Three Angelsí Messages
- Part Three -
Judgment and Worship
"Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the
hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and
the sea, and the fountains of waters. And there followed another angel,
saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all
nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. And the third
angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast
and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand," Rev
worship - creation - Sabbath
Who or what may we worship
Exodus 34:14 For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose
Jealous, is a jealous God:
Does God accept any form of worship which we give Him?
Mark 7:6-9 He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of
you hypocrites, as it is written,
This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far
from me. Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and
cups: and many other such like things ye do. And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of
God, that ye may keep your own
Does God ever tell us how to worship Him ?
Ezek 46:9 But when the people of the land shall come before the LORD in
the solemn feasts, he that
entereth in by the way of the north gate to worship shall go out by
the way of the south gate; and he that entereth by the way of
the south gate shall go forth by the way of the north gate: he
shall not return by the way of the gate whereby he came in, but
shall go forth over against it.
We should worship in fear and holiness, not in laughter and folly
John 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him
in spirit and in truth.
Ps 5:7 But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship
toward thy holy temple.
Ps 96:9 O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth.
Ps 29:2 Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD
in the beauty of holiness.
1 Chr 16:29 Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and
come before him: worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.
Cain + Abel
Nadab and Abihu
Lev 10:1-2 And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them
his censer, and put fire therein,
and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD,
which he commanded them not. And there went out fire from the LORD, and devoured them, and they
died before the LORD.
Saul and Samuel,
1 Sam 15:18-26 And the LORD sent thee on a journey, and said, Go and
utterly destroy the
sinners the Amalekites, and fight against them until they be
consumed. Wherefore then didst thou not obey the voice of the LORD, but didst fly
upon the spoil, and didst evil in the sight of the LORD? And Saul said unto Samuel, Yea, I have obeyed the voice of the LORD, and
have gone the way which the LORD sent me, and have brought Agag
the king of Amalek, and have utterly destroyed the Amalekites. But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the chief of the things
which should have been utterly destroyed, to sacrifice
unto the LORD thy God in Gilgal. And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and
sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to
obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and
idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath
also rejected thee from being king. And Saul said unto Samuel, I have sinned: for I have
commandment of the LORD, and thy words: because I feared the people, and
obeyed their voice. Now therefore, I pray thee, pardon my sin, and turn again with me, that I
may worship the LORD. And Samuel said unto Saul, I will not return with thee: for
thou hast rejected
the word of the LORD, and the LORD hath rejected thee from
being king over Israel.
David and Uzza
1 Chr 13:5-11 So David gathered all Israel together, from Shihor of Egypt
even unto the entering
of Hamath, to bring the ark of God from Kirjath-je'arim. And David went up, and all Israel, to
Baalah, that is, to Kirjath-je'arim,
which belonged to Judah, to bring up thence the ark of God the
LORD, that dwelleth between the cherubims, whose name is called on
it. And they carried the ark of God in a new cart out of the house
of Abinadab: and Uzza
and Ahio drave the cart. And David and all Israel played before God with all their
might, and with singing,
and with harps, and with psalteries, and with timbrels, and with
cymbals, and with trumpets.
1 Chr 13:9 And when they came unto the threshingfloor of Chidon, Uzza put forth his hand to
hold the ark; for the oxen stumbled. And the anger of the LORD was kindled against
Uzza, and he smote him, because he put
his hand to the ark: and there he died before God. And David was displeased, because the LORD had made a breach
upon Uzza: wherefore
that place is called Perezuzza to this day.
1 Chr 15:2-3 Then David said, None ought to carry the ark of God but the Levites: for them
hath the LORD chosen to carry the ark of God, and to minister
unto him for ever. And David gathered all Israel together to Jerusalem, to bring
up the ark of the LORD
unto his place, which he had prepared for it.
1 Chr 15:12-15 And said unto them, Ye are the chief of the fathers of the Levites:
sanctify yourselves, both ye and your brethren, that ye may bring up
the ark of the LORD God of Israel unto the place that I have
prepared for it. For because ye did it not at the first, the LORD our God made
a breach upon
us, for that we sought him not after the due order. So the priests and the Levites sanctified themselves to bring
up the ark of
the LORD God of Israel. And the children of the Levites bare the ark of God upon their shoulders
with the staves thereon, as Moses commanded according to the word
of the LORD.
What is the worship that the Lord requires :
Amos 5:21-24 I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in
your solemn assemblies. Though ye offer me burnt offerings and your meat offerings, I
will not accept them: neither
will I regard the peace offerings of your fat beasts. Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not
hear the melody of thy viols. But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a
We are to worship the Creator
Ps 148:5 Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they
Isaiah 40:26 Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things,
that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by
names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in
power; not one faileth.
How are we specifically directed to worship the creator ?
Exodus 20:8-11 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou
labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou
shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy
manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy
stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in
them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed
the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
To what other creation does the Sabbath point us
Isaiah 65:17 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the
not be remembered, nor come into mind.
Ps 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
Eph 4:22-24 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the
deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true
Deu 5:15 And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and that the LORD thy God brought thee
out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm: therefore
the LORD thy God commanded thee to keep the sabbath day.
The Sabbath is a sign that we worship the creator God and that we are
sanctified by Him
Eze 20:20 And hallow my sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between me and
you, that ye may know that I
am the LORD your God.
Ezek 20:12 Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they
might know that I am the LORD that sanctify them.
Exodus 31:13 Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you
throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the LORD that
doth sanctify you.
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