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Sixth Edition, 1915
By Dr. John Thomas (first edition written 1861)



Chapter 15

Section 4

The Song of Moses



"And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of the Deity".

The following is the song of Moses, which was sung by Moses and the Israelites, standing by the Red Sea, through which they had just passed; and which they now surveyed with feelings of triumph, as the tomb of Pharaoh's host. It is a memorial of the nation's deliverance from the Egyptians, and prophetic of its future salvation under the lead of the prophet like unto Moses, and the Saints.

The translation of king James' bishops, I have "diligently compared" with the original, and "revised;" it will be found, I think, an improvement upon the Common Version. I have transferred the titles of the ETERNAL POWER; and translated them in the bracketed spaces following. Thus they sang, saying:

1. "I will sing to YAHWEH, (He who shall be) for He is greatly exalted:

The horse and His rider he hath cast into the sea.

 2. YAH (an abbreviated form of Yahweh) is my strength and my song

And He hath become my salvation!

He is my AlL (Strength, or Power), and Him will I extol;

My fathers' ELOHIM (MIGHTY ONES), and Him will I exalt.

3. YAHWEH is a Man of war; YAHWEH is His name.

4.  Pharaoh's chariots and hosts He cast into the sea; His chosen captains also He drowned in the Red Sea.

5. The roaring billows covered them; They went down to the bottom as a stone.

6. Thy right hand, O YAHWEH, is glorious in power; Thy right hand, O YAHWEH, hath crushed the foe.

7.  And in the greatness of Thine excellency, Thou hast overthrown Thine adversaries! Thou sentest forth Thy burning anger, It shall consume them as stubble.

8. And by the blast of Thy nostrils the waters were heaped up The floods stood erect as a heap;

The depths congealed in the midst of the sea.

9.  The enemy said ,I will pursue; I will overtake;

I will divide the spoil;

My lust shall be satisfied upon them:

I will draw my sword; my hand shall destroy them.

10. Thou didst blow with Thy spirit, the sea covered them; They sank like lead in the mighty waters.

11. Who is like unto Thee among the mighty ones (Ailim), YAIIWEH! Who like Thee glorious in holiness,

Terrible, worthy of praises, doing wonders?

12. Thou stretchedst out Thy right hand, The earth swallowed them up.

13. Thou hast led forth in Thy goodness the people whom Thou hast redeemed;

Thou hast conducted in Thy might to the habitation of Thy holiness.

14. Peoples shall hear; and they shall tremble; Terror seized the inhabitants of Palestina.

15. Then the Dukes of Edom shall be affrighted; Trembling shall seize the mighty ones of Moab; All the inhabitants of Canaan shall be dissolved.

16.There shall fall upon them terror and dread;

By the greatness of Thy power they shall be still as a stone;

Until, O YAHWEH Thy people pass over;

Until the people whom Thou hast purchased pass over.

17. Thou wilt bring them in, and plant them, In the mountain of Thy inheritance;

The place, O YAWWEH. Thou hast made for thee to dwell in;

The holy place, O ADONAI (noun plural, Lords) Thy hands have established.

18.YAHWEH shall reign for the Olahm (the Hidden Period) and beyond.

And Miriam the Prophetess Aaron's sister with a chorus of women, answered Moses and the Israelites, saying,

21 'Sing ye to YAHWEH, for He is grandly exalted;

The horse and his rider He hath cast into the sea" (Exod. 15:1-8,21).


 Such is the song of Moses, admirable for the boldness of its imagery, the sublimity of its sentiments, and the dignity of its style, which was sung by the Hebrew people standing upon the shore of Edom's sea. They were now a people saved by Yahweh - a national salvation, coeval with the signal overthrow of their enemies, and the destruction of their power. They had just put on Moses, having been all baptized into him in the cloud and in the sea (1 Cor. 10:2). They now constituted the One Body of Moses, and the Firstborn Son of Yahweh (Exod. 4:22; Zech. 3:2; Jude 9): and when they arrived at Sinai, fifty days after the institution of the Passover, they became the kingdom of the Deity (Exod. 19:5,6,8). These events signalize the katabole tou kosmou, or '"foundation of  the world;" to which frequent reference is made in the New Testament, in connection with the prepositions pro, before, and apo, from, since, etc. (Matt. 25:34; 13:35; Luke 11:50; Jhn. 17:24). They also signalize the beginning of the Aion, or Olahm, or COURSE OF TIME, the duration of which was hidden from all but the Father, who reserved the precise year of its termination as a secret with Himself (Mark 13:32; M(itt. 24:36). The MOSAIC AJON was a Course of Time identical with the continuance of the MOSAIC KOSMOS, or Order of Things. The beginning of the one was the beginning of the other, and synchronical with the singing of this beautiful prophetic ode.

