What is true worship:
Since I was young, God has told me he will pour out a revival of prophetic worship, holiness, knowledge, art, hippie-culture, parades of worship, new ideas of evangelism and radicalism. Worship is our greatest tool to manifest his presence, protection, contact with Heaven, declaration of truths, and is what most often leads to miracles. The Biblical Christian fills his heart, and mouth with worship constantly! Not through law, but through intimacy with the divine. For the fruit of the spirit is joy, and joy produce worship. And it has many forms. We will get to that.
Worship is proof of our validity, and the key to success. Worship is so important. Worship is above worldly time, and unites us with all past generations ascended to Heaven! Just think of how David`s psalms resound as in Heaven, and on Earth. Worship is above structure. Above tongues and languages. Above race. And foremost above worldly condition. The famous scientist Nicola Tesla once said that if you want to understand the nature of the universe, you must think in terms of vibrations. Even creation is a song. We sing the song of the Heavenly Scroll. God SPOKE the universe into being. Prophetic worship is very sacred, as it is taking part in the continual creation of what God is doing through the Source Field, which we discovered in my book ¨Love and Light – a new gospel from Jesus Christ.¨
Worship should be peace, joy and love at once. It`s tuning back to our creator`s song of creation over our life. Our lives are songs, and worshipping in spirit is a mighty gift that lets you tune into your higher will, and essence of being: What God is doing through you right now: Both through physical deeds, and spiritual proclamations. Remember: Every thought manifests. All creation is a vibration. Worship is a powerful tool.
Worship is our eternal state. What awaits us in Heaven; before God; where we take part in the One, to sing the One Song of continual creation of the universe. Worship is one`s breath resounding, and returning to the creator`s glory. Worship is necessary. All can worship in some form or another. All have talents. Worship is the joy of the spirit, but sometimes something we have to choose. Try waking up in the morning, and think of a good memory. Laugh a bit, go before His abundant joy, like a garden of flowers to a child, and shout hallelujah! Carry the sound of Heaven throughout the day, and smile to the world. Joy brings good fruit.
The Bible tells us to worship against even our flesh. For it is the proof of a constant eternal state that must not be broken; even considering the circumstance of our lives, jobs, peace, health etc. Remember: Peace, and joy of the world is because of a worldly state. But peace, and joy of the Lord is in spite of a worldly state. It is because we are divine heavenly citizens. His ways are not of this world. All will worship God.
Let`s open with some Bible verses. 1 Chorinthians 14:26 ¨What then shall we say, brothers and sisters? When you come together, each of you has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. Everything must be done so that the church may be built up.¨ Philippians 4:4 ¨Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say; rejoice!¨ Our worship is different from other churches. We worship with our own voice, and own lyrics; through dance, art, parades, in battle against darkness etc. Prophetic worship. We worship the beauty of God in nature. We also have worship songs where we give thanks to God for all he has done. We encourage members to step up on stage, and sing their own songs of thanks.
Forms of worship:
The Israelites had seven forms of adoration! I add an eight; soaking. I also encourage to worship through art, through whatever hobby, or life you have! This has become more popular, to which I rejoice.
It is important that our prophets, and teachers use their minds, and pray for wisdom like that of David and Solomon. After all: We should rejoice over having the richest religious-cultural-historical heritage of any surviving religion, even more so than the Jews and hindus; the day we open our eyes to the light of His new sun in this age. The age of ignorance is over. We should make church a serious business, and not a monetary culture of success-christendom, happening, and hobby christendom. What I call ¨circus church of Circe.¨ (She was a Greek goddess who poisoned her victims to eternal sleep.) Our church is rather a synagogue, a temple anywhere in nature, at work, or in your garden: A free playroom open for all these seven expressions of worship. But our worship is not limited to seven forms! We have more like f.i dancing, painting, and the pentecoastal tradition called soaking which was practiced in the Temple of Solomon. The Bible tells how David rested in the temple; being soaked in the Holy, light-spirited presence of God. The debth-healing emotional father-heart of God. Or the friendly intimacy with the Godhood.
It is boring to stand by your chair when you know your soul dances to delight the Lord as we do in heaven!
