SHOULD WE WORSHIP JESUS?


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SHOULD WE WORSHIP JESUS?


For me personally, ABSOLUTELY and without any doubting, we should worship Jesus. That is the short answer. If you want the long, very long and in-depth sound Biblical answer straight from the Bible itself then keep reading.

Let us take a look at what the Bible itself teaches. The English word “worship” is found 44 times in the New Testament. And the word “worshipped is found 29 times in the New Testament. And all the other forms of the word worship such as worshippeth, worshippers, and worshipping are found altogether 5 times in the New Testament.

I am not going to deal with the Old Testament because we, as Christians, are under the New Covenant and the words of the New Covenant that we are to follow and obey are written in the New Testament. The old patterns of worship service to God written in the Old Testament have been fulfilled in Jesus and nailed to the cross. And God also prophesied of doing NEW THINGS in the earth. You will see what I mean by this as you continue this study in God’s word.

There are six different Greek words used from which are translated as the English word “worship.”


#1. The Strong’s #4576 is translated as worship 3 times.

#2. The Strong’s #1479 is translated as worship 1 times.

#3. The Strong’s #3000 is translated as worship 3 times.

#4. The Strong’s #2151 is translated as worship 1 times.

#5. The Strong’s #1391 is translated as worship 1 times.

#6. The Strong’s #4352 is translated as worship 35 times.



Let us first cover the 9 verses where the English word worship is translated from the first five DIFFERENT Greek words so my readers will know that I am not hiding anything from them. And then we will cover  the sixth Greek word with the Strong's #4352 highlighted in yellow which is found 35 times.


Matthew 15:9.


“But in vain they do worship (Strong’s #4576) me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.”


Mark 7:6.

“He answered and said unto them, Well has Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.”

7. Howbeit in vain do they worship me, (Strong’s #4576)  teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.”

8. For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things you do.”



The commandments of God concerning worship are DIFFERENT in the Old Testament than the commandments of God concerning worship in the New Testament which is the main reason we are not going to cover all the verses on worship in the Old Testament and focus only on the verses on worship in the New Testament. Again you will see more evidence of why I say this as you continue reading this study in God’s word.


Acts 18:12.  


“And when Gallio was the deputy of Achaia, the Jews made insurrection with one accord against Paul, and brought him to the judgment seat,

Saying, This fellow persuades men to worship God (Strong’s #4576) contrary to the law.


So then, was Paul sinning because he taught what Jesus himself taught him to teach us under the NEW Covenant written in the New Testament? How is it a sin to OBEY Yahweh? Jesus spoke the words OF Yahweh the Father. It was the Jews who were the ones DISOBEYING God by NOT worshipping God in Spirit and in TRUTH by their rejecting the NEW Covenant.

Worshipping God under the OLD Covenant is called worshipping God in VAIN. Paul is teaching TRUE worship which the Jews wrongly accused him of as worship being CONTRARY to the law of Moses.

So God CHANGED the FORMER ways to his NEW THINGS that HE is doing in the earth today and in the world to come. We will talk more on these NEW THINGS further on in this study in God’s word. For now here are a few verses to read that I will explain later even though they are self explanatory to those who have eyes to see and ears to hear.


Isaiah 43:19.  


“Behold, I will do a NEW THING; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a WAY in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.”

Isaiah 42:9.


“Behold, the former things are come to pass, and NEW THINGS do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.”

Isaiah 48:6.  


“You have heard, see all this; and will not you declare it? I have shown you NEW THINGS from this time, even hidden things, and you did not know them.”


Jeremiah 31:22 .


“How long will you go about, O you backsliding daughter? for the LORD has CREATED a NEW THING in the earth, A woman shall compass a man.”



And WHO is the WOMAN being prophesied here in Jeremiah 31:21? WHO was the WOMAN in whose WOMB was the Messiah conceived when Mary believed the spoken word of God that was spoken to her by the Angel Gabriel when she said, be it done unto me according to your word? That angel said to Mary that that holy THING in you SHALL BE CALLED the Son of God.

Let us move to the next Greek word translated as worship that is closely related to the Greek word we just looked at which is also translated as worship.


Colossians 2:19-23.


“And NOT holding the Head, from which all the BODY by joints and bands having nourishment MINISTERED, and knit together, increases with the increase of God.

20.  Wherefore if you be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, WHY, as though living in the world, are you subject to ordinances,

21.  (Touch not; taste not; handle not;

22.  Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men?

23.  Which things have indeed a SHOW of wisdom in will worship, (Strong’s #1492) and humility, and neglecting of the BODY; not in any honor to the satisfying of the flesh.”


WILL worship is when Christians have the WILL to do God’s WILL but they are not truly worshipping God in Spirit and in TRUTH. They think that they are worshipping God they way that God wants them to worship him, in that, they sincerely and truly believe they are doing the will of God by obeying the ordinances and rudiments written in the Old Testament under the OLD Covenant. So they have a SHOW of WILLING to worship God but they are neglecting the BODY of Jesus Christ by not truly honoring the HEAD of the BODY which is his church.

You see, Almighty God the Father MINISTERS to us when we worship and praise his SON. Those of you, who truly worship Jesus as God’s SON and give thanks to God for what Jesus has done for YOU, know and understand the PRESENCE of Yahweh baptizing us with his Spirit by covering us completely being SUBMERSED in his glorious PRESENCE.

But “will worship” of ritual religious rudiments and ordinances of church services are not conducive, promotive, or useful to usher in the glorious presence of God. They simply become OBLIGATIONS to perform. And thus their worship is in vain. They do honor God with their lips but not in Spirit and true from their heart. They are just performing ritual service to God out of obligation.


Let us move to the next Greek word which is also associated with worshipping God with the ways under the OLD Covenant that have been NAILED to the cross. And thus we, as Christians, do not worship God in those ways under the NEW Covenant written in the New Testament. God is doing NEW THINGS in this age of grace in the church and we are NOT under the OLD Covenant. There is a NEW WAY in which Yahweh desires and seeks to be worshipped under the NEW Covenant by his NEW creatures created in his Son Jesus Christ.


Acts 7:40-42.


“Saying unto Aaron, Make us gods to go before us: for as for this Moses, which brought us out of the land of Egypt, we know not what is become of him.

41.  And they made a calf in those days, and offered sacrifice unto the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their own hands.

42.  Then God turned, and gave them up to worship (Strong’s #3000) he host of heaven; as it is written in the book of the prophets, O you house of Israel, have you offered to me slain beasts and sacrifices by the space of forty years in the wilderness?”


Acts 24:14.  


“But this I confess unto you, that after the way which THEY call heresy, so worship (Strong’s #3000) I the God of my fathers, BELIEVING all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:”


The Jews thought it was heresy and even blaspheming God to worship Jesus. And that is because THEY did not understand and BELIEVE ALL that was written in the law and the prophets. They only understood their Messiah to be a warrior King who would restore the Kingdom to Israel. They did not understand that God prophesied to do NEW THINGS in the earth. So HOW is it a SIN to believe and obey the NEW THINGS that God himself prophesied will come to pass?

The disciples of Jesus understood that it is NOT a sin to worship Jesus and they endured persecution from the Jews because of their worship of Jesus as you can see from this verse we just read.


Philippians 3:1-3.


“Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe.

2.  Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.

3.  For we are the circumcision, which worship (Strong’s #3000) God in the spirit, and REJOICE in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.


You could say, do not pay attention to the Judaizing Jews but rather walk in the NEW Covenant to worship Yahweh the Father in spirit and in truth BY REJOICING in our Lord Jesus Christ. We honor the Father by HONORING his SON Jesus. So never be ashamed to LOVE Jesus with all your heart giving him thanks, praise and worship because you are glorifying Yahweh the Father by showing your LOVE for his SON. Jesus is WORTHY to be praised!

 

Let us move to the next Greek word which is associated with worshipping in IGNORANCE. Now, one can worship a FALSE god in ignorance but as we have just seen with the three previous Greek words there can also be worship of the TRUE God in ignorance as well by worshipping Yahweh as taught under the OLD Covenant written in the Old Testament which God no longer desires to be worshipped in that way anymore. Worshipping God in the manner set forth under the Old Covenant is called VAIN worship under the NEW Covenant. In the NEW Covenant Yahweh is doing a NEW THING in the earth.


Acts 17:22-31.


“Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill, and said, You men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are too superstitious.

23.  For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore you ignorantly worship, (Strong’s #2151. So while they believed in a higher God above all there other gods they did not understand who this supreme God was. But Pauls says to them) HIM declare I unto you. (I will continue to highlight in orange all the words or pronouns that refer back to Yahweh the Almighty God whom Paul is declaring who he is. And I will highlight in yellow all the words that refer to Jesus our Lord.)

