A New Song

Read This Week: Revelation 14

Then I looked, and there before me was the Lamb, standing on Mount Zion, 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. – Revelation 14:1-3a NIV

Don’t you love listening to and hearing a new song? It’s almost as if we anticipate how it will land in our hearts or how it will pull at our emotions and evoke memories and thoughts.

Revelation 14 is a reprieve from the horror and devastation of chapters 11-13. In it and the following two chapters, we see an emphasis on the voices of God’s people. We see the Lord Himself speaking to His children and those far from Him. But we also see people speaking out and singing out in praise and worship of God. We see them preaching the gospel, warning the world to repent and run to the Father’s loving arms. We read where the remnant and others are lifting their voices to proclaim the good news of Jesus and the finality of the last judgment. We also see them singing a new song because God is doing something new.

We see two distinct and collective voices in this particular chapter. The first one is the voice of 144,000. These are the faithful Jewish people that John described in Revelation 7 that are now standing with God on Mount Zion. The Bible also tells us that this collection of people is lifting their voices to speak and sing. Verses 1-3 say:

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.

The experiences and terrible nature of the tribulation have not broken their spirits. It has not caused them to turn away from the one true God. It has not given them doubts or pauses about His character, goodness, eternality, and grace. Their struggles have not changed their faith or resolve. Their sorrow has turned into singing and joyful noise. They have separated from the new world order and turned again to the new mercies of God. Their example is quite the encouragement for us living in the trials and turmoil of our day. May we not lose hope and focus on what is happening around us but instead fix our eyes and hearts on an unchangeable, immutable God who constantly does new things that cause us to sing new songs in honor of Him.

The other voices raised in this section are those of the angels. They declared a message of triumph and worship of God and His power and mighty works. Verse 7 describes this time of divine worship in this way:

Fear God and give him glory because the hour of his judgment has come. Worship him who made the heavens, the earth, the sea, and the springs of water.

The angels continue to raise a new song in the heavens around specific acts and things He has done on behalf of Himself, the kingdom, and His people for all time. They sing a new song of the righteousness of God (v.6-7). They sing a new song of the fall of Babylon and the ultimate defeat of the enemy and his evil soldiers who act on his behalf (v.8). They sing a new song of warning about following the beast while allowing an opportunity for repentance and salvation (v.9-13). And they sing a new song of God’s harvest and judgment (v.14-20) and the fall of evil that corrupts, dissuades, and poisons people.

We can sing a new song to God every day in our lives. He always does new things among us in His sovereignty and good pleasure. Something that we can’t predict, understand, or sometimes believe. Yet, He loves us so much that He is still doing things that blow our minds. May we raise our voices, praise His name, and sing of His glory and eternal reign.


  1. Alma on May 18, 2023 at 2:46 pm

    This week in Revelation 14 I got a song
    Let’s come together to worship our Lord let’s come together to worship Lord singing, glory, glory glory we believe, in you are faith becomes stronger each, and every day he gave his life for you and me so we could be set free so let’s come together, being servants being proud, helping others to see his love, kindness and passion, yes, oh Lord, we have faith in you through all things we believe we believe we believe in you our Lord. Amen

    Blessed are those who believe in our Lord.Always remember to focus on our Father He will help guide us through. Thank you Father we need you more than ever today.

  2. Heidi on May 19, 2023 at 10:43 am

    Revelation 14: 12 Here is [encouragement for] the steadfast endurance of the saints (God’s people), those who habitually keep God’s commandments and their faith in Jesus.

    13 Then I heard [the distinct words of] a voice from heaven, saying, “Write, ‘[c]Blessed (happy, prosperous, to be admired) are the dead who die in the Lord from now on!’” “Yes, [blessed indeed],” says the Spirit, “so that they may rest and have relief from their labors, for their deeds do follow them.”

    I hear God saying I know when the end of time will end!
    But for you I want to encourage you there will be difficulties in life, trials, problems that come up, you are my child you have work to do so please stay steadfast in your faith, as we do work together I give you rest and relief from what your doing because I’m doing it with you!
    Do not let anyone or anything get in the way of you staying in my peace and joy in your heart, that’s the blessings that I give to you. I love you
    What this means to me is I see God encouraging me to keep making a stand in my faith in Jesus and that I’m blessed by making sure I stay committed and faithful to Jesus and to continue doing work with my Father knowing He is with me to help me through anything I go through and to trust Him with what I do and He gives me rest and I can be happy doing whatever He wants me to do! He blesses me with peace and joy in my heart ❤️
    Thank you Father for all the blessings that I get to have!
    I love you so much your the best Father a girl could ever have ❤️ Thank you Jesus for all you have done and thank you Holy Spirt that Your right here helping me and leading me in the right direction ❤️

