2 Chronicles 5:13: “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, 14 so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud; for the glory of the LORD filled the house of God.”
Solomon, mighty King David’s son was given charge to build the Temple for God. For generations since the time of Moses and the Exodus, God’s dwelling and presence here on earth was a Tent. The Tabernacle was the place where the priests would sacrifice and come before God for all of their requests. The tent was perfect for the wilderness where the Nation of Israel had to dwell because of their grumbling before God. They had a 40-year time out, where they learned to trust God fully. After some time and many leaders later, one rose up to be God’s favorite; David. David’s son was given the honor of building God a physical Temple in Jerusalem. As He was dedicating the temple before God the scriptures say, “that the house, the house of the LORD, was filled with a cloud, 14 so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud; for the glory of the LORD filled the house of God.”
The dedication of the temple is a wonderful example of how we as Christ followers must take care as we dedicate these earthly temples to God service. Our bodies are now the living temples of the Holy Spirit. We no longer go to the Temple to worship, for we are the Temple; however it was only when the musicians and singers were in unity that God filled the Temple with His presence. We as Christ followers must be in unity if we want to see God’s glory. It is only by walking in unity that we will fulfill God’s will here on earth. When walking in unity as one body the kingdom of God can accomplish anything.
Old Testament: 11 Chronicles 4-6 New Testament John 12:20-50