Zadok Revelatory Worship
The following is a vision and mandate from the Lord for a move of God through worship that is strategic, critically detailed, and completely dependent upon the adherence and obedience to the moving of God’s Spirit through worship. We will see not only the Lord come into His temple in habitation, but we will see the enemy rendered powerless over entire cities and regions. This move of God is seen in many scriptures including Habakkuk 2:14 and Joel 2.
The Lord’s desire for this strategic plan is to win the hearts of people by revealing Himself to them. His holy presence through worship, untainted and untouched by man.
Vision & Strategy
In a vision I saw a team of worshipers. My attention was immediately drawn to their 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. They wanted to hear “in that moment” what would please Him in worship. They would not utter 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.
These 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”. These songs that were released were the Lord’s prophetic voice into the earth. It was His voice, His spirit, the very sound of Heaven being released into the earth.
I saw Him fill these prepared vessels and use them as 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. I saw the Lord’s presence fill entire cities and regions. At the same time, I saw Satan become overwhelmed with confusion and then he was “rendered completely powerless” in these regions. I was seeing Hab 2:14, and Joel 2 being fulfilled.
End of vision.
Since I had this vision, the Lord has elaborated many critical details. This was not a frivolous “everything goes” gathering of just anyone who desired to worship. This was a chosen, handpicked and very 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.
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 very land and earth itself. Joel 2
2 Chron 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 over that region. This effects entire cities and regions in the earth.
2 Chron 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 in “revival”, everything from maturity in God’s people to evangelism. Unless Christ is present and leading us, all we do is labor 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 And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place, (for all the priests that were present had sanctified themselves, and did not keep their courses; also the Levites which were the singers, all of them, even Asaph, Heman, Jeduthun, and their sons and their brethren, arrayed in fine linen, with cymbals and psalteries and harps, stood at the east end of the altar, and with them an hundred and twenty priests sounding with trumpets:) it came even 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 then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the LORD, so that the priests could not stand to minister by reason 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 the temple. We must understand the order of the Lord within us, His temple for us to prepare ourselves to minister to Him. We must embrace the call to holiness, obedience and become knowledgeable concerning the ways and order of the Lord.
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.
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. 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 flesh, the enemy in false manifestations, and the moving of the Spirit of God.
A heart provoked to please…the heart of the Bride of Christ
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. 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. Her character and image will be the very character and image of Jesus. Oneness with Him will be evident and undeniable.
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 allowed. 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.
God is Separating the Levites
The Levites (the worship leaders) that are present in today’s churches are not Zadok Priests. How do we know? Because they minister to the people, they do not minister to the Lord. Their focus is on the people and trying to lead them into worship. Most worship services are all about pleasing the people, not pleasing the Lord.
We read in Ezekiel 44 about the focus of the Zadok priests as they minister to the Lord. Their 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 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), and what quenches and hinders God’s Spirit from fully ministering to His people.
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 others. Becoming 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 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 and knowledge must be obtained.
1 Chron 15:22 Chenaniah the head Levite was the director of the music .
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.
The Heart of the Bride of Christ
A good wife (bride), her focus is on pleasing her husband out of pure, selfless love. Her heart is provoked to please Him in all things asking Him what He desires. A bride in full pursuit to make herself ready for her bridegroom, cleansed and untouched by the filthiness of this world. A bride that loves and cares for her bridegroom so much, she has made ready herself ready, and her only desire…is to bring pleasure to Him.
Appointed for Victory
God 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 worship “in truth”, worship according the Lord’s desires. We cannot continue doing worship as we always have, we must constantly moment by moment, learn from Him. We will never exhaust the depths of God.
Elohai Conservatory of Worship
The Lord spoke to me in 2002 about starting a school of worship. In a 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
The Lord started to speak to me about establishing Worship Altars in cities. These are worship centers 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 or church agendas, but a place where the people would know to come to worship the Lord and experience God’s Holy presence.
Those leading in worship were Zadok Priests (musicians, singers, dancers) that had learned Zadok Revelatory Worship. 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. There were no pre-preparations or agendas for worship, and the order of the Lord was strictly enforced to prevent Uzzah’s from touching God’s presence.
A Great Harvest Awaits…The Lord wants to Reveal 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 manmade 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 is allowed to minister to His people…one on one.
The Lord has made it clear that “He has had enough” of not being allowed to minister to His people through His very presence. 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. He is bringing in a great harvest!
God wants to give to us His strategy to win this war. He wants to bring His Kingdom rule to the hearts of His people. He wants to come into His resting place. It is within us, that the Kingdom resides. This war for souls is in the spirit realm and must be won in and through God’s Spirit. It’s time to relinquish control and let God...be God!
Eph 6:12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
As these Zadok Priests that God has appointed gather to worship
and minister “as one” before Him, we can expect a holy,
unprecedented and unparalleled move of God among His people!
Zanild Abarrane Tsadak-Kohein
Zadok Priest & Minister of Worship
Elohai Conservatory of Worship
Ramah Ministries Int’l Africa