I have heard from the Lord words that seemed to heavy for me to comprehend and when sometimes I share these things, I have been asked if I got them from theological research materials. My answer has always been a “NO”.
Someone ever said to me “Your approach to the Word seemed heretical in the beginning, but I know you are not.” I was shocked to hear from the Lord something I have never heard been personally told me. He once said to me,
“Your teachings are hard for most people to understand because like my servant Paul, you hear them from a higher realm and because of the realms from which Paul received My Words, even the eminent apostles of his day find it hard to comprehend them. Even so it is with you. “
As I was approaching the gate to my house I heard strange words spoken to me.. an addendum to what has been told me before. I heard these Words
“THE HIGHEST FORM OF WORSHIP IS SUBMISSION TO MY WILL EVEN WHEN IT PROVES THE MOST DIFFICULT TO DO! JESUS SUBMITTED TO MY WILL EVEN WHEN IT PROVED MOST DIFFICULT!”
Prior to this time the Lord had said these to me:
“I VALUE THE WORSHIP THAT COMES FROM EARTH ABOVE THAT WHICH GOES ON IN HEAVEN”
I could hardly contain this as I asked Him saying “How do you mean Lord? I thought the worship in heaven is purest, so how come You value ours than theirs?” He answered me saying:
“IN HEAVEN THEY HAVE SEEN ME AND WHENEVER YOU SEE ME, THE ONLY THING THAT COMES TO MIND IS TO PROSTRATE BEFORE ME IN WORSHIP. BUT ON EARTH, YOU HAVE NOT SEEN ME YET YOU BELIEVE.. IN HEAVEN THERE IS NO MORE PAIN OR WEEPING OUT OF DISTRESS AS YOU HAVE HERE YET IN YOUR PAINS AND SUFFERINGS, HUNGER AN NAKEDNESS, YOU STILL LIFT UP YOUR VOICE TO TELL ME I AM FAITHFUL! HOW SHALL I NOT VALUE THE WORSHIP FROM TE EARTH THAN THAT WHICH GOES ON IN HEAVEN?”
I asked the Lord for a scripture to prove that this was Him speaking and He said
“AFTER THE RESURRECTION, JESUS APPEARED TO ALL HIS DISCIPLES SAVE ONE, THOMAS. BUT WHEN THOMAS HEARD, HE SAID ‘I WONT BELIEVE TILL I SEE AND PUT MY FINGERS IN THE NAIL PIERCED HANDS AND SIDES’. AND WHEN JESUS REAPPEARED, HE SAID TO THOMAS, PUT YOUR FINGER IN THE OPENINGS AND AS THOMAS DID, THEN SAID LORD, I BELIEVE, BUT JESUS SAID BECAUSE YOU SEE YOU BELIEVE, NOW MORE BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO BELIEVED YET HAVE NOT SEEN.”
My heart melted to know that my simple worship means a lot to Him. Why should I deprive Him of it?
Last week I heard Him say,
“MAN WAS NOT CREATED TO PRAY BUT TO WORSHIP. THAT IS WHY WHEN YOU SEE ME, THE ONLY THING THAT COMES TO YOUR MIND IS TO WORSHIP ME.”
Hmm, I asked further, “Why then do we pray? His reply so simple,
“WHEN I CREATED MAN AND PUT HIM IN THE GARDEN, I PUT IN THAT GARDEN EVERYTHING MAN WOULD EVER NEED SO THAT HE DOES NOT HAVE TO PRAY BUT TO WORSHIP ME WITHOUT DISTRACTION! HIS FALL GAVE RISE TO PRAYERS FOR PRAYERS IS A TEMPORAL THING THAT WONT LAST BEYOND THIS EARTH. BUT WORSHIP CONTINUES THROUGH ALL ETERNITY!”
I know that you who is reading article is going through certain pains and the challenges has weighed your prayer life down, but even at that learn to WORSHIP Him. You can pray amiss but never worship amiss! HE awaits those worship from your wounded and hurting heart! Come with me to an altitude where we can both hear Him and express our innermost thoughts to Him in worship!!!
Excerpted from my newest book “CALLED TO WORSHIP!”
~ by Mark Cyril
Author, teacher, motivational and conference speaker, Pastor Mark Cyril is the international President of CYRIL MARK WORLD EVANGELISM – an independent ministry taking the message of the cross across the Nations turning many in their numbers to salvation through Jesus Christ. He is also the Senior Pastor of Revelation Apostolic Community; an apostolic and Prophetic Word based ministry in Abuja the capital city of Nigeria – West Africa.