‘A time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth, for the Father is seeking such as these to worship Him. God is Spirit, and His worshipers must worship Him in spirit and in truth’ John 4.23,24 NIV.
To worship in spirit and in truth is to worship in Jesus. To worship in Jesus is to participate in the vicariously ministry in His Father life. To worship in spirit and in truth is to be joined to Father in the spirit of sonship. To worship in spirit and in truth is to be one with our Father as Jesus is one with our Father.
Nevertheless God said, ‘Be holy because I am holy,’ and provided the way for this to be so. He did this through creating us anew out of Himself. We are twice born. We originally came forth from the Son and we come forth from Him again as the new born of the new creation.
Following the fall Jesus undid our estrangement and drew us back into Himself, into His person and His Fatherhood.
God has made us whole by incarnating Himself in us. He has made us holy through His grace and by gracing us with His person as The Inhabiter of Our Being. This is how we are holy because He is holy.
Since the cross and Pentecost God lives in you and expresses Himself through you. So there’s no need to adopt eccentric habits or pious postures. In Christ, with Christ as your life and Christ ‘come in your flesh,’ just receive what is. This is a state of being in which you have been incorporated into the Family of God. Accept what He has done. Agree that you are a son. Be filled with His Spirit and multiply who He is in you. Francois Du Toit writes,
‘The great Conversation! More than two thousand years ago the conversation that had begun before time was recorded—sustained in fragments of thought throughout the ages, whispered in prophetic language, chiseled in stone and inscribed in human conscience and memory—became a man.
Beyond the tablet of stone, the papyrus scroll or parchment roll, human life has become the articulate voice of God. Jesus is the crescendo of God’s conversation with humankind; he gives context and content to the authentic thought. Everything that God had in mind for man is voiced in him. Jesus is God’s language. His name declares his mission.
As Saviour of the world he truly redeemed the image and likeness of the invisible God and made him apparent again in human form, not as in a display window, but as in a mirror! (Hebrews 1:1-3, 2 Corinthians 3:18)
This is why to see Jesus is to see yourself. To believe Jesus is to know yourself and to be infilled by Jesus is to be who you are and do what He means to be doing through you.’ This is worship in spirit an in truth.
Satan said to Bill Watson, ‘You need to be more righteous.’ Bill replied, ‘I am the righteousness of God. I am a son.’ Jesus said. ‘I am the way, the truth and the life.’ Bill said, ‘Thanks Lord, ‘Me too!’
Worship in spirit and in truth is Christ our life. Christ our life is not following a program with Jesus’ help, living out the law, adhering to one element of the law and living the rest in grace. Neither is it adhering to a matrix of Christian righteousness. Christ our life is lived in the Spirit. This is the manifestation of Jesus as you!