They never rest day or night, but keep on saying, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is coming.
In the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus teaches us to request that the will of God on earth must mirror His will in heaven. Therefore, in this context, earthly worship must reflect heavenly worship. The quality of the church’s worship today must be informed by the quality of celestial worship. We must not expect God to accept anything less.
Today we note the CONTINUITY of heavenly worship. Celestial worshippers never rest day or night in ascribing glory to the Omnipotent God. That means their lives revolve around glorifying the Lord. That is their main occupation, purpose and passion. What is yours, dear friend?
The Bible defines the will of God for us as giving thanks in every situation (1 Th 5:18). It also instructs us to glorify God in all we do, to bless the Lord at all times and to let His praise be in our mouths continually (see 1 Cor. 10:31; Psalm 34:1).
Beloved, our anointed mouths must not be full of complaints, lies, foolish arguments or tittle-tattle (Titus 3:9). Every negative word you utter replaces the worship your mouth owes the Father. It’s high time we audited all our speech, fellow-worshippers! Let nothing displace worthy praise from our mouths.
Our Lord states categorically that the Father is specifically searching for those who worship Him in spirit and truth (John 4:23-24). That is the real reason why you and I live, beloved. Worship is every Christian’s full-time job. Contrary to what many suppose, it is neither our part-time hobby nor is it the preserve of a gifted few.
Neither is worship an activity for a particular place. Calling our facilities “worship centres” is only correct in the sense of training and exhorting worshippers. Otherwise, our homes, vehicles, work-places, schools and every space, time and season is convenient for worship. If anyone asks you about your occupation, now you know what to say!