December 29, 2017 – This Message is for EVERYONE! – Pr. Lori Nagaoka

Scripture:
and he said with a loud voice, “Fear God [with awe and reverence], and give Him glory [and honor and praise in worship], because the hour of His judgment has come; [with all your heart] worship Him who created the heaven and the earth, the sea and the springs of water.” -Rev 14:7 (AMP)

Observation:
This angel’s message in Revelation 14 was for EVERY tribe and EVERY nation and EVE-RY language and EVERY people. The bottom line message of verse 7 is for EVERYONE! The angel of the Lord makes it very clear that this message of “be in Awe of God & honor Him and worship only Him for He has created all the Earth and all theHeavens” is for ALL people. The Amplified version of the Bible which is quoted here states: with all your heart ….worship Him. We were created to worship Jesus.

Application:
Living a life as a follower of Jesus Christ involves the regular heart check and self-assessment of “is what I am currently doing and/or saying a reflection of Love & Honor & Awe of God?”. The beauty of the solid Christian faith is that you have a REAL rela-tionship with God. He is not far off but near & dear living within the very soul of the believer. Because of this REAL connection, the believer feels so very lonely when we lose our way in living in honor of & being in awe of Jesus regularly. Amazingly, we are not forever alone or lost when we lose our connection with God. The prayer of true humility and repentance puts us right back into Divine connection with Jesus.

Prayer:
Jesus, I truly am in AWE of You! I am so very grateful that I am created to be Yours and to Worship You in Spirit and in Truth! Lord, again, I surrender my heart to You. Help me Jesus to ever be mindful of the Greatness of Who You are.