David’s Tabernacle Restored, Part 10
December 28, 2018
Well, I warned you last week that we needed to run down a
religious rabbit trail, and that we needed to blow that rabbit trail
apart. You see, the problem is that
throughout the centuries, God’s people have been caught up in traditions that
began with their ancestors – traditions that began before their ancestors had
the kind of revelation that Holy Spirit is pouring out on His people
today. We need to break those traditions
and get out of the religious boxes that we’ve all suffered with for
Again, I’m not trying to be deliberately controversial. It’s just a fact that when you deviate from
what folks treat as “normal” doctrine, if there isn’t a place in them to
receive greater understanding, they tend to become offended. Can’t help that. Don’t mean to offend – just enlighten – or as
the apostle Paul wrote, “Yet I
show unto you a more excellent way.”
union that God honors as approved by Him may not necessarily be a contract on a
piece of paper, nor the ruling made before a justice of the peace. There are many so-called “marriages” that God
neither honors nor recognizes. Jesus
identifies the real key to understanding this in both Matthew 19:6 and Mark 10.
Mark 10:9: What, therefore, God
hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
religious world has attempted to apply this statement to all marriages. Not so!
That’s why the divorce rate has almost reached 50% among Christians. They simply don’t understand what God is after
in the union of a man and a woman. HE is
the ONE Who brings together those whom He has chosen. HE is the ONE Who does the joining.
is supposed to be the picture of our relationship with Him. Marriage is NOT
supposed to be a legally convenient way for two people who are drawn to each
other for reasons other than the Lord bringing them together so they can have
sex and create families that grow up without any concept of the covenant of
me be clear. I’m speaking this by permission
from the Lord — NOT because I’m trying to drive a wedge in some family or
families, nor so that some folks can use these statements as an excuse for
getting a divorce.
where are we going with this? Simple.
is what God has sought for in a people — a Bride, if you will — who will
surround Him and the Throne with pure worship, with pure love, with the
creative sound, the defensive sound that is an integral part of worship.
is more than just “love” as we think of it.
It is agape. It is all the power
and the authority of God invested in that sound that goes forth. It is a sound of healing. It is the sound of strength. It is, as we’ve said before, the same
creative sound that went forth when Creation came into being.
difficulty in the modern church world is that they haven’t grasped that
yet. Worship is just a different kind of
music. It’s something we do on Sunday morning, or on Wednesday night, or
whatever other night of the week we gather.
It’s the singing that precedes the teaching or preaching.
IT IS NOT!!
is designed to be the transference of the presence of the Lord into our midst,
and into the surrounding areas. It is us
loving and ministering to the Lord Jesus Christ while, at the same time, He
ministers through us to others.
you seeing the drastic difference between what we have so cavalierly called
“worship” and that which surrounds the Throne?
we as a people are going to move into this realm and begin to function as true
worshipers, worshiping from the Throne of God and the Lamb, our mindsets have
to change completely. We have to have a
Spirit of Revelation and Understanding of Who Jesus is!
was talking to the woman of Samaria at the well. Contrast what He said to her with that which
drove and compelled David to establish his Tabernacle:
You worship, you prostrate yourselves, you reverence someone or
something of whom you have no revelation or knowledge; we know and have
revelation of He whom we worship because deliverance, health, safety and
prosperity belong to Judah (the place and foundation of praise).
You see, the hour, the very instant has come — NOW —when those
who have revelation of what is true worship (in contrast to that which is
imaginary, simulated and pretended) can and will worship the Father in the
realm and dimension of the Spirit without concealment, in the integrity of
their beings because that is exactly what the Father has sought after and
looked for (from the beginning of time) to worship Him.
God is a Spirit (He lives and operates from that domain); thus,
those who worship Him must function and operate in that same realm of
revelatory worship without compromise, simulation or pretense. (John 4:22-24, RAC Translation and
had that revelation. He KNEW what it
meant to worship the Lord. He KNEW the
presence of the Lord. He KNEW what
pleased God. And, by virtue of what
David experienced, he KNEW what that kind of worship would produce — not only
in him, but also in the land.
