Summary: We need to experience the Spirit of the Lord’s presence in our prayer, praise and worship. We need to invite Him to come in these times both individually and corporately through time of worship. When we experience his presence through the seven dimensions
Opening Song for this message: He is Yahweh
Series: Experience the Spirit
1Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship.
God is Spirit and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.
Gods greatest desire was that man would act like Him and live with Him. God placed His nature in us and as a believer His presence lives in us (Gen 2:8). He desires to interact with us through prayer/praise and worship.
Sermon: Experience the Spirit in prayer, praise and worship
Thesis: We need to experience the Spirit of the Lord’s presence in our prayer, praise and worship. We need to invite Him to come in these times both individually and corporately through time of worship. When we experience his presence through the seven dimensions of worship spoken about in Psalms our lives will be renewed.
The Tabernacle of David: from http://www.buildinghishouse.org/prophecy/david.shtml:
It was just a tent filled with the glory of God. It was just a tent, a regular old tent that had nothing but the manifest presence of God…This tent that sat high atop Mt. Zion had nothing in it but the ark of God. (It was filled with the sacrifices of prayer praise and worship). Just the ark (with God’s presence)! Just the glory! That’s the tent that God is rebuilding in this hour. He wants a tabernacle free from pomp and ceremony; free from all the trappings of our modern church services filled with empty ritual and religious jargon. He wants a tabernacle for His glory, where He is the beginning middle and end. He wants to be in charge of our worship services for a change (He being the head of the church), and He wants a place for His glory to abide! He wants a tent dedicated to ministry to God in His presence, not a tent dedicated to ministry to man.
Scriptures Text for our message today are from 2 Samuel 6:
The Ark Brought to Jerusalem
1David again brought together out of Israel chosen men, thirty thousand in all.
2He and all his men set out from Baalah of Judah to bring up from there the ark of God, which is called by the Name, the name of the LORD Almighty, who is enthroned between the cherubim that are on the ark.
3They set the ark of God on a new cart and brought it from the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill. Uzzah and Ahio, sons of Abinadab, were guiding the new cart
4with the ark of God on it, and Ahio was walking in front of it.
5David and the whole house of Israel were celebrating with all their might before the LORD, with songs and with harps, lyres, tambourines, sistrums and cymbals.
6When they came to the threshing floor of Nacon, Uzzah reached out and took hold of the ark of God, because the oxen stumbled.
7The LORD’s anger burned against Uzzah because of his irreverent act; therefore God struck him down and he died there beside the ark of God.
8Then David was angry because the LORD’s wrath had broken out against Uzzah, and to this day that place is called Perez Uzzah.
9David was afraid of the LORD that day and said, “How can the ark of the LORD ever come to me?”
10He was not willing to take the ark of the LORD to be with him in the City of David. Instead, he took it aside to the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite.
11The ark of the LORD remained in the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite for three months, and the LORD blessed him and his entire household.
12Now King David was told, “The LORD has blessed the household of Obed-Edom and everything he has, because of the ark of God.” So David went down and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-Edom to the City of David with rejoicing.
13When those who were carrying the ark of the LORD had taken six steps, he sacrificed a bull and a fattened calf.
14David, wearing a linen ephod, danced before the LORD with all his might,
15while he and the entire house of Israel brought up the ark of the LORD with shouts and the sound of trumpets.
16As the ark of the LORD was entering the City of David, Michal daughter of Saul watched from a window. And when she saw King David leaping and dancing before the LORD, she despised him in her heart.
17They brought the ark of the LORD and set it in its place inside the tent that David had pitched for it, and David sacrificed burnt offerings and fellowship offerings before the LORD.