God's House, A House Of PrayerHandbook 3: Article 45 - Every Thought Captive

Jesus' redefining of the word, temple also changes forever the meaning of the following Scriptures:

"And He entered the temple and began to cast out those who were selling, saying to them, 'It is written, "And My house shall be a house of prayer" and you have made it a robbers' den.'"

Matthew 21:13

"...For My house will be called a house of prayer for all the peoples."

Isaiah 56:7

And this Scripture from the dedication of the temple of Solomon takes on a brand new and very personal dimension for me.

"'I (Solomon) have risen in place of my father, David ...and have built the house for the name of the Lord, the God of Israel.'

Then Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord in the presence of the assembly of Israel and spread out his hands toward heaven...

'...Will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain Thee, how much less this house which I have built!

Yet have regard to the prayer of Thy servant and to his supplications, O Lord my God, to listen to the cry and to the prayer which Thy servant prays before Thee today; that Thine eyes may be open toward this house night and day, toward the place which Thou has said, "My name shall be there", to listen to the prayer which Thy servant shall pray toward this place.'"

1 Kings 8:20-29

It is too wondrous an understanding for me to clarify by any words of mine. If He is also giving you this understanding the following Scripture will begin to live in your heart.

"For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God... Christ was faithful as a Son, whose house we are..."

Hebrews 3:4, 6

And my heart echoes the prayer of Solomon.

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