Wednesday 12-28-16, Modesto, California
Today we read Rev 5 - 9
S = Scripture O = Observation A = Application P = Prayer SOAP for the soul.
S. Rev 5:9-13 And they sang a new song with these words:
"You are worthy to take the scroll and break its seals and open it.
For you were killed, and your blood has ransomed people for God
from every tribe and language and people and nation.
And you have caused them to become God's Kingdom and his priests.
And they will reign on the earth."
Then I looked again, and I heard the singing of thousands and millions of angels around the throne and the living beings and the elders. And they sang in a mighty chorus:
"The Lamb is worthy — the Lamb who was killed.
He is worthy to receive power and riches
and wisdom and strength
and honor and glory and blessing."
And then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea. They also sang:
"Blessing and honor and glory and power
belong to the one sitting on the throne
and to the Lamb forever and ever." NLT
O. What does this choir sound like? Heavenly creatures, plus millions of angels, of thousands of saints and in the final chorus every creature in the sky, on the earth and in sea join the song. Massive whales are singing His praises! Great eagles flying high, tiny humming birds and now roaring lions and trumpeting elephants all join in to make perfect harmony.
A. When I was studying at Southern California Bible School (Now Vanguard University) I sang parts of Handel’s “Messiah” with a choir of about 50 voices. We performed for Bakersfield First Assembly of God. We sang heaven’s song above, “Blessing, honor, glory and power…!” And the earth seemed to shake with the power of our voices singing in harmony and praising the Lamb that was slain. What a blessing for us singers!
P. Lord, but that was nothing in comparison to what is coming. Soon I will get a fresh, new voice and will join that choir of millions of angels, and men and women rescued from the grasp of the enemy. And even creatures of the sky, earth and sea will join in the chorus. You know I always loved to train and lead choirs. There is something awesome about using your hand movement at the prescribed moment and suddenly many voices explode in perfect harmony. Lord Jesus, what’s the chances of You letting me lead Your great choir just one time during eternity? Maybe I ask for too much. I’ll be happy to just sing tenor. Amen.