HOUSE OF PRAYER from Mike Odeh's blog

And He said, "It is written, 'My house shall be a house of prayer, 'but you have made it a den of thieves. " Matthew 21:13


The Temple of God  is meant to be a house of prayer not a place for buying and selling! They should be an awe that surrounds us the moment we walk into a church; the presence of the living God! When the house of God is a house of prayer that it is supposed to be, the manifest presence of God will not be lacking at all!


But when the temple is made to become a den of thieves, dread not awe becomes the inevitable! They are people who dread going to church now for fear of the "Preacher " getting every penny from their pockets. 

Matthew 21, the Lord Jesus stepped into the Temple and sanitized it, got rid of all the thieves and all that defile. That happened in verse 12 and immediately in verse 14 the Bible says," Then the blind and the lame came to Him in the temple, and He healed them. "

Alleliua! Only the Lord knows how many blind and lame came to this temple and went back the same. They could have wondered why the living God had left them blind and lame. They might have blamed themselves for not having enough faith to secure their healing. They never knew that the thieves in the temple were the problem rather until the Lord Jesus showed up and got rid of them. The Lord  showed up and changed the church's agenda and priority from a house of "tithes and offerings"  to the HOUSE OF PRAYER. 

And when the priority changed, the heavens were opened, healing took place. It was no more okay to come to the church blind and go home blind,  it was no more okay to come to the church lame and go back lame , when the temple became a house of prayer. 

When the house of God becomes a house of prayer, the Healer is ever present to heal. When the temple becomes den of thieves, sorry, Jesus can't be there. 

Never expect your blind eyes to see in a church that is a den of thieves. Never expect to walk or make progress in your faith, relationship with God in a church that is a den of thieves. 

If you are a leader in the church, make sure, the temple is really a house of prayer not a den of thieves beginning with you. If it is a den of thieves, repentance is needed, drive out those who buy and sell , overturn the tables and the seats of the thieves in the temple and start over with the LORD JESUS:THE HEALER!

If you are a member of a church that is a den of thieves, get out quick and seek for the temple that is a house of prayer. You will be robbed of everything including eternal life. 


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