THE VALUE OF WORSHIP
TRANSLATION ALERT 89 | CD #1842 | 11/10/1982 PM
Well, praise the Lord! God bless your hearts. He is wonderful! This Word never changes. Does it? It has to come just as it is. That is what really your handclaps many times are all about. It is because you have been faithful to the Word of God. I am going to pray and ask the Lord to bless you tonight and I believe He is going to bless your hearts. We’ve had tremendous miracles and the Lord has blessed His people from everywhere even all over this state. Tonight, I am going to pray. I am going to ask the Lord to touch your heart and guide you in the days ahead and to build your faith because you are going to need more faith as we close out the age.
Lord, we are in harmony tonight in the unity of thy Spirit and then we believe in our hearts all things are possible to us because we believe it as already taken place. We want to thank you ahead of time, Lord, for you are going to bless the meeting and bless the people’s hearts. All that are here will be blessed by thy power. The new ones tonight, touch their hearts. We command them to be healed and saved by the power of the Lord. Those needing salvation, Lord, bless thy people together under thy cloud. Oh, thank you Jesus! Go ahead and give the Lord a handclap! Oh, praise the Lord! Amen.
Someone said, “Where is the cloud?” It’s in another dimension. It’s the Holy Spirit, the bible says. It [He] forms in the glory cloud. It [He] forms in many different ways and manifestations, but it’s the Lord. If you were to look in and pierce the veil, just look at many different things in the spiritual world, I am afraid, you won’t know what to do with all of them. It’s tremendous. Go ahead and be seated. Now, tonight, I was going to go ahead and do some television [Bro. Frisby talked about upcoming TV specials and services]. Many more people come on Sunday nights because we pray for the sick. They just come on Sunday nights because they travel far out. Many of them do. That’s why some of them don’t come [to other services]. Others are just lazy; they just come when they want. I wonder whether they’ll miss the rapture. Can you say Amen? [Bro. Frisby made some announcements about upcoming services, prayers for the people and telecasts].
Well, anyway tonight, it didn’t rain, so I am glad every one of you could be here. There is a blessing on this message. So, I pushed back the other television services; I won’t televise. I am going to preach this because Sunday morning we preached about the great salvation—how the Lord moved—and the great salvation coming to His people—born again—and how he brought the simplicity and tremendous gifts [scriptures] to the people. Then the Holy Spirit that night was followed through by the power of the Lord moving on His people as we preached on that. Then tonight, we come into this message [Bro. Frisby’s explanation for not preaching about prophecy: he had done a hundred telecasts of prophecy]. We’ll come back to it. Tonight, I want to put this message in, following salvation and the Holy Spirit. This is the Value of Worship and how important it is.
The bible brings out a point just step-by-step as the Lord led us Sunday morning to where we are tonight. He wants it that way. And so, we’ll set the stage for this meeting and begin to build your faith. And so, we find out here, get a hold of the Lord! Read with me, let’s read Revelation 1:3 and then we’ll go to chapter 5. Now, this is about the element of worship and the value of it. In Revelation 1:3, it says, “Blessed is he that readeth and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.” Listen to this real close: It’s worship the Lord Jesus for He is worthy. Now, remember it was here before the throne. It is a book of redemption. He is redeeming His and we read here how it was done in the bible. I can get into many subjects, but it [the message] is on worship and how it is an important element in your prayer.
Revelation 5: 9, “And they sung a new song saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation.” The people that received that salvation came from every tongue, every kindred, and every nation. They came out by the power of the Lord. And here is the redemption that He is giving. You know, He reached out and He took the book from the One on the throne (Revelation 5: 7). You say, “Ha, ha, there are two.” He is in two places at one or He wouldn’t be God. How many of you are still with me? Amen. You remember when Daniel was standing and the Ancient One’s wheels spinning was in the place [throne], where His hair was white like wool, the same as in the book of Revelation when Jesus was standing in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks (Daniel 7: 9-10). And He was sitting on the throne. His wheels were spinning, burning with fire and they brought unto Him One – that was the body that God was to come in (Daniel 7: 13). Daniel, the prophet, saw the Messiah that would come. It is All Power. Nobody was worthy in heaven, on earth or nowhere to open the book of redemption, but the Lord Jesus. He gave His life and blood for this. So, we are doing it here [worshipping the Lord]. It is very wonderful.
