Joh 4:20 "Our fathers worshipped on this mountain, but you people say that in Yerushalayim is the place where one needs to worship."
Joh 4:21 יהושע said to her, "Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you shall neither on this mountain, nor in Yerushalayim, worship the Father.
Joh 4:22 "You worship what you do not know. We worship what we know, because the deliverance is of the Yehuḏim.1 Footnote: 1Ps. 147:19, Isa. 2:3, Isa. 14:1, Isa. 56:6-8, Ezek. 47:22-23, Zech. 2:10-11, Zech. 8:23, Rom. 2:20, Rom. 3:2, Rom. 9:4, Rev. 21:12 & 24.
Joh 4:23 "But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father also does seek such to worship Him.
Joh 4:24 "Elohim is Spirit, and those who worship Him need to worship in spirit and truth."
Joh 4:25 The woman said to Him, "I know that Messiah is coming, the One who is called Anointed. When that One comes, He shall announce to us all."
Joh 4:26 יהושע said to her, "I who am speaking to you am He."
What we find here is that Abba El (daddy God) is seeking out worshippers, true worshippers.
Our worship is worship that satisfies His heart and is a joy to Him.
It is His son that has come to open the way for this kind of worship and to teach it to us. So what does this kind of worship look like?
We find three kinds of worship listed here.
1. Ignorant: Samaritans
2. Enlightened: Jews
3. New: Now, in spirit and in truth.
In spirit and in truth is not speaking of earnestly from the heart and in sincerity kind of worship.
The Samaritans had the Torah and some knowledge. Some had no doubt sought out Elohim in this way - from the heart.
The Jews had the full revelation of Elohim in His Word (Tanach) as thus far given. There were men who called upon Elohim with their whole heart yet not in Spirit and in truth.
The New: The hour is coming and now is... It is only in and through Yashua that the worship of Elohim can be in Spirit and truth.
Today we still have the same three classes. We need to ask to be taken to this 3rd class to be taught how to pray, how to worship in spirit and truth. This is what Abba El desires and seeks.
Elohim is Spirit...
1. Harmony. Because El is Spirit we must worship in Spirit. We are no longer limited to worship in a certain time at a certain place. The Spirit is not bound by certain places and times. Worship in Spirit involves our whole being. The Spirit of our life. Our life must be that of worship.
Rom 12:1 I call upon you, therefore, brothers, through the compassion of Elohim, to present your bodies a living offering – set-apart, well-pleasing to Elohim – your reasonable worship.
Rom 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you prove what is that good and well-pleasing and perfect desire of Elohim.
This Spirit must come from Elohim. El is Spirit and He alone has His Spirit to give. He sent His Son then Sent His Spirit.
Joh 1:33 "And I did not know Him, but He who sent me to immerse in water said to me, ‘Upon whom you see the Spirit coming down and remaining on Him, this is He who immerses in the Set-apart Spirit.’
Joh 7:37 And on the last day, the great day of the festival, יהושע stood and cried out, saying, "If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me, and let him who believes in Me drink.
Joh 7:38 "As the Scripture said, out of His innermost shall flow rivers of living water."1 Footnote: 1Isa. 44:3, Jer. 2:13, Jer. 17:13, Zech. 14:8, Ps. 36:8,9, Prov.14:27, John 4:10, John 6:63, 1 Cor. 10:4, Rev. 7:17, Rev. 21:6, Rev. 22:1 & 17
Those who are redeemed, those who have repented, in Messiah receive a new position of children, the Father then sends the Spirit of His Son to dwell in our hearts.
Hei Hei (He, Hey) is the fifth letter of the Hebrew alphabet. It can refer to His glory. It is also used as an abbreviation for Hashem (His name). It is found in the tetragrammaton (Yahweh, more specifically Yud Hei Vav Hei), which also is indicative of divine revelation. In the Talmud, Hei is important also within teshuvah (repentance), more specifically the combination of the word teshuv and the letter hei. In a sense, it is to bring one back to hei (as an abbreviation of Hashem).
Millhouse, Roger (2012-12-17). Prepared in The Wilderness (Kindle Locations 734-739). . Kindle Edition.
Worship is Spirit is then the Spirit of Messiah, the Spirit of Sonship. Only the Messiah is able to open the way for worship in Spirit as He reveals the Father and sends the Spirit of sonship.
Notes from the Book Lord Teach Us To Pray by Andrew Murray.