Ruakh Part 3
Message Summary: Worship is acknowledging God’s existence.
The moment we worship, our perspective shifts. If God really is who He says He is, then I can have confidence I am who He says I am. It’s good for our souls to gather together and remind ourselves of the truth of who God is. He is good to me. We worship in response to his mercy.
We are in a battle. Worship is the only gift we can give to God, but it’s also our greatest weapon.
It may be a battle spiritually, emotionally or of the flesh, but He is who He says He is, even in the storm. God is the great I Am. Even when I’m not good enough, He is. When we worship, we shift our mindset to what’s great in our life instead of what’s wrong in our life. Moses and David knew this.
Worship will set you free.
When you are feeling captive, worship. Just by being in an atmosphere of worship, it will set you free. If you can’t worship, allow others to sing over you: like Paul and Silas who worshipped, and the prisoners who listened, all were set free.
Worship allows Jesus to flip the tables in your life.
He said his house was a house of prayer. We are his house. We can become cluttered with unnecessary stuff like the temple.
What is worship? What ways, in addition to singing, do we worship?
Where and when can we worship?
What is inside of you that’s pulling you away from the Lord?
What’s inside that’s bringing you closer to the Lord?
What’s cluttering your table?
What would happen if you allowed the Lord to flip your cluttered table?
Psalm 100:2 – “Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.”
Exodus 3:13-14 – “Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?” God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’ ””
Romans 12:1-2 – “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship…”
Acts 16:25-26 – “About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose.”
Matthew 21:12-13 – “Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. “It is written,” he said to them, “ ‘My house will be called a house of prayer…’””