Songs of Heaven (3)

Songs of Heaven (3)

Songs of Heaven (3).

Please read Revelation 5:11-14.

“Then I looked again, and I heard the voices of thousands and millions of angels around the throne and of the living creatures and the elders. And they sang in a mighty chorus:

‘Worthy is the Lamb who was slaughtered –

to receive power and riches

and wisdom and strength

and honor and glory and blessing.’

And then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea. They sang:

‘Blessing and honor and glory and power

belong to the one sitting on the throne

and to the Lamb forever and ever.’

And the four living creatures said, ‘Amen!’ and the 24 elders fell down and worshiped the Lamb.”

Can anyone truly imagine this scene? Millions of angels around the throne, singing in full voice. And then you can add the four living creatures and 24 elders. Only Christ is worthy to set in motion the last days, to spell out the final days of earthly history. Only the pure and bloodied Lamb is worthy, only the Lamb Jesus holds the future. Evil Satan is defeated and unworthy to wield this power. Satan is not in control, Jesus the Righteous One is in power, and all the heavenly beings rejoice in triumph and gratitude.

The high praise begins at the throne, but then it ripples outwardly to every being in heaven and more outwardly still to all the creatures on earth. The Kingdom of God on earth, humans and animals alike, loudly singing their praises to the Lamb and to the one who sits on the throne, Yahweh. Once the joyous song is sung, one can only sing “Amen!” and fall down in worship before the Lamb. This suitable act of adoration at the end of the song affirms that the glorified Lamb deserves the highest of praise for ever and ever.