We’re Not Worthy, but Worthy is the Lamb!
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.
Worthy is the Lamb! Worthy is the Lamb! Sometimes when I wake up these words are on my lips. Anyone out there old enough to remember the original SNL cast? One of Chevy Chase's signature jokes was “I'm Chevy Chase and you're not”, but this morning God is speaking to me about Christians who seem to forget who is the worthy God and who is the unworthy servant.
How much she hath glorified herself, and lived
deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her
heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.
Today the true church is surrounded by the servants of the great whore. You see, unlike those who cast their crowns before the Lamb's feet their song is “I am worthy too”! They glorify themselves, and in so doing, the Great Whore. But even now the wheat and tares are being separated.
He that loveth father or mother more than me is not
worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy
of me. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not
worthy of me.
Just in case there is any confusion, Jesus here is speaking of a different worthiness. Not a soul in the universe is worthy because only a Lamb without blemish was worthy to take the sins of the world upon Himself. All others have sinned and remain sinners by virtue of having this inherent sin nature. But what Christ speaks of in the above passage are those who are not 'worthy of me', meaning worthy to receive his blood as atonement for their sins.
Yes, Christ died for the sins of all the world, however to be worthy of His precious blood we must fill the requirements of salvation. You see, unlike what the harlot churches teach salvation is conditional upon obedience which here is described as taking up our crosses and following Him.
Once again, we can hark back to the words of the Great Whore who is under the delusion that she shall see no sorrow when Jesus told us to take up our crosses. She has also glorified herself, thinking she is also worthy and therefore there is no need for her to take up her cross when Christ taught us that all that shall live Godly will suffer persecution (2 Timothy 3:12 KJV). This Jezebel spirit believes she shall see no sorrow, but the testimony of men like Job and Lazarus rise up to condemn her. Indeed, in 2 Corinthians 11:24-28 our brother Paul told us of the many hardships that he faced, yet God never abandoned him.
Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with
goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and
miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
Scripture also tells us that the Great Whore has lived deliciously, which according to Strong's means “to be wanton, to live luxuriously”. Is she starting to sound like some other bible character? You see. a deep study of scripture reveals that the Great Whore and the Laodicean church are one and the same! She is mesmerized by prosperity preaching and gathering riches to herself. She feels like they are her birthright.
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; Saying with
a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and
riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.
Worthy is the Lamb! They are not only words of deep worship, but also great comfort. How so? Although I am not worthy there is someone who is; our savior Jesus Christ! Because of Him we are dead to the Law. He kept the Law perfectly because try as we may, we just can’t. We no longer need to keep the law written on tables of stone, but that written on our hearts by the presence of the Holy Spirit within (2 Corinthians 3:3 KJV).
Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon
the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to
In discussing the matter of Christians keeping the Law Peter rose up and declared it to be a burden that was not possible for any of us to bear. Once we understand this we can see Law keeping for what it is. No man can keep the Old Testament Law better than Christ did, and attempting to do so is to spit upon His cross. Why? Because to do so is to reject His keeping of the Law for us as our mediator.
Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is
in heaven is perfect.
That is not a license to sin, but a simple reality. Of course we sincerely strive to perfection, trying not to sin. But as humans in a post Adam world we understand that absolute perfection is just not within our reach. If it were Jesus sacrifice would have been in vain. So when we are alerted by the Holy Spirit that we have sinned we must come boldly before the throne of grace and sincerely repent. It is through these acts of repentance whenever we sin that the perfection Christ requires of us is attained. You see, His blood applied to our accounts renders us perfect in the Father’s eyes.
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, and tongue, and
people, and nation;
Worthy is the Lamb! Jesus was a perfect sacrifice because that is what God required. It is He who is our sole mediator with the Father. So we can rejoice even though we cannot attain perfection in this life, because He did it for us!
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