Why the Tabernacle of David?
The Tabernacle of David it is part of God’s pattern for worship — and God promised that it would be rebuilt!
In 2010, the Lord revealed to me that the tabernacle of David will rest in the heart of the tabernacle of Moses. It will be a merger of the two tabernacles to illustrate the complete and original pattern of worship created for His glory.
David’s tabernacle illustrates the intimacy and open pathway to the Kingdom of God through Jesus. The Tabernacle of Moses, with its sacred articles of furniture and worship, demonstrate God’s redemptive covenant with His creation. Each element is an object lesson of our relationship with Almighty God.
The Brazen Alter is the place of the cross and repentance; the Brazen laver is where the continual washing of the water of God’s Word is illustrated. The priests washed daily in the water of the laver. We are to wash daily in the Water of the Word which feeds our spirit and cleanses our hearts.
As you walk through the first curtain, you see the three important pieces of furniture: the Golden Lampstand, the Table of Shewbread and the Alter of Incense.
The golden lamps represent the Seven Spirits of God. The lamps, symbolically lit by the oil of the Holy Spirit, burned day and night, never to go out. We, too, are to have our spirits burning like fire day and night.
Revelation 4:5 — “…and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven spirits of God.”
The Table of Shewbread is a picture of the Son of God, the One who is the Bread of Life. It is the place of fresh manna. The bread is soaked in olive oil which speaks of our being filled with the oil of the Holy Spirit.
The Alter of Incense represents perfect prayer and intercession. Jesus gave His life and offered Himself up as our Royal Priest. He became the perfect sacrifice, the perfect intercessory incense offered to God.
God has established His Kingdom and it has never changed! He is bringing His bride into the true pattern of adoration and worship again. We are standing in a time of harvest revelation and God is fulfilling His spoken Word.
Amos 9:11 — “In that day I will raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old.” (Amos 9:11)
God is bringing a fresh new look at His majesty and holiness. The Old and New Testament are being reunited in the person of the BRIDE! This is the eternal realm of the Third Day when God is reviving His “called out ones” for the “wedding of the Lamb.” The half has not yet been told.
1 Corinthians 2:9-10 — “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him.”
God is leading us into the Promised Land again, but this land is His Bridal Chamber. It is a place of victory, fruitfulness, peace, purity and supernatural intimacy. There is no doctrine that can stand in this place, only oneness in the Spirit. There is only true intimacy, only the pattern He gave us from the beginning, only true intimacy with our God.
The Ark represents the Throne of God in the earth. The Ark represents the glory of God revealed in divine order and worship. The Ark represents the “fullness of the Godhead bodily revealed in the Lord Jesus Christ.” (Colossians 1:19; 2:9) This Ark of God, with the Mercy Seat captured between the two wing-stretched Cherubim, is a picture of God’s grace, His perfect love and His eternal protection.
Psalm 91:11,12 — “For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.”
John 1:14 — “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father…”
This Mercy Seat, this single place of rest in the “Holy of Holies” represents the “secret place” of the Most High. It represents the only place we can find true rest – true peace and joy! It is our rest in Him!
God is restoring the Tabernacle of David. He is restoring His priesthood, His Kingship and His Eternal rule through His church – His “called out ones.” He is restoring the joy, the singing of psalms, the shouting, the dancing – the fullness of worship. As priests in the kingdom of God we can enter the Holy Place and have intimacy, rest and perfect peace and joy. God is preparing His loved ones for the harvest.
Our God, our Creator is restoring true intimacy with His beloved creation, His bride!
Fulfilling His Bridal Call
Isaiah 49:18 — “Lift up your eyes, look around and see; All these gather together and come to you. As I live, says the Lord, You shall surely clothe yourselves with them all as an ornament, And bind them on you as a bride does.”
Isaiah 62:5 — “For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.”
Revelation 19:7,9 – “For the Lord God Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give Him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and His bride has made herself ready. Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb.”
Isaiah 62:4,5 – “Never again will you be called ‘The Forsaken City’ or ‘The Desolate Land.’ Your new name will be ‘The City of God’s Delight’ and ‘The Bride of God,’ for the LORD delights in you and will claim you as his bride.” (NLT)
Isaiah 2:2 — “And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord‘s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.”
Hosea 2:19-23 — “And I will betroth you to Me forever; yes, I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and justice, in steadfast love, and in mercy. “
“I will even betroth you to Me in stability and in faithfulness, and you shall know the Lord.”
“And in that day I will respond, says the Lord; I will respond to the heavens, and they shall respond to the earth,”
“And the earth shall respond to the grain and the wine and the oil [which beseech it to bring them forth], and these shall respond to Jezreel [restored Israel, who prays for a supply of them].”
“And I will sow her for Myself anew in the land, and I will have love, pity, and mercy for her who had not obtained love, pity, and mercy; and I will say to those who were not My people, You are My people, and they shall say, You are my God!”
Hosea 3:5 – “Afterward shall the children of Israel return and seek the Lord their God, and David, their King; and they shall come in fear to the Lord and to His goodness and His good things in the latter days.”