Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Worship is the peak of our ministry to God. But, we must be watchful because there are the true worship and the false one.
The false worship is driven by false teachings, especially only prioritizing physical things. It will aim at worshiping antichrist, so one will be sealed with 666. He becomes the same as antichrist and perishes forever.John 4:23-24
4:23. "But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.
4:24. "God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."
The true worship Is driven by the true teaching word in the anointing of Holy Spirit, namely the word of purification that is sharper than any two-edged sword. It purifies one from the heart.Matthew 15:19
15:19. "For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts(1), murders(2), adulteries(3), fornications(4), thefts(5), false witness(6), blasphemies(7).
If human's heart has the seven desires of evil, uncleanness, and bitterness, the candlestick will go out, so the heart becomes dark, and so do the eyes. It means that one cannot see God.
Consequently, his deeds are blind. He sins up to the peak, namely the sins of eating-drinking and marrying-giving in marriage, so he will go to the outer darkness or perdition in the hell forever.Matthew 5:85:8. Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God.
If our heart is purified from the desires of evil, uncleanness, and bitterness by the teaching word, we will see God or worship Him.
The heart determines whether we can see God (worship Him) or not.John 9:37-38
9:37. And Jesus said to him, "You have both seen Him and it is He who is talking with you."
9:38. Then he said, "Lord, I believe!" And he worshiped Him.
Seeing God is the same as talking with Him.Psalm 141:2
141:2. Let my prayer be set before You as incense, The lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.
Worshiping God is the same as lifting up our hands or surrendering to Him.
Thus, the worship means that we just see God, talk or cry out to Him, and lift up our hand or surrender to Him.
As a result, God will see us. He heeds, regards, and struggles for us. He stretches out His hands to us.
The results are as follows:
- God heeds, regards, and struggles to take care of us.
17:15. As for me, I will see Your face in righteousness; I shall be satisfiedwhen I awake in Your likeness.
'I shall be satisfied' in other translation is 'I shall be filled'.
We are filled physically in the middle of the difficulties in the world, so we have no lack but abundance.
The abundance means that we always give thanks to God, not about having millions of money.
We are satisfied spiritually. It means that we experience the heavenly serenity and happiness, so we always give thanks.
- God heeds, regards, and struggles for us, so we shall not be moved, but strong and of good courage earnestly.
16:8. I have set the LORD always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.
We shall not be moved in facing the things as follows:
- The false teaching. We keep holding fast the true teaching word.
- The temptation in all things. We keep hoping, trusting, and worshipping God.
- Sins. We keep living in righteousness and holiness.
- Waiting for Jesus' second coming. We keep ministering God faithfully and fervently. We keep worshipping God faithfully until the finish line.
27:14. Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD!
- God heeds, regards, and struggles to stretch out the hand of His great mercy to us.
123:1. <<A Song of Ascents.>> Unto You I lift up my eyes, O You who dwell in the heavens.
123:2. Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, As the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, So our eyes look to the LORD our God, Until He has mercy on us.
123:3. Have mercy on us, O LORD, have mercy on us! For we are exceedingly filled with contempt.
Let us keep worshipping God. When He has not answered your prayer yet, add it with the fasting prayer and all night-long prayer until He stretches out His hands to us.
2 Chronicles 20:1-3, 12
20:1. It happened after this that the people of Moab with the people of Ammon, and others with them besides the Ammonites, came to battle against Jehoshaphat.
20:2. Then some came and told Jehoshaphat, saying, "A great multitude is coming against you from beyond the sea, from Syria; and they are in Hazazon Tamar" (which is En Gedi).
20:3. And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the LORD, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah.
20:12. "O our God, will You not judge them? For we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You."
When we are powerless, namely we do not know and cannot do anything against the big problems in economy, marriage, and future life, we have the big chance to see God. We cry out, surrender, and lift up our hands to Him, and He will stretch out His merciful hand to us. He will fight for us, so we experience peace and all things become easy and light. All problems up to the impossible ones are finished by God in due time.
2 Chronicles 20:24
20:24. So when Judah came to a place overlooking the wilderness, they looked toward the multitude; and there were their dead bodies, fallen on the earth. No one had escaped.
At this time, we may be like the dead bodies or Lazarus who has died for four days. God is able to raise us. He is able to change the decay into fragrance. The thing that has been destroyed can be good and failure can be changed into success, so we can be used by Him.
It continues until Jesus comes a second time that we are changed to become as perfect as He is. We become the perfect heavenly bride. We are with Him forever.
God blesses us.