Bringing Heaven Down On Earth


Heaven is a glorious place. I may never have been there but from what I see in the bible I can only imagine. As a worship leader/ instrumentalist/vocalist/choir member our goal should be to hear from heaven and echo what we hear in our worship. We have to be like a power cable that connects to the source and transmits that power on earth.

In Revelations 5

And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.  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 priests: and we shall reign on the earth.   And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.  And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.   And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.


Here are some observations I made from this scripture:

  • The 24 elders are musicians, they all had harps. That lets me know that music plays an important part in the worship in heaven. As such music should play a pivotal role for us to be able to release that sound of heaven here on earth!
  • The new song is a vital part of heavenly worship. As such I encourage worship leaders to start believing God for new songs, there is a heavenly atmosphere that a truly God inspired new song can bring to our congregations and to our worship experience!
  • There is the voice of many angels, it was not just the 24 elders singing but many angels singing with a loud voice. If in our worship we can get every individual involved and singing with a loud voice that is near to the example set for us. Worship is not just for those on stage, everyone has to be involved; singing with a loud voice!
  • There is a lot of bowing and falling face down that takes place in the heaven. I think this is a lost art in our worship.

The most amazing thing for me though is that as all this is taking place in heaven, at the end of the scripture it lets us know that every creature on the earth, and under the earth and in the sea responds to this worship that will be taking place in heaven. Nature itself responds in praise as worship takes place in heaven. That just blew my mind!

Every Christian should be in tune with what God is doing. It’s time we start listening out to what God is doing and move with that tide. We can’t let the rocks cry out in our place! We have to hear the sound of heaven and respond in resounding praise to the King of Kings!

For worship leaders the ability to be in tune with heaven will enable us to pull down and write amazing songs that come straight from the throne. For instrumentalists this will lead to us discovering amazing tunes and melodies hence creating a sound that pierces through the darkness and releases the glory and presence of God!