Calling All Priests to Worship, Calling all Kings to War

Calling All Priests to Worship, Calling all Kings to War
By Isaac Duke

The Lord of heaven and earth is asking His People today, “Don’t you know who you are?” Shake off the spirit of abdication Church! The Lord is restoring all that has been lost. Worship has become so many things in the church today: a warm-up act for the preaching, a church growth strategy, a feel-good get my spiritual “goosebumps” session, a power struggle over musical style and preference.
In Amos and in Acts the Lord promises that He will rebuild the Tabernacle of David. What does this mean? Well, who can know all the intentions of God’s heart, but we believe that part of this means that the Lord is restoring spiritual authority to the Church’s worship. David, the archetype of Christ “The Anointed One” typified all three anointings (Prophet, Priest, and King) of King Jesus, the “Son of David.” Consider the governmental decrees in Psalms 2, 24, and 148 (quite possibly written in the Tabernacle of David). Ephesians 3:10 declares that the Church (that’s us!) declares the wisdom of God to the powers and principalities in heavenly places. Now, we can’t begin to understand what all that means but we do know that when God’s people come together to worship, God sees it as powerful gathering of His sons and daughters and His kings and priests (Revelation 5:10).
Many of us have heard the scripture “Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit says the Lord” (Zechariah 4). This passage goes on to say “These two stand beside the Lord of the whole earth.” These “two” are Joshua (high priest) and Zerubabel (prince of Judah), who are types of kings and priests. Do you see yourself as God’s covenant partner standing beside Him in authority? Because that’s how He sees you!
We are not Baptists, Charismatics, Methodists, Pentecostals, and so on…..we are People of the Anointing. We are the Ecclesia (Church), the “representative, legislative government of God.” We are the Bride of Christ, and our love song is a war song! The Day of Pentecost, the Church’s Brithday, was Jesus’ Coronation Day. Just as Samuel poured the oil on David’s head to anoint him king, the Father poured out the oil of His Spirit on the whole world at Pentecost as though to say, “Earth, here is your King!”

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