My wife often talks about stretching . . . [to continue reading please click icon]
your tent pegs [Isaiah 54: 2]. I’ve always taken this to mean that we are to expand ourselves for God to do more in us and through us. But it also includes what God desires from us and what He desires to do for us. Expanding our boundaries means to possess territory that we don’t have. It is taking God’s future plans [Jeremiah 29: 11] and seeing them -- living in them -- today. King David is an example of someone who called a form of worship that was reserved for another time into his day.
When David placed the Ark in an open tent and established around the clock worship, he was bringing into his day that which was reserved for a future date. He opened the way for Israel to experience worship in spirit and truth as true worshipers -- something which Jesus referred to as coming [John 4: 23]. David’s tent was not like the Tabernacle of Moses. It did not have the veil that separated the worshipers from the Ark. By doing this King David allowed the worshipers to enter the Presence of God, even though that way was not made until Jesus’ death [Matthew 27: 51]. I believe that when this happened there was a release of creativity in worship. Many of the Psalms were written during this time of Presence. Psalms of God’s greatness and His glory; Psalms of His goodness and His faithfulness. James said, “I will show you my faith by my works” (James 2: 18). I think in the same way, David was showing his faith by his praise and worship; calling into his day what was reserved for another day.
I believe there is still an hour coming in worship that we can pull into our day. I’m not sure what this will look like, but it will be creative. Here’s a thought. We know that worship exists around the throne in Heaven. This worship has to be glorious! In the Model Prayer Jesus said, “Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6: 10). What if we bring the worship of heaven into the earth? What if angels appeared playing instruments and singing with the worship team and other angels appeared singing and worshiping Jesus with the congregation? That would take us to another level in worship! Nothing is impossible for those who show their faith by their praise and worship.