HEAVEN PAUSES TO PRAISE!

THE BACKSTORY—

We were created to worship God, only God.  “Put no other gods before Me.”  It is the first commandment of The Ten given by our Creator to Moses, “written in stone” which means irreversible and unequivocally to be followed!   Remember Moses? Moses led God’s people to Mount Saini where God gave Moses the Ten Commandments, as well as the other laws for right living. He also provided the blueprint for building a Tabernacle. God was forming a Holy Nation prepared to live for and serve Him.  

Now we see the song of Moses, (same deliverance praise song sung by the Red Sea), servant of God, is now sung by the faithful, the saved by grace followers who indeed lived for God and served God. The Song Moses sang to God is also the Song of the Lamb of God.  This is pure, loving, in awe, “not about me but all about God” worship to God almighty!  In the midst of what is about to happen, (the releasing of God’s wrath), heaven pauses to praise God! 

Yes, before the angels pour out their judgments, there is an “interlude” of praise! Before sending the “third woe” (Rev. 11:14), God once again reassures His faithful people.  John saw the believers from the tribulation who had overcome “the beast” and his system.  Praise is coming from the voice of victors!  Yes!

REVELATION—JESUS IS COMNG BACK!

Revelation 15, The Message

The Song of Moses, the Song of the Lamb

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.

GOING DEEPER STILL—

Warren Wiersbe comments:

“The tribulation saints whom John saw and heard were standing by the “sea of glass” in heaven (Rev. 4:6), just as the Israelites stood by the Red Sea. They were singing “the song of Moses” and also “the song of the Lamb.” “The song of Moses” is recorded in Exodus 15, and its refrain is: “The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation” (Ex. 15:2). The 144,000 sang a song that nobody else could sing, but this is a song all saints can sing.”

“This scene would give great assurance and endurance to suffering saints in any age of the church. It is possible to be victorious over the world system! One does not have to yield to the “mark of the beast.” Through the blood of the Lamb, we have deliverance. Our Lord’s work on the cross is a “spiritual exodus” accomplished by His blood. (Note Luke 9:31, where the word “decease” is exodus in the Greek.)”

In their song, the tribulation faithful praise God’s works as well as His ways.  Do our songs today seem more about God or more about our need for God?  I have pondered that of late, wondering if our songs of worship need to emphasize more the greatness of God versus our woe-is-me frailties that draw attention to ourselves.   It would save us a great deal of sorrow if we would acknowledge God’s sovereignty in this same way of Moses song today! “The Lord is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works” (Ps. 145:17).

Lord,

I pause to worship You.  Life is all about You because You are Life everlasting.  You give life, save life and sustain life.  You are God.  Only you are God.  We are not.  There is no one like You. We worship you alone because you are the One and Only we should worship, adore, give all our attention to while living our lives for you.  I love you with all that is in me.  Great and mighty, all knowing, compassionate and loving are you, Lord.  To you be all glory, honor and praise today and forevermore.

In Jesus Name, For Your Glory, Amen

About randscallawayffm

Randy and Susan co founded Finding Focus Ministries in 2006. Their goal as former full time pastors, is to serve and provide spiritual encouragement and focus to those on the "front lines" of ministry. Extensive experience being on both sides of ministry, paid and volunteer, on the mission fields of other countries as well as the United States, helps them bring a different perspective to those who need it most. Need a lift? Call us 260 229 2276.
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