Worshipping in Spirit and in Truth

Home churching may be intimidating if you are used to going to church every weekend. However, whether you are worshiping with a small group, just your immediate family, or by yourself, it is possible to gain a rich Sabbath day’s blessing while worshipping at home.

Get OUT!

Revelation 18 contains a clear command to leave Babylon: “Go out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” (1599 Geneva Bible) No denomination is exempt. All religions and denominations have been contaminated by error.

But that presents a problem. Church attendance has become synonymous with worship. So, where (and how!) are believers to worship?

Worship is an action verb. It is defined as: “To adore; to pay divine honors to; to reverence with supreme respect and veneration.”1 It comes from the Hebrew word, shâchâh which means to bow down in worship. “It is the common term for coming before [Yahuwah] in worship.”2 This is something everyone can do at home with their family, or even by themselves. In fact, there is Biblical precedence for remaining at home on the Sabbath!

In Exodus 16, prior to the giving of the law at Sinai, Yahuwah told Moses: “See! For Yahuwah has given you the Sabbath; therefore He gives you on the sixth day bread for two days. Let every man remain in his place; let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.” So the people rested on the seventh day.” (See Exodus 16:29-30.) The children of Israel did not go stand around the tabernacle, or the earlier tent of meeting every Sabbath to listen to Moses preach a sermon. Rather, each family stayed in their own homes and worshipped Yahuwah there.

You can, too.

Home worship

Salvation has always been an individual matter, not a group activity. Worship at home is perfectly acceptable to Yahuwah and is actually more in keeping with the spirit of true worship. Following are some ideas for making worship at home a spiritually rich experience.

Worshiping alone

worship aloneMany believers who flee Babylon are forced to do it alone. Following the lamb withersoever he goeth can be a very solitary walk. But rest assured that if you find yourself in this category, your praise and worship is as cherished by Yahuwah as though there were not another person in the world for whom He gave His son. For a meaningful time spent with your Creator, consider doing the following:

Worshiping with family

If you have family that left Babylon with you, you are blessed indeed. Don’t be overwhelmed at the thought of providing a meaningful worship experience for your family. Home worship can be as simple or as complex as you want to make it, but a rich blessing awaits all who spend time with Yahuwah.

family worship

Worshipping with friends

There is something very special about worshipping in a group of like-minded believers. Care should be taken, however, that the worship experience does not degenerate into a stylized form of worship that simply mimics that left behind in Babylon.

True worship is (or should be) far more than simply sitting in rows, listening to one person preach. Interactive worship in prayer, song, and testimony honors Yahuwah and draws hearts to Him.

worship with friends

Rich blessings await all who obey the command to leave Babylon, even if they must go alone.

And Yahuwah shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.

“If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of Yahuwah, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:

“Then shalt thou delight thyself in Yahuwah; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of Yahuwah hath spoken it. (See Isaiah 58:11, 13-14.)

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1 Noah Webster, American Dictionary of the English Language, 1828.

2 #7812, The New Strong’s Expanded Dictionary of Bible Words, 2001 ed.