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Revelation blog post 24: All creation worships

March 16, 2015

Revelation 5:11-14

It’s heady stuff this worship but it seems we’ve barely started. The creatures and the elders were the lead worshippers for now a larger congregation joins in.

It’s sight and sound and again. What John sees and hears are angels, presumably more than he can count. Tens of thousands before he loses count. A Wembley Stadium of angels join the worship.

They are not singing. It is more of a chant. It is loud (well it would be wouldn’t it?).

But it does not appear to be just a loud noise. John can hear exactly what they are saying.

The Lamb is at the centre again both physically and thematically. He is worthy of the praise of heaven.

He is also worthy to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength.

The one who who chose to give up his power to rescue now has ultimate power.

The one who did not even have a place to sleep, now receives ultimate wealth.

He is of course the fount of all wisdom.

The one who died in weakness now receives all strength.

So he is the one who is entitled to receive the glory honour and praise. That is what all the noise is about.

Jesus the Lamb.

This is some celebration. The creatures, the elders, the Angels. Which leaves me wondering about mankind.Where are they in all this? As if bang on cue John tells us, they are now joined by:

Every creature in heaven

And on earth.

And under the earth (Australia? Hillsong?).

And on the sea.

Everywhere the song continues.

Their chant is to him who sits on the throne and the Lamb.

God the Father and God the Son.

They get the praise and the glory and the honour and it never ends.

The four living creatures drink this all in and announce a loud amen of total agreement.

And the elders? They are on their faces again.

It ws Paul who wrote that one day every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord.

John now gets a glimpse of what this means.

For the whole of creation to be under the Lordship of Jesus. For the whole world to be totally occupied with the praise of the Lamb.

He is Lord. He is worthy.

What about you? As you think of who he is and what he has done for you. What is your response?

Time to say amen. Time to join the worshiping on your knees. On your face.

This worship is not quiet. It is total and unavoidable.

It seems obvious but Jesus is the centre of worship. There are though numerous reasons why we worship. It is popular nowadays to say that we need to worship so that God can bless us. God will bless us as we worship but that is the wrong focus.

It is not about you and me. It is about the Lamb. We worship because he is worthy.


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