The Eternal Chorus

“And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, GREAT AND MARVELLOUS ARE THY WORKS, LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, JUST AND TRUE ARE THY WAYS, THOU KING OF SAINTS. WHO SHALL NOT FEAR THEE, O LORD, AND GLORIFY THY NAME? FOR THOU ONLY ART HOLY: FOR ALL NATIONS SHALL COME AND WORSHIP BEFORE THEE; for thy judgments are made manifest.” Rev. 15:3,4.IMG_4275

Those singing the Lamb’s song sing of the victory His good over Satan’s evil. The Lamb’s blood rendered powerless the power of sin and its orchestrator, Satan.  The final chorus assures us of one more victory and the celebration party to follow.

“…Great and marvelous are thy works, Lord God Almighty…The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death…So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ…1Cor. 15:26,54-57.

Here lies death:

“And I saw the dead, small and great stand before God…And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” (From Rev. 20:11-15).

“He that hath an ear,  let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches: He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.” Rev. 2:11.

Let the celebration begin!

“…all nations shall come and worship before Thee…Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.  And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising… and the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, and their kings shall minister unto thee…Therefore thy gates shall be open continually…that men may bring unto thee the forces of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought. For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted…( Isa. 60:1-3; 10-12.).

Looking at current events this appears an impossibility. But Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God revealed to John something different for Israel’s future.

“And…one of the seven angels …talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife…And the city had no need of the sun, neither the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it; and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it. And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there. And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.” Rev. 21:9, 23-26.

A favorite song in our little country church provides a shadow of things to come: “What a day that will be, when my Jesus I shall see. When I look upon His face, the one who saved my by His grace.”

Sin is defeated. Death is cast into the lake of fire along with Satan. By the blood of the Lamb we are released from the power of each one and one day from the very presence of each. These truths provide peace, joy and strength for today and a sure hope for the future of every believer.

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ… Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear Him, both small and great. And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.”( Eph. 1:3; Rev. 19:5,6).

Let’s celebrate the blessings of the Lamb in the final chorus for all eternity, but let’s begin now with the Lamb’s song of victory.

What is your favorite song of praise?  Won’t you offer it to the Lord, today and may your weekend be blessed with the beauty of the Lord.

 

5 thoughts on “The Eternal Chorus

  1. My favorite hymn is ‘When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder’ and I love Michael W. Smith’s version of ‘Here I Am To Worship’. I hope your back is much better. Have a blessed weekend.

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    1. “When the Roll is Called Up Yonder” was my Grandpa’s favorite hymn. I hear tell he couldn’t sing but he sure made a joyful noise on that one. And thank you, my back is steadily improving.

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      1. Bless your grandpa! I can’t sing either, but when that that hymn comes on, I’m going to make a joyful noise too. I’m happy to hear that your back is improving. God bless and keep you.

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  2. Forever – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmHcc24zkoI – this song makes me celebrate Christ’s victory all the time. Timeless! God’s victory is timeless, it knows no bounds; therefore, His praise shall go beyond the stretch of time!
    The song declares:
    A battle in the grave // The war on death was waged // The pow’r of Hell // Forever broken
    The ground began to shake // The stone was rolled away // His perfect love cannot be overcome
    Now death where is your sting? Our Resurrected King has rendered you defeated!!
    Forever He is Glorified! Forever He is lifted high! Forever He is risen, He is Alive!
    We sing Hallelujah! The Lamb has overcome!”

    Also, another song I like is “Mercy” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgJsheNwkOk – my favorite part was the “Once and for All” part. Four words, but it’s enough to humble me and my heart is forever grateful for Jesus’ finished work on the cross. “By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” Heb10:10(Context:Christ’s Perfect Sacrifice)

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