When blessings of the sort are spoken it’s a powerful moment!
When hands are laid in conjunction with a spoken blessing it is even MORE powerful.
When the blessing is spoken over you by someone who has done or is doing something that is similar to what you are attempting to do AND decree it blessed while laying their hands on you, and then in addition they give something to you that is their’s to empower you or in this instance sow into you? Humph. That is more than a blessing – that’s IMPARTATION!
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see what has happened. Bishop TD Jakes is a great man of God (whose ministry I support monthly) and he is an agent of God. For some time now Bishop has been using his pulpit ministry, books, music, and more recently plays and movies to evangelize the world. Not one black man in the church community has done what he has done. Likewise Tyler Perry has been used by God to introduced to the world on an even greater scale and in a unique way the black church’s take on spirituality to include, prayer, praising God, the Holy Bible, speaking in tongues, and even some of the wisdoms that many southerners (black and other ethnicities alike) we were raised with that are deeply rooted in Christ truth.
I believe Tyler actually graced Bishop Jakes with the same grace that is upon his life empowering Bishop Jakes to do what he has been doing on a scale as large and even larger than Tyler’s. This impartation that Jakes received wasn’t JUST about the youth center but clearly about a new generation he is “building for” (being the many ministers and senior leaders alike that need to follow his approach in soul winning/evangelism).
This is what I believe has taken place and believe that this moment was very powerful and significant!
As to the critics I say this in love and I quote myself LOL ….”I believe religious folk stink in God’s nostrils. They sure do in MINE!”….
-Dr. Larry D. Reid