Praise the name of The Lord forever more, amen!!!
So I want this to really Bless and edify the body of Christ all across the world.
So today, we want to talk about PRAYER, is a weapon tool in the hand of the believers and also as a major part of the kingdom of God and the house of the Lord.
But before we move further, Let’s take a look at few Scriptures, The word “House of Prayer, came out for the first time in the Scriptures in Isaiah 56 : 7 and When Jesus went into the Temple, The Bible says,
Matthew 21:12-16 (ESV)
Jesus Cleanses the Temple
12 And Jesus entered the temple[a] and drove out all who sold and bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. 13 He said to them,“It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you make it a den of robbers.”
14 And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple, and he healed them. 15 But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying out in the temple,“Hosanna to the Son of David!” they were indignant, 16 and they said to him, “Do you hear what these are saying?” And Jesus said to them,“Yes; have you never read,
“‘Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babies
you have prepared praise’?”.
Praise the name of The Lord forever.
So Jesus quoted Isaiah 57 : 7 in Matthew 21 : 13, That is Awesome!!!
This is to lay more emphasis on the potency of Prayer and how that the foundation of the House of The Lord is actually ” Prayer” and anything we try to build the house of The Lord with a contradicting foundation, we are bound to fail.
But why is Prayer that essential?
Because it is a means of Communication with God, there are a whole lot that will improve our lives, our business, our church, our family and the Nation, that God as in stock, but they will only be release and communicated to us via our Prayer.
So until, we give ourselves to continual consistent prayer, the Kingdom of God will not be establish on the earth and the will of God will not be done.
The Bible says, “ The name of The Lord is a Strong Tower, The Righteous, runneth in, and was saved – Proverbs 18:10.
So we need to run into the Lord’s house all the time, that is where safety is guaranteed.
We live in a weird world and There are spiritual actions and reactions taking place on a daily basis in the nation of our World, we need to give ourselves to prayer to overcome them.
The House of The Lord is design in such a way that is functions solely on Spiritual plane, The Bible says – ” The righteous runneth in and was saved” so we are to find refuge and safety in the House of The Lord whenever we come into it.
This is what it is essentially design to be, a place of safety and victory, in this context, we can also use the word ” ZION ” for the House of The Lord, for The Bible says, “ 22 But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, 23 to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the Judge of all,to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, – Hebrew 12 : 22 – 23.
Zion is the hebrews name for Church, so Church where the saints gathered is actually the House of the Lord, that we are taking about here, so in accordance to the title of this article, our focus here will be on Prayer.
Why must Build a Praying Church
Untill, we have a Praying Church, we might not have a prevailing Church, The Bible says, As soon Zion Travails, she brought forth a man child, so Zion should be a place where people travail in Prayer, giving themselves to continual persistent prayer to the end that, their desired breakthrough is released unto them.
The Strenght and vigor of God’s spirit at work in us both as an individual and as a church comes alive when we are intimate with God and the only one way to be intimate is to spend time in fellowship and in prayer, communication is a vital key to intimacy.
One of the errors modern days is bringing into our world is “Activity in the place of Spirituality”.
Church is not a Business Industry, where we have various activities and responsibility to take care of, Church is essentially a place of Intense spirituality, an atmosphere where the eyes of understanding of the people should be open for them to behold the deep things of God, by the spiritual plane, our dominion and intensity spiritually is what guarantees our exploits and dominion in the physical realm.
Remember, if there is a man to pray, there is a God to answer, even to the point of the sin that easily beset men, when we are truly given given to prayer, one of the reward we reap is Righteousness and Godliness, we are transformed into the same image, because “What you look at, determines what you look like “. The more we behold the Heavenly father ( in whose image and likeness, we were created, ) the more of him, we are going to become.
Prayer : Father, in the name of Jesus, help us to build a Praying Church, a fervent, edified and spiritual body of Christ, to the end that the House of The Lord in our time can truly, become a “House of Prayer” in Jesus name!