WORSHIP THE FATHER IN TRUTH
The scripture says in John 4:24 “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” We MUST worship Him in spirit and truth, (more about spirit in another teaching). Truth is a central attribute of our Heavenly Father. He has never told a lie, in fact He cannot lie. Absolute truth is the only way that He can communicate with you. It is hard for us as humans living in a fallen world to embrace the idea of someone that operates in total truth. The most honest person we know can tell a little white lie (whatever that is) if he believes the situation warrants it. A portion of Isaiah 45:19 says “—I, the Lord, speak the truth; I declare what is right.” If you do an in depth search of the word truth in a good concordance you will easily see that our Father only tells the truth and is indeed the Father of it. If we are born again we will want the same things as our Father God.
Every promise in the Word of God is for you and He will give it to you just as it is written. If we don’t receive a promise from the Lord, it is our fault not God’s. Because humans have a hard time accepting responsibility it is popular among Christians today when they don’t come up with the answer promised in the Word to say well God in His infinite wisdom has said no to our prayer. That simply is not true, if it is promised in the Word then if we learn how to receive it by faith it will be ours. Because God only operates in truth and with infinite wisdom and knowledge He won’t give us a promise that He can’t always answer just as it is written in the Word.
God’s truth in our life will cause us to always walk in victory and experience joy in our life beyond anything we could imagine. John 8:32 say’s “And you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.” It’s not just God’s truth it is the truth that we know and practice that makes us free. God wants us free of sin, poverty, sickness, fear, depression, poor relationships, well anything bad that plagues us. If we operate in the truth of God we will have all the blessings of our God available to us His children if we have received Him as our Lord and Savior. Satan would like us to believe that we cannot know God’s truth because we are mere humans and you know God is God. Of course we can know God’s truth that is the reason He inspired man to write the Bible, so we would have access to God’s truth and love. Paul said he was concerned that we be removed from the simplicity of Christ. “But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.” 2 Corinthians 11:3. The Holy Spirit inspired men to write the Holy Scriptures in simple easy to be understood language. I’m not saying that we can understand everything about Almighty God of course we can’t but we can understand the things God has revealed to us. Deuteronomy 29:29 says “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.” If it is written to us in the Word then it is ours and is to be received from the Lord. It pleases our Heavenly Father to see us receive His promises. John 14:13 says “And whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.”
Father God loves truth and we should to. The devil however does not operate in truth but in lies and deception. John 8:44 says “You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.” We either are of the truth or we are joined to a lie. God never deals in anything but the truth but satan only deals in lies and deception. Not only should we not lie to each other, we should only believe the truth. God’s Word is the only source of complete truth. The world system of doing things is a product of the fallen world and therefore is laced with lies. To prove this, just take a look at our political system. It is very rare to see a politician that consistently tells the truth. We must learn to love the truth even as our Lord does. If we will focus on the truth of God’s Word we will come to a place of trust in and love for the truth. We can only worship God in spirit and truth. Our first scripture said we must worship Him in spirit and truth. Our most important goal in life should be to come closer to our Lord and savior.
Matthew 6:33 says “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” The Lord only wants the best for you. All of His promises, commandments, etc. are for our benefit not His. Satan (the deceiver) has infiltrated the church and convinced many believers that God is some mean judge just waiting for us to mess up so He can punish us. The truth (that we been talking about) teaches us that Jesus paid our sin debt and God is not trying to catch you in a sin or some failure in your life. I’m not talking about looking for an excuse to let us sin, if we are born again we will not want to sin but will desire to please the Lord. Let’s get in the Word and search out the truth of His Word.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the truth of His Word be with you.