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Anjel Uriel:
I ask this because I read Revelations 3:9 where it says Christ will make those who claim to be {spiritual} Jews bow before The Elect and the word bow is 4352. proskuneů which is used in other scriptures as worshipping God (Matthew: 2:2, 2:8, 2:11, 4:9, 8:2, John 4:20, 4:23, Luke 4:7, 24:52, and so on). Then thereís also the scripture that states in the same way Christ seats on the throne of The Father so will we sit on His throne if we overcome as He did (Revelation 3:21). So if Christ is worshipped because Heís in The Throne of The Father and made in His Image then will the elect also be worshipped because they sit on Christís Throne and made in His Image? Also thereís the Scripture where it says ďYou are Gods, all of you are sons of The Most HighĒ (Psalm 82:6) and Christ said it applied to Him because He was The Son of God and sanctified by The Father and the elect will also be sons of God (Romans 8:19, Matthew 5:9, Romans 8:15, and John 1:12) and are sanctified by The Father through Christ (John 17:17 and John 15:3 ) so will it also apply to them?

Ray said that God is a family and when you are part of that family then you are God because you are perfect and are one with The Father and that we are promised to be one with God and Christ as they are one. Therefore if we are to be made like Christ (1 John 3:2) and be made in The Image of God (Romans 8:29, 2 Corinthians 3:18, 1 Corinthians 15:49 and Philippians 3:21), be called kings, priest and lords ( Revelation 1:6 Revelation 17:14 and Revelation 19:16), and share the Spirit of Glory and Perfection that Christ and The Father have, wouldnít that make The Elect basically God to everyone else beside The Father and The Son? They could even rephrase what Christ said to Phillip along the lines of ďHe who has seen Me has seen Jesus; so how can you say, ĎShow us Jesusí?

However, Christ will always be The First in everything (Colossians 1:18 and Ephesians 1:22) and the Prominent One and even though we are co-heirs with Him (Romans 8:17 Galatians 3:29 and Galatians 4:7) , Heís still The Firstborn (Hebrews 12:23, Colossians 1:15, and Hebrews 1:6 ) and if the title God is an inheritance then it rightly will go to the oldest in the family since He is the beginning of The Strength of His Father (Deuteronomy 21:17 and Genesis 49:3). I still donít know for sure so thatís why Iím asking you all what do you think? I think this is an interesting thing to meditate about since we can sometimes not think enough about these rewards since it seems way too good for our finite mind to comprehend.

Extol:
Yes.

Whether they are worshipping them as if they are God is another question, but bowing before them is indeed worship. From Ray's worship study (May 2007):

Well actually it is, you know, it is a form of worship. When you pay homage, reverence or humility to anything whether it be an object or a monarch or a pagan god or whatever, itís worship, okay.  But thereís more to it then that.

Strongís concordance, in the Greek, there are several words, but this is the most prevalent used; worship - to do reverence, to adore, like a dog licking his masterís hand. That the example he uses, like a dog licking your hand, thatís worship. Or you know, like a man bowing down or kissing the Popeís ring, or whatever. These are signs of worship.

Now in the Hebrew itĎs a little different, but same general idea; worship - to prostrate (that means to get down), bow down, humble, obeisance. Thatís the definition of the word.

As you pointed out, the word is sometimes translated as worship, and several versions (KJV, ASV, WEB) use worship in Revelation 3:9.

Here are some more passages:

Isaiah 45:11-14

11 Thus saith the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me.

12 I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.

13 I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let go my captives, not for price nor reward, saith the Lord of hosts.

14 Thus saith the Lord, The labour of Egypt, and merchandise of Ethiopia and of the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over unto thee, and they shall be thine: they shall come after thee; in chains they shall come over, and they shall fall down unto thee, they shall make supplication unto thee, saying, Surely God is in thee; and there is none else, there is no God.

