The Tabernacle of David part 3

The Tabernacle of David Among Us

It was prophesied that the Tabernacle of David would be restored in the earth so that “all the Gentiles” could come into His presence[1]. The apostles understood that the Old Testament prophets spoke of this work as it began in the newly birthed church[2]. Jesus began the fulfillment of this prophecy at His death when the veil in the temple, built on the pattern of Moses’ tabernacle, was miraculously torn, signifying that all of His people could now come into the very presence of God[3].


photo by Jonah Husted

The founding of the early church was the beginning of this prophesied restoration of David’s tabernacle, but this work of God has not come to fruition to the point that all the peoples of the world have an opportunity to participate in seeking the LORD. One of the major features of the Tabernacle that David set up was worship, intercession and revelation that went on twenty-four hours a day. In our current western Christian setting the unsaved generally have only one chance per week to be exposed to the life-changing effects of God’s presence in corporate worship, prayer and revelation. In most churches this amounts to a one to two hour window throughout the week. Even if you include services Sunday and Wednesday nights, the total opportunity for the unsaved to be touched by the work of heaven is slim indeed. There does not exist an established forum in our culture for ongoing worship, intercession and revelation where anyone can go and experience the life-changing effects of the presence of God among His people at any time.

The foundational truth behind the need for the establishment of the House of Prayer is that God is worthy of so much more than we give in our current western practice. This is the truth behind our worship in spirit and in truth – He is worthy[4], and He alone is worthy[5]. I could stop right here, as this supreme reason is reason enough for me to spend the rest of my days simply worshipping Him. Yet God’s heart goes further. He has a desire that everyone might be saved[6]. The unsaved nations need more opportunity than we currently give to be touched by the power of heaven established on earth. This scriptural parameter, that the nations of the world will be given opportunity to know him, is important to the ultimate identification and purpose of the House of Prayer, as it links the establishment of the House of Prayer in the earth with the great harvest of souls promised at the end of the age.

We are living in the day where this Davidic worship in spirit and truth is being re-established among us. God is empowering our worship in songs and music. He is re-establishing revelation in powerful teaching and prophecy. He is igniting prayer and intercession like never before. He is also moving on the hearts of people all over the globe to establish centers where His people can gather from every group, nationality, and denomination from all over a city at any time of the day or night to worship Him. Established Houses of Prayer include: The War Room in Kelowna, British Columbia, The International Houses of Prayer in Kansas City, Vertical Call in Santa Rosa, California, the House of The King in Toronto, Boiler Rooms across Britain, and Prayer Network in Boston. Others that I have had some connection with include start-ups in Germany, Zambia, Turkey, Holland, Jerusalem, Fiji and Thailand.

The work of the establishment of the House of Prayer springing up today all over the world is a direct fulfillment of the promise of God to re-establish the work and heart of David’s tabernacle.

[1] Amos 9:11.

[2] Acts 15:15-17.

[3] As described in Matt. 27:51, Luke 23:45, Heb. 10: 19-23, and Rev. 21:3.

[4] …of all our time, all our money, of all our efforts, Rev. 4:11.

[5] Isaiah 42:8.

[6] I Tim. 2:4.

Excerpt from The Establishment by J. Scott Husted


About jscotthusted

J. Scott Husted is a writer, educator, minister and teaching missionary currently living and working in Seoul, South Korea. He carries a passion for cultivating authentic community, the establishment of the house of prayer, the plight of children at risk around the world, and raising up a new generation of leaders with a passion for the Kingdom of God.
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