Supernaturally Natural: Rethink The Way We, The Church, Worships Corporately - Part XXII
from Supernaturally Natural: Chapter 15 manuscript by Anthony Bachman
Mindset to reconsider: Most “church” activities should take place at the “church” building because that is where the “church” people attend.
God’s plan called for His Presence was to be mobile in a moveable pliable Tent of Meeting, known as the Tabernacle. The plan DID NOT call for an immovable structure, the Temple. David in the natural thought God’s house should be as good if not better that his own personal house. Even though his motives were pure and his idea logical, it was not what God had planned for His Presence. David had seen the supernatural power of God’s Presence when Israel moved as the Ark of the Covenant from the Philistines’ camp to the Israelites’, yet it David’s mindset on building, not on mobility. We have seen what the mindset of the natural blueprint of the Temple did by boxing in the supernatural Presence of God in a cube called the Holy of Holies, rejecting almost everyone from entering His Presence.
Even though David was a man of God’s own heart, he still would be the instrument to box in God, even though he understood that the heart is the Temple. God’s desire was to commune with man, inhabit his dwelling, his body, which He wanted to make as His temple. If David, as a man of God’s own heart, missed the mark, it can be very easy for us to also miss the mark and become a Pharisee too! We need to guard our hearts.
Did Jesus build any physical structures as places to worship even though he was a carpenter by trade and could have easily “studded” up and built new structures, new churches as we do today? How often do we send “mission teams” to third world nations to naturally built new “church” structures, but have not supernaturally built up their true spiritual structures, its believers. What did Jesus do to prepare for His Church after his departure from earth?
As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.”
Jesus replied, “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay down his head.” (Luke 9:57-58)