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KB, Christian Huff Talk Boxing, Faith: ‘Fear Gives All the Power to the Enemy’

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KB, Christian Huff Talk Boxing, Faith: ‘Fear Gives All the Power to the Enemy’

By Movieguide® Contributor

Christian rapper KB recently told Christian Huff, husband of Sadie Robertson Huff, how to train like a fighter for Christ.

“You know some guy will come off the street, and he’s fought people, you know, down at the club or something like that, and he’s in pretty good shape,” KB said. “He’s got muscles and stuff like that, and he gets in the [boxing] ring, and he thinks he’s going to basically beat up anybody that gets in there, and then you have a 13-year-old kid that’s just been training.”

“And he’s not afraid of you. He knows how to use his punches. He knows how to use his feet and will run circles around a grown man because [he] has [been] trained,” the rapper explained.

He may not have muscles or genetics on his side, but that 13-year-old is more dangerous than a grown man because of his preparation.

“Training gives you an advantage in the fight that makes you able to spread your wings,” KB told Huff on Huff’s podcast. “It also helps with fear. That’s one of the biggest analogies: that with boxing, if you’ve prepared and you’ve trained, you’re not scared.”

“I think about what David says about Goliath. I’ve slayed a bear before, fam. Yeah, I’ve killed a lion! I’ve been here before. I know what to do. That’s a wink at his training,” he explained.

So, just like training helps to conquer fear in the ring, God trains and prepares his followers so that they do not need to fear when a spiritual fight comes along.

KB says that God was “almost obsessive” about telling his followers not to be afraid in the Old Testament.

“’Do not fear men whose life is in their nostrils;’ ‘Do not fear men and their faces, fear not for I am God.’ It’s the most common command that God gives his people throughout the scripture,” KB said.

“What boxing has taught me is that when I get in the ring and I see this guy across, you know, the ring, and perhaps he has ten, fifteen fights under his belt. He’s been doing this longer than I’ve been doing it,” he shared. “He looks scary, you know. He’s making crazy noises and he’s over there pounding the pavement. You begin to become afraid of what you see.”

And every time KB ever gave into that fear, he lost the fight.

“Fear locked me out of my training. I wasn’t able to access all the things I had practiced—all the things that my coach had entrusted in me that had implanted in me. All of it was out the window,” he explained.

“I am fighting off a pure instinct. There’s no doctrine, no discipleship, no teaching, he continued. “It’s just pure emotion, and it always resulted in my being in a worse position than I was before.”

The fear blocks knowledge of what the coach has taught, and in spiritual battles, it blocks what God has taught.

“You’re going to get hit in the ring; it is inevitable, but you can either get hit with your eyes open, trusting your training, or you can get hit with your eyes closed, which makes the punch more injurious because the worst punch is the one that you do not see,” Kb explained.

“Fear gives all the power to the enemy,” he added.

So, how do Christians “train” to combat fear?

“I start with, first of all, a good church,” KB said, “Man, God has designed the church to be a place where individuals are made strong. It is a hospital for the sick. Healing for the sick.”

“It is also a gymnasium for the soldier. It is also a preparation place for the soldiers in God’s army, and I want to be careful with that analogy because I know a lot of people will over-masculinize these kinds of things, but there is a real comeback, and Paul says that this is the good fight of faith,” KB explained.

Community, good pastors, good leaders and good relationships are the first steps to spiritual training.

“I also am a proud proponent of Christian therapists,” KB said. “In this day and age, the Lord is giving us the grace of doctors of the soul that can help us to get underneath where some of our trauma triggers are and some of our addictions that plague our lives. I think that’s a powerful thing.”

“Another area in which I think that you can train in this is, as you [Huff] talked about, us continuing in prayer, us continuing to stay before the Lord’s word, hearing it regularly,” he said. “That kind of thing.”

KB says that one of the most important things Christians can do is follow the call to love their neighbor.

“It’s the most detailed admonition in the New Testament,” he explained. “How you love people. Almost every command in the beatitude is undergirded with love, or every statement in the beatitudes is undergirded with the mission of love.”

“The two greatest commandments—Jesus said to love God, and he says that the second is like the first—love one another,” KB said.

Movieguide® reported when KB talked with Huff’s wife, Sadie Robertson Huff, on her podcast:

 “I envision how things should be, and then when they don’t turn out that way, it’s like I’m almost having to attend the memorial service for my dying plan, or my dying dream or my dying expectation,” [KB said].

“If you can learn to go as deep as you can with what you can do in terms of sharpening your skills, deepening your character staying sincere…you can be deeply connected to God and continue to sharpen your abilities and strengthen your character.”

The rapper continued, “Let God worry about how far that takes you. If that goes as wide as the world, Amen.”

Huff posted about the podcast episode on Instagram. He shared a clip of KB and said: “Did you know that when @kb_hga grew up he wanted to either be a professional boxer or a missionary? … now he’s a rapper!”

The rapper recently shared a video of himself in the ring, saying a line from his song “Armies” and throwing a false punch at the camera.

He captioned it, “If I say, ‘I will not mention his word or speak anymore in His name,’ his word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot.” Jeremiah 20:9 💨💨💨💨💨💨😂 #HGA

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