WEEK 6: REVERE JESUS: THE LAMB IN GLORY!: Do you worship Jesus as the Lamb worthy of 24/7 adoration?
Day 39: Sat 24 Mar, 18
“Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” John 1:29
Do you worship Jesus as the Lamb worthy of 24/7 adoration?
“Day and night, they never stop saying: “‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty,’ who was, and is, and is to come.” “And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.”
Revelation 4:8, 5:8
The Lamb is worthy of 24/7 eternal worship
Jesus invites us to pray – to cry to Him day and night and the implication is that this is something He is seeking at the time He returns, “And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” Luke 18:7-8
Sustained fervent prayer and worship changes us. Sustained fervent prayer and worship over a region changes the spiritual atmosphere in that region. But we do not pray to fill timetables of continuous 24/7 prayer because we should or because we benefit. We are drawn to deeper adoration because the Lord Jesus is worthy! “One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to inquire in his temple.” Psalm 27:4
“As disciples of Jesus, we join with the chorus of heaven crying out night and day…” “It’s God’s desire that our lives become increasingly Christ-dominated, Christ-saturated, and Christ-exalting to the Glory of God the Father!” He quotes Spurgeon, ‘He is the sun of our day. He is the star of our night; he is our life, he is our life’s life, he is our heaven on earth, and he shall be our heaven in heaven!’” (Dr Jason Hubbard, Lamb’s Reformation, 2017, p.7)
“Jesus went from wearing a cruel crown of thorns to wearing a golden crown of glory, from robes dipped in blood to a kingly robe of splendour, from a mock sceptre in his hand to a sceptre of authority, from the insults of men to the worship of angels, from the filth of sin to the beauty of holiness…
See his head and hair, once soaked in blood, now dazzling white as snow…See the One whose eyes stung and dripped blood, tears of sorrow, now blazing like fire, like flames of torches…See the face, once swollen and raw from patches of His beard torn out… Now his face shines brighter than the sun in all its brilliance…See his body, once stripped naked, now clothed in eternal majesty…See his hands pierced, now bleeding infinite splendour, feet once spiked to a stake of timber, now gleaming like burnished bronze…his side once pierced and now hear him say, ‘This wound in my Heart is for YOU!’” (Hubbard p.47)
“From victim to victor, from worm to warrior, from humiliation to glorification, from tortured to triumphant, from degradation to exaltation, from a lowly bleeding Lamb to a glorified Lion-Lamb!
He’s the One from Whom Glory flows! Glory that flows from Him, and through Him, and Back to Him! He’s the Central Sun in the universe, He’s the Dazzling One,
He’s the Outstanding One, He’s the Chandelier of Heaven,
He’s the Well Spring of Eternity, He’s the Fountainhead of Glory,
He’s the Worthy Lamb of all Glory!”
Dr Hubbard, pp. 47-48, quoting Sandy Kirk, Glory to the Lamb. pp.102-103
Follow Jesus as His Disciple
Be blessed as you look to Jesus the ascended Lamb in glory!
- Worship Him in spirit and Truth with your whole spirit, mind, will, emotions and body.
- Join with others to offer continuous praise and worship.
- Inquire in his temple.
24/7 prayer & worship will continue beyond this 40 Day Prayer Relay
You can enter new prayer groups at any time throughout the year. We invite you to continue to maintain fervent, sustained prayer and worship. Your prayers for your neighbourhoods, cities and regions can continue to be linked in day and night prayer across Australia and other nations on the www.prayforthenations.com website.
Consider collaborating with local Christians in your area to build continuous regional 24/7 prayer, worship and evangelism. It could be partnering with local churches and in unity, agreeing to pray one day each, every month.
We invite you to continue to pray as the Queen’s Baton progresses around Australia and during the Commonwealth Games (4-15 April 2018).
Pray All People Hear the Gospel
Lord, together we maintain night and day prayer in continuous prayer and worship relay – to uphold your glorious name and to entrust to You the people in our local area and the towns of Gladstone, Miriam Vale, Agnes Water and Bundaberg in Queensland where the Queen’s Baton is today; to the nations represented at the Commonwealth Games; and the unreached 100,000 Buddhist Tai Khun people in Mynamar.