söndag 11 augusti 2013

Davids tabernakel


"Apart from God giving us a revelation of his own holy nature, we have no yardstick to measure the church, or the culture. Fortunately, though, this is exactly what is happening.

God is bringing back the plumbline of worship 'as it used to be' (Amos 9:11; from the passage quoted by James in Acts 15). Worship not according to our traditional patterns or even our contemporary culture, but according to the Tabernacle of David.

So, what does this mean? To have worship restored as it was under David's Tabernacle for Amos's generation and ours, was to be cleansed of idolatry – to have our heart fixed on the Lord (see Psa 57:7 KJV) – to worship only him. As David so poignantly asked – 'Who may ascend the hill of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to an idol or swear by what is false' (Ps 24:3-4 NIV). Every false allegiance and affection – every false god was thrown to the ground in his passion and pursuit of the true and living God. It means laying down every priority, agenda, and value system that is contrary to the heart and character of God. ...

Let us be assured that Christ is returning for a worshipping Bride — a perfect and mature church, moving in the restoration of David's Tabernacle, and experiencing the full realisation of all he purchased at the Cross (see Eph 4:13; 5:27). At this glorious climax she will offer to him a world renewed in the power of the kingdom (see Mtt 13:33; 1 Cor 15:24, 25)."
Excerpt from "Restoration of David's Tabernacle"

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