Behold Your God!
"And Thomas answered and said to Him, ‘My Lord and my God!' " -John 20:28, emphasis added
William Temple (1881-1944), the Archbishop of Canterbury from 1942 to 1944, defined worship as follows: "To worship is to quicken the conscience by the holiness of God, to feed the mind with the truth of God, to purge the imagination by the beauty of God, to open the heart to the love of God, to devote the will to the purpose of God."
If there is no worship, there is no change in the life. Worship is the submission of all our nature to God. How? Quickening of our conscience by His holiness-being renewed through the life and power of our endless life in Christ; nourishment of mind by His truth; purification of imagination by His beauty; openness of our hearts by His love; submission of our wills to His purpose. All of this gathered together in adoration is the greatest of all expressions of which we are capable.
One clear way God invites our worship is by revealing himself through His divine names. Since Revelation is a revelation of Jesus and His person, its twenty-two chapters are a gold mine as the Lord unveils His deity through more than sixty-seven names and titles. The greatest insight into adoring the Lord comes by way of His names and titles in His Word. They are real treasures to find!
Worship Christ in His majesty-worship Him in all His glorious names! Nothing can possibly come into your life that the all-powerful, all-knowing, and ever-present Christ didn't know about long before it happened. As Creator, He made you as you are; he picked your family, limitations and all. The Lamb has paid the price for sin. And the Lamb is the only One who has the reservation book, the Book of Life, which is the key to enter into the paradise He has prepared for His bride. Have you made your reservation? Is your name written there? Are you in touch with Him to prepare for what is ahead?
Are you worshiping the manufacturer and owner of your life in grateful awe that He knows and cares for you?
To find the list of God’s names and titles in the book of Revelation, please click here.
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