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What is worship:

Before we expore the benefits of worship. It is important that we have an understading of what worship is, and what is not. What is worship? The Hebrew word for worship is shachah which means to prostrate (in homage to God); to humbly beseech. True worship is an intimate and deep awe for God from the heart.

What worship is not:

The bible talks about ignorant worship, in Acts 17:23 where Paul confronts the Greeks for worshiping an unknown deity. Knowledge of who God is is important when worshiping Him Psalm 47:7

The bible talks about vain worship, in Matthew 15:7-9. The problem Jesus had with the Pharisees form of worship was 1) They would worship God with their lips, but their heart was not dedicated to God and 2) The commandments of God were not as important (i.e honoring father and mother) as their traditions (i.e. washing hands). Jesus called this vain worship because it was not from the heart and the law of God which is far more important was held below traditions of men.

The bible also talks about will worship, in Colossians 2:23 where Paul is referring to doctrines of men (refraining from such things that God says is okay to touch/eat) that this type of worship appears as if it one has devotion to God through the act of false humility even though they do not edify the flesh in any way. An example of this is people who wont take a job because they think they should live off of “faith” for their finances even though there is nothing wrong with working for a living (2 Thessalonians 3:17-20).

What worship is:

True worship is also God-centered. It ascribes worth and appreciation to God out of a heart of gratitude (Psalm 100: 1-5) and is reinforced with godly living. Jesus said in John 4:24 “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth”. Worshiping God in spirit means walking in the spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). David said this in Psalm 96:9. Worshipping God in truth means worshipping God in purity, not selfishly, not religiously, not bound by temples or times or dates, but worshiping God anywhere, at any time, because He is God (John 4:20-21, Acts 17:24-25, 1 Peter 2:5).





“When you believe HIS Word you possess the thing that HIS Word has guaranteed. When you believe His Word, you pray and you know it is HIS will. When you pray in that name (Jesus) Jesus takes over it; then it is His care, Your word, then in, Jesus name makes things come into being. I mean, come to pass. Its no longer you burden as long as you don’t repudiate it by wrong confession. My heart know that the case is settled. No matter the sign, no matter the situation I m experiencing, my heart knows that the case is settled. You ask for healing, so get out of bed and walk. You ask for money, so make provision to pay the bills. You ask for rain, so put on you raincoat. You read when the rain comes. Prayer should be followed by an attitude of absolute trust in Christ that He is working out the answer. Your prayer is based upon His Word. My prayer is based upon His Word. Scriptural prayer releases the power of God. Fill your prayers with the Scriptures. Because Scriptural prayer releases the power of God. Prayer and reading your bible should always God hand and hand. One is not complete without the other. The heart must be rooted and grounded in the Word so that what God says is final with you. When we pray according to His will, we are assured that He heard us and if He hears us, that is as good as an answer”

Many believers like to say, well i believe in Jesus so I can ask anything in His name it it will be done. Not necessarily. When you’re a disobedient Christian, meaning you live a life of disobedience towards the commands of Christ, you will not have the faith to ask God anything in His name and thus you will not move many mountains resulting in a defeated Christian life.  After all the word says in 1 John 3:21 “Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God”.

The solution: OBEY Jesus because you love Him. Love should be your motivation to obeying Christ commands: that is, to love your neighbor and love God. Now these two commands have a greater meaning or a greater implication so research what they mean (1 Corith 13, Romans 13:9, Great commission, Galatians 5). Jesus says in John 14:12-15 and I paraphrase “that a person will do greater works than Jesus because He goes unto the Father, then He goes on to say and WHATEVER YOU SHALL ASK IN MY NAME I WILL DO THAT THE FATHER MAY BE GLORIFIED IN THE SON, THEN HE SAYS IF YOU LOVE ME KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS”. In fact the entire chapter is talking about keeping the commands of Christ (not to be confused with the commands of Moses).

So, as you begin to keep the commands of Christ, you begin to pray more out of His will and see more things come to past. If you don’t do these things then read Isaiah 1:19-20.