“Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.” (Psalms 100:3)
The worshiper must know who “He” is before the motive for worship toward Him will be true; and also for the movement of worship to be within him; and for the moment of worship to take place internally and externally.
The Psalmist makes it very plain that the pronoun “his” (Psalms 100:2b, 4a-b) is referring to the Lord, and “He is God.” Secondly, the Psalmist defines God as the Sovereign Creator. And thirdly, the Psalmist tells us that we are His People (chosen, called, and converted), and that we are the Sheep of His pasture (of His Flock; under His direction, as He is the Good Shepherd, the Great Shepherd, and the Chief Shepherd), the place of His Care, Protection, and Provision.
The Person that you are commanded to worship is the Lord (Matthew 4:10; Luke 4:8), who is God. The Psalmist defines God by giving additional information. He says, God is “he that hath made us, and not we ourselves.” Here the Psalmist was saying that God is the Creator of all matter (animate and inanimate). God is before all things, “In the beginning God…” (Genesis 1:1). So, He (God) was before the beginning of Creation.
Paul said that Christ our Savior, “…is the image of the invisible God…” (Colossians 1:15); meaning that He was God manifested in the Flesh (2 Corinthians 4:6; Hebrews 10:1-18; 1 Timothy 3:16). The Apostle Paul goes on to say:
“For by him (Christ) were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:” (Colossians 1:16)
“And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.” (Colossians 1:17)
“And he is the head of the body, the church… that in all things he might have the preeminence.” (Colossians 1:18)
“For it pleased the Father that in him (in Christ) should all fulness dwell;” (Colossians 1:19)
Therefore, it can be concluded without doubt that the pronoun “his” (Psalm 100:2, 4) is speaking of Christ (God; the Creator). There are not three Gods, but only one God; his name is Jehovah, Joshua, Jesus (Deuteronomy 6:4; John 1:1-4; 14-18; 14:7-12).
As you search the Word of God, you will find that God came to the earth and took on a human body, yet without sin (Luke 1:31-35; Hebrews 10:1-18; 4:15; 1 Timothy 3:16); “…was made flesh, and dwelt among us…” (John 1:14); to manifest the Glory of God (2 Corinthians 4:6); “… (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth” (John 1:14b).
Jesus Himself said to the Apostles concerning His leaving (being crucified, buried, raised from the dead, ascending to heaven, and His Return):
“I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.” (John 14:18)
And this was fulfilled first on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 1:8; 2:1-4).
The Apostle Paul explains the Mystery of the Ages (or the Nature of the Church) (Ephesians 3:1-21). He ends his explanation with:
“Unto him (God) be glory in the church by Christ Jesus (who is God) throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.” (Ephesians 3:21)
Therefore, “his courts,” being His (Christ’s) Dwelling Place on earth, and that is the Church. Then the “Person of Worship” is none other than Jesus Christ, who is God; even the Creator of all things, and even of us.
Christ, our Creator, Controller, and Consummator, even our Convertor; is worthy of all honor and worship and praise. (See Revelation 5:9-14.) For He alone created us; He alone chose us, called us, and converted us unto Salvation; and He alone is our Savior.
He is worthy of all our worship and praise. For, as God in the Flesh, He declared Himself through the Eternal Purpose in Christ Jesus, which was manifested in Christ’s Performance and the completion of His Office Work as Prophet, Priest, Sacrifice, Substitute, Savior, King of kings, and Lord of lords. This was proven, or substantiated, by His Resurrection from the dead “after” three days and three nights in the heart of the earth (the grave, the tomb); and His Ascension to heaven; and His Return in Power on the Day of Pentecost to manifest the Church as His Spiritual Temple.
This coming on the Day of Pentecost was a “seal”:
“In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,” (Ephesians 1:13)
“Which is the earnest of our (the Church; those of Ephesians 1:4-12; the Elect; the Chosen in Christ) inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession (which is His Church, His Body, His Bride), unto the praise of his glory.” (Ephesians 1:14)
So it was a “seal” (of security) until His Second Coming in Power and Glory. Then, His Church would be manifested as His Temple, His Dwelling Place on earth; the New Jerusalem “…wherein dwelleth righteousness” (2 Peter 3:13); the Headquarters of His Kingdom forever and ever; even the Lamb’s Wife (Revelation 21:2, 9, 10, 22-27).
Therefore the Person of Worship is none other than Christ Jesus, the Glorified Lamb of God, our Savior, our Redeemer, our Lord, our Master, even our King, seated on His throne in the Church in Power and in Glory (honor, preeminence, and perfection), and is One with the People of God (John 17:21-24).