Blessing and honor and glory be Thine

  Blessing and honor and glory be Thine,
  And glory be Thine,
  And glory be Thine.
Blessing and honor and glory be Thine,
  Both now and evermore.
  Praise Him! Praise Him!
  All ye saints adore Him.
  Praise Him! Praise Him!
  Both now and evermore.
  Blessing and honor and glory be Thine,
  And glory be Thine,
  And glory be Thine,
Blessing and honor and glory be Thine,
  Both now and evermore.

Mansfield, OH, United States

These things have been taught to me from my youth Does this make sense?


Why do we celebrate the Lord with the Lord’s table? (The bread and wine). What do you think?

We must be clear this meeting is not a ritual. It does not make us a member of a “church”. It does not make us “special”. The purpose of this meeting is to focus us on Christ and to bring to mind the one true God we worship. Here we can really have a fresh touch with Christ.

1 Cor. 11:24, says “This do in remembrance of me”. This is the key to enjoying the Lord. Christ is our POC with God. The symbols at the Lord’s table all have very great significance, but they are overall intended to focus us on Christ, Specifically His death. The matter of remembrance is crucial. A table is a place to eat and drink. At the beginning of the table meeting (last supper), Christ said “take eat”. This seems emphasized. We must see the picture here. He is the bread of life that came down from heaven. Spiritually to eat is to take His words by faith into our spirit. By eating and drinking (spiritually) we enjoy Him and remember Him as our very life. So the table is to bring us back to enjoy Him. How soon we forget Him! The Table Meeting brings us to Christ as our center and enjoyment. It stirs our highest love and strengthens our faith. It raises Christ up by remembering His self-denying love for us. GOD DIED! That was the conclusion of His shortened suffering human life. His death is the single most important element in our Christian faith. We can live a Christian life because of our faith in Him. Gal 2:20, “… The life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave himself up (died! ) for me. If He did not die, we could not live. Simply put, if no death no life.



THE LORD KNEW HE MUST DIE. IT WAS CRUCIAL FOR HIM TO DIE, NOT ONLY FOR OUR REDEMPTION BUT TO IMPART HIS LIFE INTO US. (Rom 5:9) Much more than having been justified by His blood, we are being saved from His wrath. Much more having been reconciled by the death of His son, we are being saved (continual salvation) by His life. If He did not die He could never have given us His resurrection life. Heb 2:9, prophesied in Psalms 8:12. He was made a little lower than the angels because of the suffering of death. Angels are eternal beings that don’t die. God‘s righteousness required blood which speaks of death. No amount of rhodium could pay the cost of our redemption. The cost can not be calculated. Heb 2:7, Psalms 8:5 As a result of His faithfulness The father crowned him with glory and honor. JESUS took the bitter cup for each one of us. Selah.

So this meeting (celebration) should result in us giving Him GLORY and HONOR now. Psalms 8:5 David and sawGods blessing and honor on Him knew of this coming Christ He wondered what He saw in man that He would lay down His life for him. Phil. 2:10-11 and Rev 5:12-13 These verses speak to His excellency being recognized by all creation in the future when He returns, but here we give Him BLESSiNG and HONER and GLORY today! What a testimony to all men and principalities and powers!

The table meeting does not make an assembly a church. It should show that this assembly puts Christ first!

Also Reference hymn-Jesus the crucified far above all!

Francis Y. Chow

Anaheim, California, United States

Blessing and honor and glory be Thine! and glory be Thine.


Lisa Batten

Jerusalem, Israel

So refreshing! All the blessing and honour and glory to You Lord for what You have done and are doing and will do. We love You more than any person and any 'thing'.

Philip V Ariel

Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Wonderful and blessed one. Thanks for sharing.


Columbus, North Dakota, United States

I just love this song. It is a wonderful, life-giving praise song to our Lord Jesus Christ. Blessing and honor and glory be unto Him now and for ever more. Lord Jesus, we love You. We thank You for all that You have done for us. And, we thank You that You are making more home in our hearts each day as we keep coming to You in your Words and in prayer. Hallelujah! Praise Him!

The speaking of Christ by the attendants of the meetings is well-speaking. The word "blessing" in Greek simply means "well-speaking." Ephesians 1:3-14 is Paul's blessing to God, and that blessing is nothing other than a well-speaking. When we come together we must speak well about our Triune God, about the Father, about the Son, and about the Spirit. Our well-speaking is our blessing.

To speak blessing is not merely to speak the word "blessing." One hymn begins, "Blessing and honor and glory be Thine" (Hymns, #241). I like this short song, but I doubt that those who sing it know what the blessing is. They may only know how to sing the word "blessing." I hope that some would compose a song of blessing from Ephesians 1:3-14. We need such a portion as these verses to be the real contents of our blessing. The contents of this blessing would be the well-speaking concerning our Triune God and how He has blessed us with the eternal economy of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—with the Father's selection and predestination, the Son's redemption, and the Spirit's sealing and pledging. The blessing is simply the well-speaking.

The blessing, honor, and glory are for the Lamb, not on the cross but standing before the throne at the center of the universe, receiving a universal commission! We must not be so shallow as to confine our praises to Christ for redemption only. Our vision must be uplifted to see this Lamb accomplishing a work of eternally vast dimensions.

Consider this photograph that John has taken for us. The redeeming Lamb is now standing at the center of the universe, before God's throne. This tells us that the Redeemer is now in God's administration. He is the Administrator of the universe, executing God's economy. He is not sitting or sleeping there. He is standing, His seven eyes flashing, watching, searching, and even burning. The whole universe is watching this scene. The four living creatures, the twenty-four elders, myriads of angels, and all other creatures are wide awake, alert, observing. These are the circumstances in which they proclaim, "To Him Who sits upon the throne and to the Lamb, be the blessing and the honor and the glory and the might forever and ever" (Rev. 5:13).

How do we know that this scene took place at the time when Christ ascended? We conclude this from 5:6, where the Lamb is described as "having been slain." The Greek here implies that He had just recently been slain. Right after His sacrificial death, He received the universal and eternal commission from God's hand.