Bible Study: Revelation 15 – Song of Moses and the Lamb

Revelation is the only book that says we are blessed to read, hear and keep the things that are written, for the time is near. Hence, let us not be like hypocrites without discerning times and seasons. Here we will look into Revelation 15 and understand what it says.

(Rev 1:3) Blessed [is] he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time [is] near.  

(Luke 12:56) “Hypocrites! You can discern the face of the sky and of the earth, but how [is it] you do not discern this time?

Song of Moses

(Rev 15:1-4) Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous: seven angels having the seven last plagues, for in them the wrath of God is complete. And I saw something like a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who have the victory over the beast, over his image and over his mark and over the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, having harps of God. They sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying: “Great and marvelous are Your works, Lord God Almighty! Just and true are Your ways, O King of the saints! Who shall not fear You, O Lord, and glorify Your name? For You alone are holy. For all nations shall come and worship before You, For Your judgments have been manifested.

Paul lists the reason for the wrath of God in his letter to Colossians. God is going to pour out one last time, His wrath.

(Col 3:4-6) When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory. Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience,

Those who had victory over the beast and over his image are the ones who came out of great tribulation. The song of Moses and the song of the Lamb begins with the prayer of Moses, pleading with God to enter the promised Lamb and then follows with various people praying and praising God during various period in time.

(Deut 3:24) ‘O Lord GOD, You have begun to show Your servant Your greatness and Your mighty hand, for what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do anything like Your works and Your mighty deeds? …. (Dan 4:37) Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, all of whose works are truth, and His ways justice. And those who walk in pride He is able to put down. …. (Ps 22:23) You who fear the LORD, praise Him! All you descendants of Jacob, glorify Him, And fear Him, all you offspring of Israel! …. (1Sam 2:2) “No one is holy like the LORD, For there is none besides You, Nor is there any rock like our God. …. (Ps 86:9) All nations whom You have made Shall come and worship before You, O Lord, And shall glorify Your name. ….  (Hos 6:5) Therefore I have hewn them by the prophets, I have slain them by the words of My mouth; And your judgments are like light that goes forth.

The song of Moses and the Lamb that was sung here in this chapter wasn’t found anywhere in the Bible as a whole song.

Temple in Heaven Open

(Rev 15:5-8) After these things I looked, and behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened. And out of the temple came the seven angels having the seven plagues, clothed in pure bright linen, and having their chests girded with golden bands. Then one of the four living creatures gave to the seven angels seven golden bowls full of the wrath of God who lives forever and ever. The temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from His power, and no one was able to enter the temple till the seven plagues of the seven angels were completed.

The temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was open and seven angels having seven plagues where given seven bowls of the wrath of God.

(Num 11:33) But while the meat was still between their teeth, before it was chewed, the wrath of the LORD was aroused against the people, and the LORD struck the people with a very great plague. 

(Num 16:46) So Moses said to Aaron, “Take a censer and put fire in it from the altar, put incense on it, and take it quickly to the congregation and make atonement for them; for wrath has gone out from the LORD. The plague has begun.” 

(Jer 50:13) Because of the wrath of the LORD She shall not be inhabited, But she shall be wholly desolate. Everyone who goes by Babylon shall be horrified And hiss at all her plagues.

God’s wrath causes plagues on those who sin against Him. We see this throughout the Scriptures. In this chapter, the final plagues through the wrath of God are described.