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WORD POWER with Dr. Jerry Miah Williams – Prophecy of the Book

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Dr. Jerry Miah Williams Gospel preaching and teaching of the Word of God for your encouragement, edification, and inspiration.

Our Guard Rail

Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. For me to write the same things to you is not tedious, but for you it is safe . . . Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Philippians 3:1; 4; 4 NKJV

Doesn’t it seem strange that a man unjustly in prison would be telling the church to rejoice? This is exactly what the Apostle Paul did. Paul’s attitude teaches us a powerful lesson: our inner attitudes don’t have to reflect our outward circumstance. It’s so easy to get discouraged about life’s circumstances and lose our joy—all because we’re not looking at life from the right perspective. The Word of God teaches us that God Himself is the source of our joy, and that joy is the natural state of the believer (John 15:11). Rejoicing in the Lord is imperative in believing, in living, in giving, in serving, and in suffering. Joy is our guard rail!

A guard rail is the edge of something that prevents people from falling off. For example, falling off the edge of the road while driving a car; falling off a deck or porch; falling out of a bunk bed, etc. Rejoicing in the Lord is our guard rail when faced with the adverse circumstance of life. Joy prevents us from derailing into anxiety, depression, loneliness, etc. Joy is the cheerfulness, delight, gladness we have in the Lord; it is an inward force of the Spirit of God within us; it is a fruit of the Spirit. The fruit of the Spirit is love, and God is: love, joy, and peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance (Gal. 5:22-23).

Love is the grace that helps us fulfils the whole law; joy and peace is the normal state of the believer; longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness is the grace to help us relate to others; and, temperance is self-control—controlling our appetites, desires, and passions. Joy is not happiness, which is a state of mind based on circumstances or happenings. Joy is the guard rail that remains unchanged regardless of the circumstances; our ground for rejoicing is in the Lord not circumstances.

Paul could write to the church about rejoicing in the Lord always because that’s exactly what he did, even while imprisoned in chains (Acts 26:2, 28-29). Joy was his guard rail that prevented him from anger, depression, and hopelessness. Notwithstanding, his unjust arrest and imprisonment, joy validated Paul’s witness before, during, and after his arrest (2 Tim. 4:6-8).  Because joy is also our guard rail let us rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, and continue instant in prayer (Rom. 12:12).  Rejoice always (Thess. 5:16). Joy is our guard rail!

WORD POWER with Dr. Jerry Miah Williams – Prophetic Vision Part 2

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Dr. Jerry Miah Williams Gospel preaching and teaching of the Word of God for your encouragement, edification, and inspiration.

WORD POWER with Dr. Jerry Miah Williams – Prophetic Vision Part 1

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Dr. Jerry Miah Williams Gospel preaching and teaching for your encouragement, edification, and inspiration.

You Worship What You Do Not Know

 “Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where one ought to worship.” 21 Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father.  22 You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews.  23 But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.  24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” John 4:20-24 NKJV

Whether a person calls himself a Christian, religious, spiritual, or a worshipper, you cannot assume that they truly know God; and when they do worship, don’t assume that the true God is the object of their worship. To worship God in spirit and truth, you must truly know Jesus and understand the importance of faith in Him. If God is not the object of your faith, your worship is in ignorance because you worship what you do not know. The Samaritan woman—at the Jacob’s well—worshipped what she didn’t know (Text), as do so many others.

For example, in Acts 17:22-25, when the Apostle Paul came to Mars Hill in Athens, he observed that the men of Athens were very religious—having various objects of worship (idols). He even found an altar with this inscription: “TO AN UNKNOWN GOD”, and was moved to proclaim to them the true God that they were ignorant of—the God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands; the God who gives all men life and breath and everything else.  He dispelled the big lie that “all religions are good and they all lead to heaven” (John 4:22; 14:6).

The Athenians believed in the existence of God, but they were ignorant of that God, because they didn’t have access to His revealed Word. No truth; no true worship! In ignorance, some who think that they are enlighten may still be  worshipping their church legacy, the church building, the preacher, the choir or praise team, the music, and even the worship itself. In ignorance, they worship what they do not know. People are spiritually destroyed for a lack of knowledge (Hos. 4:6).  

