The “New Song” of Rev. 5:9-10

March 13, 2007

Ben, a forerunner of the Forerunner Jesus, to the Bride of Christ: “Grace to you and peace from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen” (Rev. 1:4-6).

Right now Jesus is interceeding at the right hand of the Father in heaven. There are things on His heart that He’s wanting to see come to pass, and He wants to do it through you and me. He wants us to fellowship with Him, that we wouldn’t just know what’s on His heart, but that we would experience the desires and the emotions of God. These experiences will thrust us into true intercession – intercession that moves angels and demons. They move because we’re finally wanting to see Jesus’ desires come to pass, and not our own.

In Rev. 5, Jesus, the Lamb that was slain, is found worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals. But Him taking the scroll has not yet happened. There is coming a time when the golden bowls filled of the prayers of the saints will be full. And when this incense, our fragrant prayers, reaches the brim, Jesus will be handed the scroll. This scroll has written on it and inside of it the judgments of God which will perfectly and awesomely bring about the coronation of Christ, where He will receive power, riches, wisdom, strength, honor, glory, and blessing (Rev. 5:12).

So interceeding in partnership with God’s heart is important, but what’s on His heart is His Son, and who we are in Him. It’s by Jesus’ name that the lost are saved and the saved walk in power. Nothing is more paramount than Jesus. These prayers that must fill those golden bowls are not just any prayers. Instead, John calls the prayers “a new song”. This means a new revelation that God gives to us and that we agree with.

The “new song” that has yet to be sung corporately is this: “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” (Rev. 5:9-10).

First and foremost is the person of Christ. He is worthy to take complete control in His leadership, in judgment, and to be crowned as King above all kings. This worthiness comes from His being a servant to all, from the giving of His body that we would become married to Him (Rom. 7:4), from the giving of His blood that His Bride would be presented to Him without spot or wrinkle, but rather as holy as He is holy (Eph. 5:22-33). We must corporately come to the conclusion that Christ is worthy of everything. Nothing that man has can be said to have been earned, purchased, or created by man; all is freely given by the Man Jesus!

And secondly the new song that will be sung includes who we are in Jesus. We were reconciled by His body. We have redemption by His blood. Though we were slaves to sin and dominated by death without the cross of Christ, by the cross we are made kings and priests with Him. We have God within us, the promise of our inheritance, our lifeline to the Father and to His Son, called the Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Trinity. We who follow Christ are not orphans, but are adopted sons and daughters of the Uncreated One!

And when Satan loses the battle in the second heavens, and is pushed out and cast down to the earth (Rev. 12:7-12), it is then that Jesus is handed the scroll. This victory will not happen apart from our singing this new song and walking in the power of the truth of that new song. Satan, the accuser, has a place before the throne of God right now, and he is put there by the church. When we agree with sin in our lives and grieve the Holy Spirit within us, we are enthroning the accuser, and are giving him a voice. Likewise, when we agree with the lies of the enemy, that we are not who Jesus says we are in Him, or that Jesus is not who He says He is, then we keep Satan enthroned, which keeps him from being silenced by God.

Satan is a principality. He is the king over all the demonic principalities under him, and the way to dethrone a principality over a household, city, region, or nation, is the same way that Satan needs to be dethroned. An individual Christ follower cannot and should not approach any principality to wage war on them. A principality is enthroned by many people, and there is only one way to dethrone them. To do so, the church body in unity must pray to the Father, the King above all kings (including demonic kings), to change the hearts and minds of those who enthroned the demonic principality.

Otherwise, if you were to tell a principality to leave, it’d say, “If I go, they go, because they want me here.” But if those who enthroned it tell it to leave in the name of Jesus, then it will have to go! Well that is what is happenning in Rev. 12 when Satan does not prevail, “nor was a place found for [the dragon and his angels] in heaven any longer” (v.8). When the Bride of Christ (the church) walks in her identity, and partners with God’s heart in intercession, Satan will have to go from before the throne of God.

What does this look like; how does the church individually and corporately walk this out? We’re told that “[the brethren] overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives unto death” (Rev. 12:11). Again the new song is referred to, but there’s an added phrase: that we must be willing to lay down our very lives for the knowledge of who Jesus is and who we are in Him. And we’re promised, that when this happens, revival unlike any other will come. “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down” (Rev. 12:10).

If we want revival, we must come into agreement with who Jesus is and who we are in Him, for this alone dethrones Satan and his demons. This alone opens the heavens and cleanses the spiritual atmosphere for the former and the latter rains to come; for the ushering in of the second coming of Christ. This alone will bring into prophetic fulfillment the crowning of the Man Christ Jesus in Jerusalem, that He would gather together all things in Him to give to His Father (Eph. 1:9-10; 1 Cor. 15:24). This alone will answer the prayers of Jesus’ heart.

In Christ, BMV


2 Responses to “The “New Song” of Rev. 5:9-10”

  1. Liza Says:

    The style of writing is quite familiar . Did you write guest posts for other bloggers?

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