Updated: Jul 14
July 14, 2021
The Lord’s holy presence through worship, untainted and untouched by man.
I was seeing Habakkuk 2:14 being fulfilled..."But [the time is coming when] the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea."
I was seeing a team of worshipers. As they flowed in worship smoke rose from them and ascended straight up into the Heavens towards God's throne. All of a sudden there was a lull in the worship and all went silent. The worshipers became uncomfortable in the silence and began to think of ways to push through by coming up with ideas to fill the silence by speaking and searching for new songs to sing. As they continued, I saw the smoke that once ascended "straight" up to God's throne...the smoke began to detour off to the side. As this happened the Lord spoke to me, "Witchcraft!"
End of 1st Vision
In this vision I saw a small team of worshipers. My attention was immediately drawn to their stillness and intent focus on the Lord; seeking, listening, wanting to hear and be taught of the Lord “how” to worship in a way that pleased Him. They were waiting with ears pressed to His heart for one reason only…to be taught by Him and to hear the sound of worship in Heaven. They wanted to hear “in the moment” what would please Him in worship. They would not make a sound until He led them.
One by one they begin to play or sing. Soon they begin to flow together. He was teaching them to flow “as one” being led by His Spirit. The atmosphere was holy as He led them into an encounter filled with His majesty, splendor, and holiness. The fear of the Lord was present and intense unlike any prophetic worship we have seen.
These worshipers were Zadok Priests (Ezek 44) being taught by the Lord Himself how to minister to Him and please Him in what the Lord calls Zadok Revelatory Worship. As the Lord taught them moment by moment how to minister to the Father in the beauty of holiness, the Lord began to bring “new songs and new sounds” directly from His heart. These songs that were released were the Lord’s voice into the earth. It was His voice, His spirit, the very sound originating from the heart of the Father being released into the earth. What marked these worshipers as different, was their "intent and undisturbed focus".
I saw Him fill these prepared vessels and use them as reciprocal conduits and come to rest as a habitation in them. As they flowed “as one” in worship…His presence became stronger…then…He came, His Holy presence filled their midst. When this happened, I saw two things simultaneously.
1. I saw the Lord’s presence fill entire cities and regions.
2. I saw Satan become overwhelmed with confusion and then he was “rendered completely powerless” in these regions where they worshiped.
End of 2nd vision.
God's War Strategy
Since I had this vision, the Lord has elaborated many critical details. This was not a frivolous “everything goes” gathering. This was a chosen, handpicked and anointed group of Zadok Priests. Their only desire was to minister to the Father by giving Him pure and holy worship. Worship that pleased His heart, the kind of worship that the Lord desires to inhabit with His Holy presence. The holiness was incomparable to anything we experience in prophetic worship services we see today. Heaven had invaded the earthly realm. The Lord by His very presence rendered the enemy powerless over entire cities and regions, man did not touch it with plans, agendas or ideas. The Lord desires to win the hearts of people by His presence, and come into the place of His rest, His temple (us). In this vision the effect of His presence affected not only people in these regions, but the land and earth itself.
2 Chron 7:14 "...and if My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land."
2 Chronicles 20:15-23 “Listen, all you people of Judah and Jerusalem! Listen, King Jehoshaphat! This is what the LORD says: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army, for the battle does not belong to you, but to God. You need not fight this battle. Take up your positions, stand firm, and see the salvation of the LORD on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid or discouraged. Go out and face them tomorrow, for the LORD is with you.’ Then Jehoshaphat consulted with the people and appointed those who would sing to the LORD and praise the splendor of His holiness. As they went out before the army, they were singing: “Give thanks to the LORD, for His loving devotion endures forever.” The moment they began their shouts and praises, the LORD set ambushes against the men of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir who had come against Judah, and they were defeated.
The High Places – The Heart
The enemy rules over cities and regions because the people yield power to him through the idols in their hearts. The “high places” are the hearts of man. When the hearts “high places” yield completely to the kingship and reign of Christ and rid the idols, the enemy loses power. This effects entire cities and regions in the earth.
