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678th -- Message On Worshiping God


I hope you are doing well and are in the best of health. I am doing very
well and am thankful to the Lord for His continued leading and blessings in
my life and this Ministry. The Lord is amazing in His care and diligent in
His leading. I find myself in awe of how God continually shows me the next
step that should be taken for this Ministry's work. The Lord is also 
always on time with what messages should be sent to our members. God knows
what each of us needs and His timing is always perfect. Many of our 
members can testify to this truth.

The Lord has spoken to my heart to write a message concerning how we should
worship Him and how we should deal with the other Saints whom we also love.
There are many people who truly love God, but have a misunderstanding 
concerning how they should pray and worship when it comes to the Saints of
old. I hope this message truly ministers to your heart and shows you that
only the Triune Godhead which is God the Father, God the Son and God the 
Holy Spirit is to be worshiped and exalted. (Isaiah 42:8) (Deut. 5:7-9;6:13-15)

Concerning false worship, I think of the Virgin Mary. There are many 
people in the world who exalt the Virgin Mary even above the Lord Jesus 
Christ. They see her as holy because she gave birth to Jesus without ever
knowing a man. While it is true that God favored her among women, the 
Bible never teaches that we should worship or pray to her. The Virgin Mary
herself says in John 2:5 concerning Jesus “His mother saith unto the 
servants, Whatsoever He saith unto you, do it.” We are to worship the Lord
Jesus Christ. We are to pray to Him, seek His guidance and accept Him as
our Lord and Savior because He is the one who died for our eternal Salvation.

Concerning the other Saints such as Paul, Timothy, Luke, Mark and others 
that have become renowned through the centuries, we are to learn from what
they have accomplished in their ministry for the Lord Jesus Christ, but we
are not to pray to or worship them. The Bible says in 1 Timothy 2:5-6 “For
there is one God, and One mediator between God and men, the man Christ 
Jesus; Who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.” 
The Lord Jesus is enough. He is the One who died for us so that in the 
fullness of time we will be reconciled back to God the Father through 
Jesus. We are to worship Him, pray to Him, exalt Him and magnify Jesus 
above all others and let God know that our hearts are focused on Him.
(Luke 1:34) (Luke 1:28) (Romans 5:10-11) (Psalm 115:1-18) (Isaiah 25:1)

How are we to pray? Should we pray to the Virgin Mary, to St. Paul or St.
Timothy? Jesus made it very clear how we should pray. He never said to 
pray to a Saint or even to His mother. The Lord Jesus says in Matthew 
6:9-13 “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in 
heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth,
as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our
debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but 
deliver us from evil: For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the 
glory, for ever. Amen.” As children of the Lord and followers of His 
command, we must take heed to follow what He has taught. We should not 
follow the traditions of men, but rather we are to follow the command of 
the Lord. (Exodus 20:3-5) (Jeremiah 29:13-14) (1 Chron. 16:29) (Isaiah 1:19)

To further show that only God in heaven is to be worshiped, I want to 
emphasize a couple of scriptures from the Book of Revelation. When the 
Apostle John was caught up to heaven, he was amazed at all that he saw and 
when the angel had finished showing John the glories of heaven, John fell 
to his knees to worship the angel. We read this in Revelation 22:8-9 “I, 
John, am the one who heard and saw all these things. And when I heard and 
saw them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed them 
to me. But he said, No, don’t worship me. I am a servant of God, just 
like you and your brothers the prophets, as well as all who obey what is 
written in this book. Worship only God!” The Angel told the Apostle John 
that we are fellow workman for the Lord and only God is to be worshiped. 
The Angel dared not to accept worship and I believe the same would be said 
of all the Saints of old including the Virgin Mary. (Revelation 7:11;19:10)

When we get to heaven on that glorious day there will not be denominational
sections made in the kingdom of God. There won't be a Catholic section, a
Baptist section, a Church of God section, a Pentecostal section, etc. In
heaven, there will be the redeemed of the Lord Jesus Christ. Those who 
accepted Him as their Lord and Savior will be in heaven to worship the Lord
God Jehovah. The same Saints that some of us pray to today will be on 
their knees just like the rest of us worshiping the God of heaven in truth
and in humility. When God created the heavens and the earth, there was 
only the Triune Godhead in existence. Nobody else was there to help God or
to give Him advice. He is the One we must worship. (Philippians 2:5-11)

I pray that you have received from this message what it was intended to 
impart. I mean no offense to anyone's denomination, but I do want to 
emphasize that the Bible is clear in how we must worship and pray to the 
Lord. If you are having trouble in this area of life, I encourage you to
seek the Lord in prayer and ask for His guidance. The Lord is faithful to
hear and answer your heartfelt prayer. (Romans 15:13-16) (Psalm 34:1-10)

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Acts 4:12 “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other
name under Heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”

John 3:16-18 Jesus declares
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His
only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but
have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn
the world; but that the world through Him might be saved. He that believeth
on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, 
because he hath not believed in the Name of the only begotten Son of God.”

Psalm 116:1-2 “I love the LORD, because He hath heard my voice and my 
supplications. Because He hath inclined His ear unto me, therefore will I 
call upon Him as long as I live.”

John 14:13-14 Jesus declares
“And whatsoever ye shall ask in My name, that 
will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask 
any thing in My name, I will do it.”

Revelation 11:16-17 “And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God 
on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God, Saying, We give 
Thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; 
because Thou hast taken to Thee Thy great power, and hast reigned.”

All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.

Today’s Selected Poem: JESUS IS
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/inpoem10.htm

Today’s Selected Testimony: PRAISE THE LORD
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony180.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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