Worship In The New Testament
The New Testament
“But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the father in spirit and in truth: for the father seeketh such to worship him”
Worship is a vital part of the priestly ministry of the believer. It held a prominent role in the Old Testament and still does today. It’s one thing to worship God, and another thing to worship Him the right way. That you feel good while worshipping doesn’t mean you’re worshipping right; it’s not about the feeling you get; you must be sure you’re worshipping God, God’s way, as shown in His Word.
In John 4:23, Jesus outlined the characteristics of true worshippers: they worship the Father in spirit and in truth. Now, this doesn’t necessarily mean singing softly and slowly; it connotes worshipping God from your spirit, and according to His Word.
There must be a union of your spirit with God’s Spirit in order to serve and worship Him. This means you must be born again and filled with the Holy Spirit to be able to worship God in spirit and in truth. Paul said, “God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son…” (Romans1:9). When you worship God in Spirit and in truth, there’s a union and drinking together of spirits.
It’s called the communion of the Holy Spirit. It isn’t just in our singing or in the words of our prayer, but in the communication and transportation that take place in the realm of the spirit. Worship transports you to lofty divine realms.
This is why you feel enraptured as you worship sometimes; it’s as though you’re taken away from the earth realm into the warmth of God’s presence. You find yourself completely oblivious of everyone and everything around you as God’s glorious presence envelopes you.
I worship and adore you today from my spirit, and according to your Word. I thank you for your love, your grace and wisdom that you’ve made available to me in Christ Jesus. May your Name be glorified, praised and adored in my life and in all the earth,
in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Hebrews 13:15; 1 Peter 2:9
1 Year Bible reading plan: Mark 2:1-22; Leviticus 9-10
2 Year Bible reading plan: Acts 19:8-20; Psalm 23-24