THE GOD ORDAINED MODE OF WORSHIP
By Bashir Habeeb A.
I write spasmodically to weave words in boon of unveiling some hidden scriptural verses from the Bibles. The Christians completely forsake the biblical chosen mode of worship.
Mode of worship is by bowing and putting ones face on the ground and that is why Satan tempted Jesus Christ to bow and worship him by falling on the ground in the book of St Matthew 4:8-10.
If dancing, jumping, twisting, shaking, singing and tapping of ones feet is God chosen mode of worship, Satan could have commanded Jesus to sing and dance, but fortunately, it is not. We read in the book of St Mathew..
GOD CHOSEN MODE OF WORSHIP IN THE BIBLE
Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
There are several biblical verses that confirmed bowing and falling on the ground as the God ordained mode of worship, we read in the same book of St Mathew, where just prayed and worshipped God at the time of crucifixion, and fortunately he was successfully crucificted. We read
“And he (Jesus) went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed , saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.” –
The disciples of Jesus too worshipped God by bowing and falling on their faces, they never worshipped Jesus and so, they did not deify him, they were submissive and subservient to Allaah and not to Jesus.
“And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid.”
Allaah said concerning the disciples of Jesus Christ in the Qur’an, when they said.
Our Lord, we have believed in what You revealed and have followed the messenger Jesus, so register us among the witnesses [to truth].”
Quran 3:53 “Aal-e-Imran”
The Bible declared in the book of Hebrew 9:1 referring to the Old testament, the Bible said, the first covenant have ordinances of divine service, we read
Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary.
We read in the Old testament, Abraham (the father of faith) bow and worshipped God.
“And Abram fell on his face : and God talked with him, saying,”
“Then Abraham fell upon his face , and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?”
Moses and Aaron went forth to the door of the tabernacle and fall on their faces and worshipped God.
“And Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and they fell upon their faces : and the glory of the LORD appeared unto them.
“And Moses made haste, and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshipped.
“And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron , saying, Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment. And they fell upon their faces, and said, O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and wilt thou be wroth with all the congregation?”
And Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God. And all the people answered, Amen, Amen, with lifting up their hands: and they bowed their heads, and worshipped the LORD with [their] faces to the ground.
“And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the LORD am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship , and said unto him, What saith my Lord unto his servant?”
“And it came to pass, while they were slaying them, and I was left, that I fell upon my face , and cried, and said, Ah Lord GOD! wilt thou destroy all the residue of Israel in thy pouring out of thy fury upon Jerusalem?” –
“And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground: and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell before the LORD, worshipping the LORD.”
2 Chronicles 20:18
“And it came to pass, when I prophesied, that Pelatiah the of Benaiah died. Then fell I down upon my face, and cried with a loud voice, and said, Ah Lord GOD ! wilt thou make a full end of the remnant of Israel?”
GOD CHOSEN MODE OF WORSHIP IN THE QUR’AN
O you who have believed, bow and prostrate and worship your Lord and do good – that you may succeed.
O Mary, be devoutly obedient to your Lord and prostrate and bow with those who bow [in prayer].”
Quran 3:43 Aal-e-Imran
And establish prayer and give zakah and bow with those who bow [in worship and obedience].
Qur’an 2:43 Al-Baqarah
And they were not commanded except to worship Allah, [being] sincere to Him in religion, inclining to truth, and to establish prayer and to give zakah. And that is the correct religion.
Our Christian brethren need to set their sight high in seeking the truth, just as what the Bible said in the book of St John
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
A Christian who wants to succeed in knowing the truth should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths, He/She needs to put more nickels in the machine in other to hit the jackpot. learn and know or listen to those to who know.
By Bashir Habeeb A.