Living Word Tabernacle



Does God accept all worship?

If so, why did Jesus tell them very religious Jewish leaders the following? Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men (Mark 7:7).  He had called them hypocrites in their WORSHIP, as those that honor me with your lips, but your heart is far from me.

In the Old Testament, their great sacrifices, once He accepted, over time meant nothing to God. He was looking to the heart when they brought their sacrifice, and saw nothing.  Oh, that we could have the kind of heart God will look to, see a true sacrifice and a worship (sacrifice) accepted.


That is more than being sincere in our worship and honest in our heart, Cain did that.  But one that God will delight in, a broken and a contrite heart, that is the sacrifice He accepts at the altar.

Ps 51:16 For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering. 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

In his last sermon, Brother Branham tried to get this thought across - "He said, 'In vain do you worship Me, teaching for doctrine the commandments of man' Now think! A sincere, honest worship (with the sincerity of your heart) to God, and still be in vain! It began that way with Cain, at the garden of Eden. Sincere worship, but was rejected! Very religious, still rejected!"  65-1207 -  Leadership - William Branham

The following is a service at Living Word Tabernacle, March 3, 2024 -  the sermon was on this subject titled: What Does God Accept in Our Worship?