We pray as the love of the body grows colder our worship with the Lord grows stronger with each passing day. We are going to need each other and our Lord Jesus Christ. What is happening is sad and exciting all at the same time. Why exciting? Because our Lord is coming and the more chaotic it becomes the closer Christ is coming. Nothing must take place for the rapture to occur but there are sure signs for the Return of Christ. We do not want to get wrapped up in gossip, hate talk, fake news, useless words… we need to be light unto this dark world. Stay in prayer and worship your Lord as if He is standing right in front of you! God Bless you all :)!
Worshipping The Lord
Worship comes naturally to mankind. We know this because people worship and they worship many different things. Having lived half my life unsaved, I saw ungodly worship close up and personal. There is the worship of money, the possessions the money buys, fame, position, education, looks, appearance, and so on. It is the love of this world and what it offers that ushers in idol worship.
There is the worship of self, others, emotions, and experiences. There is the chasing of whatever gives pleasure, fun, entertainment, etc. There is the worshiping of past hurts, mistreatment, disappointments, etc this leads to blame. In Genesis 3 this shows the beginning of self worship and the result is blame.
Genesis 3:5 For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing the difference between good and evil and blessing and calamity… more
Worshipping In Spirit & In Truth
John 3:30 NASB He must increase, but I must decrease.
The Disappearance Of “I”
I actually started out with hostility and humility. But after studying, I found myself at worship. Worship defined by scripture is very different from man’s view of worship. I discovered worship is humility and pride is false worship.
So, false worship is hostile to God and worship in spirit and truth comes from a humbled heart before God.
In John 4, Jesus says, God is looking for worshippers who worship in “spirit and truth.” Jesus takes it a step further, God is looking for worshippers who must worship Him in spirit and truth because God is spirit. As a believer it is vitally important to understand worship God accepts. This is a subject as magnanimous as God.
Exodus 20:3 NASB “You shall have no other gods before Me.
4 “You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. 5 You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God,…more
Question: “What is the meaning of Christian worship?”
Answer: The meaning of the New Testament Greek word most often translated “worship” (proskuneo) is “to fall down before” or “bow down before.” Worship is a state (an attitude) of spirit. Since it’s an internal, individual action, it could/should be done most of the time (or all the time) in our lives, regardless of place or situation (John 4:21). Therefore, Christians worship all the time, seven days a week. When Christians formally gather together in worship, still the emphasis should be on individually worshiping the Lord. Even in a congregation, participants need to be aware that they are worshiping God fully on an individual basis… more
Question: “What is a biblical theology of worship?”
Answer: A theology of worship is a doctrine concerning the worship of God; a biblical theology of worship bases its teaching on what the Bible alone says. Just as a biblical soteriology is based on the Bible’s overall teaching concerning salvation, a biblical theology of worship is based on the Bible’s overall teaching concerning the worship and adoration of God… more
Question: “What does it mean to worship the Lord in spirit and truth?”
Answer: The idea of worshipping the Lord “in spirit and truth” comes from Jesus’ conversation with the woman at the well in John 4:6-30. In the conversation, the woman was discussing places of worship with Jesus, saying that the Jews worshipped at Jerusalem, while the Samaritans worshipped at Mount Gerizim. Jesus had just revealed that He knew about her many husbands, as well as the fact that the current man she lived with was not her husband. This made her uncomfortable, so she attempted to divert His attention from her personal life to matters of religion. Jesus refused to be distracted from His lesson on true worship and got to the heart of the matter: “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such to worship Him” (John 4:23)… more