In recent months, a number of high profile individuals have made headlines by deciding to give their lives to Christ. So exactly what in the world is going on here? Is this the beginning of a new trend? I believe that these high profile conversions to Christianity are just a very small portion of a much larger picture.
All over the world, the great battle between good and evil that has been raging for thousands of years is reaching a grand crescendo, and people are feeling compelled to pick a side. We live in a day and age when it is becoming increasingly difficult to stay on the fence. Darkness is rapidly growing all around us, and those that do not want to be part of that darkness are reaching out for the light.
This week, Daddy Yankee absolutely shocked millions of his fans when he announced that he will be devoting his life to Jesus from this point forward…
“Daddy Yankee is officially retiring from reggaetón to devote his life to his religious faith, the rapper said after ending his farewell tour, La Meta (The Goal), Sunday night in his homeland Puerto Rico.
“The 46-year-old singer made the announcement in a lengthy speech following a larger-than-life performance of his global hit ‘Gasolina,’ a song that marked the beginning of the globalization of reggaetón and catapulted him into mainstream success back in 2004.
“My people, this day for me is the most important day of my life. And I want to share it with you because living a life of success is not the same as living a life with purpose,” the artist, who also popularized the 2017 megahit “Despacito” with Luis Fonsi, said in Spanish.”
You may not be familiar with Daddy Yankee, but he is a really big deal in the Spanish-speaking world.
“In the Spanish-speaking music world, this qualifies as a bombshell. For context, Daddy Yankee has 48.9 million followers on the popular social media platform Instagram.
“The music superstar used that platform to post a clip of his live, heartfelt message to fans. That post already has more than 1.7 million likes as of Tuesday morning.”
I can’t even imagine what it would be like to have 48.9 million followers on a social media platform.
Can you imagine the impact for God that he is going to have?
During his final show, Daddy Yankee actually quoted the words of Jesus to explain his decision…
“What good will it be for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?” he said at the final show of his farewell tour at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico, quoting Mark 8:36. “That is why, tonight, I recognize, and I am not ashamed to tell the whole world, that Jesus lives in me and that I will live for Him.”
Very well said.
May God greatly bless the efforts of Daddy Yankee as he shines a light in a world that desperately needs it.
His announcement reminded me of the recent baptism of Kat Von D…
“The celebrity tattoo artist and ‘LA Ink’ star shared a video of her recent baptism in an Instagram video Tuesday. In the clip, set to angelic choral music, Von D can be seen enjoying the baptism church service before being dunked into a baptismal pool by the pastor performing the ceremony.
“Katherine von Drachenberg, upon your profession of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and in obedience to his divine command, I baptize you, my sister, in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,” the pastor said.
She has renounced witchcraft and has decided to return to the faith of her youth.
Needless to say, she has been viciously attacked from many directions for making this decision, but I am really hoping that she will end up being a tremendous success story.
Many social media influencers have been turning to Christ as well.
In fact, JiDion completely shocked his followers when he deleted almost all of his prank videos after making a decision to give his life to Christ.
“JiDion is one of the most famous streamers and content creators on the internet. He gained a massive following for his many prank videos, one of which got him banned from all NBA-related events.
“Earlier this year on September 22, JiDion decided to make a change and declared to his audience, ‘I’m turning my life to Christ’ in a YouTube video that has since garnered 1.3 million views. At the time, his fans were concerned that he would stop making content.
“Their worst fears have been realized, and then some. JiDion has deleted nearly all of the content from his multiple YouTube channels. He has since uploaded a video titled ‘Why I Deleted All My Videos…’ to explain the decision.”
We should rejoice when a big name chooses Christ, because such an individual has the potential to reach vast numbers of people with the Good News.
So that is why we should be praying for the biggest celebrities of all to get saved.
This week Taylor Swift was chosen as the Person of the Year by Time Magazine…
“Part of Swift’s stunning year was her ‘Eras Tour,’ which grossed about $2.2 billion in North American ticket sales alone, according to research firm QuestionPro. Also on Wednesday, StubHub released its 2023 ‘Year in Live Experiences’ report revealing that the ‘Eras Tour’ was StubHub’s biggest tour in the website’s history.
“Swift has dominated not only Super Bowl-sized arenas, but local movie theaters as well.
“In its opening weekend, the pop singer’s concert film, ‘Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour,’ raked in about $96 million in the box office in the United States and Canada, making it the highest-grossing concert film domestically for an opening weekend, according to AMC.
“Among all of that, Swift broke her own Spotify record by becoming the most-streamed artist in a single day in the streamer’s history, while ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’ became Spotify’s most-streamed album in a single day this year.”
Can you imagine the kind of impact that she would have if she decided to use her fame and influence for good?
We live in a period of history when everyone is going to be picking a side.
These truly are apocalyptic times, and our world will soon descend into a state of complete and utter chaos.
Some are preparing for what is ahead by storing food and building bunkers…
“A doomsday community is in search of residents to live in its 575 bunkers which can reportedly fit up to 10,000 people.
“In the Black Hills mountain range in South Dakota, a former army base which stored munitions has been repurposed into bunkers.
“The base has since been transformed into livable bunkers aimed at providing an ‘epic humanitarian survival project’—not just for the top 1%.”
I certainly believe in getting prepared for the cataclysmic events that are coming, too.
But if you don’t have Jesus, none of those things will matter much in the long run.
If you have Jesus, you have hope.
If you don’t have Jesus, you don’t have hope.
So I very much encourage all of you to invite Jesus Christ to be your Lord and Savior today.
This article originally appeared on themostimportantnews.com.
Michael Snyder is an author and his newest book “Chaos” is available on Amazon.com. He has written seven other books that are available on Amazon.com including “7 Year Apocalypse”, “Lost Prophecies Of The Future Of America”, “The Beginning Of The End” and “Living A Life That Really Matters”. (#CommissionsEarned).