Witness With Your Worship!

Posted: October 11, 2013 in Christianity, faith, God, Jesus Christ, Uncategorized
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A weapon to destroy Satan; a holy command; a means of breakthrough, deliverance, victory!  Godly obedience; Praise; Service.  Any means whereby we glorify God.  Worship is all of these things. But did you know your worship, no matter how simple or elaborate can be the magnet that brings people to God?  

Win Them With Worship

The bible says that “there was a certain man named Justus, one who worshipped God, whose house was next door to the synagogue.  (8) Then Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his household…(Act 18:7-8, NKJV).   Notice two important details: Justus was described as a worshipper and his house was right next to the synagogue. In the very next verse it goes on to mention that Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, was saved.  These details may seem cavalier and insignificant, but nothing is insignificant in the word of God.  Is it possible that maybe Justus’s worship may have had some influence on Crispus?  That Crispus came to know the Lord through the billboard of Justus’s life and his example of worship?  Dearly beloved, you never know who’s watching! Bring people to God and win souls to salvation through your acts of worship!

Start the Wave of Worship

8 So it was, whenever Moses went out to the tabernacle, that all the people rose, and each man stood at his tent door and watched Moses until he had gone into the tabernacle. 9 “…when Moses entered the tabernacle, the pillar of cloud descended and stood at the door of the tabernacle, and the Lord talked with Moses. 10 All the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the tabernacle door, and all the people rose and worshiped….” (Exodus 33:7-10, NKJV).  

The tabernacle was a place to expect to meet God.  Moses going to seek God there is undoubtedly an act of worship. But beyond that fact, notice the scenario:  Moses worshipped, the people watched, God’s Presence came and the people in turn glorified God. There may be times we may not feel like worshipping God.  Our circumstances overwhelm us, people irritate us and the God that proclaims to be always with us seems like He is hiding in the shadows. But your worship could be the tool that not only ignites the fire of worship among others, but could be used to draw down the very fire and Presence of God in the midst of any situation.   Let worship begin with you!  Start the wave of worship!

Wow Them With Worship

You can’t be in God’s Presence and not be wowed. It’s not so much that the particular details of your style of praise and worship are key, but the manifestation of God that comes with genuine worship is what’s astounding. In essence, the wow is in seeing God Almighty so vividly. For example when the people saw the Lord standing at the door of the tabernacle in the form of a cloud in the scripture quoted above, they were wowed!  So each man rose up and worshipped.  

Furthermore, the bible says that after being wrongfully jailed that at “about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. 26 Suddenly there was a violent earthquake… all the prison doors flew open…and everyone’s chains came loose (Acts 16:25-26, NKJV).

Yet again wow! To to see the supernatural power of God ignited by Paul and Silas’s praise to the Lord is simply amazing.  Though they had every right, they did not fret, murmur or complain about their dilemma. They worshipped! No doubt the prisoners who witnessed this whole scenario were likely astounded as well! Be like Paul and Silas–wow them with your worship!

And who could forget the day of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit came down on Jesus’s disciples. The bible says as the disciples were in the upper room waiting on “one accord with prayer and supplication [i.e. to humbly and passionately ask for the desire of one’s heart]” (Acts 1:14, NKJV), there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance” (Acts 2:3-4, NKJV). The Jews from different nations who saw this, were amazed and marveled (Acts 2:6, NKJV) at how these disciples could speak their (the foreigners’) native language.  

Only God’s power can bring out such a caliber of shock and amazement.  The Holy Spirit could very well have come with or without the disciples’ prayer, submission and praise. I would guess however that all of those things, along with their faith to believe Jesus’s promises, were instrumental in bringing the coming of the Holy Spirit to pass. Consequently ladies and gentlemen, we have to strive to be like those disciples of old.  It’s time to wow folks with your worship!

So yes beloved, Worship because He is worthy! Worship for your breakthrough! But also worship for the lives that are dependent on you to show them the way to Christ Jesus.  Aim to be a mighty, life-changing witness through your worship!

Praise is what I do….and yet still I rise. With peace and blessings may you continue to rise always,

Stillirise323

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