John 4:24; ‘God is a spirit, and they who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth.’
No one can worship God in truth without being in the truth. Christ is the way, the truth, and the life, without which no one can approach the Father. The era of the Law of Moses was a time when men worshipped God in shadows and not based on the reality. They observed all manner of rituals and rites perpetually but they were still destitute of the knowledge of God. Christ came to usher us into the reality and now we can worship God without any veil on our eyes.
Col. 2:16-17; ‘Therefore let no one judge you in food or in drink, or in respect of a feast, or of the new moon, or of the sabbaths. For these are a shadow of things to come, but the body is of Christ.’
There was, in the Old Testament, a tabernacle and diverse ceremonial ordinances but the New Testament calls them all shadows. Because of Christ, we are no more restricted to Jerusalem, or any mountain, but God has come to inhabit us by His Spirit. This is true worship! We have become one spirit with Him.
1 Corinthians 6:19; ‘Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit in you, whom you have of God? And you are not your own.’
We are temples of the Spirit and this is why our worship is in the spirit and not based on carnal observances. We don’t try to become true worshippers. Christ made us so when He saved us. He has branded us true worshippers and as we grow in our knowledge of His word, we will begin to find the right expressions towards Him.
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