02 The Last Song of Moses in English


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well good morning again and we're gonna take up this study of the song of Moses and we didn't finish with part 1 last week and so we're gonna go back to that if I can figure out where we ended up maybe someone put mark on their notes going back to Deuteronomy 32 and the reason why I have 1798 slash 1989 is because I consider that the time of the end because of the phrases desert land and how a waste howling wilderness that's where the scripture says God found him God found Jacob Israel in a desert land and the waste howling wilderness he led him about and he instructed him he kept him as the apple of his eye and of course you have the references there to revelation 12:6 and 4 which mentions the wilderness but I want to take us to Exodus 3 for a moment Exodus 3 just to show how God found Moses himself in the wilderness because Moses it started more or less the beginning of of ancient Israel excluding of course a time of Abraham and and Isaac and Jacob but Exodus 3 1 through 4 says and Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father-in-law the priest of Midian and he led the flock to the backside of the desert and came to the mountain of God even to Horeb and the angel of the Lord appeared unto Him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush and he looked and behold the bush burned with fire and the bush was not consumed and Moses said I will now turn aside and see this great sight why why the bush is not burnt just for the sake of the word desert I have those scriptures in there a lot could be said about that but that's not our point and then I connected that to early writings 229 about William Miller God sent his angel to move upon the heart of a former who had not believed the Bible to lead him to search the prophecies angels of God repeated repeatedly visited that chosen one to guide his mind and open to his understanding prophecies which had ever been dark to God's people the commencement of the chain of truth was given to him and he was led to search led on to search for link after link until he looked with Wonder and admiration upon the Word of God he saw there a perfect chain of truth that word which he had regarded as uninspired now opened before his vision in its beauty and glory he saw that one portion of Scripture explained another and when one passage was closed to his understanding he found in another part of the word that which explained it he regarded the sacred Word of God with joy and with respect with deep respect and all that's I wish Adventists would appreciate such portions of the spirit of prophecy like that as as they should and as that has been our downfall as a church okay so going on past that to Exodus or rather Deuteronomy 32 12 says so the Lord alone did lead him and there was no strange God with him and this might seem odd but I'm going to connect that with Deuteronomy 11 39 yes rather Daniel yes Daniel Daniel 11 39 now I know that that Daniel 11 39 is primarily speaking about the papacy and it says does shall he do in the most strongholds with a strange God whom he shall acknowledge and increase with knowledge I'm sorry and increased with glory and he shall cause them to rule over many and shall divide the land for gain so as I understand this on a very superficial maybe you might say depth as the papacy begins to uphold and exalt a strange God the rest of the world will follow the papacy as they wander after the Beast and so in an in a one sense the in the Adventist Church ends up following a strange God I mean you can see this beginning to happen anyway when you look at and I'd hardly ever look at it but we I mean my wife and I we received the is that do they still call it the Adventist world I call it the world the Adventists but journey's or something like that okay and you can see them up holding UN ideologies okay what's this agenda I forgot the number its agenda something or another okay that that nonsense comes from the UN so and then you had you hear voices here and there in Adventism like I said I hardly ever hear anything from them anymore but you know they're more and more subtly bringing in and sometimes outright bringing in the LGBT thing and the gauge and all that nonsense these are strange gods okay but they will do it this is pointy I mean the phrase strange God is mentioned one more time at least in Deuteronomy 32 as we will see later okay this is leading up to the exaltation of Sunday at the Sunday law all right so so there was no strange God in in the beginning of the Advent movement there was no strange God you know you could you could you could dig into just a phrase trains God itself and gain a lot of light just from that okay but let's continue Deuteronomy 32 now Deuteronomy 32 verses 13 and 14 says butter of kine yeah I'm sorry but 13 he made him ride on the high places of the earth which would be connected to Isaiah 58 you know who cause he to ride upon the high places okay so he made him to 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 you know I look at verses 13 and 14 especially especially as in a spiritual sense God feeding his people whether you're looking at the advent movement I'm sorry the millerite movement from 1798 to 1844 especially 1842 44 or whether you're looking at this movement from 1989 okay 9/11 this is the rich spiritual food that is being described here he made him to 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 