If we know that the people of God are first a fellowship of sinners we are freed to hear the unconditional call of God’s love and to confess our need openly before our brothers and sisters…In acts of mutual confession we release the power that heals. Our humanity is no longer denied but transformed. It involves an objective change in our relationship with God and a subjective change in us. It is a means of healing and transforming the inner spirit.
The direct, active, immediate leading of the Spirit together. Individual guidance must yield to corporate guidance. There was the assurance that when a people genuinely gathered in His name His will could be discerned. The superintending Spirit would utilize the checks and balances of the different believers to insure that when their hearts were in unity they were in rhythm with the heartbeat of the Father.
Such a radical, divinely enabled freedom from possessions and a restructuring of social arrangements cannot help but bring celebrations. When the poor receive their sight, when the oppressed are liberated, who could withhold the shout of Jubilee? Because we know He cares for us we can cast all our care upon Him. God has turned our mourning into dancing.
To worship is to experience reality, to touch Life. It is to know, to feel, to experience the resurrected Christ in the midst of the gathered community. Worship is responding to the overtures of love from the heart of the Father.