“Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!” (Revelation 4:8).
You may have some questions right now, even fears as we see things happening in our world that we simply cannot explain. Earthquakes killing over 30,000 people and counting, unidentified objects flying over North America, wars and rumors of wars, solar flares and lighting strikes, we ask ourselves in this moment and season, what should we do? Recently, I asked God this very question after waking up from a demonic, horrible dream, “God, what can I do?” and He answered… “worship.”
Right now, the question is not whether we will worship, but what, whom and how are we worshiping. We see forms of worship of our own selves, idols, and people of this world. We see worship of Satan and his schematics, “Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.” (John 4:23). We MUST worship Jesus, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords with all our hearts and with all our minds. We worship in truth, which is Jesus, our Savior, Redeemer, and only way to everlasting life. We worship Him in spirit, as His Spirit lives inside of us and our heart longs to give Him praise as we were created to do. Through our great affection, adoration, reverence, and truth of who He is, comes holy, unhindered praise and exaltation from our lips, hearts, and actions.
I’ve been watching videos from Asbury University as the students felt led to stay after the regular chapel service and continue worshiping. What was meant for an hour or two last Wednesday is still happening as I write these words. Healings, miracles, God’s beautiful presence being displayed in peaceful and mighty ways, all through a holy surrendered yes, and worship to the One who sits on the throne. “Yet a time is coming….” God is SEEKING, He is looking, He is asking for those that will worship Him FULLY with abandoned hearts and minds, in spirit and in truth. When questions and fear come, we know what to do, we sit at the feet of Jesus and give Him our everything. The student body President from Asbury, Alison Perfater said, “If it’s for 20 minutes, if it’s for a couple hours, if it’s for the week, you can’t lose anything, but you can gain everything.”
Satan may be, “the prince of the power of the air” (Ephesians 2:2), manifesting evil in our world, but the Everlasting God Almighty is the One who sits on the Throne and is the King for all eternity. Although the Earth gives way and trembles, our God will not be moved, or shaken. Now we worship Him, we adore Him, we give Him our time, our focus and devotion. He is seeking…are the true worshippers going to worship in spirit and truth? Not perform, not gain attention, just a holy surrender and a simple song to a Holy, Almighty, Powerful, God.
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells. God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.
Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall; he lifts his voice, the earth melts.
The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.
Come and see what the Lord has done, the desolations he has brought on the earth.
He makes wars cease to the ends of the earth.
He breaks the bow and shatters the spear; he burns the shields with fire.
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.
In the Book of Revelation, we see the 24 elders fall down before the Lord who sits on the throne and worship Him four separate times. Each time they fell down, they acknowledged who God is and what He’s done. The first time they fell down and worshipped, they acknowledged God as The Creator (Revelation 4:10-11). The second time they acknowledge God as The Redeemer (Revelation 5:8-10). The third time they acknowledged God as The Judge and King over all the earth (Revelation 11:16-18). The last time they sang, “Amen, Hallelujah!” saying let it be done, as a call to worship (Revelation 19:4). When we respond to who God is and what He has done, that brings our true, unhindered worship and praise! We must know who He is, and acknowledge Him for what He has done.
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Thank you Emily for your post HOLY, HOLY, HOLY. Your mother sent it to me and was
is just the right message I needed. As I explained to her, I do pretty well but at times
all of the “doom and gloom” takes its toll on my outlook and being reminded of the
greatness of God is wonderful medicine for the soul!
God Bless and have a great day!
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I am so happy this was a blessing to your day! May God bless you and keep you. Love you, uncle!