you have the holy spirit being poured out their butter of kine and milk of sheep with fat of lambs and Rams of the breed of bation you know if you've ever just looked up bei Shan are this phrase you know the breed of bacon there's in the commentaries or somewhere what I've read that the breed of bation was they consider evidently that was a very healthy beautiful breed of of goats and you know that kind of of animal okay like you would look at the what's those horses they're the breed of horses that run there and the race horses there in Tennessee third the third what the Arabian horses the you know all this that kind of thing alright so going on to let's see yeah Jeremiah 15 verse 16 Jeremiah 15:16 just for a moment there or Jeremiah expresses eating the word thy words were found in I did to eat them and I where it was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart for I am called by thy name o Lord God of hosts and in Psalm 19 verses 7 through 11 Psalm 19 7 through 11 the law of the Lord is perfect converting the soul the testimony of the Lord is sure making wise the simple the statutes of the Lord are right rejoicing the heart the commandment of the Lord is pure enlightening the eyes the fear of the Lord is clean enduring forever the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether more to be desired are they than gold yea than much fine gold sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb moreover by them as I as I servant and in keeping of them there is great reward okay that kind of thing and in first Corinthians 10 verses 3 & 4 first Corinthians 10 verses 3 & 4 speaking of ancient Israel Paul says and did eat all the same spiritual meat and did all drink the same spiritual drink for they drank of that spiritual rock that followed them and that rock was Christ Jesus and then you have the statement there from great controversy about milk William Miller's experience this is from great controversy page 319 320 I saw that the Bible did bring to view just such a savior as I needed how can any Adventists read this without their heart being touched and I was perplexed to find how an uninspired book should develop principles so perfectly adapted to the wants of a fallen world I was constrained to admit that the Scriptures must be a revelation from God they became my delight and in Jesus I found a friend and you're gonna say these people were legalists fanatics really the Savior became to me the chiefest among ten thousand and the scriptures which before were dark and contradictory now became the lamp to my feet and light to my path my mind became settled and satisfied satisfied I found the Lord God to be a rock in the midst of the ocean of life the Bible now became my chief study and I can truly say I searched it with great delight I found the half was never told me I wondered why I had not seen its beauty and glory before and marveled that I could have ever rejected it this is a man this is a man that mocked his relatives who were preachers godly preachers when he was young well that's what William Miller did when he was young before he was converted all right he's a changed man I found everything I everything revealed that my heart could desire and a remedy for every disease of the soul I lost all taste for other reading and applied my heart to get wisdom from God Miller publicly professed his faith in the religion he had despised but his n Fidelis o shi'ites were not slow to bring forward all those arguments which he himself had often urged against the divine authority of the scriptures he was not then prepared to answer them but he reasoned that if the Bible is there is a revelation from God it must be consistent with itself and that as it was given for a man's instruction it must be adapted to his understanding he determined to study the scriptures for himself an ass for tame it a certain if every apparent contradiction could not be harmonized and again that was great controversy 3:19 - 3:20 and then the warning I'm connecting this of course his next statement from review and Herald April 14th 1903 a statement were well familiar with in this movement connecting that with the phrase in Deuteronomy 30 to 15 they well I meant 3213 actually the rock there but also you have the rock in verse 15 we'll cover that here in a moment verse 15 and also 18 but it says here in review and Herald April 14th 1903 the warning has come nothing is to be allowed to come in that will disturb the foundation of the faith upon which we have been building ever since the message came in 1842 and 1843 and 1844 I was in this message and ever since I have been standing before the world true to the light that God has given us we do not to take our feet off the platform on which they were placed as day by day we sought the Lord with earnest prayer seeking for light do you think that I could give up the light that God has given me it is to be as the rock of ages' and these two charts are the Rock of Ages they are the same thing as a message that came in 1842 and 1843 and 1844 it has been guiding me ever since it was given brothers and sisters brothers and sisters God lives and reigns and works today his hand is on the wheel Ezekiel's wheels and in his Providence he is turning the wheel Ezekiel's wheels in accordance with his own will let not men fasten themselves to document saying what they will do or what or what they will not do let them fasten themselves to the Lord God of heaven then the light of heaven will