Heaven’s Worship

Worship and the Cross

These are the ones who were not defiled with women, for they are virgins. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. (Revelation 14:4)

It was established in the earlier chapters of John’s revelation that Jesus is the Lamb standing in the midst of the throne of God. To find the 144,000 standing with Jesus in the place of worship (Mt. Zion) is fitting of their character. For all those who desire to be true worshipers will always be in the place of worship, in the presence of the Lamb. However, there is a requirement for one to be in that place of worship.

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Worship and Redemption

. . . these were redeemed from among men being firstfruits to God and to the Lamb.
(Revelation 14:4)

The portrayal of the 144,000 servants of God, standing with the Lamb on Mount Zion, gives a vivid description of the true worshipers of God. Two characteristics stand out in this portion of Revelation 14:4. One is that these servants were redeemed from among men. The second is that these worshipers were firstfruits to God and to the Lamb.

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The New Song

We live in a day when our world is inundated with song. Song is a common thread that runs through every global civilization. Here in America alone we have Rock-n-Roll, Rap, Country, Pop, Head Banger, Heavy Metal and others I don’t have names for. Each of these song classifications carries with it a certain message and the power to drive that message into the hearts and minds of its listeners.

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Worship and Integrity

For in their mouth was found no deceit, for they are without fault before the throne of God.
(Revelation 14:5)

In the description of the 144,000 standing with Jesus on Mount Zion we find two more vivid characteristics of a true worshiper; no deceit was in their mouth and they are without fault before God.

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Worship and God’s Holiness

In the not too distant future we are going to find ourselves in eternity. The way we prepare now is vital in determining our status when we are in the presence of the God of the universe. The popular song “I Can Only Imagine” probably best describes our human capacity to grasp what it will be like then and the way in which we will respond.

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The Activity of Worship

There is one aspect of the worship John witnessed in heaven that we would be amiss to neglect. Heaven’s worship is loud. No where in the Revelation of Jesus Christ do you read that anyone silently worshiped. According to John’s account the worship was so loud at times it would have been difficult to hear anything else. At times the volume of worship was determined by the shear number of worshipers, however, most of the time we find that the worshipers were worshiping loudly.

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