THE SONG OF MOSES
AND THE LAMB
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Knowledge Not Automatic
Commandment Not Too Hard
God Punishes His People
Why Doesn't God Cast Them Away?
"Sealed Up Treasures"
The Song of Moses
Jacob His Heritage
A Desert Land
An Eagle Stirreth Up Her Nest
Jeshurun Waxed Fat
Moved Me to Jealousy
The Song of the Lamb
Overcoming the Beast and Image
"It Is Your Life"
"When Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord God, that
my fury shall come up in my face.
"For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in
that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel;
"So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the
beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men
that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence,
"And the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every
wall shall fall to the ground.
"And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord
" . . . Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be
known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the Lord."
Notice the story here. God is likened to a man who has been angered
for a long time. His anger keeps building until they push Him to the limits. His fury
comes up in His face.
Just as a man who is being provoked. First the person turns red, then
white and finally a purplish-white, and that is when the person explodes into action.
Gogs invasion into the Holy Land is like the last straw. At this
point Gods wrath brings on the final Armageddon crash, in which the nations fall and
following this, universal anarchy occurs. This is when the Lord unsheathes His sword and
swings into judgment.
God has sworn by an oath that once His hand takes hold of that
sword He will not put it back until He has meted out His full fury upon His enemies.
Remember that there are two parts to this story of
the Song of Moses and the Lamb. First God punishes His people. This is true with natural
Israel and also of spiritual Israel. "Judgment must begin
house of God." 1 Peter 4:17
Those whom God loves He rebukes and chastens. After the
punishments come the blessings. He then punishes the enemies of His people.
All of Gods people, having been chastened and corrected, will be a
blessing and praise to the nations. All of Gods dealings have an end view of
bringing blessings and honor and glory to the peoples of earth.
The Song of the Lamb
The Song of the Lamb is recorded as we indicated in our opening
"And they sing the
song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and
are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of the saints [ages].
"Who shall not fear thee, O Lord,
and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship
for thy judgments are made manifest."
Revelation 15:3, 4
This is not a long song, but it is to the point. When this song is
finally delivered, the nations will learn a valuable lesson. They will know that
Gods ways are "just and true." Most people would profess
that Gods ways are "just and true." However, in practice and in their works
they do not believe Gods ways are "just and true." Why should they?
They have seen the proud delivered and spreading themselves as the "green bay
They have seen the righteous on the scaffold while the wicked bear the
They have seen the people of God killed in every age with seeming
Why should they think God is waiting to bring about justice and truth?
There is a big difference between what
appears and what is. Their scale of observation does not provide the proof
that God will do anything about evil.
The preachers may try to scare them with an
afterlife of punishment in hell, but no one really believes it. Many know hellfire is
borrowed from Greek mythology and read into the Bible. The churches score personal sins
but fail to observe the Christian churches involved in the dirty politics of this world,
even blessing its horrible wars. They aligned with Hitler and Mussolini in a diabolical
war that destroyed some fifty million people.
How are they different from the world? They will soon see that God
will hold the Christian churches accountable for the centuries of their ruthless reign of
power and evil. Just as God punished the evil among His natural people Israel, so He will
punish the evil that has been done in nominal spiritual Israel.
Gods ways are equal.
The overcomers of natural Israel were only a minority.
Yet they can be found in every period of the Jewish
At times, as in the case of Jeremiah, he seemed to be one man of God
against the nation.
When Elijah thought he was the only one serving God, he was told there
were 7,000 who had not bowed the knee to Baal.
The overcoming saints have always been a minority and at times
may only be very small in number. So it will be when the saints come to the
closing scenes of the time of trouble. The righteous blood of the overcomers of the Jewish
period was finally required of the nation and His servants were finally vindicated.
The Gospel period will be dealt with similarly. All the righteous blood
spilled along with all the evil and abuse heaped upon the faithful will at last be
required of this generation.
God will vindicate His people. This is an absolute
truth that you may rest in. God has sworn to avenge His faithful people. Justice will be
Sometimes brethren have suggested that this world will go down in
general anarchy without God manifesting His judgments against certain classes. This is not
possible. Christendom will not fall simultaneously with the nations and the financial and
political kings of the earth. No, for we read:
"Therefore shall her plagues come in one day
[year, Reprint 2553],
death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is
the Lord God who judgeth her.
