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What is a “Eunuch”? by Ricardo Butler

What is a “Eunuch”?

 

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Here is another irrelevant topic that some of you are saying in your mind. Some of you are like, “What does a eunuch have to do with the hip-hop ministry?”

 

That’s the point! I’m probably one of the rare ones addressing topics that no one is talking about or even considering out there. But believe me, this has a lot to do with the single life of a Christian hip-hop artist. So excuse me for being the only odd ball.

 

Let’s go back to The Kingdom Blueprints chapter again where we talked a little about the types of eunuchs.


We took our text from Jesus when He said,

 

“And He answered and said unto them, Have ye [all of you] not read, that He [God] which made them [Adam and Eve] at the beginning made them male and female, and said, For this cause [for this reason or purpose] shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain [two] shall be one flesh? Wherefore [for this reason or purpose] they are no more twain [two], but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder [separate]. They say unto Him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away? He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered [permitted] you to put away [divorce] your wives: but from the beginning IT WAS NOT SO. And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away [divorce] his wife, EXCEPT it be FOR FORNICATION, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away [divorced] doth commit adultery. His disciples say unto Him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry. But he said unto them, ALL MEN CANNOT RECEIVE THIS SAYING [teaching], save [except] they to whom it is given [AS A GIFT]. For there are …

 

[1] some eunuchs, which WERE SO BORN from their mother’s womb: and

[2] there are some eunuchs, which were MADE EUNUCHS OF MEN: and

[3] there be eunuchs, which have MADE THEMSELVES eunuchs FOR THE KINGDOM of heaven’s sake. He [the eunuch or SINGLE person] that is ABLE to receive it, LET HIM receive it.” (Matthew 19:4-12).

 

The Greek word “eunuch” here means, “(a bed) and; a castrated person (such being employed in Oriental bedchambers {which is a person who could guard women royalty in their bedroom all night without being tempted to sleep with her–AT THE SAME TIME THIS IS SYMBOLIC FOR A PASTOR OR ANY CHURCH LEADER WHO DOES NOT ABUSE CHRIST’S BRIDE–THE CHURCH}); by extension an impotent or unmarried man; by implication a chamberlain (state-officer {which is a person who has dedicated himself to a higher cause}):—eunuch.”

 

There are three kinds of single people in this world.

 

1.   Some were born with no desire to be married. Many of them most likely don’t even have a desire to even have sex with a woman. Does that make them homosexual? No it does not.

2.   Then there are some who were made to be single by men and their rules and regulation. What is this talking about? How about the Catholic Church and other religions that requires the religious man to make a vow of celibacy? Monks would also fall into this category. The worse thing about these kinds of eunuchs/single people is that they may STILL have a desire for women. And do to the fact that they have made a vow to not marry; they are greatly tempted by Satan to have sex with young boys in their denominations.

3.   And then we have the third category. A person who has such a desire to please God and Christ, that it outweighs his desire for women. Again, they are not gay; they just see the Great Commission as the ONLY mission in life. A good example of this is the Apostle Paul. I also know a pastor at my old church that has made this kind of vow. But it’s easier to make this vow when the desire to worship and serve God is greater than the desire to marry and have sex is present.

 

So you remember this huh? This is what we discussed before. And though I gave a lot of detail about what a eunuch is. I want to now explain how this is involved with the hip-hop ministry, industry, and culture.
Let’s look at these three types of eunuchs.

 

The first type of eunuch falls in line with this section of this chapter concerning you single folk.

 

Have you known any? Are you perhaps one? Are you a single artist who just wants to serve God and have no desire for women (especially sexual, though they can still tempt you)? Then you are this type of eunuch!

 

You do shows with a small team of men. You might have a few women on your team. They are usually family members or your homeboy’s wives and sisters, or both. Believe it or not this was my intention when I got out of prison.

 

When I got out of prison, the plan was to get full force into music. As matter as fact, the day I got out I hit the studio and did about three or four songs. Being bothered by women was the last thing on my mind. I just wanted to do the Lord’s will in what I knew I was good at, hip-hop!

 

I mean we were at the radio station from like two in the morning until 7 am. No lie! We were serious. The only thing that was wrong was this was the fact that since I was fresh out of prison the only group of hip-hoppers I ran with were still in the world besides one.

 

So I stayed there until the Lord found me a church home to fellowship with other believers. And if you have read the first chapter of this book, then you already know that my future wife was whom the Lord used to lead me to His church—from the single life into the marriage life. God’s got a sense of humor huh? He’s always messing up OUR plans (plural) to align us up with HIS plan (singular).

 

The second types of eunuchs are those Religious (I used that term loosely) Christians that have been taught (deceived) by the traditions and commandments of men that they had to be single to serve God. Or even worse, they are those Christian artists that don’t believe women can do what men do, including lead in the music ministry (or any ministry for that matter).

 

I can go on and on about this topic concerning women in ministry. But to what avail? I mean, don’t get me wrong, I will teach on it eventually, but I will save that for either the Leadership chapter (which is chapter 12) or a whole separate lecture or e-book altogether.

 

Is there any reading this that fall or fell (past tense) into this category of a eunuch in the hip-hop ministry, industry, and culture?

 

I am pretty sure there are some. And too many of you, let me tell you now, that it is not your fault. Just kidding fam! That was a joke!

 

Anyway, let me also be the first to tell you that you don’t have to be single and under pressure of the religious system. God has something greater in mind than being single and serving God like some kind of monk locked away up the mountains somewhere in the world.

 

And even though you are single God has still called you to function in a team setting.

 

This leads me to the third type of eunuchs. This is probably the best type of eunuch. Not that the others aren’t good. But this type has benefits and gives the greatest glory to God.

 

It is the type of eunuch who worships and serves God only. You can’t see yourself doing anything else but this! Again, this kind of eunuch is the kind who still might have a desire for women. The only difference is that his desire to please His Father is much, much, greater than anything else. Just like Joseph at the beginning of this single life section.

 

As I mentioned before, the Apostle Paul is a great example of this. Not only him, but also our very own Lord (though He will eventually marry His Bride—the Church of God), He was single while He walked the face of this earth. So if you want good examples on how to live life as a single man, then follow them. And I am pretty sure there are more throughout the Scriptures that knew how to live the single life abundantly.

 

Next time we will address the ladies.

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