Jesus stated, “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. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth” (John 4:23 & 24).
God is seeking true worshippers. Has He found that in us?
This scripture tells us what comprises true worshippers – those whose worship is directed to the Father and done in spirit and in truth. Worship that is “in spirit” is worship that involves and comes from our spirits, not from our minds or emotions. We are also to worship “in truth.” The Word is truth. Put the Word in your mouth when you worship Him. Rehearse what the Word says when worshipping. Also, when worshipping, rehearse what God’s Word has worked for you in times. Worship Him, reminding Him of all the things He’s done for you.
In praying with some minister friends of mine, the Spirit said, “A song will be given, and the glory will come, then the supply will come.” The glory contains all we need. The supply is in the glory. You get in the glory, and the supply is there. Worship brings the glory.
Dad Hagin said, “Before I start asking things of God, I take time to get in the Spirit.” Rachel Teafatiller, who was a woman of prayer, stated, “People pray, ‘Gimme, gimme, gimme.’ But take time to get in the Spirit, and it will already be ‘Gimme!’ ”
Hebrews 4:16 reads, “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and fInd grace to help in time of need.” The Amplifed translation of that verse reads, “Let us then fearlessly and confdently and boldly draw near to the throne of grace (the throne of God’s unmerited favor to us sinners), that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find grace to help in good time for every need [appropriate help and well-timed help, coming just when we need it].”
The place of obtaining is at the Throne, in His presence. We belong to the Throne. We are children of the Throne. We belong to royalty.
Heaven is a place of worship. It is an atmosphere of worship. To have a heavenly atmosphere around your life, do what Heaven does – worship. When we worship, we replicate on Earth the very same atmosphere of Heaven. Our worship draws Heaven. The angels on the earth long to hear worship, for that’s the flow of Heaven they participate in, and they long to flow in it on earth with us.
Acts 13:2 tells us, “As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said....” The atmosphere of worship is the atmosphere that the Holy Ghost speaks in. If you need to hear direction from the Spirit of God, minister to the Lord, worship Him. It will help you to hear Him.
Ephesians 5:17-19 instructs us, “Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.”
Dad Hagin gave us proper definitions of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. A psalm is a spiritual poem or ode that can be sung or spoken. A hymn is a song of praise directed toward God. A spiritual song’s content is revealed by the Spirit. As we take time to worship God and get in the Spirit, all of these come by the Spirit.
Years ago, God told me, “There’s a measure of My will you won’t get into unless you take time to speak in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs.” As you enter into psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, His will becomes more clear to you. Notice in the scripture that to not be unwise about the will of God for the revealing of your future is connected to psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs.
When I sing psalms in my private time, many times, something of the future is revealed to me. If I wouldn’t have done that, I would not have had those future things revealed to me. That’s what God meant when He told me that there was a measure of His will that I wouldn’t get into without speaking in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs.
In April 2006, God said to me, “The light that Brother Hagin brought about psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs is in danger of being lost. Emphasize that.”
Brother Hagin said, “We’re going to move into a place of spirituality we haven’t been before, but the way you’re going to get there is to learn to sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs – this is communing with God in your spirit.” He also stated, “Tongues gets you partway through the door, but psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs get you all the way through the door.”
Psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs will cause “the spirit of seeing and knowing” to operate, and then the power gifts (gift of faith, working of miracles, gifts of healings) will begin to operate. Jesus said, “I only do what I see My Father do.” He would see things in the Spirit, then go out and perform what He saw.
Paul said, “…I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also” (I Corinthians 14:15). Paul was a worshipper, and prison doors were opened.
As we worship God, increase will come to our lives and ministries, but once increase comes, we must not forget what got us there; we must not quit worshipping God and become occupied with the increase instead of being occupied with God.
Luke 4 tells of Jesus in the wilderness of temptation. One of the temptations He faced was when the devil told Him that he would give Him the power and the glory of the world if He would fall down and worship him. The devil wanted Jesus’ worship. (He wanted that before he was cast out of Heaven.) The devil knows that the one who is worshipped is the one invited to manifest themselves. Worship becomes manifestation.
One main reason God is seeking those who worship Him in spirit and in truth is because those are the ones who recognize Him and His ability. As they express their faith through their worship, He can then manifest His glory through them to bless humanity. He can’t flow through people the way He wants to if they don’t worship Him, because they don’t recognize what His presence and power will do.
Worship is the highest form of prayer, and worship is a flow of this revival. God is seeking those who will worship Him in spirit and in truth, for He knows they will be vessels that He can flow through to bless humanity. Let’s choose to not only have moments of worship, but to live a lifestyle of worshipping God.