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March 13: Priesthood and Worship

Philippians 3:3

“For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.”

Revelation 1:6

“And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.”

 

Worship is acknowledgement of God in His worth and glory. The revelation of God demands and creates worship. When you know God by revelation, you are to accord Him the glory or worth, or worship consistent with the revelation that you have of Him. Romans 1:21 tells us “Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened”.

Worship of God is liberating and refreshing; it brings more light or revelation of God to the heart of the worshipper. When God reveals Himself to us, He expects us to worship Him in that light. He expects us to accord Him the honour and reverence due Him. It is not a crime to call something by its name. It is okay to call God by His Name and acknowledge Him as God that He is. It is criminal to do otherwise. Worship is the only correct response to God; it is the only correct acknowledgement of God. God is the Source of life and of all things; He is Lord of heaven and earth; He is Father of all spirits. He is worthy to be worshipped. Worship is His true and just worth. He ought to receive worship; it belongs to Him alone!

Priesthood and worship are directly related. Revelation 5:10 tells us that Christ has made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. In Christ, we are a kingdom of priests; we are a royal priesthood. Every priest offers gifts and sacrifices unto God; therefore the Word tells us in Hebrews 13:15 that by Jesus Christ we should offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to His Name. Our sacrifice is praise and thanksgiving to God. We offer good works of love and benevolence as well. Verse 16 of Hebrews 13 tells us “But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased”. Beloved, give God praise and honour that is due Him; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Hallelujah!

My Solid Front (Confession): In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I offer unto God the Father the sacrifice of praise, giving thanks unto His Name. I show benevolence to God’s people in the Name of Jesus. God is pleased with my sacrifices. Hallelujah! Amen.

Further Meditation: Exodus 28:1; Acts 13:1-3.

 

 

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