David’s Tabernacle Restored, Part 6
November 30, 2018
The prophecy to the
Ekklesia in Philadelphia is one of the most germane prophecies in the Word
concerning the Tabernacle of David. What
we see in this prophecy is the actual fulfillment of the heart’s desire of the
Lord for those who have overcome the Enemy, his tricks, his machinations, the
various evil spirits by which he seeks to destroy them – and in reality,
destroy God’s objective to have a family like Him.
These overcomers (and
that’s what Jesus is coming for – NOT a church, but a body of prople who have overcome the flesh, the devil, and every
conceivable circumstance that could interfere with their relationship with the
Lord) are those who have overcome each of the three families of Fear, all
efforts to compromise their walk with God, the spirit of Jezebel, the spirit of
Balaam, as well as all inclinations to let down their guard and become
complacent in who they are and where they stand with God!
OK! Let’s finish the promise and prophecy from
the letter to Philadelphia. This
represents the crown of the overcomer — that crown that is given and
established in the midst of praise and worship.
They who overcome [the temptation to water down or contaminate
true praise and worship] will I cause to become a support in the (living)
temple of my God; they will never again leave that place:
I will engrave upon and within them the very character, makeup,
personality, authority, power and very essence of my God, as well as the
character, makeup, personality, authority, power and very essence of city of my
God, which is New Jerusalem, that Bride which descends out of Heaven from my
And I will engrave upon and within them my newly generated and
changed character, makeup, personality, authority, power and very essence. (Revelation 3:12, RAC Translation and
a promise! What a prophecy!
many folks, this last part is something of a conundrum. Why on earth would Jesus have a newly
generated and changed character, makeup, personality, authority, power and very
KJV translates the Greek word, onoma, as “name,” with
the picture of Jesus getting a “new name.”
He is still Jesus! That never
happens is that Jesus now — finally! — becomes a completed being with His
counterpart, His other self, His Bride.
Some of you have heard me share this story before, but when Della and I
got married, for each of us individually as well as together, great change took
place. Our character and personality
changed. There was a settling in
us. The “search” that goes on in the
heart and soul of every person for that one who will complete them came to an
end in us.
laughed about the changes that took place in Della where she used to be so
quiet, withdrawn and meek. My television
and radio broadcast friends jokingly referred to her as “Mouse Knuckles.” Anyone who knows Della today knows that is
about as far from the truth as anything can be!
Today, she is bold, outspoken, confident and thoroughly possessed by the
power and presence of the Lord. Her
successes in the world of jewelry are almost legendary.
have told me that before Della and I were married I was strident, hard,
arrogant at times and very prone to making stupid decisions. Dwain McKenzie, who has known me since I was
in my mid-teens, came to visit Della and me some 15 years ago or so when we
lived in south Texas in the Rio Grande Valley.
He wasn’t there long when he commented, “Brother, have you ever changed! You are a totally different person.”
my friends, is what happens when you become complete. There is nothing in me that goes looking for
someone else. I’m not “on the hunt” for
a different woman or wife. Della has
completely and totally completed and fulfilled everything that was missing in
my character and makeup. By the same
token, Della is not out looking for some other guy.
I am weak, Della is strong. Where she is
weak, I am strong. We balance each
other. The Lord gave us to one another. Everyone who knows us knows that we work
together as a team, no matter what we are doing, and no matter what task has
been set before us.
let’s extrapolate that picture to the “new name” — newly
generated and changed character, makeup, personality, authority, power and very
Jesus. We never think of Him as being
what He went through to win a Bride, a Counterpart, an Other Self. What Jesus went through, He went through
alone. Despite the fact that He had 12
disciples who had walked with Him for roughly three and a half years, when it
came time for Him to face trial, torture and ultimately, the cross, his three
closest disciples went to sleep on Him.
His question to them was, “You mean you couldn’t even pray with me for
all that changed on the Day of Pentecost, but that was AFTER Jesus had become
the Lamb, slain from before the foundations of the earth. Jesus well knew when He began His ministry
what the goal was: to cancel out the curse that had become a part of the DNA of
the human race — the curse that separated and placed a barrier between He and
the people He had originally created to become One with Him.
