Revelation 5:11-14: In the choir.
11 Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. 12 In a loud voice they were saying:
‘Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain,
to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength
and honour and glory and praise!’
13 Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying:
‘To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb
be praise and honour and glory and power,
for ever and ever!’
14 The four living creatures said, ‘Amen’, and the elders fell down and worshipped.” NIV
We are in the heavenly choir already. In our worship, we ‘join with angels and archangels, and all the company of heaven. Don’t forget that heaven and earth are umbilically linked
As we conclude our look at Revelation 4/5, here’s the big picture we need to see:
- In the centre, on the throne of the universe, there is God and ‘’the Lamb’’ (Jesus);
- Before the throne of God and of the Lamb, all creation and the whole church bow down in worship;
- Then there is another circle of over a hundred million worshipping angels (Daniel 7:10);
- Don’t miss the remarkable point that the worship accorded to the Creator God is also given to Christ! (I’m sure, too, you will see the connection between verse 13, 14 and Philippians 2:5-11
‘See how the circle of praise grows until every creature worships Him. Heaven is a place of worship, so begin to get ready now to join in the praise!’ Warren W. Wiersbe: ‘With the Word’, p.851.
The God who made us, and the Christ who bought us, are deserving of our continuous praise.
Francis Chan was the pastor of a mega-church, who walked away from it, and started again in his home. One of things he said was, ‘We wanted to be a church where we sing our hearts out to God!’ That’s a godly ambition for us all. Such music is being made in heaven right now. You’re already in the choir. So sing!!