Good morning. Sorry it has been a minute since my last post. God has been doing a lot in my life and my walk with Him, so I have been trying to be silent! Now I feel it is time to share some of what He has been teaching me. I am in a small group with an incredible group of men, and we are going through the book of Revelation. We are now 4 chapters in (finished chapter 4 this morning), and let me tell you, this is probably my favorite study I have ever done.
First of all, I have always been intimated by this book. I have read Revelation at least a couple of times, but I have never really studied it. I have always shied away from it as there are so many parts that have either scared me, or left me feeling very confused! So not that we are doing this, I am soaking it up. Especially chapter 4 and 5! So this post will be mostly about chapter 4 and a little of chapter 5 (next post will probably be a lot more chapter 5). It is amazing how God works. For those who read this blog, the last post was the song “Worthy of it all”. Little did I realize that the Lord was preparing me for Chapter 4! I am going to post a 30 minute version that I promise you if you read chapter 4 and then listen to this song, there is no way you will can stay the same! This song was written for this chapter.
One of the main things that i think after spending time in Revelation 4 and 5 that God is teaching me is that He will be worshipped and He only is worthy of worship! Listening to some different sermons and doing a lot of studying, this is the part that I want to leave you with (before I post the song). There are a good bit of different educated opinions from different pastors and teachers I respect as to who some of the key players are in this chapter, so I am not going to dwell on that, I want you to see the worship that our Lord and Savior is receiving and will forever receive! I will be posting from the NASB version and I hope you see the building and the intensity of worship!
Part 1 – the quartet – Revelation 4:5-8
“5 Out from the throne come flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder. And there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God; 6 and before the throne there was something like a sea of glass, like crystal; and in the center and around the throne, four living creatures full of eyes in front and behind. 7 The first creature was like a lion, and the second creature like a calf, and the third creature had a face like that of a man, and the fourth creature was like a flying eagle. 8 And the four living creatures, each one of them having six wings, are full of eyes around and within; and day and night they do not cease to say, “HOLY, HOLY, HOLY is THE LORD GOD, THE ALMIGHTY, WHO WAS AND WHO IS AND WHO IS TO COME.”
So here we have the 4 angels that are around THE Throne, day and night praising. Next…
Part 2 – the 28 – Revelation 4:9-11
“9 And when the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, to Him who lives forever and ever, 10 the twenty-four elders will fall down before Him who sits on the throne, and will worship Him who lives forever and ever, and will cast their crowns before the throne, saying, 11 “Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created.”
Now the 4 angels are joined by the 24 elders worshipping and offering. Next…
Part 3 – the 28 plus some band instruments – Revelation 5:8-10
“8 When He had taken the book, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each one holding a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. 9 And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are You to take the book and to break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation. 10 “You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign upon the earth.”
Now the 28, each holding harps singing a new song! Speaking of the Lion from the tribe of Judah, the Lamb, Jesus Christ, who is the only one worthy! Then the climax….
Part 4 – many angels around the throne and the living creatures and the elders; and the number of them was myriads of myriads, and thousands of thousands – Revelation 5:11-14
“11 Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne and the living creatures and the elders; and the number of them was myriads of myriads, and thousands of thousands, 12 saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing.” 13 And every created thing which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all things in them, I heard saying, “To Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be blessing and honor and glory and dominion forever and ever.” 14 And the four living creatures kept saying, “Amen.” And the elders fell down and worshiped.
WOW!!! Will you be joining this worship? Every knee will bow and tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord. Will He be your Savior as well? I hope this song blesses you like it has been and continues to bless me!