Jesus Christ Said That God Must Be Worshiped In Spirit and in Truth!

Sometimes you just have to get back to the basics, and preach the simple truths which are found in the scriptures, and that is what I will be doing here in this article. God has made it clear though his Son Jesus Christ, that he is to be worshiped in SPIRIT and in TRUTH, and that is absolutely IMPOSSIBLE to do without the Holy Spirit!

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in SPIRIT and in TRUTH: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias (Messiah) cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he. (John 4:23-26)

Do not listen to those people who claim that Jesus NEVER revealed himself as the Messiah when he walked this earth, because that passage of scripture shows us that he did. Not only that, but the Lord Jesus Christ told that Gentile woman that god must be worshiped in Spirit and in truth! The Lord also promised Peter that GOD would pour out his Spirit upon all flesh (humanity).

But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words: For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day. But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of MY SPIRIT; and they shall prophesy: And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come: And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. (Acts 2:14-21)

Here is a very powerful passage from the Word of God. The Holy Spirit came down upon many of the Jewish people in Galilee, and multitudes heard them glorify God in different languages. This absolutely confounded those who heard them, because they heard the Galileans speak in their own languages, and dialects which they had not known before! The Galileans were held in contempt by many and considered to be rude and uncivilized, and this display of the power of God, threw them for a loop. Many simply believed that the Galileans were simply drunk, and acting foolishly, but Peter quickly stifled that argument. Peter made it clear to them that what they saw taking place was a fulfillment of Bible prophecy. He quoted from the prophet Joel, where he prophesied about the Lord pouring out His Spirit upon all flesh. (Joel 2:28-29)

It was no coincidence that the Lord chose to move upon the Galileans in this instance, because He was showing us once again that He is not a respecter of persons. The Lord made a promise, through the prophet Joel, that the Holy Spirit would come upon men and women alike, and they would prophesy, see visions, and have dreams. Listen to those words ALL FLESH which were used by the prophet Joel, and fulfilled on that day. Did the outpouring of the Spirit of God stop short on that day, when the people of Galilee were filled? Absolutely not! The Lord promised to pour out His Spirit upon ALL FLESH, and that has been happening for almost two thousand years now. Peter also told the multitude that “whosoever shall call upon the Lord shall be saved”! The two are connected together and can never be separated. When a person desires salvation, and they call upon the Lord, they shall be saved! A person without the Holy Spirit is not a Christian, and they are NOT saved. The Lord still chooses to use the weak and foolish things to confound the wise.

But God hath chosen the FOOLISH things of the world to confound the WISE; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence. (1 Corinthians 1:27-29)

Now watch this ladies and gentlemen. I want to show you how easy it is to cut through the gross deception that is in the land today, and most of the “church world” also. The Lord Jesus Christ told us who the Holy Spirit was, and what he would do also. Keep in mind that the Lord referred to the Holy Spirit in a PERSONAL way, as you see in the following passages:

1] The Holy Spirit Will Testify Of Jesus Christ

But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the SPIRIT of TRUTH, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of ME: (John 15:26)

When a person is truly born again of the Spirit of the living God, that same person will testify about Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit is called the Comforter by the Lord, and he will bring comfort to the heart of the true believer. When I was born again of the Spirit, my unscriptural adoration of the blessed Virgin Mary stopped, because the Spirit of the living God showed me Jesus Christ was the only ONE that I needed. The Holy Spirit showed me through the scriptures, that He was the only way of salvation (John 14:6, Acts 4:10-12), and the only TRUE mediator. (1Timothy 2:5) It is so sad to watch people hang on to their idols, and insist that they will never change, when you show them what the Lord declares in His Word! A person WITHOUT the Holy Spirit does NOT even belong to the Lord according to the Jewish apostle Paul! Read it for yourself:

But ye are not in the flesh, but in the SPIRIT, if so be that the SPIRIT of GOD dwell in you. Now if any man have not the SPIRIT of CHRIST, he is NONE of HIS. (Romans 8:9)

How important is the person of the Holy Spirit according to the scriptures? It is a matter of spiritual life and death!

