THE BEGINNING OF THE END OF ANTI-CHRISTIANS
“The greatest deliverances of the church are brought about by awful and astonishing steps of Providence.” –Matthew Henry
God WILL do what He says He will do. We have stood on the promises of His love, mercy and grace and now we see what will happen to those who do not. The beginning of the end of all who oppose Jesus Christ, mock His Name, worship everything but Him, is met by God’s wrath. Evil will not win. Evil will run it’s course and then be executed by God, Himself. The Temple doors will open. Angels of God will come from the Temple of God dressed in clean, white linen over laid with gold vests, like the priests who dressed to go “inquire” of God and get answers from Him.
God is answering the prayers of His people for deliverance! The “saved ones” stood on a sea of glass, possibly representing the deliverance of Israel, led by Moses through the Red Sea. Hence the saints singing the “Song of Moses” in praise! This also could represent the “sea” in which the priests ceremoniously washed before entering the Temple. The angels are the ministers of divine justice, and they do every thing in a pure and holy manner.
Matthew Henry says, “This wrath of God was not to be poured out all at once, but was divided into seven parts, which should successively fall upon the antichristian party. Now from whom did they receive these vials? From one of the four living creatures, one of the ministers of the true church, that is, in answer to the prayers of the ministers and people of God, and to avenge their cause, in which the angels are willingly employed.
Yes, the Song of Moses and the Song of the Lamb, is a song of final deliverance. Let us also worship Who is and Is to come! The mockery of Christianity, of Jesus Christ who saved us, the Son of the Living God, the Creator of all and who is in all and above all, will not go on forever. Know that. Believe. Live.
Revelation 15, The Message
The Song of Moses, the Song of the Lamb
15 I saw another Sign in Heaven, huge and breathtaking: seven Angels with seven disasters. These are the final disasters, the wrap-up of God’s wrath.
2-4 I saw something like a sea made of glass, the glass all shot through with fire. Carrying harps of God, triumphant over the Beast, its image, and the number of its name, the saved ones stood on the sea of glass. They sang the Song of Moses, servant of God; they sang the Song of the Lamb:
Mighty your acts and marvelous,
O God, the Sovereign-Strong!
Righteous your ways and true,
King of the nations!
Who can fail to fear you, God,
give glory to your Name?
Because you and you only are holy,
all nations will come and worship you,
because they see your judgments are right.
5-8 Then I saw the doors of the Temple, the Tent of Witness in Heaven, open wide. The Seven Angels carrying the seven disasters came out of the Temple. They were dressed in clean, bright linen and wore gold vests. One of the Four Animals handed the Seven Angels seven gold bowls, brimming with the wrath of God, who lives forever and ever. Smoke from God’s glory and power poured out of the Temple. No one was permitted to enter the Temple until the seven disasters of the Seven Angels were finished.
What do we learn?
–“God himself was now preaching to the church and to all the world, by terrible things in righteousness; but, when this work was done, then the churches would have rest, the temple would be opened, and the solemn assemblies gathered, edified, and multiplied.” –Matthew Henry, Commentator
–When all is said and done, the Temple will open the doors wide and God’s people who stood firm will enter. No more persecution from the antichrist and antichristian groups.
“Who can fail to fear you, God, give glory to your Name? Because you and you only are holy.”
Dear Heavenly Father, Holy, holy, holy are You and You Alone. I will meditate and give praise all day long to You. In Jesus Name, Amen. I believe.