24.  God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwells not in temples made with hands;

25.  Neither is (HE, the ONLY TRUE God) worshipped (Strong’s #2323) with men's hands, as though HE needed anything, seeing HE gives to all life, and breath, and all things;

26.  And (HE Almighty God the Father) has made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and (HE) has determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;

27.  That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:

28.  For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

29.  Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by are and man's device.

30.  And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commands all men everywhere to repent:

31.  Because HE has appointed a day, in the which HE will judge the world in righteousness BY that MAN whom HE has ORDAIN; whereof HE has given assurance unto all men, in that HE has raised HIM from the dead.”

 


So then, according to Luke, who wrote the book of Acts, the GODHEAD is the ONE TRUE God in ONE person who is the Father ALONE. And the Son of MAN Jesus has now become God’s eternal Son whom God has highly exalted and BY whom Yahweh the Father will judge the world. Some may argue that Jesus is not a MAN because no MAN would ever be given authority to JUDGE the world and therefore to THEM Jesus MUST be Yahweh himself.

 

Please read 1 Corinthians 6:2,3.


Do you not know that the SAINTS shall JUDGE the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters?

3.  Know you not that WE shall JUDGE angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?”


Are we not men, human beings? And has not God given us the HONOR to execute HIS JUDGMENT?


Psalm 149:4-9.


“For the LORD takes pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.

5.  Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds.

6.  Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two edged sword in their hand;

7.  To execute vengeance (AT the COMING of Jesus and NOT before Jesus returns. The two edged sword is the WORD of God and NOT a literal sword) upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people;

8.  To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;

9  To execute upon them the judgment WRITTEN: this honor have ALL his saints. Praise you the LORD.”


So since God has promised to give to us as men or as humans the honor and the authority to judge the world then why is it so hard to believe that Jesus is a MAN whom his God and Father ANOINTED or COMMISSIONED to accomplish his will and then God HIGHLY EXALTED the Son of MAN giving him his own GLORY the glory OF the Father to be having in himself?

 

Let us move on to the next Greek word that is found in a parable of Jesus where men receive worship.


Luke 14:7-11.

 

“And he put forth a parable to those which were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms; (Or when Jesus perceived their PRIDE exalting themselves above others) saying unto them,

8.  When you are bidden of any man to a wedding, sit NOT down in the highest room; lest a more honorable man than you be bidden of him;

9.  And he that invited you and him come and say to you, Give this man place; (Or you are in this man’s place so you are going to have to take a lower place) and you begin with shame to take the lowest room.

10.  But when you are bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that invited you comes (Or returns), he may say unto you, Friend, go up higher: then shall YOU have worship (Strong’s #1391) in the presence of them that sit at meat with you.

11.  For whosoever exalts himself shall be abased; and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.”

 


I believe this parable of Jesus parallels Revelation 3:9 where Jesus will make MEN come and WORSHIP at OUR feet in the world to come.

 

Please read Revelation 3:8-11.


“I know your works: behold, I have set before you an open door, and no man can shut it: for you have a little strength, and have kept my word, and have NOT denied my name.

9.  Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship (Strong’s #4352)  before YOUR feet, and to know that I have loved YOU.

10.  Because you have kept the word of my patience, I also will keep you from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. (This HOUR of temptation is the WRATH of God to which we, who are in Jesus Christ, are not appointed. But the Jews and the Muslims who exalt themselves above the Jews will suffer the WRATH of God along with the unrighteous Gentiles. In other words, every person who is NOT IN Jesus Christ when he returns will suffer the WRATH of Almighty God executed by the hands of his Son Jesus.)

11.  Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which you have, that no man take your crown.”


 

So do NOT deny Jesus by taking the mark of the beast system by converting to Islam which DENIES that Jesus is the SON OF the living God. And do not deny Jesus his HONOR for by NOT worshipping Jesus even as you worship the Father he is WORTHY because it is Yahweh’s WILL that we HONOR his Son EVEN AS we HONOR him.

 

Please read John 5:19-27.


“Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do NOTHING OF himself, but what he sees the Father do: for what things soever he does, these also do the Son likewise.

20.  For the Father loves the Son, and shows him all things that himself does: (In other words, it is the Father HIMSELF doing the works. Jesus is the TEMPLE of Yahweh who was DWELLING IN the Son of MAN Jesus to endue him with power from on high) and he will show him greater works than these that you may marvel.

21.  For as the Father raises up the dead, and quickens them; even so the Son quickens whom he will. (And WHY will God’s Son be able to raise the dead and give eternal life to whomsoever Jesus chooses to give eternal life to? Is it because Jesus is Yahweh himself or is it because Yahweh GAVE the Son of MAN this power and authority to raise the dead and give eternal life to whom he judges as being WORTHY? What does the Bible ITSELF teach us? Keep reading and then you will be able to answer these questions for yourself according to what the Bible itself teaches.)

22.  FOR (Or BECAUSE) the Father judges no man, BUT has committed ALL judgment unto the Son:

23.  THAT (Or so that) all men should honor the Son, EVEN AS they honor the Father. He that honor NOT the Son honors NOT the Father which has sent him. (So if you do not honor, praise, and give thanks to Jesus to see that he is WORTHY of such worship then you are NOT giving true honor and worship to the Father. How can you truly HONOR God’s Son if you believe and teach that Jesus is just a MODE or manifestation of God and that Jesus is NOT a real separate person from the Father having his own spirit, soul, body, and will? How can your truly HONOR Yahweh’s SON when you believe and teach that Jesus IS Yahweh HIMSELF?)

24.  Verily, verily, (Or Truly, truly) I say unto you, He that hears my word, and believes on him that sent me, has everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. (Jesus came in the NAME of Yahweh to show us the Father as the ONLY TRUE God and that he was COMMISSIONED BY Yahweh to speak for Yahweh his God and Father.)

25.  Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the SON OF God: and they that hear shall live. (WHY? Why will the dead obey the voice of the Son of God?)

26.  FOR (or BECAUSE) as the Father has life in himself; so has he GIVEN TO the Son to have life in himself; (the LITERAL translation reads "to be having life in himself.)

27.  AND has GIVEN him authority to execute judgment ALSO, BECAUSE he is the Son of MAN.


 

I did not write the Bible but I must tell my readers and hearers what the Bible ITSELF teaches us. It was because Jesus was the Son of MAN first before he, the Son of MAN Jesus became God’s ETERNAL Son as to WHY we worship God’s SON even as we worship Yahweh the Father.

The TRUTH of the matter is that Jesus was BORN to be WORSHIPPED.


Let us now continue with the last Greek word translated as worship which is used most of the time in the New Testament. It is the Greek word “PROSKUNEO” found 35 times in the New Testament which is the SAME Greek word used in Revelation 3:9 where Jesus will make men to come and worship at our feet in the world to come to show that Jesus loves us.

 

Revelation 3:9.


“ Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and WORSHIP before your feet, (Strong’s #4352) and to know that I have loved YOU.”



Keep in mind as we go though the following verses that have the SAME Greek word “PROSKUNEO” Strong’s #4352 which is the SAME Greek word used in speaking of the worship that is given to Yahweh himself which we just saw in the above verses is the SAME worship that Jesus will make men give to US who overcome in the world to come. In other words, the SAME Greek word use for the worship of Yahweh is the SAME Greek word used for the worship of MEN. Glorified men and women, but HUMAN glorified men and women. So why is it so hard for some Christians to see that the Son of MAN Jesus is a HUMAN being who was GLORIFIED by Yahweh?

 

Now let us see what the Bible itself teaches us about WORSHIPPING Jesus. As I said a moment ago, the TRUTH of the matter is that Jesus was BORN to be WORSHIPPED.



Matthew 2:1,2.


“Now when Jesus was BORN in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,

2.  Saying, Where is he that is BORN King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. (Strong’s #4352)


Here in these verses we see that Jesus was BORN and that one of the reasons that THIS chosen CHILD was born is that he was BORN to become the King of the Jews. And shortly we will see that when Jesus returns to the earth to rule FOR Yahweh as his King of kings whom Yahweh himself made his firstborn Son to be a King HIGHER than the kings of the earth that Yahweh will also make every knee bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord TO the glory OF God the Father when God brings his firstborn Son back into the world.

Please read Psalm 89:27. I will highlight the words in orange referring to Yahweh who is the one speaking in PROPHECY concerning his Messiah. And I will highlight in yellow the words referring to Yahweh’s Messiah who will become God’s firstborn eternal Son just as God has prophesied.

 

Here is Psalm 89:27 from the King James Version.


“Also I will make HIM my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth.”


Here is Psalm 89:27 from the Bible in Basic English.


And I will make him the FIRST of my sons, most high over the kings of the earth.”


Here is Psalm 89:27 from the Common English Bible.


Yes, I'll make him the one born FIRSTI'll make him the high king of all earth's kings.”


Here is Psalm 89:27 from the Wycliffe Bible.


And I shall SET him the first begotten son; higher than the kings of earth. (And I shall make him my first-born son; higher than all the kings of the earth.)”


