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REJOICE AND PRAISE GOD

God created everything in heaven and all we see on earth mainly for the purposes of praising and worshipping Him. The angels are God's servants who serve His will in heaven and on earth. We can find many Bible verses that inform us about innumerable or countless number of angels that gather together to honour, glorify, celebrate and worship God. In fact, they are the most important roles of the angelic beings.

Reference: Isaiah 6:1-3 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV) "In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory."


In 2 Chronicles 26:21 (NIV), the Bible tells us that King Uzziah had leprosy until the day he died. He lived in a separate house - leprous, and was banned from the temple of the LORD. Following our referenced Scripture, King Uzziah who profaned the holiness of the Temple had just died. However, Prophet Isaiah had been called to the office of a prophet and probably found himself in the court of the Temple in the year of the King's death. When His inner eyes opened, he saw the Almighty sitting on the throne with His long robe covering the temple.


Isaiah also saw two angelic beings (seraphims) standing next to God, who were cantillating this verse to praise the Lord: "Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory." These angelic beings rejoice and celebrate the King of kings twenty-four hours a day. The living creatures in heaven join them to give glory, honour, and thanks to our God. The twenty-four elders fall down before the same King of kings on the throne, and they worship Him forever and ever.


The throne room is so much decorated with quality materials that anyone can marvel at the splendour and majesty of the Most high. Just imagining the standard of substance used in the vast array of the structures of the throne room, will automatically get your knees to buckle and join the activities of the angelic hosts going on there. Beloved, no one can resist the urge to bow down and begin to praise, honour and thank God and no human can withstand the flashing rays of light or beams of His glory.


Revelation 4:5-6 (NLT) reads, "From the throne came flashes of lightning and the rumble of thunder. And in front of the throne were seven torches with burning flames. This is the sevenfold Spirit of God. In front of the throne was a shiny sea of glass, sparkling like crystal.." Think about these features for few minutes: If you always witness flashes of lightning, rumble of thunder, seven torches of burning flames and shiny sea of glass, sparking like crystal before you, all happening in one magnificent room, wouldn't you bend on your knees and cover your face in worship?


The Bible says, "Righteousness and justice are the foundation of God's throne; Mercy and truth go before Him" (Psalm 89:14 NKJV). These are spiritual figures functioning live in the throne room. Righteousness and justice are spiritual features used to furnish the foundation, while mercy and truth are the personalities that stand ever in front of the Almighty to attend to Him and convey His counsels to us from eternity. Notice the word, "from eternity". It means that mercy and truth are eternal commodity. This is why we receive mercy from the throne room anytime we need it because the counsel of mercy refills our inadequacies. This is also why we go for the truth in the Word because therein, we receive divine counsels on how to live and navigate successfully as the godly.


In verse 3 of our referenced Scripture, the angels noted that the whole earth is full of God's glory. No wonder, in Christ Jesus, we are here to acknowledge His glory which fills the earth. So Paul also reminds us in Philippians 4:4 (NIV): "Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!" This signifies to us that rejoicing in the Lord should be a consistent practice. We can do so every moment of the day and throughout our lives. "Always" simply means that there's no such thing as overdose in praising, honouring, worshipping and glorifying God. Therefore we join the angels and heavenly hosts to celebrate God's glory on earth. Shalom!


Scripture Reading - Psalm 110:2; John 4:23; Hebrews 13:15; Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16.


Exuberant Declaration: I rejoice in the Lord always and ascribe Him the glory due His name. I worship Him in the splendour of His holiness. I dance before Him, bringing my sacrifice of praise as a sacred offering before Him continually. Hallelujah!




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