JWILMUSIC: Giving an ULTRASOUND to a Generation

Ultrasound Cover

JWILMUSIC Speaks on Ultrasound, His Future Daughter, Sound Doctrine, and The PROTEST

eSoSa: When I heard your album Ultrasound I was amazed because the themes were so similar to the book Killing Idols for REVIVAL. You hadn’t read the book and I didn’t even know you were doing an album… I just happened to come to your release party. But you talk about the strategies of the devil… You talk about laboring for the vision and success in God’s eyes not the worlds.. You talk about creativity and originality in music… You talk about not being a copycat and partnering with unholy artists and producers… You talk about the Spirit of AntiChrist and false prophets… You talk about having faith in Jesus Christ for who He really is… You even talk about abortion and birth control! You talk about visions and dreams, and as a matter of fact the whole album is set up as a dream! It’s almost like Ultrasound is a Killing Idols for REVIVAL soundtrack. Was that a surprise to you too when you read the book?

JWILMUSIC: It was a surprise for me because honestly I feel like at times that I’m just somewhere randomly in my own world with the ideas the Lord either gives me or allows me to have. And because I didn’t purposely approach the album as a dream until it was completed. In reading the book it has been great to see that God is dealing with you guys concerning these same issues.

These issues may come off to some as simplistic, but, it’s amazing how sometimes the simple things are the most important. Things like Godly success, abortion, & being original.

eSoSa: Why did you entitle the project UltraSound?

JWILMUSIC: I titled the album Ultrasound because an Ultrasound to me represents manifestation of Faith. When you get an Ultrasound it reveals somethings. The particular Ultrasound that I was thinking of was one that reveals a pregnancy. When a woman gets that Ultrasound, it confirms that something is on its way.

With my wife and I still trusting in the Lord for children 6 yrs (5 at the time of the album) into our marriage, an Ultrasound will represent the manifestation of the faith we have had. Also our first daughters name is Faith. I say “is” on purpose and not will be because the bible says that God knows us before the womb so she already is known by God.

So I decided the name the album Faith for Faith translated Ultrasound. My sister Lauren texted me one day and it simply said Faith for Faith and that’s where it all started

eSoSa: Oh I get it, so faith is the UltraSound of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen, like Hebrews say… That’s really deep because it’s not only important to see a vision of faith, but it’s important to vocally speak the “Sound” words of faith right? And in and Ultrasound the image comes from “Sound” waves. What a perfect seque into my next question – Talk about your new project – Sound Doctrine

JWILMUSIC: The next album (Sound Doctrine) is about getting back to the teachings of the Bible. These days everybody wants to appeal to the people by being charming in both preaching and music. This album is really an attempt to say let’s stop trying to reinvent the wheel and just use it for what it was created to do.

This album is about giving people the Word of God in a sound fashion and not using gimmicks or tricks to make it cool or acceptable. This album is saying here is the Word and if the Word isn’t good enough it’s all I have to offer.

sound doctrine cover eSoSa: Wow that’s pretty strong, and it’s definitely needed. What are some of the scriptures that you cover in the album?

JWILMUSIC: Scriptures covered include; Proverbs 3:5, Matthew 24, Proverbs 12:24, Proverbs 26:14, Genesis chapters 3, 4 are covered, Romans 8, Matthew 25:14-30, and Philippians chapter 2. For chapters, I talk about the topics in the chapters… It doesn’t mean that I quoted the entire chapter.

eSoSa: What has been the response to the first video from Sound Doctrine?

JWILMUSIC: The response to the #DeathToLaziness video has been great thus far. I really can’t complain at all. I’m proud of the finished product of the song and video.

eSoSa: What advice do you have the up-and-coming music ministers about originality and creativity?

JWILMUSIC: That’s a great question. I would say that first they must realize that being original isn’t always easy.

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If they accept that fact it will make them stronger from the get go.

Also that being original in Christ isn’t about self-expression of the flesh. A lot of times when you hear people talk about being different or original, it’s usually an attempt to be super radical whether it’s how they dress or the things they talk about. I believe we have to be careful with this because if you allow your flesh to run wild it will do damage.

Being original in Christ is about accepting who he created you to be and not turning yourself into something different to gain popularity and fans.

eSoSa: That’s good wisdom… what do you say to people that you mentor who might be tempted to gain popularity and fans rather than be original in Christ, because they want to reach more people for Christ? That’s when it gets tough, because it’s easy to justify something sinful if it is perceived to be effective to the unspiritual eye.

JWILMUSIC: When I’m giving advice about these types of things I try to get a feel for the person I’m talking to, to determine my approach. Everyone doesn’t respond to things the same. I’m going to be upfront and honest about the issue no matter what but I try to think about what my role in the situation may be. For instance, maybe I’m just planting a seed that someone else will come along and water. With that being said, I may not try to cover everything in one conversation. My best approach has been to tell the truth (by finding scriptures) and see what happens from there.

eSoSa: What advice do you have two young up-and-coming music ministers about holiness and staying away from ungodly covenants?