shine into the soul temple and we shall see the salvation of God alright let's now go to our part two and before we get into part two before we get into part two you can compare patriarchs and prophets 468 okay these two are basically the same one statement is in prophets and kings and the other is in patriarchs and prophets prophets and kings 394 patriarchs and prophets 468 they are essentially the same just a little bit differently worded 1 describes the song of Moses the second song of Moses as a summary of God's dealings with Israel and a rehearsal of the events of the future okay and patriarchs and prophets 468 describes them pretty much the same way as death but she also adds the words historical and prophetic so the rehearsal would be the historic and the prophetic would be the events of the future but in addition to that will you have in the book of Acts of the Apostles 583 let's go to that quickly I'm sorry you may not have well yes you should have that with you we're studying actual the Apostles for the Sabbath School lesson Acts of the Apostles paid 583 yes yes yes so it says John was strengthened to live in the presence of his glorified Lord then before his wandering vision opened the glories of heaven this is speaking of John the Revelator he was permitted to see the throne of God and looking beyond the conflicts of Earth to behold the white roamed right white robed throng of the redeemed he heard the music of the heavenly angels and the triumphant songs of those who had overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony and the revelation given to him there was unfolded scene after scene of thrilling interest in the experience of the people of God and the history of the church foretold to the very close of time in figures and symbols subjects of vast importance were presented to John which he was to record that the people of God living in his age and in future ages might have an intelligent understanding of the perils and conflicts before them so in the Acts of the Apostles passage you she is describing the book of Revelation as scenes of thrilling interest in the experience of the people of God that would be the past and the history of the church foretold to the very close of time whereas in patriarchs and prophets speaking of the song of Moses this song was not only historical but prophetic while it recounted the wonderful dealings of God with his people in the past it also foreshadowed the great events of the future the final victory of the faithful when Christ shall comes the second time in power and great glory so in in one way she is paralleling by her own words the song of Moses with the book of Revelation all right I think that is interesting now another thing before we go any further into the notes I didn't take time to actually I haven't thought a lot about this but I think this would be readily seen so I'm gonna ask questions from the from the little audience here this morning what is the meaning of Genesis it's beginning but there's something Larry but Larry could you look up to anyone here for that matter could you look up could someone look up the word Genesis it's a little bit more a little bit more to it than just beginnings I looked it up this morning and but I didn't have time to write it down it means it's not a very long definition to what these are wanted I saw it means the origin or mode of formation of something origin or mode of formation of something motive formation yes or can also mean in the can also be too mean be born okay all right so it's telling you how how something got started more or less all right and by the way why am I just listing these two here because they are the five books of Moses these are what we normally think of in the any any Christian Church as the five books of Moses even though we know he wrote the book and we as Adventists know he wrote the book of Job were not counting it here all right and Exodus if you could sum up the book of Exodus in just a few words what would you say where Exodus just it just just the word Exodus should tell us something there they're exiting Egypt what else but what happened after what's the main ravine after leaving Egypt the giving of the law right anything else that's about it really I mean there are other things there's other laws but anyway what about Leviticus Leviticus I I would look as maybe organization more or less would that be right all right priesthood okay well how about numbers I would say the first thing comes to my mind rebellion you see rebellion exhibited over and over again and God's judgments upon those who rebelled and what about Deuteronomy what does Deuteronomy mean he's good Moses gave the law again he's we this is a rehearsal I mean the fact that you have the song of Moses at the end the second song of Moses as it knows at the end and that is partly a rehearsal okay but mainly Deuteronomy is should mean to all Christians the the giving of the law I should say we give him value say the giving of the law again the definition is copy or repetition okay that's not a better way to put reputation of the law I spell repetition art our AP okay alright but you can even see just in Genesis to Deuteronomy you can see there if you if I was to put that on the line you could easily put all that on the line alright now one couple of the things how many books are I mean how many chapters are there in Genesis 50 how many chapters in Exodus Leviticus numbers and Deuteronomy what's that I'm sorry I meant to