Worshiping in Spirit and in Truth

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I think true worship of Jesus will never die, but will increase more and more until He returns to take us to Heaven. When I read Revelation 7:9-12, Heaven looks like a giant concert hall. IMO, there’s only one issue in true worship, and that is the presence and infilling of the Holy Spirit (John 4:24).

The only One who knows how to glorify and worship the Lord Jesus is the Holy Spirit (John 16:14). Man’s self-efforts to glorify and worship the Lord fall woefully short. Even Jesus said, “I can of mine own self do nothing” (John 5:30) – he could do NOTHING without His Father who was with him through the presence and infilling of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the Great Worshiper of the Lord Jesus. We enter into His worship. Major on the Spirit of Worship, focus on the loveliness and love of Jesus. The rest will take care of itself.

I honestly believe that one reason corporate worship falls short is a lack of understanding of the gospel of the grace of Christ and His perfect and eternal sacrifice on the cross by which God, replacing the Old Covenant of the law with the New Covenant of grace (Heb 8:6-9), now says to us, “I forgive your unrighteousness, and your sins and your iniquities I remember no more” (Heb 8:12, 10:17). This is love beyond amazing from a loving God whose holiness was met on the cross when His own Son absorbed the full blows of God’s judgment and condemnation on our sins and the sins of the whole world (1 John 2:2). Unlike Elijah, where God’s judgment consumed the sacrifice, Jesus prefect sacrifice survived the full judgment and condemnation of God. There is no more guilt and condemnation left for us. WE ARE FREE!!! Hallelujah.

As we allow ourselves to fully embrace “the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness towards us through Jesus Christ” (Eph 2:7), we can’t help but be so grateful that worship of the One who loves us so much just pours out of us.

I think that’s what’s meant by worshiping in Spirit and in Truth. The Holy Spirit worshiping through us as we embrace the truth of the gospel of the grace of Christ (Gal 1:6-7; Acts 20:24).

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