2 Chronicles 20:33 The high places, however, were not removed; the people had not yet set their hearts on the God of their fathers.
The Lord’s desire for this strategic plan is to win the hearts of His people by revealing Himself to them. Untainted and untouched by the interpretation and control of man. One cannot experience the Holiness and pure love of His presence and walk away unchanged. The presence of the Lord is the answer to absolutely everything the church has been looking for in “revival”, everything from maturity in God’s people to evangelism. Unless Christ is present and leading us, all we do is go in circles and our labor is in vain. We have known this, but we have lacked the knowledge of “how” His presence becomes manifest among us.
Worshipers making “One Sound”
2 Chron. 5:11-14 When the priests came out from the holy place (for all the priests who were present had sanctified themselves, without regard to divisions), and all the Levitical singers, Asaph, Heman, Jeduthun, and their sons and kinsmen, clothed in fine linen, with cymbals, harps, and lyres, standing east of the altar, and with them 120 priests blowing trumpets in unison when the trumpeters and the singers were to make themselves heard with one voice to praise and to glorify the Lord, and when they raised their voices accompanied by trumpets, cymbals, and other musical instruments, and when they praised the Lord saying, “He indeed is good for His kindness is everlasting,” then the house, the house of the Lord, was filled with a cloud, so that the priests could not rise to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God.
The Order of the Lord
We see the order of the Lord all throughout the Old Testament in the building and ministry of Solomon's Temple and the Tabernacle of Moses. God was very specific about the dimensions, materials to be used and the placement of everything. We may think that all these elaborate details were frivolous. Truth is we must take note of these critical details. Why? Because we are now His temple, His desired dwelling place, His place of rest. We must understand the order of the Lord within us, we must follow the Lord in the preparation to minister to Him. We must embrace the call to holiness, obedience and become knowledgeable concerning His ways and His Holy Order.
We often think that because we are under grace, we can do anything we want and God approves. This is not true and because of our carnal assumptions, God is grieved. Assuming we know God is actually rebellion, idolatry and iniquity. When we do not listen for God's direction and obey His leading, we are acting in rebellion!
1 Sam. 15:22,23 Behold, "to obey" is better than sacrifice, and "to listen" is better than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft and presumption is as iniquity and idolatry.
He wants us to stop, ask, wait for His answer, and then follow His leading. Just like the details of the temple building, His leading us is very detailed. We are continually tested to see how far we will follow Him.
The question He is asking us now...
"Do you love me enough to ask Me what I desire? Do you love me enough to wait and follow as I lead or will you run ahead and assume you know my heart and my desires? You have asked for My glory, you have asked for My presence. Will you wait and learn from Me HOW to attain these things? I have heard your cries, I have heard your repetitious requests. Will you now turn and repent, ask to know Me, discern my answers and follow as I lead you?"
Will We Prepare a Place of Habitation?
1 Chron 15:11-13 David summoned the priests Zadok and Abiathar and the Levites Uriel, Asaiah, Joel, Shemaiah, Eliel, and Amminadab. And he said to them, “You are the heads of the Levitical families. so that you may bring the ark of the LORD, the God of Israel, to the place I have prepared for it. ”
I cannot express the importance of God’s Order…The fear of the Lord will be all over this move of God through worship. People will fall over dead if they attempt to touch God’s presence. Some will not like the strictness and have a hard time being corrected and believe it is a controlling legalistic spirit. Many false beliefs in the church will be confronted and false idols that have been erected out of ignorance will be destroyed.
Priests must learn the order of the Lord for God’s house (God’s dwelling place, His temple which is us.) Maturity and discernment is critical and one must grow in this. To be a priest or king, one does not just walk into this position. Kings must be taught to rule and reign. Priests must be taught to minister to the Lord and understand what it means to dwell with God in holy habitation and honor the strict orders of His house.
