Friday, May 29, 2009

Song of Deliverance

music And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, "Great and amazing are your deeds, O Lord God the Almighty! Just and true are your ways, O King of the nations!
Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship you, for your righteous acts have been revealed."

Revelation 15:3-4

This is a song unique to all those who have conquered the beast that had risen against God and persecuted His people. They sing the song of Moses (the first great leader who knew what it meant for God to save His people) and the song of the Lamb (the great King of the nations Who is our deliverer). They rejoice in God’s great deliverance.

Of course, in order to be around God’s throne in this worship service, one cannot be on earth any longer. These delivered saints have died for their faithfulness to the Lamb of God. But that is not even a consideration for them. They just go on rejoicing in God’s goodness. All the cares and pains of their persecution on earth are quickly forgotten in the joy of the worship of God.

They praise God for His deeds, amazed to be with Him. They praise God for His just dealings and truth. They extol Him for His pre-eminence among the nations. The worship Him for His holiness. They call the nations to worship Him in His revelation of Who He is. This is pure recognition of the greatness of the God that all His people know, love, and serve.

My takeaway from this passage is simple: praise should come from my pains. That is what happened with these former suffering saints who have been relieved of their pains in the presence of God. They see heaven and the presence of God as the great deliverance that it is, because their viewpoint is not limited to earthly life. And I should view my life, and my difficulties, from this eternal perspective.

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