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The Door-Keeper

Posted by appolus on January 13, 2014

When David left the Ark with Obed -Edom, it was reported that all that pertained to his house was blessed of the Lord. Our modern day prosperity teachers would convince us that God enriched Obed-Edom but Jewish history shows that Obed-Edom’s family were enriched by the birth of many children in the short time the Ark was there. Women of the household giving birth to multiple babies. There was life in the house of Obed-Edom and that more abundantly. The presence of God gives us life and that more abundantly. Life in God, life in the Spirit , the overcoming power of God that comes from walking in His Spirit. Obed-Edom would later be found as a guard of the Temple treasure and involved in the worship of the temple. It seems he followed the Ark, he followed the presence of God and dwelt there as a door-keeper. Have you been touched by His presence? Would one day in His presence be better than a thousand elsewhere? Will you follow Him where He leads? Has the presence of God taken hold of your life?


In His presence there is joy beyond measure
To feel His touch is heavenly treasure
To rest in the arms of our glorious King
Is to lay down and listen to the angels sing

Your presence lets me walk upon water
Your presence sustains your sons and daughters
In your presence the lions mouth’s shut tight
Your presence brings hope to the darkest night

Oh for the joy of a single touch
I am overwhelmed it is almost too much
In your presence the darkness disappears
In your presence there is a river of tears

And this river it flows from Your throne
From the heart of God to the heart of His own
Time stands still it exists no more
When I am the keeper of the temple door

When I pass through the valley of weeping
I am blessed to find God’s not sleeping
Indeed my tears become pools of blessing
And comfort for those who require refreshing

One day in thy presence is all that it takes
To stand firm in my God when everything shakes
And though trials and temptations often come nightly
No good thing He withholds to those walking uprightly

One day at a time each day in your presence
Reminds me of your beauty, your very essence
Where even the sparrow has found its place
To dwell in the arms of eternal embrace

Oh blessed is the man who trusts in thee
Who has knelt before bloody Calvary
Who night and day and with all of his heart
Seeks to walk with His lord and never apart.

10 Responses to “The Door-Keeper”

  1. Susanne Schuberth (Germany) said

    Your tears, they water land and ground
    So that the Spirit’s fruit abound

    Lay down your burden, let it be
    He’ll end all trials, you’ll be free

    Enjoy His presence which gives rest
    Forget your sorrow at His chest

    And you will know, He loves you so
    Whether or not you’re high or low

    You are His son, His treasure pure
    His greatest love, His bride, for sure

    Oh, Frank, I guess you didn’t keep the door shut 😉 because your anointing once again has had a contagious effect on me. Thanks so much for posting your beautiful lines!


  2. Deborah said

    I was blessed by that poem, it ministered to my heart. Thank you for sharing.

  3. steffiedotorg said

    Brother Frank, the Lord has blessed you with a beautiful gift. Thank you for sharing it with us. I’m touched whenever I read the poetic words He’s laid on your heart.

    Many blessings.

  4. steffiedotorg said

    Reblogged this on Memoirs of A Blogger Saved By Grace and commented:
    This is a breathtakingly beautiful poem to the Lord. I just had to share.

    “For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.” – Psalms 84:10

  5. Susanne Schuberth (Germany) said

    They say hope springs eternal…
    And that beauty’s internal
    But you are gifted, my friend
    With the poems you have penned

    Indeed, my beautiful sisters Deborah and Steffie are absolutely right.

    SisiSu (= Sincerely, sister Susanne) 😉

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