Dedication

Temple Dedication

II Chronicles 5:11-14

11 And when the priests came out of the Holy Place (for all the priests who were present had consecrated themselves, without regard to their divisions, 12 and all the Levitical singers, Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun, their sons and kinsmen, arrayed in fine linen, with cymbals, harps, and lyres, stood east of the altar with 120 priests who were trumpeters; 13 and it was the duty of the trumpeters and singers to make themselves heard in unison in praise and thanksgiving to the Lord), and when the song was raised, with trumpets and cymbals and other musical instruments, in praise to the Lord,
“For he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever,”
the house, the house of the Lord, was filled with a cloud, 14 so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God.

This passage of scripture mirrors the day of Pentecost. These 120 priests were worshipping the Lord with their voices and their instruments. On the day of Pentecost, the 120 followers of Jesus began to lift up their voices in unison, like a symphony of worship. As they sang and worshipped the Lord (in both instances), the glory of the Lord filled the atmosphere. They were all overcome with the powerful presence of the Lord. Today, the Lord responds in the same way. When we join together in one accord, worshipping the Lord, His glory will begin to fill the atmosphere. This is the manifestation of the kingdom of God. This is a foretaste of the atmosphere of heaven. This is what all of mankind is longing for, the revelation of God’s love. Have you experienced His amazing love? Have you felt the powers of the world to come breaking in on us? Draw near to the Lord in worship, before long you will be lost in His incredible love.

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