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.
Over the next few weeks, I’d like to take you to a vision that the Lord gave to me beginning back in the early 1970’s when I was at Long Beach Christian Center. That was only a beginning. In the years that have gone by since, this vision has grown again, and again, and again. Just when I think I’ve gotten to a full understanding of what God was doing, he peels away another layer of revelation.
his series has stretched out longer than I would have expected, and yet there is probably a lot more revelation that we could explore. My expectation is that Holy Spirit will continue to unveil the truth of this revelation to all of you, and that the mindset of death will be canceled within you.
A couple weeks ago, I quoted a statement that I’ve heard on numerous occasions during the past weeks. One of the oft-used phrases I’ve heard from both a dentist and a medical doctor in the past few weeks is, “Your health begins in your mouth.”
When I wrapped up last week, I told you that I had a story to share with you. This story relates directly to the experience I had at the age of seven when Jesus appeared at my bedside and began to lay out His plan and purpose for my life.
Many of you know that I had to visit the dentist to have seven teeth extracted. A few weeks ago, my normal dentist removed two teeth, but discovered that the infection under the teeth was so severe that she had to spend a couple hours with major removal of cysts that were growing into the bone.