Worship that Brings His Presence
Have you ever wondered what God does all day? He looks for a people to be His worshippers. God dwells in the worship of His people and is “enthroned upon the praises of Israel” (Psalm 22:3).[i] The outcome of us becoming spiritual worshippers is that God comes and dwells with us here on the earth.
As disciples of Christ, we are charged with bringing the Kingdom of God to earth, so we need to be familiar with it (Matthew 6:10). We need to be those who dwell in the heavens with Him (Colossians 3:1-2). Therefore, the Lord is bringing us to the reality of being a spiritual people who live with Him in the realm of spirit. We must have that ability because God Himself is spirit (John 4:24). You might ask, “How do we become a spiritual people?” The key is worship because true worship only works from a place of spirit. When we sing in tongues, we are literally singing in the spirit because the gift of tongues is speaking in a heavenly language (1 Corinthians 14:2).
Through Christ, you have been made alive to God so you can worship Him. There is only one way to worship God and that is with your spirit. You need to function in your spirit. Paul wrote, “I will pray with the spirit and I will pray with the mind also; I will sing with the spirit and I will sing with the mind also” (1 Corinthians 14:15). This exercise of your spirit is preparation for you to move into a spiritual relationship with the Lord. It may seem difficult, but you have a spirit and your spirit is alive, therefore you have the same makeup as God. He created you in His image so the very image of God resides in your spirit (Genesis 1:26).
In our oneness of worship, we can enter God’s throne room and He will come and fill us. Yeshua (Jesus) taught His disciples to pray, “Our Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 6:9) and heaven is where our focus should be as well. As we move into the spirit realm, a door opens where a deeper level of worship will replace how we used to pray and intercede in the past. The prayer life of most believers has been good, but God wants to replace it with the best. This means a new level of worship beyond what we have known. It is our initiative to go into our “inner room” to be where Christ is and dwell in the heavens with Him (Matthew 6:6).
“But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshippers. God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” (John 4:23-24)
The Father seeks those who worship Him in spirit and truth. Even if you struggle to find Him, you can trust that He will find you. As the Body of Christ joyfully worships Him, our worship does more than bring releases or healings; it brings restoration to the earth. Our worship will release all creation from futility (Romans 8:19-21). And we will see the fulfillment of every promise God has spoken to our hearts.
[i] All Scripture references are from the New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB1995).