I have decided to do an impromptu recording. I was just sitting here in the presence of the Lord, the presence of the Lord so thick over me. Not just filling the room, but filling me. I was worshipping Him and had the desire to worship Him with everything that is in me and sensed that I was worshipping Him with every fibre of my being and every breath, all that I am, in His presence. At a certain time when you worship the Lord you come to a place where you come to absolute stillness and well, I guess you become still and know that He is God. As I was sitting, closing my eyes, experiencing His fullness, I saw in my mind's eye, His hand reaching out to me, seeing the hole in His hand. And I knew that He wanted me to come with Him.
The next moment I saw myself looking at Him as He was standing before the ark. Now I know He is the ark of the covenant. But I saw Him standing before the ark. I could not see the ark in detail. I just knew that it was the ark and the next moment, He was bowing, He jumped up and lifted up His arms, extending it wide and as He did, a rainbow burst forth and the next moment I saw Him, in the throne room. I can only call it the throneroom because I knew that the throne was there, but I could not see the throne. In this vision, I knew that the throne was there. And I looked at Him and He was dancing before the Father. Dancing and twirling before Father. It is as if He invited me in to one of the glimpses of how He is before Father as the Son of David. Because immediately, David came to my mind of how he danced before the Lord. He is the Son of David, dancing. The way He danced is just in such complete...giving over.
I thought then to read where David danced before the Lord. It is very special.
2 Samuel 6: 12 - 13
The number six indicative to the number of man and the seventh one, he brings the sacrifice, meaning God's rest.
It goes further on, if you have listened to the previous devotion about the Lord building a house, David wanted to build the Lord a house for the ark of the covenant, and a house for the Lord as well. And the Lord started speaking to Nathan the prophet about the ark, saying that He never spoke to anybody in the house of Israel that He wanted a house to be built. It was never His intention that a physical temple should be built, but that we are the temple, the house of God where the ark, the fullness of His presence is to abide. In the next chapter David is so overwhelmed that the Lord will raise up his seed, which is Solomon, that would build the temple. I spoke about this in the devotional. And David's response to the Lord in verse 18 is...
2 Samuel 7: 18
18 Then went king David in, and sat before the Lord, and he said, Who am I, O Lord God? and what is my house, (and we can say, "what is my house, what is this body Lord, this temple?) that thou hast brought me hitherto?