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And They Sung a New Song (7 of 12)
Series: A Closer Look at Heaven
1. Our message last week was, "Heaven, a Place of Eternal Light." Tonight we want to talk singing—the kind of singing that will take place in heaven.
2. Of course, you and I understand that all music sung here below is sometimes not quite so heavenly. In my estimation, most people fall into one of four different groups of singers:
a. Those who really can sing
b. Those who can somewhat sing—at least they stay on key
c. Those who think they can sing, but can't
d. Those who wish they could sing, and we wish they could, too.
3. Thank God, when we get to heaven we will all be able to sing. But our singing will be different there than here. The Bible says we will "sing a new song."
a. Let's take a few minutes and consider our text this evening.
I. WHO ARE THE PEOPLE SINGING?
A. The four beasts (vs.8)
1. These four beasts are mentioned earlier in (vv.6-11)
2. The question is, "Who are the four beasts?" The four beasts are apparently some kind of created cherubims:
a. These four creatures are the same ones that Ezekiel saw in a vision in Chapter 1,and in chapter 10: Ezekiel 1:10, "As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle."
3. Most Bible teachers believe these creatures represent certain characteristics of Christ, as seen in the four different faces of each beast (discuss).
4. What is the primary function of these creatures? The answer is found in (4:8). B. (Who else is singing in 5:9)? The four and twenty elders:
1. We've already found in our earlier studies that the four and twenty elders represent the church saints. So, then, we are the ones who will be singing a new song in glory.
a. By the way, if you're going to sing up t ...
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