True worship is the expression of reverence to God for who He is. It’s more than the music and the songs we sing; it’s deeper than a good feeling; it isn’t confined to a certain day and a certain place; it’s not just what we do but it is who we are. So, lose your religion and find true faith and offer God true worship. Worship Him in spirit and in truth, and worship what you know!


WORD POWER with Dr. Jerry Miah Williams – Prophetic Living

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Dr. Jerry Miah Williams Gospel preaching and teaching for your encouragement, edification, and inspiration.

True Worship

Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where one ought to worship.” 21 Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father.  22 You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews.  23 But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.  24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” John 4:20-25 NKJV

Jesus told the Samaritan woman that the Father seeks a certain kind of worshipper—a true worshipper. A true worshipper worships God in spirit and truth—whenever and in whatever—in a pandemic, in a storm of life, during unemployment, a family crisis, sickness, and even death of a loved one or friend. Circumstances don’t change a true worshiper’s reason to worship, because true worship isn’t about religion; it’s all about true faith in God.

Worship is commonly defined as the expression of reverence to God for who He is. It’s more than the start and the end of a song; it’s deeper than a feeling; it isn’t confined to a Sunday worship service. It must be our first response in any circumstance when walking by faith as a lifestyle. For me, worship isn’t not just what I do, but it is who I am. So what is true worship, and what does it require?

True worship, according to the Apostle Paul, necessitates worshipping with a renewed mind. He beseeched the Roman Christians, “by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service [worship]. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God” (Rom. 12:1, 2).  Worshipping with a renewed mind involves engaging one’s body, soul, and spirit (Matt. 22:37), with the help of the Holy Spirit, according to the truth of God’s Word.

True worship requires an engagement of your human spirit. Why? Because man is the only earthly creature that God created with a spirit, in order to worship God (Gen. 2:7). It also requires worship in the Holy Spirit. When you are filled with the Holy Spirit, heart-felt worship naturally flows to the Lord (Eph. 5: 18; Phil. 3:3). And, true worship must be centered in Jesus Christ who is the Truth (See John 8:32; 14:6; 17:17).       

True worship involves your mind, body, soul and spirit. It is a direct reflection of your spiritual connection and relationship with God. It is a sacrifice that is personal and connectional. So, lose your “religion” and find true faith and offer God true worship. Worship Him in spirit and in truth!


WORD POWER with Dr. Jerry Miah Williams – Prophetic Generation Part 2

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Dr. Jerry Miah Williams Gospel preaching and teaching for your encouragement, edification, and inspiration.

Lose the Religion and Find True Faith

Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father.  22 You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews.  23 But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.  24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” John 4:21-24 NKJV

Living through a viral pandemic this past year, we’ve had to cope with stay-at-home orders, forsaking the assembly of ourselves in corporate worship, wearing face masks and social distancing; dealing with runs on food and supplies at stores; managing isolation and loneliness, fear and uncertainty, anxiety and stress; and, for some, grief and bereavement after death of a love one or friend. These global and personal challenges have left some weak and shaken, but others are strengthened in their faith. How could this be?

Well, being a believer is having a relationship with God, not with a religion. Consider, John 3:16, where Jesus says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life”—the word, “whoever” is a pronoun that connotes a personal relationship. A relationship with God is a spiritual connection that is personal and relational.    

Religion is man’s search for god and “his belief in that god or group of gods” (Merriam-Webster). Religion steals, but faith builds (John 10.10). The pandemic brought multiple stressful challenges and stressful conditions, e.g., tests, trials and temptations. Religion just isn’t reliable. Religion is like shifting and sinking sand that provide no solid foundation (Matt. 7:24-27).

Religion requires external trappings like symbols, rituals, ceremonies, works and formalities, a building to worship in, etc. But with true worship, born out of a true relationship with God, the place is always secondary to the Person (Isa. 66:1; Acts 7:48). It’s not where you worship, it’s how you worship that counts.

True worship of the true God requires a true relationship with Him—a relationship that is personal and relational (See Matt. 4:19; John 10:27; 2 Tim. 1:12). Again, true faith in God is a spiritual connection, and without faith in Him and the relationship, it is impossible to please God (Heb. 11:6). So, lose the religion and find true faith!

WORD POWER with Dr. Jerry Miah Williams – Prophetic Generation Part 1

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Dr. Jerry Miah Williams Gospel preaching and teaching for your encouragement, edification, and inspiration.