Amos 9:11 In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old:
God promises that in a particular day, he would raise the tabernacle of David. The tabernacle of David was a physical tent that David erected to place the ark where people could gather and worship God under requirements that were different from the strict requirements of the law. It was a place of continuous, spontaneous worship to God.
God inhabits the praise of his people. This infers that praise creates an atmosphere of habitation for God. David created a condition that represents the very throne of God in heaven, and he moved God into that.
The tabernacle of David is the place of access to God. There was no difference between the rich, privileged or the poor; everyone could come to God.
God is saying he wants that in the earth again. That place where there are no partitions, no form of social class, nor division in our approach to God.
That thing that David built is called Christ in whom all things are gathered. David connected to the realm of God, something that God honours and put life in it. You can build something and life may not enter it.
God raised Adam and put his life in him. God gave him functionality. You could gather people round a city like Israel gathered round Jericho and nothing would happen. Until, the life of God enters a thing, it cannot function.
The tabernacle of David captures the throne of God – the issues of God’s government. It is a transactional reality into which God downloads his throne, and in which God’s throne is the active principle.
The tabernacle of David is a realm of divine transaction that releases the kingship and rulership of God. It is a dimension of reality in God in which his kingly and priestly nature shows forth as one. It is that flow of divine life in God that culminates in kingdom realities of righteousness, peace and joy.
What that tabernacle facilitated will be made available again.
God is committed to making us thrones. We are walking to occupy everything that God has made available to us. You can call God a Father and the interactions will be about the family of God.
Abraham found faith in God. Solomon touched wisdom in God: he touched a dimension in God that no man has touched until Jesus came. The cardinal thing that David represents in the spirit is the throne and the government of God. It is the cardinal thing that was brought into the new testament.
Luke 1:32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
David depicts greatness. God is building a great house. What God is building in our midst is great. The house that Solomon built were made up of great stones, costly stones…
God wants to make you great. You cannot but be great. Jesus used the words great and greater to show kingdom realities. So don’t be timid about being great. Jesus showed the disciples the path to greatness. He brought a child into their midst and showed them how to go about it.
Christ is called the son of David because David pioneered into the realm of the throne of God. It is important you know what the throne is. The reality of throne goes beyond a seat or mere arrangements.
Colossians 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
Entities can be called thrones. Thrones can be embodied. A throne is a reality that embodies three things:
- Kingly authority – the authority to execute kingly assignments. The right to execute the will of God.
- Power – that is might, ability. Might refers to the resources available to one to execute what he wishes. Connections, servants, a system you can deploy to do things… It could also be the intelligence of how to make something work. So wisdom can be culminated as might. God has the resources to bring his intentions to pass: He has the power, resources, abilities, all things! As long as He is a king in any realm, He knows how to release His influence over all things and to execute His will. Otherwise, the throne is not the throne of a king. God has authority in realms visible and invisible, God can deploy anything to execute his counsel. All domains are the Lord’s.
- The creative operations by which the throne executes his will. The influence by which the king dispenses his will to release justice.
“The release of Justice is precursor to the release of creativity – Yewande Ogunro.”
Psalms 89:14 Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.
This means the throne is housed inside righteousness and justice. Wherever you find justice and judgement, surely the throne is resting there. The throne of God breaks out where you find righteousness and justice.
The word foundation depicts the basis, the reason, the ground upon which the throne shows up or breaks out. Righteousness sponsors or instigates the throne. God wants us to sit on thrones. It is not sitting on one seat in the natural; it is sitting on a reality out of which the throne of God can flow forth in the earth.
Jesus is King over kings. He has made us kings and priests. We are kings and he is the king over us. This reality must begin to dawn on us in here and now.
God is committed to bring us into fullness. Fullness is not a doctrine, it is a reality of Life.
Righteousness is the principle of God.
Proverbs 16:12 It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.
It is an abomination for the throne to commit wickedness. When any established authority violates righteousness, the throne will invalidate such authority.
God sets up authorities. God gives thrones to all men, but if righteousness is disobeyed he would withdraw his hand. A king may be reigning, but yet he is under the authority of darkness, he is exerting his rule by darkness.
2 Samuel 23:3 The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.
The number four is the number of creativity, the number of creation.
God is seen as creator from the first verse of scripture. God finished the creation of the material world on the fourth day.
The cardinal points of the earth are North, South, East and West.
There are four seasons of the earth.
Four is the number of the throne. There are four living creatures round about the throne, and they have four faces.
Four is the number of righteousness, justice, balance and equity.
Four is the number that attaches itself to the city of Peace.
God is the innovative power that can create anything out of nothing. He is a creative force, a creative agent. He is that uncreated essence that constantly gives life to himself. God is not sustained by oxygen, he gives life to oxygen.
The first appearance of God that we see is creativity. God commands light out of darkness. He brings things into being where nothing existed.
There is a type of work that is innovative and creative. Creativity is the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules…
There is the Grace of God on you to be creative and to be great. Don’t think about the world heading towards darkness; you have the responsibility to be true to your nature.
Pastor Ernest Paul