Star Campus Praise and Worship night
By Pastor Louis
The first time the word Worship is mentioned is in Genesis 22 where Abraham brought Issac up to be sacrifice
Temple Mount in Israel, before it was, Issac was sent for sacrifice at the same mount. The mountain where Abraham obeyed God and brought Issac.
Abraham laid wood on Issac. It was the father who laid the wood on the burnt offerings on his son. It was the Father in heaven who laid the cross for our sacrifice.
God ordained. It was a burnt offering, a thanksgiving offering.
He brought Issac up as thanksgiving to God. When Issac asked, so the wood is here, the fire is there, where is the lamb?
God will provide Himself, the Lamb for burnt offering. He will provide HIMSELF AS THE LAMB for burnt offering. The very same mountain where the ark dwell. The first time worship was mentioned.
Our worship can never depart from what the Lord has done for us and what Jesus has done for us at the cross. It was not only a sin offering but a burnt offering for us. We are sweet smelling aroma unto God!
The payment has been made on the cross. Why be afraid of His holiness and His presence? All the more come! All the more worship Him!
We are created to worship Him and to walk intimately with Him! The story of Enoch. The first one who encounter rapture!
He pleased God so much that He raptured Enoch! What did Enoch do? Enoch did NOTHING! How then is he pleasing to God by faith? He walked, fellowship closely with God for that 300 years. He pleased God so much that He said this is faith!
Come into His presence always! He loves us! In everything bring before Him!
He knows all our “pattern” and He still loves us!! He never leave us! He honor that one sacrifice on the cross!!
He honored it so much so that it fulfilled His purpose to bring us all back home.
A Sinful Woman Forgiven
Then one of the Pharisees asked Him to eat with him. And He went to the Pharisee’s house, and sat down to eat. And behold, a woman in the city who was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at the table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of fragrant oil, and stood at His feet behind Him weeping; and she began to wash His feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head; and she kissed His feet and anointed them with the fragrant oil.
This is a picture of worship. Why did the Lord allow her to do this? The Lord allowed her to worship
She loves much because she has been forgiven much. I believe this woman already met Jesus outside. Jesus already forgiven her outside.
Do not come to the Lord as if like God did not bless you. Is a testimony of how good God is in our lives!
(1) she knew where Jesus was
(2) she brought am alabaster flask of fragrant oil (for her sin has forgiven her)
(3) she stood at His feet weeping
(4) wash His feet with her tears
(5) wiped them with the hair
(6) kissed His feet
(7) anointed them with fragrant oil (that is her heart and soul, thinking of the way she earned her wages)
He allowed us to come to Him for worship
If u go to a place u r not welcome u r uncomfortable. She did not care. She chose to worship the Lord.
God allows us to worship Him. Every time we worship Him, He don’t allow us to come back empty handed.
Then He turned to the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave Me no water for My feet, but she has washed My feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head. You gave Me no kiss, but this woman has not ceased to kiss My feet since the time I came in. You did not anoint My head with oil, but this woman has anointed My feet with fragrant oil. Therefore I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.”
It is a reminder to her again. Her sins are forgiven her.
Your faith has saved you. Go into peace. Go into Irene and remain there.
Every time you come into presence of the Lord, He remind us.
Never be afraid of Him. He is the only One who keeps us in peace. He is the only One who never condemn us. Yet He loves us so much.