All gifts given to us by the Lord must be received and refined. Knowledge must be sought, and skill must be obtained. One must grow in discernment becoming acutely aware and sensitive to the Lord, being able to discern the difference between the carnal flesh, the enemy in false manifestations, and the moving of the Spirit of God. Becoming acutely aware and sensitive to the Lord's heart is critical. God does not share the secrets of His heart with acquaintances and those who stand at a distance.
The Heart of the Bride
A good wife (bride), her focus is on pleasing her husband out of pure love. Her heart is provoked to please Him in all things. She asks him what pleases him, she asks him what He desires. She never assumes what pleases him. Her desires are not her own and how to please herself, but she is consumed with how to please her husband. This will be the marking factor in identifying the true bride of Christ. A bride in full pursuit to make herself ready for her bridegroom, cleansed and untouched by all assumption and the filthiness of this world. A bride that loves and cares for her bridegroom so much her only desire…is to bring pleasure to Him. Her character and image will be the very character and image of Jesus. Oneness with Him will be evident and undeniable as she will be His mirror image.
John 17:22,23 The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.
The commitment to this type of worship is complete holiness. The hindering and quenching of God’s presence will not be tolerated. This is NOT a free for all, everyone cannot just do whatever they desire in worship. Why? Because the “mixture” of flesh and spirit hinders and quenches the moving of God’s Spirit and scripture says clearly that "no flesh" will receive glory (attention, attribution or boast) in His presence. 1 Cor 1:29
Worship services today are filled with mixture. They are filled with the flesh, lack of holiness, lack of knowledge, arrogant assumptions of what pleases God and we expect God to just dump His presence over us, but then we walk away unfulfilled still hungering and knowing there is more. Until we stop, repent, seek God and wait...the fullness of the Lord's presence will not come.
Separating the Levites
The Levites (the vast majority of worship leaders) that are present in today’s churches (may be Levites) but they are not Levitical Zadok Priests. How do we know? Because they minister to the people, their "focus" is on the people. (Read more about the separation of the Levites in Ezekiel 44)
Ezek 44:12-14 Because they ministered to them before their idols and became a stumbling block of iniquity to the house of Israel, therefore I have sworn against them,” declares the Lord God, “that they shall bear the punishment for their iniquity. And they shall not come near to Me to serve as a priest to Me, nor come near to any of My holy things, to the things that are most holy; but they will bear their shame and their abominations which they have committed. Yet I will appoint them to keep charge of the house, of all its service and of all that shall be done in it.
Zadok Priests do not lead people into worship. They worship, and the people are drawn by the anointing they carry and God's holy presence manifests through them. They are vessels. Their first ministry is to the Father. They have learned to minister in the spirit to the Lord and then allow the Lord to release and pour His presence through them, back to the Father....and those around them experience the overflow.
Ezek 44:14-16 "But the Levitical priests, the sons of Zadok, who kept charge of My sanctuary when the sons of Israel went astray from Me, shall come near to Me to minister to Me; and they shall stand before Me to offer Me the fat and the blood, declares the Lord God. They shall enter My sanctuary; they shall come near to My table to minister to Me and keep My charge. Moreover, they shall teach My people the difference between the holy and the profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean."
Most worship services are all about pleasing the people, not pleasing the Lord. Worship services have become sources of manipulation to draw people. Manipulation is witchcraft and the Lord will reject our worship. How does He reject our worship? By not inhabiting and coming to rest in and among us. It is our choice to prepare a place for His habitation. We see over and over in the Old Testament when God had given specific directions and He was obeyed...we know He was pleased because His Holy presence filled the place where they were. Everyone was "undone" and prostrate before Him. They experienced a deluge of His presence....not a chill, goose-bump or some other manifestation. HE SHOWED UP!
We have been pounding God's throne for His presence, yet we have not been obedient in learning the order of the Lord in worship. We have not asked what pleases Him, we have through our own arrogance thought we knew what He wants. Church leaders have placed worship leaders into position without training them in the Order of the Lord in God's House. God sees these unlearned worship leaders as "foreigners". They ways of the Lord and what pleases Him is "foreign" to them. We are required to let go of all we think we know...and allow the Lord to teach us His ways, the ways of His Kingdom, His order of things. These things just do not happen because we are born again or filled with His Spirit. We must ask, and learn. God is calling His leaders to STOP assuming.
