Precious Blood 6 - R.C. Sproul

Dr. Phillip Ryken states that whenever God accomplishes victory over the enemies of His people, the people of God under the inspiration of the Spirit in the Old Testament will compose a song of deliverance.  The horse and his rider has he throne into the sea.  With the song of Debra, the stars in the courses fought against Cicera.  Again and again we see these phenomena.  We see a concentration of it in the early infancy narratives of the birth of our Lord, particularly in Luke's Gospel.  The Benedictus of Zacharias, the Magnificat of Mary, my soul doth magnify the Lord and my spirit doth rejoice in God my Savior, the song of Simeon when he beholds the Messiah singing the Nuncdimittis “ now lettest though thy servant depart in peace for I've seen the consolation of Israel.”  

Does not God tell us in the Book of Revelation that He will give to His people a new song?  I think we get a glimpse of what that new song will sound like when we see this song that is composed in Heaven, when the lamb who was slain prevails to open up the book and they sang a new song.  Listen to the words:  "Worthy are you to take the scroll, to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood, Your precious blood, You ransomed people for God from every tribe and nation and language and people.  You made them a kingdom of priests to our God.    They shall reign on the earth."

Then John said, "Then I looked and I heard around the throne the living creatures and the elders, the voice of the angels..."  Not a few angels, but myriads of myriads, thousands of thousands, of angels singing with a loud voice, "Worthy is the Lamb who was slain."  The words could be translated precious is the Lamb who was slain.  Worthy to receive power, worthy to receive wealth and wisdom and might and honor, and glory and blessing, and then I heard every creature in Heaven and every creature on earth, and every creature under the earth in the sea, and all that is in them saying, "To Him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever and ever."  The response in Heaven, dear ones, I pray is your response to this song.  As they cried out before the throne of God.  Amen.

Let's pray.  Father, we lift up our voices in singing worthy is the Lamb who was slain, precious is His blood to redeem a people from You from every tribe, and every tongue and nation.  Oh, Father, help us never, ever, ever to despise the precious blood of the Lamb, that we may experience the joy of salvation with the price that was paid to save us.  Amen.