Hillsong’s “Healer” – Born from deceit, but thrives in churches still

This last weekend, one of the songs we sang at church was “Healer” by Hillsong…no, by Planet Shakers…actually, by Mike Guglielmucci! I hadn’tthis-is-our-god-3 heard the song since Hillsong’s newest CD came out like 5 months ago. So I’m up there on stage, singing away, reading the words line by line, and the Spirit was just movin’ like a smooth wave over our church!  The words are full of power and truth. Half way through the song, I remembered the circumstances of how/why the author wrote it…the “tragedy” and all the deception that was exposed about his alleged terminal cancer. But that didn’t keep the tears away. Judgement and anger may have quenched the fire, but when my focus remained on those words, those words were all that mattered.

Deception and sin are no match for the power of the Holy Spirit at Work in the hearts of His people. When we worship in spirit & truth, then His Spirit & His Truth dwells in us. And when that happens, there’s no room for dissention or lies…so our enemy is kicked…to…the…curb.

You hold my every moment
You calm my raging seas
You walk with me through fire
And heal all my disease

I trust in You (x2)

I believe You’re my Healer
I believe You are all I need
I believe You’re my Portion
I believe You’re more than enough for me
Jesus You’re all I need
My Healer, You’re my Healer

Nothing is impossible for You (x3)
You hold my world in Your hands

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4 thoughts on “Hillsong’s “Healer” – Born from deceit, but thrives in churches still

  1. Jorrit February 8, 2009 / 3:51 am

    This is Grace. This is what the world can never understand. Something that’s indeed born out of a lie, God picks it up and raises it up most high and uses it mightly. Undeserved and unearned. The next verses came to my mind.

    1 Corinthians 1:18, 27,28
    The message about the cross doesn’t make any sense to lost people. But for those of us who are being saved, it is God’s power at work.
    But God chose the foolish things of this world to put the wise to shame. He chose the weak things of this world to put the powerful to shame.
    What the world thinks is worthless, useless, and nothing at all is what God has used to destroy what the world considers important.

    It was worthless, useless and nothing at all. Ready to throw away. But look at what God did. He raised the song and used it and will use it to restore many people. And I know my Father, He will also comfort, accept and restore the writer. And that is undeserved, unearned and unmerited grace. It is the person of Jesus Christ and His finished work.

    • chelan February 8, 2009 / 7:52 pm

      Thank you, Jorrit. It truly is a picture of grace.

  2. carmen June 17, 2009 / 4:44 am

    this is so true, who are we to judge. whether or not the song was born from a lie, the lyrics are so true and powerful. we all need to forgive. \”For ALL have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God\”

  3. Lionfish June 22, 2009 / 6:58 am

    You talk about Grace – yet Hillsong & Planet shakers removed all traces of Mike G from youtube, CD credits etc – immediately after his very public fall from Grace.

    Grace is an ideal … but protecting the Hill$ong (cult) brand name is of higher importance it seems.

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