Friday, October 21, 2016

DAILY BREAD OF LIFE

(KJV.)  ST. JOHN 4:22-24


(22)  Ye worship ye know not what:  we know what we worship:  for salvation is of the Jews.
(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.
(24)  God is a Spirit:  and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.


IN HIS PRESENCE


Brethren, as believers, worship should be the number one part of reverence to our Father, through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior;  why?  because in the old testament scriptures, servants worshiped him, and were counted worthy, faithful, and blessed forever; cf. Genesis 22:5;  worship is desirable to him;  therefore, when he gave Moses the Ten Commandments for his chosen people, he made it clear that;  they should worship him alone:  not worship any other god before him; for his name is Jealous, and he is a jealous Father: cf. Exodus 34:14;  therefore, believers, let us not get sidetracked with idols of the twenty-first century, rather worship our Father, who inhabits the universe of glory, not only in sanctuaries alone, but everywhere on earth, sing songs of praises, pray to him at anytime, receive his favors, victories, protections, healings, and covenanted blessings.

Though our Father delivered his beloved children from bondage and slavery with his mighty hands; when they turn away from him in the wilderness, made themselves a golden calf, stripped nakedness, praised, danced and worshiped around it, many lives were slaughtered for worshipping an idol made by hands, and did not praise and worshiped our Father who did great and mighty works in the land of Egypt, to deliver them from the slavery hands of Pharoah, King of Egypt;  in another example of how our Father desires, delights in our worship is,  when the ark of covenant was retrieved from the house of Obededom into the city of David, he danced before the LORD with all his might, with only a linen breastplate covering;  when his wife Michal, Saul's daughter, looked through the window and saw her husband leaped, and danced before the LORD, she despised him in her heart, when King David went home to bless his household, Michal spoke rudely against his behavior before the people, but David did not get angry, but answered her with more praises and adorations to our Father:  consequently, our Father, punished Michal, made her barren until the day of her death. cf. 2 Samuel 6:  therefore, worship is important to our Father, for, he blesses people who reverence him with favors everlasting; also, those of us, who are in the habits of ridiculing people who worship fervently, let us take lessons from what happened to Michal, Saul's daughter, for our Father fights battles on behalf of those who reverence him, with all their hearts, soul, and bodies.          

In present times, there are so many idols in human lives, we desire to worship ourselves on service days, sleep in, linger around the house without going to the house of worships to praise our Father; we desire things of this world, work tirelessly to keep up with affluent styles of livings, wear and tear down mortal bodies, retire and sleep in death;  whereas, if we seek first the kingdom of our Father and his righteousness, all other things shall be added unto us: cf. Matthew 6:33;  those of us, who worship our Father, let us worship him in spirit, and in truth;  to worship in spirit, is to cast away distractions, purify our hearts from all filthiness, focus our minds entirely on him;  for a double-minded person is unstable in all his ways, and cannot receive anything from Jesus Christ; cf. James 1:8;4:8;  be truthful with our worships, and not to show up at the house of our Father, for any other reasons than praise, adore him in the beauty of his holiness;  for our Father desires true worshippers, to anoint them with the resurrection power of the Holy Spirit, use them for his glory:  therefore, true worshippers of our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, you are blessed forever and evermore.  Amen and Amen!


QUOTE OF THE DAY:


(KJV.)  Philippians 3:3  For we are the circumcision, which worships God in spirit, and rejoices in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.



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