And I heard a voice from heaven like the roar of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder. The voice I heard was like the sound of harpists playing on their harps, and they were singing a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and before the elders.
I often think about this scene in heaven; as a matter of fact, it is going on right now. There are angels, seraphim, elders and the multitudes of redeemed and they are all engaged in worship at his very moment. The redeemed are singing a new song. Actually, we don’t have to wait for heaven to sing this song, this song is in us now. You heard me right, this song is in us. Reading about the outpouring of 1906 at Azusa Street, the participants spoke of a supernatural song that was a major part of the outpouring. It was said that the song was in them and was coming from deep within their chests. This song is like nothing this world offers. It is not a song that can be learned by the lost, this song is part of the new nature that is in us when we are born again. Jonathan Edwards preached about this experience in his church. Check this out.
“There must be an ability to sing. Not only the matter of the song must be learnt, but also the music of the song. But the music of this tune consists in the melody of the heart. Ephesians 5:19, “Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.” As in order to learn the music of other songs, the voice must be tuned, so in order to learn the music of this song, the heart must be tuned. The music of this new song consists in holy admiration, in exalting thoughts of the glory of God and the Lamb and the great things of the gospel; and in divine love, in loving God for his excellency appearing in the face of Christ, in holy rejoicing in God and in delight and complacence of the soul in Jesus, whereby we, having not seen him, do love him and “rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory”. They that are unacquainted with this spiritual melody, they can’t learn to sing that new song.”
So there it is, in order to sing the new song, your heart has to be tuned. Are you in tune with this heavenly scene? Have you experienced this incredible love? How would you know? It is quite simple, Jesus becomes irresistible. You are amazed by Him and your response is the new song. You have become part of the song. Other songs seem empty and shallow because you have tasted the real. So go ahead, sing this new song to the Lord. When you do you are never alone; you are swept into the song of the ages, the song only the redeemed can sing.