Sunday, October 14, 2012

Will Jesus Be Worshiped in Heaven? Revelation 5:8

What does the Bible say about Heaven? There will be worship in heaven, but who will be worshiped and who will be doing the worshiping.

"And when he had taken it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the lamb..." Revelation 5:8, NIV*.

When Jesus, who is represented as the sacrificial lamb, takes the scroll (which some think is representing the title deed to the universe), the angelic creatures and elders fall down before him. You might say they lay down to lower themselves before Jesus. This speaks of an attitude of total commitment to worship. This reminds us of our need to be humble and even submissive in my worship.

There is a lot of singing in Revelation 5.
  • The elders sing a new song, verse 9.
  • The angels sing in loud voice, verse 11, 12.
  • The creatures sing, verse 12.
  • Every creature in heaven and earth sing, verse 13.
This example encourages us to participate in a worshiping community, there are no soloist in this chapter, it is congregational worship. Lets be thankful to be in a community that worships, and we must always participate in worship services.

The songs they sing contains a declaration or proclamation, "You are worthy..." verses 9 12; To praise honor and glory and power..." verse 13. I must remember that in my prayers to declare the worth or value that Jesus is to me.

The songs contain a because. The reason Jesus is worthy is, "Because you were slain and with your blood you purchased men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation," verse 9b. Because Jesus sacrificed Himself on the cross to pay for our sins and deliver us from the wrath of eternal judgment He is so worthy of our praise and worship and service.

This worship is centered on, "Him who sits on the throne and the lamb..." We may be blessed by the acts of worship, but the purpose and point of it all it to bless Jesus.

We need to make a renewed effort to daily worship the Savior.To learn more about how to find Jesus as your Savior follow this link; Click Here.

*To read this verse in other versions follow this link: Online Parallel Bible.

(c)Adron Dozat

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