Revelation 5:13, “Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, singing: To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!”
One of the main reasons the Jews wanted to crucify Jesus was because He made Himself equal to God, John 5:18. However, John stated in his introduction to his gospel that Jesus wasn’t a man trying to become a god, but rather Jesus was God who became a man. Jesus had eternally existed as the eternal Word- being in His very nature God and He came in the flesh so that He might save mankind by His willing sacrifice on the cross, John 1:1,14,18.
Therefore, when He walked the earth as a man, He being in the very nature God, still was worthy of worship and adoration. People fell at His feet and declared Him their God (John 20:28), He performed deeds that only God could do- such as forgive men’s sins (Luke 5:23-24), and He called Himself by a title reserved only for God, “I am,” John 8:58.
Paul said of Jesus that He is the “very image of God” (Col. 1:15), “possessing full deity” (Col. 1:19), and is our “great God and Savior” (Titus 2:13). However, Jesus is not only found receiving worship in the New Covenant, but also in the Old Covenant by such people as Abraham on the plains of Mamre in Genesis 18 by being identified as the “Lord,” by Daniel in Daniel 7:14 as the “Son of Man” receiving worship from every tribe and tongue, and even by Moses at the burning bush appearing as the “Angel (Messenger) of the Lord,” Exodus 3:2.
Therefore, it is no surprise to read in the above passage after John sees the throne of God in heaven that the Lamb (Jesus) is also receiving the same worship and adoration as the Father. Make time each day to give Jesus worship and honor for who He is (God) and for all He has done (Savior).
- Be certain that you have the right doctrines and beliefs concerning Jesus- He is not merely a man or a prophet- He is God in the flesh.
- Worship Jesus with all the different kinds of praise.
- Always try to be creative and spontaneous in your worship- sing, dance, shout, etc…