But, at that stage of their history the Israelites could only sing the song of Moses. They could sing it commemoratively and prophetically-commemoratively, of their deliverance, and the destruction of the Egyptian army; and prophetically, of that still future and greater deliverance awaiting them in the time of Jacob's trouble; and of that grander and more marvelous overthrow of Babylon and the Beast, by the Lamb and those who accompany him whithersoever he goes. The song celebrative of these victories over the system of nations "spiritually called Sodom and Egypt" - "the song of the Lamb" - they could not sing. No man can sing the song of Moses, who is not a member of the Mosaic Body; nor can any one sing the song of the Lamb, unless he be a citizen of the Commonwealth of Israel, is one of the conquerors of the Beast, his Image, his Sign, and the Number of his name, and these have been already vanquished and destroyed. True, he can repeat the words; but he cannot sing the words as expressive of the agents and the events that have come to pass; and this is the sense in which songs are Apocalyptically sung. This song celebrates the Name bestowed upon himself by the ETERNAL FATHER in his interview by his angel with Moses at the bush. Ehyeh asher Ehyeh, said he, on that occasion, I will be who I will be; EHYEH I will be; and in the third person, Yah, or Yahweh, He shall be. "Thou shalt say to the children of Israel, YAHWEH Elohim of your fathers, etc., hath sent me to you: this is my Name for the Olahm, and this my Memorial for a generation of the race" (Exod. 3:14,15). "Extol him that rideth upon the heavens," said David, "by his name YAH" (Psa. 68:4). This Moses has done in this ode, saying, "YAH is my strength and my song, and He hath become my salvation! He is my AlL, and Him will I extol; my father's ELOHIM, and Him will I exalt. YAHWEH is a Man of War; YAHWEH  is His Name".

The great prophetic subject of this song is YAHWEH as a Man of War- that Man of War to be manifested, who shall stand a conqueror upon "the glassy sea like to crystal;" when as the Spirit of Christ in Zech. 14:9, testifies, "YAHWEH shall be for King over all the earth; in that day there shall be ONE YAHWEH, and his Name one". This Man of War is that symbolic Son of Man seen by John, in Apoc. 1:13-16; and that Mighty Angel he speaks of in ch. 10:1; and the Son of Man upon the white cloud, in ch. 14:14; and the Word of the Deity and his celestial brethren in arms, in ch. 19:13, 14; and the Lamb with the 144,000, who constitute the bride. In other words, He is the One Body glorified, the head of which is Christ Jesus, whose head is the Eternal Father (1 Cor. 11:3). This personification of Jesus and his brethren as constituting ONE MAN is illustrated in Exod. 4:22, where the whole multitude of Israel, of which the adults were estimated at 600,000 (Exod. 12:37) is styled the Son and First-born of Yahweh. The "He who shall be" promised to Abraham 430 years "before the foundation of the world;" and prophesied of to Moses in the "Memorial" apocalypsed at the bush, is the Eternal, by his power, incorporate and manifest, first in Jesus of Nazareth, and hereafter in his resurrected, accepted, and quickened brethren, "glorified together with him". "These all as one glorified body are the "ONE YAHWEH" manifested in "One Name," which, enthroned in Jerusalem, is "king over all the earth" (Jer. 3:17).

"YAR is my AlL, and my father's ELOHIM," says Moses and the Israelites: that is, the ETERNAL INVISIBLE SPIRIT (Jhn. 4:24), who made all things by His power (Gen. 1:2), even YAR is "the strength of Israel" (1 Sam. 15:29); manifested in the ELOHIM, or incorruptible and immortal angels, who made themselves visible to Abraham and Jacob, "and who do his commandments;" "his ministers who do his pleasure" (Psa. 103:20,21), whether that pleasure be to fit up the earth for the indwelling of mankind, as related in Genesis; or to execute judgment upon Egypt, and the cities of the plain - the invisible YAH~SPIRIT working everything by His power through oft-times visible ELORISTIC SPIRITS. The Invisible One, "whom no man hath seen," visibly manifested in them to Adam in Eden's Garden; to Lot in Sodom; to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; to Moses, Joshua, Aaron, Hur, and seventy of the Elders of Israel (Exod. 24:10,11,13,17); to David; to Mary, the mother of Jesus; and in many other instances not necessary to mention here. This is the doctrine of GOD-MANIFESTATION expressed by Moses in his song - a manifestation of ONE through MANY. But Moses did not confine himself simply to what existed. His words were prophetic of a FUTURE SPIRIT-MANIFESTATION; for he adds, "Yahweh is a Man of War." But Samuel says, that "the strength of Israel is not a man". Moses and Samuel, however, are not at variance; but were contemplating the YAH-SPIRIT in different periods of manifestation. The strength of Israel was "not a man" until "manifested in the flesh" in the days of Jesus. The Man Christ Jesus was the YAH-SPIRIT manifested Adamically; that is, in our nature; but he has not yet been manifested as "a Man of War". These facts indicate that Moses in his song was referring to YAH'S manifestation, as Apocalyptically exhibited in the scene of ch. 19:11-16, where he appears as a Man of War in the midst of His "called, and chosen, and faithful" brethren in arms; who, with their invincible chief, are the Yahweh-Spirit Conquerors, standing victorious upon the glassy sea.

This song of Moses will be sung by the victorious saints, when the Spirit's omnipotence aiding them shall have led forth in His goodness the people whom He hath redeemed; and shall have conducted them in His might to the habitation of His holiness. He will then have brought them in, and planted them in the mountain of His inheritance; the place He will have made to dwell in: the holy place for His ADONIM (Lords), which He will then have established. The Beast and his Image being destroyed in the marvelous work of "the restitution of all things" pertain-ing to the Kingdom and Throne of David; the Twelve Tribes of Israel being all restored, and graffed into their own Olive Tree, and established as the mightiest and most glorious of the nations, by the military prowess of Christ and his brethren; the regenerated nation and its immortal rulers will then be able, in the full prophetic import of the song, to sing it as marvelously accomplished in the then established constitution of the world. Therefore, YAWEH gloriously incorporate in his newly-developed and glorified ELOHISTIC FAMILY shall reign for the Millennial Olahm and beyond (ch. 5:9,10; 20:4-6; 21:23-27).




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