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How to Worship in Spirit and in Truth

Posted in Living by Scriptural Principles

Summary

Jesus/Yeshua preincarnate (before birth) is one and the same as Jehovah/Yehovah/YHVH/LORD in the Old Testament. John 1:1-3 confirms this. Yeshua was the Word, God, from the beginning. This means that everything said and done by God in the Old Testament was done by the same being that hung on the cross for our sins. He is the beginning and the end.

When Bible prophecy is speaking of Israel, rather than a small percentage of Abraham’s descendents living in the Middle East, it is actually speaking of modern Christians descended from the ten lost tribes of Israel. Anything that the Bible says is for Israel, is for you.

The New Covenant will not take effect until the second coming of Yeshua. Until then, the first covenant is still in effect. A sin sacrifice is still necessary under this covenant, and we claim the blood of Yeshua as the required sin sacrifice. Without his blood, we have no remission of sin. There is no such thing as a lawless, Gentile covenant.

God’s grace provides us mercy at the time of judgment, but it does not negate the law. If there was no law there would be no need of grace, because without law there is no such thing as sin. We must choose if we want to obey sin unto death, or obey God’s law unto righteousness.

True worship is defined by God, not by man. He is not pleased with our attempts to worship him by our own means. We must worship him as he instructs, without adding or subtracting, in spirit and in truth.

In the final judgment, there are only two groups: those with the seal of God, and those with the mark of the beast. The seal of God can be found in the fourth commandment. His Sabbath is the sign of his covenant to us. If you are keeping a different day, you are outside of his covenant protection.

Yeshua came to pay the wages of sin, which is death. His perfect life as the promised Messiah provided a sacrifice for our sin. He affirmed the law, told us not to think he came to destroy it, and said it would last as long as heaven and earth are still here.

The one who tries to do away with the law is the anti-Christ. He “thinks” to change God’s times and laws, but no power is greater than God. God is eternal and consistent, and promises us he will not change or break his covenant. The sign of his covenant is the Sabbath.

Dispensationalism is unbiblical. It is a form of evolution. God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. What was true in the beginning will be true until the end. A pre-tribulation rapture is also unbiblical.

Many false preachers will teach against the law of God, and many lukewarm Christians will gladly follow their lies. But God’s sheep hear his voice. If you have heard the voice of God in this teaching, repent of your prior lawlessness, and be obedient to your Lord and Saviour and worship as He commands.

You might be wondering how to keep the Sabbath, which is from sundown Friday until sundown Saturday. Scripture gives many ideas. Rest from the cares of the world, doing no work. Fellowship with like-minded believers, study God’s word, spend time in prayer. Get out and enjoy God’s creation with a nature hike. Have special family time and devotion. Do good, such as visiting the sick and feeding the hungry. God made the Sabbath for us. He knows our frame, that we are dust. We need a day of rest and rejuvenation. Read Isaiah 58:13-14. Call the Sabbath a delight, delight in Yeshua and receive the blessings that God has promised.

 

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