And they came out of every kindred, every tongue, people and nation. “And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth (Revelation 5: 10). The bible says they shall control and be in authority and rule the nations with a rod of iron. Now, He is speaking to His people here: “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” (v. 11). Here, around the throne, they are getting ready to worship. Who? The Lord Jesus. Watch: they are going to worship Him in His offices. He could appear as three, but those three will be One by the Holy Spirit, always will be. You see, and the Lord brought this to mind. One time in heaven, One sat and as He sat, Lucifer stood and overshadowed it [the throne] And Lucifer said, “There will be two here. I will be like the Most High. And the Lord said, “No. There will always be One here! He will not have two for an argument. He will not split His power. How many of you know that? But He will change that power into another manifestation and into another manifestation.
He can appear in billions and trillions of different ways if He really wants to, not two or three or whatever it is. He appears how He wants to do it–as a dove, He can appear in the form of a lion, He can appear in the form of an eagle—He can appear like He wants to. And satan said, “Let’s make it two up here.” You know, two is division. We find out, One sat [Revelation 4: 2]. There will no argument about it. The Lord said that’s all. How many of you say Amen here tonight? If you’ve got two gods in your heart, you better get rid of one. The Lord Jesus is the One you want. Amen. So, Lucifer had to leave. He said, “I will be like the Most High. There will be two gods here.” That is where he made his mistake. There are no two gods and never will be. So, he went out of there. So, we find out, when He came in the office of the Lord Jesus Christ, that is the Sonship. You see, still that One Almighty God. He does not lie; it’s the manifestation of His power in three different ways, yet one Holy Spirit. That’s where all my faith lies, all the power to work miracles, what you see comes just from that. That is the foundation and tremendous power. I believe that with all my heart.
Here they are—the One worthy to worship—in worship. Now, these people were gathered together around the throne, thousands times ten thousands with angels. How did they get there? The bible said—we just found out about how they worshipped Him—and they were redeemed. Worship is one of the elements of prayer. Some people will pray out a request, but they leave out worshipping the Lord. Part of the elements of prayer is to worship the Lord, to put your petition there whatever you are praying about, and to praise the Lord. The other element is thanksgiving. He [the Lord] said, “Hallowed be thy name.” Worship it. So, He said, “It’s in the Name—and the power. That was good enough for the whole sermon, what we just got through. Amen. Never dreamed I’d go into that at all. But if there is anybody here that has a little confusion, He will come in with the Holy Spirit fire and clear away that confusion to where you can unite your faith in the power of the Lord Jesus, and ask, and ye shall receive. Amen. Isn’t that wonderful? He is the Rock that followed them in the wilderness, the bible said, that Paul wrote about [1 Corinthians 10: 4).
Here we go: “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. “Beasts,” these are creatures, living creatures, burning ones. Thousands were standing there. He had an array; myriads of people were standing there with the angels of the Lord. And it says here Revelation 5: 12, “Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.” Remember, tonight, when we first started in Revelation 1: 3 where it says. “Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein…” It says there is a blessing in reading this to the children of the Lord. I believe that that blessing in stimulation is already moving. Take advantage of it tonight! It will reach on out in that heart. You will begin to do things that you never dreamed about. We are at the end of the age. Speak the Word only, see? Don’t live beneath your privileges. Rise up [to] where the Lord is and begin to fly with Him. You can get it.
So, there is a blessing behind this, and it says, “And every creature that is in heaven [Watch, every creature in heaven], and on earth, and under the earth [He went on down in there, all the pits and everywhere else. They are going to give submission. They are going to be subject to Him—all things under the earth and the sea, and everywhere honor, worship and glorify Him], and such are in the sea, and all that are in them heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power be unto him, that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever” (Revelation 5: 13). All things under the earth and in the sea and everywhere honor, worship and glorify Him. How many of you believe that tonight? There is power! Now, watch where this great congregation is. Watch in the bible about the praise and the power, and what it is associated to. Here ten thousand times thousands and thousands times thousands. They are associated to what? How did they get there? Holy, holy, holy. Amen. Praise the Lord! And they worshipped Him. That’s what they were doing there. The value of worship is incredible! Many people ask God, but they never worship the Lord. They never do it in thanksgiving and praise. But when you do, you have the ticket because God will bless your heart. All these that were around the throne got there because they worshipped Him, and they were still worshipping Him at this time.
So, we find out—at the throne, the four beasts—”And four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever” (v. 14). Now, here is the book of redemption in Revelation chapter 5, and here are all these people round about the throne. Now, in the next step [chapter 6], He turns as He stands before them, He begins to show what is coming through the great tribulation. This people were redeemed here out of every nation, every kindred, and out of every tongue, out of every race, out of every color. They came from everywhere and they were with the angels before the throne. Then He is going to bring back the curtain, and there is a thunder, and here goes the horse. See; they are already gone up. There goes the horse! It goes forth there. We are in the apocalypse. It is the four horses of the apocalypse riding through the earth and He begins to unveil it, one right after the other. Each time that horse goes through, something happens. We already went through all that. When it goes forth, a trumpet sounds. Now, in the silence in Revelation 8: 1, we find out the redemption has taken place.
