share some other things, possibly the same, but, work with me and I will conclude this, I promise.
The question that lingers in the back of my mind, is this, "Was King David disqualified from building the temple?" We all read, we hope, 2 Samuel 7. How he wanted so badly to build this temple and yet God told him, he was okay with doing things the way that they had been doing them. I know David felt indebted to God in some way to build the temple, for all He had done for him plus, he didn't want God to be out there in the desert and yet God was okay with it, for He was closer to the people and was able to move more freely this way as well.
I know some will be asked was it because of David's disobedience, over the years that were the heartfelt no from God? Possible yet, could it have been that David’s' heart was in the right place but, he felt he knew what was best for God and chose to ignore that plea from God and chose his way over Gods?
I know I can see it already; the stones people are already picking up getting ready to throw saying it is pure sacrilege to even be thinking let alone talking like that! Still, we need to talk about it, because had these kinds of discussions in my time, I may not have been named Ichabod and generations of my people wandered under this curse for years till someone broke it asking God in true repentance to restore unto us the blessings of our Father Jacob!
David wasn't allowed to build the temple and Solomon did; was Solomon any better than his father? Yes, David was a warrior and had shed much blood and had done many other things but, God allowed Solomon to build this temple. I say allowed as I feel that Gods' heart was not pleased to be in that time but back in the desert. Why? If you look down through the centuries, you will see God was placed in this man-made box, if you will and He then moved in the services and the services have changed. Programs and long prayers and multiple offerings, and very few altar calls, and sermons that aren't preached but they come across as motivational speeches that do not move people by the spirit to change but a fleshly change, etc.!
The services are carried out like a parade where we want the accolades to give to those on the stage and not to the Lord of Glory! Yes, be angry and sin not, yes, we need change, we need a house cleaning, we need a refreshing of the spirit of the living God, we need a revival of the hearts and lives of every person who calls on the name of the Lord. This may look like a warning and yes, it can be yet, it is also a plea that you do not come this way, do not come my way!
Change and get right, take yourself off the throne and put Jesus on there, repent and let God take over each and every service from now on, even if you have to wait in silence every service for God to move and direct every person there. Do not be like David and want God to be there in that building, let Him move in every place you are at, let every place you are in be a place of worship, let the walls be shaken from all the saints praying and singing praises to the highest.
That building will not get you any closer to God than a blade of grass will bring you closer to a grasshopper! We have lost sight of what He wants and needs, what He feels and sees, what He has in store and yet we want to keep Him pinned down into that brick and mortar building; that is what caused us to come into a time when a child was named Ichabod. Do not come my way! Do not walk in these same footsteps! Do not acquire what I had, and our generations had but acquire all that God has for you and your generations. You are the one to change the scene through prayer, through praise, through worshipping, operate in the prophetic, operate in the supernatural operate in the will and doctrine of Christ and Christ alone. Throw out every man-made doctrine and theology, or philosophy, etc.! Philippians 3:10-14 (KJV) "That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable unto His death; If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead. Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also, I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus." I have now finished all my words unto you, the reader, choose wisely, I'm praying for you!