Worship, What is Worship?

Worship

What is Worship?

“Definition of worship by Merriam-Webster
Entry 1 of 2)
transitive verb
1
: to honor or show reverence for as a divine being or supernatural power

intransitive verb
: to perform or take part in worship or an act of worship

worship noun
Definition of worship (Entry 2 of 2)
1
: reverence offered a divine being or supernatural power
also : an act of expressing such reverence
2
: a form of religious practice with its creed and ritual”

Worship
Is not limited to just singing.
Worship includes reading Scriptures out loud,
praying, fellowship, teaching & preaching the Word of God.

When government limits Church Worship, they are actually limiting all of forms of Worship.

“But in order that it may spread no further among the people, let us warn them to speak no more to anyone in this name.” So they called them and charged them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge, for we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard.” And when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding no way to punish them, because of the people, for all were praising God for what had happened. For the man on whom this sign of healing was performed was more than forty years old.”
‭‭Acts‬ ‭4:17-22‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“And when they had brought them, they set them before the council. And the high priest questioned them, saying, “We strictly charged you not to teach in this name, yet here you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and you intend to bring this man’s blood upon us.””
‭‭Acts‬ ‭5:27-28‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men. The God of our fathers raised Jesus, whom you killed by hanging him on a tree. God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins. And we are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.””
‭‭Acts‬ ‭5:29-32‬ ‭ESV‬‬

I wrote this on 7/18/2020,
May not be complete but still relevant.

Be Blessed

Discipling

Discipling a new born again believer should be a Priority.
They shouldn’t be allowed to fall to the waist side.
New Believer are like toddlers, who need to be shepherd.
When a church, lacks any opportunities to disciple new believers, you are dishonoring the Body of Christ.

Share A Dream from May 4-5, 2009

I want to share a dream I had 10 years ago, around May 5, 2009.

In the Dream my name was called 3 times; “Tabby, come here please, Tabby, come here please, Tabby, come here please.”

When I got there, a white door was open and the whole house inside & out was white. At the Door was Michael Jackson. He said to me, “finally you got here”. I laugh a little and said I was sleeping ( the dream happened after midnight).

We sat down, chitchat for awhile.

Then Michael gets down on his knees and he says will you forgive me and starts to list all his wrongs. I stop him and tell him he is asking forgiveness to the wrong person, you need to ask forgiveness to God & Jesus.

(Back story on this, since I was little, I’ve had repeated dreams were Michael & I was talking about God & Jesus and reading his bible. In one dream I remember where he was reading out of the Bible. He reads, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was a god. John 1:1” I told him Jesus was God not a god.)

He then repents and ask forgiveness(as he is doing this his head is in my lap crying his heart out) and want Jesus in his life. After this I told him he needed to be baptized.
He told me that I could do this, which I interjected because I wasn’t a pastor. Michael tells me, yes I was.
So we go upstairs and I fill up a garden tub full of water. He get in & I baptized him in the name and of the Father God, Jesus & Holy Spirit.

I told him now you have to tell, he calls his brother Marlon first, then Tito and he would tell the others later in the day.

I have share this with few family members & friends, they all stated, he received Salvation that night. May 5, 2009
He would go on the pass way on June 25, 2009

I would love your thoughts on this But Don’t be rude or nasty!

My Walk the Jesus

God has been speaking to me about this for months now…

When I was growing up and later as an adult coming back to the church.
I wish the church had taught me:
Who I was in Christ, my Identity
My promises I received as being a believer in Christ
What was the Yes’s are in Christ.

If I had been taught this from the beginning, my walk with Christ would have been so much easier.
Not saying there would be no trials, I would know and believe who I am in Christ.
Who I am and who I belong to and knowing my authority, are so much more important.
It would have been so much easier not to listen to the lies of the enemy.

But instead
I got taught
All the No’s and can’ts

My walk/relationship with Jesus has been and still hard as hell!
It’s a struggle some days
Sometimes I feel like I’m in the fiery furnace all by myself
I know I’m not to go on feelings but the Very Word of God, the Bible.
Still, I struggle with doubts.

As I’m typing this I have tears running down my face.
Thinking of all the people who are going through this too.

Church, stop teaching religion show us and teach us about a relationship with Jesus.
It not about my damn works and what I do!
It’s about what Jesus did on the Cross!

A Place At the Table…

I dream of a church where there is a place for me….
(A seat at the table)
That won’t look at me as a woman
but
As a Daughter of the Most High God!
A place that will disciple me,
To teach me on how to be the image and doer of Jesus
To teach me how to use the gifts that Papa God has place in me.
A place where I can serve!

So then,
In return, I can do the same!
This is how a church should be!!

No matter if you are male or female!