Those who truly love the Lord are delighted to WORSHIP HIM & give Him praise!
LOVE HIM! SERVE HIM! WORSHIP HIM! These simllar themes are inter-changeable and inter-connected. When you love Him, you are worshiping Him. When you serve him, that is how you lovingly show Him worship as well.
WORHTY IS THE LAMB!
Revelation 5:12-14 – “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 4:11 – “YOU ARE WORTHY, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For YOU CREATED all things, And by Your will (for your pleasure) they exist and were CREATED.”
WE ARE A NEW CREATION
2 Corinthians 5:17 – Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a NEW CREATION; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
WHAT ARE WE CREATED FOR?
Psalm 102:18 – This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be CREATED shall praise the Lord.
I Peter 2:9 – But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;…
JESUS IS WORTHY
Hebrews 3:3 – For this One (JESUS) has been counted WORTHY of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as He who built the house has more honor than the house.
david proclaimed him worthy
2 Samuel 22:4 / Psalm 18:3 – I will call upon the Lord, who is WORTHY to be praised; So shall I be saved from my enemies.
The Lord is looking for TRUE WORSHIPERS – not only for worship.
John 4:23,24 – But the hour comes, and now is, when the TRUE WORSHIPPERS shall WORSHIP the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeks such to WORSHIP HIM. God is a Spirit: and they that WORSHIP HIM must WORSHIP HIM in spirit and in truth.
I Peter 2:5 – …you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up SPIRITUAL SACRIFICES acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
PRIESTLY PRAISE & WORSHIP
The ministry of PRIESTLY WORSHIP AND PRAISE is the most practical thing today’s church can learn… Our foremost task is to become people of MUCH WORSHIP! (Jack Hayford)
O save! (Hoshia-na) – an exclamation of adoration. It’s an expression of worship of our Savior.
Matthew 21:9 And the multitudes that went before and that followed, cried, saying, HOSANNA to the Son of David: Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord; HOSANNA in the highest.
WORSHIP ONLY THE LORD
Who we worship is very important! Worship is something precious…
Matthew 4:9,10 – And he (Satan) said to Him (JESUS), “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and WORSHIP me.” Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall WORSHIP THE LORD YOUR GOD, and Him only you shall serve.’ ”
Revelation 19:10 – WORSHIP GOD! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”
Revelation 14:7 – “Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and WORSHIP HIM who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water.”
I Corinthians 10:31 – … do ALL to the GLORY OF GOD!
Ephesians 3:21 – …to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen
Ephesisans 5:25-27 – …Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, 26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, 27 that He might present her to Himself A GLORIOUS CHURCH, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.
ALL NATIONS SHALL WORSHIP
Psalm 66:4 – ALL THE EARTH (Nations) shall WORSHIP…
Revelation 5:9 – (new song) – you… have have redeemed us to God by your blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation…
Revelation 7:9-12 – (a great multitude which no man could number)… WORSHIPING and PRAISING God!
Vs. 2-7 …That your way may be known upon earth, your saving health among ALL NATIONS. Let the people praise you, O God; let ALL THE PEOPLE praise you… Let the NATIONS be glad… you – GOVERN THE NATIONS upon earth.Let all the people praise you, O God; let ALL THE PEOPLE praise you. Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God even our own God, shall bless us. God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear Him.
Deuteronomy 6:5 – You shall love the Lord your God with ALL YOUR HEART, with ALL YOUR SOUL, and with ALL YOUR STRENGTH.
Mark 12:30 – And you shall LOVE the Lord your God with ALL YOUR HEART, with ALL YOUR SOUL, with ALL YOUR MIND, and with ALL YOUR STRENGTH.’ This is the first commandment. (JESUS)
We need to learn to live out a LIFE-STYLE of praise and worship!
Jesus is worthy of worship in all sphered of influence: religion; family & marriage; education; business; government; media; sports; arts; entertainment….
Since the sacrifice of Jesus, who was the substitute blood sacrifice for the sins of the whole world, now we no longer need to shed the blood of animal sacrifices. What God pleases the Lord are LIVING SACRIFICES presented to him through praise, worship, and other ways.
Psalm 107:22 – Let them sacrifice the SACRIFICES OF THANKSGIVING, And declare His works with rejoicing.
Hebrews 13:15 -Therefore by Him let us continually offer the SACRIFICE OF PRAISE to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.
Life-style -“Beauty of holiness”
Psalm 29:2 – Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name; Worship the Lord in the BEAUTY OF HOLINESS.
John 9:38 – Then he said, “Lord, I BELIEVE!” and HE WORSHIPED Him.
