We are entering a season when worship is highlighted. The angels worshiped Yeshua’s birth and all that gathered at the stable worshiped. The men traveling from the East endured two years on their camels in search of the new King so they could worship Him. Today we have praise and worship services, yet, do we know the full implication of the word worship? Let’s take a look.
The main word for worship in Hebrew is Strong’s #7812 and it looks like this:
Webster’s Definition: to depress, prostrate, pay homage to royalty, to bow down or reverence.
Let’s look at the individual letters:
The letter reading from right to left is Shin:
Shin 300 = Victory of good over evil, Holy Spirit. Means: Teeth, Fire, the Fire of God to consume all His enemies, Devour, Destroy, Something Sharp.
Chet 8 = New Beginnings. Means: Fence, Gate, Tent wall to Separate, Protect, Cut off. Torah
Hey 5 = Grace. Means: Revelation – 5 is the number of Torah, Behold, Give Attention – (If it is at the end of a word, it comes from letter before)
The best way to break this down is to go from the last letter to the first. Thus, to worship means to pay attention to God’s word (Hey), and live our lives separated to Him, (Chet). When we do, the enemies that are attacking His purpose for our lives, are destroyed by the fiery zeal of God. (Shin)
When He is our total focus every enemy to our souls is defeated.
To worship then is an act of war against enemies who want to keep us from God’s will. The more we look to God and His word for direction, the more we do His will, the greater the victory we have over the enemy.
Worship is more than singing a song. It is the way we live our lives and Who we live our lives for.
Exodus 34:14 For thou shalt worship H7812 no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:
Leviticus 26:1 Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down H7812 unto it: for I am the LORD your God.
Matthew 4:8-10 the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9 And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.”
10 Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’”
May we expand our practice of worship out of the sanctuary and into every area of our lives.