By Tony Armbrust
Pastor at Faith Fellowship
of the Open Bible
Worship is far more than just a service, or a time to put in our spiritual obligation each month. Worship is a time to make a connection with God. To align ourselves and our churches with Heaven so that the king of glory can come into to our midst.
Psalm 24:7-9 says, "Lift up your heads, O you gates! And be lifted up, you everlasting doors! And the King of Glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O you gates! Lift up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in."
When we take our focus off of ourselves and put it onto God, we align our lives with God for that moment. We also come into unity with other worshipers who have learned how to worship in spirit and in truth as Jesus states in John chapter four. Jesus is still searching for such as these who have learned pure worship before him.
When the alignment with heaven happens, we connect with the unhindered worship of heaven with the angels and living creatures around God's throne, the power of Heaven is able to flow from God's heavenly throne to our lives and churches.
When we have learned this kind of worship God's power comes in and miracles start to happen, people get delivered from disease, sickness, depression, fear, rejection and more. For we are changed from glory to glory by the presence of God.
David knew this secret and that is why he desired to get the Ark of the Covenant to himself in Jerusalem. He knew that the blessing followed the Ark of God's presence for he saw it in the Life of Obed-Edom.
Psalm 100:1-5 reads, "Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands. Serve the Lord with gladness, Come before his presence with singing (3) now that the Lord, he is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves. We are His people and the sheep of his pasture."
(We were made to worship, not for our own purposes. For him, and through him, and to him. In worship you find where you belong.)
4) Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise, Be thankful to him, and bless his name, (5) For the Lord is good, his mercy is everlasting, and his truth endures to all generations."