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PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: Our topic for today is titled “The Seven Last Plagues (Part 4)” from Dr. Ed Hindson’s book “Revelation: Unlocking the Future.”
The song of the harp singers in Revelation 15 is the victors’ song of praise to God. It is called the “song of Moses” and the “song of the Lamb.” While it may represent one great song, it certainly has two separate stanzas. Robert Coleman says, “They are singing of God’s wonderful acts in redemption of His people — ‘the song of Moses and the song of the Lamb.’ The revelation of the old covenant combines with that of the new, and the law harmonizes with the gospel, in another beautiful exclamation of praise.”
Moses sang the song of deliverance in Exodus 15, after God delivered the children of Israel through the miraculous crossing of the Red Sea. The “song of the Lamb” is one of redemption for all people who have put their faith in Him. Thomas observes that the dual specification “the song of” for both Moses and the Lamb indicates two distinct songs. He writes, “John only cites the Song of the Lamb in Revelation 15:3-4, however, leaving it to the reader’s memory to recall the Song of Moses from Exodus 15.” Of course, this assumes his Gentile readers were familiar with Exodus 15.
OCCUPY UNTIL I COME: “Occupy Until I Come!” (Part 15) based on the parable of the nobleman who went away and left talents for his servants to use in his absence. J.C. Ryle writes:
What is the present duty of all Christ’s professing disciples?
When I speak of present duty, I mean, of course, their duty between the period of Christ’s first and second advent. And I find an answer in the words of the nobleman, in the parable, to his servants: he “delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy until I come.”