“[I]n their struggle against the world, believers should remember that Christ also suffered at the hands of the world but triumphed over it. His destiny is to be theirs, if they persevere.” (G. K. Beale, The Book of Revelation, p. 353).
“When every creature in heaven, on earth, under the earth, and in the sea joins the song, our perspective, which began in adoration of the thrice-holy God from eternity past (‘who was and is and is to come,’ 4:9), is expanded to embrace eternity future: may the enthroned One and the Lamb receive blessing, honor, glory, and dominion ‘forever and ever’—literally, ‘into the ages of the ages’ (5:13).” Dennis Johnson, Triumph of the Lamb, pp. 111–112).
“Our understanding of heaven’s eternal worship as expressed in Revelation also informs our understanding of worship following the death and resurrection of Christ, for ‘eternal’ worship must include the past, present, and future.” (Paul S. Jones, “Hymnody in a Post-Hymnody World,” in Give Praise to God: A Vision for Reforming Worship, p. 230).
How do we speak to God? We sing praise–because the Lamb has triumphed! Quotes are from the Reflection for Trinity Presbyterian Church.