Purpose can be defined as “the reason for which something exists or is done, made, used, etc.” Usually when something is created, there is a purpose for it. If there is no purpose, then we consider it a piece of junk, or some might consider it a piece of art, just kidding. When God created man and woman, He told them to be fruitful and to multiply; He gave man in particular the responsibility of work. Believers have a purpose and the church has a purpose.
Scripture shows that believers are called to worship God in spirit and in truth (John 4:23, 24). We are to worship God because of who He is and because of what He does. The emphasis of worship is glorifying God. We can talk about the various attributes of God. God is omnipotent, that is, He is all powerful. He is called the Lord Almighty. It is that powerful God who created the universe. We can look in both the Old and New Testaments and see the many miracles that God performed.
In the Old Testament, God brought plagues against Egypt when it refused to release God’s people from captivity. When the exiting Israelite were trapped, the omnipotent God came to their rescue by parting the Red Sea so that they crossed on dry land. When the Egyptians tried to do the same thing they were destroyed by the crushing waters. When it was time to begin the conquest of the Promised Land, the mighty God caused the walls of Jericho to collapse.
Jesus performed various miracles. He healed individuals of all kinds of sicknesses and diseases. Bartimaeus was healed of blindness. A woman with a constant flow was delivered from her uncleanness through her act of faith and the power of God. Numerous persons were healed of leprosy. In fact, the Bible records that all who came to Jesus were healed. Jesus fed five thousand people with five loaves and two fish by supernatural multiplication. He demonstrated control over the elements by walking on water and calming a storm.
There are so many things that we can say about God. He is omniscient (knowing all things) and omnipresent (everywhere present). He is Elohim, the God of greatness and glory. He is the El Shaddai, God Almighty. He is the El Elyon, the most high God. He is Jehovah, the God who was and is and the God who will be. The compound names of Jehovah show that He is a healer, a deliverer, a righteous God, a provider, our peace. He is holy, majestic and awesome. He is high and lifted up. He is our refuge and strength, a present help in the time of trouble. No wonder we have reasons to praise God!
Worship is about intimacy with God and is about the revelation of God. David spent time in the presence of God and said, “How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord Almighty! My soul yearns, even faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God” (Psalm 84:1, 2). Isaiah had a revelation of God in Isaiah chapter 6 and cried out “Woe is me, I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.” People who don’t find that place Louvores de Adoração of intimacy with God will always struggle with worship. People who don’t get the revelation of God will also struggle with worship.
Worship charges the atmosphere with the presence of God. When God is glorified from a pure and sincere heart, He turns up and moves in powerful ways. Worship creates the atmosphere for the Spirit to move in power and for the release of His gifts. Numerous people can testify how God healed them while worshipping, or after a powerful time of worship, God ministered through prophecy or gave messages of knowledge. God desires to be glorified. One speaker has said that worship is complete when God responds.