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Pamphlet 1887 Rev. kc 40-2

And when they became "fat and happy", with plenty to eat,
with money in the bank and plush 401k's, and plenty of entertainment,
then they didn't have much time for God.

Rev. 15:1 And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.
[2] And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.
[3] And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.
So it would serve us well before we finish this 15 chapter of Revelation to review the Song of Moses.

The last verse in Deut. 31 gives us the identity of this song.

Deut. 31:30 And Moses spake in the ears of all the congregation of Israel the words of this song, until they were ended.
Do you have ears to hear?
Deut. 32:1 Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.
Listen, both heaven and earth!

And sure enough this song is sung on earth as we read in chapter 14 and sung in heaven as we read in chapter 15.

[2] My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:
His doctrine, His truth, His way shall drop as pure as the purest water,
which is the morning dew, and as the gentle rain which brings fruit to the maturity of harvest.
[3] Because I will publish the name of the LORD: ascribe ye greatness unto our God.
His gospel and His name will be published (proclaimed) throughout all the world (Mark 13:10).
[4] He is the Rock, His work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is He.
Psalm 62:6-7 "He only is my Rock and my salvation: He is my defence; I shall not be moved. [7] In God is my salvation and my glory: the Rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. [8] Trust in Him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before Him: God is a refuge for us. Selah."
Deut. 32:5 They have corrupted themselves, their spot is not the spot of His children: they are a perverse and crooked generation.
The "they" are the "children of disobedience", a perverse and crooked generation.

Their leopard spots do not belong to God's children.

They are the tares of Mat. 13, the offspring of Cain (John 8:44),
those who claim to be God's children but are liars and are of the synagogue of Satan (Rev. 2:9 and 3:9).

[6] Do ye thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? is not He thy Father that hath bought thee? hath He not made thee, and established thee?
He purchased us with His own blood.
[7] Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask thy father, and he will shew thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee.
Ask one who is mature in the Word of God about the things of old that were given for ensamples for us today (1 Cor 10:11).
[8] When the most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.
We now go back to Genesis and see the 8th day man, Adam,
separated from the nations and the boundaries set according to God's will and His plan.
[9] For the LORD'S portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.
But the Lord's portion, His inheritance, is His people and vice versa (Num. 18:20, Deut. 18:2).
[10] He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; He led him about, He instructed him, He kept him as the apple of His eye.
Our Father nourishes and instructs and is as protective of His children as we are of the pupil of our eye,
i.e. instinctive and instant to react.
[11] As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings:
The great eagle is swift and masterful and strong as it spreads its wings to protect
and as it swoops down to bear up its young when it falls while learning to fly.
[12] So the LORD alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him.
Even as God led Israel forty years in the wilderness
and purged an entire idolatrous generation before He took them into the land of milk and honey.
[13] He made him ride on the high places of the earth, that he might eat the increase of the fields; and he made him to suck honey out of the rock, and oil out of the flinty rock;
As He promised Abraham, confirmed in Isaac and again in Jacob, Israel,
that his seed would inherit great national wealth and blessings.

And who is it that has become the wealthiest and most prosperous nation in the history of mankind?

[14] Butter of kine, and milk of sheep, with fat of lambs, and rams of the breed of Bashan, and goats, with the fat of kidneys of wheat; and thou didst drink the pure blood of the grape.
This verse describes the richness of those blessings.

Kine are cows, Bashan means "fruitful", and "kidneys of wheat" are the heart, or white of the wheat.

They were to have the best of the best!

[15] But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he forsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.
Jeshurun is a symbolical name for Ideal Israel, i.e. Upright Israel.

And when they became "fat and happy", with plenty to eat,
with money in the bank and plush 401k's, and plenty of entertainment,
then they didn't have much time for God.

Sound familiar?

But just let the good times cease or calamity befall them and they turn quickly and say "Oh God, please help us!"

So it would seem that when the sun is always shining that God's people soon take it for granted and cease to appreciate its warmth and kindness, until a violent storm comes along and destroys their crop and takes their roof off.

Then hopefully they will return to the Rock of their salvation at which point the storm was truly a blessing.

So here is a question of paramount importance.

When is the last time you heard the Song of Moses, the 32nd chapter of Deuteronomy,
taught in your church, or even read for that matter?

Of course many churches teach that you don't need to know the Book of Revelation
because you're going to fly on out of here before all those events occur.

Therefore they never read the 15th chapter of Revelation
and are completely unaware that the overcomers will be singing the Song of Moses.

I guess their names won't be printed among the choir members in the program directory.

They will be elsewhere getting squeezed in the winepress.

To study the Bible is the noblest of all pursuits; to understand it, the highest of all goals.
We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.

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