After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter. And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne. And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald. And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold. And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God. And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind. And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle. And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come. And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever, The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created (Revelation 4:1-11).
Today's Morsel: When members of the Army are promoted, their orders read, The Secretary of the Army has reposed special trust, confidence, and fidelity of such person, and in view of these qualities I therefore promote him/her to said rank. These individuals are being honored for their service before others.
On the Island of Patmos, John is given a glimpse of heaven. And he observes the worship that is taking place before the throne of God. John said that the twenty-four elders fall down and cast their crowns before him that sit on the throne of God and worship Him without ceasing, saying, "Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created." Jesus told Peter whatsoever things are loosed on the earth would be loosed in heaven. This heavenly scene is a reflection of what is taking place on the earth. Somewhere in the world, twenty-four hours a day, someone, somewhere, is worshipping and giving God the praise. Are you doing your part. Scripture says, "From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD'S name is to be praised" (Psalms 113:3). When the sun comes up in the east, God is to be praised. And when it goes down in the west, God is to be praised. The Lord said, "Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God" (Psalms 50:23). David said, "Early will I rise up and seek thee." The psalmist also encourages us, "Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power. Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp. Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals. Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD" (Psalms 150:1-6).
Sing: Thou art worthy! Thou art worthy! Thou art worthy, O' Lord. To receive glory, glory and honor, glory and honor and praise. For thou hast created, hast all things created, thou hast created all things, and for Thy pleasure, they are created, Thou are worthy, O' Lord.