Instruments of David

Nehemiah 12:35 And certain of the priests’ sons with trumpets; namely, Zechariah the son of Jonathan, the son of Shemaiah, the son of Mattaniah, the son of Michaiah, the son of Zaccur, the son of Asaph: 36 And his brethren, Shemaiah, and Azarael, Milalai, Gilalai, Maai, Nethaneel, and Judah, Hanani, with the musical instruments of David the man of God, and Ezra the scribe before them.

God gives an important clue on musical instruments. God will be praised … but not with anything. These were music instruments that were used in the time of David and they were referred to here as Musical instruments of David … as though David had some right to them. God will not be worshipped with anything that just makes music …which spirit is associated with the instrument that is being used. Is it the Spirit of David or is it another Spirit.

We have seen recent worship copy worldly musicians and their instruments and make joyful noise unto the Lord. But what kind of music is this music …whose spirit is behind the instrument. We love and use the organ because we know the fruits of men of God like Wesley and Isaac Watts who used and composed …we can say …they praised with the organ of Wesley or the piano of Watts …meaning the instruments with which these men of God ministered. But that rock sound …whose fruit have you seen and can you say the musical instrument of Jimi Hendrix or the guttery voice of Bruce Springsteen will be acceptable to God?

We are in an era of all manners of instruments … let God speak to you and reveal the Spirit behind the style, instrument or rhythm … is it a Spirit that can be associated with men of God ? That reggae sound …watch . Whose is it?

Verses for further meditation
Eccle 2:8; 1 Chron 16:42

Thoughts for Business and the work place
There is a spirit behind every invention and instrument … behind every idea. Ask God to reveal it to you.

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, let my worship be acceptable to you. Amen

As Nehemiah’s wall was built, so will we see a reconstruction in all that may appear in distress and in waste. Nehemiah trusted and feared God, putting his faith in the Almighty whose strength is limitless to exceed all our expectations. Look out daily for Nehemiah’s Wall in 2015 and do invite friends to subscribe to the free email or social media posts. I am praying someone with a burden to be used by God in building will receive a fresh vision and get the job done.

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Outside Jerusalem

Nehemiah 11:36 And of the Levites were divisions in Judah, and in Benjamin

This verse means that there were some Levites who were not resident in Jerusalem i:e. some who were not resident in Jerusalem were distributed in settlements throughout the provinces of Judah and Benjamin.

Jerusalem is a type representing the place of the presence of God. There are many good places to be, and God is generous in His provisions, but the Levites were a tribe of priests and they were to be settled in Jerusalem because of their temple priestly duties. The Bible says we are kings and priests …we are His Levites. We cannot afford to be placed in a state of distance from God for any reason.
When David had to flee Jerusalem because of the rebellion of Absalom … what he missed was not the royal accommodations, but the place of worship, the sense of being close to God – the ark of God in Jerusalem …where he praised God. Indeed we are not bound to physical locations and physical objects, but we can find ourselves in scenarios when we stop a lifestyle of worship – and begin to live for our own pleasure. Check your heart. Have you found yourself prospering so well but in your conscience you fear God is far. I pray this is not you … and if it is, you can retrace your steps and find out what caused your new distance from God. When last did you make a joyful offering unto the Lord. When last did you dance such that you looked ridiculous.? When last did you wait all night on the Lord? When last did you spend days fasting and praying and singing unto God? These are not rituals … God has ordained that we worship Him in Spirit and in Truth and prescribed how in His holy book.

You may be far from your physical place of worship for good reasons but your heart sings gloriously unto the Lord. You may live next to your local church but when last did you hear from God. Today is a good day to come back to God.

Verses for further meditation
2 Samuel 15:25 ; Deuteronomy 11:16

Thoughts for Business and the work place
God’s leaders carry God’s presence with them to the market place

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, do not let me in the place or situation where your divine presence will be far from me. Amen

As Nehemiah’s wall was built, so will we see a reconstruction in all that may appear in distress and in waste. Nehemiah trusted and feared God, putting his faith in the Almighty whose strength is limitless to exceed all our expectations. Look out daily for Nehemiah’s Wall in 2015 and do invite friends to subscribe to the free email or social media posts.

I am praying someone with a burden to be used by God in building will receive a fresh vision and get the job done.

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