WORSHIP IS WARSHIP
Worship  is an act of obeisance, reverence or a way to pay homage, usually to someone or something of a greater
honour or influence. It can be demonstrated by kneeling, prostrating or through silence. To worship is to humbly
surrender and recognise an authority that is better without pretence, with necessary resources and undivided attention.
God Almighty, being supreme, omnipotent and omniscience, deserves all the worship and praise.
Hebrews 12:28-29 “Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace,
by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. 29 For our God is a consuming fire.”
(NKJV)
Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of
evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (NKJV)
A warship  is a ship that is built and primarily intended for combat. We believers are the ships that are built and
equipped for combat.
Psalm 18:34 “He teaches my hands to make war, So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.” (NKJV)
Psalm 144:1 “Blessed be the Lord my Rock, Who trains my hands for war, And my fingers for battle.” (NKJV)
We shall consider;
1) Worship is a warship
2) Warship is to worship.
3) Worship to warship
The Lord’s call to His children according to John 4:24, is to spark a revolution where all the true followers of God will
join together in praise and worship to God with all humility and devotion.
We are to live a daily life of separation from the things of the world, which are physical and carnal. While dedicated to
spiritual things which are of the Spirit and are eternal.
Worship is an exercise that we will continue in heaven so children of God should learn the act and enjoy it so that we
do not become spectators of other worshippers in heaven
Reasons we must worship God:
1) God commanded it. We are to obey and adhere to this commandment because our God is the only true God.
He the creator of the heavens and the earth and we are the works of his hands.
2) Worship is a time to pay close attention, give sincere and deep affection to God our Creator. Worship should
make us reflect and ponder on God’s greatness, power and awesomeness.
• 1 Peter 2:9 “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that
you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvellous light.”
3) It is only through Jesus Christ that we can find peace, joy, prosperity, true love and hope in life.  When we
follow and obey him totally we experience the blessings, joy and unmerited favour that He promised us in His
word.
Proverbs 1:33 “But whoever listens to me will dwell safely, and will be secure, without fear of evil.” (NKJV)
John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not
your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (NKJV)
4) Praise is God’s only food from us. It is the only thing we can give to God which is not comparable with the
benefits He daily loads on us. The worship we offer unto Him is our sacrifice and our offering to Him and an
incomparable return for all the mercies and grace He has bestowed on us. We have no reason not to thank
God for the numerous blessings he given to us.
• Romans 12:1 “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living
sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.” (NKJV)
5) Worship is medicine for the body, exercise for the spirit and soul. A child of God is joyous, willing to meet his
father, God Almighty, to renew and invigorate any weakness or instability. Worship is enjoying uninterrupted
communion with God and having a heart completely submitted to Him. Worship gives health to our bones,
heart and mind.
• 1 Thessalonians 5:23 “Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit,
soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Isaiah 40:29-31 “He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength. Even the
youths shall faint and be weary and the young men shall utterly fall, 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.” (NKJV)
Music is important, but worship is more than music. It involves full concentration to God and is a way for us to
demonstrate our love and respect for Him. The worship that we offer is a reaction to who God has proven Himself to be
to us and it can be influenced by what we know God has done for others. True worship employs our heart, mind, soul
and strength.

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