1Ch 16:27 Glory and honour are in his presence; strength and gladness are in his place.
1. Glory, Hebrew;
From an unused root; grandeur (that is, an imposing form and appearance): - beauty, comeliness, excellency, glorious, glory, goodly, honour, majesty.
2. Honor, Hebrew;
From H1921; magnificence, that is, ornament or splendor: - beauty, comeliness, excellency, glorious, glory, goodly, honour, majesty.
These two words David Is saying In His Presence these are such, than next he mentions two other words that, are in His Place.
3. Strength, Hebrew;
From H5810; strength in various applications (force, security, majesty, praise): - boldness, loud, might, power, strength, strong.
A primitive root; to be stout (literally or figuratively): - harden, impudent, prevail, strengthen (self), be strong.
4. Gladness, Hebrew;
From H2302; rejoicing: - gladness, joy.
A primitive root; to rejoice: - make glad, be joined, rejoice.
And all this is from you being in the very presence of the lord, today he fills his true believers and , by Christ in N.T. he is in us, but he does not mean if you are just a casual Christian, but one that is in, seeks, praying for the deeper revelation of Jesus, and his presence, his presence and more of it we should all seek, and pursue.
The lord is full of love, and is ready for us to have all He has provided by his blood. This doe not mean health, wealth, prosperity and easy times. We can expect just the opposite many times, as the N.T. is one of suffering and not prosperity, in the spirit, our heavenly bank account , yes, but not always in the silver and gold area.
Silver and gold have I none, but what I do have ( The presence of Jesus by His Spirit ) I give you, rise and be healed. What do you choose? Silver and Gold over the manifest presence of the lord, the ability to just put an offering in an offering plate to ease your conscious, or legalism and that,s the extent of your walk, just duty, just routine, just enough to get by, this is not the presence of the lord.
Many are happy with just making it in heaven, if they do. Others are not, others want more of the presence of our lord. All I crave is more of the presence of the lord, it is all we pray for, all we seek, its all the matters. This is the amazing thing and blessedness of brokenness, trials, persecutions, hardships, everything that can be shaken is being shaken, we have a choice, build on the solid rock, Jesus, or serve the lord or mammon, the word serve means slave, you will be, you only can be a slave to one master, who are you a slave to?
The blessing of the lords presence as our text shows gives us strength that is not our own, a loud bold sound that is not our own, joy that is not our own, it all comes from the lord and being in his presence. It is a time to make your choice, go with the current trends and crowd, or stand out and say, " No, I want something different, I want a deeper revelation of Jesus Christ, I want more of the presence of the lord".
many come to this place, esp. in hard times, in good times most forget just how they got there, and were blessed and than they become a slave to mammon and not the lord. The lord, his real, living, powerful presence is all I want, it has satisfied every thorn, every trial, everything. It is everything to get a deeper revelation of Jesus, the cross and the love of our heavenly father, why would anyone want anything else? But many do, I do not understand it, but they do. Its up to you dear reader what do you want, and whose slave are you?
In the text verse, if you read it all, it is about the return of the ARK. This is key, for it was a symbol of the lords presence, in fact at the time, it was the lords presence, now we are the temple of the holy spirit.
1Ch 16:1 So they brought the ark of God, and set it in the midst of the tent that David had pitched for it: and they offered burnt sacrifices and peace offerings before God.
1Ch 16:11 Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually.
1Ch 16:12 Remember his marvellous works that he hath done, his wonders, and the judgments of his
If you read the chapter, David put all in order, this shows us what Paul told the Church in Corinth concerning the abuse and misuse of the gifts and out of order worship, let all be done decent and in order. This comes from the real deal. You will not build on false doctrines, be carried away by every wind of doctrine, you will not act like a lower life form, but you will have the power, presence, anointing, in order, but power, I mean glory will fall. The O.T. and N.T. teach the very same thing concerning the presence of our lord.
1Ch 16:21 He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes,
1Ch 16:22 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.
1Ch 16:23 Sing unto the LORD, all the earth; shew forth from day to day his salvation.
1Ch 16:24 Declare his glory among the heathen; his marvellous works among all nations.
1Ch 16:25 For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised: he also is to be feared above all gods.
1Ch 16:26 For all the gods of the people are idols: but the LORD made the heavens.
Think on this