or thoughts that "If I tell them my struggles or sin  they will distant themselves from me" but know those are lies of the devil! Don't fall into that web of lies. If we're confessing our sins we are being accountable. Maybe we had a drink, smoked, gossiped, lied, or were deceitful taking drugs but remember Brothers and Sisters when we are accountable to confess our sins not only will we receiving forgiveness from our Father God but we defy and push back the powers of darkness!!

When we're struggling with sin or trials, battles if we're truly honest we don't want to be around people. We isolate our or want to be on our own because we're afraid to have fellowship in case people may see through us to our sin or trials, these battles. When we're transparent and confess our weakness we're able to have fellowship with one another.

In 1 John 1: 5-7 we read, "This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin."

Verse 7 tells this "We are able to have fellowship with one another IF we WALK IN THE LIGHT!!"

We need to be on the front foot ready to be accountable. If we stay isolated we are more easily attacked.

1 Peter 5:8  Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

Lions attack prey that are on their own. They will never attack groups of prey. They wait until they see an animal on its own isolated then attack. EXACTLY LIKE SATAN.

When we're together we're strong. When we're alone we are weak. We don't need to fight alone! We have each other and even more than that we have a Supernatural Powerful Victorious God who is on our side and has equipped us with what we need! 

When God fills us with His Holy Spirit and we receive the gift of tongues it strengthens our spirit. Spiritually we have to be strong.

1 Corinthians 14:4 "The one who speaks in a tongue builds up himself, but the one who prophesies builds up the church."

Brothers and Sisters lets fight through the struggles and trials together. Let's be transparent and authentic. A beautiful quote from a Brennan Manning says this. "It's better to be naked in truth than clothed in fantasy."

We have the victory in Jesus' name. NEVER give up. If Jesus said to the father "I'm Not Going to the cross for these people" then we wouldn't have life or a future in Christ. He took the 36 lashes. He took the Nails through His wrists and thorns on His head for ME and YOU. Jesus knew what our sin was. He knew our weaknesses, our trials, our Battles, and more before He went to the cross.

If you're struggling with sin or any battle right now find a friend to pray with you. Be transparent.

If you're not a christian and want to break out of whatever your trapped in pray this prayer, "Father I come to you an unclean sinner and know that through Jesus there is life. I believe that Jesus died on the cross and rose again. I want to be clean and live a good life through Jesus. Jesus I invite you into my heart. Forgive me for my sins. I accept you as my Lord and Savior. In Jesus name. Amen

Let's stand together in the victory of Christ, united, and reclaim what Satan may have stolen! Let's regain the ground he took and be God's Man/Woman. In Jesus name!!

God believes in you. He looks into your eyes and says "I Believe in you, your My child and your Fit for the fight your looking good"

In Jesus Name!!

 

Mark Gent is an Executive Blogger for OmniGod Music and President of OmniGod Music Group U.K.

 
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Vincent Tesoros "A Worldly Heaven"

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Vincent Tesoros "A Worldly Heaven"

Most people don’t understand the connection between Hip Hop and Christianity but it is there! Some will tell you that it doesn’t belong in the same category but a gift like this can be given and who are we to question it. Those who spend their days and nights proclaiming the name of Jesus through music ministry don’t care to waiver, because they know their purpose.

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This brings us to Vincent Tesoro. This gritty and transparent artist is in it for the souls. He states this in his profile on the OmniGod Music website saying, "My words need to be heard because we live in a dying world and I know I can connect with the hearts of people that are dying inside."

Starting his career in Pathway Movement but eventually deciding to go independent Vincent brings to the world his debut album with a style that is hard, direct, and relatable. This alternative feel is nothing normal to the Christian genre. "A Worldly Heaven" is an 18 track album. Packed with heart checks and deep thoughts I dare not compare it to any other artist.

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Vincent Tesoro brings the truth of his pain from the jump with his intro track called "Walk the Line." Displaying all this and more in tracks like "Mirror of Weakness," which to me seems like a song of reflection. His song "S.W.A.T." speaks of a rather strong and controversial subject, showing that he isn't afraid of the truth.