Isaiah 49

22 For thus says my Lord Yahweh, "Behold! I will lift My hand to the nations, and to the peoples will I raise My banner high. And they bring your sons in a bosom pouch, and your daughters on the shoulders shall be borne,

23 and kings become your foster fathers, and their chiefesses your wet nurses. Nostrils to the earth, shall they prostrate to you, and the soil at your feet shall they lick up. Then you shall know that I am Yahweh, and those expecting Me shall not be ashamed.

Isaiah 60:14 And go to you to prostrate shall all the sons of your humiliators, and worship at the soles of your feet shall all your spurners. And they call you the city of Yahweh, Zion of the Holy One of Israel.

Dave in Tenn:
Romans 8:19
For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.

Romans 8:22
For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.

These are but two verses from a chapter which is all about the "chosen" and it's role in the plan of salvation.  Nothing clearer anywhere, I think.  Read it.  Slowly.  All the words.

So here's a question.  Is the earnest expectation of the creature waiting for the manifestation of you?

Here's another one.  If the whole creation has been groaning and travailing in pain and you show up, will that end their groaning and travailing, or disappoint them once again?

Here's a promise.  If you simply don't disappoint ME, I'll give you your due worship.  How's that?

Anjel Uriel:

--- Quote from: Extol on April 14, 2022, 12:23:18 PM ---Yes.

Whether they are worshipping them as if they are God is another question, but bowing before them is indeed worship. From Ray's worship study (May 2007):

Well actually it is, you know, it is a form of worship. When you pay homage, reverence or humility to anything whether it be an object or a monarch or a pagan god or whatever, itís worship, okay.  But thereís more to it then that.

Strongís concordance, in the Greek, there are several words, but this is the most prevalent used; worship - to do reverence, to adore, like a dog licking his masterís hand. That the example he uses, like a dog licking your hand, thatís worship. Or you know, like a man bowing down or kissing the Popeís ring, or whatever. These are signs of worship.

Now in the Hebrew itĎs a little different, but same general idea; worship - to prostrate (that means to get down), bow down, humble, obeisance. Thatís the definition of the word.

As you pointed out, the word is sometimes translated as worship, and several versions (KJV, ASV, WEB) use worship in Revelation 3:9.

Here are some more passages:

Isaiah 45:11-14

11 Thus saith the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me.

12 I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.

13 I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let go my captives, not for price nor reward, saith the Lord of hosts.

14 Thus saith the Lord, The labour of Egypt, and merchandise of Ethiopia and of the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over unto thee, and they shall be thine: they shall come after thee; in chains they shall come over, and they shall fall down unto thee, they shall make supplication unto thee, saying, Surely God is in thee; and there is none else, there is no God.

Isaiah 49

22 For thus says my Lord Yahweh, "Behold! I will lift My hand to the nations, and to the peoples will I raise My banner high. And they bring your sons in a bosom pouch, and your daughters on the shoulders shall be borne,

23 and kings become your foster fathers, and their chiefesses your wet nurses. Nostrils to the earth, shall they prostrate to you, and the soil at your feet shall they lick up. Then you shall know that I am Yahweh, and those expecting Me shall not be ashamed.

Isaiah 60:14 And go to you to prostrate shall all the sons of your humiliators, and worship at the soles of your feet shall all your spurners. And they call you the city of Yahweh, Zion of the Holy One of Israel.

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Hi Jesse, I didnít know of those scriptures you posted so thank you. I did know that Ray said that bowing or paying homage is a form of worship but I asked because it struck me as odd that Jesus Himself said He would make people bow down before The Elect because when I think of bowing down to someone, I have only thought of bowing before Jesus since He's The Lord but it would make sense that people would bow before The Chosen since they sit with Christ in His Throne. So from what I can gather is that The Elect will be honored just as Christ is honored because they rule with Him the same way Christ is to be honored just as The Father is honored because He rules with Him (John 5:23).

indianabob:
Hi Anjel,
One particular difference concerning ruling in the Kingdom of God is that we will rule for the benefit of those under our care, whereas in human circumstances today the rulers rule for their own selfish benefit or to bestow honor and praise upon themselves. Rich people gather followers by presenting gifts and then expect gratitude in return. God owns everything and gives liberally with no expectation of sacrifice in return.
Indiana Bob

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