When a horse goes out, the trumpet sounds. Another horse goes out, the trumpet sounds. Finally, the pale horse goes out towards Armageddon to kill and destroy all the earth. Another trumpet sounds [four], and then after that it is headed to Armageddon. And all of a sudden, the fifth trumpet sounds, they are in Armageddon, the kings crossed into Armageddon. Then that sounds—awful creatures came from somewhere, warfare and all kinds of things. Then the sixth trumpet sounds the same way, infernal horsemen, a great war upon the earth, bloodshed, one third of all mankind died during this time. Then the horse went from the pale, the other two just sounded. Then the seventh trumpet—now, when the sixth one sounds, they are in the blood of Armageddon. One third of the earth is wiped out. One fourth is wiped out on the horses, and now more are fixing to be wiped out. Put those numbers together, billions will go.
And then the seventh trumpet sounds, now we are in the Almighty (Revelation 16). I’ll read it in a minute. We will worship Him. He begins to unveil those horses as they go forth during the great tribulation. You can put it together a little bit different if you are doing prophecy, but I am bringing it a little different way and it is coming together. All those plagues came out—all the things in the sea die, and all the things are poured out. The antichrist’s kingdom turns into blackness [darkness], men are scorched with fire, poisoned water and all these things take place upon the earth in that seventh trumpet. That’s where the redemption is; He has redeemed His and brought them up in there. Now, they are worshipping the only One that can open that book, the only One that can redeem it. They looked in the earth, in heaven, everywhere. No man could be found to open that book or to bring that book except the Lion of the tribe of Judah. He opened the seals. Can you say, Amen? That’s right!
Now, at the end of the [seventh] church age, we are nearing those seven seals, silence, we are getting ready. We are in the last church age. Something definitely is going to take place. This is the hour to keep your eyes open because God is moving. And they worshipped Him forever and ever. Let me say right here–Revelation 4: 8 & 11. “And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come” (v. 8). Brother, their eyes are open day and night. How many of you have ever heard that before? Day and night, their eyes are open. They never rest, supernatural, something God created. And because it is important, it is the way the Lord signals that activity. They are just vibrating, majestic, pulsating, these cherubims, these beasts, these seraphims there. And it shows the importance of what is going to take place. He plainly puts it there. “…And they rest not day and night…” (Revelation 4: 8). That explains the Messiah, doesn’t it? And we find out here (v.11), “Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.” By His power.
You say, “Why was I created?” For His pleasure. Are you going to carry out the role that God has given you? God has given each of you a work; one of which is to listen tonight and to learn from the power of the Holy Spirit. So, we find out, they are standing Holy, holy, holsy, before the throne. Thousands times thousands times then thousands say, “Thou art worthy. It shows worship. It also shows why they are there. They are continuing the worship that they had on earth. And as for this church and for myself, I will worship the Lord, Amen? In trueness of heart, not just by lips. You know in the Old Testament, it says truly the people, they worship me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me (Isaiah 29: 13). But you worship Him because He is the Spirit of truth; He must be worshipped in truth. And you worship Him from your heart, and you love Him from your heart.
I will guarantee you that this right here [worship of God at the throne] has already taken place. We find out that the book of Revelation is future [futuristic] and where that took place, John wrote down exactly what he saw, exactly how it was. He [John] was projected into that time and era. Some of you, tonight, that believe God were standing there! That’s realism. And John–this is fresh from the throne right here. The Almighty penned it. He [John] stood there and heard, never added a word to it, never took a word from it. He just wrote exactly what he saw, exactly what he heard, and exactly what the Lord told him to write. Nothing [did] John put there himself. It is right out of the One who picked up the book and unleashed the seals. Amen.
So, we find out some of the redeemed were there, the rainbow, the myriad of crowds everywhere in the same chapter showing the translation, an open door (Revelation 4). And some of the people tonight—John projected way ahead, thousands of years ahead of time. He was able to look upon something that had not yet come to him or anybody else, but there he was, in a time dimension. God projected him onward 2000 something years in advance and he heard what was going on to those that were redeemed. And I say this tonight, you people that love God, you were there! Isn’t that wonderful? Sometimes, you hear a message like this; evidently, many of you are going to be there by the power of the Lord. He gave me this message just today. I pushed the others back. He wanted me to bring this after the other two messages and it kind of capstones the other two messages. The element of worship, thanksgiving and of praise should go along with your request or just worshipping Him and you will get there.