I honestly loved the vibe of this album and the best thing about it is his outro track. He finishes up with a little promotion from his mother which seals the deal.

I think artists who leave it all on the table and let the Lord speak through them are refreshing. I truly believe in this album as well as artists like Vincent Tesoro. Please take time to get to know him and listen to his music. You won't regret it!

 

Phillip Rosas is a Lead Review Writer for OmniGod Music.

 
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The Weeping Gate's "ThySelf Inimical".

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The Weeping Gate's "ThySelf Inimical".

The moment I started watching The Weeping Gate’s new video “Thyself Inimical”, I was struck by the imagery. The juxtaposition of old and new as well as comfort and wealth to a bare hard empty prison was awesome. From the quiet palm muted sounds, to the exploding chunky blazing death metal drifts as she climbs the stairs. All the way to the haunting melody of the piano/keyboard through the track….I was swept away. I loved the way the song was presented in the imagery all the way through to the end to the reveal showing that she was the monster, her own enemy. 

Now while I am not the biggest fan of Death Metal, I was impressed how well put together the song was. The keyboard melody and female vocals throughout, giving it a very haunting melody and softening the brutal riffs of the guitars. I was also pleasantly surprised to see that there are 2 male vocalists seemlesly singing the harsh death growl style of vocals, as I had not realized it was 2 guys. 

Overall I'd say this band is going to be huge and this video is a must see for any metal head regardless of what genre they prefer. I know I definitely will be keeping eyes on these guys. This is some of the best goth influenced melodeath I've heard in awhile.

 

Isaac Patterson is an executive writer for OmniGod Music.

 
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Your Memorial EP

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Your Memorial EP

Heavy and aggressive, yet beautiful and hypnotic. This is an apt description for Your Memorial’s self titled EP. The metal music of Your Memorial is full of contrasting elements. Instead of pulling the music apart these elements come together to elevate it to something wonderful. The band has created five new, incredibly heavy songs filled with color, texture and contrasting dynamics.

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Vocalist Blake Suddath spends a great deal of the EP with his voice dialed up to ten. His vocals are delivered with extreme aggression. There is no doubt that Suddath is giving everything that he has behind the microphone. Every word is delivered with maximum force. Guitarist Willie Weigel provides clean vocals and brings a bit of melody to the songs. The contrasting vocal styles brings a great deal of depth to the songs.

At times the music of Your Memorial is just as aggressive as Suddath’s vocals. The EP is filled with a variety of heavy, groove laden, palm muted guitar riffs. This is a band that is not shy about being a heavy metal band. There are heavy metalcore elements in the band’s music. But to strictly label them as a metalcore band is not a fair assessment. Your Memorial also mixes in influences from thrash metal, groove metal and post rock.

At times Your Memorial will musically flip the switch on the listener. There are some beautiful moments when the aggression falls away. Passages of dreamlike, cleanly played guitars fill the air. No distortion or testosterone fueled vocals, just a brief moment of calmness. There are other outstanding low key musical moments to be found. At times Willie Weigel has the opportunity to sing over some of the quieter sections. This of course sets the stage for Suddath’s raging return. These contrasting musical moments work to increase the dynamics of the heavy sections.

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I would be doing the band a great disservice if I did not mention bassist Mike Helms and drummer Tommy Weigel. A band is only as good as its drummer. Tommy Weigel handles the drum grooves quite skillfully. Far too often singers and guitarists receive too much credit for a band’s success. I am taking nothing away from Suddath and Willie Weigel. Both band members are worthy of a great deal of praise for their efforts. However, it would be difficult for them to do what they do so well without the band’s other half. Helms and Tommy Weigel lay down tight grooves and rhythms that allow Suddath and Willie Weigel the freedom to effectively play their parts.

Self titled releases usually belong to a band’s debut release. For Your Memorial this is not the case. Their self titled EP is actually the band’s swan song. After this release and a final tour the band, after eleven years, will be disbanding. All good things must come to an end. For their final release the band has put together a collection of exception songs. Your Memorial will be going out on an extreme high note.

 

Troy Tennard is an executive writer for OmniGod Music.

