… indeed it came to pass, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD, and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the LORD, saying: “For He is good, For His mercy endures forever,” that the house, the house of the LORD, was filled with a cloud, so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud; for the glory of the LORD filled the house of God. 2 Chr 5:13-14
We have not yet praised the LORD to the extent that when we make one sound with the singers and musicians, singing, For the LORD is good, For His mercy endures forever, that the LORD fills the house of God (that is us!) to the extent that we cannot continue ministering to Him in worship and praise. This occurred on the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles, an appointed time of meeting with the LORD our God.
I would like to point out one of the keys. Both priests and people sanctified themselves to the LORD before this event. To sanctify is to set apart, to make holy. In other words, they had purified their hearts toward the LORD their God. They were walking in His ways. They were obeying His commands. They were gathered together to meet with Him on the day He commanded them to remember Him. They were pouring out their hearts in worship and praise to Him, with singers, and cymbals, and stringed instruments, and 120 trumpeters, lifting a loud shout of praise and worship to the LORD. The nation was together as one to worship the LORD.
We are not there yet. Most Christians don’t think they need to rest on Sabbath, or meet with the LORD on Tabernacles, and half of the Christians still divorce their spouses, or do not meditate on the Word for themselves, or any number of things Jesus told us to do if we would be wise and follow Him. And then there are the divisions and disunity in the Body!
We need to keep praying for the ekklesia, for the assembly of the believers! We need to keep praying for our eyes to be opened to the truth of God’s Word, and we need to keep praying for a heart of repentance and a spirit of revival to be poured out upon us! We need to seek the LORD with all our hearts, and fast and pray for not only ourselves, but also for all who are His, whether Christian or Jew! Perhaps the LORD will have mercy on us and bring us to Himself, and perhaps one day in our lifetimes we will experience the glory of the LORD so greatly that we will not be able to stand in His presence, and minister to Him in worship and praise any longer!