Season of Restoration and of New Beginnings!
Welcome to Inward Jew Nation in Christ Communiqué! Tuesday,October 18, 2016
Sensitizing U: About our FaithWe, the Inward Jew Nation in Christ (Guyana, South America) believe in a single (Monos) God, the Father of all and Most High God, who is a divine Spirit. [John 4:23-24] Yahweh changes not…. [Malachi 3:6] Again, “God is not a man, that He should lie; neither the son of man that He should repent.” [Numbers 23:18-19]
The religious beliefs and practices and the way of life of the Inward Jew Nation in Christ, Guyana, South America is known by us as In-Jewism. We are a nation. [1 Peter 2:9-10]
INJEWISM: was coined from the term “Jew inwardly”+ism. (Romans 2:29) And our belief in a single God (Monotheism) is also characteristic of InJewism. The monotheism that characterizes InJewism, with origin in Guyana South America, is our recognition and acceptance of Yahweh our Creator of the Universe as the single object of worship: and “though there be that are called gods, to us there is but One God, the Father, for whom we live and serve, through Christ His Son. [Deuteronomy 6:4-9; 1 Corinthians 8:5-6]
Moment of Inward Change Coffee/Juice Chat
Beloved Readers, I bring you warm Redeeming Luv Greetings with peace and hope, in Christ. May Yahweh minister to all your needs through Christ our Lord. I am not sure what your time of day might be, but I invite you to share a moment with us together at this Twenty Fourth Moment of Inward Change Coffee/Juice Chat.
Let us continue to pray for Haiti, St. Lucia, Bahamas and Florida and the countries that were hit with natural disasters in 2016 so far, as well as, the survivers of the deceased families, and for the improvement of the conditions under which they now live etc.
Beloved, this is an entirely new approach to my outreach program, so welcome to our Twenty Fourth Moment of Inward Change Coffee/Juice Chat. Please reach for your Bible (Sword) and your preference drink, and let’s take some sips before we get the ball rolling. … … Ok, here we go.
My Scripture Text:
“And the Lord (Yahweh) passed by before him, and proclaimed, the Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering and abundant in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and upon the children’s children, unto the third and fourth generation: And Moses made haste and bowed his head toward the earth and worshiped,” Exodus 34:6-8.
The New Testament Worship is Worshiping Yahweh our Father in the “Holiest,” made possible by the blood of Christ: Abiding in Him, Walking the Walk, and Talking the Talk!
Beloved, God the Father, of our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ, is the only one true living God, with Supreme Divinity – Godhead, who reigns in the heaven and the earth; and there is none other besides him. [Deuteronomy 6:4, Jeremiah 10:10; Psalm 103:19, John 17:1 & 3] Let us give Him praise! Hallelujaaaaaaah!!!
Worship―inner worship, is actually a total life response to Yahweh, our Creator, in the way He seeks and desires. It is done spontaneously, and must be “in spirit and in truth” [John 4:23 & 24,] by an individual believer, or by a corporate gathering, namely, the body of Christ―, the Church. Worship is an act of obedience through the sacrificial offering of one’s self to Yahweh, through Christ, in response to His love and grace, and because of who He is, (Romans 12:1; 1 Peter 2: 9-10). It is the offering of “the sacrifice of praise to Yahweh continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to His name.” [Hebrews 13:15-16] Also, true worship involves giving to the poor in the Body of Christ, and then to others outside the Body of Christ, as led by the Holy Spirit.
Whom to Worship and Obey
Abiding in Christ, walking the walk, talking the talk, and having “boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, by the New and Living Way, which He hath consecrated (set Apart) for us… according the pure Word of God: we, the Inward Jew nation in Christ, and all who have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered” us, [Romans 6:16-17] know whom we worship and obey. Whom we worship is very important because this determines whether, or not, we are worshiping Yahweh, the one true and living God. We can sincerely believe that we are worshiping the Creator, who made the heaven, the earth, the sea, and the fountains of waters, when in truth and in fact this may not be so. Let us draw inspiration from the scene around the throne of Yahweh in heaven.
The scene around the Creator’s throne, which John saw while in the spirit, gives us a mental picture and a sound understanding of the heavenly pattern of worship, and who is to be worshiped. In Revelation 4:8 we read, “The four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come.” Subsequently, in verse 10, “the four and twenty elders fall down before Him that lives for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne saying, in verse 11, “Thou are worthy, O Lord to receive glory and honor and power; for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.”
Again, in Revelation 5:1-2, & 8, “And I saw the right hand of Him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seals. And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof? ….And when the Lamb took the book out of the right hand of Him, who sat upon the throne, “the four beasts and the twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps and golden vials full of odors, which are the prayers of saints.” Further, in verse 11, John heard millions, which comprised angels, living creatures, and the elders saying, in verse 12, “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing.”
It is noteworthy that after the announcement in Rev.11:15, that the four and twenty elders, who sat before Yahweh, fell upon their faces, and worshiped Him, saying: “We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, which was, and art to come; because thou has taken to thee thy great power and hast reigned.” In verse18, “And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou should give reward unto thy servants the prophets and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great: and should destroy them which destroy the earth.”
Again, in Rev. 8:13 we read, “Every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as in the sea, and all that are in them heard John, said, “Blessing and honor and power be unto him that sits on the throne and unto the Lamb forever and ever.” That being said, the four living creatures agreed with John’s act of acknowledgement and praise when they said “Amen.” Subsequently, in verse 14, these creatures together with the twenty-four elders “fell down and worshiped Him that lives forever and ever.”
