Revelation 15:1-4 Seven Angels and Seven Plagues
3. John saw another Sign in Heaven, huge and breathtaking: seven Angels with seven disasters.
When the seven angels deliver the plagues, the wrath of God is finished. This refers to Exodus 34:10 when God renewed His covenant with Israel. He made promises to perform miracles unlike in any other nation. He also warned them not to abandon the true God for man-made idols.
He saw something that looked like a sea made of glass mixed with fire.
All the people who were victorious over the Beast and over his image and over the number of its name stood on the sea of glass. They held harps that God gave to them to worship Him.
They sang the Song of Moses and the Song of the Lamb.
The Song of Moses was introduced in Deut 31:19—
So write down the words of this song, and teach it to the people of Israel. Help them learn it, so it may serve as a witness for me against them.
In Deut 31:29 Moses said, “I know that after my death you will become utterly corrupt and will turn from the way I have commanded you to follow. In the days to come, disaster will come down on you, for you will do what is evil in the Lord’s sight, making him very angry with your actions.”
The words of the song are recorded in Deut 32:1-43.
4. Some (including this question) assume the two song titles are one song.
The Song of Moses and the Song of the Lamb are two separate songs. The Song of Moses is a real song, already recorded in Scripture (Deut 32:1-43). It was familiar to the recipients of his manuscript, so John wrote down the Song of the Lamb.
The Song of the Lamb
“Great and marvelous are your works,” a line from the Song of Moses, Deut 32:3-4
The things God does display His infinite, miraculous power and wisdom.
“O Lord God, the Almighty.”
He is above all. No other being compares.
“Just and true are your ways,”
He does what He says He will do. He executes justice. He is a wise judge and executes perfect justice perfectly.
“O King of the nations.”
No matter who a nation worships, God is still sovereign. They can’t take His power away.
“Who will not fear you, Lord, and glorify your name?”
Nations are foolish if they disregard God most High in favor of their own.
“For you alone are holy.”
No other god is holy.
“All nations will come and worship before you, for your righteous deeds have been revealed.”
Eventually, in God’s presence, everyone will recognize their foolish arrogance and will worship Him.
5. There is none like You, God.
No one else is…
- always faithful
- complete truth
- always just
- wise beyond comprehension
No one else is perfect.
An oldish song by Lenny LeBlanc came to mind—
There is none like You,
No one else can touch my heart like You do.
I could search for all eternity long,
and find there is none like You.
Your mercy flows like a river wide,
And healing comes from Your hand,
Suffering children are safe in Your arms,
There is none like You.
Many interpret the Book of Revelation as mostly about the “end of time on earth” church. If you’ve been reading my posts for a while, you know it makes more sense to me as the completion of the “Israel age.”
Jesus often used the phrase “end of the age.” He also said, “the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
Not in the distance. At hand.
BSF’s stance is that Biblical prophecies can be fulfilled more than once. The fact that many “end of the age” prophecies were fulfilled with the destruction Jerusalem about 40 BC is inconsequential, according to my group leader.