Matt 4:8 Again, the devil *took Him to a very high mountain and *showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory; 9 and he said to Him, “All these things I will give You, if You fall down and worship me.” 10 Then Jesus *said to him, “Go, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only.’”
John 4:23 But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. 24 God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
WORSHIP WILL TAKE THE INVEST MENT OF TIME!
Acts 13:2 While they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”
BENEFITS OF WORSHIP
1. WORSHIP CREATES AN ATMOSPHERE FOR GOD TO SPEAK IN
THE ATMOSPHERE OF WORSHIP IS A PLACE OF HEARING
2. AN ATMOSPHERE FOR DIRECTION.
3 THEIR FUTURE WAS REVEALED…A GLIMPSE OF THINGS TO COME
Luke 17 – THE HEALING OF THE 10 LEAPERS
15 Now one of them, when he saw that he had been healed, turned back, glorifying God with a loud voice, 16 and he fell on his face at His feet, giving thanks to Him. And he was a Samaritan. 17 Then Jesus answered and said, “Were there not ten cleansed? But the nine—where are they? 18 Was no one found who returned to give glory to God, except this foreigner?” 19 And He said to him, “Stand up and go; your faith has made you well (WHOLE).”
4 WORSHIP WILL RESTORE YOU AND MAKE YOU WHOLE
JESUS CALLED WORSHIP “FAITH”
WORSHIP AND PRAISE IS THE HIGHEST FLOW OF FAITH.
5 WORSHIP BRINGS ABOUT DELIEVERANCE
ACTS 16 PAUL AND SILAS…
DAVIDS WORSHIP SKILLS MADE HIM A GIANT KILLER.
6 WORSHIP RELEASES PROVISION
Ps 112:1 Praise the Lord! How blessed is the man who fears the Lord, Who greatly delights in His commandments. 2 His descendants will be mighty on earth; The generation of the upright will be blessed. 3 Wealth and riches are in his house, And his righteousness endures forever. (Ps 111:5)
WHILE WE MINISTER TO HIM IT’S HIS DELIGHT TO MINISTER TO US!
7 WORSHIP HOLDS YOU STEADY IN THE SPIRIT
WORSHIP HELPS YOU LIVE A HOLY LIFE BECAUSE YOU STAY FOCUSED ON HIM.
Amp Ps 96:9 Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness; Tremble [in submissive wonder] before Him, all the earth.
Amp Prov 10:27 The [reverent] fear of the Lord [worshiping, obeying, serving, and trusting Him with awe-filled respect] prolongs one’s life, But the years of the wicked will be shortened.
WORSHIPPING THE LORD WILL PROLONG YOUR LIFE