Friday, December 13, 2013
DECEMBER 13 "THE REVELATION SONG"
The Revelation song will probably be the most noteworthy hit, that Hillsong and many other praise bands will ever be able to claim. There is something about God and music that we may have a grasp on, but not yet fully understand. We know from scripture that HEAVAN is filled with music and song. It seems that when we humans try to put music to what is Holy and Majestic; that God steps in and greatly enables. There is something special about the "Revelation Song" and no matter how many times I hear it (unlike most songs) I cannot get sick of it. "Holy, Holy, is The Lord God Almighty, who was and is to come..." And the chorus goes on. The lyrics from the song are taken straight from our reading today and when you put music and human voice to them it is majestic here on earth, imagine how much more so in Heaven. It reminds me of when a relatively unknown composer of the name of George Frideric Handel one day decided to sit down and try to compose music to the coming of the Messiah and the Angelic Hosts that announced the coming of the Messiah to the shepherds. Thence "Handel's Messiah", his greatest work ever composed and reproduced by many, including Mozart himself. There is something that gets the attention of God when we chose to take our talents and abilities and focus them back towards him and apply ourselves to bring song and praise to what is Holy and reveered in Heaven, which is none other than The Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world who is seated upon his thrown. Both "The Revelation Song" and "Handel's Messiah" were composed to give praise and glory to the same "Lord God Almighty". Interesting, "Handel's Messiah commences the birth and introduction to Jesus entry into the earth and the "Revelation Song" sings about the baby JESUS' triumphant victory as The Man JESUS, having conquered, sin, death, hell and the grave and it is no coincidence that both these songs were composed with such brilliance, anointing and raging success to their composers, who decided to sit down and put song and music towards what was Heavenly and Majestic in Heaven.