Awaken us to the sound of Heaven…
May we hear Your heartbeat God
Behold a Throne
Lightening and thunder and seven torches
And a sea of glass like crystal
And four living creatures
Giving glory and honour and thanks…..
Saying Holy, Holy, Holy, Is the LORD God Almighty,
Who was, and is, and is to come
And to Him who sits on the Throne and lives forever
The elders fall down before Him in worship
And cast their crowns before the Throne
They’re saying Worthy are You our LORD and God, to receive all Glory and Honour and Power and Praise
For You, You are, You are Worthy
Oh the Spirit and the Bride, we say come.
Revelation chapters 4 and 5.
“The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is
thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price.” ESV
Bible Study (Written by Colin Grey 2015):
Paul in Ephesians 5:14 encourages us to “…Be awake, you who are sleeping, and rise up from among the dead, and Christ will be your light.” Christ died on the cross, however death could not hold Him and He was raised from the dead (Romans 6:9). Followers of Christ Jesus are the ones who have recognised they were dead in trespasses and sins and that Jesus has taken both those sins and death itself captive (Ephesians 4:8, Colossians 2:10-15). Thus those who have been identified with His death have also been raised to life (Romans 8:11), and being in life we have the opportunity to hear from Heaven. Indeed Jesus encourages us to pray Your Kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. We can allow ourselves to fall back into old ways or we can choose to live in the new and living way Jesus has made for us. Sometimes we don’t even know what to pray but the Spirit we have received cries in us with indescribable groans crying from the heart the perfect will of God (Romans 8:26). God hears the heart cry and we begin to glimpse and hear something of heaven itself. This is what John on the Isle of Patmos experienced when he was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day – he heard a voice as loud as a trumpet blast (Revelation 1:10). So what is the sound of heaven? Is it soft and gentle like the strum of a harp? In Revelation 14: 1-2 Jesus Christ is portrayed as a lamb surrounded by 144,000 and the sound from heaven is as the sound of many waters and of thunder (and harps). So heaven is described here as loud and full of noise, although in Revelation 8:1 there is silence for about half an hour. So, just like the changing of the seasons or the beat of a heart, the sound in heaven rises and falls and we need to know it. Let us wake up and be alert to hear that sound, whether it is loud or soft, so that we can be those who bring heaven down, be obedient to His voice, and bring the kingdom of heaven to earth.
Check out Mike Bickle’s (International House of Prayer) teaching on the Beauty Realm of God which was what I was listening to at the time when I wrote this song.
IHOP are a big inspiration and encouragement to me in my life of worshipping Jesus.