Our scene opens with Jesus conversing with the woman at the well and after exposing the truth with compassion to her, “The woman said to Him, ‘Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet. Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where one ought to worship?'”
“Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father. You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.’” (John 4:19-24).
There is no room for unbelief or doubt when to comes to worshipping the One and Only True God. Romans 10:17 writes that “Faith comes by hearing and hearing comes by the Word of God” and Jesus said: “Blessed are they who have not seen yet believe” (John 20:29).
God does not coerce or force anyone to worship Him, otherwise, they will not be worshipping Him in Spirit and in Truth. Worshipping God can only come from a pure heart with hands lifted high in surrender by faith to our King. David in Psalm 29:1-2 writes:
“Give unto the Lord, O you mighty ones,
Give unto the Lord glory and strength.
Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name;
Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.”
Three times David writes the word ‘give’ which means we are to give what; we are to give “unto the Lord the glory that is due to His Holy Name” and to worship Him in the “beauty of holiness.” It is worthy to note that David compliments and encourages us by faith by calling us “mighty ones” to come forward and to worship God from a pure heart to give “the Lord the glory and strength that is due His Holy Name.
And why is this? I personally believe that when we worship God by faith which is worshipping Him in spirit and in truth that God gets so excited when He hears the song of worship coming from His children that He will take care of matters that we are not even aware of concerning us and our household in both the present and generations to come.
Notice I said the ‘song’ of worship.’ Pure worship can only come when God’s people worship Him in spirit and truth when they worship together as one in the unity of the faith. Alright, so let us now continue with how David describes the Voice of God in Psalm 29:3-9 as we worship the Lord in the beauty of Holiness.”
The voice of the Lord is over the waters; (The voice of the Lord is where, it is over the waters)
The God of glory thunders; The Lord is over many waters. The voice of the Lord is powerful;
The voice of the Lord is full of majesty.
The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars, (The voice of the Lord Breaks! Hence the Lord of the breakthrough).
Yes, the Lord splinters the cedars of Lebanon. He makes them also skip like a calf, Lebanon and Sirion like a young wild ox. (The voice of the Lord strengthens and enables them) The voice of the Lord divides the flames of fire. (The voice of the Lord separates and scatters the flames)
The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness; The Lord shakes the Wilderness of Kadesh. The voice of the Lord makes the deer give birth, And strips the forests bare; (and as nature responds to the Voice of their Creator Everyone in His temple says, “Glory!”
And verses 10 – 11 writes that The Lord sat enthroned at the Flood, And the Lord sits as King forever. The Lord will give strength to His people; The Lord will bless His people with peace.” Selah 🙂 Blessed be the Name of the Lord!
New King James Version (NKJV)
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