So now that we’ve reached the end of the book, we have a pretty good idea of what the ultimate worship service looks like and how we can seek to experience it? We are now aware that there are many different aspects that must come together so that we worship God in spirit and truth. I personally can realize the potential we have in worship and it gives me a great desire to experience these pleasures of God that can be found in the river of His Holy Spirit within corporate worship.
We understand the importance of leading worship and not just a list of songs. We realize the value of preparation with the flexibility of allowing for spontaneity. We know that old songs unite us as a body and new songs have the power to propel us deep into the river of God. Finally we know that each one of us plays a vital role as members of the Body of Christ because together we are His bride. Our cooperation in worship is essential to experiencing the Holy Spirit through the river of God.
So what is this worship experience all about again? Who is this One that brings us all together in such adoration, praise and thanksgiving? He is Jesus Christ our Savior, our King, our God and our Bridegroom. John the Baptist however referred to Him as, “the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.” That is after all why He came into the world, to serve us and to love us with a love that could not be surpassed, by laying down His life for His friends; even while His friends were still sinners. He fulfilled the law perfectly and redeemed us to Himself by allowing His flesh to be torn and His blood to be poured out. He being perfectly righteous and innocent took our place. He took on our sin and our curse in order to purchase us so that we would belong to Him forever.
Christ the risen Lamb; He is what we’re living for. He is our hope of eternal life and our bright future. As believers in Him we must continue to seek Him and know Him and ask for revelation of what He did for us on the cross. It will cause us to grow evermore grateful, confident and free when we increase in the understanding of this truth.
This was the Apostle Paul’s heart cry: to know Christ and the power of His resurrection. He prayed for it, he believed for it and he experienced it. He walked in the power of the Holy Spirit and was willing to die for the Gospel because he knew he had something greater than anything in this world could offer: his Lord Jesus Christ. We too ought to seek the knowledge and experience of God’s power. According to 2nd Corinthians 2:5, this is what our faith is to rest upon: not in man’s wisdom but in God’s power.
We become what we behold. The more time we spend beholding Jesus the more we become like Him. As we become more like Him we become increasingly grateful and thankful for who He is and what He did for us. Let us behold our precious Lamb who took away the sins of the world.