 
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The Thunderdome

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The Thunderdome

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I met this real cool man named Craig while at my wife's family's church in upstate New York a little while ago and we got to talking about OmniGod Music and what the future holds. During the conversation I mentioned that beyond music, we will be getting heavily involved with film. He brought up this really cool place in Atlanta called The Thunderdome and I was instantly intrigued!!

Today I received an email from Craig and I was so incredibly happy to see that he had included in that email the link to The Thunderdome!!

This is one of the coolest idea's I've seen in awhile!! Check it out.......

WHO THEY ARE:

Founded in 2010, The Thunderdome is an artist residency in Atlanta. They are a group of young filmmakers who are Christians- striving to grow in film, faith and friendships. They collaborate on work, share their equipment and experiences, and grow into the artists God created them to be.

WHAT THEY DO:

As full-time freelance filmmakers, they do it all - write, direct, shoot, edit and whatever else needs to be done. They have different strengths and different goals, but each of them is capable of taking a project from conception to completion. Throughout their time at The Thunderdome, they have done work for companies like Chick-Fil-A, ESPN, Papa John's, Zaxby's, the Weather Channel, Reach Records, the Atlanta Falcons, Home Depot and many more.

To learn more about The Thunderdome and their team of film makers, visit atlthunderdome.com.

 

MadeSacred is President of OmniGod Music Group.

 
 

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The Tongue

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The Tongue

I can remember when I was a small child and used to get involved in group games after school with the pupils and teacher. We used to play musical chairs or pass the parcel but the main one that I used to like was "Chinese Whispers.”

This is how we played it:

How to play ''Chinese Whispers''

  1. Depending on the number of people (11 is a nice number), put the players in a suitable formation that is comfortable for everyone. Usually a circle or similar shape, with the players tight against the edge of the wall.

  2. One person decides on a word or phrase to whisper into the ear of the person next to them. It does not matter what word or phrase is chosen.

  3. The person who had the word/phrase whispered to them now passes it to the person next to them in the same way as before, and so on down the team of people.

  4. When it gets to the last person they have to say what they think was whispered to them out loud. If it is correct, then you may do some kind of celebration to reflect the joy of getting it right.

    On the other hand it may be the complete opposite or  have metamorphosised into something totally unrelated and somewhat baffling.

James 3:7-10 All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil full of deadly poison. With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth comes praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters this should not be.

Our tongues are deadly weapons of destruction. As you may know it is so easy to speak things that are meaningless and don't edify our Brother/Sister. It is our duty to build one another up with love and encouragement.

I knew a brother who Nathan, from our church, reached out to. This particular brother was walking down the street feeling quite depressed and low within himself when Nathan saw him and asked "Hey man, how you doing?" This brother stopped in his tracks as Nathan continued speaking to him about Christ and the church. Within 1 hour of this conversation this brother was saved in Christ. When he is asked about this particular encounter the brother says "It was the nicest thing anybody has said to me. No-one has showed interest in me and asked how I am, but this conversation touched my heart"

You see in the same way we can tear down we can rather use our mouths to build up. We communicate with each other with our mouths.

Have you ever said something and later on regretted? Have you recognized how powerful your tongue can be? Most of the things we say in our life have an effect on our future and/or others. We can curse or bless, tear down or build up.
Even David was aware of his Tongue...

Psalm 141:3 Set a Guard over my mouth, Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips.

We have the Authority in Christ to speak things into being. God did it himself in Genesis.

Genesis 1:11-12 Then God said, "Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds." And it was so. The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.

We also have Authority to speak things into existence! When we know the Truth and are confident in Gods promises and are yielded to God we are able to speak things into being. It is important that we use our tongues to build up one another and not destroy or curse. There is power in our words.

Who do you feel needs to be edified today? What is that thing that isn't actually visible at this time that you’re longing to see come into being? Use your God given authority and in Jesus mighty Name to speak that thing into being! It may be a house you need, a car for transportation, a job for finances? Whatever it is say "In Jesus mighty Name I speak that into existence.” As you continue praying and calling to God for it you will see his blessing in it.

