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BIBLE STUDY : Is There A Wrong Way To Worship God?

That is a really good question! The answer depends on who YOUR God is… if you have one; and whether you believe that GOD requires mere mortals like us to worship him – and to worship Him correctly. So, tell me; just who is your God, and how does He expect you to worship him?

I will tell you up right up front. That I am a worshipper of the Great Creator God of the Bible, and I hope you are too! I believe that anyone who worships any other god, or those who do not believe in the existence of God, are very ignorant (dumb on purpose) people (Isaiah 43:10-15 / Ephesians 2:8 / 1 John 4:1 / Isaiah 45:5 / Ephesians 4:4-6 / Acts 4:12 / Revelation 19:16 / 1 Corinthians 8:6 / Acts 10:43 / Psalm 14:1)!

Bible Study Instructions: One Nation Under God Ministries (www.onug.us) publishes and distributes weekly Bible Studies, worldwide – free of charge, to anyone who requests them, in both printed and electronic formats. Our Studies are intended to be a simple and fun way to learn the Scriptures, and are very easy to follow! We adhere to Jesus Christ’s Biblical instructions to teach and feed the flock of God portions of meat in due season, on weekly Sabbaths, and on the seven annual Holy Days throughout each calendar year (Luke 12:42 / Isaiah 28:9-10 / Matthew 13:52). Using both the Old and New Testaments, our Bible Studies are designed to present a premise, make a statement, or ask a question – followed by one or more Scriptural references. Just look up and read from your Bible the Scriptures listed. Comments following questions elaborate on the Scriptures you just read. Pray always before beginning any study of God’s Word, asking God to open both your eyes and your mind to His Truth; then Prove everything you read, is in fact the Truth, by comparing it to The Word of God (1 Thessalonians 5:21 / 2 Timothy 3:15-17). Then use the Biblical System of Checks and Balances, and SEE if both Jesus Christ, and the First Century Church of God Apostles – also Did, Said, and Taught these SAME THINGS (Galatians 1:1-12, 5:25 / 1 Peter 2:21, 25 / 1 John 2:3-6)! That’s all there is to it! Our Bible Studies are based on the King James Version, unless otherwise stated. We will be praying for your eyes to “see” (Matthew 13:11-17); and we are always available to answer any of your questions! Be Blessed, in Jesus’ Name! - One Nation Under God Ministries (www.onug.us).

Some people worship stone or wooden gods, or flesh and blood gods, or gods that command their followers to kill others who believe differently than they do. Others still, let their career, an athletic sport, or their physical possessions become their gods (Isaiah 44:6-20). I have seen others worship drugs and alcohol as a god, giving their lives and their minds over to their command; some even sacrificing unto death their life to a mere physical substance! The sad fact is, we were created for so much more!!!

God’s Word tells us that in addition to worshipping false God’s, we can wrongly worship the True God, the wrong way or with the wrong attitude (Ecclesiastes 5:1-7 / Matthew 15:1-20 / Mark 7:5-9 / 1 Corinthians 1:20, 3:19). God calls us to remember His Word, to turn from false gods and vain methods of worship, and return to Him as His people (Isaiah 44:21-28 / Ephesians 5:1, 7-18 / 2 Corinthians 6:14-18).

God calls us to come out from an evil world to reject all of its ways, and to be separate. But have you noticed that an evil world that rejects God, still cannot reject Him completely?

Have you ever wondered why - when people swear, they take the very name of Jesus Christ or God in vain (Exodus 20:7 / Deuteronomy 5:11 / Leviticus 19:12)? Why do people who don’t believe in God, use His Name in exclamations? Why does the television and motion picture industry go out of their way to repeatedly show us people fornicating, while at the same time using God’s name inappropriately? Satan will make sure that this world and its people, do all that is displeasing in God’s sight (Psalm 139:20)!

Did you know that you can tell a lot about someone, and how they worship their god; just by how they keep and reconcile time? It’s a pretty amazing concept!              

Why has most of the world, for the last two millennia, measured time in years, from B.C. (“Before Christ”) and A.D. / “Anno Domini” (translated from medieval Latin as, “In the Year of our LORD”)?

