WORSHIP NEVER STOPS

And these are the singers … they were employed in that work day and night.

1 Chronicles 9:33

There must have been a reason The Lord called David a man after His own heart. How exactly was He a man after The Lord’s heart? The answer is in worship. That’s what made David stand out among all the prophets, priests, and kings of the Old Testament. David was a worshipper of a whole different caliber than had ever been seen. David was anointed to worship. His worship had a supernatural dimension to it different from anyone before him. Three thousand years have come and gone but David’s songs are just as fresh as the day that he penned them. They are still being sung today because they were born in God’s presence. When you begin to sing the songs of David you can still be caught up in the presence of the Lord. David initiated continuous worship in his tabernacle. His worship was a type of the New Testament we enjoy today because of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon all flesh. Here is something Spurgeon said about this continuous worship.

“Well was it so ordered in the temple that the sacred chant never ceased: for evermore did the singers praise the Lord, whose mercy endureth for ever. As mercy did not cease to rule either by day or by night, so neither did music hush its holy ministry. My heart, there is a lesson sweetly taught to thee in the ceaseless song of Zion’s temple, thou too art a constant debtor, and see thou to it that thy gratitude, like charity, never faileth. God’s praise is constant in heaven, which is to be thy final dwelling-place, learn thou to practice the eternal hallelujah. Around the earth as the sun scatters his light, his beams awaken grateful believers to tune their morning hymn, so that by the priesthood of the saints perpetual praise is kept up at all hours, they swathe our globe in a mantle of thanksgiving, and girdle it with a golden belt of song.”

 

What caused David to insist upon twenty four hour worship in the Tabernacle of David? Why was this so important to him? David had experienced the manifest presence of the Holy Spirit upon his life since his youth. The greatness of God’s glory, His ceaseless mercy, His unsearchable goodness all were demanding worship from David’s perspective. With this great God displayed before him what else could he do, he had to worship.

For those of us who have tasted the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, we find ourselves in the same position as David. We have to worship. We must respond to His ceaseless love with a lifestyle of worship. Just a few songs at church on Sunday will never do for me, I have tasted His greatness and worship is our only option. David got it. He saw the greatness of God, that’s why it was said He had a heart after God’s own heart. The Lord gets it. He knows His own greatness, He also knows the benefits that come to His sons and daughters when they step into this new way of life.

6 Replies to “WORSHIP NEVER STOPS”

  1. Amen!! Lord may our praise be in constant as it is in heaven!! Lord we ask for our lives to be a constant lifestyle of worship as it is in heaven!!!

  2. It is proper to praise God! I would if the energy were present in my human body! That’s incredible friends! King David was truly a man after Gods own heart! wow! Praising God 24 hours a day in the tabernacle was an awesome display of love! Good morning servants of the most high God! Jesus Christ Rules!

  3. WHEW HOO, HALLELUJAH, I was dancing and WORSHIPPING and singing as I was reading this awesome blog.. PRAIAE YOU JESUS, ALL MUSIC AND WORSHIP BELONG TO YOU KING OF KINGS.
    I HOW I LOVE TO WORSHIP YOU AND GET ON YOUR DANCE FLOOR KING.. I COME ALIVE ON YOUR DANCE FLOOR JESUS… BEST DANCE FLOOR I EVER SURFACED ON IN ALL MY YEARS.
    O HOW YOU TRANSFORMED ME OUT OF THE WORLDS DANCE FLOOR INTO/ONTO TO YOUR AWESOME FLOOR… HALLELUJAH, HOLY, HOLY THE GREAT I AM, THE MAKER OF ALL THINGS.
    HOW I LOVE YOUR PRECIOUS PRESENCE JESUS, POWER, DUNAMAS POWER THAT FALLS ON ME WHEN I WORSHIP AND DANCE FOR YOU.

    I WILL ALWAYS SING HALLELUJAH, WHO IS WORTHY, NONE BESIDES YOU KING, YOU ARE THE GREAT I AM.!!!!!! TAKE ME HIGHER KING, WAVE AFTER WAVE… YOU HAVE ALL THE BEST STUFF KING….
    AWESOME BLOG, PASTOR FRANK, LOVE YOU.
    HAVE A BLESSED DAY IN OUR KING JESUS.

    JESUS YOU ARE THE KING OF MY HEART….

    YOU OWN IT ALL… THE KING IS HERE… 🙂 🙂
    WE LIFT YOU HIGHER AND HIGHER…..

  4. No doubt the worship at our church (worship leader, musicians, congregation participation) was a key to my salvation. Even as a reluctant, first time attendee, there was no denying, remembering back, God inhabited those praises. I really was in awe of what I had just walked into, you could feel and hear the love directed towards God (Jesus). In my mind, I figured if God was really real, He would like how these people are singing to Him. Of coarse I did not participate, but it did remove any preconceived ideas I had about attending this new church. I found myself back at that church a month later. (I realized that I wanted God in my life, so I went back to my old church the next two weeks and quickly realized why I wasn’t attending any more) God used other peoples worship to show me an intimacy available with Him that I did not know existed. I may not be able to sing very well but I have learned how to get caught up in heaven worshiping my Lord and Savior.

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