August 31, 2019: SOAP #3558:  Ezekiel 12-14; Revelation 5 Scripture:  Revelation (NIV) 5:11 Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. 12 In a loud voice they sang: “Worthy is the Lamb, […]

August 31, 2019: SOAP #3558: Ezekiel 12-14; Revelation 5

Scripture:  Revelation (NIV) 5:11 Then I looked and heardthe voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousandtimes ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and theelders. 12 In a loud voice they sang: “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain,to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory andpraise!” 13 Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and underthe earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, singing: “To him whosits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, forever and ever!”

Observation:      Jesus is worthy to receive power!   Jesus is worthy to receive wealth!   Jesus is worthy to receive wisdom!   Jesus is worthy to receive all strength!   Jesus is worthy to receive honor!   Jesus is worthy to receive glory!   Jesus is worthy to receive praise!      

Jesus has all of this because He is God, the Son.   These are all rightfully His by the nature of His being.   But if He did not possess all of this, He rightfully receives them"he is worthy to receive them by the nature of His accomplishment!!!  He was slain, yet He is alive!   He defeated Satan and He defeated death!   He did it so perfectly that His victory can be applied to all who believe on Him!!!   He is worthy, not only because He has a throne in heaven; He is worthy because of what he accomplished on earth!!!  

Application:  Because I know who He is, I worship Jesus withmy mind because He is God.   And because I know what He did for me, I lovinglyworship Jesus with my heart.  He is myLord!  He deserves my commitment!  I am His to do as He directs! 

Prayer:  Heavenly Father, no wonder you are proud ofyour Son and want everyone to worship Him! He accomplished your plan perfectly. It is my pleasure to serve and worship Him.  Thank you, Holy Spirit, for helping me to seewhat you were saying to me today in verse 12!   Amen

Pastor Leon
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