The short answer is because something amazing happened 2020 years ago, that’s why (Luke 2:11)!!! But a slightly longer and more correct answer (which we expound on in great detail in our other Bible Studies [www.onug.us]), is because Satan likes to mess up the things God has set in order (Daniel 7:25). Satan has inspired men like Julius Caesar (in 45 B.C.), to further distort the calendar God originally established; and to begin each new year in the dead of winter on January 1st – usually with drunken wild parties.

This practice of date change, a new year beginning on the first of January, was considered “an ancient mistake” by the early Catholic Church, at the Council of Tours in 567 A.D.; mostly because the old pagan, wild orgies were still happening in celebration of this date. The Council declared that the January 1st New Year should be abolished; but that change didn’t last very long!

In 1582 A.D., Pope Gregory XIII “reformed” Caesar’s calendar (or what was called the Julian calendar) with his Gregorian calendar (which most of us know today). A major point of this “new” calendar was a return to the first day of January (originally ordered by Caesar) as the start of the Church’s New Year.

Pope Gregory’s time keeping was a source of major conflict with the new Protestant Reformers and tract writers, who were now reading their Bibles to “prove all things” (1 Thessalonians 5:21). They began to call the Pope, the “Roman Antichrist”; and claimed the real purpose of the Pope’s new calendar was to prevent the church from knowing and worshipping God, on His commanded  Holy Days (Exodus 31:12-18 / Leviticus 23:1-44)! And it actually worked! You and I are living proof!

Most of the people alive today, who call themselves Protestant denomination Christians; probably have never been taught their denomination’s true history! They probably have never heard that from the time of John Wycliffe (the first person to translate the complete Bible into the English language, which was completed by 1382 A.D. – over a hundred years before the Reformation began in Germany), right up until the Pope reinstated Caesar’s pagan calendar for the Catholic church, in 1582 A.D.; that hundreds of thousands of people, all across Europe were again obediently keeping the seven annual Holy Days of God, and the weekly seventh day Sabbath – because they could read for themselves, in the Word of God, that they were supposed to observe and keep them! Hundreds of thousands of people were again worshipping God in Spirit and in Truth (John 4:23-24), and were again using God’s True calendar (Genesis 1:14-19)!          

Even though Wycliffe translated the Bible from the Latin Vulgate, and not from the original languages of Hebrew (O.T.) and Greek (N.T.), he completed a very accurate translation.

Some Brief Bible Translation History:

Hebrew to Greek:

The original Scriptures of the Old Testament (O.T.) were first written in Hebrew; and the New Testament (N.T.) was first written in the Greek language (Read Isaiah 28:9-10 / Matthew 13:52 / Acts 17:11 / 2 Timothy 2:15 / 2 Timothy 3:16-17 / Romans 1:16). Both are intended for us to use today!

Greek:

Because Alexander the Great, had conquered the larger part of the known world, by 331 B.C.; the Greek language and culture were spread throughout his empire. Even after the Romans had taken over, as it still was in Jesus’ day; the common language throughout the Mediterranean world was still Greek. Many of the “lost tribes” (Matthew 10:5-7) had, even before the time of Christ, lost the ability to speak Hebrew. It was therefore necessary to translate the Old Testament Scriptures into the Greek language that was now in use by most of the known world.

The Septuaginta Interpretum (Greek: the translation of seventy interpreters, Roman: LXX (70), or the “Greek Old Testament”) was later known simply as the “Septuagint” or “Seventy”.

Legend has it; and I also found a version written in the Tractate Megillah of the Talmud Bavli (or Babylonian Talmud – a collection of documents compiled over the 3rd to 5th centuries A.D.) that the Greek King of Egypt, Ptolemy II Philadelphus,

“…once gathered 72 Elders. He placed them in 72 chambers, each of them in a separate one, without revealing to them why they were summoned. He entered each one’s room and said: ‘Write for me the Torah of Moshe, your teacher’. God put it in the heart of each one to translate identically as all the others did.”

Philo of Alexandria, who relied extensively on what would become known as the Septuagint (Greek Old Testament), said that King Ptolemy wanted an accurate translation of the Bible for inclusion in the famed Library of Alexandria; so he selected six scholars from each of the 12 tribes of Israel. It is quite possible that the Torah of Moshe (Torah of Moses), referred to above by King Ptolemy II, was not the entire Old Testament that we have today; but was rather what is known as the “Pentateuch”, or the Five Books of Moses (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy). 

