“Again David gathered all the choice men of Israel, thirty thousand. 2 And David arose and went with all the people who were with him from Baale Judah to bring up from there the ark of God, whose name is called by the Name,[a] the Lord of Hosts, who dwells between the cherubim. 3 So they set the ark of God on a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill; and Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, drove the new cart.[b]4 And they brought it out of the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill, accompanying the ark of God; and Ahio went before the ark. 5 Then David and all the house of Israel played music before the Lord on all kinds of instruments of fir wood, on harps, on stringed instruments, on tambourines, on sistrums, and on cymbals.
6 And when they came to Nachon’s threshing floor, Uzzah put out his hand to the ark of God and took hold of it, for the oxen stumbled. 7 Then the anger of the Lord was aroused against Uzzah, and God struck him there for his error; and he died there by the ark of God. 8 And David became angry because of the Lord’s outbreak against Uzzah; and he called the name of the place Perez Uzzah[c] to this day.
9 David was afraid of the Lord that day; and he said, “How can the ark of the Lord come to me?” 2 Samuel 6:1-9 NKJV
This ark represents the manifested presence of God. This story reflects what happens when we embrace the ambitious and ridiculous thinking that we can control God.
We know that God is everywhere, but what we are crying out for is for His manifested presence. His manifested presence is the Holy Ghost having His way totally and without restraint. That manifested presence we have not seen in some time because we insist in quenching and grieving the Holy Ghost.
There are pastor who carry great titles; they are known as Doctors, Bishops and Apostles. However, with all of their titles and higher education, they are dancing with heresy as they take away from the fullness of what the Gospel has to offer. That fullness includes all of the fruit of the Spirit, a mature fruit designed to feed a world in need of God’s love. That fullness also includes all of the talents and all of the power, function and activity of He who hovered over the waters in the Genesis of our world. Perhaps today is a good day to echo the words of David as he ask:
“How can the ark of the Lord come to me?” 2 Samuel 6:9 NKJV