You may need to repent for words spoken from your mouth that weren't edifying. It’s good to recognize our mistakes and follow God in doing what's right. You may be living a good life, enjoying family, work, church, giving tithe, giving to charity, and essentially doing all the right things as well as praying and reading the Bible. Checking all the boxes but see what it says in James 1:26 Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.

Lets be cautious brothers and sisters, our Tongues are like snares and need to be constantly guarded. Let us build one another up. May Gods kingdom be known among us.

The Tongue can paint what the mind cant see!

Apparently the Tongue is the strongest muscle in the body. We have the strength and power to lift each other up!
In Jesus Holy Name!

 

Mark Gent is Executive Blogger for OmniGod Music and President of OmniGod Music Group U.K.

 
 

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Freddie and Sharon Lopez “One Voice”

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Freddie and Sharon Lopez “One Voice”

You may have heard of Freddie "Tailor Made" Lopez, if so you have to know that he has a heart for the lord. I have had the honor of reviewing an album for him before and when I got the go ahead to review "One Voice,” a beautiful worship album showing not only how versatile Freddie is but also featuring his wife Sharon who has a voice that was made for worship I feel that honor again.

I played the album for my wife and got chills. “One Voice” is an amazing EP with 7 songs for you to vibe and worship to. It is definitely an example of what a married couple should be.

From songs like "Only Jesus” to my personal favorite "One Voice " you immediately start to learn the words, sing along, and worship. I think that all the songs on this ep are amazing. It will have you in a spiritual moment. Your heart will be full of joy and your mind will be fixated on God.

Freddie and his wife set out to do what God has called them to. With their purpose and all glory going to God. I don’t usually give you the review to every song because we at OmniGod serve those who serve the Lord. I would love for you support this EP as you have every album, video or project we promote.

This EP was everything my wife and I needed. I look forward to the reaction from other couples and I congratulate Freddie and Sharon.

God is making moves. Now it is up to us to see them.

 
 
 

Phillip Rosas is Lead Review Writer for OmniGod Music.

 
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Pastor Fred Lopez "Rising Soundz"

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Pastor Fred Lopez "Rising Soundz"

"Rising Soundz" is a great book on ministry written by Pastor Fred Lopez that features a soundtrack and a dvd package.

The soundtrack is an incredible collection of songs. If you haven't seen the promo videos to "Rising Soundz", you are missing out. One of these songs is "Not of This World" featuring Bryann Trejo, Triple Thr33, Antwoine Hill and Kevin Santiago. The Kingdom Muzic Family (KMF) brought fire to a track that inspires greatly and carries a message that hits even harder. It is safe to say with the way this group takes over this beat, that they came to put in work.

I have watched this group of ministers create awesome music for the Lord for a while now, but it is much more than that. They are family and they are insanely authentic about their ministry.

"Not of This World" gave me chills. The truth behind it makes you think as well as search your own heart. I absolutely love Kingdom Muzic's ministry and the ministers involved. The work they put in for the Kingdom of Christ is a very much needed breath of fresh air.

I am sure you will love this video. "Rising Soundz" is flooded with some of the most spirit-filled tracks from Kingdom Muzic and is out for purchase at www.risingsoundz.com. Please be sure to visit the site and purchase your copy TODAY!!!! #KMF

CLICK HERE to purchase Rizing Soundz NOW!!

 

Phillip Rosas is an executive writer for OmniGod Music Group.

 
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GFLS' "Animated"

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GFLS' "Animated"

"Animated" meaning: Full of life, Excitement, High Spirited; Portraying a lively attitude is exactly what G.F.L.S., God's Front Line Souljahs, does.

Based out of the state of Ohio this group cons-isting of Marq Muziq, an artist I have reviewed before, as well as his group mates K.A. and IceBerg5:17 created a song and video that will grab your eyes and leave you loving what you see. This hype but truth filled video gives you a visual array of colors and life hence its title "Animated". Based on the popular foursome, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, it is a video your kids will love.

This song and video steer your hyperactive senses to the edge of your seat. "Animated" has a great track and message behind it. You wont want to sleep with this video on.  Do not be afraid to let go for the Lord. Praise Him with an "Animated" attitude.