Regardless, we do know that two hundred years later; what would become known as the Septuagint Bible (they rounded 72 to 70, by 430 A.D., and many, many years later - dropped the “a”!!!) was used by our Lord Jesus Christ, the Apostles, and the early first century Church of God. It played an important part in spreading the Gospel to the Greek speaking world, giving people an Old Testament in a language they could both read and understand!!! God has always been very involved in the spreading of His Word, in the various translations and in all of its many distributions throughout the known world; as it would be impossible for God’s Message to be spread, if He allowed errors to creep into its promulgation (Matthew 5:17-19 / Psalm 111:8 / Isaiah 40:8, 44:26 / Matthew 24:35 / Luke 16:17, 21:33)!

It is also interesting to note, that the subject of our Bible Study today, “Is There A Wrong Way To Worship God?” was very much on the mind of Moses! Let’s read Deuteronomy 31:24-30 and see this for ourselves.

Latin:

As time passed, the Eastern part of the Roman Empire continued to speak Greek, but the Western part increasingly spoke Latin. The need for a Latin Bible arose and many translations were completed. The most famous of the Latin translations was done by Jerome in 404 A.D. He was a great scholar who could also read and write Greek and Hebrew (which he learned from Jewish rabbis when he studied in Palestine). Jerome’s translation of the Bible became known as the Latin Vulgate (or the “Latin Common” because it was translated into the common language of the people. The Latin Vulgate translation would become the official Bible of the Roman Catholic Church for the next 1000 years.                       

English:

The Latin Vulgate was the translation John Wycliffe used in 1382 A.D. “If any error seem to be found in them, the error is due to human ignorance. Nothing is to be believed that is not founded upon this Book, and to its teachings nothing is to be added” – John Wycliffe (as quoted by Schaff, History of the Christian Church, Vol. VI, p. 340).

German:

Martin Luther, who began his “back to the Bible” movement in Germany in the early 16th century, realized most Germans could not understand Latin. He wanted an open Bible for all; and so did an excellent job of translating Jerome’s Latin Vulgate, into the common German language Bible, for which he is renowned for - to this very day!

“It is no small miracle how God has so long preserved and protected this Book; for the devil and the world have been sore foes to it...let us not lose the Bible, but with diligence, in fear and invocation of God, read and preach it...Oh! How great and glorious a thing it is to have before one the Word of God!” – Martin Luther (from "The Table Talk of Martin Luther" translated by William Hazlitt).

Although Luther seemed to welcome the Bible as the inspired Word of God, he and other Reformation leaders, such as John Calvin, were intense on steering the masses back to the Catholic Church’s sun god day, the first day of the week; and away from God’s Biblically revealed True Sabbath day, the seventh day of the week!                   

Luther and Calvin on the Sabbath:

Taken from “Redeem The Time – The Puritan Sabbath In Early America” by Winston Solberg:

Luther criticized the Sabbatarian Carlstadt and certain Anabaptists for their Judiazing of Sunday: "that if Sunday were anywhere made holy merely for the day's sake or its observance set on a Jewish foundation, 'then I order you to walk on it, to ride on it, to dance on it, to feast on it, to do anything that shall remove this encroachment on Christian Liberty' " (p.17).

Calvin "regarded the external observance of the Sabbath rest as a Jewish ceremonial ordinance and no longer binding on Christians." He said of Sabbatarians, that they "surpass the Jews three times over in a crass and carnal Sabbatarian superstition" (p.19).

For very practical reasons, Calvin wished to retain a stated day for rest and worship. "When Spirituals taunted Protestant as Judaizers for still keeping Sunday, Calvin replied that they celebrated it not scrupulously (This where we get the term “scruples” from. Calvin’s meaning was that he did not keep Sunday to maintain a precise or exact, moral or ethical standard…) but 'as a remedy needed to keep order in the church.' "Solberg notes also that "in Calvin's Geneva, citizens were free to amuse themselves after Sunday worship, and they did so with military drill and bowling. Calvin himself bowled on Sunday and was buried on a Lord's Day afternoon" (p. 19).

