Thursday, May 27, 2010
The Tabernacle and Key of David 5-27-10
Good morning, Lord Jesus. Good morning, Father. Good morning, Holy Spirit. Lord God Almighty, I worship You in every dimension of Your Being and I welcome You into every dimension of my being, as we begin this day together. … “On that day I will raise up the Tabernacle of David, which has fallen down, and repair its damages; I will raise up its ruins, and rebuild it as in the days of old” (Amos 9:11, NJKV). “The key of the house of David I will lay on his shoulder; so he shall open, and no one shall shut; and he shall shut, and no one shall open. I will fasten him as a peg in a secure place, and he will become a glorious throne to his father’s house” (Isaiah 22:22-23). Many of the Scriptures of Your Word speak of Your first coming as the Messiah—the anointed One of God—translated “Messiah” in the Hebrew language of the Old Testament and “Christ” in the Greek language of the New Testament. The Spirit of the sovereign God anointed You as Messiah—both Son of God and Son of Man—to proclaim the coming of the Kingdom of God, to heal the broken and free the captives, to restore and rebuild the devastations of generations and the ruins of fallen creation in the power of the Word of God (Isaiah 61:1-11; Luke 4:18-19). Everywhere You went during the ministry of Your life on this earth as God with us in the flesh, You proclaimed that message of the Kingdom of God and demonstrated it in the power of God. “That message spread throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John announced: how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power; how He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him” (Acts 10:37-38). And now, in the mystery of the wisdom and sovereignty of God and in the astounding grace of the power of God, You anoint us as Your people with Your same Holy Spirit. “But you are not in the flesh, you are in the Spirit, since the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to Him. But if Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit if life because of righteousness. If the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also through His Spirit that dwells in you” (Romans 8:9-11). You anoint us and empower us as Your people with Your Spirit to continue Your ministry through our lives in the flesh here on this earth, proclaiming the same message of the coming of Your Kingdom and Your demonstrate the power of Your Kingdom through our lives. You display the glory of Your Presence and Your power through Your people, anointed with the Spirit of Christ with us—“Christ in (us), the hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27). Lord, in this hour, You are revealing to us more of what this means—more understanding of the responsibility and authority You have entrusted to Your children to display both Your nature and Your power in the earth. “The heavens are the Lord’s heavens, but the earth He has given to human beings” (Psalm 115:16). Through the Spirit of Christ within us, we are the tabernacle of David; we have the key of David—because the Spirit of the Son of David, the Spirit of the Son of God, dwells within us to make us more like You (1 Corinthians 3:16). By the anointing of the indwelling Presence of Your Spirit, You are conforming us into the image of the Son of God (Romans 8:29). You are changing us into Your image (2 Corinthians 3:18). You are calling us into Your nature (2 Peter 1:4). You are imparting Your Word and Your Spirit to live within us and express Yourself through us (Colossians 3:16). By the grace of the power of God upon us to anoint us, empower us, and change us, we are to be Your “oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, to display (Your) glory, (to) build up the ancient ruins, (t0) raise up the former devastations, (to) repair the ruined cities, the devastations of many generations” (Isaiah 61:3-4). In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen. Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays Friends, thank you for your prayers for me and our team at the leadership retreat this week with the MorningStar Fellowship of Ministries (www.morningstarministries.org) At the close of a message by Ray Hughes on worship yesterday morning, the Lord was doing something very deep inside of me, as He humbled me on my face at the foot of the altar. Please pray I will live into all He has imparted into me and our ministry, by the great power of the great grace of our God (Acts 4:33). May we become oaks of His righteousness to display His glory in our generation throughout the earth. God bless you! Please share these morning prayers with anyone who may be interested. Subscribe by email to Tommy Hays at Messiah Ministries: MessiahMin@aol.com -- "Preparing the Way of the Lord ... Ministering the Healing Love of God" www.messiah-ministries.org To order my books and our ministry resources or contribute to our ministry on-line: www.shop.messiah-ministries.org Messiah Ministries; 2800 Tates Creek Rd; Lexington, KY 40502 God bless you!