TRUE WORSHIP? THAT’S WHAT THE FATHER DESIRES. (by Elder Dorn J.B. Walker)

© Elder Dorn J.B. Walker
TRUE WORSHIP? THAT’S WHAT THE FATHER DESIRES.

The hour has come…REALLY? How did we miss it? —It came more than 2,000 years ago when Jesus arrived on the scene. ….OH! Well, where are we? The Father is still seeking us….are we there yet–In the place that God calls true worship?

Have you ever wondered why John 4:23-24 say: 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. God is a Spirit; and they that worship Him MUST worship Him in spirit and in truth. What is the WORD talking about? We are living in a world where there is so much worship going on– BUT OF WHAT AND OF WHOM…. There are American Idols, self-Idols, friend Idols, spouse Idols, man Idols, job Idols, money Idols, social media Idols —you get the point. Where are the God worshippers—the true ones? When we truly worship God, He becomes the center of our attention and focus in life.

Worship is not just how we respond to songs and the music we sing and play. It is not just how we raise our hands or lower our hands. It is not just the way we look up to heaven or how tightly we close our eyes or lift our voices. Worship is a direct manifestation of our personal intimate relationship and fellowship with God. We must first have a heart and passion for God. Our hearts must become passionately desperate for God to commune with us. Then, we must learn how important it is to take time out to position ourselves with God on a daily basis—24/7 and 7/24..second by second and minute by minute—as we continue this posture of connection with our Father. But that takes all my time—That’s the point. “He wants it all”.

Today, individuals worship many things. As believers in God’s Kingdom, we must direct our worship to the Almighty God, the maker of heaven and earth. Exodus 20:5 and Exodus 34:14 declare that God is Jealous and His name is JEALOUS. Jealous God is mentioned in many other scriptures such as Deuteronomy 4:24, Deuteronomy 5:9, Deuteronomy 6:15, Joshua 24:19, and Nahum 1:2.

Let’s take a Selah moment [pause and calmly think about it]. This is what we worship:
(1) Everything that we are committed and devoted to;
(2) Whatever we are willing to live for and whatever we would die for;
(3) Whatever we can never live without;
(4) Whatever we love with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength and are willing to sacrifice our entire
life for—including our time, alms, gifts, the things we own, our money etc…
(5) Whatever we lay down our lives for.

God, the Father, desires true worship because He wants to fellowship with us. He is jealous over His creation and He really wants to be close to us. How many of us awaken daily with a passion and a burning desire to commune with the Almighty God? I am referring to communing with Him right there in your closet, on your bedroom floor–Totally away from the voices and distractions of others. This may be really hard for the busybody to fathom. Who can I help now? What can I fix? What is your problem—tell me sweetie—it’s ok. Who fixes us? How do we stay fixed? Remember, God is Jealous—we can never be God to anyone else—One of the greatest things we can do for someone we desire to help, is to get out of the way and let God finish the work He started with His creation. We are all wrecks waiting to happen without moment by moment fellowship with our Father God who made us in His image and in His likeness? He is patiently waiting to commune with us on a spiritual level. He wants true worship.

In John 4:23, the word “true” in the Greek is “alethinos (pronounced– al-ay-thee-nos). This word is used to describe God’s worshippers. Here, the word true is used as an adjective and signifies being “real”, “ideal”, and genuine. So God is saying: My worshippers must be real, ideal, and genuine. Ironically or non-ironically (are these two words allowed in the same sentence?—it is the best way to describe the situation), this same Greek word “Alethinos is used to describe “God”. For example:

John 7:28 states: “Then cried Jesus in the temple as He taught, saying Ye both know me, and ye know whence I am: and I am not come of myself, but he that sent me is TRUE whom ye know not”. (KJV)

John 17:3 says: “And this is eternal life: [It means] to know (to perceive, recognize, become acquainted with, and understand) You, the only TRUE and real God, and [likewise] to know Him, Jesus [as the] Christ (the anointed One, the Messiah), Whom You have sent”. (Amplified)

I Thessalonians 1:9 “For they themselves volunteer testimony concerning us, telling what an entrance we had among you, and how you turned to God from [your] idols to serve a God who is alive and TRUE and genuine”. (Amplified)

Revelation 6:10 says: “And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and TRUE, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?” (KJV)

Clearly, God fulfills the meaning of His name. He is the true God and He is distinctively different from all other gods—(false gods). He is also assuring us that He is true to His utterances—He cannot lie. In essence, God wants us to know that He means what He says and He says what He means.

I John 5:20 also shows that the same Greek word (TRUE) speaks of the purpose of Jesus Christ. “And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is TRUE, and we are in Him who is TRUE, even in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. (KJV)

Therefore, I have summarized that Alethinos (TRUE) defines the relationship of the conception to the thing to which it corresponds. In other words—the one who is made understands the One by whom he is made and he clearly, automatically, and by design responds out of this same character to the Creator in a true, real, ideal, and genuine form of worship. This is all the worshipper knows—It comes very natural—to the worshipper—he lives, moves, and has his very being in God. He knows that “to worship God we live and we live to worship God”. Just as God declares—Be ye holy as I am holy—He is also saying “worship me and serve me truly because IAM TRUE—Amen!