1) Yadah (yaw-daw’): This means to show reverence or praise with extended hands. The word pictures associated with the root words for this type of praise is shooting an arrow or throwing a rock. It literally means to extend the hands, or to shoot and arrow. Scriptures to reference: Psalm 42:5, The Dedication of The Temple in 2 Chronicles 7 uses this expression of praise (visualize Levites blowing the trumpets and calling everyone to worship and the “praise” that everyone is expressing is through standing and lifted hands). So when we share this with our people we get them to visualize a small child who wants to be picked up. They extend their hands high above their heads in a sign of surrender and desire to be held. You could also use the image of throwing or shooting your praise outwardly to God instead of holding it in. Have your people lift or extend their hands.
2) Towdah (to-daw’): This word is very similar to yadah, but has a slightly different flavor. It means to show agreement with by extending the right hand. In today’s society the closest thing we have is a handshake to seal a deal or pact. The idea is that it is usually associated with sacrifice (specifically things given up to show thankfulness to God). Scriptures to reference: Psalm 50:23 (the thank offering NIV, KJV uses the phrase praiseth) When we share this, we get them to visualize offering our thanks to God (and our agreement with His promises) by visualizing the extended hand. You could use a handshake, if so have people imagine they are shaking hands with God. Or you could have people lift their hands (similar to the yadah, but instead of surrender the underlying notion is thankfulness and agreement). Thomas comment: I always lift my hand in glory – giving thanks that his ways are with me, as I sacrifice my life for him - when exiting any place.
3) Barak (baw-rak’): This flavor of praise is one that we commonly see around altars. It means to kneel down. It means to bow low as a sign of adoration and reverence. It carries with it the idea of humbling yourself to a place that is lower than the recipient of your worship (God). Scriptures to reference: Psalm 95:6 (expresses this idea literally); Psalm 103 (uses the phrase “bless the Lord” to convey this expression) This one might be the most physically “uncomfortable” expression to have people do, but you can have people stand up and bow or kneel right where they are. I also like to have people think about a royal court of years gone by. Have them answer what would be the first thing you’d do before approaching the throne to have an audience with a king or queen. You would bow low as a sign of reverence and deference to their power. The same applies here: we bow and kneel to outwardly express our commitment to God`s greatness before all powers on Earth and Heaven. This may also be a sign of surrender, humbleness, and thanks for redemption of sin.
4) Tehillah (tel-hil-law’): This type of praise is singing, but not just any type of singing. It’s the singing that bubbles up from our hearts. It’s a spontaneous type of singing. These songs are unrehearsed and unprepared. They are straight from God to God through the pipeline of the Holy Ghost. Scriptures to reference: Psalm 22:3 (these are the types of “praises” that God enthrones or inhabits, which is interesting because it’s so specific: God literally lives in the SPONTANEOUS praises of His people!); Psalm 33:1 (this type of praise is “fitting” for God’s people, or it literally makes them “look good”); When Isaiah talks about trading garments of ashes and mourning for garments of joy and praise, the word praise their literally means SPONTANEOUS praises!) This is also a tough one to get people to just do because of the spontaneous nature of it. But you could have everyone on the count of three to stand up and just blurt out a praise to God! That would illustrate it. It would be coordinated, but each person would be “praising” spontaneously.
5) Zamar (zaw-mar’): This literally means to pluck the strings, to celebrate in song and music. This is the most common form of “praise” we have across the world in our churches. It’s just singing songs put to music. What’s neat about it though, is that it can also refer to JUST PLAYING, as well, although is usually translated as “sing praises.” It can be used with soaking inside the calm peace of his presence, imagining the ancient Israelites playing soothingly. Scriptures to reference: Psalm 150 (this psalm illustrates a picture of instrumental worship). A fun way to illustrate this is to have everyone clap together (playing their five fingered instruments!). There’s not much needed to illustrate this form of praise though, because it is so prevalent in our churches.
