Story Behind The Song


This song is more than a pretty melody. It gives a clear description of what Christ came to do, as He said in Luke 4:18. “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because He has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free.” It reinforces the promise from God that each of us would experience and live out this freedom that Christ came to give us and to see us give that to others.

This power we sing about is what looses us from the chains that have kept us bound and broken. You can’t find this power to set you free in religion, tradition, forms or steps. It’s only in the name and the person of JESUS. Read Paul’s prayer from Ephesians 1:19 as he talks about this power, “I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe in Him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms. “In Romans 8:11, he explains that the same power lives in us. “And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.” If that same power resides in us and can raise the dead, don’t you know that it can raise you out of addiction, depression, pain, doubt, lies and ANY Chain that has bound you?

John 8:32 says, “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” What is this truth? Jesus tells us “who” it is in John 14:6: “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” It is Jesus! We have to stop looking in all the wrong places and go straight to the source. Let’s search out the one who bore the weight of all of our sins and went to hell to pay the price for it. It is all in that name that we are free from any chain that is preventing us from being able to walk in the fullness of his power and grace. It is in that name that He positions and equips us to be the Army that He has called us to be. He wants to break EVERY chain and have us rise up as His ambassadors in the ministry of reconciliation to which He has called us.

Our prayer with this song and every song we sing is that God’s power and presence will be demonstrated in your lives in the same way He has demonstrated it in ours. Rise up with us in this freedom in Christ and let’s be a mighty army in His name, doing greater works for His Glory.


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