To worship the Firstborn be an Angel
Hebrew 1:6,7 - And when he again bringeth in the firstborn into the world he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him. And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels winds, And his ministers a flame of fire:
When Jesus was born it was the Angels who worshipped Him and sang praise to Him. Even today to truly worship the Firstborn one needs to be an Angel.
Jesus is called the Firstborn because He was before all and it was through Him and by Him that the foundations of creation were set forth.
A human being is made of body (flesh), soul and spirit. In spirit we are identical to an Angel; what differentiates us is that our soul is corrupt due to sin and we are trapped in this body of flesh. The Lord humbled Himself unto an Angel and came in the flesh as a human being Jesus. When Jesus transfigured He demonstrated to us since He was perfect in soul He was not trapped in the human body and could come out of body.
As quoted by Paul from the book of Psalms 97:7 since the world is filled with graven images and people who worship idols, the Lord called His Angels to worship Him.
To truly worship Him we too need to be an Angel, it does not mean we need to die and come out of this flesh body. What we need to do is overcome the body and soul.
God does not expect us to achieve perfection for us none of us is and therefore perfection is a gift unto us at the end when He finds us worthy. The least He expects from us is to overcome the graven images and idols in our lives so that we may know Him. It is only when we know Him that we are able to truly worship Him.
We may not be bowing to any statue, but yet each one of us has idols or graven images in our lives to whom we bow. Most of us have people as graven images, whom we have made gods. What they say holds more value to us than what the Lord says. A common idol in our lives is our fleshy pleasures which we carry around and which we do not want to sacrifice. Most of us are on all fours to this god who literally runs our lives. People twist and turn scriptures just so that they can continue worshiping this god and king.
Overcome these graven images and idols as the Lord exposes each one of them. When we accepted Him into our lives He did not at once expose all our weakness or rid them all away. He wants us to be overcomers and be mature in spirit therefore He lets back some for us to overcome. He wants us to build our communication with Him because sin destroyed all the communication between Him and us and therefore He lets back some weakness so that by making efforts to overcome we will build our communication with Him. By ourselves we cannot overcome but only with Him, Who is almighty we can.
As the Lord gradually brings out those evils which are hidden in the dark unto light, let us by Him and with Him crush them and drive them out forever, so that we may know the Firstborn and worship Him truly.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, we want to truly worship You and experience your glory. Help us Lord that we may rely more on You than man. As You bring unto light all that is in the dark help us rely on You and overcome them...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scripture ]
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
14 Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace among men in whom he is well pleased.
15 And it came to pass, when the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing that is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
7 Let all them be put to shame that serve graven images, That boast themselves of idols: Worship him, all ye gods.
Hebrew 1:6-14 (from Psalms 97:7,104:4, 45:6 & 102:26,27)
6 And when he again bringeth in the firstborn into the world he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.
7 And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels winds, And his ministers a flame of fire:
8 but of the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever; And the sceptre of uprightness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; Therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee With the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
10 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning didst lay the foundation of the earth, And the heavens are the works of thy hands:
11 They shall perish; but thou continuest: And they all shall wax old as doth a garment;
12 And as a mantle shalt thou roll them up, As a garment, and they shall be changed: But thou art the same, And thy years shall not fail.
13 But of which of the angels hath he said at any time, Sit thou on my right hand, Till I make thine enemies the footstool of thy feet?
14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to do service for the sake of them that shall inherit salvation?
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