Jesus was God on a mission and He had men with Him called disciples. [Matt.8:18f] They had started their journey in joy, going somewhere with Jesus. They passed through a terrific threat that exposed their fear. They got to the other side and participated in deliverance. However, I think the real mission was to see the Lord in a new way, to have Him revealed to them in such a way that they could not help but marvel, “What manner of man is this?” That is worship. The effects of the mission accomplished was the deliverance of a city from demonic possession, but the real mission was to get the Church to worship. When we worship, we move into a dimension of God called His throne room. By the way, we are already seated therein. We are here in our physical bodies, but we have an even greater, more significant presence at the right hand of God the Father in Christ. At the right hand is the place of highest authority. As God gets us into that understanding, then from earthly place and time, we really worship as we are worshiping already in the heavenly realm. Seated in the presence of His majesty we are worshiping Him along with angels and creatures and elders that cannot stop even if they wanted to. This is the seat of His government which we call His Kingdom. It is important that we marvel and worship, for when the Church worships, that tips the scale. —Dr. Don Crum (Dr. Crum will be speaking at Kingdom Congress Mar.4)
Marty is live on his Facebook page with ON THE GO as he travels down the road. It is an inspirational word for living victoriously in Christ as you are “on the go”. Watch for it, tune in and be inspired.
“Sing to the Lord a new song” (Ps.96:1). Heb.: “something fresh, a new thing.” It is a song of spontaneity and delight. It may be something that has come to you after having passed thru a difficult time of testing. You are the only one who can sing that new song to God because you are the only one who truly knows what God means to you. “Sing… with gratitude in your hearts to God” (Col.3:16)
Our God created us to have fellowship with Him and it should be obvious that He is Spirit (Jn.4:24). According to John, the only way to worship this Spirit God is to worship Him in spirit and truth. Many have been drawn to the supernatural and to darkness trying to fill the void which should be full of spiritual worship to Almighty God. Rick Joyner writes, “If this is not fulfilled by the Spirit of Truth, who leads us to worship the Lord in spirit and truth, we will be deceived by the spirit of error.” The great writer C.S. Lewis observed, “If you deny a man food, he will gobble poison.” “If we deny people access to a proper supernatural relationship with God, they will succumb to the oppression and seductions of evil supernatural power.” (Joyner)