THE COMMAND OF WORSHIP (3) – MULTIPLICATION

file0001886700872In today’s post, we will explore the third command of worship; which is, MULTIPLICATION.

And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. Gen 1:28 (KJV)

God commanded the man and woman to multiply. They were to produce others after their kind. Worship leaders and those involved in worship should produce other worshipers. This command rests heavily on those who lead praise and worship. The execution of their ministries should produce worship in others. When reading the Psalms, we discover David’s devotion to the worship of God only could lead others to worship God.

However, worship leaders are not the only individuals responsible for the multiplication of worshipers. Those in the congregation of believers should also demonstrate true worship to provoke others to become worshipers of God in sincerity and truth.

The mystery of this dynamic, however, is that if one operates in a false form of worship, they can multiply the wrong type of worshipers in the church. This is where worship leaders must be careful. Man was created to reproduce after his kind. If one operates in true worship, he will produce more true worshipers. Conversely, the wrong type of worshiper will produce others of the same sort. In the upcoming posts, we will discuss the cost associated with worship.

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THE COMMAND OF WORSHIP (2) – FRUITFULNES

file0001291845237In today’s post, we will explore the second command of worship; which is, FRUITFULNESS.

And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. Gen 1:28 (KJV)

It is within this verse, we discover some great truths concerning worship in the life of the believer. Worship leaders and those in the congregation are responsible for these as they enter into worship.

God commanded them to be fruitful. The Christian’s worship is to bear fruit. It does not mean that we are to produce better songs and musicians; it means that the worship should bear fruit in the personal lives of those involved. The worship leaders and others involved should bear the fruits of worship in their character and conduct. Paul stated,

But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. 2 Cor 3:18 (KJV)

Paul wrote that as we behold God’s glory, we are changed into that glory. When we enter into worship, we behold His presence, we in turn, should become transformed; that is bear fruit in our personalities.

Hence, the command to worship and be fruitful cannot be viewed individually. We are to worship Him in reverence and with holy lives. True worship not only reveals God, but our weaknesses that need to be submitted to Him. It is only through this that we can consistently have true fellowship with Him in worship. Next time, we will discuss the third command of worship, which is, multiplication.