 

Phillip Rosas is a writer for OmniGod Music.

 
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Tneek's "R.I.C.H."

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Tneek's "R.I.C.H."

Its finally here the R.I.C.H EP!!

In R.I.C.H., Restored from Iniquity, Clothed in Honour, Tneek takes you on a journey through her life writing you into the story of where she was and where she is now. Lyrically painting a picture of her newly found identity in God, "This God in my veins has got me rolling like I'm a queen" is expressed in the Intro.

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Her transparency comes through clear. Not holding back with how she feels we are listening to her heart. We look in the mirror of her life at how she contained an explosive anger before her life took a U-Turn towards Her Creator. A lot of her anger was towards injustice as well as seeing lives ruined by lies and deception.

Tneek's heart throughout this whole EP expresses that there is a new identity to be found by all, especially women whom she has witnessed selling their bodies and not escaping the lies of this world. Her heart cry is that woman can become Queens finding their true royalty in God and become R.I.C.H but NOT by money as is stated in Track 4 "How are you a Boss when money owns you?"

"Broken Girl" is a track where her heart cries out to God, "In the midst of all the pain I feel, Father can you hear me, are you able to heal?" This is a prayer that a lot of people who have pushed through brokenness would have yelled.

As you are taken into the very heart of Tneek and see the world through her lenses you find that this EP is not something that has been crafted overnight. Rather through pain, longing, tears, struggles and sleepless nights the recipe for this food has been crafted that is hard to swallow for some but nourishing and fulfilling for the open hearted.

Plug in your head phones or turn up your speakers and buckle up your seat belts because you're about to go on a journey of truth as well as hope. This will be a journey that will revolutionize your life and bring you a new perspective.

Tneek is now R.I.C.H. - Restored from Iniquities, Clothed in Honour!

 

Mark Gent is Operations Supervisor for OmniGod Music Group and President of OmniGod Music United Kingdom.

 
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Doc "Survival of the Fittest"

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Doc "Survival of the Fittest"

Doc's song "Survival of the Fittest" shares a glance into two separate worlds. One being the streets and the other being the music industry.

Remixed from an old Mobb Deep song and engineered by Dion White (an artist featured on this track) you will get the sense that this track is weighing in heavy with a transparent truth that will shine light into both the streets as well as the music industry each of which offer their own pitfalls. Dion White talks about the rough realities of the hood life while Doc offers a critique of the sometimes hard to navigate music industry.

This leaves no doubt that there is warfare within our streets and communities as well the music industry. "Survival of the Fittest" is packed with quality production and a flow that compliments the beat. This song projects the life and times of the world we deal with every day.

 
 
 

Phillip Rosas is a Writer for OmniGod Music Group.

 
 

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Miz Tiffany's "I Ain't Preaching to the Choir"

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Miz Tiffany's "I Ain't Preaching to the Choir"

Using the gift that God gave her Miz Tiffany brings us her EP "I Ain't Preaching to the Choir,” a track that is based off The Great Commission. Proudly pursuing the truth of why we are here on this earth.

Miz Tiffany is heard advocating for a purpose that is bigger than anything we are set to do. Stating that these four walls are what is holding us back Miz Tiffany maps out what The Great Commission is about. She presents an edgy but strong and courageous flow setting fire to this track all while reaching us with what this life is truly about.

Having paved a way for any ear listening Miz Tiffany pleads her case with lines like "I ain’t preaching to the choir because they already believe" she is constructing a ministry with no walls. Miz Tiffany is seen as an artist who walks what she talks. She stays true to the command given to us by God our Father. The great Commission gives us insight on a particular command entrusted to us as followers of Christ in Matthew 28:19-20, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Teach them to obey everything commanded you, and surely I am with you always, to the very end of age”.

This powerful word shares a glimpse into the world of an artist who is standing bold in her faith and preaching to the streets with a far greater purpose. Miz Tiffany is definitely walking what she is talks.

 

Phillip Rosas is a Writer for OmniGod Music Group.

