Singing A "New Song"
Before Jehovah ~
What Does That Mean?

In the above bible text, there can be no question but that the "New Song" that the Psalmist Moses was referring to many years ago, actually had to do with magnifying God's Name to the most distant part of the earth, demonstrating his Grand Acts of Salvation, in behalf all members of mankind upon the earth. Therefore, the publishing or "Singing" of this "New Song" before God, thus would have great meaning to Him, in relation to the carrying out of His Grand Purposes toward the earth and its inhabitants.  It

Perhaps you may have remembered reading in the bible upon occasion, or heard someone say: We should sing before God, a "New Song." Ever heard of this before? Well, the expression, "Sing a New Song" before God, is found many times within the Holy Scriptures. For example, we have Psalms 33:3, Psalms 40:3, Psalms 98:1, Psalms 149:1, Isaiah 42:10 and Revelation 5:9 to name just a few places where this expression can be found in scripture.

Then too, interestingly in
Psalms 96:1-3                                      we find these words:

"Sing to Jehovah a new song. Sing to Jehovah, all the earth. Sing to Jehovah, bless his name. From day to day tell the good news of salvation by him. Declare among the nations his glory, Among all the peoples his wonderful works." -- New World Translation

would have to become a "Song" that all mankind...all mankind would have to hear and come to fully appreciate its import upon themselves. -- Genesis 22:18

However, even though we have come to realize this "New Song" of God, with all of its great importance to God, will one day soon, be heard in all of the earth for the benefit of mankind, still there is this most mysterious aspect about this "New Song" and what it might mean for us today, who stand to benefit from such an unveiling of this musical masterpiece from

Jehovah God Himself. Yes, what is the true meaning of the coming "New Song" that God is going to bring forth to earth's inhabitants?

In years past, the Watchtower Society in many of their publications have given us an explanation of what they believed the "New Song" to be and who and when it is to be sung. Notice the following quotes below:

In the 1966
Watchtower magazine, page 184, under the subheading, THE GRAND THEME OF THE SONG, we learn this:

"And they are singing as if a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the older persons." SO THE SONG WAS NOT KNOWN AND SUNG BEFORE 1914. IT IS NEW. The 144,000 integrity-keeping joint heirs with Christ are the first ones to vocalize it. Because of its singers and its content it is the greatest and most far-reaching anthem of the universe, for IT IS ABOUT THE KINGDOM OF GOD AS THE GOVERNMENT THAT HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED SINCE 1914."

Also, the 1973 Watchtower magazine, page 401 paragraph 1 continues:

"JEHOVAH is being praised in a song that is heard throughout the earth today. No, it is not being sung by Levites. Nor can we hear an angelic chorus extolling God in the heights above. But we can hear the "new song," sung in unison by prospective heirs of Jehovah's heavenly government. (Rev. 14:1-4; 20:6; 22:5; Ps. 96:1, 10) It is the stirring anthem of God's established kingdom that has functioned in heaven
SINCE 1914 C.E. WITH THE GLORIFIED JESUS CHRIST AS KING. Thousands have heard that gripping song with deep appreciation."

Then too, there was this comment from
The Revelation Grand Climax book, chapter 29, page 200, paragraph 7, which adds:

"And what is this "new song"? As we noted in discussing Revelation 5:9, 10, the song has to do with Jehovah's Kingdom purposes and his wonderful provision, through Jesus Christ, for making spiritual Israel "a kingdom and priests to our God." It is a song of praise to Jehovah publicizing the new things he is accomplishing by means of the Israel of God and in behalf of it. (Galatians 6:16) Members of this spiritual Israel respond to the psalmist's invitation: "Praise Jah, you people! Sing to Jehovah a new song, his praise in the congregation of loyal ones. Let Israel rejoice in its grand Maker, the sons of Zion-let them be joyful in their King." (Psalm 149:1, 2)
True, those words were written centuries ago, but in our day, they have been sung with new understanding. IN 1914 THE MESSIANIC KINGDOM WAS BORN. (Revelation 12:10) In 1919 Jehovah's people on earth began to announce "the word of the kingdom" with renewed zeal. (Matthew 13:19) Stimulated by the Society's year-text for 1919 (Isaiah 54:17) and encouraged by their restoration to a spiritual paradise, they began in that year to 'sing to Jehovah with music in their hearts.' -Ephesians 5:19."

