Friday, March 30, 2012

This morning as I sat in His presence I was reflecting on the song we will sing when we stand before Him, the song that the angels, elders or living creatures do not know (Rev 14:3). As I reflected on this song, I became curious as to the other words of praise that were mentioned else where in Revelation:

First Praise Session

  • First glimpse: four living creatures speak words of worship (4:8)
  • Shortly after the twenty-four elders cast their crowns before the throne and speak their words (4:11)
  • Together the four living creatures and twenty-four elders, and each with a golden harp and a bowl of incense, sing a "new" song (5:9,10)
  • They are than joined by tens of thousands of angels speak words of praise
  • These are than joined by all of creation to speak more words of praise (5:12)
  • This part of the praise ends with the four living creatures saying, "amen" and the twenty-four elders fall down and worship God

Second Praise Session

  • A great multitude of all nations and tribe speak words of praise (7:10)
  • Then the angels, twenty-four elders and four living creatures speak words of worship (7:12)

Third Praise Session

  • The Twenty-four elders speak words of worship (11:17)

Fourth Praise Session

  • The 144,000 Sing the Song that the angels, elders or living creatures do not know (14:3)
  • Those who have victory over the beast sing words of worship (15:3,4)

Fifth Praise Session

  • The third angel who turns the waters into blood, give words of worship (16:5)

After this, there are no more words of praise or worship. What I find interesting is that there is praise and worship throughout this entire conflict. There is pain, there is suffering, there is rejoicing, but what is consistent is praise and worship that confirms Christ's character during this entire time. 

Still praying and reflecting over these words. Amen.

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