 
 

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Bred 4 War

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Bred 4 War

Bred 4 War is a promising new heavy metal band. With guitar, bass, drums, and microphone firmly in hand this band is ready for musical warfare. Crushing riffs and aggressive vocals mixed into heavy, yet melodic metal is the sound of Bred 4 War.

One of the great aspects of modern metal is musical diversity. Metal bands do not have to be confined to one metal genre. Bred 4 War incorporates influences from a few metal sub genres such as groove metal, nu metal, and metalcore. The band successfully merges the sounds of metal from the 1980's, 1990's and 2000's.  That said, there is a heavy influence from the metal scene of the 1990's in the bands music.

One big compliment that I will give the band is the demeanor of the music. Bred 4 War is a high energy metal band. The music and vocals are quite aggressive, yet the band does not sound angry. Often times metal bands with aggressive vocalists sound angry at the world regardless of the lyrical content. Bred 4 War vocalist Daniel Streety is delivering energetic, heavy, aggressive vocals full of hope. There is plenty of emotion in the bands music however anger is not one of them. Bred 4 War delivers heavy music with a message of hope.

Musically this is strictly guitar driven metal. There are no keyboards or synthesizers to be heard. Guitarist Justin Roark keeps things interesting by varying the guitar riffage from song to song. Bassist Jay Malott and drummer Phil Roark solidly help to hold down the rhythms throughout.  The music that they create is heavy and aggressive, yet there is plenty of melody and groove.  These songs make you want to move, it may be hard to sit still listening to these songs.  

Bred 4 War's debut EP is a strong introduction for this new band. I would imagine that their next release will be even heavier and more aggressive. Based on these songs the future looks bright for these up and comers.  The metal world needs more bands like Bred 4 War.  In a very dark world it is refreshing to hear a metal band with a positive message.

 

Troy Tennard is a Writer for OmniGod Music Group.

 
 

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Forgiveness & Love will conquer anger.

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Forgiveness & Love will conquer anger.

If there is one thing, just one sin that I still struggle with, I would have to say it is anger. For years being a consistently angry and aggressive person was my only line of defense. Eventually that anger landed me in jail many times and eventually charged with a highly militias crime.

Once I met Jesus He began to work in me, but the anger still sometimes rises to the top and becomes the thing I need to ask forgiveness for. Tonight an atheist pulled me lower than I've been since coming to Christ in 2009. I was so frustrated and angry that I began to spit back, and that my friends is NOT what Jesus would do.

Look, I am a leader in the world of Christianity, but this does not make me a perfect man....this actually puts me in the line of fire more than many others. Most, if not ALL of the time, I handle myself well and back off in silent prayer. Tonight was far from that truth. Tonight, a part of my old self came up and I found myself standing in front of this man ready to throw down. Then I thought of my wife and daughter and instead of throwing everything I had at this guy, I stepped back, got in my car and left.

About 10 minutes later I found myself at home in my driveway pondering on what Jesus would have done and after saying a short prayer and asking forgiveness of my God, I put the car back in drive and went back to the location this all went down at. When I pulled up, everyone looked at me like I was about to destroy everything in sight, and a few minutes earlier I wanted to. But this was my chance to redeem myself and be more like Jesus. So I walked right up to this guy, looked him in the eyes and said "I love you dude. You are loved. We may disagree and that's ok, but you are loved. Please forgive me."

He put out his hand and said we're all good. We shook hands and I said peace.

In ending, we all fall short and we all sin. But we must be consistent in practicing righteousness. It's not even possible because we are only made righteous through our Faith in Christ (Romans 5:1), but that DOES NOT mean we don't try. I made a mistake tonight and let my anger get the best of me, but because of my Faith in Jesus, I Praise God that I was able to redeem myself through seeking forgiveness and showing love. 

 

MadeSacred is President of OmniGod Music Group.

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J Payne's "Untouchable"

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J Payne's "Untouchable"

J Payne is the definition of consistency in Hip Hop. With 9 albums released, this artist is on the path to Hisstory!! 

J Payne is different, and he embraces this difference as do I. He knows his lane and has been driving in it at a steady speed for some years now!

A juggalo (feminine juggalette, or juggala in Spanish) is a fan of the group Insane Clown Posse or any other Psychopathic Records hip hop group. Juggalos have developed their own idioms, slang, and characteristics.

