Principles of Praise and Worship

Principals of Praise and Worship, AL GillEven as the Aaronic priests entered daily into the Tabernacle of Moses and later into Solomon's Temple, today we as believer-priests are to come daily into His Presence.

The Tabernacle of Moses consisted of gates which led into the courts. All believers could come into the courts. The priests moved through the courts to minister to the Lord in the Holy Place. Once a year, the High Priest entered into the Holy of Holies which contained the Ark of the Covenant.

The Holy of Holies was the earthly counterpart of the heavenly throne room of God. The Ark, which was covered with the Mercy Seat was the earthly place, the type of the throne of God.

To be in the Holy of Holies was to be in the very Presence of God. At the moment Jesus died on the cross, the veil which separated man from God was supernaturally torn from top to bottom. Man no longer needed to be separated from God because of sin. Man's sins could be forgiven. Now, men and women could boldly enter into God's Presence. Even as there was a progression of entering in by the Old Testament priests, there is a progression of entering in today, as we as believer-priests come daily into His Presence in praise and worship. We are to enter in daily in our own private time of praise. We are to enter in corporately, with the whole body, whenever we assemble together. To enter requires an act of obedience on our part. God desires that we enter into His Presence, but we must take the initiative to do so.

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