Bringing the Presence of God Part 5; Bringing aside the Ark

​So David would not remove the ark of the Lord unto him into the city of David: but David carried it aside into the house of Obed–edom the Gittite.  And the ark of the Lord continued in the house of Obed–edom the Gittite three months: and the Lord blessed Obed–edom, and all his household. 2 Samuel 6:10‭-‬11 KJV The Ark is brought aside to the house of Obed-Edom. Here we see a great contrast. We see the fear and presumption of Uzza and then we see the devotion and reverence of Obed-Edom and his family.  The Ark arrives on the … Continue reading Bringing the Presence of God Part 5; Bringing aside the Ark

23rd September exhortation 

Much has been made concerning the signs of 23rd September and conspiracy theories; end of the world. More than ever when some will try to predict when Jesus comes back or the world ends; and when those dates pass without event so people throw off the attitude that needs to remain.  What needs to remain is that the Son of Man will return. He will need to find a people ready for Him, faithful and full of faith. The day of His return will be on a day no-one will predict nor get right.  Beyond all the preaching that goes … Continue reading 23rd September exhortation 

Bringing the Presence of God part 4: Stumbling and Steadying 

And when they came to Nachon’s threshingfloor, Uzza put forth his hand to the ark of God, and took hold of it; for the oxen shook it.  And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Uzza; and God smote him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of God. 2 Samuel 6:6‭-‬7 KJV This attempt was doomed as we have discovered concerning the lack of preparation on David’s part to bring the Ark.  There came a testing at the Threshing floor. It is here we need to see its significance. The reason being that the … Continue reading Bringing the Presence of God part 4: Stumbling and Steadying 

Greatest Sign of the time and signs in the sky

The press and prophetic ministries are buzzing concerning the great 23rd September sign that Jesus is coming and the Rapture is imminent.  The prophetic word resides in a mix of astronomy and scripture. Very interesting on first glance. Even leading UK newspapers have caught the frenzy of this Word.  When you press the propogators on the Word that 23rd September is the day what you begin to get is a back pedalling on the actual details then a complete watering down on “it may not be on 23rd but the sign is there…”  My own view is that 23rd September … Continue reading Greatest Sign of the time and signs in the sky

Bringing the Presence of God Part 3; When Intentions are not enough

​Again, David gathered together all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand.  And David arose, and went with all the people that were with him from Baale of Judah, to bring up from thence the ark of God, whose name is called by the name of the Lord of hosts that dwelleth between the cherubims. 2 Samuel 6:1‭-‬2 KJV This passage concerning David bringing the Ark to Zion is very striking. It brings us if we understand it into the Fear of the Lord. We need to respect the Presence of God and prepare for Him. The difference is preparation! … Continue reading Bringing the Presence of God Part 3; When Intentions are not enough

And now for something else…

Psalm 103 says; Israel saw the acts of God and Moses knew the ways of God.  We are studying in our series How to Bring the Presence of God. We will continue to study this theme. However I sense we need to have a pause for thought.  The scripture shows two distinct things; Israel is a spectator of the miracles of God, the signs, whilst Moses participates in the processes that brings the signs; the parted seas, the protection from the Angel of Death, provision in the desert, the cloud and pillar of fire as signs of God’s Glory.  What … Continue reading And now for something else…

Just a moment…

Just a moment in the midst of our series… A furious hurricane is headed to the US called Irma. Much chatter is going on on Facebook. The so called doom and gloom prophets are being called out and the so called revival blessing prophets are out also. First we must understand that the Bible is clear about Jesus coming being preceded by apostasy, natural disasters and war. Also unprecedented family betrayals.  So what is going on with the prophetic ministry? I think personally that we are getting off track. We must read the modern times in the light of scripture. … Continue reading Just a moment…

2 Samuel 6; Bringing back the Presence of God part 2: The House of Abinadab

The Bible tells us in 1 Samuel 7 that after returning from the land of the Philistines the Ark returned on a new cart with the cows lowing as they went. They went directly unguided back to Israel.  The Ark dealt major blows to the false god of the Philistines and inflicting plagues on the people. It was sent back out of the land. It is curious that the Ark was not returned to the Tabernacle in Shiloh. And from the house of Abinadab was taken after 10 years to the Tabernacle of David. Here we see God bringing a … Continue reading 2 Samuel 6; Bringing back the Presence of God part 2: The House of Abinadab

2 Samuel 6 Bringing Back the Presence of God introduction; presumption in the day of calamity

This series centres on the Ark of the Covenant pictured above which was not only symbolic of the Presence and Glory of God but the very presence of the Ark was holy and all who touches it must be sanctified and chosen. In 2 Samuel 6 we see Uzzah reach out to touch it and through his careless irreverence and fear was struck down.  Indeed to do a series like this one must pray into it and do extensive research and meditation. These messages go out on 1st September precisely because I have waited and waited to post the series.  … Continue reading 2 Samuel 6 Bringing Back the Presence of God introduction; presumption in the day of calamity