Your Temple Is A House Of Prayer

Then He taught, saying to them, “Is it not written, My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations? But you have made it a den of thieves.”  Mark 11:17

We would all love for our prayers to be answered quickly every time, but we know that is not always the case. We’re of course grateful for immediate results to our prayers, but what do we do when the results are not immediate? The promises of God are there for us, but when they have yet to manifest in our circumstances, what should we do in the meantime?

Jesus actually showed us what to do in Mark 11:14 when He had cursed the fig tree. The tree didn’t wither immediately. What did He do? He went to the temple in Jerusalem and cleansed it, saying that it should be a house of prayer and not a den of thieves (Mark 11:15-17). After cleansing the temple, when the disciples saw the same fig tree the next day, it had dried up from its roots (Mark 11: 20-21).

1 Corinthians 3:16 tells us that today we are the temple of God. And our temple should be a “House of Prayer” or it becomes a “den of thieves.” These thieves, or powers of darkness, will steal and rob from your temple, which is your body (1 Corinthians 6:19). They will steal and rob you of your strength, health, youthfulness, wisdom, hopes and dreams.

So, make your temple a house of prayer by praying in tongues frequently (Ephesians 6:18). When you pray in the Spirit, you are praying perfect prayers. This is because the Spirit Himself makes intercession for you when He prays through you in tongues (Romans 8:26).

Pastor Don, How long must I pray? Well, I’ll answer that with another question. How often in a day does the enemy attack you with fears, anxieties, and worries? How often does that sickness or disease in your body remind you that it is there? How healthy and whole do you want to be? Friends, as you make your temple a house of prayer, the powers of darkness that have been stealing or robbing from you will be driven out of your life completely.

You will see the manifestation of what you have spoken over your body and circumstances and you will see the dying of what you have cursed. Glory to God.

Remember we have times of corporate intercessory prayer here at TFC. We meet before service on Sunday mornings at 9:15-9:45 and on Wednesday nights at 6:15-6:45. I encourage you to join us in these times of prayer.