How Do I Bring God's Ark Into My Life?

David determined to move the Ark of God with great pomp and ceremony. David invited all to come and see this great thing he was going to do for God. He prepared all the musicians and built a new cart to move God's presence and bring it unto himself. David used the finest oxen in the land, but God cast a stumbling block in their way. The ox is the only animal used for sacrifice or service. One of the oxen, pulling the new cart, stumbled and the arm of flesh (Uzza) reached forward to steady the Ark. God struck Uzza dead.

Many oxen today are willing to be used as sacrifice or service, but God is going to throw a stumbling block in their path if they do not do it His way. Many are trying to move God by their pomp, ceremony and magnificent works. As David, they are going to try to move God in their own way. When we try to move God by man's means, the arm of flesh reaches out to steady God's presence. This causes a breach between God and man. David's efforts went down in failure for man's ways always fail.

For three months the Ark of God remained in the house of Obed-Edom. Three months David went before God, questioning, "How am I going to bring the Ark of God home to me? How am I going to have the Ark of God in my life?" This is the question we need to be asking ourselves today, "How am I going to have the Ark of God in my life?"

"For because ye did it not at the first, the Lord our God made a breach upon us, for that we sought Him not after the due order.

And the children of the Levites bare the ark of God upon their shoulders with the staves thereon, as Moses commanded according to the word of the Lord." *** I Chronicles 15:13-15

God has an established order. If we violate these ways, we bring separation between us and our God. The Ark of God must be carried upon the shoulders of God's anointed. No arm of flesh can be stretched out to protect God's presence. Pomp, ceremony, a new cart, and the arm of flesh will not work. Only God's ways are acceptable.

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