"Great and marvelous are Your works, Lord God Almighty! Just and true are Your ways, O King of the saints! Who shall not fear You, O Lord, and glorify Your name? For You alone are holy. For all nations shall come and worship before You, for Your judgments have been manifested."
—Revelation 15: 3-4
It is very likely that every one of the singers of this song had been martyred for their faith. By the time John sees and hears them in this heavenly scene, these faithful believers had stood firm against the Antichrist— who ordered everyone on earth to receive a mark on either the right hand or the forehead— and had lost their life because of their refusal to obey. But though they experienced death, they escaped the judgments to come upon the earth. And now here they are in heaven, standing before the throne of God and offering Him praise.
The song these martyrs sing is a song of victory. Though Satan had raged against them, God gave them victory over the powers of darkness, and the beautiful lyrics that spring forth are lyrics motivated by awe and gratitude. "Great and marvelous are Your works, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are Your ways, O King of the saints!" How worthy He is to receive our worship!
The song of the Lamb— a beautiful song of thanksgiving and praise
for the One who shows mercy and grace to the lost.
Lord, we are so grateful that we have come to know You
and to experience Your love and compassion.
May we be faithful in our service to You always.
In Jesus' name, amen.