WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO WORSHIP GOD?
Through many years of ministry, I have been asked this question
by Christians and Non-Christians as well.
What does it mean to Worship God?
I need to answer this question as if both Christians
and Non-Christians are reading this writing.
I want to be sensitive to those who are Christians,
but we as Christians need to be sensitive to those who are
searching for something real. Those who have not found
God, but are desperately seeking for Him.
I hope this writing creates a hunger inside your spirit
and helps you find God. May you experience God and discover
Him as your Lord and Savior, then you too can Worship Him
in Spirit and in Truth. Read on!
We all worship something, but it is not always God!
It is the God nature in us that seeks to Worship Him,
Unless we surrender our life to Him, and repent of
our wicked ways, we will substitute our Worship to Him for
It seems every time I respond to the question (What
does it mean to Worship God?), I give a different answer.
Then I realized I am discovering God in Worship, so my answer
is going from one dimension to another in God! My lifestyle
of Worship causes me to see a whole new dimension of God.
This excites me to no end! I love to Worship God in Spirit
and in Truth! Amen!
Let me first say that this Website could not contain the
full meaning of Worship! Worship is meeting God and conversing
with Him, with a passion to know all about Him! How much
does He know? How many questions can you ask God? How many
dimensions are in God? How much time would it take to discover
God? Just one of His names (Elohim) Creator - The God who
creates, could never be fully discovered. Just when you
thought you had everything about God listed and labeled,
He would create something else. Well I guess you get the
So let us discover what we can now, and He will reveal more
and more of Himself as we Worship Him
Worship is the defining moment when we realize that
the all we are, and everything we have, equals nothing without
Worship is the Gateway into God's Courtyard, where we
discover our Destiny and Purpose for our life. It's
a place where we are given the assurance of His faithfulness
to complete everything He has promised.
Worship is the meeting place of our becoming one with God.
Worship is the place where we abide in Him and He abides
in us. This is where we become impregnated with Purpose
and Destiny for our life.
Worship should never become a place to exalt self.
The opportunity to Worship was not given to us so man could
use its collective power and influence to build his own
kingdom! Our Worship should be to lift up the name of
Jesus and exalt God! Worship was given to us so we would
have an outlet or opportunity to Worship God in Spirit
and in Truth.
When Worship focuses on protecting one's social status
then Worship to God has been forfeited! Worship is abused
or misused when the Power of God's Presence
is exchanged or compromised for Religiosity. This
is where self is exalted. If a Worship Service disallows
participation from people who have not met some religious
standard or sophistication, then the very essence of Worship
has been lost and its purpose is defeated. Such legalistic
attitudes can never release God's love to minister to broken
and hurting people.
Worship invades God's enemies and scatters them in their own confusion.
(2 Corinthians 10:4-5) (For the weapons of our warfare [are] not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
* (Ephesians 5:18-21) And be not drunk with wine, wherein
is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Speaking to yourselves
in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making
melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for
all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord
Jesus Christ; Submitting yourselves one to another in the
fear of God.
* Paul understands the importance of having a lifestyle
of walking in the spirit when he said, "I will sing
with the Spirit and also with understanding" (1 Cor.
In Acts 16:25-34 The bondage of the Philippian dungeon
was shattered: and as a result, salvation came to the jailer's
Paul's song caused the prison doors to swing open. You can
cause the bondage that you are living in to swing open its
gates and release you from the confinement you are living
The results of Worship, reveals God's Presence and
is manifested or made known to man.
It is in the reverence of Worship that makes us aware of
our sins, and causes us to repent.
Worship brings blessings upon those who choose to obey His
Commandment to Worship.
Remember (Acts 16:25-34) Paul and Silas were set free, the
bondage of the Philippian dungeon was shattered: and as
a result salvation came to the jailer's household. I would
call that a blessing!
The results of resisting worship equals barrenness.
God seeks to and fro for those who will worship Him in
Spirit and Truth.
To resist worship is to restrict life! Remember,
Micah's unrepentant attitude towards her husband's worship
left her barren for the rest of her life. In Biblical Times,
it was considered a curse if one could not bare children.
To resist worship, is to restrict life. Think of the barrenness
in the lives of some Christians! Is it because they have
resisted Worship? Think about that for a moment. If one
refuses to worship God, there is no foundation for life.
We Worship Him in Spirit and in Truth. We live by the Spirit.
How can we not Worship, or resist Worship if God's Spirit
is in us?
He came that we might have life more abundantly, but we
must first worship Him in Spirit and in Truth. This is the
foundation of walking into another dimension in God. The
deep things of God are discovered in His Spirit.
I pray you discover what it is to Worship God, In
Spirit and In Truth.
In His Rest,
Prophet Rick Fultz
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