David’s Tabernacle Restored, Part 13
January 18, 2019
Most of you have heard me share my first experience of being in Heaven and being exposed to the sound of the worship and praise that fills Heaven. I’ve shared with you how every cell of my being vibrated with that worship. It affected my DNA — so much so, that even to this day, some 67 years later, the sound of praise and worship flow through me non-stop.
I awake in the middle of the night with worship in my spirit, and this is when I have received much of the new worship songs that we sing. It never shuts off. There is a reason for this, and that’s where I want to take you today.
Growing up in the far north, the displays of Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) was a constant experience that we never tired of. One of the things that made it so fascinating to us was the fact that if you sang, the lights would move. They would vibrate. They would move side-to-side or go through all kinds of patterns. As long as you were silent, their movement was almost insignificant.
We never realized, of course, that there was a clear explanation to this phenomenon. That explanation was Scriptural.
In order to demonstrate this, I need to take you into the Psalms. David uses this phrase more than anyone throughout the Word. Quite a few of the Psalms begin with, “I will sing unto the Lord.” There is specific significance to this, and we will get there momentarily. But watch how this phrase occurs throughout the Word, and how it is used.
Exodus 15:1-2: I will sing unto the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea. The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation:
Judges 5:3: Hear, O ye kings; give ear, O ye princes; I, even I, will sing unto the LORD; I will sing praise to the LORD God of Israel.
I Chronicles 16:23-25: Sing unto the LORD, all the earth; show forth from day to day his salvation. Declare his glory among the heathen; his marvellous works among all nations. For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised: he also is to be feared above all gods.
Psalm 13:6: I will sing unto the LORD, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.
Psalm 30:4: Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
Psalm 95:1: O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.
Psalm 96:1: O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth.
Psalm 96:2: Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; show forth his salvation from day to day.
Psalm 98:1: O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory.
Psalm 98:5: Sing unto the LORD with the harp; with the harp, and the voice of a psalm.
Psalm 104:33: I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.
Psalm 147:7: Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God:
Psalm 149:1: Praise ye the LORD. Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints.
Isaiah 12:5: Sing unto the LORD; for he hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth.
Isaiah 42:10: Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise from the end of the earth, ye that go down to the sea, and all that is therein; the isles, and the inhabitants thereof.
Jeremiah 20:13: Sing unto the LORD, praise ye the LORD: for he hath delivered the soul of the poor from the hand of evildoers.
Have I worn you out withy all of these references? Notice, in each case, the application. However, Psalm 104:33 is the real focus of this. I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live. This is where things become clear and really interesting in the light of David’s Tabernacle.
There is a particular Hebrew word that occurs here which accurately describes why we see this phrase again and again and again. The word is: chayel. It comes from a root word, chi, which means: life. This is actually more an Aramaic word than Hebrew. It appears in the Aramaic text of the new testament. We see it especially in Mark 5:30, but here it is rendered as “virtue” or “power.” Why the difference?
In this instance in Mark, we have the event of the woman with the issue of blood who touches the hem of Jesus’ garment. He immediately responds with, “Who touched me?” The disciples are puzzled because they are in a crowd situation, and touching would be normal. Here is why Jesus responded the way He did.
Once you understand that the word, chayel, represents “sound” or “vibrations,” you realize that Jesus felt the vibration of life when He was touched. There is both sound and vibrations in everything that is living, and even in things inanimate. Getting down to the molecular level, even rocks, which appear to be stationary, are moving and giving off sound. We can’t hear it of course with our natural ears, but Jesus could.
You’ll recall His rebuke to those religious people who told His disciples to be quiet when they were praising Him. I paraphrase His statement like this, “If they were to cease praising me, the rocks would cry out.” Hence, there is sound, vibrations, movement — even if it is so slight we can’t detect it with our natural senses, in literally everything. What makes this so significant is the fact that when Jesus spoke Creation into existence, it was the sound, the vibration of His voice that caused everything to appear.
Here’s how Paul put it when writing to the Colossians:
Colossians 1:16: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
So, what does all this have to do with David, and why the Tabernacle was so important to him?
I take you back to my experience with David as he sat opn the hillside ministering to the Lord with his harp and just worshiping Him. In the midst of the worship, David realized that something was happening that was synchronous with the heart of the Lord. He felt the vibrations of the Lord — the veritable sound of the Lord — as he worshiped. The more he worshiped, the more he was in sync with God. Something was happening in his being that he couldn’t explain, but he knew it in the core of his being.
And that was one of the things that I learned, being there with David, and being engrossed in the worship. I’ll grant you that I didn’t fully understand or grasp the full significance of what was taking place, but there was a seed planted in me that has come to full maturity in the 67 years since.
