Ministering Unto the Lord!

Part One

What is ministering unto the Lord?  Praise, Worship and communion.

Praise!

Meaning: Thanksgiving, psalm, confession, courage, excellence, glory, commendation, to bless, declare, blessed, to stretch out the hand, to speak well of, to boast, praise, hymn.

The Purpose of praise is to thank God for His salvation, Spirit, Soul and Body!

Proverbs 27:21

21 The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, And a man is valued by what others say of him.

Praise refines us, melts us down, purifies our speech and produces words worthy to be spoken to God.

Isaiah 6:1-10

6 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. 2 Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. 3 And one cried to another and said:

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
The whole earth is full of His glory!”

4 And the posts of the door were shaken by the voice of him who cried out, and the house was filled with smoke.

5 So I said:

“Woe is me, for I am undone!
Because I am a man of unclean lips,
And I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips;
For my eyes have seen the King,
The Lord of hosts.”

6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal which he had taken with the tongs from the altar. 7 And he touched my mouth with it, and said:

“Behold, this has touched your lips;
Your iniquity is taken away,
And your sin purged.”

8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying:

“Whom shall I send,
And who will go for Us?”

Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”

9 And He said, “Go, and tell this people:

‘Keep on hearing, but do not understand;
Keep on seeing, but do not perceive.’

10 “Make the heart of this people dull,
And their ears heavy,
And shut their eyes;
Lest they see with their eyes,
And hear with their ears,
And understand with their heart,
And return and be healed.”

Psalm 100:4

4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name

Psalm 150:6

6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord!

1 Chronicles 6:31-35

31 Now these are the men whom David appointed over the service of song in the house of the Lord, after the ark came to rest. 32 They were ministering with music before the dwelling place of the tabernacle of meeting, until Solomon had built the house of the Lord in Jerusalem, and they served in their office according to their order.

1 Chronicles 9:33

33 These are the singers, heads of the fathers’ houses of the Levites, who lodged in the chambers, and were free from other duties; for they were employed in that work day and night.

Praise Ye the Lord!

Psalm 68:4

4 Sing to God, sing praises to His name;
Extol Him who rides on the clouds,
By His name YAH,
And rejoice before Him.

Sing  praises to God with your mind on the words and their meaning and put your heart into it.  Don't sing to people, sing to the Lord!  Concentrate on ministering to Him!

Hebrews 2:12

“I will declare Your name to My brethren;
In the midst of the assembly I will sing praise to You.”

Psalm 149:1-2

1 Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song,
And His praise in the assembly of saints.
2 Let Israel rejoice in their Maker;
Let the children of Zion be joyful in their King

Worship

Meaning: to ascribe worthy, reverence or devotion for a deity; religious homage or veneration
a church service or other rite showing this extreme devotion or intense love or admiration of any kind

Worship centers in on who God is and on His person.

It is giving something of value to God.  Our time, our love, our life

1 Chronicles 16:29

29 Give to the Lord the glory due His name;
Bring an offering, and come before Him.
Oh, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness!

Matthew 2:11

11 And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
 

Just worship Him because you love Him and because He is worthy!

Communion

Meaning: The act of sharing one's thoughts and emotions with another or others; intimate converse an intimate relationship with deep understanding
 

Going into the Holy of Holies where His Presence is

1 John 1:1-3

1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life— 2 the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us— 3 that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.

Isaiah 40:31

31 But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint
 

Just be quiet in His presence and listen to Him.  As we wait on Him we will exchange our weakness for His strength

Psalm 62:1-2, 5-8
1 Truly my soul silently waits for God;
From Him comes my salvation.
2 He only is my rock and my salvation;
He is my defense;
I shall not be greatly moved.

5 My soul, wait silently for God alone,
For my expectation is from Him.
6 He only is my rock and my salvation;
He is my defense;
I shall not be moved.
7 In God is my salvation and my glory;
The rock of my strength,
And my refuge, is in God.
8 Trust in Him at all times, you people;
Pour out your heart before Him;
God is a refuge for us. Selah

Psalm 130:1-8

1 Out of the depths I have cried to You, O Lord;
2 Lord, hear my voice! Let Your ears be attentive To the voice of my supplications.
3 If You, Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?
4 But there is forgiveness with You, That You may be feared.
5 I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, And in His word I do hope.
6 My soul waits for the Lord. More than those who watch for the morning. Yes, more than those who watch for the morning.
7 O Israel, hope in the Lord; For with the Lord there is mercy, And with Him is abundant redemption.
8 And He shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities

 

Part 2

 

Lesson 1 on Worship

Lesson 2 on Worship

Lesson 3 on Worship

Lesson 4 on Worship

Lesson 5 on Worship

Lesson 6 on Worship

Lesson 7 on Worship

Lesson 8 on Worship

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