NKJV - 24 "God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."
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“Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile" Those who worship the lord in spirit and truth are Christians. The true worship is that of the heart and not of or at any particular place. ► John 4:18-24 Christ revealed the Samaritan woman that she has 5 husbands (one at a time though).This revelation is by the Holy Spirit's gift of knowledge (1Cor. 12:4- 11). He could see her past and read her thoughts, as He did others (Mt. 9:4 12:25; Lk. 5:22; 6:8; 11:17; Jn. 2:24- 25). The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet. The knowledge about her past life startled her and she concluded that He was a prophet with power. She quickly changed the subject lest he expose more of her life. She said, our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. "Alexander the Great" who gave him permission to build a temple on Mt. Gerizim for Samaritans like the one in Jerusalem (for Jews). He built it for his son- in- law, Manasseh, and made him High Priest. The Samaritans established rival worship to Jerusalem and accepted the Pentateuch as their Bible (Josephus, Antiquities, Book 11, 8:2). The great controversy between Jews and Samaritans was whether to worship on "Gerizim" or "Moriah". Since Christ's words proved Him to be a prophet, the woman seized upon the opportunity to have this question answered. Jesus said to her, Woman, believe me, Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” The 6th New Testament prophecy in John (Jn. 4:21- 24, fulfilled). The answer embodies a great principle, that true worship is that of the heart and not of or at any particular place. But we goto Church for the fellowship with believers. Nothing else. Worship The Lord in your heart in SPIRIT and truth at home or work place or while traveling or at Chruch or anywhere!
Worshiping God in spirit means we worship Him from the heart. Remember the first and greatest Bible Commandment that Jesus gave?... Mark 12:30...'And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.'
To worship "in spirit and in truth" requires an individual to be alive in their "spirit" and to "know" that which they are worshiping. We are born dead in sin; our "spirit" does not operate. We must be born again as John says earlier - born of the spirit. Once the Father has made us alive we now must set ourselves to "knowing" that which we worship. Jesus said, "I am the way, the TRUTH and the life...". It is made clear in Johns' gospel that we are to be made alive (born again) by believing and receiving Jesus and we are to worship Him irrespective of our surroundings and/or culture. There remains no particular place or ceremony from which we must worship Him. T can be accomplished apart from those particulars.
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