Rev.5:8,9 – When He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each one holding a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. And they *sang a new song…

The new song that is being sung in heaven is the song of redemption. It is new because it flows out of the eternal nature of the Lord resounding through His creation. It is ancient and eternal and always exists in a state of renewal. When we are born of the Spirit this song enters into our lives and flows out from us as well. The songs of this world no longer hold us captive because we have been swept away by the new song of heaven. This new song is about redemption through the blood of the lamb, it is about being transformed into kings and priests of our God, and it is declaring the reign of the Lord on this earth. This song resonates in all of those are purchased by the blood of Jesus and calls for the establishing of His kingdom here on earth. Here is how the ancient African bishop, Primasius, describes this.

“Christ wrote a new song by the harmonious truth of both Testaments. This he did when he, remaining the Word which was in the beginning, was born by a new sort of birth through the Virgin. This he did when he as God put on man in a new manner. This he did when he gave himself over to his killers by his own power. This he did when he was wondrously made alive from the dead and when at a time of his own choosing was ascended beyond the heavens. And this new song he bestowed upon all those who belong to the church which he acquired, that it might be sung continually, and that in this [the church] might rest secure as it awaits in hope the coming judge, that “we might walk in the newness of life.” As he said, “If any one wishes to be my disciple, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.”

The story of the Word that became a man resounds in all of us who have been born again. He lived among us as a man, ministered to the sick and oppressed by the Spirit, was crucified for our sin, raised declaring our justification, and intercedes for us at the Father’s right hand. How can we not sing? Our lives are overflowing with heaven’s new song.

2 thoughts on “HEAVEN’S NEW SONG”

  1. 🎶🎶🎵🎵🎶🙌🏼🌈🌈 Love this!!
    Let it be according to your Word,
    That you may know there is no one like the Lord our God! (Ex. 8:10)

  2. There is something to be said about waking up and in those early moments transitioning from sleep to consciousness, without thought, you find yourself singing in your thoughts the words of a worship song. To me this is most likely the results of that which was taken in the prior day or day’s and is part of His more than enough overflow. The freedom in worship cries out for much greater participation than just our mind and voices, to be free in the melody’s of His spirit is like the oil given to tin man in the Wizard of Oz. Instead of holy water to dip our hand in entering church gatherings, as was the case in my prior church, I suggest oil can dispensers at every entrance.

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