Revelation 5:14 Humble Worship

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.

Revelation 4:11 God Is To Get The Glory, Honor And Power

“You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.” Revelation 4:11

All throughout history various people have risen up and were given glory, honor and/or power. These things were given for different reasons. Most often people have reached for their own glory, honor and power.

While not everyone seeks these things, there are many that do. They are willing to do what it takes to get the glory, honor and power. Some do it with good works, while others grab it by force.

John gets a picture of heaven in which some elders are around the throne of God. They lay down their crowns and give God praise, admitting that He is worthy of all glory, honor and power.

As men strive to get glory, honor and power, most do not truly deserve any of it. Man’s glory, honor and power are only temporary and can only be justified in certain ways. Most often these are grabbed at by selfish means, rather than truly earned.

God is the one who has created everything that exists. Nothing is on this earth by random chance, but was created by God’s choice and doing. Since God has created everything, He is also worthy to receive all the glory and honor for what He has done.

Along with the glory and honor, He is to receive all power, because He, only, has absolute power over everything.

At times when the believer is given some glory, honor or power, he is to turn that over to God. To hold on to it himself is being selfish and refusing to admit that it was God who did it in and through him, not himself.

It is only by God’s grace that a believer, or anyone, can do anything at all.

As you go through your days and accomplish different tasks, realize that it was God who gave you that ability. Give Him the praise for what you accomplished.

Do not be like the world striving to grab all the glory, honor and power for yourself, but give them all to God. You are the servant, not the Master. He, alone, is the one who deserves everything.

How are you handing God back all the glory, honor and power in your life?

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know that God is in control of everything; that you will give God all the glory, honor and power; that you will allow God to have power over your life; and that you will be a servant of God.

Philippians 3:19 Description Of The Enemy

Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things. Philippians 3:19

The majority of the world live without God. They desire things for themselves with virtually no care or concerns for God or others.

On the outside surface the world appears to be doing well and making it. Everything appears to be going well and that they are successful. Evil men, and those with no regard for God, appear to be able to be in control and are winning the battles.

Paul just mentioned that many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Now he describes them has having a goal of destruction, their selves as god, filled with shame, and their mind only upon earthly things.

When Jesus died upon the cross, it was not for selfish reasons but for others. He set an example of how those who follow Him should live their lives. The majority of the world stands against the cross and Jesus, because both stand against selfishness.

The goal of many is selfishness, which will always lead to destruction of others in order to build one’s self up. They feed on what satisfies them physically, while rejecting their spiritual needs. What the world finds as great and good is actually very shameful. Everything about the world is focused upon earthly, temporary things that will die and fade away.

There are some in the church that are living in that same way as an enemy of Jesus and His church, the believer. They strive to tear down believers with false lies and deception, attempting to destroy what God is building.

The true believer will focus on Jesus, God the Father and heavenly things. He will build others up in Christ, refuse to live in sin, and pull others away from sin.

Each day you live, you have a choice as to how you live. You must choose where your focus is. There are two places to put your focus on: the temporary, earthly things or on the eternal things of God and heaven.

If you choose to look at things and live as the world does, you will be an enemy of the cross of Christ. Rather choose to live for God. Live to have eternal life and bring as many others as possible with you into that eternal life with God.

Do not be an enemy of the cross of Christ inside the church.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that your mind will be set upon the things of Christ; that your goal will be to serve God; that your glory will be found in Jesus; and that you will be His witness to all on this earth.