The Book Of Nehemiah Chapter 8 (8 of 13) by Harley Howard

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The Book of Nehemiah Chapter 8 (8 of 13)
Harley Howard

1 And all the people gathered themselves together as
one man into the street that [was] before the water
gate; and they spake unto Ezra the scribe to bring the
book of the law of Moses, which the LORD had commanded
to Israel.

This chapter begins one of the greatest revivals in
Israel's history. It was during the feast of trumpets.
The feast of trumpets was a special reminder of the
approaching Day of Atonement. It was a day of rest and
solemn assembly on which no work was to be done and
special offerings were to be given to the Lord.
Worship was to be a priority and it was the worship
that God prescribed.

When genuine revival hits the church we will see the
priority that genuine worship deserves. People will
not use excuses not to see worship as a priority.

Today, that all has changed as the masses of people
who are in churches all across this country are
creating their OWN self-styled forms of worship. The
worship is usually OPTIONAL, and created to satisfy
the so-called worshipper. It is totally without God
and for all practical purposes, renounces the clear
established prescribed worship of God. This is one of
the clear reasons why the church is impotent today.
Instead of the worship of God, and let me say the
corporate worship of God, being a priority, we just
reject it and make up our own style of worship which
frankly speaking, is an abomination to God. HOW ELSE
COULD YOU EXPLAIN IT? SO WHAT CAN WE SEE ABOUT
CORPORATE WORSHIP?


What can we see about corporate worship from Nehemiah
8

1.) The people assembled and they did it in mass: And
all the people gathered themselves together as one man
into the street that was before the water gate.

2.) They WANTED the scriptures: And they spake unto
Ezra the scribe to bring the book of the law of Moses.

They ASKED for the scriptures and they did it, not to
satisfy some intell ...


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