JWILMUSIC: My biggest advice on this one is to remain humble. I believe that so much of sin comes from pride. When you become a successful artist sometimes people will put you on a throne and if you allow yourself to get caught up you will start missing the mark on keeping yourself in check. My journey as an artist has been one of peaks and valleys and some of those valleys were caused by pride. Pride is like amnesia, it makes you forget who you are and where you came from. That’s why I don’t chase fame. I am chasing meekness.

eSoSa: Amen to that! And eventually, the meek will inherit the earth with Jesus Christ!-) So what do you have to say to people who are coming to The PROTEST on May 11th? What can they expect to see from JWILMUSIC?

JWILMUSIC: On May 11th the people can expect everything I got!! Rap, Poetry, & Praise & Worship for Jesus Christ Only!

Find the event on facebook here.

Click the flyer to get tickets. (The ticket is the book).

Are Children Unwanted Gifts…?

Children ARE a blessing!

Would you tell God not to give you a financial blessing of 10 million dollars? Would you say, “Oh, Lord, I don’t want that 10 million, I have enough”.

So why is that our response to the Lord in bearing children? Do we believe God’s word that explicitly says Children are a blessing? Or do we adhere to the world’s rhetoric telling us children are a financial burden, take up too much time and energy, they are too expensive? Who wants to get up at night with a crying newborn?

Don’t take MY word for it, let’s go straight to scripture.

We are COMMANDED to be fruitful (reproduce)

Genesis 9

7 And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.

Malachi 2

This scripture is speaking about husbands and wives and how God desires Godly offspring (children) from Godly marriages…

15 But did He not make them one,

Having a remnant of the Spirit?

And why one?

He seeks godly offspring.

Psalms 127:3-5

3 Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD,

The fruit of the womb is a reward.

4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,

So are the children of one’s youth.

5 Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them;

They shall not be ashamed,

But shall speak with their enemies in the gate.

So scripturally you can see that GOD has given the COMMAND, not a suggestion, to be fruitful and fill the earth with children. God made husband and wife one to reflect the image of God AND because GOD SEEKS Godly offspring, Godly Children. The fruit of the womb is a reward, NOT A CURSE! So why would we not desire what we clearly see God desires?

Our minds MUST be renewed by scripture in order to see things the way God sees them. When we were in sin we did not see things the way God saw them, but now that we are in the light of Christ we have to see ALL things the way God sees them. So we believe sex outside of marriage is wrong because the bible says so, we believe murder is wrong because the bible says so, so can we believe that we are called to give God Godly seed, to be fruitful and multiply, can we believe children are a blessing? The bible says so… And if you truly believe something is a blessing, would you turn it away? Would you try to stop the blessing from coming to you like we do with children?

Question & Answer

Who says children are too expensive?

a) BIBLE

b) CULTURE

Who says too many children are a burden?

a) BIBLE

b) CULTURE

Who says married Christian couples should have fun for the first two years before even considering having children?

a) BIBLE

b) CULTURE

To be honest,  my husband and I fell into the same lies of the world. Before we got married we talked about how much we both wanted to have lots of children, and that having children was a part of God’s design for marriage. But after we got married, we used contraception for over a year to prevent pregnancy until we were “ready”. But a friend of mine gave me a sermon series on CD about God’s plan for family. After listening to the teaching we were convicted by the Holy Spirit. God showed us that we were allowing Him to have control in every area of our lives EXCEPT allowing Him to decide when we had children and how many. So we stopped using any form of contraception, including “charting” in which we avoided intercourse when I was ovulating. Seven months later, I was pregnant with our first child. So, Champion is here because a friend loved me enough to challenge me with bible truth!

I am not trying to offend ANYONE but we have a very telling scripture on birth control…

Genesis 38:8-10

New King James Version (NKJV)

8 And Judah said to Onan, “Go in to your brother’s wife and marry her, and raise up an heir to your brother.” 9 But Onan knew that the heir would not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in to his brother’s wife, that he emitted on the ground, lest he should give an heir to his brother. 10 And the thing which he did displeased the LORD; therefore He killed him also.

So in this passage of scripture Onan “pulled out” before he ejaculated and spilled his semen on the ground so he would not get his new wife pregnant. He had his own reason why he did not want to have a child, but as we see, Onan’s view did not match God’s view, and he was slain by God.

Is having children cheap and easy? NO! Pregnancy is hard, labor is hard, looking after a newborn 24/7 is hard!!! But we are to submit our will to God’s, and our desire must be to please God (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14).

If you do not use birth control will you have 12 children? NO! In scripture Sarah had 1, Rachel had 2. I met someone who told me their mother NEVER used any form of birth control and only had 3. God knows EXACTLY how many children you need and when you need them. If you are willing to trust Him (Psalm 34:8).

So, I strongly encourage Godly couples to seek God by searching the scriptures about what God has to say concerning  marriage and children. And if you find that God’s view is different from yours, you must change your view to fit His. God’s view NEVER changes to fit ours.

In peace and love…

-Shereena Monique