2] The Holy Spirit Will Guide You Into All Truth and Glorify Jesus Christ

Howbeit when he, the SPIRIT of TRUTH, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. (John 16:13-14)

In the passage above, the Lord used the word HE eight different times, and the word HIMSELF once in describing the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is a PERSON, not a force, not an invisible liquid of some sort! When the Spirit of God comes upon a true believer they will GLORIFY Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit will not point you to Mary or any other go-between or mediator. (1 Timothy 2:5) He will testify of Jesus Christ and He will glorify Him alone! The Holy Spirit will not speak of HIMSELF, according to Jesus Christ, but He will point you, and I, to Jesus Christ. Not only that but the Holy Spirit will also guide us into ALL truth according to Jesus Christ. Please remember that these are not my own words, but the words of Jesus Christ Himself!

3] The Lord Anoints True Believers With The Holy Spirit And He Teaches Us

But ye have an unction (chrisma) from the Holy One, and ye know all things. (1 John 2:20)

Any person, male or female, who has been born again of the Spirit has a teacher, and that is the person of the Holy Spirit. We as believers are to test all things, by the scriptures (God’s Word) as the Lord leads and guides us into all truth. When we hear a preacher speak, we should search the scriptures to see if what they are saying is true.

I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth. Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also. Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father. And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life. (1 John 2:21-25)

Who is a LIAR according to the scriptures? Those who deny that Jesus, is in fact the Christ (Messiah)! Please do not miss that ladies and gentlemen, because that is describing the majority of people who fill the Earth today!. Do the people of Islam believe that Jesus is the Son of God, and the Christ (Messiah)? Absolutely not, in fact they do not even believe that God has a Son! Do the Jewish people believe that Jesus is the Messiah? For the most part, they do not, although a small percentage (as always) have believed in Jesus as the Christ (Messiah) There are countless other “religions” that do not believe that Jesus Christ is Lord at all! Jesus Christ is the Word which was made flesh,  and dwelt among us, and that Word just happened to be God! (John 1:1-3,14) Jesus was not,  is not, nor will He ever be, Michael the Archangel as the Watchtower Society and their Jehovah’s Witnesses teach. In fact Michael the Archangel is a worshiper of Jesus Christ himself, according to the Word of God! (Hebrews 1:6)  Jesus Christ is the eternal son of God, who has always been, and he even uses the name “I AM” to describe Himself! (John 8:58) In fact, God the Father called the Son, God in the following passage of scripture:

But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. (Hebrews 1:8)

Do not be seduced by those who knock on your door and ask you to do “Bible Studies” with them, no matter how “sweet and loving” they may appear to be.. Your very soul is at stake dear friend! In fact the risen Lord Jesus Christ, wounds and all, told His followers that they would be WITNESSES unto HIM, when the Holy Ghost came upon them!

But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. (Acts 1:8)

The Holy Spirit is our ultimate teacher, and the anointing (chrisma) or unction (chrisma) of that same Spirit will guide us into truth, if we allow Him to guide us. The apostle John spoke about “them that seduce you” because  he knew that the true Christians were being bombarded by those who would seek to pull them away from the truth. How much more do we need to take heed of these words from John in our own day! Do not tell me that a true believer cannot ALLOW themselves, to be SEDUCED away from their faith in the Lord.

