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The meaning of true worship

There is a fresh, new move of the Holy Spirit being experienced around the world. Once the worship services in many churches were dry and mournful. Traditional songs were half-heartedly sung from musty old hymn books. Today, it would not be unusual to find believers in many churches standing, singing, clapping their hands and even dancing in praise before the Lord. Many are experiencing the meaning of true worship as they kneel with hands raised to God, with tears streaming down their faces, lost in the Presence of God as they sing songs of intense worship to Him.

Instruments of all types are returning to the church. The congregation is no longer entertained by choirs, or vocalists, who have little relationship themselves with God. Instead, the believers are experiencing the anointing of God in a fresh new way.

Often the glory of God fills the auditorium as His power sweeps across the congregation in wave after wave. As in the days of the dedication of the Temple, it is impossible to stand because of the cloud of His glory.

1 Kings 8:10,11 And it came to pass, when the priests came out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the LORD, so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud; for the glory of the LORD filled the house of the Lord.

David’s Exhortation

David was a man who knew how to give praise to God. Let his words of exhortation draw us into the middle of what the Holy Spirit is doing today in the restoration of true worship to His Church.

Psalms 150:1-6 Praise the LORD! Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in His mighty firmament! Praise Him for His mighty acts; praise Him according to His excellent greatness! Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet; praise Him with the lute and harp! Praise Him with the timbrel and dance; praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes!

Praise Him with loud cymbals; praise Him with high sounding cymbals! Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD!

We should praise the Lord!

Definitions

  • Praise

Praise is an expression of heartfelt gratitude and thanksgiving to God for all He has done for us. It is a physical and vocal expression of our sincere appreciation to God for all of the wonderful blessings He has provided.

  • Worship

Worship is the highest form of praise. Going beyond the thoughts of all of His wonderful blessings to us, we are expressing our admiration and commending God Himself for His person, character, attributes and perfection.

We are ministering to God for who He is and not just for what He has done for us.

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