I. DAVID’S SACRED VOW: TO EXTRAVAGANTLY PURSUE GOD UNTIL… A. As a young man, David made a vow to dedicate his life to find a resting place or dwelling place for God. This refers to a place where an unusual measure of God’s presence is manifest on earth. David’s life work was toestablish a dwelling place for God in Jerusalem in his generation.
LORD, remember David and all his afflictions; 2 How he swore to the LORD, and vowed to the Mighty One: 3 "Surely I will not go into the chamber of my house, or go up to the comfort of my bed; 4 I will not give sleep to my eyes…5 until I find a place for the LORD, a dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob"…8 Arise, O, Lord, toYour resting place. (Ps. 132:1-8) B. David vowed to live in extravagant devotion to seek the Lord with all his resources (time, talents, treasures). His vow included spending time in God’s House (Ps. 27:4), fasting (Ps. 69:7-12), extravagant giving of his money (1 Chr. 22:14) and embracing God’s order in worship. This vow changed history and continues today in those who embrace it. It is at theheart of the End-Time worship movement. Lord, raise up a million believers who fully walk out this vow. David’s vow positioned his heart to receive insight into the worship that God seeks.
True worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. (Jn. 4:23) E. David received revelation of worship in God’s heavenly sanctuary (1 Chr.28:11-19).
I have seen the consummation of all perfection (God’s Throne of Glory)… (Ps. 119:96)
David gave his son Solomon the plans…12 for all that he had by the Spirit, of the courts of the house of the LORD…13 also for the division of the priests and the Levites, for all the work of the service of the house of the LORD…19 All this," said David, "the LORD made me understand inwriting, by His hand upon me, all the works of these plans." (1 Chr. 28:11-19) F. Rev. 4-5 describes the worship order around God’s Throne. Those nearest God’s Throne agree with Him in 24/7 worship and intercession as the most exalted occupation in the New Jerusalem.
The 4 living creatures…do not rest day or night, saying: "Holy, holy, holy…” 10 the twentyfour elders fall down…and worship Him wholives forever and ever… (Rev. 4:8-9)
I heard a voice from heaven, like the voice of many waters, and…loud thunder. I heard the sound of harpists…3 They sang…a new song before the Throne… (Rev. 14:2-3)
Every creature which is in heaven and on the earth…saying: "Blessing and honor…be to Him who sits on the Throne, and to the Lamb, forever and ever!" 14 The twenty-four elders fell downand worshiped Him who lives forever and ever. (Rev. 5:13-14)
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Worship on Earth Like It Is in Heaven: David’s Revelation of Worship PAGE 2
The KJV says that God “inhabits (lives in or manifests His life) in the praise of His people. David taught that when we sing praise that God inhabits (manifests Hispower) in that context.
You are…enthroned (manifest the power of Your Throne) in the praises of Israel. (Ps. 22:3)
David’s revelation of heavenly worship (as seen in Psalms) is foundational to David’s throne which is “political government in the spirit of the Tabernacle of David” or government based on 24/7 worship and intercession. David’s government flowed forth from propheticworship (1 Chr. 23-25). David had revelation of the spiritual impact of prophetic intercessory worship (Ps. 22:3).
Let the high praises of God be in their mouth… 7 to execute vengeance (justice) on the nations, and punishments on the peoples; 8 to bind their kings with chains…9 to execute on them the written judgment-- this honor have all His saints. (Ps. 149:6-9) I. After David became king, the...