Remember, when reading the Word of God, you also need the Spirit of God; or you will reject the Bible’s very clear teachings (John 16:13 / Romans 8:7 / Matthew 13:11, 14-15 / John 15:15-16). The Word of God teaches the Plan of God - through seven annual Holy Days, and a seventh day weekly Sabbath. You actually have to first humbly accept God’s authority over you, and obey Him, BEFORE you begin to understand what God’s Plan is, and BEFORE you understand how He will bring that Plan to pass (Psalm111:10 / Isaiah 58:13-14)! You actually have to keep the very same Holy Days Jesus kept in the flesh, in order to begin to worship God, in the CORRECT WAY! This is what Jesus personally demonstrated to us, and what Jesus personally Commanded us to Follow (Matthew 28:20)!

Almighty God, His Word, and His Plans are very REAL; and Satan hates that! Satan will do what he can to mess up what God has set in order; but in the end, Satan’s minor disturbances won’t matter very much! That’s because we are Heirs with Jesus Christ, in the soon coming Kingdom of GOD, which will be implemented worldwide upon this earth at the Return of Jesus; and that’s when those of us who have learned to worship The Father – in Spirit and In TRUTH, like Jesus said we must (John 4:22-24), will put on the Glory of spirit bodies and rule forever with Jesus (Romans 8:12-25)!

Another Trick of Satan To Throw Us Off Track:

Recently, another change has occurred in our so called, “modern” way of date keeping! It happened with the recent substitution of B.C.E. (Before the Common Era) instead of B.C (Before Christ); and with using C.E. (Common Era) instead of A.D. (Anno Domini). Satan doesn’t want God, or the birth of Jesus Christ, to have anything to do with our modern time keeping systems (John 8:44)!

But what God has purposed to come to pass, WILL HAPPEN EXACTLY WHEN and AS God says it will; despite what men do to human calendars  (Romans 14:11 / Habakkuk 2:14 / Isaiah 11:9)! In fact, it was God’s original Plan that humans measure time from Creation, and that we used His Creation (the Sun, Moon, and stars) to reconcile days, seasons, years; and for Signs that God’s Plan was, and still is being fulfilled on this earth (Genesis 1:14-19 / Leviticus 23:1-44)!

“I will make known My Holy Name among my people Israel. I will no longer let My Holy Name be profaned, and the nations will know that I the LORD am the Holy One in Israel” (Ezekiel 39:7).

Believing in Almighty God is the smartest – FIRST THING – anyone can do in this life (Proverbs 13:20 / Mark 13:19-20)! Being OBEDIENT to Him is the SECOND (Revelation 22:6-7, 12-15)! Worshipping the True God, and worshipping Him Correctly is of Supreme Importance (Deuteronomy 12:32 / Revelation 22:14-15)!!! Satan knows he cannot keep the majority of people from realizing there is a Creator God; so he uses imitation religions to keep the masses, off track, and away from Real Truth!

God laughs at those “fools” who don’t believe in Him, and the wicked who choose not to obediently worship Him (Psalm 37:7-13 / Matthew 15:9 / Mark 7:7-8)! The instructions are right there, in your Bible, if you’d only read, understand, and do!!!

We Need To Get It Right Before God - We Need To READ The Instruction Manual (Jeremiah 10:1-5)! We should be learning the Way of The Lord; NOT learning the way of the heathen!!!

Those Who Are Lead By The Spirit Of God, Will Obey God! Those Are They He Calls “Sons”!!! We cannot be a Follower of Christ and “NOT” OBEY His Commands (Romans 8:14)! This verse defines a TRUE CHRISTIAN (see also Romans 8:9)!  A True Christian is one who has God’s Holy Spirit, and is led by God’s Holy Spirit!!!

And how do we get this Holy Spirit?

We repent (Mark 1:15) and believe in the ONLY Gospel.

Then we are to be baptized (Acts 2:38) for the remissions of sins; then we receive the gift of God’s Holy Spirit through the laying on of hands! God’s Spirit will then lead us in all TRUTH!

