In these last days as God restores the Tabernacle of David, He is again appointing us as ASAPHs to gather together and worship Him in His presence, before His glory. Isaiah 58:8 promises that “the glory of the Lord shall be thy re-
reward” (Hebrew ASAPH)
The scriptures make it quite clear that evil powers hover over nations, cities, households and even individuals. Various forms of spiritual warfare can be waged against these evil forces.
In the example illustrated by the events in the Book of Joshua, Chapter 6, the children of Israel under Joshua’s leadership were led to march around the city of Jericho until the time came to shout triumphantly before the Lord. The priests led in worship, playing the trumpets as Joshua directed and a great battle was won.
In the battle, the children of Israel had become, by their shouts and the sound of the trumpet, a Re-reward,” a gathered people who had the power to destroy the enemy. All they had to do was shout together. As they did this, the walls came down and the enemy was defeated.
The word “re-reward” has the meaning in the Hebrew “to gather in order to destroy or consume.” This is the same Hebrew word for the name ASAPHs, who was the man appointed by King David in I Chronicles 16:37 “to minister before the Lord continually.” He was responsible for those appointed to minister before the Ark in the Tabernacle of David.
In these last days as God restores the Tabernacle of David, He is again appointing us as ASAPHS to gather together and worship Him in His presence, before His glory . Isaiah 58:8 promises that “ the glory of the Lord shall be thy re-reward”
As God’s people gather to worship Him,, they have the power and authority which comes from God’s glory being released, to be a destroying and consuming force against the enemies of God.
Therefore, it is with this spirit and by the name we have chosen to call our Praise and Worship Seminars and Conferences… ASAPH.
(Excerpt by the Late Dr. Mark Bethel)