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BE A TRUE WORSHIPPER By: Rev. A. Bascon
BE A TRUE WORSHIPPER By: Rev. A. Bascon
Be a TRUE WORSHIPPER …Worship God in SPIRIT and in TRUTH!
BY:Pastor A. Bascon
Word of God Church
Brockton, MA. 02301 - 508-427-4334
John 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
The Father seeks ‘TRUE’ WORSHIPPERS to WORSHIP Him in SPIRIT and in TRUTH. In the Hebrew, WORSHIP is defined as: to prostrate yourself before God, on your face, knees; with your face against the floor; to bow down as you worship God.
In JOHN 4 we read of Jesus’ conversation with the Samaritan woman concerning the”place” to worship God. This was an argument between the Samaritans and the Jews. The Jews argued that Jerusalem was the place to worship God. The Samaritans worshipped in the mountain near Jacob’s Well. Joh 4:20 Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. However, as Jesus spoke to the Samaritan woman at the well, He answered: Joh 4:21 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. Joh 4:22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.
Joh 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
Joh 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
In the Old Testament Scriptures, to WORSHIP God was praying to Him and giving homage to Him. Jesus tells the Samaritan woman at the well that: they that WORSHIP God, MUST WORSHIP Him in SPIRIT and in TRUTH. NOT at any specified place; but, ANYWHERE! It doesn’t matter where we WORSHIP God as long as we WORSHIP Him in SPIRIT and in TRUTH. In order to WORSHIP God in SPIRIT and in TRUTH, you MUST become BORN-AGAIN or BORN from ABOVE. You MUST become a NEW CREATION in Christ; for, the NATURAL MAN does not and cannot receive the things of the Spirit of God. Neither can He know them. For one has to become “spiritual” and “qualified” to WORSHIP God in SPIRIT and in TRUTH. How does one become QUALIFIED? Answer: One MUST become “born-again” or “born from above.”
You must become a “new creature” in Christ and have the Holy Spirit dwelling within you! For, the Word of God tells us that the “natural” man DOES NOT understand “spiritual” things. How can they worship God in Spirit and in Truth if they DO NOT understand the “spiritual?” Answer: They can’t! Apostle Paul tells believers in 1COR.6:19- That their body is the temple of the Holy Ghost who dwells in us! Praise God for that; however, that is NOT enough! You MUST WORSHIP God in SPIRIT and in TRUTH. And, we are all well aware that the ‘natural’ man CANNOT WORSHIP God in SPIRIT and in TRUTH. They DO NOT understand the “spiritual!” What more could we do? The second part of this question is you must WORSHIP God in SPIRIT and in TRUTH. That is the second part! And keep in mind that: the TRUTH is in the Bible, God’s Word! The Bible tells us just “how” we ought to be living our lives! God is love, He is merciful, gracious, compassionate and generous along with so much more! God wants us to know Him, to love Him and to serve Him!
The MORE we know of God, the MORE familiar we will be with Him, and the MORE we will learn to know His voice! God will never contradict His Word! If something does not line up with God’s Word, then, we should be saying: “Get thee behind Me Satan!” Don’t be fooled for Satan does have the power to appear as an angel of light to deceive us! You must be born-again and worship God in Spirit and in Truth, with the Word of God under your belt and on the tip of your tongue!
Sometimes, like with King David, he ‘sang’ his prayers to the Lord. That is the picture that we usually get when we think of worshipping God. Many Christians think that Praising God is coming to Church and singing songs. Whether fast or slow songs it doesn’t matter. Some churches worship God through drama and spiritual dance. But, Jesus says we MUST worship God in SPIRIT and in TRUTH! In MARK 7:1- We read of how the Pharisees found fault with Jesus’ disciples for not following their traditions when they asked Jesus: Mar 7:2 And when they saw some of his disciples eating bread with defiled, that is to say, with unwashed, hands, they found fault.
Mar 7:3 For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands oft, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders.
And Jesus responds to them: Mar 7:6 He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. Mar 7:7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. Mar 7:8 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do. Mar 7:9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.
We CANNOT have folks worshipping God with their lips; and, NOT living a life in God. You CANNOT come to WORSHIP God at church and then go home and party! That is vain worship!
You can have a ‘well trained’ parrot sing along with the worshippers!! God is seeking “true”
worshippers who will worship Him in Spirit AND in Truth!! Our very lifestyle should be WORSHIP! We should be worshipping God in ALL that we do, all day long! Worship Him 24/7!!
Keep in mind: That the things we “used to do,” we don’t do anymore! The things we “used to say,”
we don’t say anymore! And those places we “used to go,” we don’t go there anymore!! For God has given us “Newness of Life!” A “new” and “living” way to live our lives! And, by living our lives in the “Newness of Life,” we become “Christ-like!” And, the Word of God helps us to become “Christ-like!” Everything that we do and say should be WORSHIP!! Live your life as a WORSHIP to God!! What we “used to call” co-incidents in our lives, become “GOD-incidents!” Whatever happens in our lives, blessings and all, we should give ALL the Glory to God!! Just this week we have at three salvations! This is 2010! Do it AGAIN and AGAIN LORD!! We are so filled with JOY for ALL that God shows us and has made us a part of!! My heart is filled with thanksgiving and adoration for the Lord!! I DON’T need to me motivated by anyone to WORSHIP GOD!
Some folks worship God with their emotions!! They need to have music playing to motivate them to worship God! Some need to be motivated by others to worship God! Some worship songs don’t
even mention God or Jesus! And sometimes the person singing the song gets more praise and recognition than God does! God isn’t looking for a beautiful voice; He’s looking for a beautiful heart! “Thy Word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against Thee!” Don’t give God vain worship; but, live your whole life as WORSHIP to Him!! Give Him ALL the GLORY!! Be the kind of WORSHIPPER that the Father is seeking!! Be a “TRUE” WORSHIPPER! Praise God!!