Psalm 89:27 is a prophecy of God’s Messiah because king David was NOT the first begotten son of Jesse. And neither was king David God’s firstborn Son. Jesus is the FULFILLMENT of the prophecies of God’s Messiah whom he chose to be the Savior of the world before the foundation of the world having slain his LAMB in his mind’s eye of foreknowledge. God spoke the end FROM the BEGINNING.

Now some Christians dogmatically demand that Jesus is Yahweh himself being fully the Almighty God and fully a human being at the same time having two natures, one divine and one human. But the word of TRUTH clearly teaches us that God is NOT a MAN and neither is God the son of MAN.

Please read Numbers 23:18,19 which is a hidden prophecy of God’s Messiah and the waster, Satan, rising up to kill God’s Messiah. Satan is “a” waster who will will be cast into “THE” waster, the lake of everlasting fire that God prepared FOR Satan, the devil and the fallen angels. In other words, God did not create Lucifer to be Satan.

 

Numbers 23:18,19.


“And he took up his parable, and said, Rise up, Balak, (The name Balak means WASTER or one who destroys. And rise up means to accomplish. PRIDE rose up in Lucifer to make war with God to become God’s ENEMY who has set his own heart to steal kill and DESTROY God’s creation including destroying the earth itself) and hear; hearken unto me, you son of Zippor: (The name Zippor means son of little bird. Satan is like a puny little bird compared to Yahweh.)

19.  God is NOT a MAN, that he should lie; NEITHER the son of MAN, that he should repent: has he SAID, and shall he not do it? or has he SPOKEN, and shall he not make it good?



Again, God spoke into being the end FROM the BEGINNING. ALL the prophecies written in both the Old Testament and in the New Testament WILL come to pass. And Satan, the thief who comes not but for to steal kill and destroy has risen up and killed God’s Messiah but had he KNOWN the consequence of crucifying the Son of MAN Jesus he would NOT have crucified the Lord of glory. God kept his plan of salvation a SECRET from his enemy Satan. There are many HIDDEN prophecies in the Old Testament and in the New Testament as well.

So then, now that you understand that Yahweh himself is NOT a MAN and neither is Yahweh the Son of MAN, I pray that you can see the truth of the WHOLE word of Almighty God who alone is the Father. The truth of the matter is that it was Yahweh himself who MADE the Son of MAN Jesus to become his firstborn ETERNAL Son whom Yahweh also MADE to become a King higher than the kings of the earth. God did not FORCE the Son of man Jesus to do anything but rather God’s TAUGHT the Son of man his future GLORY if the Son of man would obey him. And BECAUSE the Son of man obeyed his God and Father then Yahweh MADE or SET Jesus to be both Lord and Christ.

Let us look at another prophecy of Jesus which teaches us that a HUMAN CHILD would be BORN first and THEN this Son of MAN would be given to become God’s Savior to save the people from their sins. Please read the prophecy of God’s Messiah in Isaiah 9:6,7 where we can clearly see that God is prophesying that a HUMAN CHILD will be BORN FIRST and THEN that Son of MAN would be GIVEN.

In other words, the Bible itself teaches us that it was God’s HUMAN Son who was GIVEN to suffer and die on the cross for the sins of the world and NOT some eternal God the Son, the second person of a Godhead Trinity, who was sent down to the earth to be given or lifted up on the cross.

 

Isaiah 9:6,7.


“For unto us a CHILD is BORN, unto us a son is given: (According to the fulfillment written in the New Testament the Son that was GIVEN to suffer and die on the cross was the CHILD who was BORN of the Virgin Mary. Jesus said that the Son of MAN was lifted up) and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his NAME SHALL BE called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. (This is a PROPHECY of  future events and not an historical account of a God the Son who has always existed in eternity past without ever having a beginning.)

7.  Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts WILL PERFORM this.”


The first thing that I want you to notice is WHO is the one doing or performing all of this? Who is the one that brings his own spoken word of prophecy to pass? Who is PERFORMING his own spoken word of prophecy? It is Yahweh himself who alone and by himself came up with HIS OWN PLAN of SALVATION as to how HE alone and by himself has chosen to reconcile man back to himself.

Please read 2 Corinthians 5:18-20 first and then we will come back to Isaiah 9:6.7.


2 Corinthians 5:19-20.


“And all things (First notice that the word “things” is NOT in the original text and the LITERAL translation reads THE ALL) are OF God (Speaking of God’s NEW CREATION who are created IN his Son Jesus the Christ. So then it is Yahweh), who has reconciled US (speaking of THE ALL who heard the gospel and BELIEVE)  to himself BY Jesus Christ, and has given to us the ministry of reconciliation;

19.  To wit, that God was IN Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and has committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

20.  Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be you reconciled TO God.”


So just as Jesus was an AMBASSADOR for his God and Father who preached the coming Kingdom in God’s STEAD or for the SAKE OF his God and Father so NOW are we Ambassadors for Jesus in his STEAD or in his NAME preaching HIS gospel which God gave to him to give to us to preach to the world.

We do not preach the gospel, cast out devils, and heal the sick in our OWN name but rather we are Ambassadors FOR Jesus Christ reconciling people to God as the BODY of Jesus Christ. We are his hands, his feet, his ears, his eyes, and his mouth. We are the VOICE of Jesus the same as Jesus was the VOICE of Yahweh in Yahweh’s STEAD. And the Son of man Jesu was the ARM of the Lord speaking only the words that Yahweh told him to speak through his Holy Spirit DWELLING IN Jesus.

The Bible itself clearly teaches us that God was IN the Son of MAN Jesus as opposed to what Orthodox Christianity WRONGLY teaches which is that Jesus was Yahweh himself in the flesh being fully the Almighty God and fully a human being at the same time having two natures, one divine and one human.

Now the Bible itself DEFINES the meaning of DIVINE nature FOR us. And the sound Biblical definition of divine nature is NOT the same as Orthodox Christianity teaches.


Please read 2 Peter 1:2-4.


“Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, AND of (The knowledge of) Jesus our Lord,  (The Bible teaches us in John 17:1-3 that if we want to receive eternal life in the world to come then we must KNOW and understand that Yahweh the FATHER is the ONLY TRUE God. The devils even know this truth but they tremble knowing that they crucified the Son of MAN as an INNOCENT man. So the WHOLE truth is that we must believe in BOTH Yahweh the Father AND in his Son Jesus who suffered and died on the cross and whom God raised from the dead and GLORIFIED giving the Son of MAN Jesus his own DIVINE NATURE of immortality never to die again.)

3.  According as HIS DIVINE power has given unto US all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that has called us to glory and virtue: (We are called to be glorified by the true gospel of Jesus Christ. The true gospel of our salvation is how we have KNOWLEDGE of our Messiah Jesus.)

4.  Whereby are given unto US exceeding great and precious PROMISES: that by these (The promises of God written in his word on how to overcome sin)YOU might be partakers of the DIVINE NATURE, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.”


There is only ONE divine nature and that is the divine nature of Almighty God the Father Yahweh himself who GAVE his GLORY of divine nature of IMMORTALITY to the Son of MAN Jesus after the cross to be having in himself even as the Father has always possessed the divine nature of immortality in himself. Please read the study “WHEN DID JESUS BECOME GOD’S ETERNAL SON?” for all the verses that prove beyond any shadow of a doubt that Jesus did NOT pre-exist AS God the SON the second person of a so-called Godhead Trinity God. But for now let us continue with this study in God’s word on should we WORSHIP Jesus.

As I said early the reason Jesus was BORN to be WORSHIPED TO the GLORY OF God the Father.


But some Christians argue and dogmatically demand that if Jesus is NOT Yahweh himself then those Christians who worship Jesus are IDOLATERS and sinners because they are disobeying the words of Jesus in 4:9,10 where Satan tempts Jesus to worship him and Jesus rebukes him and says worship God only? They argue that those Christians who believe and teach that Jesus is God but that he is not THE ALMIGHTY God are worshipping a FALSE God because we believe and teach that Jesus is NOT Yahweh himself.

Well, to me, since the Bible itself states as a FACT that Yahweh the Father calls his Son God who is a God under and subject to Yahweh the ONLY true and ALMIGHTY God and then the Bible says further that Yahweh will make all men WORSHIP his Son in the world to come TO the glory of the Father then that is good enough for ME to worship Jesus even as I worship the Father TO the glory OF God the Father right now in this present world as my Lord and Savior who suffered and died for my sins.

We will cover this more in-depth further on in this study but for now let us take a closer look at what Jesus says in Matthew 4:9,10 which is also stated again in Luke 4:7,8 that you can look up later for yourself.


Matthew 4:9,10.


“And said unto him, All these things will I give you, if you will fall down and WORSHIP  (Strong’s #4352) me. (Just as a side note for all those who worship Satan the Greek word translated as IF you does not carry with it a guaranteed promise like the first two temptations of Jesus. In other words, Satan may give you riches no in this present world but they are NOT yours to KEEP. All the treasures and riches of this world are laid up for the JUST who will inherit the earth to rule and reign with Jesus for a 100 year in the world to come.)