When we show no dependency on God or when we don’t sense a hunger for God, more than likely, our flesh is controlling us. When this occurs, we must fast the things of the flesh to bring it into humility. (One of my favorite sayings is: “Fasting feeds our hunger for God”). We deny the carnal and feed the spiritual”

Then, how do we prepare our hearts for TRUE worship?
(1) Staying Humble, Humble, and Humble a hundred times over. Humility is the key word. As we humble
ourselves before God and allow Him to increase in our lives daily; we begin to experience an unbroken
sweet fellowship with the Father. This is where worship takes place. Humility prevents us from falling
into the same trap that Lucifer fell into;

(2) Having a constant desire to draw near to God and to behold His beauty;

(3) Studying the word of God daily;

(4) Fully obeying the word of God—not by mere talk but by our actions; and

(5) Yielding to the Spirit of God within us.

….TRUE WORSHIP….

911 USA PATRIOT — Ambassadors— we must ACT

© Elder Dorn J.B. Walker September 11, 2014

911 USA PATRIOT
It’s an emergency! It is time to Unite and Strengthen Ambassadors by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism!

In my previous life, I was privileged to be one of the founding employees of the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security. I remember the day, vividly, when the Lord placed on my heart the need to start a bible study and prayer meeting with other believers in Homeland Security. This group was formed shortly after my agency merged with other agencies from all over the federal government. The one thing we had in common was our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and our desire for our God to intervene in the affairs of our country and world. Our foundational scripture for this group was Psalm 127:1 (b) “Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.” (NIV) Week after week we met and prayed. We never stopped believing that God would intervene.

Here we are today– many years later on this 13th anniversary of September 11th. What is God saying to us as a body of believers? It is still an emergency and there is a definitive war going on. Can you see the real war? Where do you stand? I don’t know about you –but I am in it to win it! I Corinthians 15:57 says: Thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus. All we should see is Victory—we should live, breathe, walk, talk, act, react, speak, and preach, whatever the case–VICTORY! Amen.

I Corinthians 15:46 says: However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterward the spiritual. Very early in my Spiritual walk the Lord showed me the direct correlation between what is going on in our world, environment, and our community to what is really going on behind the scene in the spiritual world. As we all remember that grave day, September 11, 2001 (May God bless, comfort, and restore everyone directly affected—who may have suffered the loss of a loved one). But, may God truly restore and deliver the Body of Christ from the spirit of Fear and from the doorway that it opened for other demonic activities that came over our nation and world as never before on that day. II Timothy 1:7 says: “For God did not give us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (NKJV) Also, Isaiah 12:2 says: Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid” (NKJV). To “Trust” is to have cheerful or hopeful endurance, constancy, patience, confidence. The opposite of “trust “is to have despair, hopelessness, and gloom. When we truly “trust” God, we will encourage ourselves in the Lord and not second guess ourselves based on our circumstances. We will stand firm and wait patiently for our change. Trust will always cause us to press forward even when we cannot hear or see God.

As the spirit of fear came upon our nation and the world on 9/11, we must come to realize that the demonic dark spiritual world is real and Terrorists did strike on that day. What we saw in the natural was a manifestation of a dark spiritual side that entered America and the rest of the world. We must ask ourselves as Ambassadors of God’s Kingdom. Where am I spiritually and what is up with me? In Psalm 18, David declared that God first delivered him and then made him a deliverer. In verse 37, David said: “I have pursued my enemies and overtaken them; neither did I turn back again till they were destroyed. Verse 50 says: Great deliverance He gives to His king and shows mercy to his anointed….This means that we, Ambassadors, MUST GET RADICAL in the Kingdom of God. The enemy is not playing. his goal is to wipe us out. John 10:10 tells us that the enemy comes to steal, kill, and to destroy…But Jesus said: I have come that you may have Life, and that you may have it more abundantly.

The question on 9/11 is: Are we yet delivered so that we could bring deliverance to this lost and dying world? We need to implement our USA PATRIOT and ACT. All over the world, the Body of Christ needs to Act by uniting and strengthening Ambassadors by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism. Woe unto us if we are trying to fight a spiritual war by natural means. If we are truly delivered, then it is the will of God that we bring deliverance to others. Ephesians 2:1-2 (Amplified) say: “And you [He made alive], when you were dead (slain) by [your] trespasses and sins. In which at one time you walked [habitually], You were following the course and fashion of this world [were under the sway of the tendency of the present age], following the prince of the power of the air, [you were obedient to and under the control of] the [demon] spirit that still constantly works in the sons of disobedience [the careless, the rebellious, and the unbelieving, who go against the purposes of God]. Verses 4 and 5 go on to say (Amplified): “But God—so rich is He in His mercy! Because of and in order to satisfy the great and wonderful and intense love with which He loved us, Even when we were dead (slain) by [our own] shortcomings and trespasses, He made us alive together in fellowship and in union with Christ: [He gave us the very life of Christ Himself, the same new life with which He quickened Him, for] it is by grace ( His favor and mercy which you did not deserve) that you are saved (delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ’s salvation)”.