If we want to live forever, and have eternal life, as Jesus Christ promised us; we have to learn about God and actually “DO” what He says (John 3:9-12 / Proverbs 1:7 / 2 Timothy 3:14-17). This is impossible without having God’s Spirit within us!

DOES God care how we worship Him (Deuteronomy 12:28-32)?

Of Course He Does!!! He wrote down specific instructions for us in His Instruction Manual, He strongly cautions us to follow His Biblical examples; and NOT to change what GOD says are His methods and ways of human worship (Matthew 5:17-20 / Acts 2:37-42, 44, 46-47 / John 13:15-17  / Revelation 22:16).

“God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth” (John 4:24). God did not want us to re-invent the wheel; and He certainly did not want each person He calls, and each congregation in the Body of Christ, to invent its own form of worship (Romans 15:4-6).

We must certainly NOT add scriptures to the Holy Bible, or take them away by omissions or change (Revelation 22:18-21)! Doing so is an affront to who and what God is [1 John 5:7 was added to the Latin Bible many years after John wrote that book, by men who wanted to pervert the Truth of God! The entire Greek speaking world, with the original Greek language Bible, went into an uproar at this attempt to add the pagan triune God-head as a staple of Christianity! John 10:29-30, 36 (Not Three!), 14:7, 17:21]!!! The Real Godhead consists of ONLY of God the Father (Number One); and Jesus Christ, His Son (Number Two)! That’s it!!!

Jesus showed us HOW to worship and glorify THE FATHER, His Father and our Father God; not himself, neither the holy spirit (which is the power of God sent by God, to fill us, to empower us, to enlighten us, to make us His sons!). Notice: Matthew 10:20, 11:25-27 / Luke 11:13-14 (God sends us power, “His spirit”; and Christ used that power to cast out a demon “a spiritual personality and being” by the power or force, “finger of God”, which is the holy spirit) / Galatians 4:6-7 / Luke 10:21-24, 24:49 / John 14:15-18 (Jesus is saying here that “HE” will come to us through HIS POWER – the holy spirit!), 25-27; 16:6-15; 17:21-26 / 1 Corinthians 2:1-5, 9-14 / 1 Thessalonians 4:7-8).

God is the head of Christ. Jesus said or did nothing without God telling Him or Showing Him what to do (John 5:19-47). Did you see how everything that God or Christ have accomplished, and will do in the future – like raising the dead; is done by their power, “the spirit of God”? The Holy Spirit cannot speak, act, or think on its own! (Remember John 16:13-15). Since these things are so by the Holy Word of God, how is it possible that Jesus who has been given ALL power and authority except that of God the Father (John 16:15 / 1 Corinthians 15:22-28); could be led by the Holy Spirit (if it is a person) into the wilderness (Luke 4:1-4)? It is not possible that the holy spirit is a personality in the godhead! Jesus Christ is second only to the Father, and Jesus clearly articulates that He (Jesus) only follows the Father. It was the Father in Luke 4:1-4 that led Christ by His (the Father’s) Holy Spirit or POWER in the wilderness!

If we are going to learn to worship God in Spirit and in Truth; we must know who God is and who He is not! The spirit of God is “the power” of two spiritual beings: God the Father and Jesus Christ! Because it is only a “thing”; this POWER of God, and of Christ, is given to us to make us more like our heavenly Father (Isaiah 61:1 / 2 Corinthians 3:17). Jesus breathed on His disciples and gave them the Holy Spirit (John 20:20-23). Jesus did NOT have another deity inside him, which He expelled or regurgitated out of His mouth! Those who cannot overcome Satan’s lies about the holy spirit, sun day, and going to heaven; DO NOT yet know God – NOR WILL THEY come up in the First Resurrection (Revelation 3:20-22 / Matthew 19:28, 25:21 / John 16:33 / 2 Timothy 2:12 / Revelation 2:7, 26-29, 5:5, 10)!!!  

Jesus gave His disciples His Power, power to overcome Satan and sin, power to become Christ-like; by breathing His Spirit upon them, just like he gave Adam life by breathing on him (Genesis 2:7)! This power from God allows us to do some pretty remarkable things: Acts 1:8 / John 14:12 / Matthew 28:18-20 (in the name of the Father, and of the Son; and WITH the Holy Spirit – SEE Acts 2:38 & Ephesians 3:14-21 in order to make this clear! Galatians 3:27, we put on Christ by receiving His Holy Spirit) / Mark 16:15-20 / Galatians 4:1-7!!!

