they sang a new song
people sing in one way or another in their lives. Singing takes place in more
areas of our life than we understand all the way into our private moments.
People seem to be comforted because this seems to cheer and exhilarate us
when we are feeling low. You may say, "Well I do not have a good
voice" so you are just like me. If I had to depend on my singing for
money I would be homeless but in heaven everyone sings. We will all have a good
voice for the glory of God.
"And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and
to open the seals thereof: for Thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by
Thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; (10)
And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the
earth. (11) And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the
throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten
thousand, and thousands of thousands; (12) Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is
the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength,
and honor, and glory, and blessing. (13) And every creature which is in heaven,
and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all
that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, be
unto Him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.
(14) And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down
and worshipped Him that liveth for ever and ever." Revelation 5:9 - 14.
songs for our day have deep feelings of the composer or singer. Often times
love songs extol the characteristics of the lover and this theme has already
become some of the most popular songs of all time. A ballad is a song that
tells of a person's deep hopes and longings much like the Psalms in
the Old Testament. The forms vary from A to Z. Sometimes these songs goes right
up in our souls and we may even cry. I do not know what form the new
song of the hosts in heaven sing to extol God. No one will be able to
sing this new song without being overwhelmed with emotion. Worthy is the Lamb
that was slain is only one attribute of Jesus Christ but observe the four
beasts because they could not stop saying Amen. Then the elders literally
fell down and worshipped because overwhelming emotion came upon them.
object of their worship is the Lamb or the Lord Jesus Christ. The instruments
used in their adoration will be harps and vials. Harps are instruments of
praise and vials are full of sweet incense. This once again signifies
the prayers of the saints. There is a purpose to this song that they
will be singing after the rapture of the church and during the day of the Lord
on earth. This passage says they will sing Thou art worthy to take the
book and to open the seals thereof. In other words they mention the grounds of
this worthiness but their primary focus is on the merit of His sufferings
and the souls of everyone will be overcome with thankfulness and
joy. They will sing of the suffering of Jesus Christ because verse
nine says Thou was slain. We can conclude that the fruits of His
sufferings are redemption to God and High exaltation will be given to Him.
is a doxology to this wonderful future worship because in verse eleven this is
carried on by angels. They will be innumerable and be the attendants around the
throne of God. Angels do not even need a Savior yet they rejoice in the
redemption and salvation of sinners being saved by grace. They sing along with
the Church He is worthy to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength,
and honour, and glory, and blessing. This doxology will not only be for
redeemed sinners saved by the shed blood of Jesus Christ but all creation
will be redeemed. Obviously heaven will ring with very high praises
to Jesus Christ. Verse thirteen shows us a song describing it as blessing, honour,
glory and power. This in context is a song for all of creation. This
song is to ... "Be unto Him that sitteth upon the
throne and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. The Lamb is the
Mediator of our redemption. This song glorifies God for our creation and redemption.
This passage shows us this sealed book is being passed with great solemnity
from the hand of the Creator into the hand of the Redeemer.
me break down this entire passage. In verse nine the Bible says and they
sung a new song, saying, Thou art so we have to go to --- "And they
sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and
the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four
thousand, which were redeemed from the earth." Revelation 14:3. This is a
whole different group in a whole different context at a different time period
in the future but they are probably singing a similar song because one truth we
do understand from this verse is they were redeemed from the earth. Obviously
they were grateful. In Revelation 5:9 when Jesus Christ was the One worthy to
take the book and open the seals remember, "Thou art worthy, O Lord, to
receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for
thy pleasure they are and were created." Revelation 4:11. The verse says
Jesus Christ was slain but we already reviewed this in Revelation 5:6. Jesus
Christ redeemed us to God and I find it interesting that, "After this I
beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations,
and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the
Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;" Revelation 7:9.
To speak in the most general terms Jesus Christ redeems and this great
multitude could not even contain themselves.
Revelation 5:10 this verse tells us we were made unto God kings and
priests. The apostle John wrote about this in the beginning of chapter one.
"And hath made us kings and priests unto God and His Father; to Him be
glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen." Revelation 1:6. Revelation
5:10 also says we will reign on the earth. "And I saw thrones, and they
sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them
that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which
had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark
upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ
a thousand years." Revelation 20:4. See how the Bible repeats itself
so we understand that the word of God is the divine design from the Triune
me give you some more examples. In Revelation 5:11 we see the beasts and
the elders were around the throne. In Revelation 4:6 we see the four beasts
were around the throne. In verse twelve Jesus Christ is described as
worthy. Revelation 1:6 tells us that our worthy Savior who
is Jesus Christ will be given glory and dominion for ever and ever.
need to move on because I do not want to repeat myself but there is so much
more because in Revelation 5:13 every creature in heaven, on earth and under
the earth are praising the Lamb for ever and ever. "That at the name
of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and
things under the earth;" Philippians 2:10. The apostle Paul wrote
Philippians at a different time period but we see John was told to write
the same thing in Revelation chapter five.
we can see the book of Revelation is an amazing book. If one really understands
the whole Bible this book is not difficult to comprehend. I get excited when I
see that my future is going to be with Jesus Christ. If you do not know the
Lord now may be a good time to accept Jesus Christ into your heart as your
personal Savior and Lord by repenting of all your sins and inviting the Son of
God in your life. There are two futures --- one is wonderful and the other
is horrible. When I read these verses I desire Jesus Christ to be in my
life and eternity.