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Jesus alone is worthy

By Fergus Davar

I have been thinking from what I have learned. Who alone is worthy? If you are an unbeliever you will ask me worthy of what? I will say worthy of whatever he/she is or has. Please don’t assume stuff like working hard and coming up in life, for people like these have fallen and sunk to the depths as though they had a mill stone tied to them. If God made you, then the potential you have along with the willingness and determination is also what he instilled in you. You may say that you achieved something but in truth it was God who enabled you. We own nothing, not even ourselves; we are practically stewards of all that we are and all that we have. As the man Job said about God in the Bible

Job 1:20

The Lord gave, and now he has taken away. May his name be praised!”

Biblically there has only been One person who has walked the face of the earth and termed as worthy. If your guess is the Person Jesus then you have hit the bull’s eye.

Revelation 5:2-9

2 And I saw a mighty angel, who announced in a loud voice, “Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?” 3 But there was no one in heaven or on earth or in the world below who could open the scroll and look inside it. 4 I cried bitterly because no one could be found who was worthy to open the scroll or look inside it. 5 Then one of the elders said to me, “Don’t cry. Look! The Lion from Judah’s tribe, the great descendant of David, has won the victory, and he can break the seven seals and open the scroll.”

6 Then I saw a Lamb standing in the centre of the throne, surrounded by the four living creatures and the elders. The Lamb appeared to have been killed. It had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God that have been sent throughout the whole earth. 7 The Lamb went and took the scroll from the right hand of the one who sits on the throne. 8 As he did so, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each had a harp and gold bowls filled with incense, which are the prayers of God’s people. 9 They sang a new song:

“You are worthy to take the scroll

and to break open its seals.

For you were killed, and by your sacrificial death you bought for God

people from every tribe, language, nation, and race.

Note: Jesus is Biblically referred to that the Lion of the tribe of Judah (Revelation 5:5) and also the Lamb of God (John 1:29).

Biblically no person has ever been referred to as worthy of God’s love. Men/Women of God were righteous before God only because they trusted Him & carried out His plan but they were never worthy of God’s promises. It was by grace and not merit that they received their heavenly inheritance.

Let’s consider an example from each category.

1. Angels

2. Patriarchs

3. Prophets

4. Women

5. Apostles
1. Angels:

If you check verse 3 of Revelation 5 mentioned above, you will notice that neither the angels of God in heaven nor the angels of Satan were ever worthy.

Job 15:15

Why, God does not trust even his angels; even they are not pure in his sight.

Even the angels were reconciled to God because of what the sacrifice of His Son on the cross.

Colossians 1:20

20 Through the Son, then, God decided to bring the whole universe back to himself. God made peace through his Son’s blood on the cross and so brought back to himself all things, both on earth and in heaven.

2. Patriarchs:

Patriarchs are what you would refer to as a father figure. Let us take the example the greatest patriarch that was Abraham. In Genesis 20, when Abraham was living at Gerar, he referred to his wife Sarah as his sister because she was very beautiful and he feared that people would kill him to get to her. Abraham was however so convincing that King Abimelech had Sarah brought to him & God had to straighten things out by appearing to the king in his dream.

Also Genesis 11:31 says that Abram’s father, Terah took Abram, and his grandson Lot the son of Haran, from Ur in Chaldea to Haran. Ur and Haran were the two principal cities of the moon god, Sin. And by what should be a strange coincidence, Abram’s brother had the same name as the city of the moon god. Indicating that Abram and his family formerly worshiped the moon before coming to God.

Abraham was not a man who by himself was worthy of God’s blessing, what he got he got by grace not merit. Abraham was counted righteous because he put his trust in God.

Genesis 15:6

6 Abram put his trust in the Lord, and because of this the Lord was pleased with him and accepted him.

Galatians 3:18

For if the inheritance depends on the law, then it no longer depends on a promise; but God in his grace gave it to Abraham through a promise.

3. Prophets:

For this we shall consider the biggest Old Testament prophets & and the biggest New Testament men of God. We shall take the example of Moses for the Old Testament and John the Baptist for the New Testament.

Deut 34:10

There has never been a prophet in Israel like Moses; the Lord spoke with him face to face.

Matthew 11:11 (Jesus’ words)

11 I assure you that John the Baptist is greater than anyone who has ever lived. .

About Moses, he was not worthy, there is Biblical record in Exodus 4:14 that Moses made God angry and in Exodus 4:24-26, God had just about enough of Moses. About John the Baptist, he testifies in John 1:29-33 that Jesus is the Eternal Son of God and refers to Jesus as the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world but when he is put in prison, he begins to doubt whether Jesus is indeed the Savior and send his (John’s) disciples to ask Jesus the same & Jesus told John’s disciple that could they not see that He (Jesus) fulfilled all the prophesies of the Messiah, whom they were all finally waiting for (Matthew 11:1-6).

