The new song “Forever Amen,” written and produced by the Abundant Life Worship Team, was birthed out of a desire to declare, “God alone is worthy of worship!” In Revelation 4 and 5, we get a picture of unceasing worship. God put His glory on display and gave His people a response of praise to declare. This is what “Forever Amen” is all about.
Why Is God Worthy of Worship?
God alone is worthy of worship because He is our Creator and Savior. In the 17th century, a group of theologians came up with a series of questions and answers that would help guide believers in Biblical truth. Perhaps the most famous question they asked was, “What is the chief end of man?” The answer was, and still is, “To glorify God, and to enjoy Him forever.”
We exist to worship God.
- Isaiah 43:7 says, “Everyone who is called by My name, whom I have created for My glory; I have formed him, yes, I have made him.”
As believers, our hearts declare, “All of me for all of Him!”
- Romans 11:36 says, “For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen.”
The Story of “Forever Amen”
God Is Worthy Because He Is the Creator
God alone is worthy of worship and praise because of who He is as Creator. Psalm 33:6-9 paints a beautiful picture of God bringing the universe into existence with mere words. Creation comes to life at His command, and “in Him we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28). That alone is enough to elicit a response of endless praise from all creation (Psalm 95:1-7).
This was the inspiration for the Abundant Life Worship Team when creating the first verse of “Forever Amen.”
When you spoke, the heavens shone in glory You adorned / You breathed a word, and all the stars were born / By Your hand, the wonders of the universe began / Creation came to life at Your command
When we understand a fraction of His wonder and power, we are only capable of one response— worship! We can’t help but stand in awe of His holiness, beauty, and glory. Words can never completely express our love for Him but we’ll sing, we’ll shout and express all we can through our worship.
This is the heart of the chorus:
You alone deserve our praise, so for eternity we sing
All glory, all honor, forever Yours, Amen / We will kneel in Your presence, with all creation sing / Of Your wonder, your power, forever our God You reign
God Is Worthy Because He Is the Savior
God alone is worthy of worship because of who He is. The God who spoke the stars into existence is the One who shed His blood to conquer sin and death, redeeming all creation. Think about this: The same God who created the universe and simply spoke all things into existence is the same God who loves us. This can be a challenge for us to wrap our minds around, almost unfathomable. Our past failures get in the way and cause us to question why He’d love us, but this alone should stir deep gratefulness and thankfulness in us.
God is worthy of worship because He redeemed us.
- Revelation 5:9 says, ““You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals; for You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation…”
This was the inspiration for the lyrics…
When you move, the power of hell is broken at Your voice / The darkness flees, it has no other choice / When you come, every tribe and nation will proclaim / You alone are worthy of Your name
Respond with a “Hallelujah!”
God alone is worthy of worship: for who He is and all He has done!
This is how our story ends—in worship.
- Revelation 19:1 says, “After this I heard what sounded like the roar of a great multitude in heaven shouting: ‘Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God!’” (NIV)
The word “Hallelujah” means “God be praised,” an interjection and expression of gratitude and adoration. This is our response to the revelation we’ve received in Him. He spoke all things into existence with a word, and we pour out our praise in response with a word—Hallelujah!
So, until He returns or calls us home to eternity, may we be found living a life of “Hallelujah,” one that is worthy of who He is and all that He has done.
- Colossians 1:16 says, “For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.”
So then, how will you respond?
- Pause and reflect on His power to create.
- Pause and reflect on His authority.
- Pause and reflect on His love.
- Pause and reflect on His heart to save and redeem.