Worship with the Angels – Pastor Chris Onayinka

Worship With The Angels:

Worship With AngelsWorship with the angels – we have sung songs making reference to Angels and hosts of heaven. We have sang such songs in much emotion and heart felt passion. We even say “singing with the Angels “” angels bow before you”.

But have we worshiped God truly? Is this true worship?

Worship refers to approaching God.

The word literally means to come before, view, see, be seen of you, it portends to lay prostrate, but its real meaning includes how to praise as well not the music but lyrics and what we mean

Jesus in his discourse with the Woman at the well brings some light to this

John 4:20 KJV

[20] Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.

She meant a place to pay obeisance, this is so as then, they worshipped God in a place, it was believed He dwelt in such temples

1 Kings 8:29 KJV

[29] That thine eyes may be open toward this house night and day, even toward the place of which thou hast said, My name shall be there: that thou mayest hearken unto the prayer which thy servant shall make toward this place.

This was in Jerusalem .So she was referring to the temple.

Jesus’ answer was pointed and instructive

John 4:21 KJV

[21] Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.

Notice two key elements, very significant

No longer a place or physical location, to come before God ,to meet with Him, which would include singing

Worship With The Angels Nor For True Worshippers:

Recall she used fathers but earthly fathers, Jesus changed the nomenclature

Worship the Father

John 4:23-24 KJV

[23] 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.

[24] God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

The Father, this worship is Family,

It’s for Sons,

We see Him, sing to Him and Approach the Father, our songs must follow suit too

It’s in the spirit and this is the reality, not too different elements

Just like john said earlier

John 1:17 KJV

[17] For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

Not grace plus truth, rather Grace which is truth

So Jesus meant, the spirit which is reality

We will give us His ,the spirit, His spirit

John 14:17 KJV

[17] Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

True Worship Is With Abba Father:

It’s the spirit of the Family

Romans 8:14-16 KJV

[14] For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

[15] For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

[16] The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

Spirit of the son

Galatians 4:6 KJV

[6] And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

We see Him as Sons see the Father

This is true worship

Not tears and rolling on the floor,

Even when we bow our knees, it’s as Sons worship (see and revere) their Dad

Ephesians 3:14-15 KJV

[14] For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, [15] Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,

The family, is our Family and the Father is our father

Ephesians 2:18 KJV

[18] For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.

Philippians 3:3 KJV

[3] For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.

In Christ Jesus, this is the truth in His spirit

Philippians 1:19 KJV

[19] For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,

Worship Is Not Ceremonies:

Not the Old Testament use of things and ceremonies

We lift our hands without fault

1 Timothy 2:8 KJV

[8] I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.

Our hands are holy, because we are

We present our bodies, which a living sacrifice,

Romans 12:1 KJV

[1] I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

Notice it’s not as, but it is, present means to “display or exhibit “, the true state of something

This is true worship, reasonable service

This is true worship

Christ gave us true worship, it not what we do

But who we are which inspires what we do..

Any form of singing contrary to this is not true worship

Angels can’t dare such worship,

They don’t even have the knowledge and capacity

Hebrews 1:5 KJV

[5] For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?

They aren’t and can’t be sons

They worship as servants

Hebrews 1:6-7 KJV

[6] And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.

[7] And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.

God Is Worshipped In His Son:

They worship God in His son, as servants

They are seeing God in His son

1 Timothy 3:16 KJV

[16] And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

The term ” Godliness ” means “to come to for ” its synonym for worship ,service ,

They see Him in the flesh, before now God was a mystery to Angels ,

His plan was and still is

1 Peter 1:12 KJV

[12] Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.

They still long to See Gods revelation, only found in the gospel..

We are its stewards and we owe them to teach them

Ephesians 3:9-10 KJV

[9] And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

[10] To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,

Made known by the Church to the principalities and powers, beings,

Angels Are Not Part Of Our Worship:

We mustn’t be found singing “we join the Angels”

Or include Angels in our songs

Revelation 19:10 KJV

[10] And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

Worship God with the testimony of Jesus!

The spirit of all Inspired words, the Old Testament.

Song writers should take note of this. So we won’t be aiding and abetting false worship, in our songs

We now stand and sing by Him, confessing His name

Hebrews 13:15 KJV

[15] By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

His name is ours

Hebrews 2:11-12 KJV

[11] For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,

12] Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.

We are brethren ,One Father, so we sing our identification in Christ ,that’s true worship

Not like servants under the Old Testament

All the elements of worship in the Old Testament, the physical coloration have all been consumed

Sons Worship God:

Hebrews 12:27-29 KJV

[27] And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.

[28] Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear

: [29] For our God is a consuming fire.

It’s now a new and living way

In Christ

We are now Sons In His glory

Hebrews 2:10 KJV

[10] For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.

To see Angels in your worship and so sing is false humility and stepping on the wrong toes

Colossians 2:18 KJV

[18] Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

Things from your fleshly minds

To see God as one with” power like thunder” or “lion the husband of pharaoh “means you refused to hear Jesus the Son

Matthew 17:5 KJV

[5] While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.

God Is The Focus Of Our Worship:

He reveals the Father

John 5:37 KJV

[37] And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.

John 1:18 KJV

[18] No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

Enough of nicknames and misrepresented badges or cultural Appellations,

He is our Father, who is our God, vice versa

Not so to Angels or characters of the Old Testament

To worship with Angels will mean we come as Angels, lying against ourselves and deceiving ourselves,

We worship as sons

John 20:17 KJV

[17] Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.

Angels bowing before Him as what? They don’t even know Him

We do

He’s our Father

So let’s worship Him as such

This is in spirit, which is reality

Seen this?

Let me know

I call you blessed

About The Author:

Pastor Chris Segun Onayinka is a Nigerian Pastor and a profound teacher of the word of God who teaches explicitly, the gospel of Jesus Christ and the New Creation realities. A Nigerian lawyer by profession, He is the founder and senior Pastor of The Saints Community Church

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