Acts 15:15-17 And with this the words of the prophets agree, just as it is written: “After this I will return, and will rebuild the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down; I will rebuild its ruins, and I will set it up; So that the rest of mankind may seek the LORD, even all the Gentiles who are called by My name, says the LORD who does all these things.’

What a strange prophesy, restore the tabernacle of who? Everyone knows about the tabernacle that Moses built in the wilderness, but the tabernacle of David? Actually their is quite a lot said in the Bible about David’s tabernacle. David pitched a tent on Mount Zion to house the ark of the covenant. Over the centuries, Moses’ tabernacle had been neglected and fallen into disrepair. when David became king, he wanted to build a permanent dwelling place for the Lord’s presence in Jerusalem. As you know, this never was fulfilled in David’s life, his son Solomon built the temple. The Lord had other plans, better plans for David. You see, David pitched that tent, brought the ark to Jerusalem, and experienced a life of revival as the Lord granted David access into His presence, no one since Moses had this kind of favor. David was overwhelmed by the Glory of His presence, David spent hours in this tent worshipping the manifest glory of the Lord.
Now this brings us back to the prophesy James gave in the book of Acts (today’s scripture passage). James was declaring that the ministry of Paul to the gentiles was the beginning of the fulfillment of this prophesy by the prophet Amos. He was saying that the churches being planted amongst all of the gentile nations was the rebuilding of David’s tabernacle, actually a provision by the Lord for the lost people of the world to have access to the powerful presence of the Lord.
That is powerful, James is actually declaring to us the purpose of the Church. What could that be? It is the opportunity for everyone everywhere to experience the incredible power of His presence. The actual purpose of the church is to be the habitation of God. The Lord doesn’t live in buildings made by hands, He lives in the gathering of His people from every tribe and every tongue.
After David pitched this tent and brought the ark into Jerusalem, revival began to break out in Jerusalem. David was flooded with songs, his tongue became the pen of a ready writer, he spent his life shaping the river into words. David began to organize choirs and musicians whose entire life was devoted to ministry to the Lord. This was a foreshadowing of New Testament worship. David was living out the first New Testament church, a place where the power of God’s presence is evident, a place dedicated to the worship of the Lord. Today, we live in the times foretold by the prophets. The Tabernacle of David fell into disrepair over the ages, but today, he is restoring this place,his local church, to display the power of His presence.


  1. WE get to see all this right before our eyes, the Lord will have his will and final say in all this, this world thinks it can leave God out cover him up and ignore him is in for a surprise, He is raiseing up His people to use for his glory and purposes in these days, iI know I have to remember myself when I see how much evil there is, God will have the final say im so glad He puts his Spirit in all that love him we wouldnt endure as well without his strenth in our lives, the wickedness will get worse but his rightousness and his people will increase3 its coming down to Who is on the Lords side? those that are will receive so much love and grace no matter what, the wicked and the lost a few pleasures here but thats all knowing this gives me a respect for the lord on who he is.

  2. I’ve sensed “Gods” presence in the assembly of saints,in coffee shops,in saint Josephs catholic church,on Carrollton New Orleans,while walking down Tulane New Orleans,while withdrawing money from the ATM,and etc.! But doing Gods will as often as possible feels just as awesome!(in Jesus Christ’s name) Reading Gods word,talking to people about Jesus,giving alms to the poor,praying for others,and etc. It’s feels liberating!

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