The Bible teaches us in 1 Corinthians 14:33 that “…God is not the author of confusion, but of peace…” This declarative statement is one of many that demonstrates that God is a God of order, and His methods are antithetical to anything related to chaos and conflict. This especially applies as it concerns the subject of worship. Although, within the Body of Christ, our approaches to worship may vary, it does not negate the fact that there must be order within our approach to worship. We cannot approach God in an irreverent manner and expect what we offer to Him to be acceptable by Him. He is still God and, therefore, He deserves our very best sacrificial offering in any form by which it is rendered unto Him.
We cannot lower our standards of worship to suit our own agendas and purposes just because we feel His standards are too difficult to attain. We have been provided with a Helper in the Person of the Holy Spirit Who assists us in the area of Divine matters that are above our ability to attain through our own efforts. In other words, the areas in which we lack the capacity to render an acceptable form of worship through our limited, finite ability, the Holy Spirit enables us to render worship that is acceptable unto God: in spirit and in truth.
According to the Bible, we must understand that within us lies no good thing. The prophet Isaiah stated,
“…we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags…” (64:6)
That is the first truth which we must accept. The second truth is that we do not possess the ability to worship God through our own efforts. Anyone can offer up praise as it is a speaking well of another individual. However, not all are able to render true and pure worship. We need Divine assistance from the Holy Spirit living within us as believers. The Apostle Paul said,
“Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities…” (Rom. 8:26)
What this means for us is that the Holy Spirit assists us in areas of our inability to produce results. We are only able to enter into the presence of God and approach His inapproachable light through Christ. The only way for us function through Christ in any area of the supernatural realm is under the anointing and influence of the Holy Spirit. According to the Apostle John, Jesus said that the work of the Holy Spirit is to:
“…guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak of Himself; but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak (and)… shall glorify Me: for He shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you…” (16:13,14).
Therefore, the call to worship God in spirit and in truth must be carried out with Divine assistance and under the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Am I saying that in order to worship, one must be anointed? The answer to this question is an emphatic, “YES!” The anointing of the Holy Spirit will usher us into the realm of the supernatural presence of God and will assist us in render pure and true worship that is acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. Let us take the time to rethink our approach in terms of what true and pure worship really consists…#thinkonthesethings