Monday, June 19, 2017

Worship Celebration of the Faith of the People of God 

Susan Thomas
Long Island MTC,  NY 

" Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under its wings. Day and night they never stop saying " Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty " who was and is and is to come".

 

In the first 7 verses of Revelation chapter 4, Apostle John talks about his vision as he is invited to look through the door that opens to heaven. John sees a throne in which God is seated. He compares the appearance of God to the precious stones Jasper and Ruby. He also sees a rainbow that shines like emerald encircling the throne . There is a sea of glass in front of the throne and around the throne were 24 other thrones on which 24 elders were seated. He goes on to say that he saw flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder that came from the throne. There are four living creatures around the throne; they had faces of a lion, an ox, a human and a flying eagle.


           As John looks he notices that the four creatures around the throne,  each of them have six wings, and is covered with eyes all around and within. They were worshipping the Almighty and Powerful God, day and night. They were exclaiming "Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord Almighty who was and is and is to come". The triple repetition of the Word Holy is indicating the infinite holiness of God. God has many qualities as being merciful, loving, caring, kind, holy, just to name a few but the most important quality that the four living creatures ascribe is his Holiness. In Isaiah chapter 6 we see that there were four living creatures called the Seraphim who also calls out " Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord God Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory".


The holiness of God not only attributes to his sinlessness but also to His power and authority He has over His creation. He is powerful, He is Almighty and He is holy.


In Psalm 99 :1-9 we see a God, who is enthroned, who reigns and exalts over all nations, and is considered holy. God is mighty, He loves justice and equality, He is forgiving but He avenges wrong doings . The Lord God is powerful and  has all authority; He is different from all other rulers, and therefore the world must worship Him. We read in Revelation 4:8 that day and night the four living creatures are worshipping God exclaiming His infinite holiness. They give honor glory and thanks to the God Almighty who is seated on the throne. We can give glory and honor to our creator the Lord Almighty by appreciating and exclaiming His Holiness. God is worthy of our worship because He created us and all that is around us. He sustains us and the world around us. Therefore we are bound to worship the Almighty Lord.

PRAYER

Almighty Father in heaven, we thank You for creating us and sustaining us and all around us in this world. We praise You and exalt You for You alone are Holy and worthy of our Worship. Create in us a holy and pure heart so that we may continue to worship You . Amen.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
" There is none Holy like the Lord; there is none besides you, there is no rock like our Lord. ( 1 Samuel 2:2 )