— Battle for Worship Series – 7
Worship is noting unconscious, but everything deliberate, and God is looking for true worshippers.
Christ’s disciples are not [supposed to be] weak people. There is so much weakness in the church and among Christians today. No more fortitude or forbearance to go through challenges any more. Satan has diluted our virtue of endurance with tissue of abundance; seasoning with discontentment, greed, and impatience.
Unless we begin to learn how to glorify God in the fires of our afflictions, we cannot be wired a genuine instrument of worship. Let’s humble ourselves before the throne of grace and learn to glorify ye the Lord in the fires; while we begin to see every trouble as a subject of supplication and matter of worship.
Wherefore glorify ye the Lord in the fires,
even the name of the Lord God of Israel in the isles of the sea (KJV)
Whereas Paul said, “And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;” Romans 5:3 (KJV)
As you glorify God amidst afflictions through sincere, consistent, and passionate obedience to His will; you worship. By this, your unspoken expression of worship by actions of faith and obedience loudly declares to Satan “the worship you cannot give God when everything was going smooth for you, I can give God in my affliction.”
Satan’s idle notion is that NO ONE can worship God for NOTHING. And this is how he consistently taunts God about us. “Does Job fear [ worship ]God for nothing?” Satan replied. Job 1:9.
The truth is, In Satan’s perfection and excellence, he could not offer God worship in truth and in Spirit. So he doesn’t believe that no man nor angel can worship God for nothing.
Yet we stand in our troubles, we stand in the chaos of our circumstances, we stand in the furnaces of our afflictions, and like Job we can stand up and say “thou art worthy O Lord, to receive glory, honor, and power. And whatever is it that I am experiencing, I am giving you pleasure. Wow, this makes the head of Satan spin the more over.
At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground in worship
Worship is not in singing and dancing, but is in living in the truth, by the truth, and for the truth through the Spirit. Worship is not songs and lifting up of hands; worship is an action that expresses allegiance to God, and absolute faith in Him.
Worshipping God in Truth and in Spirit is intentional and nothing unconscious. God is looking for those that will worship Him in Spirit and in Truth. Those that will worship God for who He is and for what He desires.
God is looking for an Army of worshippers; those that are awaken to the consciousness of the purpose for which they are created; those that will seek the Spirit that forged them for his pleasure.
When Satan locks you in and on, the only way out is to break-out and break-in into God.
Prepare your mind for action!
Your life is now hidden with Christ in God. Therefore, live in such a way that pleases God and provokes Satan to bitter wrath, jealousy, and envy.
Satan was once created for God’s pleasure, he fell; and God raised you up a common dust to serve the same purpose. Don’t you think the devil will leave you alone to be smiling.
Satan is living in constant and bitter jealousy about you, and he will do everything possible to coax and force you to worship him.
Deny him deliberately and consistently!
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. (KJV)
Worship God consciously and intentionally. This is the only way to overcome Satan and sustain your allegiance to God.
This is your reasonable service!