The Tabernacle of David is a key revelation to national impact by the Church. It restores the place of believers as kings and priests who should not choose one function above another. They should exercise both functions for Kingdom expansion. It provides case studies from competing worldviews on how to disciple our world. Jesus said, "Go disciple nations!" So far the Church has been doing a poor job of this. I believe that this revelation is one more cog in the wheel that will help believers take their place of influence and advance the Kingdom mandate on earth. May His Kingdom come and His will be done on earth as it is Heaven!
What, exactly, does the tabernacle of David represent? In the new covenant there is only one mediator between God and man: this is the Lord Jesus Christ the living Word of God, and he is presently seated upon a heavenly throne, high above all things (Psalm 138:2). The ark of the covenant is a representation of Jesus Christ and of how our reconciliation with God the Father is made possible. The tabernacle of David depicts the heavenly realm touching the earth and is a living, prophetic parable of how we may come into a direct and personal relationship with God. Through Jesus Christ and without intermediary clergy or religious, legalistic ritual, we may become registered as citizens of heaven (Hebrews 12:18-24). The once-and-for-all blood sacrifice at Calvary was required in order to put the new covenant into effect. However, the fullness of what is represented by the tabernacle of David (with the ark as its sole piece of furniture) will be restored at the second coming. In that day I will raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen and close up its breeches; and I will raise up its ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old… (Amos 9:11–12, Acts 15:16) When God decided to cut off the corrupt house of Eli he said: And I will raise me up a faithful priest that shall do according to that which is in my heart and in my mind, and I will build him a sure house, and he shall walk before my anointed [Heb. Messiah] for ever (1 Samuel 2:35). The faithful priest for whom God would build a sure house could not have been Samuel. The fact that he shall walk before God’s anointed (Messiah) forever, means that this does not refer directly to Jesus Christ. The only “sure house” that can be seen that fits this bill is the house of David (1 Samuel 17), which continued in God’s favor until the birth of Jesus Christ. And in Christ, the royal priesthood (1 Peter 2:9) of the order of Melchisedec (Psalm 110:4) continues forever — this even includes us if we are in Christ (Revelation 1:6). And in mercy shall the throne be established and he shall sit on it in the tabernacle of David, judging and seeking judgment and hastening righteousness. (Isaiah 16:5) What is the prophetic numerology found in the Psalms? Anyone who knows the author or has read one of his previous books knows that, in addition to emphasizing a personal relationship with God the Father, he is focused on the Day of the Lord with a deep concern that Christians regard End Times prophecy with utmost concern and soberness. It is within this context that he directs the reader's attention to the prophetic numbers within the Psalms that, once decoded according to their trajectory through the Scriptures, unlock the stunning messianic narrative that will soon take place here on the earth. Amidst ever-increasing feelings of social isolation and the realities of political division and unrest, as well as the impending and potentially disastrous outcomes of man-made crises facing the earth, people are looking for answers to their fears and inner longing to feel secure, connected, and satisfied in their daily lives. While many attempt to control things politically, others are looking for answers through esoteric means such as prophecies, numerology, tarot cards, and even witchcraft. Although David obviously didn’t face the difficulties unique to our time, he definitely felt socially isolated, dwelled in political unrest, and faced many possibilities for disaster. His answer was to ask God to protect him and direct his every footstep, which ultimately met his every need and eventually led him to dwell in peace and security, to a ripe old age.
This book explains each part of the Tabernacle- the sacrificial system, and the priesthood- and how they relate to Jesus. This easy-to-understand book helps people understand God's plan for redemption, the holiness of God, Worship, and Jesus' priestly ministry. Chapters inculde topics such as the offerings (burnt offerind, meal offering, peace offering, sin offering, trespass offering), the priesthood (the sidnificance of the clothing and the steps necessary to approach a holy God), and Jesus' service and intercession as our great high priest.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon, the Prince of Preachers, composed and polished The Treasury of David over the span of nearly half his ministry. This incomparable commentary and omnibus on the Psalms has been prized by Christians ever since. Spurgeon's own commentary on every verse of the Psalms is extremely insightful, and by itself it quite rich. In The Treasury of David you will also find a wealth of illuminating extracts and quotes from hundreds of commentators, contemporaries of Spurgeon as well as the great Puritan expositors of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Homiletical hints on almost every verse, concise sermon outlines, provocative seed thoughts as well as useful bibliographies and an index of authors offer practical help for preaching and teaching. Whether you are teaching on the Psalms, studying them for personal devotions, or simply intrigued by the writings of Spurgeon, you'll enjoy this splendid classic. Charles Haddon Spurgeon served for thirty years as preacher and pastor of London's six-thousand-seat Metropolitan Tabernacle, which his growing congregation opened in 1861. His writings, including thousands of sermons, are still popular with pastors and devotional readers.
The two volumes of Prayer Book Parallels are aids to the study of the development of the American book from as many points of view as possible. They include liturgical texts and related historical documents. Volume Two is a comparison of Collects, Family Prayers, and Prayers at Sea, as well as the Articles of Religion, the Psalter, and other texts and documents pertinent to Prayer Book study. The two volumes are of great value to seminarians, clergy, church historians, and anyone interested in the development of the present Prayer Book. (576 pp)
The author is the current president of Jews for Jesus, a ministry dedicated to reaching Jews with the Gospel. This book is written for Jews, messianic believers, and Gentiles curious about the connection between the ancient fall festival of the Old Testament and Jesus Christ, and for missionaries evangelizing to Jewish people. A companion book to Christ in the Passover.
The debate in many Reformed circles over worship music is only a small part of the larger question of Reformed liturgies. All sides admit that the New Testament offers relatively little instruction on liturgy, and so the debate over the regulative principle continues with apparently little hope for resolution. In this study, Peter Leithart's key insight reveals a prominent scriptural example of a liturgy that interprets God's commands for worship in ways for more biblically grounded than traditional regulativism allows. King David's tabernacle worship becomes a rich story, not only in respect to liturgical wisdom, but also to the significance of Zion in the fulfillments of the Christian era.
Tragic circumstances surprisingly changed, a desperate cry for help heard and answered, a nagging need met -- how can such things happen? Through the powerful resource of prayer. Spurgeon shows how you can receive whatever you need from the Lord. His blessings are yours for the asking!