Worship in Spirit and Truth Includes Muscle Worship (Physical Worship)

No (silly!), muscle worship isn’t worshiping muscles; rather, it’s using our muscles as part and parcel of our worship experience.

Bible worship can be, and often is, physical. The Bible records at least 20 times that when people worshiped they also fell on their faces, bowed down or lay prostrate. Two examples will suffice.

"When Joshua was by Jericho he saw a man standing with his sword drawn in his hand, and Joshua went to him and said, “Are you for us or for our adversaries?” He replied, “No, rather I come now as Captain of the army of the Lord.” And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and bowed down." Joshua 5:13-14

". . .the twenty-four elders will fall down before Him who sits on the throne, and will worship Him who lives forever and ever, and will cast their crowns before the throne, saying, ‘Worthy are Thou. . .’" Revelation 4:9

This may sound silly unless you know some of the benefits of muscle worship (physical worship). Before praise and worship services at the Church the Living Water Muscatine I often do a few calisthenics. I want to be ready and prepared for a total worship experience. After all, God is worthy. He gave His whole body on the cross for me. I want to be ready to give my total self to Him in worship, even muscle worship. A few minutes of stretching exercises gets me mentally and physically prepared for genuine worship—the spirit and truth kind of worship.

--submitted by Mark Anderson

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