We can see therefore that the Creator ensures that we know whom to worship by showing John, the apostle, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ, who is worshiped in heaven so that we, the Church, on earth can adopt, and practice same. The conclusion here is that God the Father is worshiped through the Christ His Son so when the Father is worshiped, the Son is worshiped also. Praise the Lord.
His Way of Worship
Knowing that we must worship the Creator of heaven and earth is one thing. Worshiping Him according to His way and in all sincerity of heart and purpose is another. In the Book, 1 Sam.15: 22 the question was asked,
“Hath the Lord … great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams”
To worship the Creator the way He requires depends on how much we love Him, and know Him. “If you love me, keep my commandments (words).” What the Lord requires of us, is His way of worship – the worship He respects and desires. The way we worship our Father, the Creator, has serious consequences therefore we should ensure that our worship is done according to the scripture. Know that our Creator, the Father, of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, seeks and desires persons to worship Him in Spirit and in truth [John 4: 23], because He is a Spirit, and He is absolute truth. Therefore in terms of worship, and in everything we do, He is worthy of the best, and He would settle for nothing less.
Yahweh respects the worshiper and his offering when the worshiper and his offering meet His requirements, and desire. For example, in Gen.4: 3 we read: “Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord.” In verse 4, “And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering.” In verse 5, “But unto Cain and to his offering he had no respect.” Abel’s worship and offering was not accepted by Yahweh because (1) he did not do his utmost to please Him, by meeting his requirement of worship, (2) he was unrepentant towards Yahweh and (3) “sin” lieth at his door. Cain was jealous of his brother Abel and He killed in the field. In the book of Hebrews 11: 4 we read, “Abel’s sacrifice was described as “a more excellent way.”
The importance of His way of worship was spelt out plainly to the woman of Samaria by Jesus the Christ, during His discourse with her at the well at Sychar―a city of Samaria. After first pointing out the error of the Samaritans concerning their concept, and place of worship, Jesus the Christ simply said to her, “Ye worship ye no not what, we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.” [John 4: 22] In verse 23, He said, “But the hour has come, and now is when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeks such to worship Him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.”
Similarly, today our heavenly Father ensures that whosoever will, may worship Him and Him alone, in the way He both chooses, and respects. To ensure that the individual believer and the body of Christ worship His Father, Jesus left us a pellucid explanation of our Father’s way of worship, when He said to the woman (a type of Church that would obey His Words):
“Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, (He referred to the time of Reformation, after He would have been crucified, resurrected and ascended to His Father) when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem worship the Father. Ye worship ye no not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the 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.” [St. John 4: 21-24]
Beloved, concerning His way of worship, the Apostle Paul after introducing Epaphroditus, the bearer of his letter to the Church at Philippi, in a serious note, warned the Church again to “beware of dogs,” “evil workers,” and also those who wanted to circumcise them after the flesh–all being the practices of a community of religious worshipers, who worshiped anything else, but our Creator― who made heaven and earth, the sea and the fountain of waters. We need to teach others God’s way of worship as a way of life, lest they become vulnerable to idol worshiping.
However, in Philippians 3: 3 Paul attested that, “we are the circumcision, which worship God in the Spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in flesh.” The circumcision he referred to was the circumcision of the heart.
Again in his defense before Felix, governor of Caesarea, Paul, the Apostle, made a public confession of the way he worshiped. In Acts 24:14 we read, “But this I confess to thee, that after “the Way” which they call heresy, so worship I God of my fathers, believing all things that are written in the law and in the prophets.”
The Way to the Father is through Christ Jesus. In John 14: 6 Jesus declared, “I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. “ So When Saul of Tarsus found the “Way,” after he met his encounter with Christ on the road to Damascus [Acts 9: 1-9] Paul, the Apostle, worshiped Yahweh, the God of His fathers, through Christ. And through his personal experience and conviction, he preached the Good News of Christ, both to the Jews and the non Jews.
There should be no denial or doubts that the Apostles and the Saints of old did not worship God, the Father, through Christ― “the Way.”
Beloved, individual believers and the body of Christ today, need to return to the original state of worship―inner worship, spontaneous worship, that is, worship in spirit and in truth, to the honor and glory of God, the Father.
As the messengers of Revelation 14:6 -10, I urge individual believers and people everywhere to:
“Fear Yahweh and give glory to Him, for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship Him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of water. In verse 8, Babylon is fallen, is fallen … If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive the mark on his forehead, or in his hand, in verse 10, the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of His indignation; and he shall be tormented in fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb.” In verse 12, here is the patience of the saints; here are they that keep the commandments (words) of God and the faith of Jesus.”
Renounce outer forms of worship! Practice worship in spirit and in truth!
Renouncing outer worship and all other forms of it in Jesus’ name, and ensuring that: (A) we worship Yahweh is in spirit and in truth, through Christ our savior and Lord, (B) we offer “the sacrifice of praise to Yahweh continually, that is, “the fruit of our lips giving thanks to His name,” and (C) the giving of charity to those in genuine need within our Community first, followed by ministering to the genuine needs of others outside of our Inward Jew Nation in Christ Community,― as led by the Holy Spirit is true, genuine worship, which is pleasing in the sight of Yahweh our heavenly Father. [John 4: 22-24; Hebrews 13:15-16]
Beloved Readers, with this boldness we have received from the valued Word of God in this post, let us by faith enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, by the New and Living Way, which He hath consecrated (set apart) for us, through the veil, that is to say, His flesh, in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Well, our time is up
Well, our time is up. It was a pleasure sharing with you spiritual things on Moment of Inner Change Coffee/Juice Break. See you at our next MIC Coffee Break Chat, with Redeeming Luv. May God richly bless you. Shalom.
In His love and newness of Spirit,
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