When Worship Is Wrong. Proposition: If We Want to Worship God, Then We Must Do It His Way and On His Terms. Tortilla Worship.
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Friends, neighbors, and strangers stop by to look at it, or to pray in front of it. Mrs. Rubio, who also prays nightly in front of the tortilla, said, "I do not know why this has happened to me, but God has come into my life through this tortilla." The tortilla is reported to be in fair condition, though the face has faded.
In 1977, Mrs. Maria Rubio of Lake Arthur was rolling out tortillas when she saw the face of Jesus looking back at her from the flat tortilla. Her skillet had burned a representation of a slender, bearded face into the tortilla. She convinced a reluctant priest to bless the piece of bread...then she built a shrine around it. Mrs. Rubio quit her job to devote her full time to tending her tortilla shrine.
This is a call to worship!
It was their #1 priority!Worship
Exodus 30:34-36 –These were the Lord’s instructions to Moses concerning the incense: “Gather sweet spices…and pure frankincense—weighing out the same amounts of each. 35…refine it to produce a pure and holy incense. 36Beat some of it very fine and put some of it in front of the Ark of the Covenant, where I will meet with you in the Tabernacle...
Exodus 30:37-38 –“Never make this incense for yourselves. It is reserved for the Lord, and you must treat it as holy. 38Those who make it for their own enjoyment will be cut off from the community.”
Proper object – One True God
Proper manner – God’s Way
Proper attitude – In SpiritJohn 4:24