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.
You will remember that there are three specific events in the Word in which we are told that God’s intent and purpose was to restore again the Tabernacle of David. He never said he was going to again restore the Temple of Solomon.
As you can see from our sharing thus far, things have turned into a real adventure for us. But this has only been a drop in the bucket for what is about to unfold. For the first time in my life, the time I spent with David on my first trip to heaven began to really make sense. I understood the passion he had for worship. I understood the drive in him to establish this simple Tabernacle in order to put the presence of the Lord on display for all of Israel. I understood the real consequences of having that kind of worship and praise as the CenterPoint for a nation.
In the previous two weeks discussion on David’s Tabernacle, we laid out the history of Judah and Israel during the times of the kings who followed the pattern established by David with the three families of Asaph, Heman and Jeduthun and the 24 hours of praise and worship that went forth around the tabernacle.
The history of the ministry of the Tabernacle of David in Israel spanned a total of seven kings over several hundred years. In fact, after the division of Israel when Jeroboam came up out of Egypt and took ten of the tribes with him, the Tabernacle of David ceased to exist in what was then referred to as Israel. It only remained among the kings who were of David’s lineage – and then only seven total, including David and Solomon. It was a costly lesson as we shall see as things unfold.