NOTE: Our Agency’s Chaplain is back, but I really want to share the rest of Walter Bright’s message “Benefits of Genuine Worship.” Please visit his site, as his ministry is a blessing.
I want to thank the Lord because every opportunity we get to meet with him and worship him is an opportunity for him to release into our lives all of His goodness. I pray that on this independence day, we can all tap into the freedom that comes from pure and genuine worship.
Worship brings freedom to the life of the worshiper John 4:23 says, “The hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.”
For genuine worship to happen it must be done in Spirit and Truth. In fact, it is safe to say that the only kind of worship that pleases God is one done in Spirit and Truth. God is actively seeking a certain kind of worshipper. Only those who worship in Spirit and Truth qualify. Everything else is worthless.
There must be a reason God chose worship in Spirit and Truth as the keys to having a genuine worship experience. 2 Corinthians 3:17 says, “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”
When we worship in Spirit and Truth we are able to tap in the freedom that comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.
1 Corinthians 1:29 discourages us from letting the flesh glory in his presence. Therefore, to worship in spirit means to be concerned with spiritual realities and not fleshly things.
When that happens, oppression is lifted, addictions are removed, the curse is destroyed and strongholds are broken.
So, on this independence day I pray that we will all be able to lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily encumbers.
As we draw near to the Lord in worship – worship in spirit and truth, may we be able to tap into the freedom that only comes from the Lord who is Spirit.