Thursday, January 18, 2018


Are there times when we don't know what to pray or how to rightly praise God? The adequate words are simply not there?

We can have a continuous dress rehearsal during our time of prayer and praise on earth by joining the hosts in heaven to praise and worship God and Jesus the Lamb of God who was slain to purchase for God with His blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation. (Rev. 5:9) We can practice our acceptable praises now and be assured of an authentic carryover when we arrive in the presence of God, the Father Almighty.

The apostle John gave us the very words with which to praise God. He said that he was in the spirit and beheld a throne in heaven
 and One sitting on the throne.
 (Excerpts from Revelation chapters 4 and 5 quoted below
 directly from the words of Scripture)

“Around the throne were twenty-four elders and the four living creatures. John heard them saying with a loud voice never ceasing day or night: Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord God the Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come. Worthy are You our Lord and God who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever throughout eternity, for You created all things and because of Thy will they existed, and were created. And they fell down before Him who sits on the throne and worshiped Him who lives forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying:

Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive:










 (collected terms from Rev.7:12; 5:12; 5:13; 4:11)

"Only the Lamb was worthy to take The Book and open it. The elders and the living creatures fell prostrate before the Lamb, having each one a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. And they sang a new song saying: Worthy are You to take The Book.

"[They were joined by] myriads of angels around the throne saying with a loud voice: Worthy is the Lamb. [words as above]. And every created thing which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all things in them, were saying: To Him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb, be [words as above]. And the four living creatures kept saying, Amen. And the elders fell down and worshiped."

"Therefore also God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those who are in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father"  (Phil. 2:9-11).

“Whatsoever is true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, of good repute, anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things. (Phil. 4:8) What could be more perfect than to know in advance what praise will be like in heaven, even the very words, and be able to offer it to God in praise while we are still on earth?

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