"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."

— John 4:23

"Welcome to this page devoted to Renewing True Worship in the Church. I pray the Scriptures shared below, as well as the personal worship ministry experiences, will encourage us as believers to embrace 

Five Steps Toward  Renewing True Worship. 

With Holy Spirit's help, together let's faithfully 

1) Respond to the Father

2) Surrender at the Cross  

3) Walk in the Spirit 

4) Abide in His Word and Truth

5) Love and Carry His Holy Presence!

Overall, I believe as we take these steps toward becoming true worshipers, the American Church has an opportunity to reorient itself back to

1) Worship as the Chief End of the Church; 

2) Love as the Building Block of Our Christian Communities;

3) The Defeat of our Common Enemy the Devil;

4) Increased Faith, Trust and Obedience of the Lord;

5) Restored Integrity of our Witness for the Lord!

As we fulfill our calling to be true worshipers in greater measure, God's Spirit often allows a River of Life and Healing to flow from the Throne Room of God. His glory increasingly covers the earth. His reign is made manifest here on earth as it is in heaven!

God's people find joy in coming into the Father's presence together.

They begin to sing one another's songs with thanksgiving in their hearts, reflecting our magnificent Lord through richer, deeper, broader expressions of worship. 

A Forever Family of Faith begins to appear with several generations, races and cultures worshiping the Lord together.

Chains and bondages are broken and people and church communities are healed.

The glory of the Lord begins to shine and Holy Spirit draws men, women and children to Himself. 

Knowing and fulfilling our calling allows the Waters of Life to flow as Jesus opens the Floodgates of Heaven.

Suddenly, our committee room discussions turn from wringing our hands in worry over attendance numbers to celebrating the manifest glorious riches of God.

But I believe all the true blessings of Christ begin with praying on our knees, worshiping Jesus, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords!

Jesus tells us "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.” 

Let's bless our God and obediently take steps to becoming true worshipers of the Lord, not just personally but also corporately together as His Bride.  Jesus Himself is leading us to the Threshold of Glory! Hallelujah!

*Clicking on the Scripture verses will allow further study of them in the Word.

*Most importantly, if you don't know Jesus as your Savior, commit your life to Him! He is the only Way, Truth and the Life for we who are perishing.

My dear friend Jerry has outlined wonderful truths about salvation through Christ alone at https://www.savedbygracealone.org/ Please allow his ministry to be a blessing to yourself or others. 

*Thank you for your partnership in this endeavor through prayer or however you are led.

*Rose's experiences and convictions have come from the Lord through years of seeking to serve Him in the context of Worship Ministries.

To God be the Glory! 

1. Respond to the Father's 

Grace & Glory!

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We come at Your invitation, O Lord! You have called us by Your Grace into Your Holy Presence! Hallelujah!

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"Sing to the Lord; praise his name. Each day proclaim the good news that he saves. Publish his glorious deeds among the nations. Tell everyone about the amazing things he does. Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise!"

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“Forgive all our sins, O Lord, and receive us graciously, that we may offer the fruit of our lips!" ~ Hosea 14:2

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Give glory to the Lord your God before He brings the darkness, before your feet stumble on the darkening hills. You hope for light, but he will turn it to utter darkness and change it to deep gloom. If you do not listen, I will weep in secret because of your pride; my eyes will weep bitterly, overflowing with tears, because the Lord’s flock will be taken captive!" ~ Jeremiah 13:16-17

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Yes, Lord,

"Give us this day our daily bread!"

~ Matthew 6:11

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Thank you for the feast to come, O Lord! We celebrate and remember Your Love for us at Your Communion Table! Make us a pure and ready Bride for the great Wedding Feast of the Lamb!

2. Surrender at the Cross - Together!

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What might this Love and laying down of our lives for each other

look like in the American Church?

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"The sound that compels us to walk lock-step with Christ and the rest of His body is a holy HEARTBEAT, not a drumbeat." ~ Dr. Bill Bolin

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"Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love!" (I John 4:7-8)

 

"By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another!" (John 13:35)

 

"What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds?" (James 2:14)

 

"They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny Him." (Titus 1:16)

 

"If we have not Love, we are a clanging gong and a clashing cymbal." (I Corinthians 13:1)  

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Sadly, worship wars happen all too often in our churches...out in the fields hidden from other people's sight. Lord, forgive your people for killing others. After Adam and Eve sinned and took their eyes off you, their kids killed one another as one didn't want to whole-heartedly follow you. Sin is so alive and well in us. Lead us in your ways, O God! We have often hurt your own people for our own wants and desires in our churches. We have not loved You or our brothers and sisters. We confess our sins to you. Help us go to our brothers and sisters for forgivenss.

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Do we grasp what happened in the temple when God's people came together in Christ,

all fulfilling their callings with one voice?

God's glory came down!

He inhabited the praises of His people and the temple was filled with the cloud of His presence!

Hallelujah! O Lord, you're instructing us! Open our eyes to the fullness of Your manifest glory!

