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Discover the Book - August 4, 2013

  • 2013 Aug 04
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Worthy Is the Lamb!

" ‘Worthy is the Lamb who was slain To receive power and riches and wisdom, And strength and honor and glory and blessing!' "

-Revelation 5:12, emphasis added

Today, I exhort you to step into the worship center of the universe! Through the eyes of the Apostle John, picture yourself standing in the vestibule and peering through the door into the chambers of the Most High. Gaze at the One who is seated on the eternal throne. As you watch, exalt God in your spirit as the endless praise ascends around His throne. Be still and know who it is before whom you stand. And then fall in love with Jesus all over again as He is at the center and focus of your worship!

Through the Apostle John's descriptions, listen to the choirs of angels in numberless circles about the glassy sea and heaven's throne as they say His worthy praise. By faith's eyes and ears, listen to those eternal creatures chant, "holy, holy, holy." For "the four living creatures . . . do not rest day or night, saying: "Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come!" (Revelation 4:8).

Listen to the twenty-four elders as they fall down before He who sits on the throne, and cast their crowns before Him, saying: "You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created" (Revelation 4:11).

Now see that band which no man can number singing their songs of adoration and praise: "And they sang a new song, saying: ‘You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals; For You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, And have made us kings and priests to our God; and we shall reign on the earth.' Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures, and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice: ‘Worthy is the Lamb who was slain To receive power and riches and wisdom, And strength and honor and glory and blessing!' And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying: ‘Blessing and honor and glory and power Be to Him who sits on the throne, And to the Lamb, forever and ever!' Then the four living creatures said, ‘Amen!' And the twenty-four elders fell down and worshiped Him who lives forever and ever" (Revelation 5:9-14).

To worship the Lord God Almighty-who is worthy of all worship and praise-is your duty and purpose of existence. The Father seeks only one thing, and that is that you might worship Him. To truly worship Him is to acknowledge His "worthship" by ascribing to Him the honor, praise, glory, and majesty of which He is worthy. Do you really know Him, this Christ the Lord, who alone merits such praise?

Oh, may God enable you to see Him, the Lamb that was slain, who alone is worthy to be praised by us who owe Him our all! In quiet reverence of this moment, I encourage you to worshipfully sing this song to our worthy Lamb.

Worthy Is the Lamb That Was Slain

Worthy is the Lamb that was slain,
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain,
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive
Power and riches and wisdom and strength,
Honor and glory and blessing!
Worthy is the Lamb!
Worthy is the Lamb!
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain!
Worthy is the Lamb.

-Don Wyrtzen (b. 1942)

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