WORSHIP MADE EASY

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.
God is a Spirit:
and they that worship him
must worship him in spirit and in truth.
John 4:23-24

What is worship? It is to adore in reverence somebody. To adore is to love somebody with respect. Loving is making a connection with someone who is alive and responses dynamically as we are. Worship is a love affair in the most highest form between a lesser being with a Higher Being.

So, the equivalent of worshipping is loving. The Father God is seeking to be loved according to Jesus. He seeking is seeking true worshipers in short, those who would truly love Him with all their heart, soul and mind. The greatest commandment is about loving our Lord God. We come to worship our Father God because we love Him. There are things that transpire while while we are worshipping in adoration. Things that are unspeakable and beyond description like magnetic field drawing each opposite thing together.

Jesus explained that we must worship our Father in spirit and in truth. Meaning, worship is a spiritual interrelationship between two opposite beings that attract them together in sweet harmony. God is a Spirit and we are human beings made out of flesh but with mind/consciousness, soul and spirit. God does not worship Himself. He is seeking other beings like sons and daughters of the kingdom to worship Him.

The truth is worship is tailored for sons and daughters of God. We worship and pray to our Father. Not anybody can be a true worshiper. The children of God the Father are those who follow the words of Jesus Christ. His words are the Truth for He is the Truth, the Way and the Life.

We can not worship anything but God. We can only worship a Higher Being which is God Himself. There is only one Father to call in line with teaching of Christ. One God who became our Father through Jesus Christ. How can we worship God right if He is not our Father? He will be an unknown God to us if we don’t know Him as our Father.

People can be slaved to anything. They can serve and love material things for a gain. But they can not serve or love both mammon and God. The devil had tempted Jesus by giving the kingdom of this world, and its glory if only Jesus would worship him. Thereafter, Jesus rebuked the devil, saying ” You must worship the Lord thy God and serve Him only.”

Jesus made our worship easy. We can worship our God the Father anywhere, any place and anytime. The moment we love Him, we worship Him so it is a 24/7 relationship, whether you are at home, at work or at play.

Do you hear what I hear?

Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then?
Jesus answered,
Thou sayest that I am a king.
To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world,
that I should bear witness unto the truth. 
Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.

John 18:37-38

Jesus came to this world and have chosen to be born through supernatural process. He came from His Father’s bosom, eternally coexisting with the Almighty even before He was born on earth, manifested in the flesh in a form of a man. It was a divine visitation, a glorious manifestation of the Holy Spirit that paved the way for the Truth to rule.

He came to bear witness of the truth. He is the embodiment of truth. Outside the truth is falsehood and lies. Darkness is the absence of light and truth. Jesus said, “Everyone that is of the truth, hears His voice.” The spoken words of Christ are life and spirit. He is the Way, the Truth and the Life.

We will miss the truth about Jesus Christ if we don’t see Him in His preexistent state before He was born on earth. The historical Christ would be a mystery to many because of the undiscovered evidences that are still to be unfolded. The anti-christs who are denying the existence of Christ, vigorously publishing that Jesus is a myth or a fictional figure should suspend their judgement until further new discoveries.

The King came masquerading as a baby boy. The King of kings came as lowly man full of grace and truth. When He came, His own received Him not. He was rejected by His own people but to them who welcomed and received Him were given the right to be called the sons of God.

Do you hear what I hear? Do you hear His voice of truth? Can you hear the voice of Jesus from within?

Jesus may not be what they think.

When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?

And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.

He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. Matthew 16:13-17
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Archaeological findings per se are not reliable proof of existence of a certain person in history. The “antichrists” who do believe that Jesus Christ is a myth or a fabrication of early Christian zealots are questioning the lack of substantial archaeological evidence to support the existence of a man called Jesus Christ. They can not find CHRIST through archaeological means nor by extensive scholarly research.

Who do you think Jesus Christ is? You can guess who He is like the disciples.
Jesus is a unique person not like us. No one can fully know Him except the Father. We can know Him through the divine revelation of God the Father which is in heaven. The revelation is not through flesh and blood, not by human means nor pseudo discoveries of the unknown.

We don’t rely on antiquated rocks, stones or carbon dusts to prove the existence of Jesus Christ. The Word was from the beginning before the world was. History is man’s interpretation of the past. The lack of written or unwritten recordation of the facts does mean the non-existence of a thing or things.

If Jesus of Nazareth did not exist at all, how can you believe that He is married to MaryMagdalene with two children according to the alleged most recent archaeological finding in the Middle East. The agnostics should make up their minds whether there is a real Christ or not.

There were many people that were named Jesus during the first century. A vague inscription of Jesus and Mary on a piece of papyrus does not preclude that they were the Jesus of Nazareth. and Mary Magdalene of the gospels. This kind of evidence would not pass the rule of court to convict Jesus as an infidel who did not provide for His family and children; (granting that Jesus was poor and homeless)

Feasting upon His WORDS

Then Jesus looked up to heaven and said,
“Father, thank you for hearing me. You always hear me, but I said it out loud for the sake of all these people standing here, so that they will believe you sent me.”
John 11:41

At that same time Jesus was filled with the joy of the Holy Spirit, and he said,
O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thank you for hiding these things from those who think themselves wise and clever, and for revealing them to the childlike. Yes, Father, it pleased you to do it this way.
Luke 10:21

Jesus gave thanks to His Father twice in the gospels. Now let us study the first one when He gave life to the dead body of Lazarus. He looked up to heaven for all good things come from above. Supernatural things are above and beyond our mental capacity to comprehend the wonders of wonder of our Father in heaven.

