Worship the Lord – Song of Moses – Part 12

Song of Moses – Part 12 

by Pastor Bill

In Revelation 15:3, John gives a glimpse of the worship that is taking place in heaven. Those who had been victorious over the beast were like a sea of glass mixed with fire, and they were singing the song of Moses.

(Rev 15:3-4) “And they *sang the song of Moses, the bond-servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, “Great and marvelous are Your works, O Lord God, the Almighty; Righteous and true are Your ways, King of the nations! {4} “Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify Your name? For You alone are holy…”

In the margin of many Bibles, there is a cross reference to Exodus 15:1-19, where Moses and the sons of Israel sang a song of celebration of God’s victory and deliverance from the Egyptian armies that were pursuing them. They sang about how Pharaoh’s armies and chariots were cast into the sea and were drowned. Although it is a glorious song and testimony, the words of the song do not match the words of the song of Moses in Revelation 15:3.

Moses sang another song in Deuteronomy 32. In chapter thirty-one, the Lord told Moses, “Now therefore, write this song for yourselves, and teach it to the sons of Israel; put it on their lips, so that this song may be a witness for Me against the sons of Israel”. He told Moses that the sons of Israel were going to forsake Him, and this was to be a witness and reminder to them to return to the Lord. A number of years ago, we sang part of this song, “Ascribe greatness to our God! The Rock! His work is perfect, for all His ways are just; a God of faithfulness and without injustice, righteous and upright is He.” But the words in Deuteronomy 32 do not match the words in Revelation 15:3.

There are no further references to a “song of Moses” in the Bible. However, Psalm 90 was written by Moses. In the introduction, Moses tells us this was a tephillah, or prayer of Moses. Moses set this particular prayer about the vanity of man and making good use of our time on earth into a song. It is a wonderful prayer and God has used this psalm to personally teach and instruct me about my stewardship of time. But, this song of Moses also does not match the song of Moses in Revelation. The song of Moses in Revelation is probably another song that Moses had written, but is not recorded in the Scriptures.

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In Psalm 103:7, David writes, “He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the sons of Israel.” There was something very different about Moses. God had revealed His ways to Moses. The sons of Israel knew what God had done, but they did not know His ways. Moses knew God intimately. Moses knew God’s character, His attributes, and His ways, and he worshiped God. Moses knew God intimately through worship. His songs included testimonies, a witnesses, prayers, and praise, and his songs are still being sung in heaven.

Lord, help us to press in to know You and Your ways. Help us to become more intimate with You in worship. Help us to sing songs that give witness to you. Help us sing songs of triumph, and songs of prayers. Like Moses, help us become true worshipers, who know You and Your ways intimately.

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