9. Behold, the former things, have come to pass, and new things I now; declare before they spring forth, I tell you of them.
10. Sing to the Lord a new song, and His praise from the end of the earth! You who go down to the sea, and all that is in it, the islands and coastal regions and the inhabitants of them sing a song such as has never been heard in the heathen world! Amp.
New -c) fresh, new thing.
The Lord is always looking to repair, restore and renew His people. He loves to make us brand new creatures, removing our sins and giving second chances. He tells His people what is coming so they can be ready. He told Abraham what He was going to do with Sodom and Gomorrah. It is not His way to catch us off guard, but to prepare us for what is ahead.
He wants us to be like Abraham and start asking Him questions. He was interceding for Lot who was in Sodom and Gomorrah. The Lord sent the angels to rescue Lot from the danger. He also shows us things to come, so we can pray for our families, friends, churches and countries.
We are to rejoice that He would lower Himself to discuss His plans with us. What does He mean to sing a new song? I believe it is much more than a song that is new to you. It is about our heart. When the heart is refreshed and renewed by the Holy Spirit we are changed. It causes a new joy within us. We sing from a new place that was not there before.
That is why it has never been heard in the heathen world. It is from a brand-new place in our heart. It is usually birthed in the refining process during times of trouble. He gives songs of deliverance that will see us through the dark days of trials and endurance.
Psalm 32:7 You are a hiding place for me; You, Lord, preserve me from trouble; You surround me with songs and shouts of deliverance, Selah.
If we let Him choose our songs, He will send the perfect song that will set us free. He is saying, “Let Me choose something new for you.” It won’t always be what you want or are planning to hear. It is His will for you.
Revelation 14:3 And they sing a new song before the Throne of God and before the four living creatures and before the elders of the heavenly Sanhedrin. No one could learn to sing that song except the hundred and forty-four thousand who had been ransomed (purchased, redeemed) from the earth. Amp.
The scripture says that the new song has to be learned by a redeemed soul. How do we learn the new song? It is easy to sing when all is well. That is the key. We are always in the “all is well” position.” It is when we go through painful trials that we do not want to sing and be thankful or cheerful. But we are never in any real danger.
How do you sing after a funeral of someone close? How do you sing when you lose a court case? How do you sing when your body feels pain? How do you sing when there is no way out and you need a miracle?
The new song must be learned. We must get up from the circumstances, get our eyes off of ourselves, being thankful for what we have and put all our faith in the promise Jesus has given us. He promises to make all things work for our good. Not just 99% of the time, but all the time. That is the new song. It comes from Jesus because we are incapable of singing it on our own.
He will put His everlasting arms around you, when nothing else can help you. He shows so much love and gentleness during times of suffering that we are changed. It changes us into comforters. Then when we hear of a suffering saint, our heart goes out to want to help them in any way we can. We are brand-new!