Staff Writer – Carol Cato

I often pray when I am not sure what to write about, I ask Elohim to direct my path.  I came across the writing of Julio Dam and I felt led by the Holy Spirit to share some of his work with you. I will cover his work over the next two weeks.  I hope it will bless you as it has blessed me.

John 4:22 You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews.

The dictionary definition of ‘worship’ is: ‘The feeling or expression of reverence and adoration for a deity’.  When you become a believer you should be in constant worship with the Father.  King Jehoshaft used worship to conquer his enemies, guided by God according to 2 Chronicles 20:17-19

“Then King Jehoshaphat bowed low with his face to the ground. And all the people of Judah and Jerusalem did the same, worshiping the Lord. 19 Then the Levites from the clans of Kohath and Korah stood to praise the Elohim, the God of Israel, with a very loud shout.

 After consulting the people, the king appointed singers to walk ahead of the army, singing to Elohim and praising him for his holy splendour. This is what they sang:

“Give thanks to the Lord;his faithful love endures forever!”

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 At the very moment they began to sing and give praise, Elohim caused the armies of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir to start fighting among themselves. 23 The armies of Moab and Ammon turned against their allies from Mount Seir and killed every one of them”.

Everything we do should be wrapped in worship and praise. While our body and our mind may be occupied with whatever task we are doing, our spirit should be at the feet of the Lord in perpetual worship. Our morning prayer to Elohim should be: to ask the Father in the name of Yeshuah’ that our spirit will be worshipping, serving and dancing before Him, while our soul and body are at work. We should understand that Elohim made us for that purpose – to live in a perpetual state of worship, in union with the Father through Yeshuah living inside us via the Holy Spirit, offering worship and praise to the Father through us.

Psalms 22:3Yet you are holy enthroned on the praises of Isreal”.  This means that Elohim, the Father, actually sits in Spirit on a throne made up of our praise and worship. It also means that the quality of that throne is determined by the QUALITY of the worship we offer Him! Therefore, if our worship is carnal and full of distractions, the throne He will be sitting upon in our congregations and homes will be made of wood, or brass. But if our worship is in the spirit, His throne will be made of gold and precious stones! Blessed be His Name.

Where would you like to live in Heaven?

What comes next is even more surprising. The kind of throne you build for Him here on earth with the quality of your worship is exactly the kind of dwelling you are preparing for yourself in Heaven! Therefore, if you worry about material things, the throne you build for the Lord will be made of straw (I Corinthians 3:12-16), and so is the future home you are preparing for yourself. But, if you lead a life of continuous, glorious, spiritual worship, you are constructing for yourself a golden dwelling in Heaven.

Each person builds for himself a house to inhabit on earth, some are like palaces, some are huts. In Heaven, our distance from the Throne of God and the Lamb, and the twenty-four elders can be as close as a few feet, so we’re in His immediate Presence; or it could be a hundred feet away, or even a thousand miles away!  Imagine that if the throne that God the Father and the Rabbi Yeshua’ sat on was in London, you could be as far away from Him as if you were in Scotland!

Everyone in Heaven is saved, but some people have a part in ruling the universe, sitting on
thrones [Matthew] 19:28 and Revelation 3:21), while others might be a thousand miles away! Where would you like to be? One of the key ways to being close to Elohim lies in the quality of the dancing and the singing we offer Him as a sacrifice. So, I urge you, brothers and sisters, because God is so good to you, that you present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to Him. “That is the most reasonable way to serve Him.” (Romans 12:1)