KEY SCRIPTURE: John 4:24 KJV” God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”
Our key scripture reveals that God is a Spirit.
Spirits are supernatural or immaterial beings, who exist in a state far and beyond this world of time, space and matter. Spirits have the ability to convert into material yet they are not material. They can appear in the natural world and disappear from it. Spirits function within a state of infiniteness and by higher laws than that of our material world.
The finite mind cannot fully conceptualise the Spirit beings or the Spirit world (1 Corinth 1:21-23). Faith is what helps the natural beings to relate with the Spirit beings. Spirits must only reveal themselves to the natural beings before they can know them (John 1:18). The natural must accept the Spirit by faith (Heb 11:3).it is on this wise that God can be related to by faith (Heb 11:6). We must worship Him by faith.
Our heavenly father is the father of spirits and needs our absolute surrender. Heb 12:9 KJV” Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? Our heavenly Father is not just a spirit. He is the source of all spirits. We must worship Him and exalt Him above all.
An important point to notice is the influence of the Holy Spirit in worshipping the Lord. Christians have been made alive unto God, from the dead by the power of the Holy Ghost (Eph 2:1). The Holy Spirit, through our recreated Spirit enables us to worship the Father. It is the Holy Spirit who reveals the Father to us. John 14:16 KJV “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever;” We learnt in our earlier studies that worship must be done in Holiness. It is the Holy Spirit who sanctifies the believer for an acceptable worship.1Pe 1:2 KJV “Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ:” Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.”
Every true worship of the child of God can only be done through the enabling of the Spirit. The man without Christ offers empty worship. The Holy Spirit is our comforter or helper, so ask Him to lead you in your worship
THOUGHT: WORSHIP IS DEMANDED BY GOD, BECAUSE, IT GIVES GOD HIS RIGHT PLACE IN OUR LIVES
Isa 26:9 KJV “With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.”
Rom 8:26 KJV” Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.”