Hebrews 7:28

The Law of Moses appoints men who are imperfect to be high priests; but God’s promise made with the vow, which came later than the Law, appoints the Son, who has been made perfect for ever.

Matthew 11:11

I assure you that John the Baptist is greater than anyone who has ever lived. But the one who is least in the Kingdom of heaven is greater than John.

4. Women:

Women to have played an important role in furthering the interest of The Kingdom of God, There have been women who were prophets (Luke 2:26), women who saved God’s people (Josh 2), in fact the first of people to witness Jesus’ resurrection were women (John 20). Just as there were men who were righteous but never worthy, even women have been righteous but never worthy.

Romans 3:23-24

23 everyone has sinned and is far away from God’s saving presence. 24 But by the free gift of God’s grace all are put right with him through Christ Jesus, who sets them free.

I shall take the example of the most blessed woman and that was Mary (Luke 1:42), Mary too was not worthy to open the scroll in Revelation 5:2-9; it was by grace and not merit that she carried Jesus (God) in her womb? This happened to fulfill scripture about the Son of God being born through a virgin (Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:20-24).

Luke 1:30-31

30 The angel said to her, “Don’t be afraid, Mary; God has been gracious to you. 31 You will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus.

Mary submitted to the will of God & so she was counted among the righteous.

Luke 1:38

“I am the Lord’s servant,” said Mary; “may it happen to me as you have said.” And the angel left her.

As Jesus said that, who is His family? Here referred to those who obeyed the Father.

Matthew 12:50 (Jesus’ words)

Whoever does what my Father in heaven wants him to do is my brother, my sister, and my mother.”

Would you like to know what were Jesus words on the cross to Mary and his beloved disciple.

John 19:25-27

25 Standing close to Jesus’ cross were his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 Jesus saw his mother and the disciple he loved standing there; so he said to his mother, “He is your son.”

27 Then he said to the disciple, “She is your mother.”

Can you see that Jesus is referring to them as family? Jesus shows us that Mary was righteous because she yielded to God.

5. Disciples of Jesus (Apostles):

The Apostles were people who were chosen (Luke 6:13) they were the people the Father drew unto His Son (John 6:44) but they too were never worthy. You must know that the disciples whom Jesus chose, Jesus called them Apostles (meaning “one sent”) (Luke 6:13). Biblically the Apostles are in first place followed by the prophets (1Corinthians 12:28) because the mission of the Apostles was to declare to all the people of the world God’s saving plan for man through Jesus (God’s revelation), where as the prophets merely passed on what God desired of His people. Even the Apostles ran away & left Jesus when the hour of his death came, to be tortured and crucified on the cross (Matthew 26:56). Apostle Peter even denied Jesus at that same time (John 18).

The Apostles too were chosen by grace (Romans 11:5, Gal 1:15).
To conclude this, I would like to tell you that there is nothing in all creation that can be ever be termed as worthy, may be righteous but never worthy. The Bible say that Jesus was made perfect through suffering (Heb 2:10), this is something and is Biblically said only about Jesus. The Bible says that God the Father shares His glory with no one (Isaiah 48:11), yet Jesus is said to have shared this glory of the Father even before the foundation of the world (John 17:5; John 17:12), which not only implies that Jesus is eternal (2 Peter 1:11) and One with His Father (John 10:30) but it also implies that He is perfect and Alone worthy (Revelation 5:2-9) to share the Father’s Glory (Revelation 5:13, Revelation 22:3). As one preacher brilliantly put it, Jesus is like a flawless diamond, perfect from every angle from which you may look & does wonders with light.

One of the countless things that Jesus is worthy of, is your trust. Being King and Lord of all creation (1Timothy 6:15), Jesus was unique and a first in many things, He came born through a virgin (Luke 1:26-38), He turned water to wine (John 2:1-12), He healed the lepers (Mark 1:40-45), the blind (Matthew 9:27-31), the lame, the crippled, the dumb, many other sick people (Matthew 6:30) & He exorcised demons (Matthew 8:28-34), He rode a colt into Jerusalem that had never been ridden fulfilling with prophesy (Mark 1:1-11), He was burred in a tomb cut out from stone in which no one had yet been placed (Luke 23:53) etc. So you seen Jesus was indeed unique and a first in many things. May be you have never found anyone capable of your trust or may be you have found no one who wants you to trust in them. In either case, Jesus is worthy (fully qualified) & willing to be that first Person in whom you may come to trust in but unlike your other ventures in whom you may have invested your trust, Jesus will never fail you. Your trust in Him will do wonders starting with keeping a place for you in heaven and also taking you through everything else that is good.

Thank you for your time.

By Fergus Davar (Saved by HIS grace), just a pen in His Hand.

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