Song of the Lamb

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16. Song of the Lamb     Revelation 15

Song of the Lamb

Revelation chapter 15

Now we are presented with a time of great rejoicing and praise for the actions of the Lord. John receives a vision of a group of people who had overcome the beastly form of the dragon, standing beside what he says looked like a sea of glass mixed with fire. They sing the song of Moses and the song of the Lamb, in which they glorify the redemptive acts of the Lord that they have experienced.

The dragon's beast represents the 'beastly' aspect of human pride in one's own achievements (the 'self-made man') that dwells latently or openly within all of us. 'Standing beside a sea of glass mixed with fire' suggests an intense and perceptive awareness of how we need to be freed from this spiritual pride and its effects.

Moses is a representative of divine law governing our minds, whilst the Lamb represents the power and innocence of divine love seeking to move our hearts.

 

"[They] sang the song of Moses and the song of the Lamb: 'Great and marvellous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty. For you alone are holy. For your righteous acts have been revealed.'"

(chapter 15 verses 3 and 4)