Jesus declared, “Believe me, woman, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews.
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 in truth.”
John 4:21-24 (NIV)
Just as important to a Real Christian as having Proper Priorities is their regularly engaging in Proper Worship.
- Not all worship by saved children of God is real or proper. Real Worshippers are informed and transformed, they aren’t simply conformed.
- They are Christian Disciples, not just diligent churchgoers.
Unlike the Praise that such faithful Christians offer to the Lord, Worship is a public, group-oriented aspect of one’s Christian life. It is church based. As a member of a church that the Holy Spirit has guided them to, Real Christians avoid being passive, unengaged Pew Parkers.
They, after getting settled into a new church, are constructively engaged in at least one ministry. They are tithers as well. Lastly, those who are real worshippers ‘put on the full armor of God’. Written by Paul, the scripture in Ephesians 6 captures so well what those who are living a Real Christian life are all about.
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints. Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.
Ephesians 6:10-20 (NIV)
Worship which is proper, which is ‘in spirit and in truth’, is critical to every abiding Christian’s Walk. During one’s life, you’ll be in Spiritual Warfare from time to time. Having God’s full armor will allow you to endure and walk with Confidence!
- Strive to be a fully-armored, Real Worshipper.
Grace, mercy, and Peace to you.
66 Assurance Way
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