From Andrew Fajkus:
I started writing “Church Unleashed” in the fall of 2013. Our family of churches had an upcoming youth conference with the theme “The Church Unleashed: Preach the Gospel.” I decided to try to write an upbeat song with a minor feel that would expound upon that theme. The first verse is written as the Lord challenging His people to truly be His people and, like John the Baptist, to prepare the way for Jesus Christ to build His kingdom in the earth. As a response to God’s challenge, the pre-chorus echoes that dangerous prayer that Jesus prayed before going to the cross in Luke 22:42, as well as the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6:9-13: “Your will be done!” I felt that the chorus needed to be a declaration of our identity in Christ and our role is as His body in the earth. It was very important to me for it to be more than just a personal expression, but rather a corporate cry for the Church to declare together.
When I found myself needing a bridge for the song, I remembered a spontaneous song I had received during a previous conference for our family of churches: “Jesus on the inside is coming on the outside.” It just seemed to sum up how we, as His people, are supposed to be unleashing the power and the presence of God into the earth through the person of Jesus Christ. My prayer is to encourage the body of Christ, His Church, to take up our crosses, follow Jesus, and declare His rule and reign until He, our King, comes back again.
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