11 All the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12 saying: “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom, thanksgiving and honour and power and might, be to our God forever and ever. Amen.”
In spite of all the tragedy which it describes, the Revelation is one of the happiest books of the Bible. Often outbursts of worship break out unexpectedly. Indeed, that’s what the Christian faith is like. There is something wrong with a theology that does not create triumphant music!
In this case, angels, creation and the church all join in a mighty act of worship. What an honour it is for us to serve God perpetually in the very secret citadel of worship.
Note two things about the celestial worship in our text today,. Firstly, it was enveloped in “Amen”–it started and ended with “Amen”. It denotes divine approval, certainty and assurance. Beloved, advanced worshippers don’t just end their prayers with “amen”! Their whole lives are amen-saturated. Enough said!
Secondly, it was was sevenfold. Most of us give God mono-dimensional, or partial worship. We either focus on blessing His name, or glorifying Him or thanking Him. We do well when our worship is multidimensional. How will heaven respond when we learn to worship Yahweh perfectly? Perfect delight!