"And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived
deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke
of her burning." Revelation 18:8, 9
Notice here that the "kings" are still around to lament
her fall. They are standing afar off, not wishing to appear as among her lovers. They
lament because her fall is a herald that they are next to fall.
Overcoming the Beast and His Image
"And I saw as it were
a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and
over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of
glass, having the harps of God."
Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego
Have you gotten the "victory
over the beast and its image?" If so, it has been oh, so easy.
Before the plagues are poured out,
those who were given "the victory over the beast and
over his image" are
They refused like Shadrach, Meshach
and Abednego, to bow before the "image" and the "beast."
No, they are not taken to heaven, but rather are
engaged in singing "the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the
Lamb." (Revelation 15:3) That is what is recorded in the very Word of the
They refused to bow, refused to worship, standing defiant before
world, apparently victorious in defying the orders given them. It is they whom the Lord
then engages to sing this song and have a part in executing the judgments written.
The sequence of events that follow in order are:
(1) The "seven angels having
the seven last plagues" (Revelation 15:1) are
given seven "golden vials" [bowls] to pour out the "seven last
plagues" (Revelation 15:7).
(2) The Temple is filled with
(3) From the Temple come the
"seven angels" each pouring out his bowl in
order: upon earth, sea, rivers and fountains of water, sun, seat of
beast, Euphrates and finally upon the air.
One last point needs clarification. Do seven
messengers of the Gospel Age deliver the seven last plagues or does the seventh and last
messengers hand accomplish this?
In Ezekiel 9 and 10 we find the answer. The same messenger with the
writer's "inkhorn" who was engaged in marking those who "sigh
and that cry for all the abominations that be done" (Ezek. 9:4) in the city
is the same one engaged to take "coals of fire from between the cherubims,
and scatter them over the city."
This teaches the seven last plagues are delivered from the same hand
that penned the Harvest message. This is clearly done after the man with the "inkhorn" says, "I have done as thou hast commanded me."
(Ezek. 9:11) Not at his death, but when the work of "marking"
is completed. So after the sealing work is completed, then from the same hand the coals of
fire are cast over the city.
"It Is Your Life"
Why should we spend
our time studying this Song of Moses and the Lamb? Some may think it
unnecessary; others may think it boring. Why bother our heads
about these matters when we could dwell on more gratifying portions of Gods Word?
There is a tendency to do this. It is so easy to say this part of the Lords Word is
Did God ever ask anyone to go through His Word and label what is
important? I dont know where He has done this. Certainly, we know that this Song we
have been dwelling on is very important. Why? Moses tells us that this Song is important.
Thats why. We read in
"And he said unto
them, Set your hearts unto all the words which I testify among you this day, which ye
shall command your children to observe to do, all the words of this law.
"For it is not a vain thing for you; because it is your life: and through this thing ye shall prolong your days in the land, whither ye go over
Jordan to possess it."
Yes, it is your life. That is pretty important. This
lesson today is not something that you may take or leave at your own pleasure. It is
central to our life and well being. We must understand Gods way of dealing as it
pertains to His people, as well as to the enemies of Gods people.
If we are wise, we will receive these words into our hearts and act
upon them. These words, Moses reminded them, are not too hard for you. They are intended
for you and me and we will be blest if we act in accordance with them.
Another feature is intended in this
Song, which is not for the overcomers of the Jewish or Gospel period, but intended for the wayward, the recalcitrant
and the backsliders of both ages, who in the end show that they love the Lord after
they are chastened and reproved.
This Song was meant as a comfort to them. They may all realize that
Gods intentions in afflicting them was to recover their hearts and to strengthen
their purposes of good in returning to the Lord with their whole heart. Many in natural
Israel have been of this disposition.
During this Gospel period, the Great Company is a class that the Lord
has dealt with and will deal with severely. It will be a great blessing for these to know
that beyond their chastening God has great blessings for them. He does love them and will
deal graciously with them after they have been corrected. Yes, the promise to these is:
the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto
living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes."
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