Jesus is one with God, and God is one with Jesus, and we ONE DAY SOON, also shall be one with God, and with Christ, through the POWER of God that is made available to us by the holy spirit (John 17:20-21). First we shall be one with Christ at His Second Coming (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18), then we shall be one with God the Father when the new heaven and the new earth appear (1,100 years after the Return of Christ to this earth! See Revelation 21:1-7)!!!

So Just How Do We Correctly Worship God in Spirit and in Truth? Let’s see what The Bible says:

- God is our source of guidance in worship (Jeremiah 1:23).

- We must pay our sincere and awesome respect, love, and fear to the God who created us (Acts 17:24-25 / Malachi 1:6).

- God decides our eternal destiny. We must make life altering decisions and changes with sound knowledge of the consequences (Philippians 2:12).

- God’s people obediently have His sign (Exodus 31:13 / Leviticus 23:1-4 / John 13:35).

- There are grave consequences for not understanding the timing and purpose of God’s Holy Days (1 Corinthians 11:27-29 / 1 Peter 1:15-16 / Mark 7:6-9 / Matthew 7:13-27).

- We must be reverent and have a healthy fear of God; giving Him Glory in our worship (Hebrews 12:28-29 / 1 Corinthians 6:20 / Psalm 89:7).

- We must acknowledge God’s calling and act upon it (James 4:8).

- Worship of God makes us, refines us into the image of God, it makes us Christ-like, renewing our mind (Philippians 2:5 / Romans 12:2).

- Worship shifts our focus from temporary, earthly things; to spiritual things that will last us through eternity (Colossians 3:2).

- We do not go to worship God “to get something out of it”; we should be going, congregating, on a Special Day – Holy to God, to acknowledge that God requires in us, a sincere desire to worship and honor Him, to humbly and obediently follow His instructions in all areas of our lives, and to grow in the knowledge and grace of His Word (Proverbs 12:15 / 2 Peter 3:18 / Matthew 10:37).

Let’s Look At Some Conditions Imposed On Us, By God, That Are Necessary If We Want To Worship Him Correctly: Psalms 8:1, 29:2, 95:6, 99:5 / John 4:21-24 / Deuteronomy 12:5-7 / Philippians 2:9-11 / James 4:8 / Revelation 5:9, 4:11 / Exodus 33:9-10 / Psalms 100:4 / Romans 12:1-2 / Galatians 2:20 / Hebrews 5:7.

God heard Christ because of His reverence of the Father. Do we reverence the Father? Do you know what “Reverence” means?

In the Old Testament, “reverence” occurs as the translation of two Hebrew words: Yare’ (pronounced yaw-ray’), which carries the meaning of “fear.” This word is used to express the attitude toward God Himself. “God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him (Psalm 89:7). “Ye shall keep my Sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the LORD, (Leviticus 19:30; 26:2). The thought being one of fear, awe and respect. The second word, shachah (pronounced shaw-khaw’), carries the meaning of “falling down” as in the prostration of the body. It is used to express the attitude and bearing toward another who is considered superior. “Then Bath-sheba bowed with her face to the earth, and did reverence to the king, and said, Let my lord king David live for ever” (1 Kings 1:31). Compare also 2 Samuel 9:6 and Esther 3:2, 5). The concept is one of rendering honor, submission and obedience!!!

In the New Testament “reverence” occurs as the translation of three Greek words, Deos, phobeo, and entrepo. Deos (pronounced de-os), which has the meaning of awe and Godly fear, is a feeling of profound awe and respect. Because of His majesty and holiness, God arouses a feeling of reverence in those who worship and serve Him. “Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear” (Hebrews 12:28).

The second word, phobeo (pronounced fob-eh’-o), carries the thought of being frightened or alarmed, by analogy to be in awe of or to have a deep and abiding respect. This word is used to illustrate the proper attitude of subjection that a wife should have toward her husband. “Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband” (Ephesians 5:33).