6) Halal (haw-lal’): This might be one of the most “fun” forms of praise because it requires one to step outside of “dignity” for a moment. It means to be clamorously foolish. To boast. To shine. This is the kind of praise that David exhibited when he danced for joy at the return of the Ark of The Covenant to Israel. It’s also the form of praise that prompted his wife to ridicule him for his lack of dignity. This is also where we get the word Halellujah from. It literally means “Praise the Lord” but even more literally it means to BE CLAMOROUSLY FOOLISH unto the Lord! Haha! I love it! It`s letting go of our pride, and being like children! This includes the Pentecostal ¨drunk in the spirit¨ worship of dancing, laughing, leaping, and twirling in the presence of the Lord, looking foolish to the world. But it also (and probably more accurately) includes the state of the heart before God. A heart that is turned towards God, not afraid to BOAST in and of God is a “halal” heart. I took this to heart as not being afraid to shout hallelujah in the presence of non-Christians, knowing that God is overjoyed. Halal is not only demonstrative praise, but can also be the force behind any of these other forms of praise. You can sing or shout or even play an instrument as a halal. Scriptures to reference: This word appears over 100 times in the Old Testament. 1 Chronicles 16:4 (there were actual appointed musicians to “halal” before the Lord); Nehemiah 12:24 (an example of call and response halal)
7) Shabach (Shaw-bakh’): Are you ready to get loud? Shabach means to address in a loud tone. It’s typically associated with freedom or triumph. But it’s more than just a loud shout, it’s the idea of putting everything you have into it. An attitude of wholehearted praise. This is often seen in afro-american churches with authoritative, and aggressive preaching. Declaring victory! Driving out demons! Scriptures to reference: Psalm 63:3-4 (We typically look at this psalm as soft cry of thirst in a dry place, but the words in these verses literally mean to SHOUT praises!) Shabach is simple to illustrate. Ask people to stand up and shout a phrase (Hallelujah or Praise the Lord works great) together on the count of three! Encourage them to view it as a wholehearted expression of praise. One of the best comparisons for this is the spontaneous, electric cheers and yells that fans at a sporting event utter when something good happens to their team.
8) Soaking While the term ‘soaking’ is a new way of referring to contemplative prayer, invented by the Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship, the Bible has much to say about spending intimate time communing with God. In the Twenty-Third Psalm, King David wrote of the shepherding heart of God who leads us into green pastures and restores our soul.
There are many scriptures that refer to these intimate times with God, the Holy Spirit, and foremost our saviour: Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with his mother; Like a weaned child is my soul within me. Psalm 131:2 Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still. Psalm 4:4 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him. Psalm 37:7 Matthew 11:28-30 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light. Isaiah 40:31 But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles. They shall run and not be weary. They shall walk and not faint. Soaking is beautiful. It`s resting because you are strong, or resting to become strong when you are weak. Soaking in the presence of the Lord opens up the heart to Divine romance and intimacy. It allows the Lord to show His love to you and you to fall in love with Him. Much as a married couple find that their love and intimacy deepen as they spend more and more time together, so our love for the Lord grows through intimate times of fellowship with Him. Soaking prayer can also be childlike and playful, like going to visit your best friend and just ‘hanging out’ together. Soaking prayer is an exercise of resting in God. Jesus called this ‘abiding in Him’.
Comments on worship:
Most of these 8 forms of worship are intwined in the revivalist-pentecostal form of liberal worship as led by the presence of his Holy Spirit. The Christian believe the reformational waves leading up to pentecoastal worship is biblical due to the seven ancient forms of worship, and that we are moving close to the 1st century-ministry, which this book is all about. We also believe speaking in tongues was practiced by the ancient prophet school attended by king Saul. We believe the current trend of soaking was practiced in the first temple as seen in King David`s psalms. We know that raising your two hands in 90 degree angles above your head is the oldest form of worship known to man, regardless of religion.
In our lives, and worship; we exalt each others beauty, qualities, frailties, and talents in God. We exalt the beauty of creation, and like to worship the creator in all things wherever we go as all things are created by his vibration, and give vibrations back to give Him praise, amen? To him be all the glory. We might say that humans are the mouth of creation; resounding worship back to the creator, which I find very beautiful. We are not pagan nature-worshippers. But worship of beauty, goodness in others, and beauty of nature is needed, and a next step of reformative waves; directing all honor to God. We see that Jesus was a nature philosopher, and I bet he praised the glory of God`s wisdom in creation. Might worship of mysteries of Christianity, the majesty of his deeds, and the beauty of creation be the next step in worship evolution?
God has spoken to me about how important it is to glorify God through glorifying the Saints, good deeds, one's true friends, beauty, nations, history, and make a broader spectrum of worship than it is today. The Creator should also be offered worship, and prayers in nature, celebrated outdoors, and if anything; be described through means of beauty e.g through creation expressing art etc to him. Even sex can be worship of God!
