THE SONG OF MOSES
AND THE LAMB
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Knowledge Not Automatic
Commandment Not Too Hard
God Punishes His People
Why Doesn't God Cast Them Away?
"Sealed Up Treasures"
The Song of Moses
Jacob His Heritage
A Desert Land
An Eagle Stirreth Up Her Nest
Jeshurun Waxed Fat
Moved Me to Jealousy
The Song of the Lamb
Overcoming the Beast and Image
"It Is Your Life"
God Punishes His People
The lesson of the "Song of Moses" is that God punishes His
people when they turn their backs on Him. Not only does He punish His people, but also He
punishes the enemies of His people. Let us consider the first punishment.
"For a fire is
kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth
with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.
"I will heap mischiefs upon them; I will spend mine arrows
"They shall be burnt with hunger, and devoured with
burning heat, and with bitter destruction: I will also send the teeth of beasts upon them,
with the poison of serpents of the dust.
"The sword without, and terror within, shall destroy
both the young man and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of gray hairs."
Parable of the
Rich Man and Lazarus
This is illustrated in the story of the rich man and Lazarus. We see the once
"rich man" Israel being placed in a very distressing situation for
all their sins and unfaithfulness.
Paul mentions the same lesson in Romans 10:19-21:
"But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to
jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you.
"But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me
not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me.
"But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto
a disobedient and gainsaying people."
God loved them, but they did not show love in return.
The terror and punishment of the Lord followed them in their unfaithfulness.
We remember the overthrow of Jerusalem. There was starvation in the
city. The Jews would torture one another if they thought they were hiding food anywhere.
It was so bad that some cases were reported of them eating their own
No, the punishment was not just some poetic words. It was real.
Why Doesnt God Cast Them
Away as His People?
The question may arise: Why doesnt God cast Israel away? He
could have done that very easily. The answer is given in
"I said, I would
scatter them into corners, I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among men:
"Were it not that I feared the wrath of the enemy, lest their
adversaries should behave themselves strangely, and lest they should say, Our hand is
high, and the Lord hath not done all this."
Just as Moses prayed when God wanted to destroy this people, what
would the enemies of Israel say.
"For mischief did he bring them out, to slay them in the mountains, and to
consume them from the face of the earth?" Exodus 32:12
If their enemies could exalt over Israel, in another sense
they could exalt over God. So God chose another method. He decided to punish His people
for their sins, but later receive them into favor. That is something many people in
Christendom do not understand.
The lesson here is just as it is recorded in
"For the Lord shall
judge his people, and repent himself for his servants, when he seeth that their power is
gone, and there is none shut up, or left."
The Lord begins His judgment with His people first. The Christian world
has indeed seen the affliction of the children of Israel and has concluded they have been
cast off forever. That is a big mistake.
The Church Persecuting Jews
In that the churches have been large contributors to Israels sufferings through the
centuries, it seems to escape them that the Lord is now going to punish the enemies of His
people Israel: both natural Israel after the flesh and spiritual Israel after the spirit.
This brings us to the next part of our lesson, the punishment of the
enemies of Gods people.
"Sealed up Among My
"For their rock is
not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges.
"For their vine is of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of
Gomorrah: their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are bitter:
"Their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel
venom of asps.
"Is not this laid up in store with me, and sealed up
among my treasures?"
Here we come to the enemies of Israel, both natural and spiritual.
The rock of the enemies is not our Rock. The rock of our enemies is their great
institutions and great monetary resources.
They trust in the power they have leveraged in the nations, the
great numbers of followers, all the pomp and glory that has been attained by consorting
with the world. By changing the glorious Gospel of Christ into a narrow salvation that
fails to reach earths billions but promises heaven to its very own supporters, they
have succeeded in convincing the multitudes within their vaunted walls that heaven is
theirs by merely naming the name of Christ.
Study the history of the vine of "Sodom" and of the fields of
"Gomorrah" and see how they persecuted natural Israel even into our own era in
the Nazi-Fascist alliance of church and state.
See how they persecuted the true spiritual Israelites, forcing them to
seek refuge in these United States.
The wine of our enemies is the "poison of
dragons and the cruel venom of asps." While preaching Gods love, they have been
most unloving and uncharitable. Before you are the open pages of history.
So offensive has been their history that in our time they are
seeking to revise it and make it something that it was not. That is the new look. The name
for it is revisionism, the ability to rewrite history to make it read the way you would
like it to read.
No matter how they fool the people, God doesnt read
history as men write it, but as it actually happened. Therefore, God has stored up a
treasury of vengeance. Because God does not punish people on the spot for their
sins, we may get the idea that He isnt going to punish them at all. Nothing could be
further from the truth.
"See now that I, even
I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal:
neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.
"For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever.
"If I whet my glittering sword, and mine hand take
hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate
"I will make mine arrows drunk with blood, and my
sword shall devour flesh; and that with the blood of the slain and of the captives, from
the beginning of revenges upon the enemy."
Who are His enemies? His enemies are those who oppose His people,
both natural and true spiritual Israel. All righteous blood that has been poured out from
Jesus' time until now must be accounted for. Not one drop of righteous blood will pass
unnoticed and unrequited.
God did not punish all sins as quickly as they were committed. I am
sure, if He had, it would have been a great deterrent to sin. Because sins can be
committed with seeming impunity for days, months, years and centuries, the wicked have
been emboldened into thinking they are free from all punishment.
That is the great deception of sin. They dont realize it is sin
now and pay later, and pay they will as surely as the sun will rise. God allows sins
against His people to accumulate. In Matthew 23:35, 36 we read:
The Slaying of Righteous Abel
upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon
the earth, from the blood of righteous
Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the
"Verily I say unto you, all
these things shall come upon this generation."
At the end of this age we find the same principle
applies. God will require of this generation all the righteous blood shed
throughout the Gospel age both for His spiritual Israel and natural Israel.
There is no doubt that this delay in judgment has strengthened the
wickedness of people and nations. They seemingly got away with terrible sins. God is
handling the sins against the righteous just the way our nation is handling the national
debt, by dumping the debt on our children. God will visit the children of this generation
In Gods case it is an act of kindness to allow the
previous generations to live and continue the population growth. If God punished people
summarily for all sins committed against the righteous, earths population would be
Gods treasury of judgment has been kept in store until
these last days. He has promised with an oath, and that calls extravagant
attention to it, that once His hand lays hold on His sword, it will not be stayed until He
has visited punishment for those for whom it is intended. Deuteronomy
"I will render
vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me.
"I will make mine arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall
devour flesh; and that with the blood of the slain and of the captives from the beginning
of revenges upon the enemy.
"Praise His people ye nations: [margin
reading] for he will avenge the blood of his servants, and will render vengeance
to his adversaries, and will be merciful unto his land, and to his people."
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