Jesus is Worshiped

Jesus can be worshiped, and it can be understood that He is not His Father. Jesus’ Father is the only true God. We worship the Father in Spirit and truth. We worship the Father as the only true God. The Son of God may be worshiped also, but not as the only true God, who is the Father, for the scriptures do allow this.

Revelation 5:9-14
9And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to 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;
10And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth
11And 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;
12Saying 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.
13And 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 sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.
14And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.

Even so here in the following verse, Nebuchadnezzar worshiped Daniel, but he knew good and well that Daniel was not the one God, which was the God of Daniel. He said to Daniel: “..your God is a God of gods..”

Daniel 2:46-47
46Then the king Nebuchadnezzar fell upon his face, and worshipped Daniel, and commanded that they should offer an oblation and sweet odours unto him.
47The king answered unto Daniel, and said, Of a truth it is, that your God is a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, seeing thou couldest reveal this secret.

Also here is a significant passage to offer on the subject of worship:

Mark 5:5-9
5And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.
6But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him,
7And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not.
8For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.
9And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many.

Here the man ran and worshiped Jesus. The unclean spirit cried with a loud voice, and said: What have I do do with the Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not. Even the unclean spirit knew that Jesus was not the most high God, but that he was the Son of the most high God.

James 2:19
Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.

There is a worship that is unique to the only true God who is the Father. Jesus worshiped the Father, who is God according to John 4:21-26. When the devil was tempting Jesus and tried to make it seem worth while for Jesus to worship him, Jesus said,”Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve” (Luke 4:5-8).

If you read John 5, it can be seen that Jesus came in the authority of his Father who is God, and not in his own authority (John 5:43). He was in the form of God, however he is not actually God, but the son of the one who is God. God is the one who has highly exalted Jesus for his humility and obedience (Philippians 2; Ephesians 1:3,17). Moses in Exodus 4 and 7 was called Elohim because he was sent by God, but he also was not God. Jesus said others were called gods, to whom the word of God came to in John 10.

God is not a man, for God said, “I am God and not man”, Hosea 11:9. God does not change, for God did say, “I change not”, Malachi 3:6. Jesus, the only begotten son of God is indeed a man (Luke 1:30-35; Matthew 1:1,20; John 8:40; Gal 4:4; Hebrews 7:24-28; Acts 17:31; 1 Tim 2:5). Whatever God says it does come to pass (Deuteronomy 18:18-19; Psalms 33:6). God’s word “became”/was made flesh (John 1:14). Jesus is Lord to the glory of God the Father (Romans 10:9).

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Posted by Jessica Lee on Monday, October 7, 2013