Jesus had to go through, however, in order to win a people for Himself — a
people who would become His Counterpart — meant that this same people would
likewise have to be overcomers. They
wouldn’t have to necessarily suffer crucifixion, but they would have to
overcome all those things that had become obstacles to real, genuine
relationship with Him. Since the
objective of this series of sharing is understanding the Tabernacle of David
and its significance, we don’t need to go back through the seven letters in
Revelation 2 and 3.
point I’ve been trying to make here is that when we’ve come to that place of
rulership in Praise and Worship, prior to this, we’ve had to overcome all of
the issues described in the previous five letters. We have a place of authority and power in
Praise and Worship that is unmatched in any other area of overcoming. This is as much a place of overcoming as any
of the others. The warning to “Let
no man take your crown”
is indicative of the fact that it can be taken away.
never lost his crown. Jesus came to
Earth as “the son of David.” It was part
of the promise made to Him. That same
promise applies to us. As long as we do
not succumb to the temptation to water down our praise and worship, as long as
we do not turn it into entertainment, as long as our continued focus in praise
and worship is the pursuit of the presence of the Lord and ministry TO Him, we
will not yield our crown or allow it to be taken away from us.
is no substitute for the intimate presence of the Lord — not for us, and not
And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be
their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son
of Jesse, a man after
mine own heart, which shall fulfil
all my will. Of
this man’s seed hath God according to his promise raised unto Israel a
We quoted this verse earlier, but let me take a
second look at the significance of this Word.
And when God had removed Saul from being King, he brought forth
from obscurity, David, to become the King over His people, Israel, of whom He
affirmed and provided revelation of when He said, “I have perceived and
obtained David, the mature son of Jesse, a man who intensely yearns to know and
completely please my heart’s desire; and he will purpose to execute and fulfil
all my heart’s desire, determination and pleasure. (Acts 13:22-23, RAC Translation and
consider exactly what the Lord meant when David wrote in Psalm 90:11.
KJV renders this from the Hebrew like this:
90:11: Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy
fear, so is thy wrath.
translation really obscures the truth of what David writes. It really needs to read like this:
Who knows and has revelation of the power or insight of your
desire for intimacy? Even according to your desire for instruction and learning, for reverence and
respect, thus enabling us to create and fulfil his purpose and plans for our
lives. (Psalm 90:11, RAC Translation &
saw the intensity of God’s desire for intimacy.
He literally saw the heart of the Lord.
That’s why the concept of the Tabernacle he erected was so critical to
him. It consumed him.
saw and heard the music of Heaven. He
heard sounds that no instruments currently in use could reproduce. Hence, we read the following:
I Chronicles 23:5: Moreover four
thousand were porters; and four thousand praised the LORD with the
instruments which I made, said David, to praise therewith.
Psalm 33:2-3: Praise the LORD with
harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.
Sing unto him a new song; play skillfully with a loud noise.
Psalm 71:22: I will also praise
thee with the psaltery, even thy truth, O my God: unto thee will I sing
with the harp, O thou Holy One of Israel.
Psalm 81:2-3: Take a psalm, and
bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.
Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on
our solemn feast day.
Psalm 144:9: I
will sing a new song unto thee, O God: upon a psaltery and an instrument
of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee.
Psalm 150: 3-5: Praise him
with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.
Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed
instruments and organs.
Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high
II Chronicles 5:13-14: It
came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make
one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD; and when they lifted
up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music,
and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth
for ever: that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the
house of the LORD; So
that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the
glory of the LORD had filled the house of God.
II Chronicles 7:6: And the
priests waited on their offices: the Levites also with instruments of music of
the LORD, which David the king had made to praise the LORD, because his mercy endureth for ever, when David praised by their
ministry; and the priests sounded trumpets before them, and all Israel stood.
a lot of different Scriptures, but you get the picture. David had a grasp of the sounds of Heaven —
the sounds that pleased the heart of the Lord.
His objective was to duplicate — as much as humanly possible — the
sounds of the instruments he heard coming out of Heaven.
realize, of course, that the psaltery is the predecessor to the guitar and many
similar stringed instruments. The organ
referred to in these verses was predecessor to the modern organs, but it was
also the predecessor to all kinds of reed instruments. The trumpet referred to is both the shofar
(ram’s horn) as well as the brass horns developed to produce that kind of
this revelation begins to really unveil itself in your spirit, you begin to
understand why Satan’s purpose has been to contaminate music in every possible
was in the 1950’s that the then-head of Columbia Records decided that the
normal harmonies and rhythms of the day were too blasé.
sent a group of musicians into Africa to study the rhythms, the chants and the
sounds that represented music to their cultures. From that effort came what we know today as
“Rock and Roll.” Music took a decidedly
downward turn thereafter, degenerating into acid rock, rap, and pure
noise. That same sound began to
contaminate praise and worship within the body of Christ.
know some folks will really take issue with my comments here and think I’ve
really gone off the rails, but much of what we hear today in the modern church
is a far cry from the spirit of worship and intimacy that God is after. It isn’t the beat. It isn’t the rhythm. It
isn’t even the loudness of the music.
It is the fact that it has degenerated into entertainment. It has become a series of sounds that provoke
the senses instead of one’s spirit.
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