Excerpt taken from Chapter 10 of Preparing to Stand Before the Son of Man: An End-time Bible Study
“God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.”
Before I was Baptized in the Holy Spirit, I did not understand what it meant to worship God in the spirit. I was aware that the Word of God was the truth and I could worship with the truth. But I was lacking worship in the spirit. In heaven, God is all-present and the Power of the Holy Spirit is not needed. But on earth, without the Holy Spirit I could not attain worship in the spirit and therefore I was missing part of who I was created to be.
Before you begin this chapter, it would help you to receive more of the truth if you first spend time in worship. If you are alone you could use a CD and sing with the recording. If you are in a group, the leader could lead the group in worship songs. Staying prayerful as you work on the chapter will help you to understand what the Holy Spirit is trying to impart to you.
When you stop for the day, you should close with one or two worship songs.
Read John 4:19-26.
a talk with a woman by the well of Jacob.
Where did the woman say their Fathers
2. Where did the woman say the Jews said
people had to worship?
3. What did Jesus say the Samaritans and the
5.In verse 23, Jesus mentioned when that
coming would happen. When did it
6. How does a true worshiper worship God?
7. Who is seeking true worshipers?
9. Who did the woman say would explain
everything to us when He came?
In the Book of Revelation, John writes
about a vision he had while on the
Read Revelation 1:9-11.
Why was John on
2. On the Lord’s Day, John said he was, “in the Spirit.” What does that mean to you?
If I pray for a
long time in my prayer language, I have a strong sense of the presence of God.
I know I am in the
4. Could this be what John meant by being “in the Spirit?”
5. Could you be, in the Spirit, and not have a
vision? (Remember John 4:24.)
6. John did have a vision and he heard a loud
voice like a trumpet. What did the voice
tell him to do?
1. When John turned around whom did he see?
2. In verse 17, what did John do when he
realized what he was seeing?
3. John was in the Spirit at the time of the
vision, why do you think he fell as if
2. What happened to Jesus?
3. Who appeared and talked to Jesus?
4. Do you think Peter was speaking out of nervousness, fear or bewilderment?
5. When the cloud came and the Words
came forth what did the disciples do?
6. Why do you think that the disciples
7. What did Jesus do and say to the
disciples that helped them?
8. After this transfiguration do you think
that Peter, James and John ever forgot
who Jesus really was?
9. How does Jesus seen in John’s vision
in chapter 4 and 5 of Revelation
compare to Jesus who lived on earth?
10. Could Jesus have been as effective a
teacher if His glory was shown all the
days of His life on earth?
11. Jesus is human and God. Is it
important for us to focus on Him as
God and to be obedient to Jesus Our
Lord and Our God?
12. What Jesus will we meet at our home
1. Have you ever had a vision?
I have had several visions. And I am not surprised to hear that others are having them, also. This scripture from Joel is about those times that began with the outpouring of God’s Holy Spirit during the feast of Pentecost.
“The day of the Lord. And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions…I will pour out my Spirit in those days.”
Joel 2:28, 29b.
Even though I was in the Spirit at the time of the visions and filled up with the Lord, I shook with Fear of the Lord. I heard and saw everything and have not forgotten anything. But for weeks afterward, I could still be shaking from the experience. My physical being had difficulties that my spirit man did not.
We won’t have the consequences of our physical bodies in God’s heavenly realm. And praying in the Spirit brings us deeper into God’s Kingdom inside of us while we live on earth.
Read Revelation 4:1-6a,b.
2. Stand up and reread the verses slowly, speaking them out loud and stopping
verse. Ask the Holy Spirit to
described. Do you think John could be standing without the help of Jesus and the
Read Revelation 4:6c-11.
1. What do the four living creatures never stop saying day and night?.
2. Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the
throne, who else joins in?
What do they do for their worship?
4. What is their song?
sung today? If yes, can you sing it now?
Read Revelation 5:1-5.
1. When no one was found to open the scroll with the seven seals, what did John do?
2. Why do you think he was crying?
3. Who could open the scroll and its seven seals?
Who is the Lion
of the tribe of
Read Revelation 5:6-10.
1. How did John see Jesus?
2. When the Lamb took the scroll from the one who sits on the throne, what did the
four living creatures and the twenty-four elders do?
4. Are your prayers in the incense bowls?
5. What was their new song?
Read Revelation 5:11-14.
1. How many voices of angels did John hear?
2. What were they singing?
3. In verse 13 who was singing?
4. What were they singing?
5. Can you say, “Amen,” with the four living creatures in verse 14?
6. Could you fall down and worship every day?
In the years before I began to study
Scripture, I thought more about what Jesus’ death meant to me here on
earth. But through my studies in
Scripture I began to understand that the
7. Do these images in John’s vision, help you to see in another way the importance
of what Jesus bought for us on the cross?
8. This will probably be the best vision we will ever have of heaven and what waits
for us there. Does this help you to do the harder work you may be called to do
short stay on earth, so you can
this work help you to stand before the Son of Man at your homecoming?
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