Hey! Welcome back to another week of our featured series The Provision Series Part 4 “Worship” By Jus Josef.
I know you gleaned some valuable lessons last week, because I did. I am excited about where God is taking us on this mission, but at the same time, I am eager to wrap it up.
I know we are not supposed to be anxious for no thing! But, God has already given me the direction for the next series, which will be more topical than expository. Either way, lets jump in, head first.
On the third day Abraham looked up and saw the place in the distance. (Genesis 22:4)
We know that Abraham believed in the resurrection power of God, undisputedly. We covered it over the last 2 weeks. The Bible is such an awesome book. Woven together like a beautiful tapestry showing the infinite mind of God, demonstrating His omnipotence. It’s not just irony that Abraham so happened to look up on the third day! Praise the Lord.
It was on the third day, that the Lord showed Himself to Israel, while Moses was leading them to the land of promise. (Exodus 19:11) Thank God we have not come to that mountain that might be touched. But we have come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and the an innumerable company of angles, to the general assembly and church of the first born….So look up! See where it is God is taking you. (Hebrews 12:18-23)
He said to his servants, “Stay here with the donkey while I and the boy go over there. We will worship and then we will come back to you.” (Genesis 22:5)
I absolutely love this verse! Stay here he tells his servants. Stay here and wait! Everybody cant go with you on your journey. I know you want them to go. But its just not going to happen.
Sometimes we have to tell people to wait, until we come back. We have to get ourselves together first. And not by ourselves, but by the power of God. Then, and only then, are we qualified to help others. Remember, we all have to work out our own salvation with fear and trembling. (Phil. 2:12)
Man! this verse is soooo rich. So full of the power of God, and demonstrating Abraham’s maturity of faith.
First of all, he tells his servants, “We will worship…” the word for worship in this verse is “shachah” it means “to bow down”. This is the essence of true worship, it is taking all we have, all we are, and prostrating it before our God.
It is laying it down, before our king. Jesus said the true worshippers will worship in Spirit and in truth. He went on to say that the Father is looking for that type of worshipper. (John 4:23-24)
What do we bow down to throughout the day?
I know for myself, it’s easy to get caught up in these phones. There was a time when I spent hours pouring over the Word of God, prayerfully worshipping. Giving my time to Him, now it seems like it is a struggle to spend more than a few minutes with Him.
Jesus was right, the Spirit is willing, but that flesh is a whole other story. We have to Worship. We have to bow down throughout our days if we expect to see the provision poured out. But also, we must speak!
Abraham spoke the outcome: “We will worship and THEN WE WILL COME BACK.” This is so powerful! Dunamis power. Abraham called that thing from the beginning. Never a doubt in his mind, nor a waiver in his faith. I’m not talking about that “blab it and grab it” doctrine that has pervaded some preachers sermons, but that real talk that lines itself up with God’s word, Gospel, and good news.
“We have the same Spirit of Faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak.”(2 Cor. 4:13)
You gotta call that thing out man! We have to learn how to decree a thing, and watch it be established.
About Jus Josef
Jus Josef is an independent Christian Hip Hop (CHH) artist from the Pacific Northwest, originally from Los Angeles, CA, he has lived in both Oregon and Washington state.
Josef brings a passionate and raw sound that is a gritty testimonial to the CHH culture. His music reflects the street life but points the discussion towards salvation. He has been rapping since he was a kid, finding himself battling other rappers at local parties.
When he turned 18, Josef began working on making music professionally as a way to escape poverty and depending on drug money as an income stream. His 2018 release, ‘Keys to the Kingdom’, is a message that Josef said: “was inside of me for a long time.” “I want to reach those who come from the streets that may be struggling with their walk. Also, I want to attract the lost and share the gospel with them.”