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Bible Ballistics: Vol. 19 No. 19 If Jesus Is Worthy???_______???
What will you answer? If Jesus is worthy, what have you made Him worthy of; your time, or service, your ideas, money, or pursuits, your LOVE? What is Jesus worthy of in my/your life?
“And I beheld, and, lo,
in the midst of the throne
and of the four beasts,
and in the midst of the elders,
stood a Lamb
as it had been slain,
having seven horns
and seven eyes,
which are the seven Spirits of God
sent forth into all the earth.
7 And he came and took the book
out of the right hand of him
that sat upon the throne.
8 And when he had taken the book,
the four beasts
and four and twenty elders
fell down before the Lamb,
having every one of them harps,
and golden vials full of odours,
which are the prayers of saints.
9 And they sung a new song, saying,
Thou art worthy to take the book,
and to open the seals thereof:
for thou wast slain,
and hast redeemed us to God
by thy blood
out of every kindred,
10 And hast made us unto our God
kings and priests:
and we shall reign on the earth.
11 And I beheld,
and I heard the voice of many angels
round about the throne
and the beasts
and the elders:
and the number of them
was ten thousand times ten thousand,
and thousands of thousands;
12 Saying with a loud voice,
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain
to receive power,
and blessing.” Revelation 5:6-12
Jesus IS worthy of all—from all! If we consider Paul’s message to the believers at Philippi, we might begin to understand the value and worth of our Lord and King to God our Father, which ought to be our song of praise as well. Will we give HIM the glory? Or take it to ourselves? You see, the question isn’t will you/I bow, but rather when you will bow. God has declared that “every knee shall bow”, either before Jesus as Lord and Savior in this life, or as judge when there is no recourse or opportunity for salvation.
“And being found in fashion as a man,
he humbled himself,
and became obedient unto death,
even the death of the cross.
9 Wherefore God also
hath highly exalted him,
and given him a name
which is above every name:
10 That at the name of Jesus
every knee should bow,
of things in heaven,
and things in earth,
and things under the earth;
11 And that every tongue should confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory
of God the Father.” Philippians 2:8-11
If HE isn’t your Lord and Savior, HE will be your judge. You can refuse to acknowledge HIS worth now, but the day is coming when those who refuse HIM, will bow before HIM as King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and judge of all.
“And I saw a great white throne,
and him that sat on it,
from whose face the earth and the heaven
and there was found no place for them.
12 And I saw the dead,
small and great,
stand before God;
and the books were opened:
and another book was opened,
which is the book of life:
and the dead were judged
out of those things which were written
in the books,
according to their works.
13 And the sea gave up the dead
which were in it;
and death and hell delivered up the dead
which were in them:
and they were judged
according to their works.
14 And death and hell
were cast into the lake of fire.
This is the second death.
15 And whosoever was not found written
in the book of life
was cast into the lake of fire.” Revelation 20:11-14
My friends, the standard for judgment will be God’s Word—whether you accepted it or not–both the written Word and the Living Word, Jesus, who IS WORTHY of all the praise and honor and glory. And the written Word is the standard by which ALL will be judged! What worth are you giving to Jesus? What are you doing with God’s Word? What are you doing with Jesus? If HE truly is worthy, and HE IS, what worth and value are you placing on JESUS—have you bowed? Please don’t put it off.
“For the word of God is
and sharper than any twoedged sword,
piercing even to the dividing asunder
of soul and spirit,
and of the joints and marrow,
and is a discerner
of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
13 Neither is there any creature
that is not manifest in his sight:
but all things
unto the eyes of him
with whom we have to do.” Hebrews 4:12-13
“Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly,
that God hath made that same Jesus,
whom ye have crucified,
both Lord and Christ.” Acts 2:36
There is no more important decision that you can consider. There is no other action that has the ability to give life or death. Jesus is calling today, and HE will save all who come to HIM in repentance and faith in HIS substitutionary, atoning sacrifice for sin. He loves YOU—He gave HIS life that you might have salvation, forgiveness of sin, and eternal life. Won’t you come to HIM and see HIS worth—for HIS arms are open to you today.
“All things are delivered unto me
of my Father:
and no man knoweth the Son,
but the Father;
neither knoweth any man the Father,
save the Son,
and he to whomsoever the Son
will reveal him.
28 Come unto me,
all ye that labour
and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you,
and learn of me;
for I am meek and lowly in heart:
and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy,
and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:27-30
Praise and honor and glory to Jesus as we “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world”! HE is calling you!
“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock:
if any man hear my voice,
and open the door,
I will come in to him,
and will sup with him,
and he with me.” Revelation 3:20
Amen and Amen!!!