“And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book and to open the seals thereof, for thou wast slain and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people and nation, and hast made us, unto our God, kings and priest and we shall reign on the earth.”
There is a wonderful presence of this host that has been redeemed and a obvious absence of the presence, ability or worthiness of man. Man has no place in the heavenlies and cannot approach unto the throne nor sing the praises thereof. He cannot learn the song of deliverance and praise and it not worthy to perform the work that the Lamb has completed. John wept because there was no man who could open the book or even look upon it but he was comforted by the fact that the Lamb had already prevailed to open the book. Before the action was performed it was finished in Christ for all these works were finished from before the foundation of the world. Therefore John saw the Lamb that had been slain, standing, being resurrected and glorified.
This group that was qualified to sing this new song had been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb. This redemption is solely and completely an act of God upon that which was already His. One cannot buy back something that was never his. This act of redemption is performed by the one who brings it to pass (Jehovah), the Master of the hosts, the Holy One, the Saviour, the Holy One of Israel and the Father. He is called the Everlasting Father because He has everlasting children that were His from the beginning and shall always be. It is performed through the strength of the Almighty God (El Shaddiah) by the power of His will after the good pleasure of His counsel. It was first for His child of promise from all evil (Gen. 48:16). It was for the children of the power of God (Israel) from the house of he that is stronger than they (Jer. 31:14) from the house of bondage and it was by His outstretched Omnipotent hand, a hand that cannot be shortened or slacked. It was for the house of the first born for all the first born are His (Ex. 13:13). Also for those that are joined unto Him (Levites) who have been sanctified for the service of His temple (Num. 18:23; Zech. 6:15), which is His body, whose body we are (Heb. 3:6). It is for the house within the city and the field in the year of jubilee (Lev. 27). It is the right of the family and the beauty of the wild olive branch that is grafted in to be like unto the son (adoption). But all of these classifications identify the same group, the people of God. In each and every account that scriptures give us of this act there is not even the slightest indication that anything was earned or solicited. No one can make themselves a child of a family or a first born or join themselves unto God. They must have been in that position or status when the redemption took place for it was accomplished when the blood was shed. The mountain of the house of God was established and the redeemed of the Lord came and returned unto Zion. If there was no unity between the Redeemer and the redeemed at the time of the shedding of the blood, based on the eternal love of the Father for His children, then there is no remission of sins for He redeemed His people from the grave, from all iniquity and washed them in the blood. Without the children becoming separated from the Father as Eve was from Adam, and being made to be partakers of flesh and blood and the bondage of this corruption there could be no redemption. But since they are the seed of the church of the firstborn, He has redeemed them with the blood of the Lamb back to Himself and has made them kings and priests unto God. NO MAN KNOWS THIS SONG NOR CAN HE LEARN IT. IT IS TAUGHT BY THE SPIRIT TO THE BLOOD BOUGHT HOST. DON’T LOOK FOR IT IN ADAM.
Your servant in Christ,
(Elder) Chet Dirkes