We believe we can all become equal to Jesus, although not the messiah, for Jesus is firstborn of the dead, yet says we will do greater things than him. Therefore, one should honor each other, and encourage, compliment, and adorn with beauty all our brothers and sisters. Worship one another like Virgin Mary said she would be worshipped, but never never do so in a sexual way. Praise only God in all you worship with the mindset of ¨I see the creator in you <3¨ remember;="" we="" direct="" all="" worship="" to="">3¨>
David even danced naked before all in Jerusalem when worshipping God. Such was his love as to shed all cloathes, and boundaries between him, and the divine: as worship is standing naked before God. There is no boundaries to the Holy Ghost, but this must of course never happen, as it would lead to temptation, but who knows? Haha, it would be glorious. Like a holy return to the garden. Never mind.
I say you wash your hands, feet, and head in holy water before worship, and prayer when entering church as is customary in the sacred baptismal tradition, roman tradition, as well as in Islam.
Mysteries of worship:
Worship is the levitation, and exaltation of the spirit. Worship is a gateway to God, and interaction where we pour out our innermost. Worship can reflect all emotions of joy, sadness, despair and bliss.
There is a mystical aspect to worship as the Bible says we are CREATED to worship. Halleluyeh! God made us to be his jewel in the garden! His very representation: so that we could see to that all creation honors God. God loves beauty, therefore I believe he made us so we can praise him for everything he has made. In praising each others good deeds, we worship God. Jesus calls us Gods, and his friends. Hallelujah?
All humans idolize, and worship either they are aware or not. God, Jesus, and His brotherly saints deserves worship, and not idols, musicians, movie-stars, politicians, and soap-opera stars. Give power back to the saints, and idolize them instead as a Holy Priesthood! A Christian belive in uniting, and reinstituting the church.
To live a happy life, one must breathe happiness, and take in good thoughts. The mouth speaks the heart. Living a good life means being thankful. The happier you chose to be, the happier you get. Worship is the way to go. Worship is being thankful, but sing what you feel. Feel freedom to worship, in worship, and off worship.
Worship can be all forms of music. Even metal, rap etc. Not all are the same. Chose to let your heart out before God wherever you go, and however you feel. One does not always feel like worshipping. All are different. But the Bible tells us to worship God under any circumstance. This is what pleases the Lord the most. All receive the same reward, as in the parable of the workers.
Do not agitate against your flesh to cause bitterness, and un-heartly worship, this leads to exhaustion in your spiritual life where sin, and hate can seep in. Worship is being in a spiritual place. To be inside your heart. God`s peace is not of this world. Pray for the power of God`s peace that is above all circumstance. Then say thanks to God. If one feel burdened by sin before worship, one should go and confess. Worship is holy. Never sing along a worship-song if it doesn`t reflect your person/heart. That would be lying.
Worship is a part of our eternity. What we will do in Heaven. Worship is growing closer to the everlasting. A journey of joy ascensding towards God.
We believe in intercessory power through liberal worship service like f.i war dancing, colour dance, flag dancing, extatic dancing, laughing in spirit, moaning in spirit, and even screaming in spirit as long as it is room for it in the congregation, and it doesn`t upset the greater audience, or overall church-mentality! In example: During church service, worship, and if the holy spirit fills the room, and too many people worship in intercession, glorification, or to heal: Split up in prayergroups! Pray, and worship spontanously as one is not to keep the holy spirit at bay.
This is if there are too many for one microphone, as the Bible tells us to adress all issues from all church members. I personally believe more in spontaneous prophetic worship than we believe in singing the same songs. As I said; if your heart cannot confess the words of the song when worshipping together, then lay your burdens before the Lord, repent, confess, and come before God with a clean heart to continue worship boldly before all-seeing God. But I strongly believe in the power of singing, and renewing old hymns as these carry the power of centuries. Such hymns must not be forgotten, as they are being at least remembered, and perhaps sung in heaven by our ancestors, and carry power from our ascended forefathers. As in Heaven so on Earth. Why won`t the pentecostals make their own psalm-books of the 21st century? Or is it because the tradition is outdated? What if the internet collapses. I would buy one! We believe in contageous worship.
We believe in the One Army of Salvation. I believe it is important with prayermarches, and to keep our Churches open 24/7 in continous prayer, watch by clergy, fast and worship as to avoid contaminations by disguised members of Satanism. We believe the sacred menorah should be lit from day to night as a symbol of God`s throne, and the seven flames of the Holy Spirit. All worship is directed towards God. All as Biblical.