The Atmosphere Was Charged
Are you one of the near three million people who has seen the video of Darlene Zschech’s Victor’s Crown? It’s a powerful time of praise and worship- actually, it’s preaching of Biblical truth in a musical format! You can view it here.
We sang this song yesterday in our Sunday celebration service. I’m so thankful for a worship pastor who seeks God’s heart for the songs that His congregation needs to sing back to Him! You rock, Pastor Karen!
When I sing praises that focus on Jesus overcoming the grave, I’m instantly caught up in the vision, declarations and songs of heaven recorded for us in chapter 5 of Revelation. I beg of you to read it again today and engage your imagination as though you are John and in his sandals!! There is so much celebration that is on-going in heaven! And it is loud! Living creatures, the elders, ten thousand times ten thousand angels, and us- every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them! So, when we sing these praises with conviction, we truly are caught up in the heavenly realms with Christ (Ephesians 2:6).
You have not come to a mountain that can be touched and that is burning with fire… But you have come to Mount Zion, to the heavenly Jerusalem, the city of the living God. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the judge of all men, to the spirits of righteous men made perfect, to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel (Hebrews 12:18, 22-24).
For the blood- bought children of God, we’re represented in the Hebrews passage! Did you find the group to whom we belong? Our spirits are lifted right up there when we join in the heavenly worship that is 24/7! Isn’t that amazing? And yesterday in church, I sensed it! The atmosphere was charged with faith as we esteemed victorious Jesus as THE NAME above all names. No name, no destructive power has His rightful place! Jesus alone is on the throne! Jesus alone wears the Victor’s crown! O, when we believe these truths, high things are cast down and strongholds are broken!
You, my dear friend, have just been set up to have an amazing Monday, because Jesus is in His rightful place in your life- on the throne! Every little annoyance and every terrifying issue you face- take heart! They are all under His glorious feet! He has overcome!