Lytics

Verse 1: Crowder]
We’re not afraid
Terrors of night, arrows that fly by day
Ten thousand may fall but we
We will remain

[Verse 2: Crowder]
We’re not afraid
A promise of God can never be torn away
Walking on hands of angels, crushing snakes
Safe under the shadow of His wings
Our fortress and our strength
Our fortress

[Chorus: Crowder & Taya]
We’re taking back our freedom
Our battle has been won
We have been liberated
Back from the dead we’ve come
We’re taking back our freedom
Our battle has been won
We have been liberated
Back from the dead we’ve come

[Verse 2: Crowder & Taya]
We’re not afraid
A promise of God can never be torn away
Walking on hands of angels, crushing snakes
Safe under the shadow of His wings
Our fortress and our strength
Our fortress

[Chorus: Crowder & Taya]
We’re taking back our freedom
Our battle has been won
We have been liberated
Back from the dead we’ve come
We’re taking back our freedom
Our battle has been won
We have been liberated
Back from the dead we’ve come

[Bridge: Taya & Crowder]
Do you see Him, King of Heaven
Champion of all creation?
Eyes of fire, voice of thunder
Tearing through the sky in wonder
Dressed in light, we see Him coming
On a horse that’s white like lightning
Do you see Him?
Do you see Him, King of Heaven
Champion of all creation?
Eyes of fire, voice of thunder
Tearing through the sky in wonder
Dressed in light, we see Him coming
On a horse that’s white like lightning
Do you see Him?
Do you see Him?
Do you see Him, King of Heaven
Champion of all creation?
Eyes of fire, voice of thunder
Tearing through the sky in wonder
Dressed in light, we see Him coming
On a horse that’s white like lightning
Do you see Him?
Do you see Him?

 

“We’re taking back our freedom”

Crowder offers no biblical reference for this line, because there is none. That’s because it is not in us to set ourselves free. We are powerless. We are slaves to sin. So how do we become free from sin?

If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. — John 8.36

We are to standfast in the Freedom that Christ has given us.

Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. -Gal 5:1

So a better rendition of that line would be…

‘We are standing in His Freedom’

But we attest and give glory to ourselves, which honour should go to the Lord Jesus.

Oh and while I’m here, what does ‘Champion of all creation’ mean?

Does it mean the Lord Jesus is the perfector of creation or the pinnacle (or perfection ) of creation.

Two different things. Our statements should be more defined, and less ambiguous.

The follow set of verses help, but that’s not the point.

Colossians 1:15-20 (NLT)

15 Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation, 16 for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world. Everything was created through him and for him. 17 He existed before anything else, and he holds all creation together. 18 Christ is also the head of the church, which is his body.  He is the beginning, supreme over all who rise from the dead.  So he is first in everything. 19 For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ, 20 and through him God reconciled everything to himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on the cross.

Here the verse refers to the Lord as ‘Supreme over all creation’ which clarifies it.

During the 3rd Century, a theologian named Arius began teaching that Jesus wasn’t fully God, just the highest of created beings.

Are we falling back into these types of heresies, through our modern Christian prose?

But I’ve talked about this liberal licence in lyrics before….

I’m not finished…..