Let God Restore the Tabernacle of David in You
It was probably in 2004 that I heard for the first time anyone say that we should be moving, portable arks of the covenant. What an amazing statement! What a true statement! When Jesus walked this earth that’s exactly what He was… He was the uninhibited fullness of the power of God in a body.
In the Tabernacle of David what existed was a tent to house the Ark of the Covenant, which was the representation of the presence of God in Israel. Paul refers to our bodies as tents or houses. The New Testament often refers to someone as a tabernacle. We are to be moving, breathing, living encasements of the presence and glory of God – we are to be a living tabernacle of David.
The Tabernacle of David may be a long way from being restored citywide where you live. But it can be restored in you so that everywhere you go within your city, your city experiences the Tabernacle of David.
What? Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, which is in you, which you have of God (1 Corinthians 6:19)? You are intended by God to be the embodiment of His presence where you are.
In the tabernacle of David was continuous praise and worship. Jesus’ life was a lifestyle of continuous praise and worship. He was a perfect example of the Psalm 148 concept which says, “let every breath praise the Lord”. The concept in the root of the Hebrew verbiage in this passage actually says, “let every breath praise the Lord.” If you and I will develop a lifestyle of perpetual praise and worship we will be a living embodiment of what the Tabernacle of David contained, and what so moved the heart of God about it. And the place we live and all those around us will be touched by the presence of God in us.
Will you dedicate yourself to be one in whom God can restore tabernacle of David? Will you ask God to restore His temple of praise in you? Will you ask Him to make you a succoth halal—a tabernacle of praise? Will you ask God to make you a 24/7 house of praise and worship in your being?
~Michael David Riggs