True Worship

The Word of the LORD for this week is True Worship from John 3:23-24:

Joh 4:23  But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. 
Joh 4:24  God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” 

Lets talk about true worship! What is your definition of true worship? If it lines up with John 4:23-24, then your understanding of true worship is excellent! Because worship is a serious expression of love toward our Heavenly Father and our LORD Jesus Christ!  Worship involves the lifting of hands, bowing, lying prostrate before the LORD, and sometimes even crying out in the presence of God.

Worship is not just what we do on Sunday. Most people don’t understand true worship. They think that  worship only occurs when we play certain slow gospel songs. This could be further from the truth! Worship is a lifestyle. We worship God with our life, we worship God with our giving, we worship God with our words, we worship God in spirit and in truth,  and we worship him in the beauty of his holiness! (1 Chron 16:29, and Psalm 29:2) Every believer must understand the importance of true worship. Jesus said, the time is coming and is NOW come, when the true worshippers will worship the Father (Almighty God), in spirit and in truth! 

Worship begins at home, and we must teach our children how to worship as well. The Bible clearly says that we should worship the LORD our God, and him only we shall serve!  (Matt 4:10)  If there is anything in your life that takes the place of God, it is an idol, and you are guilty of idol worship. God will not share his glory with anything or anyone, so we must be careful! (Exo 20:3-4)

Today people worship movie stars, athletes, material things, money, and even false idols. These things will lead you down a dark path of false worship, in which Satan will exploit for his evil purposes. We must not fall into this trap of deception! Let us stay focused, keep our eyes and mind stayed on Jesus Christ, and worship him in spirit and in truth!

This week, don’t wait until Sunday. Take some time, get in a quiet place, seek the face of Almighty God, get into his presence, pray, and worship him in spirit and in truth. Tell the LORD how much you love him, and that there is none like him in all the whole earth! When you do this, you will experience his love, presence and power like never before!  (Psalm 16:11) God Bless!

The Spiritual Battle

The Word of the LORD for this week is from Psalm 144:1,  A Psalm of David. “Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teaches my hands to war, and my fingers to fight.” 

One of the things we must never forget is that there is an unseen war raging in the spirit realm. Someone once said the level of activity in the physical realm is equal or greater in the spiritual realm. In other words when we see all the mayhem, violence, and destruction in the physical realm, there is much more going on in the spiritual realm causing this to manifest.

Just because you don’t see it in the natural, doesn’t mean that it is not so. Why, because it is going on spiritually in the unseen realm! We know it to be so because the Apostle Paul told us in Ephesians 6:12,  “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” 

Paul said we are not wrestling against flesh and blood. Paul said it is something much more sinister and dark. All throughout the Bible we see Israel fighting enemies. Abraham had to fight. Moses had to fight. Joshua had to fight. King David was a warrior but he was also a worshipper! Paul even said that we should fight the good fight of faith in 1 Tim 6:12, “Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.” 

There are many reading this that may say, Pastor I don’t like to fight and I don’t want to fight!~  Well my dear brother and sister, I have to tell you that although you didn’t start the fight, the enemy will bring the fight against your church, marriage, ministry, health, family, finances, and your life! The devil often picks fights with us even when we don’t want a fight! Maybe that’s why David said in, Psa 144:1  A Psalm of David. “Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teaches my hands to war, and my fingers to fight.” 

Although the battle is already won and we have the victory in Jesus Name, we still have to walk it out in the physical realm.  Although we are meek and walk in peace, we should have the mindset of David who said that the Most High God himself teaches me how to war, and my fingers to fight. Wow, what a Word! God himself will give us the wisdom in this spiritual battle!

Who are we fighting? Against anything that is evil, against the forces of darkness, and against anything that would exalt itself against the knowledge and Word of God! We don’t fight with natural weapons, we war in the spirit with prayer, prophecy and praise!

The scripture says in 2 Cor 10:3-4 “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds.”  Today ask God to give you the heart of a warrior and worshipper with a powerful prayer voice, that will prophesy the Word of God with power, and a radical praise that will still and stop the enemy of our soul in his tracks! God Bless!