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The Power of God (Lyric Interpretation)

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Weekly Bible Study #17

I was asked not only to play a song but to say a few words about it’s lyrics. That song is “The Power of God” by Living Sacrifice. So I’ve decided to break down my personal interpretation of the song for you. First here are the lyrics:
Living Sacrifice – The Power of God
The outstretched arms, of one word, of one breath (one breath).
The existence is spoken (the existence is spoken), the existence will attest.
A bond has been made, a plan put in motion
to reconcile and make new, the ultimate sacrifice of your flesh.

Self lust will kill, a heart towards God will change… destiny.
Power, unleashed on this void. Onslaught, the only plan of this kind.
This is something that cannot subside.

The dawn of this day, a decision is made to know and proclaim.
The dawn of this day, a decision is made to know and proclaim.
The power of God, the power of God is alive, is alive, is alive.

 

When I look at these lyrics I see the “bond” as the blood covenant God made with us through the sacrifice of Jesus
Matthew 26:28 (KJV)
28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
When Jesus was sacrificed a plan was put in motion and we have a role in this plan as well.
We are made new by the renewing of our mind through Christ as we see in the book of Romans
Romans 12:2 (NKJV)
2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Finally we see mentioned the “ultimate sacrifice of your flesh. On a daily basis we have to deny our flesh and sacrifice our worldy desires in favor of Godly things and in favor or His Word.

Romans 12:1
1Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.
“Self lust will kill” as the song says. Pride comes before a fall
Proverbs 16:18
18Pride goes before destruction,
And a haughty spirit before a fall.

Lastly we see “Power, unleashed on this void”. I see this as the power of God being unleashed on the void that can be our hearts.

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About: Blake Sherwin

Born in Oklahoma, I love Jesus, metal, writing, and technology.

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