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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Worship God!

Let this time of study lead me to a deeper worship of You, Jesus. Amen

"And I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, "See that you do not do that! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."  (Revelation 19:10)

The apostle John got so excited when he saw this wedding in the sky that he made a great blunder. He got carried away, fell down at the feet of the angel who was revealing all of these things, and started to worship the angel! In the angel's correction to John we find one of the great proofs for the deity of Jesus.

The angel tells John, in effect, "Get up! God is the only One you can worship. Now glorify Jesus, for all these things you've been seeing point to Him!" This wedding doesn't center around the Bride but on the Groom. It is called the marriage of the Lamb. The angel redirects John's worship to Jesus.

Now, we're to worship God and He's the only One we're to worship (Luke 4:8). The greatest sin is the sin of idolatry, and that angel knew that no one, no thing, nobody is to be worshiped if He is not the Almighty. All throughout Revelation and the entire Bible you're going to find people worshiping Jesus. And if Jesus is not God, He has no right to be worshiped!

Prophecy is wrapped up in the Lord Jesus Christ. When you study the Bible and you study about prophecy, you're studying about Jesus. If you read the book of Revelation and you don't come to know and love Jesus more, you have missed the whole thing. It is the Revelation, the unveiling, of Jesus Christ (Revelation 1:1). Th spirit of prophecy testifies of Jesus. And at the marriage of the Lamb, He is going to be glorified.

The central figure of this wedding in the sky is the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. One day He will rise from His throne and step from the lofty heights of heaven's splendor to embrace His Bride. But only the Father knows the date and the time of the wedding (Matthew 24:36).

~Adrian Rogers~

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