“Great and marvelous are Your works, O Lord God, the Almighty; Righteous and true are Your ways King of the nations! Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify Your name? For You alone are holy; for ALL THE NATIONS COME AND WORSHIP BEFORE YOU, FOR YOUR RIGHTEOUS ACTS HAVE BEEN REVEALED.” Revelation 15:3-4
Answered prayer turns a cry of panic into a song of triumph. This only happens…EVERY TIME. Great praise is the fruit of the slightest faith. Praise not produced by posing, but by praying, in the face of the enemy. The next time you come to the end of your rope, stop making rope, and race to take your stand next to The Champion, Jesus.
Before The Song of Moses was sung in Heaven, it was birthed in the heart of a leader facing his worst nightmare. Wedged between the charging Egyptian army, and the fleeing people of Israel, Moses took his stand, put on his best Charlton Heston face, and posed as the man with the plan. He didn’t have one.
After telling his people not to fear, Moses ran behind a rock and cried out to God in private, passionate and panicked prayer. Caught in a vise between the expectations of his people and annihilation by the enemy, Moses modeled the greatest leadership principle in the world. He prayed. His words are not revealed, but the spirit of his prayer is on record. Don’t take my word for it.
“Why are you crying out to me? Tell the sons of Israel to go forward.” ~ God - Exodus 14:15
The rest, as they say, is history. The Egyptian army drowned and the people of Israel were saved. This should come as no surprise. After all, history is a record of HIS story, and God loves a happy ending. Read the last chapter. WE WIN!
“When Israel saw the great power which the Lord has used against the Egyptians, the people feared the Lord, and they believed in the Lord, and his servant Moses.” Exodus 14:31
Revelation reveals that The Song of Moses was co-written by The Lamb. He was there in the middle of the crisis by the sea. He was The Champion of the hour, not Moses. The song of praise Moses sang was a direct result of answered prayer. Genuine praise always is.
“And they sang the song of Moses, the bond-servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying…” Revelation 15:3
Praise reveals and exalts the character of God. The Song is filled with powerfully descriptive words that add color and depth to the canvas, painting a whole new portrait of the name of God. They cause insipid references like “The Man Upstairs” to appear as pale pastels in comparison. Before you refer to God as “The Good Lord” you might want to upgrade Him to Great!
“Great and marvelous are Your works, O Lord God, the Almighty; Righteous and true are Your ways, King of the nations!” Revelation 15:3
NOTE TO SELF: Take every crisis you face on earth as an opportunity to glorify God in Heaven. Turn your panic into prayer, and The Champion will turn your prayer into praise. TALK LESS! PRAY MORE!