God is Spirit
The life of a Jesus follower is truly a life of true worship.
Jesus said to the Samaritan Woman, -John 4:22-24
“Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father. “
The Old Way.
Under the Old Covenant, there were ceremonies and ordinances that took place at specific times of the year. Designated Priests performed ceremonies, presenting the blood of bulls, as part of the sacrificial elements of worship. The Samaritans were Idol worshippers, even though they considered themselves the descendants of Jacob. The Samaritan Woman, knew nothing of the New Covenant Jesus represented. Jesus showed her carnal understanding of worship. What the Samaritan knew was temporary and passing away. Christ showed her that He presented the New Way, the True Eternal Living Water.
All religious practices come to an end in the face of the true worship of the Living God. Man made ideologies and concepts can not replace true worship from the heart and soul. God does not desire man-made forms of worship. Dagon and the Ark of God can not stand in the same place (1 Sam.5:14).
The New Way.
Under the New Covenant, Christ is the Mediator. He paid the price with His own blood once and for all, restoring our relationship with God. Jesus presented Himself to the Samaritan woman as the Living Water so that she did not need to thirst again. Christ is the Holy Spirit that dwells within us. We need not thirst for anything else. Only Jesus provides what satisfies.
All who come to Jesus by Faith, have access to the Father, freely and boldly, through Jesus. God desires worship His way: Pure worship, in Spirit and in Truth.
Regardless of your background, there is a Throne of Grace. This place is not bound by geographical location or worldly concepts. The only requirement to come before this Throne of Grace is Grace itself, provided freely by Jesus.
©️ Ruth Dickson