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Discover the Book - July 3, 2009

  • 2009 Jul 03

Giving Worshipfully for Eternity


While we are here seated with songs of Heaven on our lips – something is happening in the place we have pointed our hearts. What we do, say, think, pray, and give rises above and enters into God’s presence. Do you realize how much what you do today and each day matters to the Lord?


So as we sing, give, and worship -- what is happening right now, at this very moment in Heaven? Often we think of Heaven in the past (when Christ left for earth and the angels came) or in the future (when Jesus comes as King of Kings) but forget that at this very moment the epicenter of the Universe, the Throne Room of God is very active. So what is going on right now?


God's Word can take us by angel wings to see the very center of the Universe, to the Throne of God in Heaven. A few moments there will get us in touch with what God is doing right now and how we can TODAY be in tune with Heaven.


Watch with me as God pulls back the veil. Through John’s eyes in Revelation we see Heaven as he seems to rise on the wings of angels to get his guided tour of Heaven. His inspired words portray for us a scene of angels—hundreds of millions of angels—“ten thousand times ten thousand”—all clustered about the smooth crystal sea that reflects awesome images from its mirror like surface. Our senses are besieged by so many different sensations. The colors of the materials surrounding God’s Throne are beyond description.



“Holy, holy, holy

is the Lord God Almighty,

who was, and is, and is to come.”

(Revelation 4:8)


“Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain,

to receive power and wealth

and wisdom and strength

and honor and glory and praise! “(5:12)



Everything we do, everything we say, everything we pray, and everything we give – rises as offerings to the Lord.  How do we offer gifts that rise to His Throne, and get poured out before Him? The best answer would be giving like the Christians living as the New Testament was written, were taught to give!


2 Corinthians 8:4 “…imploring us with much urgency that we would receive the gift and the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.”


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