Telescope

Telescope

BandHip HopSpoken Word

Telescope is the first group to lead worship using the vehicle of Hip Hop to see Jesus up close. To not talk about themselves as Christians, but to talk TO God in a shamless and intimate way. Telescope moves the crowd to do the same throughout the entire set by using strong crowd participation.

Biography

Greg Milk from Telescope is passionate about worship. He’s not your typical worship leader though. He is one of the first to successfully use the vehicle of Hip Hop to get you into God’s presence with the “GOOM” of the sonic boom. So many Christian Hip Hop artists are talking “about” God, whereas Telescope desires only ONE THING, and that is to dwell, run, dance and lay down at the feet of Jesus. Talking TO Him and not just about Him, inviting others to join them.
God asked Greg a staggering question while at a Hip Hop show. As Greg was listening so intently to the artist that was on before him, the Lord asked Greg, “Have you had an experience with Me yet?” The answer was, “NO. I’ve been experiencing this guy rhyme about You. But, no I haven’t actually talked to You yet.” Then the Lord asked, “Would you be a vessel that others look through to see me up close? You won’t get any glory because what you’ll write will cause them to talk to Me.”
It was at that point that The Lord began to show Greg Milk how to lead people into His presence, using Hip Hop as the tool. No flash and pizzazz, just songs that God likes - songs that enable the crowd to sing to Him.
Greg is heavily influenced by the Hip Hop culture while spiritually influenced by Jo Anne MacFatter, Kevin Prosch, Gary Weins, and Ruth Fazal. It’s ok if you’ve never heard of any of these people, but they are sold out seekers of intimacy with Jesus. It’s that passion for Jesus that fuels Greg through worship sets. Songs of deliverance from where you are, songs of love to the Lord, songs of praise and rejoicing, new songs of spontaneity to the One who sits on the throne, and songs of the Lamb woven together with the thread of eternity, to the timeless beats of the Hip Hop culture, Greg Milk leads you into the Holy of Holies.
The infectious smile and contagious joy that Greg Milk brings to your setting allows your worshippers to WANT to participate, and participate they will. Bring towels to dry off with and turn the air conditioner on because the Flame of God consumes Greg Milk and Telescope. So who wants to Praise Him??? I DO.
Unlike most Christian Rap Artists, Telescope is not trying to bridge the gap between secular and religious, providing clean hip-hop beats and verbs to "Christian" thugs. If you are looking for music that entertains, sounds worldly while still maintaining the "Christian" edge, you've got the wrong group. Telescope is pointed at Jesus, the "only Ruler, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see." We want to give you a glimpse, and hopefully more then just a glimpse, of the beautiful God-man that we have come to fall madly in love with. He alone is worthy, and He alone gets all of our praise.
By definition a telescope is an optical instrument used for viewing distant objects by means of the refraction of light rays through a lens. Considering that our God dwells in unapproachable light, meaning you can't get through the light that simply surrounds Him, a telescope is the best tool or instrument at "observing this God." If we can give you a picture of the true God, the One who fought for you unto His death, the One who wouldn't even let the grave hold Him because of His great love for you, the One who is now seated and is the highest King beckoning you to fall madly in love with Him, we will have fulfilled our desire and His. If you can find one of our songs that doesn't speak of the love of this awesome God, you can write us off as just another band trying to make it. We are sustained fully through His love. Crowds don't move us, money won't move us and fame isn't our desire, we simply want more of Him and are inviting you along for the ride.

Lyrics

War CRY

Written By: Greg Milk


Chorus
Aaahahahaaa das the sound of our war cry
Aaahahahaaa in this kingdom it’s do or die
Aaahahahaaa das the sound of the lord
All of YA’LL GRAB THE sword- prepare the way of the lord
Aaahahahaaa das the sound of our war cry
Aaahahahaaa in this kingdom it’s do or die
Aaahahahaaa das the sound of the lord
All of us we grab the sword- prepare the way of the lord

Where are all the warriors??
Right here –right here-
Passionate soldiers
Right here –right here
Where are those fanatics who won’t be moved
Right here –right here Right here –no fear
-Where are all the warriors??
Right here –right here-
Passionate soldiers
Right here –right here
Where are the warriors who love to love you
Right here –right here Right here –no fear

verse 1
BLOW THE TELESCOPE IN ZION LORD THE SOUNDS ALARMING
Everybody TREMBLE – ASSEMBLE YOUR ARMY an

SUCH A LARGE ONE-THAT’S NEVER BEEN SEEN
MULTITUDES OF YOUNG ONES-MILLIONS ON THE SAME TEAM

SINGLE MINDED HEARTS OF PASSION FILLED WITH FIRE
UNDIVIDED OBSESSED – with YOUR DESIREs

WONT BREAK RANKS – PLUNGIN THROUGH DEFENSES
WE STICK TOGETHER –LINKED UP – NO MATTER HOW INTENSE IT GETS

Chorus

Vrse 2
WE PLEDGE ALLIGIENCE TO YOU AND JOEL 2
And you know how we do- none of us all of you

