Lord God Almighty, when Your judgments come upon the Earth…When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or When I command locusts to devour the land [as is happening right now in Kenya] or When I send a plague among my people [as is happening even now worldwide…the people of the world learn righteousness. Though You show grace to the wicked, even so, they still do not learn righteousness; even in a land of uprightness they continue going on doing evil, and regard not the Majesty of the Lord. Even so, if My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. [Isa 26:10; 2 Chron 7:13-15]
“Because of the oppression of the weak and the groaning of the needy, I will now arise,” says the Lord. ” I will protect them from those who malign them.” And the words of the Lord are flawless, like silver refined in a furnace of clay, purified seven times. O Lord, you will keep us safe and protect us from this evil generation forever. The wicked freely strut about on every side, as vileness is exalted and baseness is rated high among the sons of men. Lord God Almighty, You are my Light and my Salvation…whom shall I fear? You are my Refuge and my Strength, the Stronghold of my life…of whom shall I be afraid? Abba Father…whenever I am afraid, I turn in child-like trust to You. I praise Your Word, Father; in You I have absolute trust! I shall not be afraid; what can mortal man do to me? [Ps 27:1; 56:3-4; Ps 12: 5-8]
Foundational Principles of Worship
I have been consecrated and set apart, by God, to the worship of God. Worship is not to be a part of my life that I consecrate to Him, such as at Sunday church services or mid-week church services. Worship is to be ALL of my life…every thought I think, every word I speak, all that I do, encompassing every activity of my being…body, soul and spirit. The foundational principle of worship is: the story of my everyday life is to be worship in His eyes.
“If on Monday morning my manner of living… in the car, at the office, in the kitchen, at school… does not worship God, then I did not worship Him on Sunday at church either. If all of my everyday manner of living does not worship God, then none of my life worships Him in a way that is good and pleasing and acceptable to Him.” [A. W. Tozer]
The cornerstones of my life of relationship with God must be:
- Glorying in Christ Jesus;
- No confidence in the power of the flesh;
- Worship by the Power of the Spirit of God.
It is we who have received the true circumcision…we who worship by the Power of the Spirit of God, who glory in our life union with Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh. [Phil 3:3]
Glorying in Christ Jesus:
Jesus is the Divine Son in the Triune God, the Lamb of God Who came into this world to become the one only, all-sufficient, atoning sacrifice through His death on a cross and subsequent resurrection, thereby securing forgiveness for my sins and restoring my relationship with God that had been severed by sin. He has loved me with an everlasting Love, and voluntarily lay down His life for me…even unto death, a death on the cross. He died for me though I was still a sinner; He died for me while I was yet His enemy! He Who knew no sin took all of my sins upon His Own self, and thereby became sin on my behalf. Yes…He removed my filthy rags of sin…the filthy rags of sin that clothed me…and placed them upon Himself, and in exchange He dressed me in the white robes of His Own Righteousness! He then suffered the punishment for my sins that I should have suffered, and paid the penalty for my sins that I should have paid. The punishment for sin required by the righteousness and justice of God was laid upon Him on my account, thereby bringing peace with God to me. For it was by His stripes…the stripes He endured on my behalf…that I am healed. For the joy that was set before Him…the joy of seeing sinners saved; the joy of reconciling sinners back to God; the joy of restoring my relationship with God that had been severed by sin; the joy of repairing that mirror of the Almighty God intended for me to be that had been shattered by sin…He patiently endured the cross on my behalf, headless of its shame. Jesus freed me from my sins, and from the guilt of my sins, with His Own Precious and Priceless Blood. With His Own Precious and Priceless blood He purchased souls for God from every tribe and tongue and people and nation…every soul who would consciously and deliberately receive Him into their life in a Sacred Covenant relationship, believing in Who He is and what He had done on our behalf as Savior. Worthy is the Lamb Who was for sinners slain, to have ascribed unto Him all blessing and honor, all glory and power, all riches and wisdom and strength, forever and forever, throughout the eternal ages!
Far be it from me to glory in anything or anyone except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through Whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world! No mortal man should have pretense for glorying and boast in the Presence of God! It is from Him that we have our life in Christ Jesus, Whom God made our Wisdom from God, revealing to us a knowledge of the Divine plan of salvation previously hidden, manifesting itself as our Righteousness, thus making us upright and putting us in right standing with God, and our Sanctification, making us pure and holy, and our Redemption, providing our ransom from eternal penalty for sin! So then, as it is written, “Let him who boasts and proudly rejoices and glories, boast and proudly rejoice and glory in the Lord!”
Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon His Name, make known His doings among the peoples! Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; meditate on and talk of all His marvelous deeds and devoutly praise them! Glory in His holy name; let the hearts of those rejoice who seek and acknowledge their need of the Lord as their indispensable necessity! Seek, inquire of and for the Lord, and crave Him and His strength; seek and require His face and His Presence continually evermore! [Gal 6:14; 1 Cor 1:29-31; Ps 105:1-4] Hallelujah!
Friends, brothers and sisters…
There is one absolutely necessary preparation for every living soul on the face of this Earth, for the soon coming and imminent return of Jesus Christ…the one preparation that will irrevocably determine in which neighborhood you will spend all eternity, whether in Heaven or in Hell. You must be a born-again child of God. I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot be in God’s Kingdom. I tell you the truth, no one can ever enter the Kingdom of God unless you are born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at My saying you must be born again. [Jesus…John 3:3-7]
If you have never been born again,
or you are not sure whether you have been born again,
or you have been living your life as a lukewarm Christian and would now like to recommit your life and enter into a deep and intimate relationship with Christ Jesus in preparation for the soon coming marriage supper of the Lamb…
then I counsel you to get alone with God, read the solemn marriage vows you must make to become the bride of Christ and thereby be born-again, [https://preservechristianfamily.org/2019/01/21/bride-of-christ/], and with sincerity of heart from within the depths of your being, acknowledge before God, “I DO.”
He walks with me and He talks with me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZGa_GQR_PQ