All Nations House of Prayer (ANHOP) was founded on September 9, 2001; two days before the 9/11 attacks that shook the world. At that time, we sought God why it happened. As we were called to be the “All Nations House of Prayer” (Isaiah 56:7), we began this church with prayers and starting in 2003 with long periods of fasting. After this, the Holy Spirit poured out a worship anointing and many received the gift of playing musical instruments through the teaching of the Holy Spirit which led to the harp & bowl worship. In May 2003, God first spoke to us about the Tabernacle of David and confirmed His word through various spiritual leaders and coverings of this church, that God wants to establish the Tabernacle of David in ANHOP.
Having been led and guided by no one other than the Holy Spirit, in the past few years, ANHOP went through a journal that began with consistent studying of the Word of God. We experienced the Holy Spirit at work, from praise and worship to prayer and intercession, from the release of prophetic words to inner healing, from harp and bowl to 24-hour praise and worship, a series of movements that coincided with the revival movements in the history of Christianity beginning with the Martin Luther Reform, beyond all our understanding and expectation, was taking place in our midst. What is God trying to tell us? What is He trying to say to His People?
Until 2010 fall, when we were traveling in Europe teaching about the Tabernacle of David, God suddenly revealed to us the connections between 911 and 9:11 of the Book of Amos “In that day I will restore David’s fallen tent. I will repair its broken places, restore its ruins, and build it as it used to be (NIV)” God spoke to Moses in Exodus 25:8 “Then have them make a sanctuary for me, and I will dwell among them” and so Moses built a tabernacle for God. Then came the time of King David when he welcomed the ark of God back and built a new tabernacle according to the design of Moses’ tabernacle. What distinguishes the Tabernacle of David from the former one is that the former tabernacle focused on rituals of the laws, while the Tabernacle of David stresses on worship and encountering God through worship, as God Himself is enthroned in worship.
Many revival movements in the history of Christianity lasted only a limited period of time during which God made visits with His people. Nevertheless, God desires not only a visitation, but habitation among us. Isaiah 66:1 “This is what the LORD says: “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. Where is the house you will build for me? Where will my resting place be?” What He desires is that His people, to restore the Tabernacle of David, a place where he can dwell.
Nowadays, the existence of the Tabernacle of David is not just about the articles in the physical tabernacle itself but rather an intimate personal relationship with God that touches the very heart of God and unleashes His power from His throne. It is not by the work of man but through the word of God to touch the hearts of people and to bring transformation in their lives. The manifestation of His presence will ultimately bring forth healing, deliverance, prophetic messages and signs and wonders. This is why we are compelled to share with you our own experience in building the Tabernacle of David.