SONG OF THE WEEK: “Revelation Song” – Kari Jobe

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by Kevin Lorow, Cuyahoga Valley Church Worship Arts Assistant

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“Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty who was and is and is to come! With all creation I sing praise to the King of Kings. You are my everything and I will adore You!”

What a lyric this is. It’s taken directly out of Scripture in Revelation 4 (v8) and 5 (v13). This song is focused on our response of praise to the God who has revealed Himself to be a most incredible, glorious, and honorable God. The lyrics of this chorus are powerful and give us a glimpse of the song of Heaven. There are many great lines in this song that help point our hearts and minds to the magnificence of Jesus. The first and perhaps greatest of these is the reference in verse 1 to Jesus Christ being the Lamb of God slain for our sins. This is the ultimate work of Christ. In it, God’s character is put on display for us to see and know. Through it, we are redeemed from the damnation of our own choosing and are reconciled back into a right relationship with God. The verse also refers to “Heaven’s mercy seat” which is a callback to Israelite’s time in the Old Testament. The mercy seat sat on top of the ark of the covenant. Every year on the “Day of Atonement” the high priest would be allowed into the Holy of Holies – a room where God’s presence physically manifested itself among the nation. The priest would make a sacrifice and sprinkle the blood on the mercy seat, a representation of the blood covering the sins of the nation. Jesus Christ came as a fulfillment of that representation, paying His blood to cover our sins with His righteousness! Praise be to His lovely name!

Throughout the rest of the song, God is exalted, and we are encouraged to see Him as the tremendous ad majestic God that He is! May our view of God grow as we see Him for all He is, and understand the depths of what He’s done!

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