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Author: Decatalyst

Who In Heaven Is Nemesis De Catalyst?

Here is the short answer. I’ll give it to you in a question and answer format to get straight to the point. Where am I from? – Hackney, London – parents Jamaica & Montserrat. When did I become a Christian? – 1993 – Pentecostal. Where do I live now? – Birmingham. How long have I been doing music? – since 1995 performance wise. Marital status – married, no children. Musical inspiration – various incl gospel/reggae/dancehall/hiphop/pop/jazz etc… Why am I doing music and what is my aim? – to share the messages of the kingdom & to enlighten others. How is my music/ministry different from others? – The message – I will not release any material that leaves you wondering what genre of music you were listening to or what the message was. My purpose is to serve musically, and to minister. If you are from a background where you are used to seasoned food, then I would say I will not serve up any ‘bland’ music. I have heard so much music that is minus a message. I value your time and will not speak unless I have something worthwhile to say. I feel deeply and passionately about my music and I hope that comes across to you. I believe that when you hear the music from Nemesis De Catalyst, it will inspire, motivate and stir you, and it...

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Today a dead man spoke to me

Today a dead man spoke to me… What will your legacy be. I don’t know about you (obviously) but I am always fascinated when I hear a profound comment. I become interested in the person that said it and what they were about etc. As I begin to research the person online and become more familiar with him/her I feel like I am getting to know the person, on some level. Just like in friendships there will be people who we know more intimately and others less so. I am not therefore suggesting that I get to “know” the individual, but I do think I form some type of connection with them. Even if that is just connecting with a thought or sentiment that they had. To me this is like bridging a generational gap which would otherwise have been impossible. That individual had a thought, idea or experience that would be beneficial to my life! However, we would never had met because we lived in different times, or at the stage when they came into contact with the insight they received, I was not at the age and stage to appreciate it. But thankfully that individual (or others that heard them) wrote it down/recorded it, and like treasure waiting to be found I was able to find it. You see, whether we know it or not, we are...

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Gospel Reggae your majesty?..

Nemesis presents; “Lord If You Hear” from his latest album – Still Standing Strong. Lord If You Hear is a Gospel Reggae song with a healthy dose of the British “stiff upper lip” The tracks opens in a TV reporter style, with Nemesis reporting in what could be described as the Queen’s (finest) English. “Orften times the Christian experience can be quite bewildering to say the least. It seems as if one is praying, and ‘orften’ times, God is not listening to one”. This intro is followed by an operatic style of singing combined with something like a Viennese Waltz. And then comes the Reggae style rapping, as Nemesis explains how there are seasons in our lives when God chooses to be silent. The song takes us through a journey of feeling alone, conflicting emotions and ultimately to the victory of knowing that God is listening and that He will come through for us. “I cannot begin to say just how many people I have spoken to in the last few months who are going through things in their lives. Situations, where they need God to do something for them. These are not people who do not know or believe God! On the contrary many, just like Job, are being tried for that precise reason and they just need the reassurance from God that He is listening and that...

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Reporting from the struggle…The serious series…

This is my commission…to report from the struggle… A man should know what he is not called to do, just as much as he should know what he is called to do. In the pursuit of purpose and finding that open door, how many times do we find ourselves finding and accepting the advice of people who are unfamiliar with our purpose. Can such a person then advise us of how to go about pursuing what God has assigned for us to do? There are countless examples of people who have gone beyond the bounds of predictability to achieve their purpose and yet the voices that advise us, always point to convention as the way. But what if that is not the way God has assigned for you? After all, the God of the bible always did things in unconventional ways. One of my favorite verses in the bible is in Mark 2:12 where it says “they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion“. God is into style and fashion. Creating trends and not following them. Yet some many times when we are emerging in our God given purposes we are pointed in the direction of trends… This is guaranteed to bring frustration as we attempt to be and do according to what people have said as opposed to who God has...

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Reporting from the Struggle; God’s warm up act…

I am compelled to write. In fact, it behoves me to write. I have said it before…life is about expression…communication of sorts. Meaning that it is essential for us to speak, say and express ourselves. It brings satisfaction as well as relief. One of my favourite characters in the bible is an obscure and curious character whose name was Elihu. He mysteriously appears in the book of Job although he was not originally there when the other friends of Job showed up. I looked it up in the bible while preparing this post and the commentary suggested that he was one of the original three friends of Job, but all three friends are named and Elihu is not one of them! He is clearly younger than the other friends and feels intimidated to speak in their presence, even though he had something worthwhile and beneficial to say. I love how the bible describes what he was experiencing and his innermost thoughts, because Elihu says (in Job 31: 17 – 20); I also will answer with my share; I also will declare my opinion. For I am full of words;the spirit within me constrains me. Behold, my belly is like wine that has no vent; like new wineskins ready to burst. I must speak, that I may find relief. Like wine that has no vent… I can relate to that, especially when...

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