Tabernacle of David was a revelation of the presence of the Lord to
Israel. It was a revelation of the
covenant that God had made with them. It
was a revelation of God’s plan from before the foundations of this earth and
looked at this picture of the Bride. Now
let’s take a look at a picture of the Bridegroom.
Hebrew word for Bridegroom is chathan, whereas the word
for Bride is kallah. We see these
words used in the following prophecy of Isaiah.
For Zion’s sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s
sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness,
and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.
And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory:
and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name.
Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD, and
a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.
Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any
more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land
Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married.
For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy
sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so
shall thy God rejoice over thee.
ever there was a prophecy that spells out God’s desire for a worshiping people,
this is it! No prophecy better spells
out His heart’s desire for a people to whom He can be married. The word, chathan, which is
translated “Bridegroom,” is really just another word for marriage.
word is generally used for the husband in a marriage. It is the male side of a union where God has
done the joining of a man and woman in truth and honesty. When God is the Bridegroom, He is joined to
us in complete truth. That joining is
like no other! He is in us, and we are
in Him. (I remind you of Jesus’ prayer
in John 17.)
word, kallah, on the other hand — the word translated Bride, is a
unique word. The Hebrew construction of
this word uses a double lamed (L), which, according to our Hebrew scholar,
Chaim BenTorah, signifies both destruction and completion. If that sounds strange, then consider this.
you get married, your “singleness” is destroyed. In Genesis 2:24, we are told,
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall
cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
there is no more, “What’s mine is mine, and what’s yours is yours.” Everything I own belongs to Della as well. She has equal ownership in anything I
have. The same applies to anything she
has. I have equal ownership in whatever
Della has. We complete each other.
not only true Spiritually, it is true in a physical world. Della and I both have wills, and we have
addendum agreements drawn up such that if anything were to happen to either one
of us, the other person has full ownership and control of everything. [We live in a screwy, contentious, litigious
age, and for that reason have taken legal steps to ensure that each other is
completely protected in this way.]
understand what I’m getting at, don’t you?
Everything that God has, He has made available to us. Everything that we have, we give to Him. He has full control of every part of our
being, every part of our existence, everything that we own. We no longer consider that we own that which
we have. We have full use of everything,
but if the Lord requires it in any measure, it is His to take and use for His
how the apostle Paul puts it when he writes to the Ekklesia in Ephesus.
Ephesians 1:15-23: Wherefore I
also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the
not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; That the God of our
Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom
and revelation in the knowledge of him:
The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may
know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of
his inheritance in the saints, And what is
the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to
the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in
Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right
hand in the heavenly places,
Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion,
and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is
to come: And
hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head
over all things to the church, Which is his body,
the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
see it, don’t you?
(1) That ye may know
what is the hope of His calling.
(2) What (are) the
riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints.
(3) What is the
exceeding greatness of His power to us-ward who believe, according to the
working of His mighty power.
(4) And He hath put all
(things) under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all to the Ekklesia
that a picture of us having access to everything that is Him? If we are going to be partakers of this
glory, this power, this magnificence, these riches, there’s one tiny little
phrase that gets overlooked. Take
is the exceeding greatness of His power TO US –WARD WHO BELIEVE!” This is a marriage union, folks! What’s His is ours — IF we believe it and
walk in it and remain faithful to it. By
the same token what is ours is His.
is a perfect place to identify something of ours that He wants to control — and
something which is mandatory, if we are to be faithful to this marriage.
know what it is, don’t you? Our
tongue. The marriage between the Lord
Jesus Christ and the disciples was ratified on the Day of Pentecost. He had their tongues, and used those tongues
to manifest His power and authority in 17 different languages to those who were
gathered about. From that day forward,
Jesus had their tongues. He could speak
through them in any language He so desired to minister to virtually any kind of
need. The disciples became apostles and
prophets and evangelists, etc., because of the marriage covenant between them
and the Lord. He gave them power. They gave Him their tongues.
to finish this, but we will pick up this theme of marriage and union with the
Lord next week.
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