Christ met His Bride in her brokenness, and having become broken for her that she might be healed by His wounding, He now sings the song of her redemption and beauty. He is the God of the Song of Songs, who rejoices over His love with loud singing. He surrounds His beloved ones with songs of deliverance.
We are surrounded by the Song of a lovesick, passionate Bridegroom who desires our hearts and our love more than He desired His own life. We were the joy set before Him for which He endured the cross, and He now desires that we join Him in the song of our redemption. “Oh My dove, let Me hear your voice, for your voice is sweet.” Song of Songs 2:14. He is longing for her to return to Him her own echoing song of love. He desires heartfelt praise from the ones He has delivered.
Isaiah 12:5 puts the Great Commission into the context of a global song. “Sing to the LORD, for He has done glorious things; let this be known to all the world.” Over and over again we are told to sing to God, to sing a new song to Him. He is not just looking for the salvation of the nations, He is looking for a global Bride that will sing a heartfelt love song to Him. God desires more than men and women who merely stop sinning. God desires more than a sinless people, He desires lovesick people that will lift up their voices to Him. We are saved that we may worship, adore and sing to our Bridegroom, we were saved that we may be priests to our God. “To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever.” Revelation 1:5a-6. Our restoration to a kingly and priestly ministry is the heart of His redemption, and so this is the heart of the Great Commission.
This is why we go as singing missionaries. We go to sing to our Bridegroom, and to teach His Bride in the nations to join into the song of love for Him. We participate in the priestly ministry of adoration and song before the Lord, and we labor to raise up an expression of priesthood ministry in every nation. We go and surround nations that do not yet praise Him with songs of deliverance. We go and sing songs of deliverance that are birthed in the heart of the God of deliverance knowing that, “Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty.” 2 Corinthians 3:17. We go believing that as praise to Him arises, He will respond with His presence that will awaken hearts to love Him. It is only the presence of God that can draw hearts and nations unto Himself, and so we go and prepare a resting place for Him that they might come. We go and minister to His heart knowing that He will respond with His presence, and only His presence can change and heal a nation. We go to build a resting place for the Lord in the unreached nations because we know that in the presence of the Lord the captives are set free.
We go believing that we do not labor of our own accord, but we pour out our love in full assurance that the day will come when the nations will sing for joy. It is a sure thing that the Lamb will receive the reward of His suffering. It is our joy to go and sing to Him in the nations and watch the story of His glory unfold. Praise will arise from the ends of the earth to our Beloved God, and our Bridegroom will see His desire for a His lovesick Bride fulfilled. He will receive His song.
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