Arise and go down to the Potter's House, and there I will cause you to hear my words.
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Friday, March 1, 2013
Relevant Worship or Reverent Worship...which worship does the Father seek?
The church should not look like the world and the church should not act like the world, but because the church has and continues to engrave the world upon the horns of the altar in the form of relevance, thus "Relevant to the Culture" is engraved upon it. To be relevant in worship is to connect with the culture at hand, not the Holy God of scripture. To have social relevance is not Holy reverence. No where in the Word of God are we instructed to adapt the worship of God so that we can capture a generation. We can do nothing of ourselves…..The Word of God commands us to Worship the Lord in the beauty of His holiness, the Word of God commands us to Praise Him from the rising of the sun to the going down of the same, the Word of God commands us to sing unto Him a new song...God forbid, the church turns the worship of the Almighty God into a socially acceptable performance to connect with people, or to keep people within the church. Exodus 25.…let them make me a Sanctuary; that I may dwell among them. The Lord gives Moses the pattern of the tabernacle. The instruction of the altar and the mercy seat. The ark holds the testimony, the commandments of God, the mercy seat is above the ark with a Cherubim on each end with their wings stretched on high covering the mercy seat, and their faces looking toward the mercy seat. And the LORD tells Moses in verse 22, “And there I will meet with you, and I will commune with you from above the mercy seat, from between the two Cherubim’s which are upon the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will give you in commandment unto the children of Israel.” This place of communion with the Lord does not depict a worship that is relevant to culture, but a dwelling place of reverence before a Holy God. Only the Power and Presence of the LORD will draw people, His Word that is forever settled in heaven will set one free, and Jesus Himself prayed, And, now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to you, Holy Father, keep through your own name those whom you have given me, that they may be one; as we are! Many believers will attend church services but few will enter into His Sanctuary and worship Him with holy reverence saying with a loud voice, “ Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessings.” In this place one beholds; “every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them saying, Blessing, and honor and glory, and power, be unto Him who sits upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.” AMEN!
Posted by Bonnie Kae Lentz