Worship Expressions Equipping the Body of Christ to Worship in Spirit and Truth
What Is A Tabret?
Tabrets are not only a beautiful adornment but also a powerful tool used in praise, worship and intercession. The word “tabret” is considered archaic term by modern-day Bible translators; however, the term is still found in the King James translation of the Bible. Other Bible translations substitute the word “tabret” with timbrel or tambourine.
The ancient original form of the tabret was a small, one-sided drum with a leather strap attached; beaten by stick or hand. Modern-day tabrets are a stylized version of the ancient tabret.
God says He will restore the tabret to His worshipping Bride: Jeremiah 31:4 (KJV) – “Again I will build thee, and thou shalt be built, O virgin of Israel: thou shalt again be adorned with thy tabrets, and shalt go forth in the dances of them that make merry.” The day Lucifer was created, tabrets were in him:
Ezekiel 28:13 (KJV) – “Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou was created.”
When we use tabrets, it is like a slap in the face to the enemy, reminding him where he came from and where he’s going.
The tabret can be used symbolically to declare the Word of God. It becomes an offensive weapon in spiritual realm: Isaiah 30:32 (KJV) – “And in every place where the grounded staff shall pass, which the LORD shall lay upon him, it shall be with tabrets and harps: and in battles of shaking will he fight with it.”
Tabrets were used to prepare the way for the Spirit of prophesy:
1 Samuel 10:5-6 (KJV) – “After that thou shalt come to the hill of God, where is the garrison of the Philistines: and it shall come to pass, when thou art come thither to the city, that thou shalt meet a company of prophets coming down from the high place with a psaltery, and a tabret, and a pipe, and a harp, before them: and they shall prophesy. And the Spirit of the LORD will come upon thee, and thou shalt prophesy with them, and shalt be turned into another man.” Tabrets were used in times of celebration: Genesis 31:27, Isaiah 24:8
Tabrets were considered an object of beauty: Job 17:6
Examples of how the tabret can be used to symbolically declare the Word of God:
Worship Tools are a point of contact and symbolic representation. The spiritual realm is impacted as we mix our faith with the Word of God (Hebrews 4:2).
The “King of Kings” tabret can be used to declare that Jesus is King of Kings and Lord of Lords over a person, a situation, the nations, etc.
The “Holy Spirit” tabret can be used to invite Holy Spirit to flow freely in a place, a person’s life, etc.
The “Healing Waters” tabret can be used to declare that rivers of living water flow from our innermost being (John 7:38)
These are just a few examples. Let the Word of God fill your heart and Holy Spirit guide you in performing symbolic or prophetic actions with the tabret. It is a powerful tool in His hands, through ours!