I would like to share with you a regenerational dream I had last night and also how it was connected to this morning's assembly at Pretoria, South Africa which was about Praise and Worship.
In my dream I had a microphone and I was singing Hallelujah with great zeal. The following sacrifice came from the heart as I briefly reflected upon my dream, "We praise You Yahweh for You are faithful and You are true.". The word Hallelujah is usually worded in English contexts as "Praise ye the Lord" or "Praise the Lord" so in my dream the Lord was showing me that I had completed a cycle of growth and the virtue birthed within is expressed through our spiritual sacrifices of pure praise.
Then my mom and I went to the Pretoria assembly and brother Emille expounded on Praise and Worship in a way that broadened our understanding on Pure Praise and True Worship. one of the things we learned was that song and dance causes emotional excitement which is why it can be pleasurable but also that a psalm gives thanks to God through the cycles of our growth and is expressed from our understanding of the mystery of Christ from the foundation of truth in the heart but neither initiate our cycles of growth. Praying in the spirit initiates our cycles of growth and our spiritual sacrifices that define our worship bring the cycles of our growth to completion so that we actually have something in the heart (God's virtues) to truly praise Him for.
But the false church has errantly removed the apostles office that defines the functions of Christianity through doctrine and replaced the prayers and spiritual sacrifices of praise with song and dance therefore their praise is void of the glory of God for the glory of God is the sum total of His substance birthed within from the doctrine of Christ being made to work for our spiritual transformation by the power of the Holy Spirit that gives life to the holy knowledge as He breathes grace upon the foundation of truth.
It was truly an edifying and fun assembly and also the sharing and petitions of the saints were edifying. One of the saints even testified of a vision of Jesus in the center touching each saint and light appeared on us.
"The pure praise of the righteous comes from the virtue within but the praise of Adam comes from a fear of lack."
"Those with a zeal for grace have a zeal for God but those with a zeal for the precept and line of scripture love the passions of the flesh."
Yours in Christ,
Second 8th Week Apostolic Institute of Theology