put 27 I meant I was thinking up 36 Oh all right and then 34 add them up anybody with your calculator or your pencil 187 what does a 187 represent all right I don't see that as an accident one more thing from Exodus 15 to Deuteronomy 32 now is that what I wanted to say yeah yeah yeah that is what I wanted to say how many chapters you got hundred twenty-one I counted one hundred okay I guess that depends on how you want to if you if you're counting it inclusively that counted 120 all simple subtraction oh yeah I'm counting like I'm not counting 15 I'm going 15 ok then like you were doing like years okay so yeah you could say 1 21 but I'm going to say 120 if you want to count the int are one of the ends so and in Moses was the height was Hamo how old when he died it 120 so you can just you can see in Deuteronomy 32 or both the songs of Moses yeah they both saw Moses okay yeah now my main point with all of this even bring this up when you consider the 187 and it ends there at Exodus 30 no see it's all the books all the books as 187 chapters excuse me and so it in and also and I questioned this yet last Sabbath and I wasn't sure but I'm sure now because if you go to now I'll bet you I won't be able to find it but as somewhere in these chapters oh yeah yeah if you look at Deuteronomy 32 and verse 48 after giving after teaching them the song of Moses verse 48 says and the Lord spake unto Moses that self same day okay and then in verse 50 he says and died in the mount whither thou goest up and be gathered to thy people etc so the last words that God gave that Moses gave to Israel was the song of Moses and of course in verse in chapter 33 this is similar to the blessing that if I'm not mistaken I think I'm correcting this that a Jacob gave to his sons before he died it's a blessing because verse chapter 33 verse 2 says rather first one and this is the blessing we're with Moses the men of God bless the children of Israel before his death so anyway suffice it to say that you have the song of Moses they're the very day that Moses died no I'm not sure what significance all the significance of that and then you have coupled with that you have the 187 the total number of books have being 187 July 18th there's something there it's it almost seemed like Moses dies on July 18th so chapter 33 has to take place before he dies yep so chapter 32 is kind of like the curse chapter 23 is the blessing yes you have to include chapter 33 with chapter 32 okay I know where you're going with this oh yeah they'd often yeah Jeff and I talked about this a week or so ago so you know you have Exodus 15 and Deuteronomy 32 from one to the other you have 120 to 120 tap turns but also if you combine Exodus 15 with Deuteronomy 30 if you want to combine it with 33 you have Deuteronomy here all right so the 15 33 is possibly it's all the same thing right it's all to its apprehend it all happens the same day so at first I thought I'm kind of fudging it a little bit you know because if you don't count 33 then it would be 15 32 but if you count 33 then it's 15 33 all this not confusing but yes Deborah my wife said that 32 touches 33 okay that's the self-same day's gonna die but you know 33 had to take place in the history of 32 yes and so did 34 the final chapter because that is where he dies so chapter 32 possesses 30 to 33 and 34 so you can do 15 33 but you also have 34 there and 34 ideas of close of probation that I consider that also yes yeah so you have 34 yep yep are the events of the future events of it's a rehearsal in the past and a prophecy of the future okay so that's what we have and you can also say as far as the 120 is concerned 120 is pointing towards the flood the 100 120 years before the flood so you can justly say that the in the life of Moses and the history of of ancient Israel you have all of that how can I say it correctly all of that happens the hundred 20 years before the flood on a spiritual level all right so all right so part two Deuteronomy 32 15 and I've got only 21 minutes left yeah okay verse 15 but gesture on just run is another name for Israel as you see in your notes and it means prosperous and the Lord prospered ancient Israel the Lord prospered the millerite movement the Lord prospered the early advent movement all right but just run 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 lot there so what I've done is if you will go with me to First Samuel chapter 2 First Samuel chapter 2 what I'm going to show you here is only half the story this morning okay there because you have to continue we won't read it because we're not there yet but this little incident is more contains more to it than verses 27 to 30 you'd have to be to do eventually we'll read to the end of the chapter but verses 27 to 30 First Samuel 2 says and there came a man there came a man of God unto Eli and said unto Him thus saith the Lord did I plainly appear unto the house of thy father when he when they were in Egypt in Pharaoh's house and did I choose him out of all the tribes of Israel to be my priests to offer upon mine altar to burn incense to wear an ephod before me and did I give unto the house of thy father all the offerings made by fire of the children of Israel wherefore kick ok connecting that with wax fad and kick in Deuteronomy 30 to 15 where for kick he at my sacrifice and mine offering which I have commanded in my habitation and onerous die sons above me to make yourselves fat with the chiefest of all the offerings of Israel my people