You are the fire that blaze before us
Evil is left- deso lat- behind us

As we clear for you a highway
We don’t do it OUR way –but we do it Yaweh

BATTERING RAMS BREAKER ANOINTING RELEASIN
LIFT UP THE WAR CRY –NOTHIN IS ESCAPIN

Aaahahahaaa das the sound of our war cry
Aaahahahaaa in this kingdom it’s do or die
Aaahahahaaa das the sound of the lord
All of US GRAB SWORDS - prepare the way of the lord
Aaahahahaaa das the sound of our war cry
Aaahahahaaa in this kingdom it’s do or die
Aaahahahaaa das the sound of the lord
All of us we grab the sword- prepare the way of the lord

Where are all the warriors??
Right here –right here-
Passionate soldiers
Right here –right here
Where are those fanatics who won’t be moved
Right here –right here Right here –no fear
-Where are all the warriors??
Right here –right here-
Passionate soldiers
Right here –right here
Where are the warriors who love to love you
Right here –right here Right here –no fear

LOVE to lOVE YOU

Written By: Greg Milk

LONGING FOR YOUR PRESENCE NEEDING YOU TO PICK ME UP
lookin for you to overflow my cup

settin me free challenging me
wooing me to be just like thee

your grace i sense its powerful it's intense
drawing me close now im lost in ya presence

an i dont wanna be found as your glory surrounds
i can feel your heartbeat so close it pounds

THE FACE THAT I LONG TO SEE IS BEAUTIFUL
IT LOVES THROUGH THE WRETCHED NAKED AND PITIFUL

WITH PASSION SO RADIANT N BLAZING SO INNOCENT
IT'S LOVE THAT RAVAGES ME IM LOST IN IT

I DUNNO WHERE YOU END ...AND I START
IM ENTANGLED WITH THE SPIRIT'S CONNECTION TO YOUR HEART

as i sing to you im askin
receive my song of praise an of passion

I LOVE TO LOVE YOU DAS WHAT IM GOOD AT
IN YOUR FACE DAS WHERE I WANNA BE AT
LETTIN YOU FILL ME UP DOUSING MY CUP
FILL ME CONTINUAL FLESH IN ME MINIMAL
TO YOU I DANCE WITH PASSION AND ROMANCE
SPIRITMAN TWIRLIN TO YOU IM A WHIRLWIND
IM NOT SATISFIED FILL THE LONGIN INSIDE
DESIRE THE BURNING MY HEART STILL YEARNING

We make a...

Written By: Greg Milk

WE MAKE UH PROCLOMATION
WE ARE THUH GENERATION
YOU CALL UH HOLY NATION
HEARTS DEVOTED TO YOU
YOUR WILL WE CHOOSE
WE ARE A CHOSEN PEOPLE
YOU CALL US A ROYAL PRIESTHOOD
THAT WE MIGHT DECLARE THE PRAISES
OF HIM WHO CALLED US OUT OF DARKENESS INTO YOUR LIGHT

wont be hated cause of my youth nah nah
sword of the spirit is the weapon dat choose yeah yeah

the gift that i got wont be neglected nah nah
but fan the flame in my heart keep it protected yeh yeh

cant conform to worldly stuff around me nah nah
fill myself up with da word an it comes outta me yeah yeah

wont sell out an loose my purity nah nah
but i run after your righteousness and stay hungry

wont be slave to! this worldly society
tellin my that i will not be free with your liberty

so im gonna so im gonna make the choice to
serve no other serve other god - but walk with you

that will stay steadfast / fast and pray
be watchmen on the walls then obey

never compromise but spit da truth
holy is my walk my life is yours ta use

WE MAKE UH PROCLOMATION
WE ARE THUH GENERATION
YOU CALL UH HOLY NATION
set apart for your use
NOT OUR WILL BUT YOURS WE CHOOSE
WE ARE A CHOSEN PEOPLE
YOU CALL US A ROYAL PRIESTHOOD
THAT WE MIGHT DECLARE THE PRAISES
OF HIM WHO CALLED US OUT OF DARKENESS INTO YOUR LIGHT

let the davids who knock down Goliaths let em come
let the joseph's who leave lust in da dust let em come

let the samuels an all prophesiers let em come
let the elijahs who make false gods liars -let em come

let the yael's with tent pegs for evil let em come
and the deborah's ta lead us to battle - let em come

all the paul's and the Timothy's let em come
the josiahs (tearin down idolatry) let em come

the jeremiah's who cry out lord please -let em come
that kid who never get's up off his knees -let em come

shadrach meshachs and abednigo's let em come
young levites leadin us into His presence yo let em come

girls
let em come let em come
let em come from the nations
call the daughters and all the martyrs
warriors sons for the holy one
faces fixed on the brilliant son
not backin down till his war is won

we want some ----- of your action
lord we run with passion
we're ask-un as your sons
and daughters for revival as we wait for your arrival

Discography

Contact
(Available at the Forerunner Bookstore, next to the International House of Prayer in KC,MO)

Set List

45-50 minutes and fashioned to the needs of the crowd