To my way of thinking, the ultimate in song-writing is being faithful to the original text and devising a melody around it, and this morning in church we sang ‘Salvation belongs to our God’.
According to Scripture, this is the song that is being sung in heaven by those who are faithful in the tribulation:
Writing a worship song using revelation from Scripture is absolutely rocking. In a moment, I could picture the scene and what I saw was heaven, and the presence of God, but also noteworthy was what was missing.
No fake news and breathless histrionics by biased media trying to sway public opinion. No lying by governments or leaders. Just the truth, whole truth and nothing but the truth,
No state capture, as we have our treasure in heaven, “where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal” (Matthew 6:20, NIV) and the Guptas and JZ cannot lay their hands on it, and heaven’s economy is unavailable for corruption.
No cold hearts towards God. No more making up excuses and time spent wasted trying to avoid dealing with God and what he wants from us.
No sin and death. Can you imagine that? Not being able to truly conceptualise this, nevertheless it is true, a state of being that awaits His people. No more rebellion and doing things that are inexplicable and that we hate but that we do anyway.
This is a preview for His children. Whether 2018 or timelessness.