Spirit Series, Part 3 (Most Holy Place)
The preparation for this climb began many months before their departure from each of their different cities. They grouped together at the train station as the tired travelers converged on their destination village and met for the first time. It is a joyous coming together after so many months of emails, telephone calls and texts. It was gratifying to meet each other in the flesh. The months they’ve spent getting to know each other have been necessary to the success of the climb. Their very lives depend on each other’s care.
What is the spirit sense named ‘Worship of God?’
This first spirit sense is the one most similar to the body’s sense of taste and the soul’s sense of reason. It is the portal through which the river of God’s presence flows. Those who labor to have more of God’s presence in their everyday lives should be seeking Him to identify and remove the devices blocking the flow of this river.
When we think of worship we think of King David. He may have had to account for his weaknesses and failures in many areas of his walk, but he excelled in his worship of God. What may come as a surprise is that he also excelled in the fear of the Almighty he worshipped.
‘Worship of God’ or ‘the worship shared by the Trinity’ is the means by which we worship God with the greatest magnitude. This river, which flows from Heaven, brings our soul into the presence of God. Do you want a greater sense of God’s presence? Praise and worship Him. Seek to join in the adoration and intimacy the 3 Ones share.
We all have experienced occasions when we pray and the prayers seem not to go beyond the ceiling. When we begin to pray, but our words seem to end right there at the ceiling, some of us know to then offer a sacrifice of praise and worship. Most frequently, when we offer a sacrifice of praise, this closed ceiling opens wide. Suddenly the atmosphere around us changes because we have His presence. This presence flows through the spirit sense, ‘Worship of God,’ a divine state of worship the Holy Writ refers to as, ‘True Worship.’
When this sense is anointed by the Holy Spirit, our feeble attempts at praise and worship are elevated to new heights. It is then that we begin to let the physical realities go and the soul senses progressively yield to the power of Heaven’s worship. It is in this atmosphere that the miraculous happens and the previously quenched gifts of the Holy Spirit are stirred.
While we will touch lightly on the spirit sense ‘Fear of God’ here, it is in the next article that we will expand on this sense that is bonded with ‘True Worship.’
For it is written, “But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear [Fear of God?] will I worship toward thy holy temple.” Psalm 5:7 KJV
Again it is written, “O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: fear [fear of God?] before him, all the earth.” Psalm 96:9 KJV
The bond joining these two spirit senses is God’s holiness.
For we read, “Exalt ye the Lord our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is holy.” Psalm 99:5 KJV
And, “Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at his holy hill; for the Lord our God is holy.” Psalm 99:9 KJV
Again we read, “I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.” Psalm 138:2 KJV
Is it really that important?
Yes it is.
None other than John, the beloved, points the way to what true worship looks like. It is worship by, and in, the spirit (beyond natural-minded worship). It is worshipping by, and in, the truth.
For it is written, “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.” John 4:23 KJV
Let’s break this last verse down…
First we are told the hour comes and now is when “the true worshipers” shall worship. Who is a true worshipper? We have read a true worshipper is one whose worship has entered the realms beyond this physical world. True worship is a spiritual (beyond natural) place reserved only for the one true God, Yehovah.
For it is written, “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” John 4:24 KJV
Again, “For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.” Philippians 3:3 KJV
We believers, Jewish and grafted gentile believers, worship the same God, Yehovah.
Our next article, Part 4 in the series about the personal spirit, will explain the spirit sense, ‘Fear of God.’