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Kanye West stages His first-ever Opera on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at the Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California.

It was a biblical Opera tagged 'Nebuchadnezzar'.

According to highsnobiety.com, Nebuchadnezzar was directed by Italian performance artist and longtime West collaborator —- Vanessa Beecroft.

The event included music from West's Sunday Service.

The Opera, Nebuchadnezzar, focuses on the eponymous ancient Babylonian King, who is widely mentioned in the Bible's book of Daniel.

Many have wondered why Kanye chose to stage his first Opera after the name of this ancient King.

In an interview with Zane Lowe a month ago, Kanye compared his life of arrogance and rebellion to that of the ancient king and the consequences of his pride bears resemblance to what he experienced in 2016 when he had a mental breakdown.

King Nebuchadnezzar was a very influential emperor of his era. The arrogant and prideful King of the Babylonian Kingdom some 2,500 years ago, reigned supreme.

In Daniel 4:1-37, we see an interesting account of the King's prophetic dream where he saw a very tall tree with so many leaves and branches so much that many birds of the air and beast of the field came to find shelter in it.

Then, a messenger came from heaven commanding that the tree be hewed down, its branches cut off, its leaves shaken off, and its fruits scattered around.

Nevertheless it was instructed that the stump of its roots be left in the earth with a band of iron and brass, in the tender grass of the field.

The messenger said this in conclusion, "Let it be wet with the dew of heaven and let his portion be with the beasts in the grass of the earth: let his heart be changed from man's, and let a beast's heart be given to him; and let 7 years pass over him......that the living may know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomsoever he wills, and raises the basest of men.

The King summoned the Prophet Daniel because he respected his ability to interpret dreams and visions accurately.

Prophet Daniel made him understand that the tree in the dream was he—- Nebuchadnezzar. The King sometime in the future would have a mental breakdown that would drive him out of his palace into the forest to live with the beast of the field and he would eat grass like them—— a way to humble the superfluity of his pride.

The Prophet concluded by giving this admonition:

"Wherefore, O King, let my counsel be acceptable to you, and break off your sins by righteousness, and your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor......"

A year later Nebuchadnezzar stood in his palace, and like Kanye West, he arrogated the glory of the entire Kingdom to himself, boasting and talking about how great he is and that there was none else like him.

While he was yet speaking, a curse came from heaven and he lost his mind.

He ran out of his palace into a forest where he remained for 7 years. Sadly there was rehab and no one could get him out.

The thickness and length of his hairs grew like the eagles' feathers and his nails like birds' claws.

At the end of his 7-year predicament, he came back to his sense and realized the greatness and supremacy of the eternal God, Creator of the Universe.

Kanye admitted that the bipolar disorder and mental breakdown he suffered in 2016 was a wake-up call from his arrogance and pride. His fans can remember that at one time Kanye had equates himself to Jesus Christ and did a hologram of him on one of his stage music performances.

There are too many Nebuchadnezzars in this world who care about nothing but themselves.

Be reminded that all you have can be taken away from you.

Remember that your life is a gift from God.

Remember that Jesus Christ came to this world, humbled himself to die for your sins.

Remember that your lifetime is an opportunity to receive His free gift of salvation.

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

-John 3:16

But as many as received Him, to them He gave power to become sons of God, even to them that believe on His name.

-John 1:12

Remember that one day when your eyes are shut in death, it would be too late for you to correct your error.

Mend your mistakes today. Make peace with God. Receive Jesus Christ today.

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