Swords of the Spirit

Swords of the Spirit

BandHip Hop

I would describe our group as needed to address the culture that seems to be unreachable by traditional methods.The lyrics are filled with the word of God that will compel non-believers to trust in Jesus Chirst as Lord and Savior.

Biography

The way we started was we didn't start it, it was came started by the spirit of God. My brother and I really liked the rap form as far as the beat and the rhyme behind the music but we didn't really care for the negative messages that were in the music. We each spoke to God individually and we just said Lord if we could rap we would rap for you and God spoke he said ok I will make you into a rapper to bring forth my word in lyrical form.Step 2 was I picked a CD at His way book store the CD was Cross Movement Holy Culture. I listened to that CD until the vinyl melted then I picked up a Moment of Truth by Da Truth when we lst heard that CD we were hooked. we kept saying to ourselves we can do this. We just picked up a pencil and paper and started writing. The beats come from a good friend of ours that mentored us and helped us to establish our flow and provided us with great advice. We will be good stewards over the gifts God has given us to resuce the culture from the evil one.

Lyrics

Do you know him

Written By: chris and Damion Jackson

Do You Know Him

1st verse
Grew up like a plant - a root out of dry ground / no style no looks majesty with no crown / no blue eyes, no golden locks, floatin in the wind / no type of beauty that men should draw nigh to him / a man of sorrows acquainted with grief / one like men hide they face from when he walked through the streets / surely he bore our grief and healed our sickness / but we esteemed him smitten, stricken, and afflicted / but he took the wounds for our transgression, was crushed for our inequities / upon him was the chastisement of peace / by his stripes we’re healed / but all have gone astray / every man to his own way / didn’t open his mouth, didn’t even bother / but was silent like a sheep being led to the slaughter / cut off from the land of the living / a man of innocence died for a world full of wickedness

Chorus
I go to church / but do you know him / I read the bible / but do you know him / I seen his picture / but do you know him / I’m a good man / but do you know him
(Repeat)

2nd verse
It was prophesied - for Christ to hang on the cross and die / but many wonder why he had to be crucified / Adam gave into a lie / allowing hell and Earth to collide / evil became our guide / lead to idol Gods / but they were all false / and that would cause ultimate destruction / so god sent instructions / in the form of commandments / that only acted as a bandage / gave understanding / un able to erase the stain / and the guilt still remained / we tried to use the blood of animals / that couldn’t dismantle / the sin that had us shackled / helpless so it seemed / till God sent us Jesus the king / and he became a collage of the sin that we couldn’t dodge / God made us clean now nothing can stand between us and you presence / but we can once again be by your side

Chorus

3rd verse
I’m about to be like Usher and make a confession / while we were making this song we asked our self the same question / do we know him / who is he / just a man of miracles that died so we could have religious rituals - naw / cuz we believe he’s more than a man in history / didn’t let human nature corrupt his divinity / was done injustice so God wouldn’t put us to justice / and you know why he did it / just for us / yeah we know him / do you know him / or are you going the motions of being a Christian / if so your really in prison / without repentance / your sure to fall victim / make a decision / to abandon sin and follow him / let him complete heart / cuz jesus Christ is the piece that is missin / let him calm your suspicions / receive his grace that’s freely given / but first he needs you permission

Do You Know Him

Written By: chris And Damion

Do You Know Him

1st verse
Grew up like a plant - a root out of dry ground / no style no looks majesty with no crown / no blue eyes, no golden locks, floatin in the wind / no type of beauty that men should draw nigh to him / a man of sorrows acquainted with grief / one like men hide they face from when he walked through the streets / surely he bore our grief and healed our sickness / but we esteemed him smitten, stricken, and afflicted / but he took the wounds for our transgression, was crushed for our inequities / upon him was the chastisement of peace / by his stripes we’re healed / but all have gone astray / every man to his own way / didn’t open his mouth, didn’t even bother / but was silent like a sheep being led to the slaughter / cut off from the land of the living / a man of innocence died for a world full of wickedness

Chorus
I go to church / but do you know him / I read the bible / but do you know him / I seen his picture / but do you know him / I’m a good man / but do you know him
(Repeat)

2nd verse
It was prophesied - for Christ to hang on the cross and die / but many wonder why he had to be crucified / Adam gave into a lie / allowing hell and Earth to collide / evil became our guide / lead to idol Gods / but they were all false / and that would cause ultimate destruction / so god sent instructions / in the form of commandments / that only acted as a bandage / gave understanding / un able to erase the stain / and the guilt still remained / we tried to use the blood of animals / that couldn’t dismantle / the sin that had us shackled / helpless so it seemed / till God sent us Jesus the king / and he became a collage of the sin that we couldn’t dodge / God made us clean now nothing can stand between us and you presence / but we can once again be by your side

Chorus

3rd verse
I’m about to be like Usher and make a confession / while we were making this song we asked our self the same question / do we know him / who is he / just a man of miracles that died so we could have religious rituals - naw / cuz we believe he’s more than a man in history / didn’t let human nature corrupt his divinity / was done injustice so God wouldn’t put us to justice / and you know why he did it / just for us / yeah we know him / do you know him / or are you going the motions of being a Christian / if so your really in prison / without repentance / your sure to fall victim / make a decision / to abandon sin and follow him / let him complete heart / cuz jesus Christ is the piece that is missin / let him calm your suspicions / receive his grace that’s freely given / but first he needs you permission

Discography

We are in the process of putting together a sample CD.
No We dont have any tracks yet that have been on the radio but we hope to have some soon.