Sunday, November 18, 2018


A lot of people - Christian and non-Christian - use this well-worn phrase "God told me to.....". More times often than not, you can tell by their fruit that God told them no such thing! The Holy Spirit, Who IS God, does guide, direct and provide a way for us to do the things we are supposed. If we are living by the Spirit, repentant and close to the Flame, our love for God will never grow cold....and He will speak to us and our Spirit and nudge us towards the things we should know and do. 

There is an unique instance in Scripture where God audibly told His servant Moses to write a song. God always spoke Face to face with Moses as He spoke directly to Samuel, Jeremiah and for three years in the Arabian desert to the Apostle Paul.
The Book of Psalms is both the Prayer and the Song book of the Bible, but there are several instances of the other psalms and prayers in the Bible which are beneficial to the Christian for study and dissecting to find what the Lord is teaching. This song of Moses is very instructional, as well as fearsome and prophetic for the coming rebellion of the people of God, even after He rescued them from the dominion of darkness and slavery.

In Deuteronomy Chapter 31, we come to the end of Moses' long goodbye, counsel and instructions to the several millions assembled and ready to cross the Jordan into the Promised Land. God had told Moses that he (Moses) would never make it across, since the latter had disobeyed Him when God told Moses to speak to the rock. In anger and pride, Moses struck the rock and sealed his earthly fate. God did allow Moses to go up to the mountain called Nebo and view the land from the best birdseye view.

In this chapter of Deuteronomy, the LORD told Moses what would happen when he (Moses) died and went to be with Yahweh and his ancestors. The Almighty said the people would soon return to their pagan ways, wanting to living in the evil and flesh of those around them in the other nations. They will turn their back on God and see the fleeting pleasures of sin for many season. It has always been so with all mankind and even some carnal Christians, who love the things of this world more than they love and worship God.

So God literally told Moses in Deuteronomy 31:19-22  the following:
19 “Now therefore, write this song for yourselves, and teach it to the sons of Israel; put it [on their lips, so that this song may be a witness for Me against the sons of Israel. 20 For when I bring them into the land flowing with milk and honey, which I swore to their fathers, and they have eaten and are satisfied and become prosperous, then they will turn to other gods and serve them, and spurn Me and break My covenant. 21 Then it shall come about, when many evils and troubles have come upon them, that this song will testify before them as a witness (for it shall not be forgotten from the lips of their descendants); for I know their intent which they are developing today, before I have brought them into the land which I swore.” 22 So Moses wrote this song the same day, and taught it to the sons of Israel.

This Song of Moses, therefore, is not some sort of party song or celebration of whatever, it is war-cry, a mournful dirge, a historical recitation of God's goodness to this rebellious and perverted people and the severe discipline which is to come. There is no need to explain the Word of the Lord in this Song of Moses.
“Give ear, O heavens, and let me speak;
And let the earth hear the words of my mouth.
“Let my teaching drop as the rain,
My speech distill as the dew,
As the droplets on the fresh grass
And as the showers on the herb.
“For I proclaim the name of the Lord;
Ascribe greatness to our God!
“The Rock! His work is perfect,
For all His ways are just;
A God of faithfulness and without injustice,
Righteous and upright is He.
“They have acted corruptly toward Him,
They are not His children, because of their defect;
But are a perverse and crooked generation.

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