#5607 – Going to Church

Good morning people who gather with other believers to seek the face of God.

I was about to move on to another verse and write, and the Holy Spirit clearly told me to go back to yesterday’s verse as He wanted to say more from it. So, let’s do that together. Here is the verse:

Psalms 27:4 NIV One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.

While many God-given traditions from the Old Testament no longer apply today, I believe that Father can still speak from them. I believe He wants to speak to us about ‘going to church’ from this verse.

David talked about his desire to dwell in the house of the Lord and to seek Him in His temple. If we transfer this through the cross, we are now the dwelling place and temple of God individually, but we are also the body of Christ collectively. Both are essential and both are very much New Testament theology.

From this starting point, I am drawn to what David wanted to do in the house of the Lord and in the temple of God. He wanted to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek Him.  

Then the Lord led me to this very straightforward question for us today:

Why do we go to church; what is our focus on ‘attending’?

The Lord recently spoke to me for the church and said, “You’re not doing Me any favours by coming to church.” In other words, we don’t impress God by ‘showing up’. It’s not a sacrifice to gather together with other believers – it’s a privilege!

But our primary purpose is not just fellowship with other Christians. Nor is our primary purpose singing songs or hearing sermons. All of these are great and wonderful, but we can do all of these precious things and miss the main point of gazing on the beauty of the Lord and seeking Him.

So, why do you go to church? Do you go to meet with God and to earnestly seek His face?

It’s time to realign to kingdom truth.