Ezek 44:5-8 The Lord said to me, “Son of man, mark well, see with your eyes and hear with your ears all that I say to you concerning all the statutes of the house of the Lord and concerning all its laws; and mark well the entrance of the house, with all exits of the sanctuary. You shall say to the rebellious ones, to the house of Israel, ‘Thus says the Lord God, “Enough of all your abominations, O house of Israel, when you brought in foreigners, uncircumcised in heart and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in My sanctuary to profane it, even My house, when you offered My food, the fat and the blood; for they made My covenant void—this in addition to all your abominations. And you have not kept charge of My holy things yourselves, but you have set foreigners to keep charge of My sanctuary.”
A Zadok Priest's focus is strictly on the Lord and how to please Him. They live to adorn the Lord in the Beauty of Holiness. They have been called to live a life of separation unto the Lord. As they mature in their relationship with the Lord, they begin to see the things that hinder and quench God's spirit. They then begin to teach the people the difference between what is holy (pleasing and acceptable to the Lord), what is common (average) and unclean (unholy) to the Lord.
These common, unholy and unclean things are the very things that we are overseeing because we have become used to them in our worship services. God is bringing them to our attention through those who carry a Zadok anointing.
Zadok Priests must be taught and mature as with any life of service (ministry) and grow in discernment. One must grow in relationship with the Lord becoming acutely sensitive discerning His voice from all others. Becoming critically aware of the flesh and soul in operation during worship and the presence of the enemy masquerading as angels of light in the midst of God’s people through manifestations and spiritual experiences.
Heb 5:14 But solid food is for full grown men, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern good and evil.
To be a priest or king, one does not just walk into this position. Kings must be taught to rule and reign. Priests must be taught to minister to the Lord. As with all gifts or callings given to us by the Lord, they need to be refined. Skill as well as knowledge must be obtained.
1 Chron 15:22 And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites instructed about the song, because he was skillful.
Some of the defining marks of a Zadok Priest is their commitment to a life of Holiness, an uncompromising standard for truth (God’s Word), absolute intolerance for error and deception, and the compelling desire to please the Lord in all things. They live to die....only for Him, that he would be seen and receive the honor and majesty that only belongs to Him. That He would be seen for who He truly is, not the tainted version that we are used to.
Appointed for Victory
God alone appoints the priests that minister to Him. He hand chooses them and He prepares them.
2 Chron 20:21 Then Jehoshaphat consulted with the people and and appointed those who would sing to the LORD and praise the splendor of His holiness.
We must be willing to let go of our understanding of worship and allow the Lord to teach us what brings Him pleasure. This…is the beginning of worship “in truth”, worship according to the Lord’s desires. We cannot continue doing worship as we always have, we must constantly moment by moment, learn through revelation from Him. We will never exhaust the depths of God or be able to measure His holiness.
Worship Intensives & Solemn Assemblies
In this second vision I saw worship teams and ministers of worship being taught Revelatory Worship in “Worship Intensives and Solemn Assemblies”. As they learned to minister to the Lord and not hinder or quench the moving of God’s spirit, I saw these Zadok Ministers of Worship sent into regions to “ignite” fires of revival by bringing God’s presence and establishing local Altars of Worship.
Altars of Worship
I saw worship centers (altars) being established in cities that were dedicated solely for the calling of Solemn Assemblies to learn to minister to the Lord in Holiness and prepare a place for God’s Holy presence within regions. These places of worship are not churches, there is no preaching, no teaching or typical church agendas, but a place where the people would know to come to "only worship" and experience God’s Holy presence."
Those ministering in worship were Zadok Priests (musicians, singers, dancers, etc) that had learned to flow in Zadok Revelatory Worship. These ministers led through sound, they were not on a platform or stage that exalted their position among the people. They did not want to be seen or draw attention to themselves. Some were actually behind curtains and walls as they did not want to be a distraction.