  3. Heisi on May 19, 2023 at 12:23 pm

    God is calling us to be ready everyday and to tell the good news that Jesus came here for them this is the time don’t wait worship Jesus He is the only one who deserves to be worshiped \0/
    God is with us if you get to know Him you’ll know about His love ❤️
    Let’s be apart of the harvest right now!
    Jesus is coming so get ready and be ready when He wants you to help someone

    People get ready Jesus is coming soon
    By Crystal Lewis

    Lord I’m ready now
    I’m waiting for Your triumphant return
    You’re coming so soon
    This world has nothing for me
    I find my peace and joy solely in You
    Only in You
    I want the world to see that
    You’re alive and living well in me
    Let me be a part of the harvest
    For the days are few
    He’s coming soon
    People get ready Jesus is comin
    Soon well be going home
    People get ready Jesus is coming
    To take from the world His own
    There will be a day
    When we will be divided right and left
    For those who know Him
    And those who do not know
    Those who know Him well
    Will meet Him in the air
    God is with us
    Those who do not know
    They will hear “Depart, I knew you not”
    For my friends you see
    There will be a day when well be counted
    So know Him well, know Him well
    People get ready Jesus is comin
    Soon well be going home
    People get ready Jesus is coming
    To take from the world His own
    People get ready Jesus is comin
    Soon well be going home
    People get readyJesus is coming
    To take from the world His own

    • Trina on May 20, 2023 at 10:40 am

      Revelation Chapter 14 Verse 13
      Then I heard further [perceiving the distinct words of] a voice from Heaven, saying, Write this: Blessed (happy, to Be envied) are the dead from now on who died in the Lord! Yes, blessed (happy, to be envied indeed)., says the Spirit, [in] that they may rest from their labors, for their works (deeds) do follow (attend, accompany) them!

      ~Spiritual Harvest~

      What God Is Saying To Me:
      Those that have denied me have been warned and given ample time to respond. You. my child, have acknowledged me, accepted me as your Father, died to your flesh and the sins of the world, have been made righteous and whole through the blood of my son, Jesus Christ! I am so proud to call you my daughter! This is the final phase, so hold tight to my promises, rest in Me knowing that your fate is sealed and you are spiritually, pure and cleaned and your harvest is ripe and ready to be shared with me and the saints. Thank you for your faithfulness, patience and endearing stamina!

      What This Means To Me:
      Wow! The reaping of the unsanctified occurs, I am clothed in white and marked by the blood of Jesus, will rest and not labor or toil, fear or worry, but rather worship and bask in the righteousness of God. My work here on earth is done, whether I am present at the time of this event or when He calls me home to be with Him. My harvest is bountiful and my spirit will be eternally quenched, no more hunger, pain or sin from the world!
      Thank you God for your love, life and eternal promises! I love you Father God, Jesus Christ and The Holy Spirit! ❤️❤️❤️

  4. Jeri Centers on May 21, 2023 at 9:58 am

    Revelation 14 verse 15
    God is saying to me in this verse
    The seed has been planted, for each nation to hear the fields are now ready. Harvest time is nearly here. The season is turning ripe. The time is drawing close soon and your Savior will come.

    What that means to me
    The day Jesus comes will be like a twinkle in our eyes. The soil has been prepared the sacrifice has been made. Time is running out, so we need to go out to others, and plant those seeds, the seeds of hope. Because we don’t know when he’s coming, no one don’t know only Jesus knows when.

  5. reachchurch on May 21, 2023 at 12:39 pm

    This Week in the Life: Revelation 14

    For the best experience, we suggest you listen to the first song, the message, and the second song.

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  6. Kathy on June 6, 2023 at 6:56 pm

    This is what I got from God in Revelation 14. This chapter shows I am really triumphant, powerful, and in control, not Satan or the Antichrist. The voice of loud thunder was My voice. when the 144,000 sang, their praise takes them right to My presence, and right before the throne. In your praise and worship, you really can transport yourself and be heard in heavenly places. To be wholly clothed with praise to Me for the mercy you received, is your reward. Praise is heaven and heaven is Praise. The multitude saved during the Tribulation were saved in the same manner as anyone today, by grace through a personal faith in My Son Jesus Christ, unto salvation. The multitude are the first fruits of a greater harvest. The angel comes, and preaches the gospel and also pronounces judgement. The angel tells the whole world what to do; to fear Me and give all glory to Me. You should willingly give glory to Me and worship Me. This is one of the last calls to grace. I have given the responsibility for spreading the Gospel unto My people. I want to encourage you to be steadfast in times of trial, and be focused on what blessed rest and reward are awaiting you in eternity .

    What this said to me is I am to stay steadfast in my faith. I need to continue to praise and worship God. It’s awesome to think that my praise and worship reaches the heavens.

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