Oh HOW I LOVE TO WORSHIP JESUS!!!
For years now, the Names of God have drawn me closer to knowing Our LORD and I've searched many times for books and information on the Names of Jesus. I receive daily a wonderful devotional on "Praying the Names of God" by Ann Spangler. Each week, we focus on one of those Names. Then just this week, I came across a beautiful series from John Barnett, "Living Hope for the End of Days" on Revelation and the very first one was "Worship the Christ of Revelation"!
What is WORSHIP?
John Barnett defines WORSHIP in this way..."Worship is the submission of all our nature to God." Then Chapter by Chapter he shows us how Jesus reveals Himself to us in Revelation
through His Divine names. It is such a treasure to find Our Lord unveiling His Deity through the 22 chapters of Revelation. Then he challenges us to search:
"For a wonderful worship experience in Revelation, search for all the names and titles of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Over the next few weeks, begin your search by looking, chapter by chapter, for the names and titles of Christ in Revelation.(more than 67 times). As you mark each one, ask yourself the “So what?” question:
So what does Jesus as the ____ ______ (fill in a name or title) mean in my life for today?"
WORSHIP CHRIST IN ALL HIS MAJESTY! WORSHIP HIM IN ALL HIS GLORIOUS NAMES!
Chapter 1...faithful witness, Alpha & Omega, Beginning & the End, Ruler over the kings of the earth, the Almighty, the First & the Last, the firstborn from the dead, the Son of Man, the Living One
Chapter 2...Administrator of the church
Chapter 3...the Faithful and True witness
Chapter 4...the One who sits on the Throne
Chapter 5...Lion of the tribe of Judah
Chapter 6...Wrathful Lamb
Chapter 7...Redeeming Lamb and Providing Lamb
Chapter 8...patient collector of our prayers
Chapter 9...holds back the monsters from the abyss
Chapter 10...Creator of heaven and earth and sea
Chapter 11...Christ, the Lord God Almighty
Chapter 12...the Christ, the Lamb, Jesus
Chapter 13...the Lamb, whose is the Book of Life
Chapter 14...the Son of Man, the Lamb on Mount Zion
Chapter 15...the King of Saints
Chapter 16...the One who was and is and is to be
Chapter 17...Lord of lords, and King of kings
Chapter 18...Lord God
Chapter 19...Word of God
Chapter 20...Jesus, the Christ
Chapter 21...Alpha & Omega, the Lord God Almighty
Chapter 22...the Lamb, the Lord God, the Bright and Morning Star...
...these are just some of the wonderful Names & Attributes of God to get us started...
Come Let us Worship Him, Adore Him and Praise His Name Forever & Ever!!!
Learn to practice noticing God's Presence during each day, making worship a daily habit. As you cultivate a life of worship, you become an instrument of worship more & more and you will reap the fruits of worship. Then you will serve Christ & worship Christ through your service. We can serve Christ in any place, at any time, in any way, and make a choice to live in HOPE, no matter how we are...serve Christ.