Today, as we reflect on Terrorism, we must realize that the real enemy we are pursuing is made up of 12 strong men. These strongmen do come to live with us believers if we let them in. They dwell with us and destroy us if we refuse to stay delivered and do not become radical in the Kingdom as we enforce God’s authority here in the earth. Today, once and for all—Let us be delivered so that we could bring deliverance to others. Let us know and defeat the 12 STRONGMEN UNDER WHOM ALL DEMONIC ACTIVITY EXISTS. In Matthew 28:18, Jesus says: …All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth…go therefore…WE MUST ENFORCE GOD’S AUTHORITY HERE ON EARTH AS BELIEVERS OF CHRIST. Luke 10:19 says: Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Matthew 16:19 (Amplified) says: I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind (declare to be improper and unlawful) on earth must be what is already bound in heaven: and whatever you loose (declare lawful) on earth must be what is already loosed in heaven. Mark 16: 17 …In My name they will cast out demons.

If you experience any signs of these 12 strongmen listed below—cast them out and declare God’s deliverance, grace, and salvation over your life. Take up your tools and intercept and obstruct the enemy—the real terrorist.

1. SPIRIT OF JEALOUSY – manifests by Rage, Anger, and Suspicion, Murder, Revenge, Vengeance (Numbers 5:11-14 Spirit of Jealousy). We see this just by turning on the news…Gang violence and other types of killings. Rage…of individuals snapping and killing thoughtlessly (Not just in a physical sense—Our (hurt — emotional) actions may also kill the dreams, ambitions, and excitement within us and in others.

2. LYING SPIRIT – manifest by all religious spirits. This is a fake spirit that manifests with fake tongues…may sound high pitch and babbling etc…actions of the person is to make others think that they know God – you may think that the person is of God unless you can discern otherwise. The religious spirit is a very filthy spirit. It is a stubborn, controlling and forceful spirit. Often manifests as always right—people don’t feel comfortable around this person if you are not in their clicks. This person always says “God says”… The person with the religious spirit is a little batty and crazy. (Jeremiah 23:14-16. Ezekiel 24:9-12).

3. FAMILIAR SPIRIT – I Samuel 28:7. This is the spirit of divination. These people act holy and as though they know the future…Astrology, fortune telling, etc…Deut. 18: 10,-12. All the psychic little places we see everywhere and the witchcraft that dominates the TV and movies. And people who conduct séances…etc…The stories of dead loved ones reappearing THIS IS A DEMONIC SPIRIT AND IT IS NOT OF GOD!

4. PERVERT SPIRIT – READ Isaiah 19:14, Prov. 14:2 this includes all forms of lust. Prov. 23:33. This person lives a lie. Acts 13:10. The person twists the word to fit their lifestyle. This spirit controls all homosexuality. It hates God and causes people to live a lie. It is a very convincing spirit. Everything the person says is a lie. This is one of the strongest demons because it uses the bible prove it is right.

5. SPIRIT OF WHOREDOM – manifest by prostitution, idolatry, people bound to ALL TYPES OF HABITS…soap operas and TV shows etc.. Hosea 4:12 Ezekiel 16:28-39

6. SPIRIT OF HEAVINESS – Isaiah 61: 3 manifests by despair and gloominess, grief, hopelessness, rejection. This spirit also comes from emotional abuse. Many are becoming despondent because of the crushing cares of this word and are literally losing their minds …through this spirit of heaviness.

7. SPIRIT OF INFIRMITY – Luke 13:11 This includes all sickness and diseases…this spirit is dominating as the well being of our country and others are going downhill…in many cases because of the greed of other men trying to make money …overdose of prescription drugs…toxic food systems etc….There are many cases of Doctors being arrested for overdosing and illegally prescribing medications.

8. DEAF AND DUMB SPIRIT – Mark 9:17-25 manifests by epilepsy, seizures, anorexia (refusing to eat) suicide, and lunacy. People are going crazy and insane everywhere…Parents are killing their own children etc..Matt. 17: 14, 15

9. SPIRIT OF FEAR – II Timothy 1:7 manifested by Torment, Terror, inferiority, phobias (height, dark etc…). This spirit causes nightmares. Job 4:14

10. SPIRIT OF PRIDE–(Proverbs 16:18) Fighting, contention. Proverbs 13:10, Prov. 21:24. Self Righteousness and a person who is controlling. (Lucifer was filled with this spirit of pride and was eternally sent to hell)

11. DEVIL OF BONDAGE Romans 8:15 manifests by all addictions (i.e. Drugs, sex, pornography, video gaming obsession etc…)

12. DEVIL OF ANTICHRIST – (I John 4:3, I John 2:18) manifest by all who are against Jesus Christ and nations that believe in Jesus Christ. This spirit is clearly on the rise. Many false religions are rising up while Christians seem to be shrinking back.

Again, unite and strengthen yourselves, Ambassador of God’s Kingdom and take the necessary steps to intercept and obstruct the real terrorist. satan is defeated. JESUS IS ALIVE AND HE IS LORD!