The third word, entrepo (pronounced en-trep’-o), sets forth the idea of a self evaluation of inferiority or superiority over someone else. In the consideration of reverence to God, the former always being the case. The mental imagery is of willingly setting the subject of consideration on a higher level, while placing oneself beneath. “But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son” (Matthew 21:37 / Mark 12:6 / Luke 20:13). “Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?” (Hebrews 12:9).

Is there a wrong way to worship God?

Yes!!! Every way, but the Right Way is a wrong way… and very few people can find the right way (Matthew 7:13-14, 21-23)!!! But God will always show the right way to those He calls to worship Him (Matthew 13:11-17)!!!

Some Divine Instruction In Worship:

Matthew 5:1-2, 6, 10-12 / Psalm 119:172 / Matthew 5:13-16 / Revelation 22:12-16 / Matthew 16:27 / Romans 2:6 / Titus 3:1-11 / Matthew 5:13-20 / Zechariah 4:6.

God will teach those He calls to Worship Him correctly… in Spirit and in Truth (1 John 5:2-3, 2:7, 15, 4, 3:22 / 2 John 1:6)!

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth (Genesis 1:1), and that very same Jesus who made all that there is, including you and I (John 1:1-5), is shining His Light on us! Those in Darkness will not comprehend these words, but you should (1 Thessalonians 5:3-9)! We are all the sons of light and the sons of day! God the Father has called us to worship Him in Spirit and in Truth! And so we shall… forever, and ever, and for ever (Revelation 3:11-13)!!! Amen!

We are honored that you joined us today, in the Study of God’s Word! We hope that you will join us again next week, and that you will continue to share what you have learned here, with others – at home, at work, and in your neighborhood (Matthew 28:18-20 / Mark 16:15-20)! May our Great God, Bless you and keep you, until then – in Jesus’ Name!!!

  •                                                                                                        Submitted by R.C. Brown III

One Nation Under God Ministries                                                                              www.onug.us

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God is calling YOU to be a follower of Jesus Christ, and the first century church, can you hear His Voice (1 John 2:6 / Matthew 11:29)? The Sabbath and Holy Days show us God’s Plan. When we keep these Holy Days we become the very Voice of God to this fallen world; we are in effect saying, by our actions on each Feast Day, “Come LORD Jesus, Come” (Revelation 22:12, 17, 20-21)!!! We are actually confessing Christ before men (Matthew 10:32-33)!

The faithful and obedient in Christ will always keep God’s True Holy Days and Sabbath; and will reject the pagan lies and substitutions of God’s TRUTH (Revelation 22:11-15)! God’s Holy Days are meant for Christians to ENJOY! They truly are FEAST DAYS, meant to be enjoyed by God’s elect everywhere, throughout time, FOREVER!!!

If you have never faithfully kept God’s seventh day Sabbath holy or God’s Holy Days, the way Jesus Christ did – in the flesh, and in the fellowship of other followers of the Son of Man; we invite you to obediently enter into God’s rest today, and to keep the Feasts of the LORD (Hebrews 4:1-11 / Leviticus 23:1-44)! Contact us to find out where we fellowship and worship God, in your area, on His Sabbath Days (Exodus 31:12-18). We would love to hear from you and help get you started! :o)

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”But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. I and my Father are one” (John 10:26-30).

Christians must learn to read the Bible, interpret the scriptures according to Biblical principles (Isaiah 28:9-10, / Matthew 13:52), and begin to apply the precepts they learn in their walk with God. Individual study is essential; coupled with fellowship times of group study, worship, and discussions of personal insights and observations.

We strive, each Saturday, to foster an open and welcoming atmosphere where Spirit led confirmation, clarification, questions, and correction can be made in the fellowship of other students of God’s Word.

One Nation Under God U.S.A. (www.onug.us) is working to unify the body of Christ in the worship of God the Father, in the way Jesus showed us to - in Spirit and in Truth! We strive to promote rediscovery of American History, and renew in current generations the Vision and the Covenant of our Founding Fathers.

One Nation Under God U.S.A. Ministries (www.onug.us)

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“And when He had called unto Him His twelve disciples, He gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease… And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.  Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses, Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat”                     – Jesus Christ (Matthew 10:1, 7-10).

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