Interestingly enough, when we ask God for understanding and revelation, He gives it to us. In my last post I let you in on some of the questions I’d been asking God. Things like, “
What does my worship mean to you? What goes on in your heart when I worship? What significance does it have?” Well, literally the day after writing and posting “How do I stay in the chair?”, I got my answer.
I went to class, expecting a normal day of lecture (this class in particular is about God’s purpose and plan for Israel). My teacher, Wes Hall, began by giving an exhortation on what worship is and why it matters. What you are about to read are not all my original thoughts, it comes from notes I took in class and then extra study I did afterwards.
Everything in our lives comes down to agreement. We are always in agreement with something -whether it be lies or truth, Satan or God. When we worship, we are agreeing with truth. Whatever we agree with, we give authority to, and where that authority is given, a throne is built.
For example, when you come into agreement with Satan, you are giving him access and authority and He gets to build a throne over your life (also called a stronghold). When you agree with a lie, you say to the devil, “you are right” and are basically giving him your worship. In the same way when you agree with God’s Word, you give Him access to build His throne over your life. We know this because in Psalm 22:3 it says that God is enthroned in the praises of His people.
God’s throne is where His people’s praises are. When you worship God and agree with truth you are releasing the authority of God into your atmosphere and your circumstances. You are saying to God “You are right” and God is able to build His throne there.
We live in a culture that largely agrees with Satan. This mean’s humans are daily giving him the right to build his throne over their lives. Why 24/7 worship and prayer? Because when I worship God — even when I don’t feel it — I am letting God build His throne and dismantle Satan’s throne.
Paul said in 2 Corinthians 10:4-5, “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ”. The weapons of our warfare are found in worship. We worship the one true living God and tear down the strongholds that exalt themselves against the truth of who He is.
Satan is described in Revelation 12:10 as the accuser who stands before God and accuses the brethren day and night. If Satan thinks it’s worthwhile to speak lies night and day, then we ought to think it worthwhile to be speaking truth night and day. We want God to build His throne over us, our families, our cities and nation and that throne is built on the praises of His people.
So where ever He is being worshiped, His throne is being established, so why not 24/7 prayer and worship? We want His throne over our lives every second of every day. What could happen in cities and nations that are coming into agreement with God’s truth every hour, even through the night watches? The strongholds begin to be torn down.
Now when I head into the prayer room and I’m tired and I feel like my worship is unimportant, I can remind myself of this. My worship (and your worship), even in weakness and smallness is saying, “God, come build your throne here”.