So, we find out tonight, as though we were in another dimension; read fresh out of the bible, where God’s children go to be with the Lord. He redeemed us from every race, from every nation, from every tongue—they were with the Lord. How many of you feel the power of God here tonight? That scene will be seen again. We will be there! The scene where John was taken up in a rainbow, and the scene where One sat, we will see that scene. He is really wonderful—because the book of Revelation goes forward and leaps and forecasts the future till the end of the age. And then it forecasts the great Millennium, and then forecasts and predicts the White Throne judgment, and then forecasts on out into the eternity of God, afterwards the new heaven and the new earth. Oh, isn’t it wonderful here tonight! Can you worship Him? Worship means His name is hallowed. They asked Him how to pray and He said, the first thing you do is: Hallowed be thy Name. Glory to God! And we get a hold of the Lord Jesus and the Lamb. I tell you what, you begin to build your faith before this meeting is over, He will really begin to work in your heart. He is still moving right now. He is moving here tonight, and we will worship Him with all our hearts.
Listen to this right here as we begin to close this out. You know, He said, “I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches: I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star” (Revelation 22: 16). Somebody says, “What does the root mean?” It means He is the Creator of David and He came as the Offspring of David as Messiah. Are you still with me now? Sure, and He said I am the Root and Offspring of David and the Bright and Morning Star. Listen to this: “And the Spirit and the bride say, Come…” (v. 17). At the end of the age, the Spirit and the bride both working together, the voice says, come. Now, Matthew 25, there was a midnight cry. Some of the wise were even asleep. The foolish, it was already too late. The wise were almost left out. And the cry came; there is the bride, and the bride was saying [come] just like you are seeing it right here in Matthew 25 where we read about the midnight cry. Sure, they were the ones doing that cry. They were part of the wise, but they were the ones that were awake. There is a wheel within a wheel. How many of you know that? Absolutely! He comes that way. He appeared in Ezekiel that way. And all over the bible, it is there.
It says here, the Spirit and the bride cried, see; by the power of the Holy Spirit, say come. “…And let him that heareth come. And let him that is athirst come…” (Revelation 22: 17). Now, watch this word, athirst. That does not mean those that are not athirst will not come. He knows exactly what He is doing by divine providence. He will put a thirst in His people’s hearts. Athirst—those that are athirst, let them come. “…And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely” (v. 17). Knowing who they are, He knows whosoever will. He knows the ones that it would stick in their hearts. He knows the ones that believe who He is and know who He is in their hearts, and they take of the water of life freely. But it says here that the elect and the Lord work together and they both say together, “Let him come and drink of the water of life freely.” Now, that is the bride, the elect of God at the end of the age bringing His people together in an explosion of power in the thunders of God. We will go forth in the lightnings of God. He is going to raise up a people, an army. Are you ready to match? Are you ready to believe God?
If you are new here tonight, let it stimulate your heart. Let it raise it up there, Amen! This is just a plain, solid message on the Word—bringing it to His people. How many of you can feel the power of the Lord right now? And they don’t rest day or night, to show you that it is an important One sitting there. They rest not day and night saying holy, holy, holy. That should tell you something; if they, created as we are, give that much attention. Well, He tells us to rest and sleep once in a while, but ought not that touch your heart? As much as possible, He is showing the importance. If He created that for an example to us–allowing them to say it day and night without rest–it is important to Him that you say the same thing in your heart and worship Him. That is how it is. They don’t ever sleep, showing the importance of it. How many of you say praise the Lord tonight? We are going to have a revival, aren’t we? Glory to God!
We are going into the revival of the Lord, but first, we are going to worship the Lord. How many of you got your hearts prepared? I want you all to stand to your feet. If you need salvation tonight, that book of redemption—the book the Lord had—is for you to give your heart to the Lord Jesus, to call out upon the Lord, and to receive Him in your heart. And He will bless you tonight. If you need salvation, I want you to come down here. You just confess and believe the Lord in your heart that you have the Lord Jesus Christ. Follow the bible and what these messages are saying, and you can’t fail but to have the Lord, and He will bless you whatever you do. [Bro. Frisby called for a prayer line].
Come down here and as you do, you worship the Lord. I am going to build your faith here tonight. I am not going to stop and ask what is wrong with you individually, for a miracle. I am just going to touch you and we are going to build the faith for the nights that I do pray that way. Come over this side and build your faith. I am going to pray so that the Lord will bless your hearts. He will come over here. I want to stimulate you in this revival. Come on quickly! Get in the prayer line and I will get to you because we are having a revival. Come on, Move! Allow the Lord to bless your hearts.
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