“And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living beings. And they fell before the throne with their faces to the ground and worshiped God. They sang, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor
and power and strength belong to our God forever and ever! Amen.” Revelation 7:11-12
The innumerable believers before God’s throne were not alone in their loud worship. An uncountable number of angels joined them. The angels ringing God’s glorious, magnificent throne also surrounded the other two groups involved in worshiping God, the elders and the four living creatures. In 5:8–10, the twenty-four elders sang the song of redemption; while here they are seen praising the God of redemption. The four living creatures are cherubim, an exalted order of angels and often appear together with these elders. Overwhelmed by God’s glory, all present fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God. Then, recognizing God’s sovereignty and holiness, the worshipers utter a benediction bracketed front and back with the affirmation “Amen,” meaning, “so let it be.” Their prayer is that “blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be attributed to our God forever and ever. The phrase “forever and ever” indicates that this praise is not temporary or momentary, but will continue eternally. What is described here is worship that will never cease through all of endless eternity.
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. Has the Lord redeemed you? Then speak out! Tell others he has redeemed you from your enemies.” (Psalm 107:1-2)