where for the Lord God of Israel say as I said indeed that thy house and the house of thy father should walk before me for ever but now the Lord saith be it far from me for them that honor me I will honor and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed all right like I said we'll go to the end of this later in as we could continue this but probably won't be until a few days from now but there is a connection there when he says you know where for kicks he had my sacrifice and so there back in Deuteronomy 30 Deuteronomy 32 but just run waxed fat this is this is this is describing of course a rebellion all right Jethro just run ancient Israel waxed fat and kicked and also they forsook God which made him and lightly esteemed the rock of his salvation and so you have in 1st Samuel 2 he says and they despised me this is the sons of Eli they despise me and end but it says data despise me shall be lightly esteemed and theirs there comes a result it comes a judgment because of that which we'll see later on in this study but now I want to read from back to your notes there from last day events 234 235 those who do not now appreciate study and dearly prized the Word of God spoken by his servants will have cause to mourn bitterly Hereafter I saw that the Lord in judgment will at the close of time walk through the earth the fearful plagues will begin to fall then those who have despised God's Word those who have lied Leigha steamed it shall wander from sea to sea and whenever you say the spiritualism that's the sad Lord of spiritualism that's lightly esteeming it at the very least but it continues and shall wander from sea to sea and from North even to the East they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord and shall not find it a famine is in the land for hearing the word now you'll notice I have verse 36 and I didn't mean to go that far that soon but since it's there and you won't you won't wonder we're gonna go a little bit further here well mayor's will read all the way to verse 36 let's go ahead and back to 1st Samuel 2 starting at verse 31 we'll come back to this at a later time but we'll read it now so you'll get get where I'm going with this behold the day's come that I will cut off thine arm he's saying this to Eli and the arm of thy father's house that there shall not be an old man in thine house and thou shalt see an enemy in thy habitation in all the wealth which God shall give Israel and there shall not be an old man in thine house for ever and the man of thine whom I shall not cut off from mine altar shall be to consume thine eyes and to grieve thine heart and all the increase of thine house shall die in the flower of their age and this shall be a sign unto thee that shall come upon thy two sons on hophni and Phinehas in one day they shall die both of them and I will raise me up a faithful priest that shall do according to that which is in mine heart and in my mind and I will build him a sure house and he shall walk before mine anointed for ever and this is the part here that I'm most interested in I noticed a lot there but this last verse I'm most interested in and it shall come to pass that every one that has left in nine house shall come and Crouch to him for a piece of silver and a morsel of bread and shall say put me I pray thee into one of the priests offices that I may eat a piece of bread now kind of strange words there see if you can see a connection between that and the verses you notice in that statement that we read from last day events where sister white what is she quoting in that last part of it from Amos 8:12 a famine so let's go to keep your finger there in 1st Samuel - and go to Amos 8 behold a leaven behold the days come saith the Lord God that I will send a famine in the land not a famine of bread not a nor a thirst for water but of hearing the words of the Lord and they shall wonder from sea to sea and from North even to the east they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord and shall not find it in that day shall the fair virgins and young men faint for thirst they that swear by the sin of Samaria say thy God o Dan liveth and the manner of Beersheba liveth even they shall fall and never rise again the main point I'm trying to bring out of there is that verse 36 of Samuel - seems to be describing the same thing as an aimless age let me read verse 36 again and it shall come to pass that every one that is left in the in thine house shall come in crouch to him for a piece of silver and a morsel of bread and shall say put me I pray thee in one of the priests offices that I may eat piece of bread there seems to be little food there he says you know are there seems to be a famine has it were and does that make sense to you all right all right like I said we're gonna come back to that story at a later time in this study all right going back to Deuteronomy 32 and verse 15 and we're going to read now selected messages book 2 pages 15 and pages 115 and 116 and I'm reading this because of the phrase in Deuteronomy 32 15 it says they forsook God which made him they forsook God which made him all right the theories will continually will be continually agitated to divert the mind to unsettle the faith those who have had the actual experience in unfolding the prophecies have been made what they are today seventh-day Adventist by these prophecies that's all I'm going to read on on that passage but I just I'm just emphasizing the fact that it says today they first forsook