The four living creatures said, “Amen,” and the elders fell down and worshipped. Revelation 5:14
Famous people in many different areas of life are worshipped by many people. They are looked up to as the greatest and cannot appear to do anything wrong or bad.
Those being worshipped are people in music, acting, sports, business, writing, and nearly any other area of public light. They are lifted up by thousands or even millions of people as being the best, and many will pattern their lives after them. And while being worshipped, they will accept the praise and honor.
In his vision of heaven, John sees every creature circling the throne of heaven. All of the creatures and elders fall down and worship Jesus, who is on the throne.
Worship is the act of someone giving someone else praise, honor, glory and power that is above and beyond the simple normal. People love to receive worship, because it lifts them up and makes them feel good. People also love to worship people or things that they can see, feel, taste or touch.
The world likes to worship things or people that do not really have any control over them. They still have their personal freedom to do what they want.
Believers are to have a different mindset. They are to realize that there is only One who is worthy of all worship and praise, and that is Jesus. It is not about them or what they did or can do, but all about Him. It is not about the temporary things of this world, but about Jesus.
This can be humbling to lower one’s self and place Jesus above himself in every area of life. It is laying down one’s life to lift up and worship Jesus as worthy of all honor, glory, power and praise.
You were created to worship. You will worship something or someone. Knowing this you have a choice as to who or what you will worship and honor.
The moment you realize what Jesus has done for you, you will want to humbly bow down and worship Him, giving Him your entire life. Lay your life at His feet ang give Him all authority and power over you.
Jesus created you and paid for the redemption of your life, because of the sins you have done. He has willingly removed your sins, so give Him all the worship and praise due to Him.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know what Jesus has done for you; that you will humbly bow down before Jesus; that you will worship Jesus with your entire life; and that you will give Jesus all authority over your life.
All creatures look to you to give them their food at the proper time. Psalm 104:27
Every person needs some things to survive upon this earth. The very basic needs are food, shelter and clothing. Everything beyond that is a bonus to whoever has it.
In order to get these things, people work jobs to get the needed money to purchase them. This works great, until a person cannot get a job or has a job that does not pay enough to get what is needed.
The majority of people in the world believe that they are the ones completely in control of getting what they need. It is all about self getting those things. And there is great stress if they cannot get those things and more.
The psalmist points out that the creatures look to God for their provision of food. They expect God to provide food at the right time.
While there is nothing wrong with working for the basic needs, and it is required to do so by God, relying upon self to get them is not what God wants. God wants the believer to trust in Him for the provision of all of his needs.
This is not saying that one does not work and just waits for God to provide. It is saying that a person will seek what God wants him to do and trust God to provide everything needed as it is needed.
Getting food at the time needed may mean that there is no great storehouse filled in with extra food for use whenever one wants, but will be there when needed.
Every believer must trust God in everything and for everything. All he must do is do what God wants Him to do and trust God for the rest.
As you go through this life seek to know what God wants you to do to build His kingdom. Put Him and His kingdom first. As you do that God will provide for all of your needs.
Trust that God will give you what you need at the time you need it, not early nor late. If the animals can trust God and God meets all of their needs, He will surely meet all of your needs.
His help may or may not be ahead of time, but it will always be on time–at the proper and perfect timing.
Are you looking to God for your provision or to your self?
I pray today that you will know God’s love for you; that you will trust God with all you need; that you will see God’s hand of provision in your life; and that you will see God’s blessings in your life.
Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under its wings. Day and night they never stop saying: ” ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty,’ who was, and is, and is to come.” Revelation 4:8
People often get excited about other people, events or things. When they do, it is something that they want to talk about constantly.
Those who love and follow a popular person are considered that person’s fan. There are fans of famous singers, actors, sports players or more, who are considered a fanatical fan. They talk about that person all the time, giving praise as to who that person is and how good that person is.
John is a given a little vision of inside heaven. There he sees some winged creatures who are praising God. They do not just praise God for a few minutes, or a few hours, but continually around the clock, day and night. They are talking about how holy He is.
Every week people go to church and sing a few worship songs about God, hear a short sermon about something God has to say, and then they are finished. When the service goes an extra ten minutes longer than normal, people get upset. They are ready to leave and go home. They are done worshipping God.
The winged creatures had a real vision of who God is. They knew how holy He is and so they continually proclaimed it, never tiring of talking about God.
Believers are to praise God with all of their life. There is to be a song of praise always on their lips.
God is holy. He is pure, perfect and holy. This means that everything He says and does is perfect. Perfect for each person. It cannot be said enough how holy He is. There can never be enough praise of God.
As you go through your days, continually sing praise to God. Let Him know how holy and wonderful He is. Let the whole world know how holy and wonderful God is.
God is so holy and wonderful, that one cannot say it enough or stop talking about Him. Get a vision of who God really is and you will not want to stop.
Join in with the creatures and never stop saying: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come.”
I pray today that you will get a vision of how holy God is; that you will see how wonderful God is; that you will always give God praise; and that you will sing praise of God to others continually.