He's Worthy Of It All
THERE’S A SONG that we sometimes sing at Family Worship Center called “Worthy of It All,” by David Brymer. The main chorus says this:
You are worthy of it all.
You are worthy of it all, Jesus.
For from You are all things,
And to You are all things.
You deserve the glory.
This song and scriptural truth has been strong in my spirit ever since we sang it at the 2018 International Youth Conference during the Friday morning service wherein I ministered. The Spirit of God moved powerfully in that service, especially during the altar call. It was unplanned, but the song went perfectly with the last point of my message titled, “The Divine Exchange.”
The last point came from II Corinthians 5:14-15, which says, “For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: and that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.”
Paul’s point was that since Jesus gave His all and died for us all, then we who have received Christ should give our whole lives to Jesus. We should give our lives to Jesus completely because He’s worthy of it all—no reservations, no holding back, no excuses, and no half-heartedness. Why? Because He’s worthy of it all! My prayer is that this truth consumes my heart even more, and that it consumes your heart as well.
In Revelation 4 and 5, the apostle John was taken to heaven in a vision and shown heavenly worship like no one else had ever seen before. Actually, what John saw is what every believer will experience following the rapture of the church. One of the key words that sticks out about worship in heaven is the word worthy.
In Revelation 4:11, the twenty-four elders—a type of the redeemed—cast their crowns at the feet of God and said, “Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.”
One day, every believer will receive a crown (I Pet. 5:4), a type of all the blessings we have received from God through Christ. Why did the twenty-four elders cast their crowns at God’s feet? Why will we most likely do the same thing when we get to heaven? It’s because God is worthy! The word worthy means, “having qualities or abilities that are deserving of recognition, honor, and praise. A synonym of worthy is the word deserving. God deserves all recognition, honor, and praise. From Revelation 4:11, it tells us why God is worthy: “For thou has created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.” God’s worthy of all of our praise. He’s deserving of us giving Him our lives and honoring Him because He created us for His glory.
In Revelation 5, the worship is directed toward Jesus, the Lamb of God. Again, one day, every believer will experience this pure worship of God and the Lamb in heaven. Even so, come quickly, Lord Jesus! Revelation 5:9-10 says the twenty-four elders “sung a new song, saying, Thou are 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; and hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.”
In Revelation 5:12, the four living creatures and an innumerable number of angels join the twenty-four elders, “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.”
Our worship of Jesus in heaven will focus on the truth that He’s worthy. Why is Jesus worthy? It’s because He’s the Lamb that was slain on the cross to redeem us to God. Jesus is completely worthy of all of our praise and our lives because He redeemed us (bought us back through His blood) on the cross. If that’s what our worship will focus on in heaven, then that’s what it should be focused here on earth. The reality is that Jesus deserves all of our lives, and every part of our lives. He deserves a heart that puts Him first. He’s worthy of a faith and a trust that is only in Him and His finished work on the cross. He’s worthy of obedience to His calling on our lives.
On the flip side of Jesus being worthy, there is an aspect of us being worthy.
In Matthew 10:38, Jesus said, “And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.” In other words, “The person who will not trust Me, embrace by faith My all-sufficient death, die to self, and follow Me, will never be made worthy of any of My blessings.”
When our lives are dependent on faith in Christ and His all-sufficient death, He alone makes us worthy. God recognizes and honors us as loved, blessed, and His own children. We don’t deserve any of His blessings on our own, yet through Christ He loads us with favor, honor, and blessing.
What a privilege to be a child of God!