These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you. But the anointing (chrisma) which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing (chrisma) teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him. And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming. (1 John 2:26-28)

Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; (1 Timothy 4:1)

It was the Holy Spirit Himself, who prophesied through the apostle Paul, that some would depart from the faith in the latter times! The DEVIL is the one who works through the false teachers, and the false prophets, seeking to seduce the believer away from the true Gospel! As I have said before, the DEVIL has no need to seduce the UNSAVED away from the faith, because they are not IN the faith! The DEVIL already has most of the world in his DEMONIC headlock, even as he had me there until I was SAVED in 1989! The DEVIL is the “god of this world” and he will do all he can to keep a person blinded to their own need for salvation in Jesus Christ. The testimony of a true Christian will always glorify Jesus Christ, and show a great appreciation for the mercy that was shown to them from the Lord. When I was saved, I instantly knew that if I had died previous to that point in time, I would have ended up in Hell, without a doubt. An UNSAVED person is spiritually BLIND to all of this, and often laughs at such talk, because of their own blindness.

But if our GOSPEL be hid, it is hid to them that are LOST: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious GOSPEL of CHRIST, who is the image of GOD, should shine unto them. (2 Corinthians 4:3-4)

When I see what is happening in the “church world” today, and how people are allowing themselves to be “seduced” by the teachers of today it is sickening to watch. People love to talk about the “anointing” of the Spirit and so on and so forth, but they preach a message that is anything but a Holy Ghost message. Where is the Holy Ghost anointing when multitudes stand by and watch the false gospel of Rome, ignored to the point sometimes where Catholic priests are preaching to Christians? Where is the Holy Ghost anointing when unsaved Jewish leaders are permitted to address Christians in their congregations, with no Gospel being preached to them?

I have spoken many times over the years, about people such as Billy Graham, (and many others), regarding their gross compromise with the Roman Catholic Church, but few are willing to listen. I use them as examples because they are very mainstream. I know that they are NOT being led by the Holy Spirit of truth, because the Holy Spirit of truth is the one who showed me, through the scriptures, that the Roman Catholic Church preaches a FALSE, and SOUL-DAMNING gospel.

They teach that their Roman Catholic Mass SATISFIES the JUSTICE of God for sins committed against him! That is absolute heresy folks! They teach about a place called Purgatory, and they have Catholic Masses said for the souls who are still in Purgatory! That too is heresy! They encourage prayers to Mary (Hail Mary’s on their rosary beads), they have an unbiblical priesthood which is in contrast to OUR Great High priest Jesus Christ, who already FINISHED the work (John 19:30). I have been JUSTIFIED by the BLOOD of Jesus Christ, and HE will JUSTIFY any person who comes to HIM seeking to be SAVED. (Romans 5:6-9) Jesus Christ DIED for the UNGODLY, and we do NOT have to go THROUGH a Roman Catholic priest, or “Mother Mary” to be SAVED and FORGIVEN of our sins!  People do not have to be “Heresy Hunters” with the church of ROME, because the Heresy is so blatant that it is like a NEON sign that SHOUTS at us, unless you ALLOW yourself to be DECEIVED!

It was the HOLY SPIRIT (of TRUTH) who opened my spiritual eyes to the DEMONIC teachings of Rome, and HE compelled me to leave! 

I heard a well known preacher say that his blood would boil whenever he heard anybody criticize Billy Graham. That preacher had it all backwards though. His blood should have boiled, whenever he heard people such as Billy Graham compromising with false religious systems such as Roman Catholicism! Do you think that God is impressed with mere people? Whose Word is going to stand in the end? Their word or God’s Word? Read my articles regarding the false Roman Catholic doctrines on this blog, because they are very CLEAR and to the point. You will find very few Pastors who are WILLING to speak out against Rome, because they have “counted the cost” and it is just too much for them.

If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain; If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works? (Proverbs 24:11-12)

Pastors, preachers and “leaders” in the “church world” have simply chosen to forget, that the Lord knows all things, and that they have a responsibility to protect the sheep in their folds from the poison of false doctrine! They simply CHOOSE to ignore the warnings that come from the Holy Spirit. People can hoot and shout Hallelujah for hours on end, even until they turn purple, but they forget that TRUE WORSHIP, must be done in Spirit and in truth.

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in SPIRIT and in TRUTH: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias (Messiah) cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he. (John 4:23-26)

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