When we sing unto the Lord — and that singing becomes true worship — our being begins to vibrate in sync with the Lord. We become an extension of Him.
We go back to the fact that it was Jesus who spoke all Creation into existence. We go back to the fact that it was the creative frequency of 444 that went forth as He spoke.
Consider the seven fundamental frequencies of the Lord, and how they are used — especially when we are in tune with Him, and our whole beings vibrate in sync with Him.
1. 396 Hz: The Open Door (meaning the opening into the realm of the eternities.)
2. 417 Hz: Michael Tyrell refers to this as “The Desert Sojourn”: that sound that accompanies our testing and tribulation as we are being matured in Christ.
3. 444 Hz: The Sound of Creation/The Key of David. This is that frequency that David clearly moved in and with as he played and sang, knowing that being in sync with the Lord at this frequency, creative power was going forth.
4. 528 Hz: The Sound of Healing/Transformation. This is the frequency of that sound that goes forth as we minister to the Lord to bring healing to people, and to the nations.
5. 639 Hz: Michael Tyrell likes to refer to this frequency as “The Bridge.” This is that frequency that works to bring the unbeliever to attention, to know that there is a realm he or she has never known or walked in — a realm that God is offering to them through the Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ.
6. 741 Hz: We can call this frequency, “The Great Awakening.” This is the sound that takes place when souls are awakened to the reality of relationship with Jesus Christ. This is the sound of Salvation and Deliverance.
7. 852 Hz: Finally, we have the sound of majestic worship. This is the sound of the Throne of God. This is the sound of Majesty. This is the sound of Power and Authority.
Pretty amazing isn’t it? Are you beginning to get a grasp on why the Tabernacle of David was so important to him? David realized that all these frequencies, whether he identified the mathematical value of them or not, were embodied in the sounds that needed to go forth.
He employed the families of Asaph, Heman and Jeduthun to operate in these different values because there would be praise, worship, prayer, intercession, repentance on behalf of the nation, and sheer glorying in the power and majesty of the Lord that would go forth on a rotating basis.
Maybe now you begin to understand why it is so critical that we begin to comprehend and function in this realm. It has to become part of our being. We have to function in this same place of being in sync with the sound of the Lord. We have to vibrate at His frequencies, knowing His heart at the time we sing and worship.
There is one more aspect of this concept of “vibrations” that we need to look at.
When we see David use the word “praises,” the Hebrew word here is: zamar. He uses this word in conjunction with chayel, to sing or to vibrate.
The word, zamar, means to pluck on strings, to strum them in such a way as to make them vibrate. Thus, you can appreciate David playing or plucking the strings of a harp. You can also appreciate the fact that he was the inventor of what is referred to in the Psalms as “the psaltery. The psaltery is the predecessor to many of the modern stringed instruments such as the guitar.
Consider this. We were created in the image and likeness of God. We were created by His hand, molded by Him, with the breath of His life breathed into us. Thus, when we speak, when we sing, when we worship, if we are in sync with His heart, and the sound that is emanating from Him, we produced exactly what He intends to produce, whether it is creative, when it is for healing, whether for deliverance, whether to bring salvation — you get the picture.
We come back to David’s statement in Psalm 104: “I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live.”
He wasn’t kidding! His whole being existed for one purpose, and for one purpose only: to be in sync with the Lord so that the sounds of praise and worship that came forth from his being would be that same sound of life that was the life of the Lord, Himself!
David knew that Israel had long ago drifted away from their commitment to the Lord. The Ark of the Covenant had been taken from its place in Moses’ Tabernacle by the Philistines. Samuel had just shortly before, become THE prophet in Israel.
Even with the Ark in its place in Moses’ Tabernacle, Israel had lost sight of the Covenant relationship God had established for them. David knew that Israel absolutely needed a new vision of that Covenant. Israel needed a fresh sound of the Lord, along with a view of the Ark and the Covenant relationship necessary for them to return to the Glory they once knew.
David had experienced years of that sound and that synchronous relationship with the heart of the Lord as he offered up praise and worship on the hillsides tending his father’s sheep. He had been bred for this time in the life of Israel. He had a heart after the Lord — and that meant that he knew what it would take to bring Israel back to its proper place of relationship with God.
The Tabernacle that he set up was simple and uncomplicated: a plain old tent, housing the Ark of the Covenant with the flaps open so that Israel could see the Ark as that 24-hour praise and worship went forth.
This is where we pause today. We may be able to wrap up this series next week. Let’s see what happens.
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