I’ve been thinking and praying about what I wanted to discuss with you today, to help you to come to a fuller knowledge and understanding of the true and only way to worship Almighty God.
How can we know- for a surety- that our worship of Him is based on Truth and not deception?
You must know and prove that the Bible is the basis of all Truth! John 17:14 “I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.”(Jn.18:37, 38)
You must follow the correct method, given in that Word, to receive the KEY TO UNDERSTANDING: The HOLY SPIRIT! Acts 2:1 “And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. (Read for yourselves what occurred on that remarkable day [verses 2-36], for the giving of the Holy Spirit.)Ver. 37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? 38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized (immersed- Rom. 6:4) everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are far off, even as many as the Lord shall CALL (I Cor. 1:26).”(This was also the beginning of the ONE TRUE CHURCH: Mt 16:17, 18).
God, the Father, allows ONLY ONE TRUE WAY, of worshipping Him: Notice what Jesus told the Samaritan woman at the well: John 4:7 “There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus said unto her, Give me to drink. 8 (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.) 9 Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, asketh drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? For the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. 10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. 11 The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water? 13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: 14. But whosoever drinketh of this water that I shall give him shall never thirst ---"
Moving on to the critical lesson of this conversation with this Gentile woman: Verse 22 “Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews (spiritual Jews- Romans 2:28, 29). 23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship Him. 24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him MUST WORSHIP HIM IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH.” Satan’s ministry would deceive you with false doctrines and “other gospels”. (II Cor. 11:4). But we must believe and follow God’s Word as it says in I Thes.4:21: “Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.”