All about the Holy Spirit – The New Life Mission

Pastor Chris Onayinka – Saints Community Church
We have sung songs making reference to Angels and hosts of heaven, we have sang such songs in much emotion and heart felt passion, we even say “singing with the Angels”, “angels bow before you”
But have we worshiped God truly? Is this true worship?
Worship refers to approaching God.
The word literally means to come before, view, see, be seen of you, it portends to lay prostrate, but its real meaning includes how to praise as well not the music but lyrics and what we mean
Jesus in his discourse with the Woman at the well brings some light to this
John 4:20 KJV
[20] Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.
She meant a place to pay obeisance, this is so as then, they worshipped God in a place, it was believed He dwelt in such temples
1 Kings 8:29 KJV
[29] That thine eyes may be open toward this house night and day, even toward the place of which thou hast said, My name shall be there: that thou mayest hearken unto the prayer which thy servant shall make toward this place.
This was in Jerusalem .So she was referring to the temple.

Jesus’ answer was pointed and instructive
John 4:21 KJV
[21] Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.
Notice two key elements, very significant
No longer a place or physical location, to come before God, to meet with Him, which would include singing
Recall she used fathers but earthly fathers, Jesus changed the nomenclature
Worship the Father
John 4:23-24 KJV
[23] 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.
[24] God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
The Father, this worship is Family,
It’s for Sons,
We see Him, sing to Him and Approach the Father, our songs must follow suit too
It’s in the spirit and this is the reality, not two different elements
Just like John said earlier
John 1:17 KJV
[17] For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

Not grace plus truth, rather Grace which is truth
So Jesus meant, the spirit which is reality
We will give us His, the spirit, His spirit
John 14:17 KJV
[17] Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
It’s the spirit of the Family
Romans 8:14-16 KJV
[14] For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
[15] For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
[16] The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
Spirit of the son
Galatians 4:6 KJV
[6] And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
We see Him as Sons see the Father
This is true worship
Not tears and rolling on the floor,
Even when we bow our knees, it’s as Sons worship (see and revere) their Dad
Ephesians 3:14-15 KJV
[14] For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, [15] Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,

The family, is our Family and the Father is our father
Ephesians 2:18 KJV
[18] For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
Philippians 3:3 KJV
[3] For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.
In Christ Jesus, this is the truth in His spirit
Philippians 1:19 KJV
[19] For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,
Not the Old Testament use of things and ceremonies
We lift our hands without fault
1 Timothy 2:8 KJV
[8] I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.
Our hands are holy, because we are
We present our bodies, which a living sacrifice,
Romans 12:1 KJV
[1] I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
Notice it’s not as, but it is, present means to “display or exhibit”, the true state of something
This is true worship, reasonable service
This is true worship
Christ gave us true worship…, it not what we do
But who we are which inspires what we do.

Any form of singing contrary to this is not true worship
Angels can’t dare such worship,
They don’t even have the knowledge and capacity
Hebrews 1:5 KJV
[5] For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?
They aren’t and can’t be sons
They worship as servants
Hebrews 1:6-7 KJV
[6] And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.
[7] And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.
They worship God in His son, as servants
They are seeing God in His son
1 Timothy 3:16 KJV
[16] And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
The term “Godliness” means “to come to for” its synonym for worship, service,
They see Him in the flesh, before now God was a mystery to Angels,
His plan was and still is
1 Peter 1:12 KJV
[12] Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.
They still long to see God’s revelation, only found in the gospel…

We are its stewards and we owe them to teach them
Ephesians 3:9-10 KJV
[9] And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
[10] To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,
Made known by the Church to the principalities and powers, beings,
We mustn’t be found singing “we join the Angels”
Or include Angels in our songs
Revelation 19:10 KJV
[10] And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
Worship God with the testimony of Jesus!
The spirit of all inspired words, the Old Testament.
Song writers should take note of this. So we won’t be aiding and abetting false worship, in our songs
We now stand and sing by Him, confessing His name
Hebrews 13:15 KJV
[15] By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.
His name is ours
Hebrews 2:11-12 KJV
[11] For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,

12] Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.
We are brethren, One Father, so we sing our identification in Christ, that’s true worship
Not like servants under the Old Testament
All the elements of worship in the Old Testament, the physical coloration have all been consumed
Hebrews 12:27-29 KJV
[27] And this word , Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.
[28] Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear
: [29] For our God is a consuming fire.
It’s now a new and living way
In Christ
We are now Sons in His glory
Hebrews 2:10 KJV
[10] For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
To see Angels in your worship and so sing is false humility and stepping on the wrong toes
Colossians 2:18 KJV
[18] Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,
Things from your fleshly minds
To see God as one with “power like thunder” or “lion the husband of pharaoh” means you refused to hear Jesus the Son
Matthew 17:5 KJV
[5] While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.
He reveals the Father
John 5:37 KJV
[37] And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.
John 1:18 KJV
[18] No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
Enough of nicknames and misrepresented badges or cultural appellations,
He is our Father, who is our God, vice versa
Not so to Angels or characters of the Old Testament
To worship with Angels will mean we come as Angels, lying against ourselves and deceiving ourselves,
We worship as sons
John 20:17 KJV
[17] Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.
Angels bowing before Him as what? They don’t even know Him
We do
He’s our Father
So let’s worship Him as such
This is in spirit, which is reality
Seen this?
Let me know
I call you blessed

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