Heaven's Worship Rev. 14:1-3
October 25, 2023, 8:37 PM

Heavenly Worship

Rev 14:1-3 Then I looked, and there before me was the Lamb, standing on Mount Zion, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father's name written on their foreheads.

And I heard a sound from heaven like the roar of rushing waters and like a loud peal of thunder. The sound I heard was like that of harpists playing their harps.

And they sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders. No one could learn the song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth”.

The Father’s house will be happy because there will be nothing to make it sad and there will be music. I think of the variety of styles and preferences of worship music. We are limited also in this earthly realm. I wonder if those who love praise choruses and drums will be in one section and those who love classical hymns over in that corner; southern gospel to the right and spirituals to the left?

There are musicians that enjoy making music and spend all their professional life writing, composing, practicing and performing. All will tell you there are times when they do not feel like doing it and it is a chore, but there are times more often when it is a delight. And reward isn’t in the paycheck that may come, but in the engagement of the communication of emotions that music is known for. How wonderful would the music be when it flows out of a full heart and not out of obligation to get the job done. That is how it will be with all work. But in the Bible worship holds a special category in heaven.

The entire opening part of Revelations 19 is devoted to a scene of worship in heaven. Many of the Psalms are filled with expressions of worship, assigning praise to God. The book of Psalms is a book of hymns, but the book of Revelations has 14 songs in it all of them by groups appearing in heaven, some by angles some by elders, but a number of them by the redeemed saints.

In Revelation 4:10-11 we are clearly shown that in heaven some will worship our Lord and cast down crowns before His throne. On earth He is not worshipped and adored as He should be. Our so-called worship is sometimes no worship at all. How often we have gone through the motions when our hearts were not right! We enthrone self and steal the crowns to the boast of what we have done. But some day we will see Him as He is and we shall give Him our all. The more we focus on the person of Christ and what He has done for us it should lead us to more delight of heart and faithfulness of service while we are on this journey here and now. But when more is revealed in glory we will know Him who has redeemed us and brought us to our eternal dwelling place. We will see with different eyes how He as loved us and won us unto Himself.

Think of how limited we are here, and how much more we will be able to enter a realm where even the confines of our scales and notes will be expanded. I think there will be music beyond our imaginations. There will be new sounds and voices. There will be new instruments and new sounds and new music.

Only faintly now I see Him with the darkened veil between. But a blessed day is coming when His glory shall be seen. What rejoicing in His presence when are banished grief and pain, when the crooked ways are straightened and the dark things shall be plain.”

We await heavenly sounds sights, and symphony. It will be glorious beyond compare!