Vol.4, No.48 – December 1, 2019, Countdown to the end – 35
They sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, “Great and amazing are Your deeds, O Lord God the Almighty! Just and true are Your ways, O King of the nations! Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify Your name? For You alone are holy. All nations will come and worship You, for Your righteous acts have been revealed” –Revelation 15:3-4
I have had the privilege of performing in and attending some great concerts over my lifespan of a great number of years. However, to be in Heaven to listen and participate in a great concert will be awesome! John is invited to listen to a great concert; a great song-fest as never heard by any earth-bound human.
The Song of Moses that appears in Revelation 15 is recorded in Exodus 15; the song of the Lamb is recorded in Revelation 15.
The site of Moses’ song is at the Red Sea; the song of the Lamb is sung at the Crystal Sea (not the Crystal Cathedral or any other crystal place). Both songs are songs of triumph and victory. Wonder why churches do not focus their worship with great songs of praise direct from the Scriptures, instead of entertaining themselves with songs that cannot even be heard because of the loudness of the music and beats of the drums. Even many invitation songs are more effective in driving people away, rather than drawing people to the Savior. Just sayin’
The song of Moses tells how God brings His people out; the song of the Lamb tells how God brings His people in. The song of Moses commemorates the execution of the enemy, the expectation of the believers, and the exaltation of the Lord. Interesting, the song of the Lamb focuses on the same threefold theme.
Who sings Moses’ song the first time? The children of Israel.
Who will sing Moses’ song and the song of the Lamb? God’s tribulation believers.
Most reading this blog have participated in sing the Hallelujah Chorus. John Phillips organizes verses three and four in this manner:
They will sing: How Great Thou Art!
Great and marvelous are Thy works, Lord God Almighty
They will sing: How Good Thou Art!
Just and true are Thy ways, Thou King of saints
They will sing: How Glorious Thou Art!
Who shall not fear Thee, O Lord, and glorify Thy Name
Worthy are you, our Lord and God! Revelation 4:11
He, who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches! Revelation 2:7
Behold, Jesus is coming soon Revelation 22:6
A glorious choral concert! Only redeemed people have the privilege of being a godly singing people. The songs of redemption that redeemed people have the privilege of singing should always glorify Christ. It is not about us; it is about Him!
Thought for the Season
The angels sang because the everlasting Father had come to extend arms of redeeming grace to all who would give their hearts to Him. It is a wonderful, mysterious, hard-to-grasp, and beyond-the-scope-of-our normal-reasoning story. But when you get it, when you come to fully understand the purpose and implications of this story, you will sing too –Paul Tripp, in Come Let us Adore Him