10.  Then said Jesus unto him, Get you hence, Satan: for it is written, You shall WORSHIP  (The SAME Strong’s #4352) the Lord your God, and him ONLY shall you SERVE. (Strong’s #3000)


So then,  Satan was tempting the ANOINTED Son of MAN Jesus to give him the same kind of worship that is given to Yahweh in the OLD Testament under the OLD Covenant which was SERVING Yahweh under the OLD Covenant law of Moses.

Jesus was born under the law and he kept the law of God perfectly but the Old Covenant is NOT the WHOLE word of Almighty God Yahweh. At this point in time of Jesus being tempted to worship the devil the NEW Covenant had NOT yet been established in the shed blood of the Son of MAN Jesus.

Remember that we have already talked about the manner of worship in the Old Testament is VAIN worship because we are now under God’s NEW Covenant where some CHANGES have been made concerning HOW Yahweh desires and seeks to be worshipped by those of us who are unders his New Covenant written in the New Testament. God never shared his glory with anyone in the Old Testament but God prophesied that he would give his glory to another speaking of his chosen Messiah and the Messiah’s BODY.

Again, remember that God prophesied that he would do NEW THINGS which means God made some CHANGES from the OLD Covenant when he established the NEW Covenant in the shed blood of the Son of MAN Jesus.

One of those CHANGES from the old to the new is that God prophesied that he would SHARE his GLORY with his ANOINTED servant his Messiah and that we are to honor God’s SON even as we honor Yahweh the Father.

Please read Isaiah 40:10 in its CONTEXT.

 

Isaiah 40:1-10.


Behold MY SERVANT, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delights; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. (The subject of the CONTEXT of verse 10 is Yahweh’s MESSIAH, his chosen one to be his Christ to save the people from their sins.)

.2  He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street.

3.  A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth.

4.  He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.

5.  Thus says God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which comes out of it; he that gives breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein: (Including giving mortal breath to the Son of MAN Jesus just like every other human being who have their OWN spirit and their OWN soul and their OWN free will. So ALSO God gave to the Son of MAN Jesus. God has given spirit to the Son of MAN, Jesus, the same as he gives to all human beings.)

6.  I the LORD have called YOU in righteousness, and (I YAHWEH) will hold YOUR hand, and (I YAHWEH)will keep YOU, and (I YAHWEH) give YOU for a COVENANT of the people, (I YAHWEH give YOU) for a light of the Gentiles;

7.  To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.

8.  I am the LORD:(Or I am Yahweh) that is my NAME:(The LITERAL translation reads “HE NAME of ME. Jesus came in the NAME OF Yahweh. Jesus came in the NAME OF Yahweh. In the context of verse one, I would read this phrase as “THAT’S MY BOY in who I am well PLEASED. I have GIVEN him my very OWN NAME) and my GLORY will I not give to ANOTHER, neither my praise to graven images. (Oneness Christians WRONGLY interpret verse 10 OUT of its context and dogmatically demand that Yahweh will not give his glory to anyone ever. And they ignore the FACT that God the Father has indeed GLORIFIED the Son of MAN with HIS GLORY AFTER the cross. And Trinitarians do the same thing but at least they admit that God gave his OWN glory to his Son but they are confused as to WHEN Jesus was glorified. Some Trinitarians say that God glorified his Son in eternity past. Others says that it was at his Virgin birth. BUT the Bible itself teaches us that it was the Son of MAN who was glorified to receive the glory of the Father AFTER the cross which was PROMISED to him in the Scriptures. See John 17:5 and then read the study “DOES JOHN 17:5 TEACH THAT JESUS PRE-EXISTED?.)

9.  Behold, the FORMER THINGS are come to pass, and NEW THINGS do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them. (The former things are the things under the OLD Covenant. And the NEW THINGS are under the NEW COVENANT and things written in the New Testament.)

10.  Sing unto the LORD a NEW SONG, and his praise from the end of the earth, you that go down to the sea, and all that is therein; the isles, and the inhabitants thereof.”


You do well IF you learn this NEW SONG BEFORE the COMING of Jesus so that you can live and reign WITH Jesus in the world to come.

 

Revelation 5:9.


“And they sung NEW SONG, saying, You (Jesus, Son OF the living God) are WORTHY to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: FOR (Or BECAUSE) you were SLAIN (as an innocent Lamb of God to take away the sins of the world), and have redeemed us to God by your blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;”



Please read Revelation 15:3.


“And THEY (The Jews who are trying to please God by obeying the OLD Covenant in this PRESENT world but they will LEARN the NEW SONG of the LAMB during the world to come. And ONLY the Jews who learn this NEW SONG of the Lamb NOW in this present world will be numbered among the number of the SAINTS who receive ETERNAL LIFE AT the COMING of Jesus to) sing the song of Moses the servant of God, AND the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are your WORKS, Lord God Almighty; (AND) just and true are your ways, you King of saints.”


There are TWO songs. The song of Moses is sung to Yahweh the Lord God Almighty. And the NEW SONG is sung to the Lamb the SON OF Almighty God the Father TO the GLORY OF the Father.

So then, what does the New Testament teach us AFTER the CROSS about worshipping Jesus? Do we see that the Bible itself is teaching us to worship God’s LAMB sacrificed for the sins of the world?

Well, I do. See if YOU yourself see Jesus being WORSHIPPED both before and AFTER the CROSS but NOT that Jesus was being worshipped AS Yahweh himself. Rather understanding that those who did indeed worship Jesus in the New Testament understood that Jesus was the Christ, the SON OF God. They understood that the PROPHECIES spoke of him as being their Messiah and their King. They were waiting for the prophecies to be fulfilled where a CHILD would be BORN to become the King of the Jews.

You will NOT find one single verse where anyone worshipped Jesus AS BEING Yahweh himself.

Calling Jesus “God” is NOT worshipping Jesus as BEING Yahweh the Father the ONLY true God. The word “God” is a TITLE. There are dozens of verses that clearly teach us that Jesus is NOT the Father. The disciples of Jesus always clearly identified the Father as being God, as in, THE Almighty God ALONE and Jesus as being the SON OF Almighty God the Father whom made the Son of Man Jesus to be both Lord and Christ. The word “LORD and Lord” is also a TITLE like the word “KING, King, and king” is a TITLE. So the TITLE of Jesus being the King of kings does not make the kings under Jesus to be equal in every way with Jesus. It simply means that they are also a king but a lower king under and subject to a higher King who is under and subject to the HIGHEST Eternal KING Yahweh the Father.

The English word translated as worshipped in the past tense is found 29 times. And five of those times it is translated from a different Greek word than Strong’s #4352. Those five different times are found in Acts 16:14; 17:25; 18:7 / Romans 1:25, and 2 Thessalonians 2:4 and all five of those Greek words are associated with the wrong kind of worship as compared to the TRUE worship of Yahweh and his Son as is taught in the New Testament.

So the other 24 times we find the English word “worshipped” they are all translated from Strong’s # 4352, which is the SAME Greek word used to speak of the worship given to Yahweh Almighty God and the Father OF our Lord Jesus HIS Christ and to MEN, as in, GLORIFIED of the Father men. Let us now take a close look at these 24 verses.


Matthew 2:11.  


“And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and WORSHIPPED him (Strong’s # 4352): and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.”


These wise men understood that the prophecies were foretelling that a CHILD would be BORN and that he would grow up to be their Messiah who would become the King of the Jews. They were NOT worshipping the infant Jesus as being Yahweh himself. They were worshipping their future King that Yahweh prophesied to send to them. There is not one single prophecy of Yahweh himself coming down from heaven to be BORN as a human child.

Now I myself do indeed teach that Yahweh creates all thing out from himself as opposed to creating all things out of NOTHING. So in that sense Yahweh manifested himself to become the Son of man. Please read the study called “DID GOD CREATE ALL THINGS OUT OF NOTHING? .

But all scripture must agree and Numbers 23:19 clearly teaches us that God is NOT a MAN or the Son of MAN so it is impossible for Jesus to have been FULLY Almighty God and fully a human being at the SAME time having two natures, one divine and one human. God can manifest himself to become a rock but that rock would not be the divine Yahweh. That rock would not have a DIVINE NATURE. That rock would not be a rock and Almighty God himself. Let us continue.

 

Matthew 8:2.  


“And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, (Strong’s # 4352) saying, Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.”


What did the leper SAY? Did the leper say to Jesus, I worship you Jesus for I know that you are Yahweh in the flesh and if it is your will then I know that you can heal me because you are the Almighty God himself? The word translated as Lord hear means Master which also me teacher. So the Leper was simply saying Master I know that you have the ability to heal me but I am not sure that you will heal me.