Jesus thanked His Father God for hearing all He says. The Father always wanted to hear every word He says and Jesus was thankful for that. We can see how important the words of Christ are. Every word had passed God’s approval. His word is guaranteed worth hearing, his words are life and spirit, nothing was spoken meaningless. We thank the Lord for His words.

The second one was when Jesus was filled joy of the Holy Spirit. He gave thanks to His Father for hiding the truth from those who think they are wise and clever but are not. Researchers and biblical scholars would find the truth about the existence of the historical CHRIST. The atheists will never, never find God for He is hiding from them. Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.

Jesus thanked His Father for doing His way, revealing the truth to the babes, childlike individuals who believe and do the things they heard from CHRIST. The disciples are followers of words of their master and lord Jesus Christ. Conscious revelation are given only to those hungry hearts and desperate souls, searching for truth. We thank our Father in Christ Jesus for preserving the words of Christ throughout the past generation. We feast upon His words on this thanksgiving holiday.

“I that speak unto thee am He”

The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he. John 4:25-26

The Samaritan woman was telling and waiting for the coming of the Messiah, the Christ who will tell all things. This person has the power to unfold the mysteries of life. He is the wisdom of God who was incarnated in the flesh to become a man like us.

Jesus Christ rides and resides on his words. His spoken words are life and spirit. Every word He spoke vibrates with power, giving life and power to everyone who hears His everlasting words of truth.

Jesus told the woman that the one who speaks to her is He. Notice the emphasis on “who speaks to you, am He”and not on who appears to you,am He. Hearing Him speaks builds faith because He is the Logos (Word) of God from the beginning of time. All things were created through Him by the power of His words.

How do we know the words we hear are His words? Your spirit will bear witness with the Holy Ghost that the words are His. The Truth will always be the Truth. The Way will always lead you to the right way and the Life will never die to accomplish His purpose for each and everyone of us. You know Him not by sight but by listening to Him as He speaks to your heart and soul.

The negative force of this world is full of lies and misinformation. The father of lies is on the attack against light of Truth. You choose who to believe. The decision is yours between light and darkness. Some media outlets are twisting the truth about Christ. We shall stand firm upon His spoken words in the gospels.

The CRAP of this world.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Matt 6:13

Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation:the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
Matt.26:41

They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away. And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection. But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience. Luke 8:13-15

The seeds that fell on the rock are those who heard the word, believed for a while but had fallen away during the time of temptation because they have no root on a fertile ground. Rock has many uses, you can build an edifice on it or out of it. Solid rock is desirable and a good foundation for building projects. However, it is not not a good place for any seed to grow.

Jesus wanted us to pray that our Father will not lead us to temptation. Our Father knows our strength and ability. He has the knowledge about our past, present and future. God does not need to test us for Him to know whether we are for Him or not.

Our Father did not test the loyalty and integrity of Jesus. He was tempted by the Devil in the wilderness and He overcame all temptations of the Devil. The temptation itself enters our minds for consideration, begging to agree with its evil proposition. We are tempted to do bad things and not the do good things in line with the divine principles of our Father. In case we fall short in doing the things Jesus wanted us to do and begin considering doing which is evil, pray that our Father will deliver us from evil thoughts.

We are not sinning while we are in temptation. Jesus did not sin when he was tempted by the Devil. Our minds are open all the time to different temptations. The Spirit with our spirits is willing to submit to God the Father but the flesh is weak to temptations. In fact, our flesh is the source of temptation. Our flesh is inflicted with many thorns of temptation.

Jesus spoke of the “CRAP” of this life which are the cares, riches and pleasures of this world. They are like thorns of temptation choking those who heard then gospel and become unfruitful in their quest for a better and meaningful life. CRAP is a vulgar word, a slang for junk, something extremely worthless and of poor quality.

People do care too much about what they eat or where they shelter their heads The rising cost of living is becoming out of their means to take care of themselves.

The unbelieving person does not experience temptations from the devil. An evil person does not need to be tempted to do the right thing. So no wonder they have no conscience to abhor the things which are evil. Be thankful if you fall into temptation for you know you are doing right and the favor of God belongs to you.

The existence of the historical Jesus

 

We don’t trust all Bible scholars or historians. Some of them are alleging that Jesus does not existed at all. They kept on changing their weird theories about Jesus. Some scholars would claim that Jesus had a wife based on their archeological findings. How Jesus could have had a wife if he did not exist as a real person? There are some scholars who are claiming that they had decoded a code explicitly revealing that Jesus had real children. Again, how can Jesus had children when he is not real person but a mythological figure?

Jesus is a real person even though the Bible does not tell everything about Jesus from His birth to His accession to heaven. There are silent years of His life and the New Testament has not recorded a journal of His teenage years and when he was on his twenties. The New Testament biographical record of Jesus resumed when He was on his early thirties. Almost half of his life was a mystery. Jesus Christ as the divine Word of God is more complete than the recollection of the historical Jesus. We felt all along that the teachings of Christ is a solid foundation. Not everything Jesus did were written that we may know His full accomplishment on earth. We don’t guess or spend our time, thinking on the things that are not available to us.

Those who doubt the existence of the historical Jesus can exercise their belief anytime and anywhere. They have the total liberty to “suspect” that Jesus has never existed at all. Their action will not affect our commitment to the words of Christ. May the Lord bless them as they continue to look for another Jesus.