Worship the Creator (Revelation 4)

10:30 AM

Reading: Revelation 4

In this short chapter, John tells us that he is caught up in the Spirit and given a vision of heaven. Here, he sees “someone” sitting on a grand throne who is the center of worship for all those present. We know that God occupies the throne of heaven. Everyone in heaven recognizes just how amazing and wonderful He is. This knowledge that God is “the glue” so to speak of all that truly matters ( past, present, and future) is a comforting and unifying awareness. From that awareness is a constant flowing praise of gratitude and reverence. 

“... Day and night they never stop saying: “ ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty,’ who was, and is, and is to come.”” (v8)

How sad it is to me that humans fail to realize that they have a Creator. In fact, even sadder that they do not come to have a close personal relationship with Him. The Bible tells us that no one has an excuse for God has made himself known. “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” (Romans‬ ‭1:20‬)

But, many are deceived and choose to place their affections and worship elsewhere.

“They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.” (Romans‬ ‭1:25‬)

But, for those of us who are privileged to be in his eternal presence one day, our hearts will naturally praise and honor Him. We will know that He completes us. Our joy and fulfillment will be complete and all that we have we will gladly lay at his feet. 

We will join in the praise of our Heavenly Father, declaring. “..You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.”” (v11)

Praising God is not meant to be a chore, a boring burden, or a forced task. It is meant to be a naturally flowing, heartfelt declaration that is freeing, joyful and uplifting. David encourages us to join the celebration now.

“Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.” (Psalms‬ ‭100:1-5‬)

The Revelation Song by Kari Jobe:


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