154: Psalms 149:1


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365 Prophecies: Prophecy 154

Those redeemed by the Messiah’s sacrifice shall sing to Him a “New Song”, never before sung.

Old Testament Prediction:

Psalms 149:1 Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song, And His praise in the assembly of saints.

New Testament Fulfillment:

Revelation 5:9-12 And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll, And to open its seals; For You were slain, And have redeemed us to God by Your blood Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, And have made us kings and priests to our God; And we shall reign on the earth.” Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures, and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice: “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain To receive power and riches and wisdom, And strength and honor and glory and blessing!”

Application:

In the Hebrew Language, translated from the Latin; “New Song” is Novus, which means; “an Excellent Song”.

The New Song sung by the redeemed church in Revelation 5:9-12, is a lyric that has never been sung before. It is the song of the redeemed, already present in heaven. Those who exercised their free will during their mortal lives on earth, and believed upon Jesus sacrifice for the forgiveness of their sins, are seen in heaven, singing a song that only the redeemed can sing:

…For You were slain, And have redeemed us to God by Your blood Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation…”

It is interesting that the final prophecy of the book of Psalms, chapter 149:1, describes this new song that will be sung by the assembly of saints. The fulfillment of this prophecy is found in the book of Revelation, chapter five.

This New Song in Revelation 5:9-12 is the first public declaration of the church before the world. Our jubilant cry is that we have been redeemed by Jesus Blood, and we are are finally home in heaven.

This New Song is:

The last song of the Psalms
The first song of the Book of Revelation

Psalms 149:1 Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song, And His praise in the assembly of saints.

Revelation 5:9-12 And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll, And to open its seals; For You were slain, And have redeemed us to God by Your blood Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation

When I read the words to this verse above, I had a strange realization that I was observing myself singing this song to the Lord in the future. We should remember that when the Lord reveals a future event to us, He is not predicting a distant event, He is narrating something which has already taken place. Before the Lord created the first atom in the universe, He already knew every event that was going to take place in the future. This is why the Lord can speak of everything that has yet to happen, as though it has already taken place.

Acts 15:18 Known to God from eternity are all His works.

Romans 4:17 …God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did…

This verse of scripture from Romans 4:17 reveals that when God speaks of events that appear prophetic to us, because they have not yet occurred, He is actually revealing to us, things which have already taken place.

In the eternal realm where there is no time, every event of history has already transpired. We are simply living out these experiences here on earth in linear time. This gathering of believers before the throne of God, in Revelation 5:9, singing praise and thanksgiving to Jesus, has already occurred. When John recorded the words to this verse that were being sung, it is you and I—who love Jesus—who are singing this song. How amazing to observe ourselves in heaven today, before the event has actually taken place.

The eternal vs. the temporal

When Moses asked the Lord what His name was, God told Him, “I Am that I Am” (Exodus 3:14). In Hebrew, God was declaring that He simply exists, and always will, He has no beginning or end. First, where God dwells in eternity, there is no passage of time as we mark events here on earth. Second, in eternity, everything exists at the same moment and there is no succession of events. In eternity, everything has already happened and God has seen these things.

Ecclesiastes 3:15 What is happening now has happened before, and what will happen in the future has happened before...

We should remember that from the eternal perspective, our earthly lives have already ended, and all those who have believed upon Jesus for their salvation are in heaven as you read this. Those who have rejected Jesus have been judged for rejecting God’s offer of salvation and have been sent to their place of judgement.

Time is relative

Under Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity, there is a sub category called “Relativity of Simultaneity.” In theory, two events that appear to be happening simultaneously for one person, may not occur simultaneously for another observer who is moving at a velocity near the speed of light.[1]

The passage of time here on earth is vastly different from the passage of time in space, where it takes on a completely different property. The advancement of time in space depends on speed, gravity, and the mass of the object in motion. A person who remains on the earth while a second person exits the gravity of earth and travels through space at near the speed of light, will experience a great difference in the passage of time. For every 10 years here on earth, a person traveling through space at near the velocity of light would only experience about 1 year in the passage of time. Returning to earth after just 10 years, a space traveler would discover that 100 years had passed on earth and every person they had known would have already died.[2]

There is a possible application of this principle to the supposed discrepancy between the six days of creation described in the book of Genesis, and the scientific determination that the universe is 13.7 billion years old. There is a theory that Earth-time for the creation of the heavens and the earth could be just six days, while the massive acceleration of the objects of space that formed the universe, could have taken 13.7 billion years.[3] We are only just beginning to understand how these principles operate. We do know however, that the passage of time is space verses the passage of time on earth are quite divergent.

The study of Biblical prophecy is relationship to time and eternity is a fascinating adventure. As you spend your time studying each of these 365 prophecies and how they relate closely to each other, you will come to the realization that they were written from an eternal perspective. God knowing all things, records certain events that He has seen, and then reveals these things to us. In comprehending the enormity of this reality, we gain a credible basis for an intellectual faith in the Bible and specifically, who Jesus is and what His purposes are for our lives and the entire universe.


NOTES:
[1] 1. Einstein, Albert (1905), “Zur Elektrodynamik bewegter Körper”, Annalen der Physik 322 (10): 891–921, Bibcode:1905AnP…322..891E, doi:10.1002/andp.19053221004. See also: English translation.
2. Miller, Arthur I. (1981), Albert Einstein’s special theory of relativity. Emergence (1905) and early interpretation (1905–1911), Reading: Addison–Wesley, ISBN 0-201-04679-2
3. Pais, Abraham (1982), Subtle is the Lord: The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein, New York: Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-520438-7
[2] Calder, Nigel (2006). Magic universe: a grand tour of modern science. Oxford University Press. p. 378. ISBN 0-19-280669-6., Extract of page 378
[3] The Genesis One Code by Daniel Friedman.

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