GETTING YOUR WORSHIP ON?
Frankly, some reading this right now, have laid daily worship of God aside in their lives. They find it unnecessary or even lack the desire to worship God as He should be adored.
One afternoon, after I had led worship at a church event, a woman came up to me and said, “I can tell that you worship God every day, as it came through in your worship here today.”
I exclaimed, “Praise God!”
You see, when we worship God, it take us high up into the heavens, leading us to the feet of Him who sits on the throne. Let us remember that Satan himself had but one desire, and that was to be worshiped like God, and if you have read the rest of the record, you can see what that got him!
I believe as a Christian that we will never understand all of the power, all of the mysteries or all of the authority given to us when we begin to worship God.
Firstly let us seek to understand what true worship does for the heart of God.
We do not have to go far to see what the power of worship has done and continued to do in the life of a believer.
Worship Positions Us to See the POWER of God in Our Lives
When doom was impending, King Jehoshaphat saw the deliverance of the Lord after listening to Jahaziel, God’s prophet,
"You will not need to fight in this battle," God's message through Jahaziel continued. "Position yourselves, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you!" (2 Chronicles 20:17)
If you read on you will witness God set up an ambush against their enemies when THEY CHOSE TO WORSHIP HIM as He commanded. Without lifting a sword, they were declared the victors’ of battle.
Fast forward and we see Paul and Silas chained in a prison cell.
“About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose.” (Acts 16: 25-26)
Just in these two examples we see God set up an ambush against the enemies of Jehoshaphat and the prison chains latched around Paul and Silas fall useless to the floor. When we choose obedient worship of God over our circumstances, we too realize the power of it in our lives!
Can We Come To A Full Understanding Of Worship This Side of Heaven?
We have already seen the effectiveness of worship for those who obediently praise God in the midst. I believe that when we worship God, as commanded in the book of John, and that is in Spirit and Truth, that the supernatural is made readily available to us!
"But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers.” (John 4:23)
Let me ask you, “Have you have ever been in a worship service and witnessed a holy-hush fall over the congregation or gatherers?”
I have many times, and in that sweet moment, it is safe to realize deliverance of demons, healing for the sick, revelation to the seekers and prophetic utterance from the prophet of God. It is a moment of awe and wonder; a moment to remain still and know that He is God.
Worship Bathed In Praise Covers and Equips Us for Spiritual Warfare!
Those who understand Godly precedence over demonic forces understand that worship and praise are an intricate part of spiritual warfare. I would go as far as to say that a person possessing a deficit of WORSHIP & PRAISE in their lives quickly find themselves rendered powerless and lack the wisdom to overcome the enemy. You see, we cannot as believers have the power needed within us to cast out demons without first possessing a spirit that worships God regularly.
Jesus said, “But if I drive out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.” (Luke 11:20)
Want to be able to drive out demons effectively and walk in the blessings laid up for you by God? Learn to worship God and see Him move mountains as you point the finger of God into your life’s situations. We do this through unadulterated worship and praise!
I have taught on, written about and lived my life using the armor of God as spoken about in Ephesians 6. It is imperative to realize, however, that unless we understand all of the weapons of our warfare, used in conjunction with HIS armor that we might fail. One of those weapons is WORSHIP AND PRAISE! Worship can set the captive free, deliver us from darkness, and change the atmosphere around us! Worship is a very real, a very needed and a very intricate part of the believers’ life. If you find a powerless Christian, you find one that has forgotten the power of worship and praise.
Let us apply our Godly armor, with worship and praise and then we will stand confident in knowing that no weapon formed against shall prosper!
By Jane Morin
About the Author
Jane Morin is an international speaker, worship leader, Bible teacher, and award-winning author. Her latest re-release, The Weapons Of Our Warfare is now available on Kindle Books! Learn how to fight the "fight of faith" effectively and snatch up your copy today!