Honour and Glory Unto Him
By Arno C. Gaebelein
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Revelation 5:11,12  And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round
about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was
ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; 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.

In Revelation 5, that great worship scene, beginning some day in Heaven and
going on into future ages, we read of the Lamb to whom honor and glory are
due. He alone is worthy.

And every heart who knows Him rejoicing in His love cries out, "Thou art
worthy!" Yea, the sweetest song for the redeemed soul is the outburst of
praise, which we find on the threshold of His own Revelation. "Unto Him that
loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and hath made us
kings and priests unto God and His Father; to Him be glory and dominion
forever and ever. Amen" (Rev. 1:5-6). Soon the great worship John beheld
prophetically may become reality.

As long as we His people are here in this present evil age it is God's call to us
to honor and glorify His Son. This surely is God the Father's expectation from
His children, who are begotten of Him. This is His call to us in the last days of
this rapidly closing age.

It was on the mountain of transfiguration that the Father bore witness to His
Son. "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased" (Matt. 17:5). The
Father bore not alone this witness, but He vindicated the honor of His Son,
whose glory flashed forth on that mountain. Peter had spoken; in fact, he was
still speaking when the Father's voice was heard. "Lord, it is good for us to be
here: if Thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for Thee, and one
for Moses and one for Elias" (Matt. 17:4). These were Peter's words. At the
first glance they appear harmless. Indeed, they are generally used in spiritual
application of having a good time here. But they have a far different meaning.
Peter had spoken once more in the impulsiveness of the flesh.
By putting the
Lord of Glory alongside of Moses and Elias, he had lowered the dignity
of Him.
The One whom he had but recently confessed as the Christ, the Son
of the living God, he now put into the same position and place with Moses and
He lost sight of the wonderful and glorious person of Christ. When
he uttered this human suggestion the Shekinah cloud appeared and its glorious
splendor covered them. Out of that cloud came the Father's voice vindicating
the honor of His Son. Who is Moses? Who is Elias? Sinful men they were,
men of failure and weakness. But here is another. This is my Beloved Son in
whom I am well pleased; hear Him. And how that beloved Son is in our day

He was in all eternity the beloved Son. When God created all things, for Him
and by Him, He was the delight of God. This is the foundation of our faith.
When he spoke of coming into the world, as we read in Hebrews 10, to do
the Father's will, the Father's love and delight was upon Him. In humiliation
beginning there in Bethlehem He was the beloved Son of God. In all He did,
every step of the way, the Holy One had above Himself the loving Father. And
then Jesus went to the cross, putting away sin by the sacrifice of Himself. In
the awful suffering on the cross, in the hours of darkness, when as the
substitute of sinners He tasted death, God's holy hand rested upon that beloved
One in judgment, so that He uttered that never to be forgotten cry "My God,
my God, why hast thou forsaken me?"

And God in His mighty power opened the grave and brought Him forth.
raised Him from the dead. He was received up in the Glory, exalted into
the highest position. He is the heir of all things, the upholder of all
things, all things consist and exist by Him. God has given Him the
pre-eminence in all things.

And this blessed One, the beloved Son of God is denied, He is rejected,
dishonored and refused. God speaks in Him, by Him, and he who has made
known God, in whom redemption for man was procured is dishonored. But
how is He dishonored and robbed of His Glory? And where is He dishonored?
Not in the world as such so much but in Christendom. The harvest of this
destructive and evil criticism of the Bible, rejecting the Bible as the inspired
Word of God is being reaped. After the written Word has been attacked and
lowered, the enemy who stands behind "Higher Criticism" in a disguised form
has thrown off the mask and bluntly strikes at the Person of the beloved Son
of God. First the devil in the garb of "reverend criticism" denied Isaiah 7:14,
the promise of the virgin bringing forth a son, as having anything to do with
Christ, and now the harvest, the denial of the virgin birth of our Lord. It would
take many pages to mention all how our ever beloved Lord is robbed of His
Glory, how His Person is dishonored.
This denial of the Person of Christ is
the apostasy. It is the very breath of the personal anti-Christ, the man of
sin, which we feel in these last days.

The Father's voice is not heard in these days as it was heard on the
transfiguration mountain. The heavens are silent to all the dishonor heaped
upon Him, who is in the heaven of heavens.
But God the Father looks to
His people in whom the Holy Spirit dwells to honor and glorify His Son.
The Holy Spirit gives us the power to stand as bold witnesses for Himself and
to contend earnestly for the faith once and for all delivered unto the Saints.
The Father expects us that we stand up for the honor of His Son. His voice to
us is "Honor my Son!"

We feel deeply impressed with this great call of God to us at the present time
of increasing darkness and apostasy: Let each child of God act accordingly.
Honor your Lord wherever you are. "Be not thou therefore ashamed of
the testimony of our Lord"
(2 Tim. 1:8). If you cannot publicly stand up
and honor Christ, then honor Him, speak well of Him, in the home circle or
wherever you are.
O child of God, walk close to Him! Sit more at His feet!
Cast yourself more upon Him! Let Him be your all in all! And as He is
the sole object of your heart you will honor Him in this age when He is
But this will mean something else. It means separation. God's call
to His people is to stand aloft from all which dishonors His Son. This
means much in our days.
How can we honor the Beloved One if we have
fellowship with that which dishonors Him?
No child of God should go on
with any institution, school or church where the written Word is set aside
or belittled.
The second Epistle of Timothy, which has special reference to
our times, is very clear on this separation. No one needs to wait for a special
call from God to act and separate from the corruption of Christendom.
It is all
given before hand by the Holy Spirit. "From such turn away"
(2 Tim. 3:5).

those from whom God commands us to separate are persons who
have the form of godliness and deny the power thereof.
Again it is written:
"But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also
of wood and of earth; and some to honour and some to dishonour. If a man
therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified,
and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work" (2 Tim.

Hear the Word of the Lord! Hear His call!
Be faithful to Him! Keep His
Word and do not deny His Name! Honor and glorify Him who is our
Lord whom we soon shall see face to face.

Written in 1910 by A.C. Gaebelein

We will just close with two verses:

2Peter 3:18  
But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour
Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

Hebrews 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith;
who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the
shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.



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