What Is A Jesus Freak?

The high and lofty, they see me as weak 

But I won’t live and die for the power they seek

The word “freak” has turned into a common word that we use in our daily lives.

 “Man, you freaked me out.”

“I didn’t know what to freaking do!”

“You’re such a freak about that.”

“Freak” isn’t something unusual to hear, but what exactly does it mean?

According to Webster’s Dictionary, a freak is “one that is markedly unusual or abnormal” and/or “a person who is obsessed with something <a control freak>

So what does being a Jesus Freak mean?   I think a song by Dc Talk does a pretty good job of explaining it.

Separated, I cut myself clean from a past that comes back in my darkest of dreams
Been apprehended by a spiritual force and a grace that replaced all the me I divorced
I saw a man with a tat on his big fat belly
It wiggled around like marmalade jelly
It took me a while to catch what it said, ’cause I had to match the rhythm of his belly with my head
“Jesus Saves” is what it raved in a typical tattoo green
He stood on a box in the middle of the city and he claimed he had a dream…

What will people think when they hear that I’m a Jesus freak?
What will people do when they find that it’s true?
I don’t really care if they label me a Jesus freak – there ain’t no disguising the truth
There ain’t no disguising the truth
No I ain’t into hiding the Truth

Kamikaze, my death is gain – I’ve been marked by my Maker, a peculiar display
The high and lofty, they see me as weak – but I won’t live and die for the power they seek
There was a man from the desert with naps in his head
The sand that he walked was also his bed
The words that he spoke make the people assume there wasn’t too much left in the upper room
With skins on his back and hair on his face, they thought he was strange from the locusts he ate
All the Pharisees tripped when they heard him speak until the king took the head of this Jesus freak

What will people think when they hear that I’m a Jesus freak?
What will people do when they find that it’s true?
I don’t really care if they label me a Jesus freak – there ain’t no disguising the truth
No I ain’t into hiding the Truth

People say I’m strange, does it make me a stranger?
My best friend was born in a manger?

What will people think when they find out I’m a Jesus freak?
What will people do when they find out it’s true?
I don’t care if they label me a Jesus freak – there ain’t no disguising the truth.

What will people think (what will people think)?
What will people do (what will people do)?
I don’t really care (what else can I say?)
There ain’t no disguising the Truth (Jesus is the Way)

Being a Jesus Freak means standing up for Him.  Being able to go out in world and look abnormal for the sake of your beliefs.  Now, that being said, it isn’t the easiest.  The world has learned to turn against those who associate themselves so heavily with Christ, thus is where the freak part comes in.  By being a Jesus Freak, you’re going to be disregarded at times.  You’re going to be thrown on the floor for your beliefs, and seemingly feel rejected.  Yet you’re not meant to do this alone.

This is my challenge to you.  Find friends who want to tell the world about their faith as much as you do.  Spend time with people who are so in love with God that everything else fails in comparison.  Don’t go through it alone, for in Ecclesiastes it says, “Two are better than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help.  But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.  Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm.  But how can one be warm alone?  A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer.  Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.”  – Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

God doesn’t want us to be alone.  God wants us to find people with our same interests and beliefs to stand up together for what we believe, for there ain’t no disguising the truth.

a.p.

Listen to the song here!