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Worship is Responsibility

Worship Part 4 – Worship is a responsibility.

Our privileges can be received upon conversion, and our advantage depends on how we walk our lives after conversion.

If we do not fall to sin, then destruction will not have a place to ruin our established relationship with God. The destruction of the unbelieving person has a tooth only for those who do not want to turn back to God. Stay prideful and unrepentant.

In other words,  they still have the free will to change their circumstances by accepting in their hearts what God conditionally asks, as stated in John 3:16. Our privilege to have eternal life is through the Son Jesus and the responsibility to walk next to Him in this age of the kingdom.

The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Egypt’s 10 Plague, the Red Sea, and the Deluge is enough to warn all the unrepented believers and the unbelievers. Therefore, we take heed and flee from the desire of the lusts; we should be aware that the favor, which is the grace of God, is given to us even though we do not deserve it. Jesus Christ is the grace of God and gave us the knowledge of the Almighty God and His government, also known as the kingdom of God.  

After the pastoral work that led to our redemption, the grace of God continues, and whatever we are enjoying at this time is just an extension of His mercy and grace. We always ask the question, when will it end? Nobody knows when!

False teachers are the enemies of the faithful; they are the defiled souls, wounded, and will not give up the call of their lusts because they are enjoying the temporal world. Unless they bow down to God and ask for forgiveness,  they will not be free from the coming wrath. They are powerless compared to those ordained by God, Romans 13:1.  

God provided all that is needed in this world, and through the power of His Word, everything has been created, and we do not need to do anything but take responsibility for taking care of it. This should remind all those still in doubt about the power of God. His perfect love to those who believe and have faith in Him and vengeance to those who remain unbelievers and sin continuously.  

As true sons of God, we should keep ourselves in the love of God and let the Holy Spirit of God do its job in us and for us. Our failure to let the Spirit operate according to what we are called for is rejecting the gift of the Holy Spirit intended to be shared to spread the message of the Father through the obedient work of the Son Jesus.  

Before Jesus ascended into heaven and sat at the right hand of God, Jesus requested the Father to send the Holy Spirit to take place in His absence. Instead,  the church swung in a different direction, and most preaching called the name of the Lord but neglected the power of the Holy Spirit.

The power of the Holy Spirit was not emphasized, and many are still ignorant to think that we can be effective without the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit confirms the preaching is from God’s Word, and everyone who hears the preaching will validate the truthfulness because the Holy Spirit is present in our body.

Every institutional church has fallen away from ministering the gifts of the Holy Spirit and is not filled with the Spirit. Even small churches that claim to be non-denominational are just doing what the big churches are doing- omitting the Holy Spirit in their service, and sometimes even the Father has been omitted too and focus just on the Son.

This is sometimes can be misjudged as being an Oneness congregation. This is not the Lord’s intention, why He requested to send a comforter in his absence. Support those that belong to God. Our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in us and with us, which we have received from God and belong to God. This means that God lives in us with His Spirit. Since God is a Spirit, our Spirit will be converted with the Spirit of God, and we become partakers of His Divine nature. This means that we behave in the likeness and character of God. When we worship God, we worship Him in Spirit and not our body made of flesh.

Worshipping God in Spirit and truth is in line with Jesus’ word. When Jesus encountered a Samaritan woman in the well of water, he heard His word and later accepted the teachings of Jesus and became a believer.  

From freshwater to living water, you will never get thirsty again once you drink it. Jesus talked about salvation, and The Father God said that whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. Some may take this hard sell to swallow because the Spirit is not in him, and his Spirit is still part of his soul that belongs to this world.

God will not be delighted to have an unforgiving, prideful, and disobedient heart, but those who possess a forgiving heart will prosper, and when they confess and renounce wickedness, they will find mercy.

God will not despise those with humble hearts and obedience to the commandment of the Son Jesus, a commandment of love. But, those who decide not to worship the Giver of life will not also receive the bread of life offered only through the Son to have a new life, born from above with renewed and refreshed Spirit.

It is not easy, if not impossible, to find mature Christians without contradicting the principles of other groups of Christians that belong outside their denomination. Christian denominations break the unity of the Spirit and become the ununited Spirit. There’s a  never-ending question of why some denominations do not believe in certain teachings written in the Bible.

Why are there so many versions of the Bible that are sometimes very confusing? Why will Christians loyal to their congregations never accept any corrections to what they learned from many years?  

How can we make corrections when the leaders don’t cooperate for fear that may cause their members to leave the congregations and cause division? Sometimes, due to financial needs, they continue to lie.

It says in 2 Timothy 3:16, “God breathes out all Scripture and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and training in righteousness.”   

When the time of judgment comes, Is it the leaders that will be judged for this disobedience to the word of God, the members who did not confront the leaders to tell the truth,  or both? Is innocence or lack of knowledge of the Word of God an excellent excuse to be saved?  

The spiritual growth of the members lies on their Pastors/Leaders and for the members not to find the growth they seek for a few years of attendance and for Leaders that cannot feed that hunger for their members. God knows our hearts, and our separate ways could be better.

It is essential to worship God with our whole heart anywhere. It could be either in our friend’s house, in our house, under the tent in a park, in the lobby, or any rented space as long as we are not a distraction to possible convert who is watching or observing how we celebrate the day of the Lord.

This would be better than staying in a place that will cause us to stumble or hear ambiguous teaching where truth doesn’t manifest in the person using the pulpit. When considering a place of worship (building), we should look for where the gospel is being preached and where the Preachers practice what they preach; Sunday school or Bible Studies is a must.

Financial Transparency and the Spiritual growth of the members must be discussed promptly. Last but not least, we should not be looking for Pastors who only entertain the attendees and Preachers who only give joy to the souls and not to the Spirit. What is essential is that a knowledgeable person must lead it so we can trust and not divide the word of truth.  

Our house, your house, and anyone’s house is a possible house of worship as long as we do it right and the teachings must follow the word of God – The Bible.

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Part 1 Demonstration of Faith Part 2 Knowledge and Understanding Part 3 Product of Belief Part 4 Worship is Responsibility Continue Part 5 Worship is Empowerment

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