Heavenly Worship – Rev 4:9

And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings, are full of eyes all around and within, and day and night they never cease to say,
     “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty,
          who was and is and is to come!”

And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to him who is seated on the throne, who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before him who is seated on the throne and worship him who lives forever and ever. They cast their crowns before the throne, saying,
     “Worthy are you, our Lord and God,
          to receive glory and honor and power,
     for you created all things,
          and by your will they existed and were created.” – Revelation 4:8-11 ESV

This is one of my favorite scenes from Revelation. God is sitting on his throne, with what appear to be the four cherubim from Ezekiel 1 & 10 surrounding him and engaged in continuous praise and worship. And surrounding them are 24 elders who join in continuous worship with the cherubim. God’s throne room is a place of continuous praise and worship; and I would guess it is not the sedate and orderly worship that many of us are accustomed to today.

Do you enjoy falling down before the throne of God and engaging in praise? Is so then you will fit right in with the heavenly court. If this kind of worship is more challenging for you, then maybe we need to practice more. Picture the cherubim and elders worshipping, and join in with them. Fall on your face before the throne of God and praise your creator and redeemer.

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