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They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding,

and they that murmured shall learn doctrine. ó Isaiah 29:24

So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense,

and caused them to understand the reading. ó Nehemiah 8:8

March 1, 2007

Volume 6 Number 5

Sing the New Song!

Just before the seven last plagues were revealed to John, God showed him a scene of a great celebration for those who had "gotten the victory" over the "beast," his image, his mark, and the number of his name:

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. -Revelation 15

They sang the songs of victory:

3 And 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, you King of saints.

4 Who shall not fear you, O Lord, and glorify your name? for you only are holy: for all nations shall come and worship before you; for your judgments are made known. -Revelation 15

The "song of Moses" is a song of victory. Moses and Israel sang the song after Yahweh had miraculously parted the Red Sea to save them from the approaching Egyptian army:

1 Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto Yahweh, and spoke, saying, I will sing to Yahweh, for he has triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider has he thrown into the sea. -Exodus 15

After singing to Yahweh about His great physical victory of their enemy, they continued singing. Using Yah, the short form of the name of God, they also praised Him for the spiritual victory that He has won for His people:

2 Yah is my strength and song, and he has become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him a habitation; my fatherís God, and I will exalt him. -Exodus 15

The song is sung over and over again. Yah is my strength, my song, my salvation, and my God. He is the exalted "right hand of Yahweh:"

13 You have thrust violently at me that I might fall: but Yahweh helped me.

14 Yah is my strength and song, and has become my salvation.

15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of Yahweh does valiantly.

16 The right hand of Yahweh is exalted: the right hand of Yahweh does valiantly.

17 I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of Yah. -Psalms 118

The song of praise continues:

2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for Yah Yahweh is my strength and my song; he also has become my salvation.

3 Therefore with joy shall you draw water out of the wells of salvation.

4 And in that day shall you say, Praise Yahweh, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted.

5 Sing unto Yahweh; for he has done excellent things: this is known in all the earth.

6 Cry out and shout, you inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of you. -Isaiah 12

The song prophetically declares that Yah is God and that He "has become my salvation." The name that means "Yah is salvation" is translated from the Hebrew language into English as "Yahshua." His name has also been translated from Hebrew through the Greek and Latin languages into English as "Jesus." Yah is the Savior and He is God.

John the Baptist calls Yahshua "the Lamb of God" who takes away sins:

29 The next day John saw Yahshua coming to him, and said, Behold the Lamb of God, which takes away the sin of the world. -John 1

Therefore, the "song of the Lamb" is the song of Yah the Savior, who takes away the sin of the world. It is a song of victory over the sin of false worship. Those who sing it have gotten the victory over the "beast." Unlike many in the world, they were not deceived into worshipping him as God and accepting him as their Savior.

Through Yahshua the Messiah, the victory is beyond winning a physical battle. Even though we may face many troubles and hardships or even lose our physical lives, we know the Messiah died for us and that He is now alive, making intercession for us. Through Him that loves us, we are "more than conquerors:"

34 Who is he that condemns? It is the Messiah that died, yes rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.

35 Who shall separate us from the love of the Messiah? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

36 As it is written, For your sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. -Romans 8

Because of His great love for us, Yahshua made intercession for us with God. He shed His blood to cleanse us from our sin. By shedding His blood, He made us both kings and priests. He thereby gave us the authority by the power of His name to come directly into the presence of God, without the help of another intercessor:

5 And from Yahshua the Messiah, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

6 And has made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and power forever and ever. Amen. -Revelation 1

Yahshua the Messiah shed His blood as the "Lamb of God." He became the sacrifice for our sins, winning for us the victory over the deceiving power of Satan:

9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceives the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Messiah: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. -Revelation 12

Those who are able to sing the "new song" know that it is by the power of the blood of the Lamb of God that Satan is conquered. Through the salvation of Yah, we are thereby redeemed back to God:

6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.

7 And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.

8 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of incense, which are the prayers of saints.

9 And they sung a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for you were slain, and have redeemed us to God by your blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;

10 And have made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. -Revelation 5

Yahweh has revealed His right arm to us. He has shown us His salvation:

1 O sing unto Yahweh a new song; for he has done marvelous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, have gotten him the victory.

2 Yahweh has made known his salvation: his righteousness has he openly shown in the sight of the heathen.

3 He has remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel: all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.

4 Make a joyful noise unto Yahweh, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.

5 Sing unto Yahweh with the harp; with the harp, and the voice of a psalm.

6 With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before Yahweh, the King.

7 Let the sea roar, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

8 Let the floods clap their hands: let the hills be joyful together

9 Before Yahweh; for he comes to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity. -Psalms 98

Therefore, let us all sing the new song. It is the song of the Lamb of God, who is the salvation of Yah. Regardless of our circumstances, our heartaches, and our grief, we know that Yahshua has won the victory!

 

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