I Samuel 15:22 – So Samuel said: “Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, As in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to OBEY is better than sacrifice,
Isaiah 1:19 – If you are willing and OBEDIENT, You shall eat the good of the land;
Psalm 100:1-2 – Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands!2 Serve the Lord with gladness; come before His presence with SINGING.
Psalm 95:6 – Oh come, let us WORSHIP and bow down; Let us KNEEL before the Lord our Maker.
Psalm 134:1 – Behold, bless the Lord, all you servants of the Lord, which by night STAND in the house of the Lord.
Psalm 33:8 – let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.
Genesis 19:27 – And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he STOOD before the Lord:
2 Chronicles 7;6 – …when David praised by their ministry; and the priests sounded trumpets before them, and all Israel STOOD.
Clapping / SHOUTING
Psalm 47:1 – O CLAP YOUR HANDS, all you people; SHOUT unto God with the voice of triumph.
Psalm 149:3; 150:4 – Let them praise his name in the DANCE:…Praise him with the timbrel and DANCE:
WITH MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
Psalm 15:3-6 – Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet; praise Him with the lute and harp!
4 Praise Him with the timbrel and dance; PRAISE HIM WITH stringed INSTRUMENTS and flutes! 5 Praise Him with loud cymbals; praise Him with clashing cymbals!6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
Praying / lifting up hands
Psalm 134:2 – LIFT UP YOUR HANDS in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord.
I Timothy 2:8 – I will therefore that men PRAY every where, LIFTING UP HOLY HANDS, without wrath and doubting.
Lamentations 3:14 – Let us LIFT UP OUR HEART WITH OUR HEANDS unto God in the heavens.
I Peter 4:11 – If any man SPEAKS, let him SPEAK AS THE ORACLES OF GOD; if anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Hebrews 13:16 – But to do good and to communicate (SHARE) forget not: for with such SACRIFICES God is well pleased.
Romans 12:1-2 – I beseech you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, that you PRESENT YOUR BODIES a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
Philippians 2:7 – If I am being poured out as a drink offering on the SACRIFICE & SERVICE of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all.
Philippians 4:18 – … having received from Epaphroditus the THINGS sent from you, a sweet smelling aroma, an acceptable SACRIFICE well pleasing to the Lord.
WORSHIP WITH OFFERINGS
I Chronicles 16:29 – Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name: BRING AN OFFERING, AND COME BEFORE HIM: WORSHIP THE LORD in the beauty of holiness.
REASONS FOR WHOLE-HEARTED WORSHIP
FOR HIS LOVINGKINDNESS AND TRUTH
Psalm 138:1 – I will praise You with my WHOLE HEART;… I will worship… And praise Your name for YOUR LOVINGKINDNESS and YOUR TRUTH;…
FOR HIS MARVELOUS WORKS
Psalm 9:1 – I will praise You, O Lord, with my WHOLE HEART; I will tell of all YOUR MARVELOUS WORKS.
TO GIVE PRAISE IN THE CONGREGATION
Psalm 111:1 – Praise the Lord! I will praise the Lord with my WHOLE HEART, in the assembly of the upright and in the congregation.
it’s the way of blessing
Psalm 119:2 – BLESSED are those who keep His testimonies, Who seek Him with the WHOLE HEART!
A WHOLE-HEARTED PURSUT OF GOD IS REWARDED
Jeremiah 29:13 – And you shall seek me, and find me, when you shall search for me with ALL YOUR HEART.
2 Chronicles 16:9 – For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose HEART IS LOYAL (Faithful) to Him.
david was whole-hearted
David was a man after God’s own heart, and did His will... (Acts 13:22)
2 Samuel 6:14 – And David danced before the Lord WITH ALL HIS MIGHT;…
LET’S LIVE WORTHY OF JESUS!
WHAT KIND OF LOVE DO WE HAVE FOR HIM?
WHOLE-HEARTED LOVE? (Mark 12:30)
OBEDIENT LOVE? (John 14:21,23)
FAITHFUL LOVE? (Revelation 2:4)
ARE WE DEMONSTRATING FRUITS WORTHY OF REPENTANCE?
Matthew 3:8 …bear fruits WORTHY of repentance…
DO WE LOVE HIM MORE THAN ANYTHING OR ANYONE ELSE?
Matthew 10:37,38 – He who loves father or mother more than Me is not WORTHY of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not WORTHY of Me.
WE BECOME LIKE WHO WE WORSHIP
Let’s live a life-style of worship & praise!
Let’s love and worship Him whole heartedly!
Let’s become like our Creator!
Let’s be worthy of Jesus!
ANTICIPATE next post… “JESUS IS WORTHY OF WORSHIP – 2”
(Please don’t miss next post! It will contrast “True Worship / False Worship” & explain more about how we can live our lives in a manner that is worthy of Jesus…)