Now, after reading the above, a very, very important question looms quite large, that you may be wondering about at this time, namely:


As you can see, according to the understanding of Jehovah's Witnesses, this "New Song" is tied completely to the date of 1914, when, as they teach, Jesus received full kingdom power in the heavens. Now this explanation presents a real problem for those of us who have learned and can prove that this particular date, either 1914 or 1919, has no validity or credibility as it cannot be substantiated using the Bible. Therefore, this being the case, many questions come to mind that need answers.

(For more detail information on the topic of 1914 as a true biblical doctrine or not, please see the article entitled:
When Does Jesus' Heavenly Reign Begin And End?)

However, is it reasonable to believe this "New Song" from God has been sung or is being sung today currently by Jehovah's witnesses? Indeed, if it can be proven from the bible God's kingdom was not established in 1914 as taught by the Watchtower Society, then can 7 million Jehovah's Witnesses make a valid claim to be actually
singing this special song, via the "anointed" who are supposed to be ONLY in their midst, some 11,000 or so strong? Indeed, can Jehovah's Witnesses actually teach the remnant of the 144,000 are strictly in their midst, the so-called "anointed" if you will, if the teaching of 1914 is found to be ultimately INCORRECT upon close examination? Yes, can they rightly make this claim at all?

Remember, the Watchtower Society claims this "New Song" is known only to members of the 144,000, which makes it impossible for anyone to properly sing this "New Song" BEFORE that date or new teaching became known...isn't that so? That's what they teach, isn't it? Therefore, no member of the 144,000 could properly sing this "New Song" itself, until after the teaching of 1914 became known.

So what this means of course, since Jehovah's witnesses teach God has been gathering the 144,000 approximately over a 2,000 year period, since Jesus' death, that only a small portion (a small remnant) of this group could actually gain the grand opportunity to really "Sing" this "New Song" because those who died before this date, INCLUDING THE TWELVE APOSTLES OF JESUS, could not have even learned about the mysterious date of 1914 per say. Now, what do you think of that?


Given that understanding of the singing of the "New Song," doesn't this indicate that the Watchtower Society has actually assumed and adopted the fatal reasoning that not ALL, ALL of the 144,000 actually get to really "Sing" the Brand "New Song" of God? Is that the only logical conclusion that we could come to, given such a faulty reasoning and premise presented by the Watchtower Society?

Realistically, doesn't this show the Watchtower Society itself, actually does not understand how this "New Song" will be properly presented to all mankind? Also, doesn't this clearly show the Watchtower Society and 7 million Jehovah's Witnesses themselves, actually do NOT know the true identity of the 144,000, since Revelation 14:3 makes it crystal-clear all...and that's all, of the 144,000 and NOT a portion of them, actually get to sing the Grand "New Song" before God and the "Lamb"? Isn't that what the bible teaches?

Yes, in the light of the above information, can the Watchtower Society really say that members from their group, members from the Jehovah's witnesses organization, actually understand what this "New Song" is, who is to sing it and when it is to be sung?

Think about it.

Remember, the Watchtower Society claims that there are today some 11,000 plus members of the "anointed" remnant of the 144,000, elite members of this special group …
IN THEIR MIDST, mentioned in Revelation 14:1-5! Keep in mind that verse 5 in part says of the 144,000:

"...and no falsehood was found in their mouths, they are without blemish."

However as so many are beginning to realize, if the teaching of 1914 can be proven to be a lie or complete falsehood in itself, are we to believe that
certain members (the so-called "anointed") of the Jehovah's Witnesses today at large, FIT THE HOLY DESCRIPTION OF ONES WHO "HAVE NO FALSEHOOD IN THEIR MOUTHS"? Can we truthfully say that? Again, can we say someone, who claims to be the "anointed" of God and members of the 144,000, who has taught a blatant falsehood or false doctrine like the teaching of 1914, in association with a religious organization that has taught this for over 125 years, be said to be holy persons who have "no falsehood found in their mouths," just as promised by God Himself of the elite group we call the 144,000? Hardly!


