(ACTS 7:23-27). My friends, if you Do not know God personally as your Lord and Savior, you are worshipping ignorantly (Acts 17:23). For example, You may be a religious church goer, a pastor, teacher, prophet, evangelist, educated in theology, serves in different capacities of a local church, speak in tongues, and been water baptized or sprinkled; according to the Bible, if any man or woman have not the Spirit of Christ, he is or she is none of His (Romans 8:8-9). Nor can they worship God in spirit, and in truth.
Notice, John 4:23-24 says, but the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. “God is a Spirit” means He is not a physical being limited to one place. He is present everywhere and He can be worshiped anywhere, anytime, by those who have the Holy Spirit. It is not where we worship that counts, but how we worship. Is your worship genuine and real? Is God known to you or unknown? Do you have the Holy Spirit’s power to help? How does the Holy Spirit help us worship? The Holy Spirit prays for us (Romans 8:26-27), teaches us the words of Jesus Christ (Romans 14:26), and tells us we are loved (Romans 5:5). No matter how many degrees you have, you must be born-again (John 3:7).
Because the natural man or woman receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him or her: neither can they know them, because they are spiritually discerned (revealed or made known). Because the Holy Spirit gives wisdom. When we choose God’s way, He grants us wisdom. His word, the Bible, leads us to live rightly, have right relationships, and make right decisions. Paul explained the one true God to these educated men of Athens; although they were, in general, very religious, but they did not know God. Because you can not know God through your intellect. Today we have a “Christian” society, but to most people, GOD IS STILL UNKNOWN. You shall know them by their fruit (Matthew 7:15-16). Think about it my friends, think about it.
Brother Wallace Jackson