Songs of Heaven (5)

Songs of Heaven (5)

Songs of Heaven (5).

Please read Revelation 15:2-4.

“I saw before me what seemed to be a glass sea mixed with fire. And on it stood all the people who have been victorious over the beast and his statue and the number representing his name. They were all holding harps that God had given them. And they were singing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb:

‘Great and marvelous are your works,

O Lord God, the Almighty.

Just and true are your ways,

O King of the nations.

Who will not fear you, Lord,

and glorify your name?

For you alone are holy.

All nations will come and worship before you,

for your righteous deeds have been revealed.’

This eternal song of thanksgiving is in the spirit of the Song of Moses in Exodus 15. Moses’ song had tambourines and exuberant worship and dancing. One would not doubt that there could have been dancing during this Lamb song as well. The fact that the Song of the Lamb was sung in front of the glass sea full of fiery flames brings to mind that historical Song of Moses, where they were standing before the Red Sea in victory. The Song of Moses was sung in a victory celebration of Israel’s deliverance from Egypt and Pharaoh. This Song of the Lamb is sung in a victory celebration of believers who were delivered from the power of Satan, the pharaoh of our souls.

God Himself seems to be handing out the heavenly instruments of praise as the believers enter the throne room. Each victorious believer has a harp hand-delivered by God. The Lord wants a worship orchestra, and He’ll provide what it takes to have the full musical expression. God in heaven will provide the musical means to artistically and skilfully express triumphant praise and adoration.

This heavenly hymn sung by victorious believers was probably an ancient church hymn sung during its worship liturgy. Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Was this song first in heaven in John’s hearing and then brought into a church setting? Or was it composed on earth in church, and because it is inspired, it is sung in heaven as well? Doesn’t matter. These triumphant and joyous words of praise point faithfully to the true worthiness of God and His eternal attributes in glory.