He was NOT worshipping Jesus as being Almighty God Yahweh himself. Each one of these verses tell us HOW they worshipped Jesus. All we need to do is to pay attention to what they SAID as they were worshipping Jesus.

 

Matthew 9:18.


“While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, (Strong’s # 4352) saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay your hand upon her, and she shall live.”


So what did this certain ruler SAY? Did he say I worship you Jesus for I know that you are Yahweh come down from heaven to become a man? She was simply bowing down to a man that God was WITH whom she had heard was healing people.


Please read John 3:2.

 

“The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that you art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that you do, except God be with him.”

Everyone who saw Jesus saw him as a MAN whom God was WITH as to how Jesus did the miracles men saw him do. So why then do some Christians INTERPRET this verse in the way as this certain ruler was worshipping Jesus as being Yahweh himself? They do so because they need to find any verse that they can to TRY and prove that the Son of MAN Jesus is Yahweh himself carnate in the flesh or their man-made doctrine of the deity of Jesus being full Almighty God and fully man at the same time having two natures one divine and one human during the days of his FLESH falls apart.

Please understand that I do indeed believe and teach that Jesus is DEITY but NOT in the same way that Orthodox Christianity teaches. I teach what the Bible itself teaches which is that Jesus came OUT FROM Deity as the spoken word of Almighty God coming forth out from his mouth to become FLESH. And then that flesh was ANOINTED with Deity to dwell in him. And then that anointed Son of man BECAME Deity after the cross by being GIVEN Deity to rule FOR the highest Deity Almighty God Yahweh the Father for 1000 years.

 

Matthew 14:33.  


“Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, (Strong’s # 4352) saying, Of a truth you are the Son of God.”


What were the disciples of Jesus SAYING? Were they saying, we worship you Jesus because of a truth we know that you are Almighty God Yahweh incarnate the flesh. NO! That is NOT what they said as to why they worshipped Jesus. They said Of a TRUTH, you Jesus are the SON OF God. The disciples of Jesus knew right well that Jesus is the Christ, the SON OF the living God who was prophesied BY Almighty God Yahweh to come.


Matthew 15:25.  


“Then came she and worshipped him,(Strong’s # 4352) saying, Lord, help me.”


What did she SAY? Did she say I worship you Yahweh, Lord help me? Again the word translated as Lord here means Master. The word “Lord” is a TITLE. There are many lords. If you read the CONTEXT you will see that she knew that Jesus was the one prophesied to come because she called Jesus the son of David in verse 22.

 

Matthew 15:22.


“And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, you Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.”


She understood that Jesus had authority from God to heal her daughter because it was prophesied that the Messiah would be the son of David. She was NOT worshipping Jesus as bing Yahweh himself.


Matthew 18:26.  


“The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, (Strong’s # 4352) saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay you all.”


This is a parable of Jesus likening a debt owed to God which the children of Israel could not pay. That debt was their obedience to do all the law of Moses to the letter which they broke continually. The context is about forgiveness of sins under the NEW COVENANT. And when God saw this servant’s HEART to serve God then God forgave all his debt. It is about the mercy of God. So when we worship Jesus we are glorifying the Father.

This does NOT mean that we are worshipping Jesus as BEING the Father but rather we are worshipping the NOW glorified Son of MAN who has become WORTHY by laying down his life of his own free will to suffer and die for us. If that does not bring tears of joy, thanksgiving, and praise to your eyes then you do not know the TRUE Jesus your BROTHER. I fell in love with Jesus all the more after learning his true NATURE of being FULLY a human being during the days of his flesh. This TRUTH freed me from the bondage of sin. Please read the study “HOW TO LIVE FREE FROM SIN!.

 

Matthew 28:9.


“And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him. (Strong’s # 4352)


This verse is speaking of AFTER the cross where as CHANGE has come to pass which is that the NEW COVENANT has now been established in the shed blood of Jesus. The Son of MAN has NOW been GLORIFIED with the glory of Yahweh the Father to be GIVEN the DIVINE NATURE of immortality to be having in himself even as the Father has always possessed the divine nature of immortality in himself as the SOURCE of all life and creation, both mortal life and eternal life.

Jesus is still not yet crowned as the King of kings but God has made him both Lord and Christ.


Acts 2:26.


“Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God HAS MADE that same Jesus, whom you have crucified, BOTH Lord and Christ.”


So, BEFORE Yahweh MADE his Son to be both Lord and Christ there was only ONE Lord in eternity past. In other words, BEFORE the CROSS there was only ONE God in eternity past.The word Christ means ANOINTED and Yahweh ANOINTED the Son of MAN Jesus at his baptism. Jesus was made God’s Lord of lords after the cross when God highly exalted the Son of MAN. And whatever Yahweh makes BELONGS TO Yahweh including HIS Christ. And what BELONGS TO Yahweh can NOT BE Yahweh himself. Yes, Jesus was called Lord during his ministry before the cross but they did so as being their master, their teacher, and not as being Yahweh himself.


Luke 2:26.


“And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.”


Jesus was Yahweh’s CHRIST his anointed Messiah. See also Acts 4:26 and do your own research by looking up the phrase “his Christ” in a concordance.


Acts 4:26.


“The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against HIS Christ.”


Just like our children belong to us God’s children belong to HIM. The Son of MAN Jesus is Yahweh’s FIRSTBORN Son the first born among MAN BRETHREN but right now in this present world Jesus is called God’s ONLY begotten Son. But in the world to come God will have MANY sons and daughters. Let us continue with the verses with the word “worshipped” in them.


Matthew 28:17.  

 

“And when they saw him, they worshipped him: (Strong’s # 4352) but some doubted.”

 

Again, this verse is speaking after the cross which is when the Son of man was highly exalted by Yahweh the Father to become his Lord of lords and his King of kings. The eleven disciples came to see him in Galilee where Jesus had made an appointment to meet them there. Some of the eleven disciples worshipped Jesus but some doubted that he was alive. Jesus spent forty days with them and the other disciples proving that he was alive forevermore by many infallible proofs.

Jesus then told his eleven disciples in the very next verse that Yahweh has just GIVEN him ALL POWER.


Matthew 28:18.


“And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is GIVEN unto me in heaven and in earth.”


The GIVER OF this power GIVEN TO Jesus is Yahweh the Father. Yahweh does not GIVE power to Yahweh himself. BUT Yahweh can given power to the Son of MAN whom he highly exalted to BECOME a God to rule FOR him in the world to come that he gave a NEW named which is Yahweh our righteousness.

Please read where Jesus is GIVEN a NEW NAME.

Here is the PROPHECY.


Isaiah 62:2.


“And the Gentiles shall see your righteousness, and all kings your glory: and you SHALL BE be called by a NEW NAME, which the mouth of the LORD shall name.”


And here is the fulfilment of that prophecy.


Revelation 3:12.


Him that overcomes will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him MY NEW NAME .


Now most all Christians know beyond any shadow of a doubt that Jesus is NOT the FATHER and that Jesus is a separate distinct person from the Father. And most Christians say that they believe the Bible when is says in 1 Corinthians 8:6 that to US there is but ONE God the FATHER.

But yet some Christians including Trinitarians keep trying to make Jesus BE Yahweh HIMSELF which would be the same as saying that Jesus IS the FATHER seeing that the ONE true God is the FATHER ALONE. 1 Corinthians 8:6 does NOT say we believe in ONE God who is THREE PERSONS in the one God. Read this verse for yourself and see what the Bible ITSELF teaches us in SIMPLICITY.


1 Corinthians 8:6.


But to us there is but ONE God, the FATHER, of whom are all things (I want my readers and all Christians everywhere to know that the word “things” is NOT in the original text. The LITERAL translation reads THE ALL which is speaking of  THE ALL of whosoever BELIEVES that Jesus is the Christ, the SON OF the living God who suffered and died on the cross for the sins of the whole world and that God raised the Son of MAN to be a partaker of the DIVINE NATURE of IMMORTALITY to give us this same hope of becoming the ETERNAL sons and daughter of God AT the COMING of Jesus) , and we (speaking of THE ALL of whosoever BELIEVE who are) in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things (Again the word “THINGS” is NOT in the original text and should read THE ALL. Please read the LITERAL translation for your self which I will quote for you below), and we  (THE ALL who are IN Jesus are) by him. (Or FOR the SAKE OF him)



Here is the LITERAL translation of 1 Corinthians 8:6.


“But to us one God the Father OUT OF whom THE ALL and we INTO him AND one master or one Lord Jesus ANOINTED THROUGH whom THE ALL and we through him.”


By the translator ADDING the word “THINGS” in this verse and several other verses as well they have confused the TRUE meaning of those verses which has DECEIVED Christians into wrongly believing that Jesus himself is the creator of ALL THINGS when the TRUTH of the matter is that Jesus is of a sort a co-creator of God’s NEW CREATURE who God himself creates IN his Son Jesus. Please read the study “WHAT DOES FIRSTBORN OF EVERY CREATURE MEAN?”. But for now let us continue with this study on should we worship Jesus.


