Who is worthy of worship? Both the NEW Father and Jesus Messiah YHWH

YHWH God (Jesus) required worship of every man and forbids any other worship. When He became flesh, He reconciles us with God the Father (who is not YHWH God) by dying in our place. Because of His victory on sin, He commuted our death sentence and, as such, He redeems us to finally be able to worship God the Father through Him and in His name.

The Hebrew word for the English word 'worship' implies the idea of 'to bow down, to prostrate oneself, to crouch, to fall down, to humbly beseech, to do reverence, to worship' (The Complete Word Study Dictionary. Revised edition, 1993). In the desert, YHWH asked the companions of Moses to stand afar to worship.

Then to Moses He said: Ascend to Yahweh, you and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel, and bow yourselves down from afar. Exodus 24:1 CLV

And he said unto Moses, Come up unto Jehovah, thou, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel; and worship ye afar off:  Exodus 24:1 ASV

Etymologically, worship God (Jesus, YHWH) is not an act performed only on the Sabbath day as many believe or understand. The Sabbath day was not instituted as a day of worship but as a day of rest as the etymology of sabbath implies. Of course, during the Sabbath day of Jesus (God), we bow down, prostrate ourselves, crouch, fall down, humbly beseech, do reverence, or worship God (YHWH who is Jesus). 

By the way, I write about Jesus as YHWH God formerly being worshipped because Jesus is God whose name is YHWH to the Israelites. It is Jesus who ministered to Adam and Eve when they sinned and died. From what Jesus teaches, we come to know that His GOD is not YHWH but that He incarnated in order to reconcile us with His GOD. Understand that if YHWH is YHWH whom Moses and Isaiah saw with their eyes, there is no need for a Saviour, a Redeemer to reconcile us to YHWH as a Mediator because YHWH God did not use a Mediator to communicate and minister to men.

For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father, Ephesians 3:14 ASV

(10) that in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven and things on earth and things under the earth,  (11) and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord [aka YHWH], to the glory of God the Father.  Philippians 2:11 ASV

(6) And when he again bringeth in the firstborn into the world he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him. Hebrews 1:6 ASV

saying in a great voice, 'Fear ye God, and give to Him glory, because come did the hour of His judgment, and bow ye before Him who did make the heaven, and the land, and sea, and fountains of waters.'  Revelation 14:7 YLT

(25) Now when it happened that Peter entered, Cornelius met him, and fell at his feet and worshipped him. (26) But Peter raised him up, saying, "Stand up; I myself am also a man." Acts 10:25-26 EMTV

And I fell before his feet to worship him. But he said to me, "See that you do not! I am your fellow servant, and of your brothers who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy." Revelation 19:10 EMTV

Nevertheless, Jesus has promoted the worship of His Father in spirit and in truth and in His name. He does not seek His own glory. He came to die to give us back our lost privilege to communicate with the never-seen nor-heard God the Father.

John 4:21-24 ASV
(21) Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when neither in this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, shall ye worship the Father. (22) Ye worship that which ye know not: we worship that which we know; for salvation is from the Jews. (23) But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth: for such doth the Father seek to be his worshippers. (24) God is [a] Spirit: and they that worship him must worship in spirit and truth.

In the book of Revelation, the trial is about choosing to worship or bow, kneel before God (Jesus) or Satan and receive his mark.

October 15, 2021.

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