How Will We Worship Before God’s Throne?
In Revelation 4:3, there is one group that will worship Him. Do you see who it is?
A holy, faithful, benevolent, sovereign God. Man will risk hell before he will bend the knee to Him. We sing it in one of our hymns, though you are not allowing to sing it until Christmas: “Joy to the world, the Lord is come. Let earth receive her king. Let every heart prepare Him room. And heaven and nature sing.” Charles Wesley.
10 the twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne and worship Him who lives forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying:
11 “You are worthy, [O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created.”
Of all of humanity, over the last 20 centuries, we are not speaking of those that are before Christ. They are in glory. They will not be raised until Christ returns in chapter 20. And we’ll study that in 2020!
Who are the 24 elders? It’s you. It’s the church. If you are not doing it now, you are going to do it someday. An elder represents a greater amount. Like the 4 beasts that represent the creation, the 24 elders represent the church. They will fall down before Him.
Who is the one group, throughout humanity, that because of God’s grace, that are chosen, called, enlightened, who will confess Christ and glorify the Father? They will worship Him who lives forever and forever. These are the peculiar people, the royal priesthood, the people for God’s own possession. In the midst of a darkened world, you will find a remnant worshipping God. They are called the light of the world, the salt of the earth, kings and priests. They enunciate to all who will listen that they are wrong, there is a God and He is the God of the Bible.
They will cast their crowns. The crown is bestowed by God that the individual truly a child of God because they stayed faithful and endured to the end. They will cast them before the throne saying “all glory to God.”
Someday, how many knees will bow? “Every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord…” Philippians 2:10-11
“You are worthy, O Lord,
To receive glory and honor and power;
For You created all things,
And by Your will they
exist and were created.”
Spend some time today worshipping in the heavenlies rather than focusing on this earth and it’s troubles.