Mark 5:6.  


“But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him, (Strong’s # 4352)


When we keep this verse in its context we see that this man was possessed by devils which Jesus will cast out. We also see that this man CRIED out or SAID something. So what did this possessed man SAY? Did he say I worship you Jesus for I know you are Yahweh incarnate in the flesh. Let us read the next verse to see what this possessed man said or what the devils said that were possessing him.


Mark 5:7-9.


“And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with you, Jesus, you SON OF the most high God? I adjure you by God, that you torment me not.

8.  For he said unto him, Come out of the man, you unclean spirit. (So it was the unclean spirit who was speaking here and not the man who was possessed by devils)

9.  And he asked him, What is your name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many.”



So again we can clearly see that no one has yet to worship Jesus as BEING Yahweh HIMSELF incarnate in the flesh or as God the Son incarnate in the flesh. But what we do see that the Bible itself is teaching us is that Jesus is seen to be the SON OF the MOST HIGH God Yahweh as opposed to being Yahweh HIMSELF. Let us continue.


Mark 15:19.  


“And they smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit upon him, and bowing their knees worshipped him. (Strong’s # 4352)


This passage of scripture is speaking of the Romans soldiers MOCKING Jesus just before his crucifixion. They are not actually worshipping Jesus is any form or fashion but rather they are worshipping Jesus in a SARCASTIC way mocking Jesus.


Luke 24:52.


“And they worshipped him, (Strong’s # 4352) and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:”

 

They were filled with joy and thanksgiving that their Messiah was ALIVE. And that is how they worshipped Jesus.

In the gospel of Luke we saw earlier in this study that Jesus was worshipped as an infant as the one BORN to become the King of the Jews. And here in this verse we see Jesus being worshipped AFTER the cross and it seems to be at the time just as they are seeing Jesus ascending into heaven before their eyes knowing his promise to return and restore the Kingdom to Israel.

It had been forty days after Jesus spent those forty day proving to his disciples that he was alive forever more never to die again and teaching them many other things. Jesus explained the prophecies from the Old Testament to them.

So to me, I am quite sure that SINCE Yahweh prophesied that his Messiah would be called God of the whole earth in the world to come the Jesus expound on what those prophecies mean. And that the now glorified Son of MAN would rule and reign FOR Yahweh as the Lord of the Sabbath while Yahweh takes his Seventh 1000 year long Sabbath day rest as one of the things Jesus taught them during those forty days then they understood HOW Jesus would be called the God of the whole EARTH.

So again the disciples of Jesus were NOT worshipping Jesus as being Yahweh himself but they MAY have been worshipping him as God of the world to come knowing that in the world to come every knee shall be MADE to bow and worship Jesus including the angels. I can say this with full assurance from the Bible that they were worshipping Jesus as God who they knew right well as being a God under and subject to HIS God and Father Yahweh. And we know for sure that they had GREAT JOY in their heart as they witnessed Jesus ascending into heaven. Common sense should tell us that they were SAD to see Jesus LEAVE but JOYOUS because Jesus PROMISED them that he would RETURN. Let us continue with the other verses having the word worshipped in them.


John 4:20.  


“Our fathers worshipped (Strong’s # 4352) in this mountain; and you say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. (Strong’s # 4352)


Here we get a clue as to what worship was like in the Old Testament. At least the worship spoken of in this verse which OUGHT to be done in the city of Jerusalem. Every year the children of Israel did SERVICE to God in the city of Jerusalem. The feast of the Passover for example. The worship in this verse is Old Testament worship given to Yahweh. Jesus is not being worshipped in this verse. Let us move to the next verse.

 

John 9:38.  


“And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him. (Strong’s # 4352)


The context of this verse is about a blind man who was born blind and Jesus healed him. This now healed blind man was NOT worshipping Jesus as Yahweh himself but rather as the SON OF God who just healed him.

Again, we see that the one worshipping Jesus SAYING something. What did he SAY? He said Lord, I BELIEVE! What did he BELIEVE? Did he believe that Jesus was Yahweh himself incarnate in the flesh? Did he believe that Jesus was God the Son the second person of the Trinity incarnate in the flesh? Lets us read what the Bible ITSELF teaches us what he BELIEVED by reading the CONTEXT.


John 9:33-41.


“If this MAN (Speaking of Jesus being called a MAN by this now healed blind man) were not of God, he could do nothing. (But since he healed me I know that God is with this MAN Jesus for sure because no man could do such a miracle to heal one born blind except God be WITH him.)

4.  They answered and said unto him, You were altogether born in sins, and do you teach us? And they cast him out. (Remember about PRIDE. These Jews were unteachable because of their pride. It is sad to see Christians being cast of of the church they have attended all their lives when God opens their eyes to the truth and all they want to do is to SHARE what God has revealed to them but the leaders of the church are too proud wrongly thinking that they know all there is to know about God’s word or that they could not possibly have been deceived to believe a doctrine of devils. I admit that I was once DECEIVED by the doctrine of the Trinity but when God began showing me verses that the doctrine of the Trinity contradicted the Bible I then humbled myself to hear the WHOLE matter directly from the Holy Spirit. And I too was asked to step down from teaching and told that I was a heretic by church leaders.)

35.  Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Do you believe on the SON OF God?

36.  He answered and said, WHO is he, Lord, that I might believe on him?

37.  And Jesus said unto him, You have both seen him, (This man saw who Jesus was by his saying to the Jews that this man could do nothing except God be with him. So he understood that Jesus was ANOINTED by God but he did not understand that he was the SON OF God.) and it is he that talks with you. (In other words, Jesus is saying, the Son of god is me the one talking to you.)

38.  And he said, Lord, I BELIEVE. (So now after Jesus telling the man that he is the SON OF God the man said I BELIEVE on the SON OF God. So, Jesus is being worshiped AS the SON OF God and NOT as Almighty God Yahweh himself) And he worshipped him. (Strong’s # 4352 NOT as being Yahweh himself but rather as being the SON OF Yahweh)

39.  And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, (In other words, you could say that Jesus was BORN to be King and the JUDGE of this world. But before Jesus takes his reign as King and Jesus to judge the world he was given two days to get the trees to bear fruit. The two days are the two thousand years from his resurrection to his COMING. And the THIRD DAY is the 1000 year reign of Jesus which is when God promised to turn to Israel a SECOND TIME) that they which see NOT might see; and that they which see might be made blind.

40  And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also? (Notice what Jesus tells them in the next verse)

41.  Jesus said unto them, If you were BLIND, you should have no sin: but now you say, We see; (Or because you say we are NOT BLIND) therefore your sin remains.”


A self righteous person full of pride does not see any need to be saved. What Jesus is saying is that they see that they do not need a savior to save them from their sins because they are righteous in their own eyes. But if they were blind not knowing the true way to eternal life then Jesus would have revealed himself to them as the arm of the Lord.

Jesus told them at another time that they searched the Scripture for eternal life but did not discern that the Scripture spoke of HIM. That is what Jesus said many times when Jesus said I am he meaning that he was the one prophesied in the Scriptures to come. But they would not humble their self so that Jesus could REVEAL himself to them as their Messiah.


John 12:38.


“That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who has believed our report? and to whom has the ARM OF Lord been revealed?”


Jesus is the arm of Yahweh who will rule FOR Yahweh as his King of Kings and Lord of lords as the Lord OF the Sabbath in the world to come and he shall be called God of the whole earth in that day.

 

Isaiah 40:9-11.


“O Zion, (The church) that brings good tidings, get YOU up INTO the high mountain (O up into the city of God. This is a picture of the rapture of the church being caught up into the city of God); O Jerusalem, that brings good tidings, (The 144,000 sealed Jews who will follow Jesus in their mortal bodies and teach the remnant of the Jews about their Messiah) lift up your voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God! (Speaking of the Son of MAN Jesus whom your father’s crucified, the MEDIATOR that your father’s asked God to give to the children of Israel because your father’s did not want to hear from God directly. See Acts 7:37 and Deuteronomy 18:15-19. Verse 20 is a prophecy foretelling the coming of the false prophet Muhammad. Jesus also prophesied of Muhammad in John 5:43.)

10.  Behold, the Lord GOD (Speaking of Yahweh who will be coming with Jesus but will remain in the city of God the New Jerusalem) will come WITH strong hand, and HIS ARM (The ARM of the Lord speaking of his now eternal highly exalted Son Jesus) shall rule FOR him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him. (All judgment is committed to Jesus and thus Jesus will give to every man according to his WORKS)

11.  He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: (Or Jesus shall feed his flock that Yahweh has GIVEN him) he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.”


Isaiah 54:5.  


“For your Maker is your husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; AND your Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth SHALL he be CALLED.”


The maker or the creator is Yahweh of host and Jesus is called the Holy One two times in the book of Acts who SHALL BE called the God of the whole EARTH.