In speaking about the
144,000, the book of Revelation says:

"And I saw, and, look! the Lamb standing upon the Mount Zion, and with him a hundred and forty-four thousand having his name and the name of his Father written on their foreheads. And I heard a sound out of heaven as the sound of many waters and as the sound of loud thunder; and the sound that I heard was as of singers who accompany themselves on the harp playing on their harps. AND THEY ARE SINGING AS IF A NEW SONG before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders; and no one was able to master [or "learn fully" New World Translation fnt.] that song but the hundred and forty-four thousand, who have been bought from the earth. These are the ones that did not defile themselves with women; in fact, they are virgins. These are the ones that keep following the Lamb no matter where he goes. These were bought from among mankind as firstfruits to God and to the Lamb, and no falsehood was found in their mouths; they are without blemish." -- Revelation 14:1-5 New World Translation

After reading the above verses, God's Words assures us the "New Song" will first be sung by a very, special elite group known as the
144,000, who in turn inherit the privilege to sing this "new song," upon Holy Mount Zion itself before, yes before, any others can have opportunity to "learn fully" this song. This is an amazing privilege indeed, from God. Of course, this is accomplished before all humanity eventually learns this "New Song," as shown above at Psalms 96:1-3.

Perhaps, before reading this article, you haven't had much time to think about the 144,000 and what their role would be before God. Maybe up till now, you've only heard mention of that very special group, and that was the extent of your knowledge of that topic.

But remember, this topic of the
144,000 has been a mystery for many years now, ever since these words were written down by John back in the first century. Many religious organizations claim to understand the 144,000, but in actuality, they do not. In fact, what most people are not aware of about the 144,000 and the very special message or song they are privileged to "learn fully," is that this elite group "sings" essentially about two (2) main things:

1) God's Kingdom will become an earthly government & priesthood that will oversee all of earth's affairs in righteousness (Psalms 72; Daniel 2:44; Matthew 6:10; Ezekiel 47:1-12; Revelation 22:1, 2, 17)

2) The chief leader of this special government (& Priesthood) is an EARTHLY DESCENDANT of Adam and Eve, in fulfillment of God's Promise of a coming "seed" from Eve. (Genesis 3:15; Genesis 22:18; Ezekiel 44:3; Isaiah 49:5, 6)

These two (2) above ideas, are actually a "NEW" thought to many individuals upon earth today, that are familiar with the bible and its teachings. Its new to them because they have NOT been properly taught about these scriptures, that is, in their respective religions thus far. Nevertheless, you will learn as you embark upon your studies with us here at SingNewSong Discussion Board that this special "song" is really is all about God's Kingdom being ESTABLISHED UPON EARTH, in our day and time and one day becoming the actual SEAT OF GOVERNMENT representing God's already established heavenly governmental arrangement. Yes, it then becomes God's special kingdom government that this "new song" or new teaching actually speaks about, just as Jesus promised in Matthew 5:5 and Matthew 6:10.

Also as mentioned above, what else that is not known or understood about the "New Song" message and the special earthly "government" it speaks of, is the fact that this "kingdom" government itself is to be headed up or led by a HUMAN DESCENDANT OF EVE also, yes, a descendant of Adam and Eve. (Genesis 3:15; Genesis 22:18) That point might be shocking to you since so many have never thought of the coming "heir" of God's Promised Government to be a direct descendant of Adam and Eve, the first sinners in the Garden of Eden. In fact, upon examination we find, the mainline church organizations of our time are quite derelict in duties here in NOT spending a lot of time trying to explain how such a thing could be. They don't tell us exactly how the "heir" of God's Kingdom that has great "enmity" with Satan's "seed," could be a direct descendant of Adam and Eve. Indeed, it becomes a riddle or mystery in fact, to them, to explain such a thing.


(For more detail information on the topic of God's "Seed" as a direct descendant of Adam & Eve, please see the article entitled: One Big Mistake Made By All Mankind -- A Grand "Sacred Secret" Revealed!)

Still, maybe you remember God's original promise in the Garden of Eden, was to first put "enmity" between the "woman" and Satan, and her "seed" and the "seed" of Satan. So all that is left for us to determine today, that will greatly assist us to come to know the "New Song," is to learn more about this "seed" that comes from Adam and Eve, that will take the lead in teaching this special message to all obedient mankind, that is willing to listen and respond favorably to the "New Song" Message. -- Genesis 3:15;
Isaiah 49:6

To be sure, the 144,000 chosen ones of God are indeed highly favored by God to be able to "learn" a song that no one upon earth will be allowed to learn, at first. Indeed, it becomes their grand privilege to be chosen by Jehovah Himself, to be the
first from mankind, yes the very first, to yes, "fully learn" this fabulous NEW message, and thus make up the NEW nation of "Israel" of our day and time. In this special way, the 144,000 become the elite, special instrument from God in making this "New Song" Message available on earth, so that ultimately all of obedient humanity earth wide, can receive grand blessings from God...EVERLASTINGLY, as promised. Hallelujah! -- Revelation 7:4-8; Genesis 22:18



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