Meeting Jesus In Meditation
Points 1 and 2 clearly suggest that God and Jesus are both conceptually and ontologically different entities. Thus point 3 is in contradiction with points 1 and 2. This contradiction could be resolved if the term God is meant to denote a form of species like the term Man. However, the term God is not at all meant to be a Species but rather a unique almighty entity, over and above everything in the universe. The Resurrection Spirit.
The Bible says that we can have the same spirit in us as the Spirit of Him that raised Jesus from the dead (Romans 8:11). This is another assurance for Christians that explicitly tells us that we will have eternal life as we will go through the same resurrection as Jesus Christ. The spirit of God that is in all Christians will defeat death. This resurrection will happen just like the resurrection of Jesus when the spirit of God in Him defeated death. On Judgement Day, all believers will receive their glorified body and live forever.
The Old Testament idea, captured in the Greek word proskuneo, implied a physical falling down in reverence before a visible majesty. This happened as people came to the visible, incarnate Christ in the Gospels. And it happened in Revelation as the saints and angels and elders were actually in the presence of the visible, risen Christ. But in the age between the ascension and the second coming Christ is not visibly here to worship. Therefore, christian songs worship is radically internalized and delocalized.
In Matthew 15:8-9 Jesus says, This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; in vain do they worship me. Worship that does not come from the heart is vain, empty. It is not authentic worship. On the other hand, these experiences are real, of great value and bring many blessings and should not be ignored. Certainly, we should avoid becoming "hucked" on them. That is a real possibility and must not be allowed to happen.
People like John of the Cross have warned repeatedly about such dangers. G: lagu rohani penyejuk hati The image of God seems to be that of an extremely self-centered entity. He wants his children to love him. And if they dont he would think of it as a rebel and ultimately send them to hell, forever. I want to speak to you today about the essence of worship. The essence of worship is imperative for true worship in the church, or any place you worship God. Jesus predicted the demise of worship form when He spoke to the Samaritan woman at the well in John chapter four.
You may remember the scripture, Jesus said to her, Woman, believe Me, an hour is coming when neither in this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.