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Discover the Book - April 27, 2013

  • 2013 Apr 27
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The Song of Jesus

"Great and marvelous are Your works, Lord God Almighty! Just and true are Your ways, O King of the saints! Who shall not fear You, O Lord, and glorify Your name? For You alone are holy. For all nations shall come and worship before You, for Your judgments have been manifested."
-Revelation 15:3b-4, emphasis added

Revelation 15 contains the final song of the Scriptures. Both the song of Moses and the song of the Lamb, which are very similar in content, capture well the beauty of Jesus.

Although these victorious martyrs will sing two songs, the song of the Lamb is a song which only they could learn: They sang as it were a new song . . . ; and no one could learn that song except the hundred and forty-four thousand who were redeemed from the earth (Revelation 14:3).

These 144,000 who are with Christ will probably also know this song, will go out and share this message, and then their converts will sing it as well. We don't know what it is, but through the eyes of John we see them singing this song and then breaking forth into this beautifully combined song of Moses and the song of the Lamb.

So here they are, these converts of the 144,000 Jewish missionaries, blessing the Lord! The song of Moses commemorated the greatest deliverance in the history of God's people, Israel; and the victorious martyrs, brought through the sea of persecution to the promised land of heaven, will sing that song of Moses. But the martyrs will also have their own special song. Their song is drawn from the Old Testament. Note the lines of the song and the Old Testament foundations:

  • "Great and marvelous are Your works" (from Psalm 92, 111, 98 and 139).
  • "Just and true are Your ways" (from Psalm 145:17).
  • "Who shall not fear ... and glorify Your name" (from Psalm 86:9).
  • "You alone are holy" (from 1 Samuel 2:2; Psalm 99:3; and Psalm 111:9).
  • "All nations shall come and worship before You" (from Psalm 86:9).
  • "For Your judgments have been manifested"-"The Lord has made known His salvation [victory]"- (from Psalm 98).

Do you see how this song is a complete recital of the Old Testament?

Click here to go through this special song of the Lamb and learn something that can affect our praise to God.

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