This dude was one of the first artists I came to know when I first became a Christian because I was a Juggalo for a very long time and once I came to know Jesus, I went on the search for someone like me.....that's when I found J Payne (then known as Crazy J The Demonkilla)!! Now we work together in a ministry called "Red Face Movement"!!

J don't play about his walk with Christ and his calling to minister to Juggalo's!! This ministry is even more niche and rare than gang ministry, but is definitely a ministry that is very well needed.

J Payne signed with Light Rider Music in 2016 and released "Ride or Die" under the label. Expect big things from this brother!!

Check out J Payne's latest video release "Untouchable"!!

THIS IS HIP HOP!!

 

MadeSacred is President of OmniGod Music Group

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MadeSacreds "Hustle Hard"

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MadeSacreds "Hustle Hard"

MadeSacreds "Hustle Hard" is a track that has three of the best artists together on one, well thought out, well produced track.

Pittsburghs own MadeSacred (President and Artist of the amazingly fast growing OmniGod Music Group) creates a song featuring JMM (formerly known as Pyrexx) who is now rolling with 3Geez and rocking "ThoroughBreadz" along with John Jay doing what he does best on the chorus. All three make this track everything that it is.

JMM provides a very versatile flow giving the beat some Houston flavor, while MadeSacred keeps the momentum going with a high energy flow. John Jay adds to it with a flawless performance. OmniGod Music doesn’t disappoint with this one. If there was ever a feature to look forward to, this one is it. Hustle Hard keeps it 100 as it sheds light on the immense amount of work it takes to be an artist in this industry as well as the image of Christ they strive to show. To hustle for Christ comes with its complications. None the less we grind. We get up each day and "Hustle Hard."

With a song that every one can relate to, the hustle in life is well worth the reward God promises will follow.

 

Phillip Rosas is a Writer for OmniGod Music.

 
 

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Anthony Rosser "Along the Way"

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Anthony Rosser "Along the Way"

If you listen to artist Anthony Rosser's album "Along the Way" you would never know that it was his first album. The sound, the quality, and effort put into it a phenomenal work of art.

A gift none the less that was given to do works unimaginable. Starting off with "The Call" it is quite obvious how much work has been put into each song. The second song "Dose of me" has a familiar feature, joined by Bumps Inf and a rhythm that sets the tone for this 11 track album. Its no wonder he is where he is at with his music. With a roster full of features it never takes away from the artist himself.

One song that really grabbed my attention was "Honest" which features Joey Jewish on the hook. I immediately felt the vibe of this raw track. Speaking in a more mellow demeanor and tone Anthony and Joey tell a story. Track six a song called "Systems" featuring Selah the Corner without a doubt will give you a dose of reality. The hard to miss flow of Selah tops it off.

Last but not least is the song "He's Clutch". Keeping God first through the whole album is apparent. "He's Clutch" is packed with drums and flow that compliment the production of this song. I didn't have a hard time listening to this album. In fact i love it. I truly believe his next project and ones to come will either top this one or keep the same energy and truth within them. No matter what happens his music serves God. To me that is a plus. You will hear raw talent as well as a passion for what he does. Anthony Rosser is an artist that should not be slept on.

 

Phillip Rosas is a Writer for OmniGod Music.

 
 

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Calvin Cofield's "Stay"

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Calvin Cofield's "Stay"

Calvin Cofield, a Detroit Michigan native has a single called "Stay" that has been featured on plenty of sites such as Speak Life Radio, Sirius XM, Under Crown Hip Hop, and plenty more.

His Song "Stay" is a standing statement for all to do just that! When life hits us the hardest we as humans have the urge to run away from God and hide. Staying and waiting for God to comfort when you are weak is what Calvin Cofield as a steward for Christ is trying to get us to see in this strong and bold letter to our hearts as well as minds.

I use the word "letter" because he is speaking to a crowd of many who find themselves weak in a moment and don't know where to turn. Our only action during a time like this is to run. I love this song because I myself want to run from my hardships but I humbly took this song, saw my situation, my hardship and said "Stay."