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He forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases; he redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion. 

As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. 

As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him, for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust. 

From everlasting to everlasting the Lord's love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children's children. 
Bless the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, bless his holy name.

~ Psalm 103 ~

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"Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ." ~ Ephesians 5:21

3. Walk in the Spirit!

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“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me!"

~ 2 Corinthians 12:9

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"The sound that compels us to walk lock-step with Christ and the rest of his body is a holy HEARTBEAT, not a drumbeat." ~ Dr. Bill Bolin

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"Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit!"

~ Matthew 7:16-17

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With Holy Spirit's help the Lord is seeking to transform us! When we don't walk in the Spirit, we must face our sin in the light of our Holy God. Repentance must be part of our lives as true worshipers. The truth of who God is does not allow sin to remain in our personal lives or corporate lives. Because of Jesus' shed blood which covers us, we are freed to live without condemnation. Are we a repenting people, before our Lord and one another? Do we know our Lord as a forgiving Father, both personally and corporately? Have we made repentance and forgiveness a regular part of our worship together? 

 

"David was conscience-stricken after he had counted the fighting men, and he said to the Lord, 'I have sinned greatly in what I have done. Now, Lord, I beg you, take away the guilt of your servant. I have done a very foolish thing.” ~2 Samuel 24:10

"Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice! ~Psalm 51

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Lessons from Nehemiah and Opposition to the Building of the Wall

*"But they were scheming to harm me; so I sent messengers to them with this reply: “I am carrying on a great project and cannot go down. Why should the work stop while I leave it and go down to you?  

 *We prayed to our God and posted a guard day and night to meet this threat.

*Those who carried materials did their work with one hand and held a weapon in the other, and each of the builders wore his sword at his side as he worked. Neither I nor my brothers nor my men nor the guards with me took off our clothes; each had his weapon, even when he went for water!" ~ Nehemiah 4-6

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"But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people!"

~ 2 Timothy 3:1-5

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4. Abide In His

Word and Truth

"Do not merely listen to the Word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the Word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do!" ~ James 1:22-25

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We need You and Your Word as our Bread of Life, O Lord! Give us faithful Ministers of Your Word each week!  We desire Your truths proclaimed.

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I sinned when I doubted. I was a brute beast before the Lord when I saw the prosperity of the wicked...Psalm 73

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Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, "If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:31-32

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"Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying." ~ Romans 12:12

"Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to the King, “If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand. But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up!

~ Daniel 3:16-18

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Jeremiah 5:19 is an exact Scripture reference the Lord spoke to us one night in 2020 completely out of no where. We had never thought about this verse or passage before. As we were processing a situation that had been sudden and without cause, the Lord said to my husband, "Go read Jeremiah 5:19."

His clear voice and specific direction to look up this verse was a remarkable gift from Him. It still is! We couldn't have had a more gracious gift from Him than truth from His own Word about what had happened. Jeremiah 5:19 is congruent with what we saw happening in a church situation. But more importantly, I believe the Lord is trying to speak to us as an American Church in our day if we will have ears to hear.

Have we forsaken our first Love and been serving other gods?  Have we allowed foreign gods into our priorities and congregations? 

I believe He's trying to wake us up to return to Him alone!

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I trust You, Lord. We trust You! Now strengthen the work our hands we pray for Your honor and glory! Bless us! ~ Nehemiah 6:9

5. Pursue & Carry His Presence!

"As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?" ~ Psalm 42

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As dearly loved Children, be holy as I am holy, says the Lord! ~ I Peter

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“What do you think would reveal to the world today the power, the presence and the glory of God?  Well, how about the coming together of all those who name the name of Christ, in love, and unity, and mission?  That might take a miracle, I hear someone say.  Well—isn’t that, once more, what Jesus seems to have specialized in?” (Wright, 111)

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So Everyone,

Exalt the Lord our God facedown before his glory-throne, for he is great and holy!

God has his praying priests,
like Moses, Aaron, and Samuel, who all interceded, asking God for help.

God heard their cries and came to their rescue. He spoke to them from the pillar of clouds and

they followed His instructions, doing everything He told them.

God, the great forgiver, answered their prayers.

Yet he would punish them when they went astray.

Keep exalting the Lord our God facedown before his glory-throne, for he is great and holy!

~ Psalm 99 ~

What happens if we aren't True Worshipers in the Spirit and in Truth?

God Warns 

God Judges

God's Glory Departs - Ezekiel 10; Malachi 1 and 2

God's Lampstand is removed - Revelation 2:1-7

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Dressed in robes of righteousness and garments of praise, we come to our Lord, the Lamb of Glory, prepared for the Wedding Feast as His Bride. 

Together with all who fear Him, both great and small, as a thunderous multitude we shout "Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns.

 

Let us rejoice and be glad and give Him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and His Bride has made herself ready! " ~ Revelation 19

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"For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.

And I pray that you, being rooted and established in Love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the Love of Christ, and to know this Love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God!" ~ Ephesians 3

Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen."

~ Ephesians 3 ~

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