03 Jun God is Really Here Among You – pt4
I want to finish up this teaching based upon the phrase, “God is really here among you.”
Last week, we looked at:
A. Psalm 100v4 – The process of moving into an encounter with God through worship.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name.
1. Make the decision to enter
2. Go with gratitude.
3. Advance with praise.
4. Settle in adoration.
B. Psalm 22v3 – The Promise of His dwelling.
Yet you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel.
The promise that He is drawn to the authentic, clamorously foolish worship of those who are completely dependent on Him.
This week, I want to finish this conversation with a third text:
C. Psalm 68v24-26 – The promise of His activity where He is worshipped.
Your procession has come into view, O God—
the procession of my God and King as he goes into the sanctuary.
procession – a walk.
The root picture for the glyph in the Hebrew is a shepherd’s staff, indicating the nomadic movements of a shepherd through the desert.
Consider this to be a word that points to the movements or activity of our Shepherd.
Note: We are not talking about the abiding Presence of God. We are specifically speaking of the activity and movement of our King.
Nomadic shepherds naturally go with the herd.
What if our God is naturally inclined to go where His worshippers dwell?
Come into view – to make visible
The word is literally, “to be on display.”
In this context, we are talking about the activity of God that is visible. This is not a conversation about just, “knowing,” He is in the room. It is the promise of, “seeing,” these movements.
the procession of my God and King, As He goes..
His movements as he comes into a specific place…
into the sanctuary – a place of honor, sacred, set apart for Him
There is a natural draw for the Lord to places where He is honored.
There is a natural draw for the Lord to places and times that have been set apart for Him.
Singers are in front, musicians behind;
between them are young women playing tambourines.
Singers are in front, Musicians are behind?
This is a template for supernatural worship. It is fueled by the hearts of the people going FIRST.
The musicians are there to follow and support.
Praise God, all you people of Israel;
praise the Lord, the source of Israel’s life.
Praise God all ye people…
The word phrase is a corporate calling. It literally means, “Each of you bless God, while you are together in the congregation.”
It is a picture of what it looks like when worshippers gather before Him.
We each come with a personal agenda to BLESS Him.
In this way we understand that biblical worship creates a Throne Room atmosphere on earth, one that He naturally moves into
The movement of God is tangibly displayed in places where He is honored, in times that are set apart for Him, where he is treated as sacred.
This is ministry to Him when we Honor Him and create a place for Him to dwell.
This is why worship is so central to creating a culture of the supernatural. Because worship is fully about lavishing upon Him the credit, the attention, the affection that is rightfully His.
Any other pursuit in worship is not worship. Therefore, honoring Him means we jealously guard our hearts in this area of worship. It is 100% about Him. That is it.
When we gather, when we authentically worship, He moves. That is the promise of Psalm 68.