Resurrection Power

Album: Holy Roar (2018)

Songfacts®:

  • Chris Tomlin released this standalone single on January 12, 2018. He explained the song's meaning to Billboard:

    "'Resurrection Power' is that same power that raised Jesus from the dead, that we have that authority. I don't know about you, but when my feet hit the floor in the morning, I don't have that energy, you have to claim it. It's actually pretty simplistic, we're God's sons and daughters and we have that ability, letting God lead us and take that heavy weight off of our shoulders. He gives us the know-how to take authority of ourselves, breaking addictions and leaving whatever darkness that we're living in behind. This song is what it's all about, because if we don't believe in the resurrection of Jesus, than we don't have anything."
  • The song's message is central to Tomlin's worldview. "It gets back to the foundations of everything and reminds us of the foundation of our faith, which is that you've been made alive," he explained to Billboard. "I felt like we needed to sing and we needed to be reminded of this. Scripture says we're brought from death to life by... the resurrecting power of God. That's an addiction-breaking power, a marriage-saving power. I don't wake up every morning thinking 'I've got the resurrection power of God' when my feet hit the ground, but this is what's true to me."

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