Worship Part 3 – Worship is the product of belief (believing)
This is a message for us to be happy that we are chosen to be notified when time comes that the end of the ages arrives. Take heed with this warning from Jude the brother of Jesus Christ and the brother of James, who took over the Jerusalem church after Peter left. We should consider referencing what Paul said: “Such things were written in the Scriptures long ago to teach us. The Scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God’s promises to be fulfilled.” When Jude mentioned the need of Israelites for a Savior during their captivity in Egypt, there was a concern about who Jude was referring to. Is it the Son Jesus or the Father? If there is an ambiguity, we just pray and ask for more clarity. It is very clear that some of the New Testament Scriptures were written referencing the Old Testament for our instructions and learning and sometimes serve as confirmation of things that happened in the past- Romans 15:4
We should not get confuse intermingling worship with believing. Believing is something that you know is true while worshipping is something that you adore, honor and respect. We worship God because we believe He is a true God that helps us during our needs and protects and guides us in our journey on this earth. Worship and belief work hand in hand and cannot be by itself alone. Believing produces faith, hope and love while worship can make a stronger relationship, communication that will prevent us from disconnecting our contact with God and most of all it pleases God. We have to believe without a doubt (prescriptive) before worship follows (descriptive) and it has to be done that way. The confidence that we have when we believe that God is in us, we become certain that we are called and taken out from the dark side of this world ruled by evil spirit and hence, will bring us to a brighter and better place where we will work out our relationship with God and to be in the higher level through praise and worship and one on one better communication with Him.
Worshipers are called but not chosen from sin to Christ, from nothing to something, from meaningless to seriousness, from wickedness to doing good things. All these things are not limited to what is only ascribe in these teachings. We are finite and that can only have access on what was given to us by an infinite God according to His Divine Will and Purpose.
Worship is an instruction prescribes as rule to be carried out by the believers to obey. God is everywhere. Any appropriate place can be a place where we can praise and worship God alone. As it is God’s gift of grace that begins the work on our souls and perfected by the Son, let us conclude to carry on to trust ourselves in worshipping God. The mercy of God is not only for the miserable but also for those who walk away from His care. God is so gracious that He does not want to lose any single one of us. That is the meaning of grace and also because of Christ’s love, we receive mercy and obedience from his commandment of love. From this commandment of love comes the spring of living water and whoever drinks from it will never be thirsty again and will be filled with Spirit of God.
Jesus Christ the Son of God gave us a chance to have a new life, cleansed, perfected, reconciled, restored and reformed by God and renewed by the Holy Spirit which is the greatest of it all.
The only way we will be shut out from the gospel is if we choose to be out. But those who remain and chose to stay to live within will receive contentment, patience and courage to deal with the ongoing and seems to be a never ending battle between the good and evil. However, this time it will be different because we are more covered with indestructible clothe of righteousness: the Armor of God and we are more prepared and equipped with the revealed word of God that no evil weapons can be used against it. Worshipping God and proclaiming His greatness can be hard to beat and no dominion or principalities can stand the power and might of its impact to their ears which will cause them to be deaf and not hear the commands; their nose will bleed that they won’t be able to smell the danger, eyes will be blinded that they won’t be able to know where to attack and their brain will be shaken that they won’t be able to think and will make them confuse. That is how powerful the word of God when they pursue to fight the unbeatable then they choose to be defeated. It is up to us now to have a close relationship with God and live with His word. We have to obey His will and to love Him with all our heart, to cherish the mercy and grace and to be with Him all the days of our lives.
The gospel or good news is also about grace which is design to deliver us from sin and bring back to God. As we are led by the Holy Spirit we become sons and daughters of God and as soon as we receive the truth we must be contented and bring faith to the highest level so that hope will be greater than it was and love in its glorious beauty.
When we submit to God through worship, that includes not only acknowledging His existence but also his fullness and wholeness, that without Him, we may already be under the command of unrighteousness. No hope, no future and nothing to look for but the day when judgment comes in His time and ways though that will be the saddest day and seeing many did not make it, who is to be blamed? It is sad when men begin in the Spirit and end up in the flesh. We fell before and we failed again. We are dead to sin and this time there is no Savior but ourselves. We have to repent and let the Holy Spirit run our lives. It is not too late for us to walk in faith and manage the kingdom built within us to proclaim the glory of God.
Remember, we can proclaim that we are under God’s command but without confession what good does it brings? Nothing, but just an empty proclamation. We can profess that we are Christians all day long but without confession, how can we claim being a true Christian? Being a true Christian who professes, confesses and submits to the will of God, we are confident that we are secured from the vengeance of God who definitely will be given to the unbelief and disobedient beings.