The Bible says, “I will place on his shoulder the key to the house of David; what he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open.” [Isaiah 22:22]
What is the key of the house of David? Why is the key of David so important and what does it mean to us?
God promised to give David a house, the promise known as the Davidic Covenant that David’s seed will rule forever and that Israel’s Messiah would be the “Son of David” (1 Chronicles 17:4-15).
The Bible also tells us that there is something called Tabernacle of David – God’s dwelling place on earth, which was built on principles, but had fallen away.
When the principles of the tabernacle of David are rediscovered and God rebuilds it, something great will happen: “After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up: That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things. Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world” [Acts 15:16-18]
What are those principles based on?
The Tabernacle Is Built on Worship – Worship in spirit and in truth
“Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” [John 4:23-24]
What does it mean to worship in spirit and in truth? Is prayer enough?
Prayer is the door through which the Lord comes; but when He comes, He also needs a place to dwell in. Your heart must be in the presence of the King of Kings so that He can dwell in you, in your house, in your church, and in your city.
How do we offer true worship to our Lord?
King David knew how the answer: He had reverence for God. He worshipped God with all his heart and all his might! He danced for the Lord and worshipped Him because he knew the greatness God was carrying. He knew how to touch God’s heart.
The great power of the New Testament church is missing today because we do not understand the true value of Worship. In the New Testament, they prayed and worshiped every day.
When you worship, forget your surroundings; forget the people around you, your problems; forget who you are, and just worship Him. Come to the presence of God and kneel down. This is the type of worship that will lift up the Lord.
When the Lord is lifted up He will draw all men to him; He will draw all nations unto him. The Gentiles will come to the knowledge of Jesus. Something will be released in the atmosphere as the remnant seek the Lord.
The Lord is looking for a remnant who understand true worship in a similar way. Turn your home into a place where you praise the King of Kings, where you and your family serve the Lord. When the praise goes up, the gory comes down!
“One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.” [Psalms 27:4] We have to come to church, His house, with a desire to worship God for who he is.
When real worship is discovered in the house of God, the Lord comes down. Today is your day of revelation. Are you ready to worship God like never before?
The Tabernacle is built on the knowledge of Who God Is
David’s wife, Michal, despised the way the King worshipped because she didn’t have the revelation of who God is. She was embarrassed because she did not know what it meant to worship God for who He is [2 Samuel 6:16] The Lord punished her for looking down on His servant King David: “And Michal daughter of Saul had no children to the day of her death.” [2 Samuel 6:23]
Psalm 145 reveals to us the knowledge of the greatness of who God is: “I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever. Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever. Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom … My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord. Let every creature praise his holy name for ever and ever.” [Psalms 145:1-21]
But what happens when you do not have a revelation of who God is?
“The Lord says: “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught.” [Isaiah 29:13]
God cannot reward us for a mediocre pursuit of Him. We must come into His presence with fear and trembling. Too long we have played church, it is time for us to come to Him with reverence and adoration, with anticipation and expectation to see the King of Kings. Only then will Heaven open and we will see the Lord come down and dwell in our midst.
The more we understand how fragile we are without God, the more our worship changes. The knowledge of God’s greatness must become a deep revelation that will turn into a deeper worship of God. Psalm 16:5-11 cries out to God in desperation: “Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure….”
Pursue the Heart of God more than the Hand of God
The deeper you realize how great God is, the deeper you will pursue His heart. “And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.” [Mark 12:29-30]
God blessed King David with a key to His heart; generation after generation have used the Key of David to receive David’s blessings! God is willing to give this key to those who desire to dwell in His house, even today. “One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.” [Psalms 27:4]
There is favor in the inheritance of King David’s key to God’s heart and we can carry that favor as we pray for new wells of Revival. It is written: ‘What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived’ – the things God has prepared for those who love him “ [1 Corinthians 2:9]
But Revival will come only when the Tabernacle of David is rebuilt inside the house of God and in the hearts of His worshippers.
This year, move to your next level of humility, of submission, of passionate dedication of your life to the Lord, and His Kingdom. “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” [2 Chronicles 7:14]
The Lord is about to release His glory on His house. “I know your works: behold, I have set before you an open door, and no man can shut it: for you have a little strength, and have kept my word, and have not denied my name.” [Revelation 3: 8]
Are you ready to receive it?
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