God which made him now God made us but you can view that two ways and they're both correct he made us a people as it says in the statement we just read from selected messages book 2 but also he created us the issue of God creating us as simple as that may sound as obvious as that may may sound has a I believe a deeper broader significance in what than what is apparent on the surface because when you and we all know this as 7th evidence we should know this I have to guard myself about saying that we should say we should all know this but evidently some the majority of 7th evidence don't understand the basics of Adventism but we all know this that for example when in the first angels message it says fear God and give glory to him for the hour of his judgment has come and worship them and worship Him that made heaven and earth to see in the fountains of waters that last part what case do we make what point do we make on that last part of that Sabbath okay even though the word Sabbath is not in there it was a worship Him that made a raid or created the heavens and the earth all right so when Deuteronomy 32 is saying they forsook God which made him this is implying several things including the issue of the Sabbath now let me also give you more information and where this is can is headed towards there's a there is beginning and has this has been growing more and more and more throughout the past who tell who can know how many years but it's gonna it's gonna really be accentuated on May 14th is what we're expecting ok May 14th when the Pope begins to exalt a God whom his father's knew not the exalt a God before the world that is a mother nature and I hate to even say that name of that God from there from South America whether it sounds so Pachamama okay that's where this is headed towards okay like I said a little while ago Adventist even in their publications at least dub the big church I know you have some you have some conservatives in Adventism now that they want nothing to do with that nonsense and I say amen to that I'm saying in the bigger scope of things in the Adventist Church more and more especially the young people are being brainwashed in regards to a debate they're preparing them to receive the mark of the beast by exalting and bringing up and teaching the the principles that come from the UN who that the UN does promote nature worship alright a lot of things involved in just at one verse all right so oh yes I'm dwelling a lot on I know I may be going slow for some people but there's there's so much here that I feel compelled to bring up we're talking about the apostasy of the Adventist Church here okay that's at a very simple level and we're also talking about the apostasy that has been going on among the people who used to be in this movement so this statement from this we're going here to page 2 of your notes this statement from Acts of the Apostles pages 582 581 has been very important to me for for some years now because I mean you can take this and place it at every reformatory movement but especially in Adventism and especially late in the appositive the apostasy that has occurred watch this now let me kind of preface this before we read this when you go to Acts of the Apostles okay and you read the the two pages two or so pages prior to these pages here sister white is describing the early Christian Church basically she was saying they're going forth conquering and to conquer like Revelation book of Revelation chapter 2 says of that the apt of the book of or the Church of Ephesus alright going forward to conquer and to conquer I mean they were doing a good work but now sadly to say but after a time the zeal of the believers began to wane and a love for God and for one another grew less coldness crept into the church some forgot the wonderful manner in which they had received the truth one by one the old standard bearers fell at their post some of the younger workers who might have shared the burdens of these pioneers and thus have been prepared for wise leadership had become weary of oft-repeated truths and their desire for something novel and startling they attempted to introduce new phases of doctrine you could put a slash right there new gods how to say there in verse 17 they sacrificed unto devils not to God to gods whom they knew not to new gods that came newly up whom your father is feared not continuing on Acts of the Apostles there in their desire for something novel and startling they attempted to introduce new phases of doctrine more pleasing to many minds but not in harmony with the fundamental principles of the gospel in their self-confidence and spiritual blindness they failed to discern that these selfish trees would cause many to question the experiences of the past and would thus lead to confusion and unbelief as these false doctrines were urged differences sprang up and the eyes of many returned from beholding Jesus as the author and finisher of their faith the discussion of unimportant points of doctrine can you think of some unimportant points of doctrine you know and I'm not we're not talking to here about necessarily about heresies just unimportant points of doctrine making them a mountain about making a mountain out of a molehill and the contemplation of pleasing fables of man's invention occupied time that should have been spent in proclaiming the gospel and this reminds me of the past several years in this movement occupied time that should have been spent in proclaiming the