Tag: Samaritan revival
Scripture reading for October 31st: John 3-5
“Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is Spirit and His worshipers must worship in Spirit and truth.” John 4:23-24
What is worship? Is it just singing some songs or hymns to the Lord? Is it gathering to hear a great worship band or leader perform? Is it a feeling in your body that you get when you sense God’s presence near you? Where must you go to worship? These questions are not new with us and our culture. Jesus encountered a woman in Samaria who asked some of the same questions of Him. Jesus answered her with a promise and a command that we will consider this day.
Worship is ascribing worth and honor to someone who is due this honor. God is the only “worthy” one due our worship. Worship involves us as whole people and is not a spectator sport. It involves individuals as well as more than one person. But all true worship centers on God as the only worthy subject! God is a Spirit. His presence fills the universe. He is Truth and there is no falsehood or lie found in Him. Therefore, those who worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and Truth.
We have a body that we use as the tent of our soul and spirit. We are born the first time with our spirit dead to God because of sin. We cannot worship God, because we don’t really know God. God must reveal Himself to us for us to understand who He is. Because of His love for us, He seeks us out. Throughout man’s history, God has sought to reveal Himself to man through conscience and through nature. He has also broken in on man and spoken to him on various occasions. Noah, Abraham, Moses, and David are all examples of God’s revelation to individuals.
Worship is difficult for us because of sin. Sin centers us on ourselves and rather than on God. Sin separates us from God who is holy. Jesus Christ came to enable true worship by redeeming lost mankind from the sin nature by new birth through the Holy Spirit. This enables us to worship God in Spirit and Truth! The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth! He leads us into all truth.
As you go through this day, allow the Holy Spirit to help you to live a life of worship! Everything you do can be done in Spirit and Truth as unto the Lord! He is worthy of all our worship each day, everyday, all day and night! The time is now!