” Bowing Down ” : An Act of worship and it’s mystery in Celestial
Oh come, let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.
There is a great connection between bowing down and worship. There is no way we would bow down without worship of God.
Bowing down originated from the Hebrew word ‘Shachah’, hishtahvah’ which means to bow down, to prostate oneself before God in worship, to fall on one’s face, to stoop down.
To understand what is the mystery of bowing down, we need to understand what the true worship of God is.
Worship is an act of giving away all to God. Worship is an heartfelt encounter of man with God. Worship is the reason we are created, the final end of all essence.
Worship is connected and associated with contrition and posture. This is where bowing down comes in.
Worship and praise is the center of activity in heaven.
Revelations 5:14, 4: 9, 11:16, 19:4,
The 24 elders worship fell down to God.
Bowing down is a sign of submission to someone greater.
It is impossible to have an heart of worship without bowing down. Bowing down is an expression of submission to God.
To worship God is to submit and surrender to God’s sovereignty.
Our bowing down may not be always be physical but in our hearts we must bow before him who is on the throne.
Bowing down is an action that expresses total submission, obeisance, surrender, reverence to the glory of God.
Bowing down should not become a ritual and that’s what God hates. Bowing down of the body, but not bowing down in the heart.
What makes worship a true worship is what happens in spirit and truth. The body and spirit must surrender, bow down to God or else we have practiced abstract worship. The essence of worship and bowing down is genuineness.
The problem is that we find it difficult to truly bow before the throne, Instead, there is something in us called sin that would rather we be the one on the throne. This is what Satan also wants.
You shall not bow down to their gods or serve them, nor do according to their works
God hates when we bow down to other gods and let them take his place in our heart. He reminds us that he is a jealous God. This shows how important bowing down is to him
Bowing down to other gods is like showing hatred to God. We are not to bow down to other gods.
Many nominal Christians that are engaged in one problem or the other hereby seeming fetish means have laid allegiance and worship to those gods, thus receiving the mark of Satan and are denied entry into heaven upon their death. This is the reason celestial church of Christ came to the world to lead us to the way of true worship of God in total homage to him.
During the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness, Satan asked Jesus to bow down for him. The ultimate goal of Satan is to be worshipped like God.
Bowing is an expression of total surrender and submission to a thing but as celestians only God is worthy of our worship because he alone is God
In the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus bowed down and fell on his face in Submission, total humility and surrender to his father and God. He gave up everything at that moment . He gave up power and will.
The more we can submit our will to God, the more genuine our worship and bowing down becomes. The essence of true worship is an attitude of the heart that continually acknowledges God and values his character.
Mordecai refused to bow down for Haman because he knew the meaning of bowing down to him and God rewarded him for reverence to this. We are not to bow down to any human, image or creator as this means we have surrender and are under control of such.
Shedrack Meshach and Abednego refused to worship and bow down to the Golden image made by King Nebuchadnezzar, but stood their grounds to die than worship.
Then immediately an angel of the lord struck him because he did not give glory to God.
Bowing down is a form of giving all glory to God. Anyone who does not give glory to God is proud and a rebel, and is destined for destruction.
Bowing down should deplete glorifying God.
Revelations 22: 8
John tried to bow down to the angel but was instructed not to do that because both angels and men and l living are created to bow down to only God.
Every knee shall bow, every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is lord.
Our watchnight service depletes the true essence of bowing down to God in total submission
Yah Gol la mariyagariyeh
At the commencement of this injunction, we are to bow down our heads fully and completely to God in submission. This is the essence of true worship.
What makes worship, a true worship is what happens in spirit and truth.
Submission and surrender to the Almighty. The heart, body and spirit must worship the Almighty otherwise it is false worship or bowing down just an ordinary exercise.
Bowing down is an extremely spiritual and celestial practice of worship which God desires if done in truth and in spirit.
Bowing down is an expression of submission to God almighty fully, wholly and completely. The body and spirit are in sync to worship God.
Our hourly worship also requires bowing down which allows us to tap into the heavenly way of worship which allows us access into the presence of God and his throne.
Written by Brother Tola Adele