The testimony of the song ‘Raise A Hallelujah’ is extraordinary. Jonathan and Melissa Helser of Bethel Music wrote it as a powerful declaration over the life of their friend’s son, Jaxon.
Jaxon’s kidney got infected by E.coli virus and he had to have blood transfusions and go on dialysis. Because of this, Jaxon’s parents reached out to their community for prayer and support.
A few days before Christmas, Jonathan received a text from their friends Joel and Janie Taylor that their son Jaxon was in a critical condition and they didn’t think the child would make it.
“As soon as I got that text, I felt like this giant of unbelief stood in front of me,” Jonathan Helser said. “I thought Jaxon’s going to die tonight, we’re not going to see the miracle.”
But something indescribable happened to the Helsers, while they were praying for a miracle. A song suddenly came out of their mouths and they started to sing a powerful declaration against the giant Jaxon was facing.
I raise a hallelujah, in the presence of my enemies
I raise a hallelujah, louder than the unbelief
I raise a hallelujah, my weapon is a melody
I raise a hallelujah, heaven comes to fight for me
Worship, a powerful weapon
They made worship a powerful weapon against the forces of the enemy. Their hymn of praise became louder than unbelief. A lot of friends visited Jaxon and his sister Addie who was also diagnosed with the same infection. And they keep on declaring the song over them.
After medical treatment and countless prayers, the Taylors received a miracle from God. Jaxon and Addie were able to go home. Their bodies in full health.
“God’s timing often doesn’t make sense until you look back to see that mountains were climbed and canyons were crossed on no strength of your own. In the battle for Jaxon’s 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,” Joel said recalling his experience.
Indeed, there is great power behind praise and worship as we lift up our God. So never underestimate the power of your praises. Keep on worshipping even if you go through trials, because this is very often when you will experience God’s miracles.
Credits: Bethel Music
This article was written by Kriza Jo L. Tanduyan.