Word For Today: December 5, 2019 The restoration of David’s Tabernacle
Beloved, Why is God raising up intercessory worshipping warriors? Why is it important that God brings forth the Restoration of the Tabernacle of David in our midst.
Amos 9:11 In that day I will raise up the fallen booth of David, And wall up its breaches; I will also raise up its ruins And rebuild it as in the days of old;
The question is “how important is to for the Kingdom advancement is the “continual ministry in worship and intercession to the Lord?
To King David, It was a direct order and instruction for him to set the “government of God” In Jerusalem based on the “continual seeking and ministers to the Lord Himself.
The priests were called to carry “upon their shoulders” the ark of God. The ark represented the “symbol of God’s presence.” The presence of God is the source of all Kingdom Government on the earth.
This made Davids first work, first financial investment, first worker investment to build a “house of prayer/worship” to the Lord. We see exemplified in psalm 27.
In Isaiah 9:6 Isaiah write about Jesus: 6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Notice the “government shall be upon His shoulders. What are the Priest carrying in when they carry in the ark of God on their shoulders, His government.
The first work of that government was worship/intercession/waiting and getting the instructions of God on what God desires and how to lead, guide and proctect the nation.
David Futrell writes:
After David became king, the first thing he did was to capture Jerusalem (2 Sam. 5:3-10). Then he began to work to fulfill his sacred vow by setting up a worship tabernacle in Jerusalem (2 Sam. 6). David received revelation from God about establishing God’s order of worship first in Jerusalem. Jesus will also re-establish a night & day worship tabernacle in Jerusalem at His coming.
• 1 Chronicles 15:1,16- David...prepared a place for the ark of God, and pitched a tent for it...16 David spoke to the...Levites to appoint...singers accompanied by instruments of music...
David put Levites before the Ark (which spoke of God’s Throne and presence) to worship God. • 1 Chronicles 16:1, 4, 37- They brought the ark...and set it in the midst of the tabernacle that David erected for it.
4 He appointed Levites (singers) to minister before the ark...to praise the Lord...37 to minister before the ark regularly, as every day's work required...
It is critical to understand just how of a calling it is to host the presence of the God of Creation. He is holy, set apart from all others. 1 Chron. 13 tells the story of Uzza (an advisor of David) being struck dead because he reached out to touch the ark of God.
1 Chronicles 15:13- “For because you did not do it the first time, the LORD our God broke out against us, because we did not consult Him about the proper order.”
We are crying out for a generation who walks in a holy and righteous fear of the Holy God. It is in knowing His holiness that we can then recognize His endless love to us.
David established 4,000 full-time paid musicians, 288 singers and 4,000 gatekeepers. Thus, he financed about 10,000 full-time staff to facilitate worship.
1 Chronicles 22-26 - “Divisions of the Temple Staff”
David commanded God’s people to honor the heavenly order of worship that he received by revelation because it was God’s command (2 Chr. 29:25; 35:4, 15; Ezra 3:10; Neh. 12:45).
These worship principles are timeless and valid today, such as establishing singers and musicians in God’s House.
• 2 Chronicle 29:25- “The commandment of David...was the commandment of the LORD...“
David provided financial support so that singers could sing as a full-time occupation.
• 1 Chronicles 9:33- These are the singers...who lodged in the chambers, and were free from other duties; for they were employed in that work day and night.
God’s order for supporting the singers and gatekeepers was revealed to David.
The storehouse was the central place to receive tithes that was under the spiritual leadership of the Lord’s House. Asaph and his brothers were included in the 288 singers; 12 singers every hour (12 x 24 = 288).
1 Chronicles 16:37- So he left Asaph and his brothers there before the ark of the covenant of the Lord to minister before the ark regularly, as every day's work required...
David gave over $100 billion (according to today’s prices) to God’s House from his personal finances.
1 Chronicles 22:14- “Indeed I have taken much trouble to prepare for the House of the LORD 100,000 talents of gold ($85 billion) and 1,000,000 talents of silver ($15 billion)...”
Beloved, Why did David do this? Did he just make it up? Or did God ordain and instruct him that ministry to the Lord and price it cost to do it with assigning those called to do it was worth everything to God and for His government to be established on the earth?
In the church we will support landscapers, youth pastors, administrators, ministers of maintain efforts, we will even hire people to contract work for us, but to see the “need of God” to understand his desire to be loved and ministers to continually choose to do so is laughed at, despised and ridiculed by many current leaders in the church age and some with kingdom understanding as well.
Yet, God thought it was important to instruct David to put that kind of investment into establishing his tabernacle, it’s value of seeking and ministering to God, hearing his heart, getting his plans and strategies of the most highest value where we in the church age have put it at the most lowest and to often despised value.
Those called to stay ministering to the Lord continuously are laughed at, ridiculed called to spiritual minded when the only thing they are doing is the very ministry and life God has given them to do just like those David assigned to His tabernacle.
Intercessors, musicians, and singers are not a “show time worship service people” they are ministers called to minister to the heart of God as evangelist are called to save souls. They have a divine function and purpose.
Many have said the last move of God in the church age is to restore the offices of the Prophet and Apostle, I say the last movement of the church age and first movement of the kingdom age is the restoration of David’s Tabernacle as a living breathing function army of God upon the earth.
This restoration of David’s Tabernacle is the catalyst God needs to form the wheel within the wheel to release his praying army on the earth. It is his starting block of kingdom advancement by establishing His government in the heavenly realm on the earth to transform it.
I pray we will get this leaders of God. I pray we will stop saying this is not important work of God, that it is not a missionary work of God and all that non-sense of the old religious wine skin understanding.
For the Government of God to manifest on the earth, the spiritual atmosphere of heaven must invade the earth. It is, and it will, through new songs, songs of deliverence and the sending out of Judah first in many cases.
So let us open our hearts to a new and beautiful work of the Holy Spirit that he has come to do “ON THAT DAY, I will raise up The Tabernacle of David, which has fallen down and repair its damages; I will raise up its ruins, And rebuild it as in the days of old." This is THAT DAY!
May God open our eyes to see His forming of His wheel within a wheel, His tabernacle of David and the forming of Royal Priesthood, Sons of Zadok priest on the earth. Selah!
For the Government of God to manifest on the earth, the spiritual atmosphere of heaven must invade the earth. It is, and it will, through new songs, songs of deliverance and the sending out of Judah first in many cases.