Revelation 15 Daily DevotionalApril 16, 2016
Today’s Reading – Revelation 15
Seven Angels With Seven Plagues
I saw in heaven another great and marvelous sign: seven angels with the seven last plagues—last, because with them God’s wrath is completed. 2 And I saw what looked like a sea of glass glowing with fire and, standing beside the sea, those who had been victorious over the beast and its image and over the number of its name. They held harps given them by God 3 and sang the song of God’s servant Moses and of the Lamb:
“Great and marvelous are your deeds,
Lord God Almighty.
Just and true are your ways,
King of the nations.[a]
4 Who will not fear you, Lord,
and bring glory to your name?
For you alone are holy.
All nations will come
and worship before you,
for your righteous acts have been revealed.”[b]
5 After this I looked, and I saw in heaven the temple—that is, the tabernacle of the covenant law—and it was opened. 6 Out of the temple came the seven angels with the seven plagues. They were dressed in clean, shining linen and wore golden sashes around their chests. 7 Then one of the four living creatures gave to the seven angels seven golden bowls filled with the wrath of God, who lives for ever and ever. 8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from his power, and no one could enter the temple until the seven plagues of the seven angels were completed.
Live – I love the little phrase, they sang the song of God’s servant Moses and of the Lamb. Only one song is sung, but this song goes by two titles, the song of Moses and the song of the Lamb. The two titles refer to a single song. Here is a perfect union between law and love, between the Old Covenant and the New Covenant. There are many indicators in this chapter to the Exodus of Israel and the deliverance from bondage. We see plagues, Moses, the tabernacle, and the cloud of God’s glory. Herein today we have the ultimate Exodus, the freedom of God’s people from a sinful and persecuting world.
Pray – Father, You are making all things right. One day the lion will indeed lie down with the Lamb. Today I want to sing the song of Moses and the song of the Lamb… “Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are your ways, King of the nations. Who will not fear you, Lord, and bring glory to your name? For you alone are holy.
All nations will come and worship before you, for your righteous acts have been revealed.” In Jesus strong name I pray…and sing. Amen.