Revelation 4:10-11,“…the twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne, and worship him who lives for ever and ever. They lay their crowns before the throne and say: 11 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.”
Take a few moments if you can to close your eyes and imagine the scene that John is depicting in the verses noted above… John is describing what heaven looks like right now! There are angels worshipping God along with the 24 elders and the saints of past and present.
They are all focused on the throne and giving praise and worship to God. At some point John records that this will stop as Jesus comes to judge the earth and set up His eternal Kingdom in Jerusalem. However, once the Kingdom is fully established upon the earth His throne will still be the center of praise and worship as the Holy Spirit flows like a mighty river from the midst of it, Revelation 21-22.
Therefore, from eternity past, now in the present, and eternity in the future to come everything around the throne is worshipping God. Do you want to join with them now? You can! As we started this series with John 4 Jesus taught that God is a Spirit and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and truth- these are the kind of worshippers the Father seeks. As a result, you don’t have to be on a quest looking for God or try to catch a comet to heaven. Just stop whatever you are doing right now and start worshiping God as described in this series and God will come to you!
And one day when you take off the tent of your earthly body and put on the body of immortality you will forever worship God in His presence with pleasures forever more, Psalm 16:11. Remember, everyone will eventually worship Jesus, some even damned to hell, however, the blessing of God’s eternal joy is only for those who willing do it now!
Worship the Lord in the beauty of His holiness, join with all of heaven, and give Him the Glory His deserves! Worship the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit!
- Find your joy and pleasure in worshipping God.
- Try to make time everyday worshipping God.
- Remember to think about heaven and one day being with God face to face forever more.