Where Do You Stand – Song Story
The obvious reason for writing the song Where Do You Stand is to be a blessing and resource for the Christian church. This song is also one for the non-believer who has not yet made a decision to follow Christ as Savior. As I ponder about the song Where Do You Stand, here are some answers to questions that hopefully share the song’s story.
Why I wrote God Has Come?
There is a point in everyone’s life where they need to make an important decision regarding where they stand in regards to a relationship with God. They are either for or against God’s plan of salvation. The song is about making an important decision that has eternal ramifications. For some people the decision is easy, for others it is hard. To add to this there is also a huge spiritual battle for the souls. There is also an urgency because none of us know the time or hour when we will meet the Lord. However, for those who accept God’s plan of salvation there is victory. My hope is that this song will encourage Christians that God is our salvation especially when facing spiritual battles.
What inspired the song God Has Come?
The song God has Come is inspired by a combination of several bible verses. Here are ones that stand out in regards to the song itself
Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.1 Peter 5:8
This is the spiritual battle that is being fought for the soul of every person. It is not necessarily something we can see, feel or touch but the enemy is out there deceiving and moving souls from the truth.
This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! 2Corinthians 5:17
For anyone who is made alive by the resurrection power of Jesus for salvation, it means a new life with hope of heaven. This life changing event is a decision that each individual needs to make sometime in their life.
And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.Luke 21:27
There will be a day when the Lord will return with the angels and saints.
Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.Revelation 1:7
This is a parallel verse to Luke 21:27 where the Lord will return.
What message would you like people to take from the song God Has Come?
We do not know the time or hour that God will call us up. There is an urgency in play. Time is fleeting and each individual needs to examine where they stand in regards to heaven or hell. My hope is the some help move a person closer to making the life altering decision to accept God plan of salvation through the live, death, and resurrection of Jesus.