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// Worshipping God In Spirit And In Truth Like Jesus Says: John 4:23-24* 8K+ ↓↓   ↓

Jesus Christ says: "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 King James Version).

"In spirit" does not mean "in the attitude" or "in the mind-set". When Jesus talks about the spirit, he's not talking about something comparable to "team spirit" or "school spirit". He says God is a spirit, and we must worship him in spirit. He's talking about the Holy Ghost (also known as the Holy Spirit). He is talking about how the Father (God) want's people to worship him in agreement with the Holy Ghost upon them. "I [John the Baptist] indeed baptize you with water unto repentance. but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he [Jesus Christ] shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire" (Matthew 3:11 King James Version).

Sadly, it appears that the majority of people who call themselves "Christian" in these end times have no actual interaction with the Holy Ghost, because something has kept Jesus from baptizing them. Something is keeping the Holy Ghost away. Perhaps it's lack of belief in it's existence (other than what they read about documented in the Bible). Perhaps it's blasphemy. In Matthew 12:25-33, Jesus himself defines what blasphemy against the Holy Ghost is. It's accusing it of being evil. The Holy Ghost is still active today, and there are apostles of Jesus Christ who have various interactions with it that are comparable to the book of Acts in the Holy Bible. But many conservatives are condemning and rejecting any sort of supernatural acts (mostly because they do not know the Holy Ghost). Thus, they perhaps are keeping the Holy Ghost away from their life because of rejecting it. It is right and true to be very concerned and cautious to do what Jesus tells us; to take heed that no man deceive us. There are false things working, but not everything supernatural is of the enemy.

Others, who call themselves Christians are living in sin, and violating God's laws, ways and paths. "Jesus loves everybody" is what I was told by a fornicator / adulterer woman who I was trying to minister to. She rejected my attempts to warn her about the danger of her sin. She may claim to know and have accepted Jesus, but she is unsaved and will not receive the Holy Ghost unless her life makes a complete Christian transformation.

Others who do not have the Holy Ghost upon their life believe that they do, because some preacher told them that because they believe in Jesus, they have it. That's not the truth. There is a difference between those who believe in Jesus, and those who believe in Jesus and are baptized by Jesus with the Holy Ghost. *Read the beginning of Acts 19 for a Biblical example of this.

The point is, many people go into church on Sunday, and they do what they believe is worshipping God. Some of them are worshipping God in spirit (with the Holy Ghost upon them), and some of them are not. In John 4:23-24, God has made it clear what he wants.

"In truth" means allot of things. In order to have true worship of God, a person must be accepting of the truth of God. The Holy Bible teaches us the truth: There is only one God: "Thou shalt have no other gods before me." (Exodus 20:3). There is only one way to Heaven: "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father [GOD], but by me." (John 14:6). There is only one who can help us interact with God: "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus" (1 Timothy 2:5). There is only one who can lead us: Jesus Christ says "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." (John 10:27-29). The Holy Ghost comes only through one, and confirms / teaches only about one: Jesus Christ says: "But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you." (John 14:26). In the Good Shepherd parable, Jesus Christ proclaims that he is the shepherd, and Christians are the sheep, and that his sheep will not follow the voice of another (religion) "...the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers." (John 10:4-5). King James Version!

Living "In truth" is the way of proving a persons acceptance of the truth. If a person goes to a church and acts like they are a saved Christian worshipping God, yet they are a desolate sinner putting on a lying act, God doesn't like this. That's why he warns about the condemnation of liars.

To be able to fulfill Jesus' word about worshipping God in Spirit and in Truth is one of, if not the most vitally important goal a person could have for their own life. If they achieve this, it means that they have been sealed by God, and that they are on their way to Heaven. One of the main things Jesus has tried to make clear to us is that after this life, our real life begins. After this life, there is Heaven with God, or hell with the enemy. The truth is the truth whether someone believes it or not. Amen.


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