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Words alone for worship?

Discussion in 'Christian Debate Forum' started by domenic, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. domenic

    domenic New Member

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    I can worship God in all seven ways listed below, or I can do as Jesus did, and follow his way of worshiping God. True these seven ways should also be followed, but there is one not listed among these seven. “Doing what God wants us to do…performing what he created us for. At present, we are to preach, “The Good News of the Kingdom.” In the future we will, “Be care takers of the Earth, for God.”
    Worship is not just sitting in a church singing, “Holy, Holy, Holy.” Worship is doing things God has commanded we do. “Faith without works is dead.” Jas 2:26

    Do you worship by deed, or words alone?
    The seven most common Hebrew words used for “worship”. These words are translated it many different ways: worship, praise, shout, bless, thanks, sing, etc. Each word has a different meaning and context in which it is applied.
    It’s interesting that of the seven words, only two have anything to do with music: zamar, which means to play an instrument as an expression of worship to God, and tehillah, which means to sing a spontaneous song of praise to God out of an overflowing of the heart. It is most interesting to me that tehillah is the specifically referencing spontaneous worship, and there is no other word for singing a pre-composed song to the Lord. Of course, I don’t think there is anything wrong with singing our favorite worship songs or planning the music of a worship service. However, I must acknowledge that there is an both a scriptural anointing and an intimacy found in the vulnerability of spontaneous worship.
    Here are the notes on each of the seven Hebrew words for worship:

    Barak - to kneel or bow, to give reverence to God as an act of adoration, implies a continual conscious giving place to God, to be atuned to him and his presence
    Psalm 34:1 I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
    Psalm 100:4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise. Be thankful to him, and bless his name.
    Psalm 95:6 Oh come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the Lord our maker.
    Hallal - to praise, to make a show or rave about, to glory in or boast upon, to be clamorously foolish about you adoration of God (as in Hallelujah)
    Psalm 22:23 You who fear the Lord, praise him! All you descendants of Jacob, glorify him, and fear him, all you offspring of Israel!
    Psalm 44:8 In God we boast all day long, and praise your name forever. Selah
    Psalm 63:5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness, and my mouth shall praise you with joyful lips.
    Shachah - to depress or prostrate in homage or loyalty to God, bow down, fall down flat
    Psalm 29:2 Give unto the Lord the glory due to his name; Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
    Psalm 66:4 All the earth shall worship you and sing praises to You; They shall sing praises to your name.” Selah
    Psalm 95:6 Oh come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the Lord our maker.
    Tehillah - to sing hallal, a new song, a hymn of spontaneous praise glorifying God in song
    Psalm 34:1 I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
    Psalm 40:3 He has put a new song in my mouth – praise to our God; Many will see it and fear, and will trust in the Lord.
    Psalm 149:1 Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, and his praise in the assembly of saints.
    Todah - an extension of the hand, avowal, adoration, a choir of worshipers, confession, sacrifice of praise, thanksgiving
    Psalm 50:14 Offer to God thanksgiving, and pay your vows to the Most High.
    Psalm 69:30 I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.
    Psalms 100:4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise. Be thankful to him, and bless his name.
    Yadah - to use, hold out the hand, to throw (a stone or arrow) at or away, to revere or worship (with extended hands, praise thankful, thanksgiving)
    Psalm 33:2 Praise the Lord with the harp; Make melody to him with an instrument of ten strings.
    Psalm 61:8 So I will sing praise to your name forever, that I may daily perform my vows.
    Psalm 18:49 Therefore I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the Gentiles, and sing praises to your name.
    Zamar - to touch the strings or parts of a musical instrument i.e. play upon it, to make music accompanied by the voice, to celebrate in song and music, give praise, sing forth praises, psalms
    Psalm 66:2 Sing out the honor of his name; Make his praise glorious.
    Psalm 71:22 Also with the lute I will praise you — and your faithfulness, O my God! To you I will sing with the harp, O Holy One of Israel.
    Psalm 144:9 I will sing a new song to you, O God; On a harp of ten strings I will sing praises to you…​
     
  2. afaithfulone4u

    afaithfulone4u New Member

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    Very nice!
    Might I add:
    John 4:23-24
    23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
    24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
    KJV
    John 17:17
    17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
    KJV
    John 6:63-64
    63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
    64 But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him.
    KJV

    In the beginning was the Word..... and the Word was made flesh and dwelt among US.

    Any time spent acknowledging God for all that you have and are is worship and as your scripture shows can be done in joyfulness of song, praise, prayer, and thanksgiving to our heavenly Father whom has given us His Word/Christ who is Spirit and Truth to raise us up from death unto life by the work of the cross which made it possible to reconcile us onto God to be born again into a new creation in Christ as we remain abiding in THE WORD which is the Love of God. For Jesus is the way, the Truth and the Life and nobody can claim to love the Father whom they have not seen if they can not accept His Word whom we have seen(witnesses),handled, and heard and is the exact image of the Father.
     
  3. Angelina

    Angelina Prayer Warrior Staff Member Admin

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    I learn't these things years ago when in training to be a part of our worship team. Great stuff! :)
     
  4. Pelaides

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    Did not the Holy Spirit teach you how to spell?the word is spelled L.E.A.R.N.E.D,I thought all you pentecostals were filled with the Spirit.
     
  5. Angelina

    Angelina Prayer Warrior Staff Member Admin

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    I am from NZ and I spell it learn't... :) is that okay? Just because Pentecostals move by the power and anointing of the Holy Spirit, does not mean that they do not need to be trained. Did you learn anything from your minister or leaders after you were born-again with the Spirit?

    Be Blessed!
     
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