Step 1 – The Process of Rediscovering the Ark – Part 1
It is an ark of presence and glory. When the blessing of the Lord is sought, rather than His presence and glory, it results in a loss of glory. You can’t seek first the blessing, the provision, and all the other Kingdom benefits. You will lose the very thing you are seeking. The Hebrews wanted the blessing of YHWH, but they didn’t care about His presence. It says in Chronicles that in all the days of Saul they never sought the ark. They didn’t care that the ark had been carried off by the Philistines to another part of the country. The Philistines sent it back to Israel and it dwelt in the house of Kiriath Jearim for 20 years. 20 years!
“Then we’ll bring back our God’s ark, which we ignored while Saul was king.” (1 Chronicles 13:3; GWT)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
Worship the Lord for Who He is. Let all of your needs go out of your mind and let your worship be all about Him. If this is hard, ask Him why and let Him tell you. You may have an area of your heart that needs healed. The enemy may have made you feel rejected by Him or disappointed that He did not come through for you in a way you expected.
Tell Him, “I just want You, Jesus.” When you prioritize Him and His presence and glory, He will add all the rest.
Worship Him again. Get lost in His presence and glory.
A prayer you can pray:
I worship You, Lord. I come to You and ask that You, just You, be my focus now. (If this is hard, ask Him why and let Him tell you. You may have an area of your heart that needs healed. The enemy may have made you feel rejected by Him or disappointed that He did not come through for you in a way you expected.) Jesus, I just want You! I want to worship You in spirit and truth, just me and You. I long for Your presence. I want to hang out in Your glory. I don’t want to be like the Israelites who ignored the ark of Your presence! I will worship You even more. (Worship Him.)
I decree that we will bring back the ark of His Presence to our cities and to America.