Summary: Worship Flows from Divine Revelation. We must study God, not our doctrine, not what we are for or against, we must study God to Know Him.
Getting To Know Him Part 1
Crossroads New Life Taberenacle is on a journey. Sunday night I felt as though I preached one of the most important messages in my entire ministry. I have had the spirit of prophecy on me and I want this church to know that God is moving us to a different level. He wants to revolutionize our thinking and bring us to a place in Him that we have never been. If we will follow Him in this Journey, He will give us whatever we ask. Since we began our 40 days of fasting, there has been something that he wants to show us, so we must keep seeking Him. Prayer & Fasting is the key!
Job 22:21 Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee.
Acquaint now thyself with Him…”Seek My Face.” It seems like everywhere I turn, I am seeing this phrase. Everything I read, I see this phrase. It has become part of my life since the Sunday it was spoken.
The enemy wants to strip this away from us. He does not want us to come close to knowing what this really means, so this gives us more reason to get closer to Him.
Story of God speaking to me Tuesday morning..
17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. 18 I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,
Here Paul prays to God to open our eyes and enlighten our understanding, so we will know where he has called us. It’s so awesome that God wants to give us understanding. I believe that understanding is power.
Jesus stood before Pilate and said, “You have no power except it be given to you from above, you can’t do anything to me, that’s not already planned out.” Pilate had power, but Jesus had understanding. When Pilate used his power, Jesus still rose triumphantly from the grave. Jesus understood and that gave Him the power to fulfill the will of God.
The enemy of this world may try to use it’s power, but if you have an understanding of Him, you will never have to worry. God is ready to fulfill His will, but I feel we need to get a revelation and knowledge of who he is…Just like Paul said, so that I may know Him better!
6 O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.
This chapter was written in two parts. Praise was verse 1-5 and verse 6-11 deal with Worship, or should I say, getting to know Him.
7 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice,
8 Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work.
10 Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways:
When we are wondering in the wilderness, He is wondering with us, hoping that we will change our minds. We are at a point of decision. Are we going to wonder around in what we know is not the Promise, or are we going to seek to know His ways.
11 Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest.
Worship Flows from Divine Revelation. We must study God, not our doctrine, not what we are for or against, we must study God to Know Him. I have made statement after statement, that we need to know what we believe and why we believe it. It’s really not that important. I have found that if we know Him, there is not really much explaining that needs to be done. We are not trying to win people to our standard of dress, to our standard of worship, to our standard of prayer, we are trying win people to Jesus. If we have the attributes of God which is through Love, then not much explaining is needed.