We Are 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 all know that every prayer prayed does not produce immediate results, 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?

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

Well, today, you and I are the temple of God (1 Corinthians 3:6).
And your 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, we need to make our temple a house of prayer by praying in the Spirit (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 (Roman 8:26). Some ask, “how long must I pray”?
Well, how often in a day does the enemy attack you with fears, anxieties and worries? How often does that disease in your body remind you that it is still 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 circumstances, and you will see the withering of what you have cursed. Thank you, Jesus!