Story Behind Bethel Music's New Song "Victory is Yours"

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Bethel Music will be releasing their brand new record Victory on Jan. 25, 2019. Known for anthems like "No Longer Slaves," "One Thing Remains" and more, this awaited collection reminds the listener that Bethel Music is a community of real people traversing life's challenges and triumphs, just like those on the other end of each song. Victory harkens back to the story of King Jehoshaphat and the unlikely victory won by sending worshipers to the front lines of battle - a testament that has been essential to the Bethel Music Family throughout the last 12 months.  

One of the key songs on the album is the title track "Victory is Yours." The song is written by Hillsongs' Reuben Morgan, Ben Fielding, Matt Crocker, and Bethel music's Brian Johnson. The song and the album concept have been inspired by the miraculous account of now three year-old Jaxon, the son of Bethel Music CEO Joel Taylor. Only 12 months ago, Jaxon was hospitalized with Hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) caused by an E. coli infection - an illness that shut down his kidneys, and caused seizures along with other life-threatening complications. 

"Last Christmas, we almost lost our son to a battle with a deadly disease," shares Joel. "We spent five-weeks of sleepless nights in the hospital by his side as our prayers became our weapons and our worship became our warfare. In the battle for his life, the global church community rose up like a mighty army and joined us in prayer and worship all over the world. Our son was miraculously healed and today is perfectly healthy. For us, Victory has become a declaration of truth over hopelessness, a prophetic statement in the storm of adversity, and a battle-cry when facing the impossible. The battle belongs to our God, and our God is victorious!" 

Our fight is with weapons unseenYour enemies crash to their knees/As we rise up in worship/When trials unleash like a flood/The battle belongs to our God as we cry out in worship/The victory is Yours, You're riding on the storm/Your name is unfailing/Though kingdoms rise and fall/Your throne withstands it allYour name is unshaken

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