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HOUSE OF PRAYER

YOUR SPIRITUAL MAKE-UP

Your make-up in the Spirit is your compositions. They are like the panel in a phone that makes a phone to function well. This chapter will expose you to how God fashioned your body to be the house of prayer.

Jesus was on His missionary journey from Galilee and when He entered Jerusalem,He didn’t go to any palace nor rent a hotel, given His royalty. But, He went straight to the temple. On getting to the temple,He was amazed at the scenario He met there; people were buying, selling and exchanging money. What is this!! Jesus exclaimed and He turned the tables of the money changers away and disorganized the settings of the market scene in the temple. And then, He made a profound statement: “MY HOUSE SHALL BE CALLED THE HOUSE OF PRAYER.”

Matthew 21:12-13
And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,
And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.

When Jesus was about leaving this earth,His disciples were heavy hearted and sorrowful, they were missing the person of Jesus already. But Jesus told them that they shouldn’t be saddened, and that there’s a replacement. He told them that another person is coming, who will be in the similitude of Him.

If this person that’s coming will be the replacement of Him that’s going,then the implication is that He’s going to be staying in the house the latter is staying, and there will be a change in the room arrangement. Jesus said something that was shocking He told them that this person that is coming will be staying INSIDE OF THEM.

John 14:16-17

And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, AND SHALL BE IN YOU.

It’s not new that this Person we are talking about is the Blessed Holy Spirit.Years passed by,we also see a man called Paul addressing a set of the Corinthian Christians under the influence of the Spirit of God that the moment they accept the life of Christ, Jesus begins to stay inside of them in form of the Holy Spirit and the Temple (which was the House of Prayer) have been shifted into them.

1 Corinthians 3:16

Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

So therefore, every believer is a walking temple, hence, the activities that go on in us must be an activity of prayer, because we carry the house of prayer in us. That’s why Paul says we should pray without ceasing. The day the Spirit of God exit from you is the day that you’re expected not expected to pray again. Prayerlessness is an abuse of what you carry inside of you.

3 DIMENSIONS OF PRAYER WITH GOD

Don’t forget that prayer can be made to man, spirits and God as explained in Chapter 1. Below are the dimensions of praying with God:

1. Thinking/Meditation
2. Communion
3. Ministering to the Lord

THINKING/MEDITATION

The word thinking means an inward communication through one’s mind. Meditation on the other hand, means picking words and pondering on it through one’s mind. You must also note that man’s mind is the mouthpiece of God that do receive words, ideas and others from God.

One of the dimensions of interacting with God is through thinking, and so many people knowsl little about this. Many people think until you shout, you’re yet to pray. Whereas, you can keep mute and be communicating (with God) inwardly.
Paul and the Psalmist understand this and they said it in their writings.

Ephesians 3:20
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ASK or THINK, according to the power that worketh in us.

Paul is saying that you can ask by opening of your mouth or speaking with your mind.

Psalms 19:14
Let the words of my mouth, and the MEDITATION OF MY HEART [MIND]
be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer

I usually engage God in this dimension anytime I’m about to send updates or posts to my blog (healingnexusblog.com). I may be walking, sometimes, it could be that I’m eating, and at times I could be bathing and I’ll communicate with God on what next to post on my blog. And we’ll be conversing together as friend to friend. And He would give me so many ideas such that the results would be amazing after execution. I could remember a time God inspired me to write on how to deal with Bad dream. Then He told me that if I give it “Dealing with Bad Dream” people would find it too familiar and that I should change it to “Ojuju”. And Lo and behold! the statistics of those that read the article was high.

COMMUNION

2 Corinthians 13:14
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the COMMUNION of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.

The word ‘Communion’ has its meaning from a Greek word; ‘KOINONIA‘ with 9 other words of which COMMUNICATION is a part of them. Thinking is a subset of Communion.
In thinking, you are the one that initiate the discussion with the Holy Spirit but in Communion,He iniates it with you, and that’s why it is called the *COMMUNION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.*
While thinking, you are not outspoken but while communing, you may,, and may not be outspoken.

This is always in thw form of direction, instructions or commandments you got while praying. These instructions drop in form of a flash thought, Bible verses or passage or an idea.

I usually have a beautiful moment like this too, most of the time I’m praying in tongues randomly. Let me cite an example for you; When I was instructed to write my second book titled “My Bible,My Friend”, this was how my Communion engagement with the Holy Spirit went:

I was praying in tongues when the Holy Spirit interrupted

Holy Spirit: Damsam,How are you
Damsam: I’m fine sir
Holy Spirit: Don’t you notice that there are so many people finding it hard to study and read their Bible?
Damsam: I noticed. In fact, there are some set of people I taught some of the Principles you taught me on one-on-one basis and they are doing well now!
Holy Spirit: My Bible,My Friend!
Damsam: What’s that sir?
Holy Spirit: That’s the next book you should write
Damsam: Wow… Thank You sir
Holy Spirit: This and this will be the first chapter, second chapter etc.

If you’ve experienced this before, you’ll notice that it’s always a sweet experience. (Don’t worry about how to have this experience if you’ve not been having it, part 2 of this book will address it).

MINISTERING UNTO THE LORD

Acts 13:1-2
Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene_ , _and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.

Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene_ , _and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.

Ministering unto the Lord is another dimension of praying to God. This entails you praising God, chanting unto Him and adoring Him.
Have you ever seen someone that will just lie down for hours,close his eyes,play some sounds with him and then stands up and says he’s done praying?
That’s an act of ministering to God
Sometimes, ,if I want to pray, I just want to minister unto Him for what He has been doing and what He will still do in my life,I just want to ponder on His faithfulness. David is good at this,most of his Psalms were written in order to Minister to Him

Psalms 103:1-5.. (A Psalm of David.)

Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s

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