gospel the masses that might have been convicted and converted by a faithful presentation of the truth were left unwarned piety was rapidly waning and Satan seemed about to gain the ascendancy over those who claim to be followers of Christ I'm telling you is a lot here now let me I may be venturing out here too far here but maybe going out of the scope of this of this study but I'm gonna bring us back here to to this over here sister white describes the book of Revelation as the experience of God's people and the history of the church foretold to the close of time if you were to take Acts of the Apostles and this passage that we just read sister white soon after that begins to describe the experience of John that he was exiled they tried to kill him there by dipping him too into a cauldron of oil but they couldn't kill him so they exiled him there into the Isle of Patmos and that's where he wrote the book of Revelation now if I can remember my thoughts from months ago you can take that little example and you can apply that to Christ being in the tomb okay and then afterwards when he was resurrected he and ascended up in heaven great light came upon the early church you can take it and put it with Moses Moses being up in the mount there in I think Exodus 32 what sister white says about it in patriarchs and prophets so my point here is that soon after all of this apostasy and you have in one way or another God's servant where you're talking about Moses whether you're talking about John and others throughout the you know all the reformatory movements after this this this apostasy this darkness then God big it seems to be a pattern that God reveals great light to the church all right that's my main point with all of this all right a little bit further here from your view preview concerning the rock of his salvation actually I have this very repeating the statement that we read from review and Herald April 14th 1903 for a for just because we read it just a few minutes ago where it speaks of that the light that God has given us as to be as the rock of ages' all right his hand is on the wheel in his Providence and in his Providence he is turning the wheel in accordance with his with his own will this is the wheels of Ezekiel chapter 1 Deuteronomy 32 16 they provoked him to jealousy with strange gods with abominations provoked they him to anger turn quickly to Ezekiel 8 verse 3 Ezekiel 8 verse 3 speaking of the same thing and he put forth the form of an hand this is Ezekiel Darren vision and he put forth the form of a hand and took me by the lock of mine head and the spirit lifted me up between the earth and the heaven and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem to the door of the inner gate that looketh toward the north where was the seat of the image of jealousy which provoked us to jealousy this is the same thing as there in Deuteronomy 32 16 they provoked him to jealousy with strange gods and abominations provoked they him to anger and strange means to commit adultery there's a spiritual adultery there of course you have the references there there too as with 1044 and first Kings eleven eight the men of Israel marrying strange wives abominations means something disgusting especially idolatry and idol anger means indignation so the 2520 is there implied so we're out of time but I want to again emphasize where we're going with this the issue when we take this up again the next time the issue of jealousy figures very prominently in the song of Moses I'm speaking of God's jealousy oh and by the way Jeff mentioned this morning yeah about Elijah was Elijah there in first Kings 18 when he meant when he read this I thought of I thought of this here remember Elijah said I am very jealous I've been very jealous for yes chapter 19 okay yeah let's go there because I want to make the connection because it speaks to this it's the same thing as this here yeah and he said verse 14 and he said I have been very jealous for the Lord God of hosts because the children of Israel have have forsaken thy covenant this is what this is what we're talking about here and Deuteronomy in deuteronomy 32 the the people of God have forsaken God's covenant okay thrown down thine altars and slain thy prophets with the sword and I even I only am left and they seek my life to take it away and I thought the word provoke was in there but the word jealousy is there so going back to Deuteronomy 32 the word jealousy figures a lot in to this song of Moses jealousy and the word provoking because we'll find that God's people provoke him they provoke God to jealousy and what is the result of that what happens this is where we're going in this study what happens when God's jealousy is provoked we'll see the next time let's pray our Father in our God whose name is jealous Lord we thank you for the clarity of thy word we thank you that you have shown us the history of thy people and that you are showing us also the future of thy people and as we consider the song of Moses we pray that you would indeed show us these things and show us also father the result of provoking you to jealousy so that we may be warned and prepared for the conflict the greatest conflict this world has ever seen the great crisis of the ages and prepared also to welcome our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ when he comes in the clouds of heaven we thank you dear father for hearing our prayer and granting our request in the name of thy Son Jesus Christ we pray amen