When David became king over Israel, he turned his attention to the Ark of the Covenant. It had been stolen by the Philistines but they returned it after its presence wrecked their way of living and what they worshiped.
During the reign of Saul it was tucked away in the house of Abinadab. Saul did not bother to seek the presence of the Lord. He sought to expand his own properties and to look good in the eyes of the people. That began his downfall as a proper leader.
When David became king over Israel, he turned his attention to the Ark of the Covenant.
During the return of the Ark, King David tried to carry the presence of the Lord in a manner that was not sanctioned by the Lord and the move of the Ark was postponed. The Ark found a temporary home in Obed-edom until the proper way to carry the presence of the Lord was revealed. You can read about the Ark’s journey in 2 Samuel 6.
King David brought the Ark of the Covenant to a new order. He didn’t return it back to the old order of the Tabernacle of Moses. He took it to his city, Jerusalem. The Ark was no longer housed in a secluded place where only one man would go into the Lord’s presence one day a year. It was put on top of a hill, inside an open air tent where all the people could see the presence of the Lord 24 hours a day 365 days a year.
The Ark was no longer housed in a secluded place where only one man would go into the Lord’s presence one day a year. It was put on top of a hill, inside an open air tent where all the people could see the presence of the Lord 24 hours a day 365 days a year.
When the Ark left his home, Obed-edom and his family followed the Ark. He and his sons become doorkeepers at the Tabernacle of David.
David and the captains of his army selected the worship leaders for the new order. 1 Chronicles 25:1 The king and his leaders knew the power worship had over a city and a nation. For the 33 years the Tabernacle of David was in operation, the nation of Israel never lost a battle.
The musicians and singers were not only valuable for the protection of the nation. Worship leaders are doorkeepers and are protecting the thresholds to the chambers of the Lord. They are in charge of opening and closing the doors at the proper times.
Doorkeepers are able to see what is taking place inside and outside of the chamber.
Doorkeepers are able to see what is taking place inside and outside of the chamber. The Apostle John saw the door open in Revelation 4. He became a witness to the events that took place before him.
Like John, we need to see what is taking place in heaven during worship and give testimony to it. By doing so, we will encourage others to come in and partake of what Jesus has for us.
In Revelation 3:20, Jesus says “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.” He is inviting all who hear His voice to dine with Him in His banqueting hall where His covering over them is pure love.
Even in the midst of our battles with the enemy, He sets a table for us and feeds us with the fruit of His love equipping us to defeat the enemy. And our spiritual advisories have to watch us receive His grace.
God is rebuilding the Tabernacle of David through worship.
God is rebuilding the Tabernacle of David through worship. We have the privilege to partner with Him and with each other. We have the opportunity to invite others into the chambers of the Lord and to bear witness to what we see there.
Every worship session whether it is a small group or a large group has the power to shift the atmosphere of our region and the lives of many people.
Receive all He has for us and still look for more. You are making a vast difference in the kingdom of God!