The floor was “open” and there were no benches or chairs to hinder worship movement (dance, etc). Chairs and benches were along the walls. Word spread like wildfire that “God was in this place”…the public would come to be healed and delivered not by man ministering, but by God’s holy presence and Him alone ministering to His people. Ezekiel 34
The fear of the Lord was in these places as people were rendered "undone and prostrate" as Isaiah as the King had entered the building. There were no "practice" or agendas for worship, and the order of the Lord was strictly enforced to prevent Uzzah’s from touching God’s presence. Many will try to copy or emulate this worship mandate, but the Lord will not come to rest, He will not inhabit "out of order" imitators.
End of 3rd vision
The Lord Reveals Himself
We are in a war for the salvation of billions of people. There is a great harvest that awaits us. We don’t need or desire another man-made agenda of the flesh. The Lord is restoring the Zadok Priests to teach the people the difference between the holy and the common to bring the Holy presence of God to the people. It is the very presence of the Lord that people want and need. True revival is when the Lord shows up and people experience a "one on one first love encounter" with the Lord.
The Lord has made it clear that “He has had enough” of not being allowed to lead His people into His very presence in church settings. We have been crying out but not allowing Him to lead. He is having “His way” now, man will not be allowed to touch this, and many will come to know Him as He truly is in these first love encounters.
First Love - The Foundation of His Reign
Jesus is revealing His true identity, one on one encounters will be prevalent in atmospheres where preparations have been priority only through His leading. The result through these "one on one first love encounters"...He will win their hearts as their beloved bridegroom. He wants to bring His "first love" Kingdom reign to the hearts of His people. Only through a first love relationship can His kingdom be established in His church. It is within the heart/spirit that He reigns. He must first come into His resting place within us before He can manifest His love, power and goodness through us. His Kingdom is within us.
Yes! His Kingdom is Coming
Luke 17:20,21 Asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He replied to them by saying, The kingdom of God does not come with signs to be observed or with visible display, Nor will people say, Look! Here [it is]! or, See, [it is] there! For behold, the kingdom of God is within you [in your hearts] and among you [surrounding you].
It is within us, that the Kingdom resides. The Kingdom must first reside within us by being transformed into the image of Jesus, requiring complete death to self before it can be manifest "though us" to others. Through these encounters with the Lord...great born-again transformations will take place, and first love relationship within the hearts will be established in the lives of many. One cannot experience the holiness of God's presence and remain the same. Death to self will become addictive as hearts are won by His love and transforming power. His love will then be manifest through believers and will overflow to the world. It is through us that His Kingdom is manifest.
John 13:35 “Let me give you a new command: Love one another. In the same way I loved you, you love one another. This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples—when they see the love you have for each other.”
Caring for one another, laying down of our lives, preferring others before self. It is through the transformation of Christ in Him coming to rest in and through us....not through our works. He is reaching into the nations to bring in a great harvest! It’s time to stop, admit God has more for us, relinquish control and allow Him to lead us!
He Will Captivate Hearts
As these Zadok Priests that God has appointed gather to worship and minister “as one” before Him, we can expect to witness a holy, unprecedented and unparalleled move of God. He will draw and captivate hearts resulting in astounding transformations through one on one first love encounters. We will see a great reformation come to overall church function. All will be set into His Kingdom order and will never be the same. We will see His Kingdom on earth...as it is in Heaven be manifest through His people to a dying world.
The Lord began teaching me about Zadok Revelatory Worship and the ministry of the Zadok Priests function close to 40 years ago. Teaching me what pleases Him in worship and what hinders and quenches the moving of His Spirit. It is only recently He has allowed me to make a portion of this public. I have had to condense many critical details of this revelation due to space limitations in this post.
By Zanild Abarrane Tsadak-Kohein
Ramah Ministries Int'l USA/Africa
Elohai Conservatory of Worship
"Teaching the Order of the Lord in Zadok Revelatory Worship