One of the most memorable happened while I was listening to "God of the Angel Armies". A few years back He repeatedly told me "things are not what they seem" whenever I'd complain or ask for advice about the state of my life and ministry. To my finite mind, I thought He sounded like a bit a broken record and at one point I even doubted I was hearing Him correctly.
Then I heard "God of the Angel Armies" and specifically the lyric:
Finally I'm starting to see that things are not as they seem // Nothing can come between Your mighty love for me //
No ear has ever heard, no eye has ever seen // What You have planned for those You set Your love upon
It was no coincidence that Helser was singing the exact same words I'd been hearing. I knew it was Papa beckoning me to see with the eyes of my heart, to look deeper than I had been previously. I was wrecked by this revelation and touched that it came through one of my favorite worship leaders.
The extended version of this song ends with beautiful and intimate prophetic worship by Helser along with his wife Melissa. One of the things he sings is "I think the Lord has this song on repeat."
Yes. I know that feeling.
Seems like all I can see is the enemy surrounding me Seems like all I can feel are lies that You're not real I lift my eyes to the hills, where does my help come from? My help comes from the One who the made the earth and heavens I believe that You're more real than what eyes can see I believe the hills are full of a mighty angel army God of the angel armies, You're mighty to save God of the angel armies, You're worthy of our praise God of the angel armies, You ﬁght for us God of the angel armies, You come down when praises go up Finally I'm starting to see things are not as they seem Nothing can come between Your mighty love for me No ear has ever heard, no eye has ever seen What You have planned for those You set Your love upon I believe You're greater than I could ever dream I believe that You're coming again with a mighty angel army When praises go up You come down and you walk through the walls You're in the heavens You come down at the sound of my praise You come wave after wave, wave after wave I've got to worship. This is what I was made for I've got to shout. I've got to shout out Your love This is what I was made to do is worship You, Lord All those angels I want to waste my life with the angels Pouring out, pouring out praise I don't care what the world might say I believe that You're more real Than what my eyes, they can see I see You like the wind blowing through the trees I see You, Papa. You're fighting for my family You're fighting for my bride You won't let her go You're blowing through my leaves, Daddy and I just want to make You smile I just want to touch Your heart I don't care what it takes I'm breaking open the bottle of my praise I've got to touch Your heart, Father I've got to move You closer This generation has got to see the love of my Father No one's ever loved me nobobdy has ever fought for me the way You do You walk through my walls You break through my darkness You save me. You love me You're riding the wind of praise my leaves are dancing Thank you, Father Melissa Helser: I just want to say Thank You I just want to say Thank You Thank You for coming up over my mountain And rushing down into my valley I just want to say Thank You You didn't have to come, but You did and I'm thankful, Lord Thank you for coming, thank You for loving Thank you, thank you, thank you…. Jonathan: I think the Lord has this song on repeat He can't stay away from me when I sing His name He can't stay away from me when I sing His name He can't stay away from you when you sing that way He's got to come down and catch every tear that you weep He knows every dream you've ever dreamed He's so proud of you He's so pleased in you He's seen it all He's caught every tear His angels are always watching over you And they never stop ‘cause He never stops We're singing praise! I believe that You're greater than I could ever dream I believe that You're coming again with a mighty angel army I believe that You're more real than what eyes can see and I believe these hills are full of mighty angel armies