Thursday, June 20, 2013

W4T (Word for Today) - Άσκηση – practice

Anything we desire to improve requires practice. We all prepare in some fashion for activities and events in which we participate. If, for example, we will be performing in a musical concert, we ask what the music will be and then we practice the music. Some day we will all be expected to worship God in Heaven. How can we practice for that? Check out Isaiah 6.1-4 and Revelation 1.12-15; both describe the continual worship of God in Heaven. This was the same worship established by God in the Temple, and this IS the same worship which continues today in the Orthodox Christian Church. So we know HOW we will worship God in Heaven, now it time to practice. Find the closest Orthodox Christian Church and begin practicing for Heaven.

Isaiah 6.1-4 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one cried to another and said: "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; The whole earth is full of His glory!" And the posts of the door were shaken by the voice of him who cried out, and the house was filled with smoke.

Revelation 1.12-15 Then I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands, and in the midst of the seven lampstands One like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band. His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire; His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of many waters.

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