Charmaine Rayment is a voluntary missionary at Jews for Jesus. She has a real passion for worship ministry. Rayment has agreed to become a contributor to a podcast series called “A Life of Worship”. This is part one in a series documenting The Tabernacle: Worship in Spirit and in Truth Part two. Below, you will find some notes from the episode as well as the podcast itself. This is part two in a teaching about worship in Spirit and Truth, looking at the table of showbread.
Notes from this episode
Music taken from YouTube THE HOLY PLACE WORSHIP IN SPIRIT AND TRUTH PART 2 WORSHIP IN TRUTH Col. 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. THE TABLE OF SHOWBREAD (YESHUA THE BREAD OF LIFE) A: This points to Yeshua The Bread of Life (John 6:25 – 63) John 6:35 Yeshua said to them, I am the bread of life; whoever comes to Me will never be hunger, and whoever believes in Me will never be thirsty. B: Part of our worship is partaking in The Lord’s Supper (communion). (I Corinthians 10:15 – 21; 11:23 – 26). I Corinthians 11:23 …The Lord Yeshua, on the night He was betrayed, took matzah; 24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it, and said, “This is My body which is for you. Do this in memory of me.” 25 In the same way, He also took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in memory of me.” 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes. C: The Bread also points to The Word of God. (His Word is out daily bread). As has been stated we worship in Spirit and Truth (Word of God). Jesus is the Word. John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Matthew 4:4 “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” Do you spend time regularly in the Word of God? If not, how can you plan your day so that you have quality time to spend in studying the Word. Are you discerning when listening to the Word of God being preached or do you blindly believe everything that is said? Is your personal worship and that of your church Word based? Ephesians points to being filled with the Spirit and Colossians points to being filled with the Word (Spirit and Truth). To worship in spirit and truth involves the believer in honouring and adoring God by the quickening of the Holy Spirit and according to the Word of the Lord. Both the Spirit and the Word are needed in worship. If the Spirit is not there, the worship becomes dead and lifeless. If the Word is not there, the worship can become mere sentimentalism, emotionalism and can lead to fanaticism. By the ministry of the Spirit and the Word, order was brought out of chaos, light out of darkness and form out of disorder (Gen. 1:1-5). Divine worship is dependent upon the Spirit and the Word operating in the midst of the worshiping congregation. The Holy Spirit will never lead us to worship in any way that is contrary to the Word of God. Therefore, to worship in truth means worshiping in accordance with the Word of God. Today when we look at the church, we see so much false worship and we need to become far more discerning and if need be to respectfully confront the leadership that allow these things to come into the church. God is holy and must be worshiped in holiness. Leviticus 10:1 Now Aaron’s sons Nadab and Abihu each took his own censer, put fire in it, laid incense over it, and offered unauthorized fir before ADONAI – which He had not commanded them. 2 So fire came out from the presence of ADONAI and consumed them. So they died before ADONAI. 3 Then Moses said to Aaron, “This is what ADONAI, spoke of, saying: “’To those who are near Me I will show myself Holy. Upon the faces of all the people I will be glorified.’” Please note that Nadav and Avihu still offered up “worship” however it was not acceptable to God as it was not what he had ordained. What sort of worship are we offering up to God? Is it a sweet-smelling aroma or a stench? How much of our worship lines up with the Word of God and how much is entertainment? Always remember that we worship a holy and awesome God and therefore must maintain respect and reverence. What is your understanding of worship in spirit and truth? How does the worship in your personal life and that in your church measure up to this scripture? Do you understand the difference between true and false worship? Do you spend enough time in God’s Word to know what His boundaries are in terms of worship? How much time have you spent searching the Word of God to learn His principles of worship?