"God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth".
How do we worship in the Spirit?
Since Jesus' followers were not speaking in tongues at the time, how do we do this?
That's startling Allen. I did a word study on that very verse this morning. I still have it open on esword. You must have been writing that while I was doing it.
Anyway, I find it interesting to paraphrase verses out of the original language when I do this. Let's do that to this one shall we? Here's what I got out of it;
"God is Spiritual, and they who do adore Him must go to the hidden place."
Paraphrased yet again back into the English language (sic): God is of the Spiritual realm, and those who would worship Him must worship Him after entering the Spiritual realm.
The spiritual realm is God's dwelling place, His, "house" if you will. it is hidden, it is truth. Flesh can not enter here. It is hidden from us so that we may have faith in Him. Some can see into it, most can not. I believe this is what Jesus was talking about when He said, "...because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed." Jesus had risen when He said that. Thomas had seen a spiritual and miraculous thing, then believed. We get impartation we we enter the Spiritual realm, for it contains truth there.
Some people enter it and don't even realize it, perhaps some do. I believe this is what JLB was talking about when he said this:
I do sing in the Spirit, but mostly I have found that if I am filled with Gods Spirit, He is able to take me to places in worship that are beyond what I can or intend to produce as worship.
(That's because God loves for us to sing to Him, so He will reach out to us, and draw us near when we do...(the spiritual equivalent of turning up the volume?))
I hope this doesn't sound too insane, lol. Praise the Lord!