Jesus Culture is an off-shoot band of Bethel Church that concentrates on youth, a lot prefer Hillsong’s band Hillsong Young & Free. Tbelow is exists a mammoth 37 albums and EP’s under the Jesus Culture Music label.
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1. What message does the song communicate?
There is some kind of flow of goodness that radiates from God in heaven onto human being on earth. Whatever before this river is, it seems to release prisoners, invoke dancing, and provide inner joy. In response, we become spiritually alive.
Jesus Culture counts on us Christians making presumptions to “review between the lines” in lieu of clear explacountry. For example, I might sensibly assume that this “river” is God’s Presence that emanates from Himself to His children; However, the lyrics could make this explanation clearer by explicitly making use of the expression “His Presence” in the song. Perhaps the Chorus could say, “we come alive in Your Presence”? If these assumptions are incorrect, then I’m totally shed.
This song complies with a slightly modified standard format. Pre-Chorus/Chorus doesn’t start till after Verse 2. Outro is basically a modified Chorus.
2. How much of the lyrics line up via Scripture?
I’ll subtract 2 points to assume that “river” is God’s Presence and an additional point to assume that in Chorus, we come alive bereason of Jesus. If these presumptions are correct, then the song is Biblical.
Lyrics posted with permission.*
God’s Presence clears sadness, finding remainder for all who actors their problems onto Him (Matthew 11:28-30 and also 1 Peter 5:7).
Tright here is an sea deeper than fearThe tide is climbing, rising
God’s Presence is bigger than fear (1 Samuel 30:6, Psalm 34:4, Psalm 56:3-4, Psalm 118:6, 2 Corinthians 7:5-6, and Hebrews 13:6).
God’s Presence outflows from God to us with the Holy Spirit that resides inside us (Acts 6:5, Romans 8:9-11, 1 Corinthians 3:16, 1 Corinthians 6:16-19, Galatians 4:6, Ephesians 5:18, and also 2 Timothy 1:14).
That is, Christians suffer God’s Presence.
NOTE: We deserve to come to be more sensitive to God’s Presence by:Aligning our desire through God’s (Psalm 51:10, Jeremiah 24:7, Ezekiel 11:19, Ezekiel 36:26, Romans 2:29, Romans 12:2, 2 Corinthians 5:17, and 2 Corinthians 7:10).Studying Scripture (2 Timothy 2:15 and also 2 Timothy 3:16-17).Obeying God’s commandments (Matthew 25:34-40, John 14:15, John 14:21-24, John 15:10-14, 1 Peter 1:14-15, 1 John 2:3-5, 1 John 4:19-20, 1 John 5:2-3, and also 2 John 1:6).Spfinishing time via God in prayer, alone simply choose Jesus did (Matthew 14:1-13, Matthew 26:29, Matthew 26:42, Mark 6:30-32, Mark 14:36, Luke 4:1-2, Luke 4:14-15, Luke 5:16, Luke 6:12-13, Luke 22:39-44, and John 18:11).
How does enduring God’s Presence make us come alive? We need to make an additional assumption, that this referrals our receiving Jesus, that increased to life our spiritual deadness (Romans 6:1-11, Romans 7:4-6, Galatians 2:19-20, 2 Timothy 2:11, and 1 Peter 2:24).
We come alive in the riverWe come alive in the riverWe come alive in the river
Repeats line 1.
As promised by God in Isaiah 61:1 and also proclaimed by Jesus as fulfilled in Luke 4:18-21, Christ’s Presence prompts His children to repent and trust in Him (Matthew 3:2, Matthew 4:17, Mark 1:15, Luke 24:47, Acts 2:36-38, Acts 3:19-21, Acts 20:21, and also 2 Timothy 2:25-26).
Spring up a well, spring up a wellSpring up a well in me
Jesus Culture requests living water that refreshes and also restores their thirsty souls (Jeremiah 17:13, Zechariah 14:8-9, John 4:7-26, John 7:37-39, Acts 2:1-13, Revelation 6:9-11, Revelation 7:13-17, Revelation 21:6-7, and Revelation 22:1-5).
Nopoint deserve to soptimal this joy
Probably a referral to John 16:22.
We’re dancing in the streets
Dancing is exactly how we expush our joy.
Spring up a well, spring up a wellSpring a well in me
Repeats lines 3 and also 4.
Repeats Bridge, lines 3 and also 4.
We come alive in the riverWe come alive in the riverWe come alive in the riverWe come alive in the river
3. How would an outsider interpret the song?
I perform not suppose that unbelievers will certainly make the exact same assumptions as I, bring about mass confusion to Jesus Culture’s intended meaning. This song is thick via oceanic metaphors that won’t make sense to those outside Christianity. Whatever before Christians are doing, unbelievers will think they are joyous and free.
4. What does this song glorify?
I’ve made a few presumptions to display that this song glorifies God once His Presence causes us to live. However, if these presumptions are incorrect, then it’s tough to conclude that God is glorified.
Jesus Culture’s In The River is mediocre. Though unclear on oceanic terminology, if we assume it references God’s Presence, then it glorifies God in that we suffer joy, release, and also the Holy Spirit that lives in us. If not, then I have no idea what Jesus Culture talks around. Similarly, unbelievers will certainly discover interpretation hard.
I cannot recommend this song for corporate worship.
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Final Score: 5.5/10
Track: In The River (Live) (listen to the song)
Artist: Jesus Culture (Feat. Kim Walker-Smith)
Album: Let It Echo (Live)
Release Year: 2016
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