Here is a bio of the song from Calvin that will give you more insight. If you find yourself in any type of situation don't allow your storm to cause you to run. Find God and "Stay just a little bit longer." 

""Stay" is a song that encourages people to stay with God no matter the circumstances! Many people are walking away from God and His Son Jesus the Christ and also the faith. They are walking away for various reasons. But it doesn't matter where you find yourself, God can lift you and redeem you from any situation. If you love, trust and believe Him and are called according to His will, all things will work together for your good. (Romans 8:28) Hold on to Him because there will be a day that we will live with Him FOREVER!!"

 

Phillip Rosas is a Writer for OmniGod Music.

 
 

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Strength Betrayed's "Into The Soul"

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Strength Betrayed's "Into The Soul"

With the first track of Strength Betrayed's EP "Into The Soul", which is also the title track, they explode with heavy, thrashing guitars that grab you and make you want to mosh. The little solos and catchy melodic hooks temper the heaviness of the tune with out taking away from it. All in all very reminiscent to me of a Megadeth tune. This is probably my favorite track on this EP. 

The second track "Playing With Hearts" kicks off with similar heaviness. This time bringing a guitar sound more similar to Pantera (on the secular side), or Eternal Descion (on the Christian-side). Still melodic and catchy hooks abound here tempering the heaviness.

The third track "Reality" brings a nu metal flavor to the table. Reminding me of the bands Gryp and Korn a little bit in the delivery of the verses.

With track four Strength Betrayed changes gears with a grunge flavored ballad titled "One Step At A Time". Thomas Smiths vocals soar with emotion on this song grabbing the listener and inviting them to sing along. I am reminded a lot of Pearl Jam with this tune.

Track five "My Fight" drops right back into the heavy riffs igniting the mosh pit. However this song becomes a little more mellow and catchy in the choruses as well as breakdowns than the earlier heavy tracks. The melody and lyrics just grab you. You'll want to sing along until the verse hits and its back to the mosh pit. This song is my second favorite track on this EP.

The last track of the EP "Denying Me" is another ballad but this time not near as grungy. In this song i hear a lot of influence by bands like Coldplay, Jars Of Clay, and Delirious. A lyricly hard hitting tune that grabs the listener saying this is me, my struggle, and what God is doing for me, to me, changing me.

Over all i would say this EP is a well crafted piece of metal. The lyrics are uncompromising and intelligent. The guitars gritty, heavy and driving. These guys show they are able to worship and ignite the mosh pit. I cant wait to see what they release next.

 

Isaac Patterson is a Writer for OmniGod Music.

 
 

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Minister Taf's "G.I.F.E."

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Minister Taf's "G.I.F.E."

I am a firm believer ofpraise and worship in any form. God gets the glory while the message stays the same. In an industry where fame and fortune are not the focal point of why any artist pursues it you get authenticity from an artist like Minister Taf.

Whether you call it CHH (Christian Hip Hop) or good ole praise and worship with a twist it still remains the purpose of why most artists stay true to what they believe while being creative as well as original.

It is important to realize that what you see and hear is all Gods doing. Minister Taf has a sound that I have never heard but I welcome wholeheartedly. This album titled G.I.F.E. (God Is For Everybody) states that gospel is in fact made for the masses comes with a sound as well as vibe that will grab the attention of your ears and heart. It also makes you dance.

The positive energy that has been crafted into this 17 track album is not to be slept on. It is refreshing to know that the world has options but not when it comes to the Word.

Minister Taff doesn't shy away from the Truth in his music. In fact he dives into it with songs like "Bad Company" and "One Take (freestyle)". If you run across a song called "Guide and Protect", which I played loud in my car, you will hear a sound familiar to what you listen to now. The energy is real. Featuring PC Patton, this song is one of my favorites. The remix to this song is fire as well. Offering a feature from Marky Hammer it takes it to another level.

I love this album because it is diverse and different yet original . Most importantly Minister Taf keeps God at the front. Knowing "God is For Everybody" what better way is there to say it. This album is worth every penny you invest.

 

Phillip "Philly" Rosas is a Writer for OmniGod Music.

 
 

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