Summary: The devil wants to hinder our worship because worship brings revival. It brings the power of the Holy Ghost and with the power of the Holy Ghost comes deliverance, peace, and victory.

Five Ways The Devil Can Bind Our Worship

Psalm 99:1-4 The Lord reigneth; let the people tremble: he sitteth between the cherubims; let the earth be moved.

[2] The Lord is great in Zion; and he is high above all the people.

[3] Let them praise thy great and terrible name; for it is holy.

[4] The king’s strength also loveth judgment; thou dost establish equity, thou executest judgment and righteousness in Jacob.

[5] Exalt ye the Lord our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is holy.

[6] Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among them that call upon his name; they called upon the Lord, and he answered them.

[7] He spake unto them in the cloudy pillar: they kept his testimonies, and the ordinance that he gave them.

[8] Thou answeredst them, O Lord our God: thou wast a God that forgavest them, though thou tookest vengeance of their inventions.

[9] Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at his holy hill; for the Lord our God is holy.

Worship is important to the church. As a matter of fact the church is powerless without worship.

Worship is important to the soul. Worship is how we go into the presence of God.

If we don’t worship, we can not go into the God’s presence.

If we don’t go into the presence of God we can not grow spiritually, therefore we shall surly die. (spiritually speaking)

That’s why when we come to the house of God it is imperative that we worship.

We need to get our minds off the busy day that we had and get our minds on God.

We can’t worship God if our minds are everywhere but here.

Worship is important. We have to have worship.

Worship is what brings revival. It brings the power of the Holy Ghost and with the power of the Holy Ghost comes deliverance, peace, and victory.

That’s why the devil wants to hinder our worship.

He will do whatever it takes to distract you to the point that when you get to church you don’t feel like worshiping.

That’s how he robs us of our blessing.

Because worship is what gives us the strength to get up and go on.

If we don’t worship we become weak and frail and easy to whip.

So the devil wants to hinder our worship.

There an old song that we sang when I was a boy: “We have come into His house and gathered in His name to worship Him.”

And that is exactly why we have gathered here tonight and there’s not a problem or a devil that’s going to stop us from worshiping God.

This is God’s house, and He’s worthy of all we can give.

Question: Why did I come to church tonight? What’s my purpose?

Did I come to worship God or did I come for some other reason?

One way the devil can bind our worship is through preoccupation

If he can preoccupy your mind while you are at church he can bind your worship.

In other words if your mind is on something besides God, you can’t worship the Lord.

How many times has this happened to us?

We know that we ought to have our minds on God but for some reason our minds are on where we’re going to eat lunch after Sunday school.

Or whether or not we left the stove on or unplugged the iron.

Or we might be sitting there thinking about the argument that we just had with our spouse.

Or we might be thinking about what time the game starts, sure hope the preacher has a short one today.

Understand: the devil will fill your mind with anything that will stop your worship.

Sometimes we even get preoccupied with what everybody in the church thinks about us.

Am I dressed the right way? Do I fit in? Do I look out of place? Does my hair look OK? Is anybody staring at me?

Don’t forget the reason we’re here! We didn’t come here to please one another; we came here to please the Lord.

The Bible says in Acts 2:1 that on the Day of Pentecost that they were in one accord.

They were not preoccupied. When they came to that Upper Room they had there minds on God.

They were worried about the races. They weren’t worried about lunch.

They were only concerned about pleasing God.

They were hungry for God to manifest Himself among them.

And when we come to Gods house; if we would somehow occupy ourselves with God and not preoccupy ourselves with something else we would see a greater outpouring of the Holy Ghost.

All of our attention has to be on God.

We can’t be looking at everybody else and focus on God at the same time.

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