If this is true, then it bears to be brought to attention. There may have been a chance that Michael Jackson found the truth near the end of his life. Of course we have no way of truly knowing. But if so, then the angels in heaven were rejoicing if there was a heart change. If so, then I would rejoice, also.
Following article found here:
Pop idol reached out to Gospel star Andrae Crouch before death.
RedeemedHippie:[We can only hope that he was reaching our for Jesus.]
Gospel superstar Andrae Crouch and his twin sister, Sandra, confirm meeting with Michael Jackson and praying and singing with him weeks before his death.
Jackson, raised as a member of the Jehovah’s Witness sect and reportedly a convert to Islam last year, sought out the Crouches for inspiration for his upcoming tour, for which he was unprepared, according to a report in Assist News Service.
RedeemedHippie:[One does have to ask, what kind of inspration?]
But while some blogs have reported that meeting led to a spiritual conversion by Jackson, the Crouches say they are not certain.
“Not sure where that came from,” said Sandra Crouch on her Facebook page. “We loved and respected Michael and will continue to pray for his family. All the extra is not from us.”
A spokesman for the Crouches had this to add: “Andrae and Sandra did in fact visit with Michael Jackson two times, once at the recording studio, and once at his home in the last two months, as recently as three weeks ago, asking for prayer concerning the anointing of the Holy Spirit, and how he could make his music more ‘spiritual.’
RedeemedHippie:[I hope this was not just something on how to have more power in his music, but one of rather wanting to worship in spirit and truth. Any of us can try and be more spiritual. But the question is, is Jesus in it?]
So Andrae and Sandra explained to him about the anointing and about Jesus. He wanted to know what makes your hands go up, and makes you ‘come out of yourself,’ and what gives a ‘spirituality’ to the music?
RedeemedHippie:[This sounds either a little child-like or suspicious. Only God knows MJ’s motives for wanting to know. Was he seeking more occult like power (come out of yourself) or the things of God from a pure heart? Only God knows?]
He then requested to hear his favorite song that he loves and wanted the(m) to sing to him, so they … joined hands and sang together, and he said, ‘It was beautiful.’ He first heard it in New York, and loved it and wanted it on tape. He had the engineer tape the song sang to him by Andrae and Sandra. He definitely had an encounter with them.”
RedeemedHippie:[But did he have an encounter with the One True God?]
Was there evidence of a conversion?
The Crouch spokesman said: “He did NOT reject Jesus or the prayer when (we) prayed, and gladly joined in prayer. He usually doesn’t touch anybody, but he touched them, and held their hands in a circle as they sang and prayed. There was NO actual ‘sinners prayer’ however, but they did talk and pray about Jesus and the anointing of the Holy Spirit. They also told him, ‘Michael, we consider you as our son,’ and he said, ‘Yes, yes, yes’ and gave him his latest music on a CD, and he told him, ‘Andrae I trust you with this,’ and gave him CDs of 2 songs … unpublished, beautiful music.”
RedeemedHippie:[Did the Crouches tell him he was a sinner just like anyone else? Did they proclaim the full gospel? Did they tell him he had to be born again? Did they tell him he would have to deny himself and pick up his cross? Did MJ turn to Jesus and ask to be forgiven? Would he have been willing to go public and tell the world his new beliefs if he had? Would he have changed his whole lifes’ work for the Gospel’s sake? Only God knows.]