 

Acts 2:27.


“Because you will not leave my soul in hell, neither will you suffer YOUR Holy One to see corruption.”


Acts 3:14.  


“But you denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you;”


Remember the prophecy in Isaiah 9:6,7 that his NAME shall be CALLED mighty God. Always remember that the word “God” is a TITLE and it is a NAME GIVEN to Jesus BY Yahweh the Father. So then in the world to come Jesus shall be called a mighty God over the whole earth but he will still be a God under his God and Father Yahweh even while he will be ruling FOR Yahweh. Please see 1 Corinthians 15:27 on your own to learn that the Son of MAN Jesus was given a name above every other name EXCEPT for Yahweh himself. But for now let us continue with the verses on worshipped.


Acts 10:25.  


“And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshipped him. (Strong’s # 4352)


Now we know that Cornelius was NOT falling down and worshipping Peter as being Yahweh HIMSELF but yet the SAME Greek word used when associated with the worship of Yahweh is being used here in this verse speaking of worship being given to a MAN a human being, a not yet glorified human being.

I point this out because some Christians dogmatically demand that when Jesus is worshipped arguing that it is the SAME EXACT word used in worship to Yahweh therefore Jesus MUST BE Yahweh since the SAME Greek word is being used. As you can now see, that argument does not have a leg to stand on.

We are to worship Jesus because it is Yahweh’s WILL that we worship his SON even as we worship the Father who alone is the ONLY true God. Let us continue with the next verse.


Hebrews 11:21.  


“By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, (Strong’s # 4352) leaning upon the top of his staff.”


Jacob is worshipping Yahweh for his faithfulness to keep the promises in his word. He knew by God’s word that he would be resurrected from the dead and by faith believed he would be found righteous in the eyes of God.

The following verse is often used to try and prove that Jesus is being worshipped on the same level as Yahweh is receiving and therefore they conclude that Jesus MUST BE Yahweh himself.


Revelation 5:14  


“And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him (Strong’s # 4352) that lives forever and ever.”


This verse is speaking of worship being given to Yahweh the ALMIGHTY God who sits on the throne. We will read the context after we read Revelation 4:10 which is another verse used to try and prove that Jesus is Yahweh himself but no longer Yahweh in the flesh. Let me assure you that Jesus will always be Jesus the highly exalted Son of MAN having a now GLORIFIED body of flesh and bone. Our Lord and Savior does NOT cease to exist by turning back into the invisible Yahweh who is the eternal Spirit.

I do not know where some Christians come up with stuff like this that Jesus will cease to exist and return to being Yahweh. They even contradict their own teaching by saying that Jesus is Yahweh and then he returns to be Yahweh. Maybe it is because they came out of another church that teaches Jesus will cease to exist and then they try and MIX it in somehow with the doctrine of Oneness.

The Jehovah’s Witnesses teach that Michael the archangel became Jesus and then Jesus turned back into Michael the archangel when he ascended into heaven so that Jesus can return the SHOUT of Michael the archangel with the trump of God. So maybe some Oneness believers are believing the same lie of Satan that Jesus ceases to exist.

Let us read Revelation 4:10 and then we will get into the CONTEXT to learn WHO is actually being worshipped in Revelation 4:10 and Revelation 5:14.


Revelation 4:10.


The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him (Strong’s # 4352) that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,”


We see almost the exact same wording in both Revelation 4:10 as we do in Revelation 5:14. But Oneness believers and Trinitarian believers ASSUME or INTERPRET the phrase “that lives forever and ever” as being Jesus since he is alive forevermore never to die again. Now the obvious reason that why they do this is to try and prove that Jesus is THE Almighty God Yahweh himself. They NEED for Jesus to be Yahweh HIMSELF or their man-made doctrines of the Trinity and Oneness fall apart.

That is why they use FEAR and intimidation to try and persuade Christians who do not agree with their doctrine that if we do not repent and start believing in their doctrine then we shall remain are dead in their sins. Essentially they are saying that we who do NOT believe those two man-made doctrines are NOT saved and can NOT be saved until we believe exactly what THEY teach case closed end of discussion you heathen sinner.

To the Oneness believers everyone who is not a Oneness believer is not a true Christians and thus they are lost, a heathen sinner. To the Trinitarians everyone who is not a Trinitarian believer is not a true Christians and thus they are lost, a heathen sinner. But to most Biblical Unitarians every person who believes that Jesus died for their sins is saved but they may be being deceived by false teachings in their church denomination.

 

Now here is the thing my dear brothers and sister in our Lord Jesus Christ, who may be worried or unsure what to believe, ask yourself the question, were you saved by believing the doctrine of the Trinity or the doctrine of Oneness? What I mean by this is was either of these two church doctrines a part of the gospel message that you heard that brought you to saving faith? Were you told that you MUST believe the doctrine of Oneness while you were yet a non-believer and then after hearing the doctrine of Oneness as being part of the GOSPEL you said to yourself that is the most logical thing I have ever heard and THEN you accepted Jesus as your savior based upon your faith in the Oneness doctrine?

The same is true with the doctrine of the Trinity.

Were you told that you MUST believe the doctrine of the Trinity while you were yet a non-believer and then after hearing the doctrine of the Trinity as being part of the GOSPEL you said to yourself that is the most logical thing I have ever heard and THEN you accepted Jesus as your savior based upon your faith in the doctrine of the Trinity?

Neither of these man-made church doctrine are a part of the TRUE gospel of SALVATION in order to be saved according the the Bible ITSELF. But yet both Oneness believers and Trinitarians dogmatically demand that you cannot be saved if you do not believe that Jesus is THE ALMIGHTY God HIMSELF.

Let us read Revelation 5:13,14 again to refresh your memory before we get into the CONTEXT.


Revelation 5:13,14.


“And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, be unto him that sits upon the throne, AND unto the Lamb for ever and ever.

14.  And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him(Strong’s # 4352) that lives for ever and ever.”


Now verse 14 is used by both Oneness Pentecostals and Trinitarians to try and prove that Jesus is being worshiped AS Yahweh himself. The truth of the matter is that in verse 13 there are TWO beings or TWO persons being praised and honored. And THEN in verse 14 we see the pronoun “him” which speaks of ONE who is being worshipped.

Oneness believers argue that the singular pronoun “him” is singular because God is ONE SINGLE BEING and the Son is NOT a separate person from Yahweh the Father. In other words they argue to try and prove that Jesus IS one and the self-same being as Yahweh the Father. They simply try and explain away the clear teaching of TWO beings who are in heaven.

But the plain clear FACTS are that there is the Father who sit on the throne and then there is the Lamb who comes over TO the one who sits upon the throne.

The Trinitarians on the other hand clearly do indeed see the clear teaching of TWO separate distinctly different beings but they still try and prove that Jesus is Yahweh himself by defining the ONE God as three persons in the ONE God.

To ME, the Bible ITSELF clearly teaches us that there is but ONE God, the FATHER, who ALONE is the ONLY TRUE God. And that the one true and only ALMIGHTY God has a SON whom he was well PLEASED making the Son of MAN to become both Lord and Christ by glorifying him with the glory he promised his Messiah in the Scriptures. The mere fact that Yahweh the Father is the God OF Jesus proves beyond any shadow of a doubt that Jesus is NOT the ALMIGHTY God.

 

There were some early church believers who called what they believed as DYNAMIC MONARCHIANISM which is basically what I just said concerning the Son of MAN being made to become Lord of the world to come for 1000 years.

Today many Christians who also believe that the Son of MAN Jesus BECAME God’s ETERNAL Son AFTER the cross are going by the name Biblical Unitarians. I myself prefer not to place any name upon myself because of other teachings that I may NOT agree with but I do agree Biblical Unitarians on this subject which is what the Bible itself teaches concerning who is Jesus. To say this another way, what I teach concerning WHO IS JESUS is almost word for word what Biblical Unitarians teach.

So when Christians read the studies that I have written on this particular subject then many of my Bible studies may lead some Christians to say that I am a Biblical Unitarian. The term Biblical Unitarian is NOT a church denomination that has a set tenants of faith. I heard some things that single individual Biblical Unitarians teach that the majority of Biblical Unitarians would never even think to teach. So I prefer NOT to call myself a Biblical Unitarian because of other doctrines being taught by those who call themselves Biblical Unitarians that I do NOT believe and teach.

Let us now read Revelation chapters 4 and chapter 5 and take a close look at the CONTEXT so you can see that it is NOT Jesus being worshipped in either Revelation 4:10 or in Revelation 5:14.


Revelation 5:1-14.


“And I saw in the right hand of HIM that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.

2.  And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, WHO is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?

