I love this song by Hillsong for its message, which is simple but is not so simple. It is the basic reason Jesus came to the earth. It was literally to save us from sin and to enable us live our lives for His glory. The story of even needing salvation in the first place is not such a long one actually. So lets’ circle back.
NEED FOR SALVATION
God created Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden and gave them this simple instruction: not to eat of the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil, which they did. So they disobeyed God, and opened the door to the knowledge of good and evil by eating the fruit. Thus, it was sin and evil on rampage. But the awesome thing was that at that moment of disobedience, God already set a plan in motion to reconnect us (us being the descendants of Adam and Eve) back to him.
#MusicReview: ‘Open Heaven/ River Wild’ by Hillsong
The whole arithmetic of salvation is for someone who has committed no sin to die for the one who has committed a sin. So obviously, God himself had to come to the earth (in the form of Jesus) and be put to the same kind of test that humans face without committing any sin and then give his life as the ultimate sacrifice, such that when we accept that he died for us and his resurrection, we live eternally through him.
ACCEPT JESUS AS YOUR LORD AND PERSONAL SAVIOUR
This is the best thing that could ever happen to you: the awesome God living on the inside of you and empowering you to live your best life daily. Please say the following: Dear Lord, I accept the Lordship of Jesus Christ over my life. I believe and accept that he came to the planet earth to die for me and he rose again, so I live vicariously through him. Thank you Jesus. Amen.
Be happy about the fact that Jesus died for you. I feel like that in itself deserves many hours of worship and stuff. Also, never forget that you are never alone, and God is with you through every challenge, and you can take hope in that (There’s the issue of growing your faith, but that’s a story for another day). Lastly, live your life for his glory.
#MusicReview: ‘One Thing’ by Hillsong
This song has a worship rock kind of feel, starting with a few chords on the piano, with the lead starting with the chorus on A major. The verses have a slightly hymn-esque structure, with 4’4 time and pleasant taps to the rhythm. The drums get a little louder at the second verse. The lead guitar does marvelous things toward the bridge, with the drums rowing the singing a notch louder in synchronisation to mass chants of surrender, and then mellows down to the initial way the song started.