THE TRUE WORSHIPPERS
Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. 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. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
Last week we saw how that Worship is not the place, nor the posture, but the attitude of total self-surrender and immersion into His presence by faith. This is how you get in His secret place and sit at the communion table, just you and the eternal God. Isn’t that awesome? Can you imagine, YOU? Seated with the eternal God? The answer is affirmatively yes. Let us dissect our theme scripture in order to determine your prerequisite for getting into that holy place. First there is a category of worshippers who are identified as “the true worshippers”. Second, they MUST worship in a certain way that corresponds to who they are. Well, if there are “true worshippers,” there must be false worshippers, and their character is to worship in falsehood. God says, He is not interested in those, so called worshippers. God is interested only in those who call Him in truth.
The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth.
In other words, we must be honest with ourselves. Someone is being dishonest when they have hidden sins, strife, unforgiveness, hateful, and all the works of the flesh.
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
When one is under the control of the flesh as above, they cannot worship in truth, and if they do, they are clearly false worshippers. What is God really interested in? The book of Psalms will answer that for us. CHECK IT OUT. Much more next week in your SPREADING THE LIGHT BULLETIN next Sunday, remain blessed.
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