3.  And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon. (Please notice that they were looking for a MAN who was worthy but at first they could not find any man who was worthy and then John began to weep)

4.  And I wept much, because no man was found WORTHY to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon. (They were not looking for an angel who was worthy, They were not looking for a God-man who was worthy. They did not look to see if Yahweh himself was worthy. They were looking for a MAN who was WORTHY and then they found the Son of MAN Jesus, the perfect spotless Lamb who was found WORTHY to open the book)

5.  And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has PREVAILED to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. (Read Revelation 3:21 to see that Jesus OVERCAME or PREVAILED over the sins of the world system)

6.  And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.

7.  And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.

8.  And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.

9.  And they sung a new song, saying, You are WORTHY to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: FOR  (Or BECAUSE)  you were SLAIN  (As an INNOCENT SPOTLESS Lamb without cause), and have redeemed us TO God  BY your blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;

10.  And (YOU Jesus) have made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

11.  And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;

12.  Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing.

13.  And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sits upon the throne, AND unto the Lamb for ever and ever.

14.  And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.”

Let us now read Revelation chapter four where we see the worship being given in the REVERSE order. Almighty God Yahweh who is the one sitting on the throne is worshiped FIRST and then Jesus is given honor and glory because he is WORTHY. Again I will highlight the words referring to the Father in orange and the words referring to Jesus in yellow.


Revelation 4:1-11.


“After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the FIRST voice which I heard was as it were of a TRUMPET talking with me; (John heard TWO distinctly different VOICES in Revelation 1:8-15. The voice of Almighty God the Father was as a TRUMPET and the voice of the Son of MAN Jesus was as the sound of many waters. And here John hears the FIRST voice as of a TRUMPET, the voice of Yahweh Almighty God the Father) which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.

2.  And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.

3.  And he that sat (Upon the throne) was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.

4.  And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.

5.  And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.

6.  And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.

7.  And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.

8.  And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

9.  And when those beasts give glory and honor and thanks to him that SAT on the throne, who lives for ever and ever,

10.  The four and twenty elders fall down before him that SAT on the throne, and worship him that lives for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, (Or in view of the throne) saying,

11  YOU are WORTHY, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for you have created all things, (Again, the word “THINGS” is NOT in the original text and was added by the translators. The LITERAL translation reads WORTHY are you master to be getting the glory and the honor and the ability the you create THE ALL and BECAUSE OF the WILL of you they are and are created) and for your pleasure they are and were created.”


I highlighted the last part of verse 11 because BOTH the Father AND the Son have created THE ALL and NOT all THINGS. IT was Yahweh the Father who created THE ALL IN his Son Jesus Christ. Jesus was our PATTERN to follow in his steps. Jesus is the forerunning of our faith. The Son of MAN Jesus is the US in Genesis 2:26 prophesying of the FUTURE Messiah.

Again the word “things” is NOT in the original text. The LITERAL translation reads “WORTHY you are Master to be getting the glory and the honor and the ability or the power to create THE ALL and because WILL of YOU THEY ARE and ARE created.”


It was BECAUSE OF the WILL of the Son of MAN Jesus who brought his WILL into the obedience of his Father’s WILL saying not MY will but YOUR WILL be done. If the Son of man would NOT have chosen of his OWN FREE WILL to suffer and die on the cross there would be NO NEW creation of God created IN Jesus Christ. And BECAUSE of the WILL of Jesus becoming obedient to obey his God and Father’s will we have become NEW Creatures created IN Jesus Christ.

Now that is something to be joyous and thankful for to give Jesus glory and honor and praise and thanksgiving for laying down his life for us. Jesus is WORTHY of our praise Amen. Yahweh has GIVEN the now highly exalted Son of MAN Jesus the ABILITY to give eternal life to THE ALL of whosoever will BELIEVE that Jesus is the CHRIST the SON OF the living God and obey his commandment written in the New testament unto the end.

Also notice that THEY ARE and ARE created which means that they are still yet BEING created. There are still people BEING CREATED IN Jesus Christ.

Again. in Revelation 5 we see that they were looking for a MAN who was worthy but at first, they could find no man who was worthy. And then an angel said do not weep John for we have found one WORTHY, we have found Jesus who was slain as an innocent Lamb for the sins of the world.

And BECAUSE of Jesus laying down his life of his own free WILL that made it possible for THE ALL of whosoever BELIEVES to be CREATED NEW CREATURES IN Jesus Christ TO the glory OF the Father. So then, Jesus is the BEGINNING OF God’s creation BY being found that FAITHFUL WITNESS. See Revelation 1:5 and Revelation 3:14 and then read the studies “REVELATION 3:14 IS JESUS THE CREATOR?” and IS JESUS THE CREATOR OR A CREATION?. But for now let us continue with this study on should we worship Jesus?


After the cross, Yahweh the Father GAVE the now glorified Son of MAN all power and authority to raise the dead and give those who believe in him eternal life because he is the Son of MAN. Please read later for yourself John 5:26,27 which teaches us this truth but I would suggests reading the whole context found in John 5:19-30.

But for now Proverbs 8:31 says that Jesus delighted himself with the sons of men. Yahweh will give children to his Son for his Son's PLEASURE.

 

Proverbs 8:31.

 

Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.”


This verse is used to try and prove that Jesus pre-existed but if you look closely Jesus is with the Father in the foreknowledge of his mind’s eye seeing his Son rejoicing in the HABITABLE PART of the earth. So this verse is speaking of the world yet to come and not eternity past as some INTERPRET Proverbs chapter 8.

 

Just a few more verses with the word “worshiped” in them.


Revelation 7:11.


“And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,”


This is another verse that to me proves that it is Yahweh being worshipped and NOT Jesus who is being worshipped. Just read the verse 10 right before this verse 11.

 

Revelation 7:10.


“And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sits upon the throne, AND UNTO the Lamb.

11. And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,

12  Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.”


Revelation 11:16.  


“And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God,”


Revelation 19:4.  


“And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia.”


John 4:23.


“But the hour comes, and now is, when the TRUE worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeks such to worship him.

24.  God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. (And the only WAY to the Father is through his Messiah Jesus who is the TRUTH)

25  The woman said unto him, I know that Messiah comes, which is called Christ: (How did she know? It is written in the Scriptures) when he is come, he will tell us all things.

26  Jesus said unto her, I that speak unto you am he.


And every time Jesus said I am or I am he this is what Jesus is saying. Jesus is saying in John 8:24 that he is the Messiah. Jesus is saying the same thing in John 8:58 that he is the MESSIAH the one PROPHESIED to come. Before Abraham was born I am the one prophesied to come. I am the Messiah.


Hebrew 1:6.

“And again, when he brings in the first begotten into the world, he says, And let all the angels of God worship him.”


So since we see that Yahweh himself is going to make all the angels worship Jesus in the world to come and make every man bow their knee and confess that Jesus is Lord TO the glory OF God the Father in the world to come then HOW is it a sin to worship Jesus NOW in the present world as our Lord and Savior knowing that Jesus is the WORK OF his God and Father Yahweh.


You can do want you want to do, but I will continue to worship Jesus NOW in this present world for all that he has done for me because he is WORTHY of my praise and thanksgiving. There is no greater love than our friend, our fellow brother Jesus, the Christ, who of his own free will laid down his life for us.

 

John 15:13,14.


“Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

14.  YOU are my friends, if you do whatsoever I command you”



Revelation 14:7.  


“Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: (Almighty God Yahweh the Father is going to judge the world BY the MAN Jesus Christ. The Father has committed ALL JUDGMENT into the hands of the Son of MAN Jesus) AND worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.


Revelation 15:3,4.


“And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, AND the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are your WORKS, Lord God Almighty; (The song of Moses AND the song of the Lamb singing) just and true are your ways, you King of saints. (The song of the Lamb)

4.  Who shall not fear you, O Lord, and glorify your name? for you only are holy: for all nations shall come and worship before you; FOR (or BECAUSE) your judgments are made manifest.


Revelation 19:10.


“And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See you do it not: I am your fellow servant, and of your BRETHREN that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”


Jesus said that the Scriptures, speaking of the PROPHECIES in the Scriptures TESTIFY of him. And I do not find where the angelic beings are called our BRETHREN.


Revelation 22:9.


“And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which showed me these things.

9.  Then said he unto me, See you do it not: for I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.”


Now, I myself believe that these two verses MAY be speaking of Jesus as a messenger of God and not an angelic being. But for whatever reason he does not want John to worship him at that time. Perhaps that reason may be that Jesus is not yet crowned as the King of kings. In Revelation 1 we see that Jesus is called a Prince.

Or it may be Jesus giving the praise and worship he receive TO his God and Father much like the twenty four elder will cast their crowns at the before the throne. In other words, when we receive praise for doing god’s work we send the glory and praise to God saying to God be the glory and Jesus was saying to God be the worship. I do not know off hand if any angelic being is ever called our brother and fellow servant so to ME, these verse seem to point to Jesus as a MESSENGER of God. Or it may be that these two verse are not speaking of Jesus and they are speaking of angelic beings.

Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you continue seeking the truth of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.

Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Brother Mark.


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