Which Place Shall Become, Your Dwelling Place with GOD?
September 1st: TODAY WE ARE READING & PRAYING PSALMS 126-132
Ref: ELUL, OUR 29 DAY BANQUET OF PRAYER… TO HONOR THE KING OF GLORY!
Once again, by the providence of GOD, our assignment to read and pray the Psalms is set together so very nicely. To really appreciate this to the utmost, we have some reading to do.
Today, let’s start at the end, Psalm 132 and work our way back to the beginning, Psalm 126, after reading 1 Samuel 29 through 1 Samuel 31. This will help to provide more context for our prayers tonight. As you read through these two Psalms, I have highlighted a few key messages for you.
Lord, remember David
and all his self-denial.
2 He swore an oath to the Lord,
he made a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob:
3 “I will not enter my house
or go to my bed,
4 I will allow no sleep to my eyes
or slumber to my eyelids,
5 till I find a place for the Lord,
a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob.”
6 We heard it in Ephrathah,
we came upon it in the fields of Jaar:[a]
7 “Let us go to his dwelling place,
let us worship at his footstool, saying,
8 ‘Arise, Lord, and come to your resting place,
you and the ark of your might.
9 May your priests be clothed with your righteousness;
may your faithful people sing for joy.’”
10 For the sake of your servant David,
do not reject your anointed one.
11 The Lord swore an oath to David,
a sure oath he will not revoke:
“One of your own descendants
I will place on your throne.
12 If your sons keep my covenant
and the statutes I teach them,
then their sons will sit
on your throne for ever and ever.”
13 For the Lord has chosen Zion,
he has desired it for his dwelling, saying,
14 “This is my resting place for ever and ever;
here I will sit enthroned, for I have desired it.
15 I will bless her with abundant provisions;
her poor I will satisfy with food.
16 I will clothe her priests with salvation,
and her faithful people will ever sing for joy.
17 “Here I will make a horn grow for David
and set up a lamp for my anointed one.
18 I will clothe his enemies with shame,
but his head will be adorned with a radiant crown.”
Please READ 1 Samuel 29- 1 Samuel 31
When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.
2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them.
3 The Lord hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.
4 Turn again our captivity, O Lord, as the streams in the south.
5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.
Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
2 It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.
3 Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
4 As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.
5 Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.
In a prophetic sense of Prayer, Zion is your fortified City and stronghold. David established it as the place, the dwelling place of GOD. Before I could send out this prayer, I sent a message out called, A Place Where GOD’s Presence can Meet You. It’s about setting up your own place, somewhere… room that you love being in, a place that brings you a sense of peace and comfort, a garden, a river, a lake or a beach.
There’s a friend of mine, we all have one, who will say to me when they read this, “I can pray and meet with GOD anywhere.” Yes, that’s perfectly true, and likewise GOD established the sabbath as His divine meeting place, for all of mankind… if we choose.
There are friends who have not seen each other for years and they can say to each other, “OK, I’ll meet you at 6pm”, and they don’t even have to say the name of the place outloud. They know the place. Husband’s and wives always have a special place, at least one.
It’s OK if some of you don’t fully understand what I’m talking about right now, understanding will come. There’s a place where revelation will come. A place where the Heavens’a are open for just you. Keep watch and pray.
As the bride of Christ, where is your place?
There’s a personal place that you can connect with the Presence of GOD. Establish a place that you consecrate to the presence of GOD. It could be the sliver of land between the house and the garage, or a spot under your favorite tree. GOD loves initiative and accepts all gestures of love toward him that are intended for the purpose of building our relationship with Him.
In lieu of our City of David, we shall establish a place, without legalism, without man made traditions or dogmatic perceptions or expectations. If you do not already have one, establish one. Take time to read through these Psalms and this portion of scripture and pray. GOD is faithful. He will show you the place.
A personal prophetic place of prayer. This is important.