Building the House
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Prayer is conversation with God, which is especially important when you’re building the house of prayer.
In life, we like to talk about the things that please us. It might be a good movie, a festive meal, or a special person or relationship, but the reality is the same—where there’s joy, the praise is natural, even effortless.
Affection leads to worship, because we naturally praise what delights us.
And while there is much joy to be found on earth, there’s nothing more pleasing than the Lord. Knowing Him and being in His presence is our ultimate delight, as David expressed in Psalm 16:11: “In Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore, ” he wrote, looking ahead to the day when he would be fully with the Lord.
David also wrote Psalm 27:4, “One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple.”
Here, he’s describing worship and prayer. It started with dwelling in God’s house, spending time with the Lord. Time with God in worship, prayer, and Scripture study reveals His beauty. Jesus’ beauty includes His power, mercy, wisdom, goodness, salvation, and plan to manifest His kingdom “on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10).
The longer David dwelt in the Lord’s presence, the more he saw of His beauty. This prompted him to ask more questions, to know God better, and to understand what He desired on earth.
As the return of Christ nears, God is raising up people with a heart like David’s. David established singers and musicians around the ark of the covenant in Jerusalem to praise God day and night (1 Chronicles 23:5; 25:7). He also drafted plans for the first Temple, plans to build a house for God’s glory (2 Samuel 7; 1 Chronicles 28).
David “served the purpose of God in his own generation, —and it can be the same for us as we follow in his footsteps (Acts 13:36, ESV)!
Since we have the full revelation of Scripture, including Isaiah and Revelation, we can learn even more about the eternal reality.
Isaiah 6 and Revelation 4 tell us that in heaven, God is being worshiped continually, with the living creatures and the 24 elders praising Him day and night (Isaiah 6:1–6; Revelation 4:8–11). He is worthy, because He is holy, and one day all the world will know.
In Isaiah 56:7, God says that His house “shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.”
Jesus, the son of David, quoted this same verse when He cleansed the temple of the money changers (Mark 11:15–17).
There is great zeal in God’s heart to be worshiped by people who love Him like David did. All around the world, men and women are learning to delight in Him and to long to see Jesus worshipped continually, “on earth as it is in heaven.”
The modern house of prayer reality is not limited to one expression, but many are combining prayer and worship, helping people find enjoyable prayer and fellowship with God.
As God raises up lovesick worshipers, ones who are consumed with Jesus’ beauty, the incense of prayer is arising globally (Revelation 5:8).
And this scent will continue to reach God’s throne, accumulating in the golden bowls, until Jesus comes to make things “on earth as it is in heaven.”
What is your part in building the house of prayer?
If you’d like to learn how God will transform the Church into a House of Prayer and fill the earth with the incense of prayer, we invite you to an upcoming Immerse focusing on building the house of prayer, November 4–11 in Kansas City. Spend eight days experiencing theological teaching coupled with practical, hands-on training in the harp and bowl model, all in a community of 24/7 corporate prayer. Learn more about Immerse »
A Detroit native who was raised in Vermont and Connecticut, Adam worked as a newspaper journalist until 2012, when he moved to Kansas City to complete the Intro to IHOPKC internship. Afterwards, he earned a four-year certificate in House of Prayer Leadership from IHOPU and is now on full-time staff in the Marketing department at IHOPKC. Adam is also active in evangelism and has a vision to reach people everywhere with the good news of Jesus Christ.What is a passive person meaning? How to throw a punch? What is heavy cream? What does the name cecilia mean? What are some seo tips for private schools? What is a fever? What is sea foam? Guitar songs and tips on how to play the guitar? What do the colors of the american flag mean? How to find your apple id? What does 4g mean? What does 5g uc mean on iphone? What is the meaning of lucy? What are x rays? How to spell congratulations? What does ppo mean? What is active listening? When the debate is lost slander becomes the tool of the user meaning? What is the meaning of coordination? How to disable tips on iphone? How to force quit on windows? What does it mean when my eye twitches? What is a mental breakdown? What is aliexpress? Finneas that's what they'll say about us meaning? What is a tax return? How to get free food on doordash? How to finger a girl tricks? Water bottle flip tricks fortnite how to do? How to prove cash tips? What’s a tips? What are zero day exploits? It is what it is? What is the meaning of the wellerman song? What does green snot mean? How to clear safari cache? What is the meaning of a white horse? When can you start training a puppy to sit and do tricks? How to change my location on iphone? tag helper specifiy where content goes What does red bean taste like? Parrot drone how to do tricks? He who finds a wife finds favor meaning? How to prep for anal sex? What does parasocial mean? How to solve pic-a-pix tips and tricks? Tips when starting eso? How do you convert celsius to fahrenheit? What is the meaning of malign? How to kill maggots in trash can? Tips on how to survive middle school? What is the meaning of integrated science? What is a market economy? How to download videos from facebook? What are krill? what is adb helper 0.8.4 When weaving nets all threads count meaning? how much does a driver helper make with ups how to make hamburger helper in crock pot How to withdraw from crypto.com? Tips on how to run a business? Sandisk sd micro 32 gig how tos tips secrets tricks? Tips on how to sell online? What time does pyra release? What does experience mean? how to jazz up hamburger helper What finger you wear a ring on meaning? How to ripen tomatoes? When does the final season of new tricks become available for streaming? What is the name for having the tips burned slightly? When does stranger things 4 come out what time? What is head? How to close tabs on android? Why does water accumulate on the tips of heart shaped leaves house plant? What happens if roe v wade is overturned? What is the meaning of the ace of wands? what activates a helper t-cell? What does smh mean in text? What time does westfield mall open? How to fast properly? How to treat a swollen eye? How to check my credit score for free? Which cardstock superior for magic tricks? How to grow weed? What does boiling mean? Tips on how to reduce wedding costs? What animal does ham come from? What does it mean to be down bad? What does debris mean? What does it mean when a girl says heyyy? How to format sd card? How to make money as a kis? How to cut cilantro? What are sirloin beef tips? How do i program a rca universal remote to my tv? How your brain tricks you into believing fake news summary? How to clear an absolute position css tricks? How to convert image to pdf? What is diclofenac?