by Tammy Phillips
September 28, 2021
“Each of these living beings had six wings, and their wings were covered all over with eyes, inside and out. Day after day and night after night they keep on saying, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty–the one who always was, who is, and who is still to come.” (Revelation 4:8 NLT)
My perception is that worship has been made to be a “churchy” word. It is not. I hope to paint you a different picture.
When John saw the four creatures around the throne of God, He describes them in the best way as he could. They were not of this world for sure. The King James version translates the Greek word zōon as beasts. This word is a derivative of zaō which means to live, to breath, to enjoy real life. The four beings described were covered with eyes everywhere and had six wings. Most importantly they were alive! They were living beings with one important job in heaven. For eternity they would lead the worship in heaven, “Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God, the Almighty, the one Who always was, Who is, and Who is still to come.” They adored the LORD. As parents how much do we treasure the love, hugs, kisses, and words of our children?
When the living beings give glory and honor and thanks to Him (the LORD) who sits on the throne, to the LORD who lives forever and ever, to our Life giver, and eternal Father, the twenty-four elders fall down before the LORD and wordship Him with their whole being. They say,
“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.” (Revelation 4:11 NKJV)
If this is a picture of what we are going to do for eternity, and I believe it is, isn’t the Lord God Almighty worthy of all our worship now? Worship leads us into His presence where minds can be changed, revelation can be revealed, healing and freedom can manifest. Worship is God’s plan and frankly, our job forever. It not a bad “gig.”
“But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.” (John 4:23 NKJV)
Since worship is obviously a part of God’s eternal plan, what is worship? Worship in not just good music or a good song. Worship is the Greek work proskuneo. According to Strong’s Concordance, it means to fall on the ground toward someone and to kiss; to fawn; to crouch; prostrate oneself in homage (do reverence to; adore). Worship is intimate. Worship is a picture of us kneeling our spirit, mind and/or body before God. It is revering Him. Worship is a picture of bowing and offering an adoring, loving kiss to the One who sits on the throne. Worship is laying it all out before the LORD. Worship is getting lost in our Heavenly Father…all He was, is and will always be! The living beings worship Him day and night. We can, too, anywhere, and anytime. He sends us winks all the time, the least we can do is throw our Dad loving kisses.
I enCOURAGE you to join me and spend more time worshipping our Lord who is worthy! His presence, there is nothing like His presence. Without worship there is no way to truly experience God and His presence. Plus, worship now is training for eternity. The Lord adores us and it is only fitting as His children that we return His favor. Throw our Dad the loving kisses that He more than deserves!
“I can safely say, on the authority of all that is revealed in the Word of God, that any man or woman on this earth who is bored and turned off by worship is not ready for heaven.” -A.W. Tozer