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December 1, 2021


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Bringing Freedom and Rain

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On Sunday, July 12, 2020, FCR Newspaper caught up with Minister Blessed.

FCR: How are you and your precious family? 

MB:  We are blessed and highly favoured.

FCR: We praise God for that! Would you describe your music as bringing freedom and in

          what sense? Could it be likened to rain? In what regards? 

MB: There certainly are aspects of my music that is designed to bring freedom. One of my

        most recent songs speaks to breaking the chains of depression and asking God to

       ‘Heal My Heart’. I have also sang reminding listeners that Christ came to set the

       captives free so we are indeed ‘Liberated’, Therefore sin no longer has a hold on us.

        Songs like ‘Shake Off Your Problem’ is about praising and dancing your troubles

         away, freeing your mind from the sorrow and just having fun.

      Similar to how the rain cools you down after being in the hot sun, my music includes

      songs   to calm your spirit when you may be feeling angry and ready to flare up or

      as Jamaicans would say ‘when yuh head hot’. Like rain, some of my songs are

      intentionally seasonal so you may not necessarily need to play it every day but appreciate

      it when you are going through a particular phase in life. After a drought, people want

      the rain to come. Thirdly, in the same way that a downpour of water from the skies tends

      to wash and purify the land, so too my music is geared to eradicate evil and

      negative thoughts, thus purifying your hearts and minds with the undiluted

      Word of God.   Finally, as some people would enjoy basking in the rain (some dance  

       in it, some play in it); so too my music will have the element of just having fun and

      basking in God’s presence.

FCR: Excellent Minister Blessed! Your music is not just entertaining. It is a ministry.

         Tell us about your latest album and the songs on it?  

MB: My latest album is entitled ‘Set Me Free’ which is a testimony of how God has taken

        me from brokenness to wholeness and traded my sorrow for joy. It has twelve (12)

        tracks on it with a mixture of Gospel genres including afro-beat, calypso, dancehall,

        hip-hop and soca. Topics covered include reaping what you sow (Follow You),

        a call for repentance (Change Your Ways),a testimony of God’s goodness (Set Me Free),

        a declaration of faith (Anything); claiming the Victory, a cry to Love Each Other; 

        and asking God to ‘Heal Our Heart’ and give us a ‘Clean Heart’ .

FCR: Indeed, you have an album that deserves to reach many. How has the current

world situation affect how you carry out your launch? In other words, how does it affect your music ministry?

MB: Thanks be to God my album was launched late 2019 so I was not impacted by the

       global pandemic that emerged in 2020. However, there definitely has been an impact on

      the ministry since then. For example, I have not been able to go to a studio for

     three (3) months due the lockdown. Certain LIVE events I would have usually been a part

       of have been cancelled or postponed until next year. However, there has also been a

      greater opportunity to engage with audiences online. Most recently, I was featured on

     a program called Hope Rocks on  Love 101 where I was able to minister in song for  

     25 minutes via Facebook and Youtube LIVE as well as for the benefit of radio listeners

      so that was good. 

FCR: This is commendable Minister Blessed. Certainly, nothing has masked your worship.

         How important is praise and worship through music to the Body of Christ?

MB:  Psalm 147 says “Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is

         pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting.”

Praise and Worship are essential as they help to encourage us in faith while giving thanks to God collectively. Sometimes a sermon or an exhortation may not necessarily resonate with you but you tend to remember that song that lifted your soul. I have received many testimonies about certain songs I did that literally saved people’s lives from the brink of depression and suicide. 

Songs can be literally just be putting a melody to the words written in the Bible. You find that this helps the Body of Christ to reinforce her beliefs, build each other up and let God be glorified. As Colossians 3:16 says ‘Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing Psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God’   

FCR: Oh, this is wonderful! Thank you for taking the time to share with

          Freedom Come Rain Newspaper. May your music ministry continue to be like

          healing rain to those who listen.

          Where can readers access your music to support your ministry? 

MB: My music can be accessed on all digital platforms including: 

Amazon – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Set-Me-Free-Minister-Blessed/dp/B07Z7VZL53 

Itunes – https://music.apple.com/us/album/set-me-free/1482730144  

Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/4LWRJUOABKxHJkTeGiHGDs  

Follow me on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter & Instagram @ministerblessed

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