My House Shall be Called The “House of Prayer” for All Nations! In the future God’s House will not only be called the House of Prayer, but it will become The House of Prayer. When all else fails; God’s House will become the place to come together in love and unity to pray. The House of God will become the place where God’s Kingdom will be built through prayer. The Day of Pentecost brought forth the first Holy Spirit led church, and in the coming days; it will be the same with the last day church. The last day church will be birthed through united, heartfelt prayer by believers in one accord. On the “Day of Pentecost” there were 120 Christians in one Spirit, and through the power of agreement; the power of God was manifested and 3,000 people were saved. Peter preached The Gospel message with great power in The Holy Spirit and the new converts were immediately baptized and the church was born on that very day. Acts 2: 42 “And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. 43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. 44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common; 45 And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. 46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, 47 Praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.” What a great day that was because of prayer, agreement and the power of The Holy Spirit. This rather small group of believers literally turned the earth upside down with the power of God to heal, deliver and preach the “Good News”. We need a new “Day of Pentecost” to jump start and revive the church again. We need to emulate what the first Church did to bring the power of God. They were simply waiting upon the Lord, and He came in mighty power. The territory that belongs to The Lord has been occupied by the enemy of our souls in much of the world, and we (God’s beloved people) need to take it back for The Lord’s Kingdom, and by His power and for His glory. The Lord’s prayer clearly gives us the mandate to pray that our Father’s Kingdom will come in earth as it is in heaven. Our prayers can bring in the Kingdom of God wherever The Lord sends us. Where He guides; He also provides. Where He leads; He also precedes. Where He appoints; He also anoints. The Lord has been given all power over the enemy, Satan, and The Lord has in turn given us all power over our enemy by appropriating the power of The Holy Spirit through The blood of The Lamb and the death on the cross. Matthew 28: 18 “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth. 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” The Lord has given us total authority over Satan and his demons, and not only that; the Lord told us that nothing would by any means harm us. He told us to occupy until He comes, and we need to take our area, our region and our family, friends and even our enemies for His Kingdom, honor and glory. We must pray for our enemies as if our own lives depend on it, and they do to a great extent. First and foremost; we should come together in love and unity to pray down the strongholds of satan. The strongman over our areas must be bound and cast out before we can take the territory for the Kingdom of God. Matthew 12: 29 “Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.” Instead of the enemy spoiling innocent children and people through alcohol, drugs, abuse, porn, and every other vice; it is time we, God’s people start spoiling the enemy’s territory. We need to pray that all the works of Satan will be exposed, and we need to pray that all of the works of Satan will be destroyed in our areas. Satan seems to have a free hand in our society due to crafty coverups, whitewashing, and secrecy, but that day should be over as all that is hidden will be revealed. Innocent Christians are being led to the slaughter by unscrupulous wolves in sheeps’ clothing, and yet we continue to support them with our time, energy and finances. Many innocent people are being gang stalked by perpetrators, and this is going on covertly right under the noses of our most esteemed religious, political and law enforcement agencies with their knowledge, and these wire tappers, cyber criminals, slanderers, trespassers, thieves and abusers continue on and on with impunity. Many of these perpetrators are Satanists, and they use witchcraft, sorcery, rituals, curses, spells, etc. to accomplish their deceptions, destruction, sicknesses and even deaths. Judgement day is coming! Spiritual warfare will bring all of these illegal activities to the forefront. The Lord has commanded His people to “expose all of the evil deeds of darkness”. Ephesians 5: 10 “Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. 12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. 13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.” I read that a serial killer had alluded the police for decades, and he was flaunting his killings as well through sending out evidence of the various crimes to the police. One night, a small church group decided to come together to specifically pray for the serial killer to be exposed and brought to justice. They met together in the small church and prayed even though there was a huge storm which could have hindered them from coming together. In one month’s time; the serial was caught, and he was prosecuted. We have not even scratched the surface of what we can accomplish through prayer in one accord. After spiritual warfare is accomplished, then it is time to keep the territory pure, holy and righteous with prayer, preaching the pure and holy Word of God and by coming together in worship, fellowship and obedience to the leading of The Holy Spirit. The Lord has commissioned all of His people to be able to cast out demons, minister to the sick, and to always be able to relate the Word of God, the word of our testimony, and to always be able to answer for the hope that is within us. 2 Cor. 10: 3 “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: 4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds) 5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.” The Lord Jesus Christ came to this earth and died on the cross to destroy all of the works of Satan, and it is our job to enforce His authority in the areas where He has sent us. We need to stop allowing the enemy of our souls to control us, by keeping us entertained and by keeping us preoccupied with many unnecessary and irrelevant activities. The Lord’s House must become the “House of Prayer” for all people, and this mandate is becoming more and more crucial and urgent each day. We need to take back the territory that we have surrendered by default, and we must be bold and courageous like Joshua, Caleb, Jehu and Josiah. The enemy is working overtime these days as his time is short, and we need to be working constantly to bring in the Kingdom of God and build His glorious last day church. The last day church will be the church that the gates of hell will not be able to prevail against. It will be the church that The Lord Himself builds using His people and making it a “House of Prayer”. It will also become the true family of God without the sibling rivalry, control. selfist ambition and greed that characterized the church in previous years. We, God’s people, need to start building this last day church in each of our areas and in our own homes as well. We will need to make prayer our top priority when we come together even in our homes as where even two people are gathered in The Name of Jesus Christ: He is there with us. It is the church, the house of prayer and the family of God no matter where it is located. In the coming times; every decision should be bathed in prayer, and every activity should receive prayer until we pray through to hear from the heart of God. In the coming years; this will be imperative for our success in ministry and life and even for our survival. Our faith and trust must be totally in The Lord, His Word and His will, and then we will be able to bring in the Kingdom of God in earth, even as it is in heaven. Peggy Kannaday has been the Managing Editor for The “Church Growth International” MInistry since 1991. Her contact information is: firstname.lastname@example.org, 803-547-2164 in Fort Mill, SC, USA.
The Church Will Be A House of Prayer
by Margaret (Peggy) Kannaday (Henderson)
The Church “Will” Become A House of Prayer
Jesus Christ turned the tables over in His Father’s House, and He said that His House would no longer be a den of thieves but a house of prayer.
Instead, many churches have become businesses with tax exemption.
Many countries are suffering great injustices toward the helpless and the innocent,
The churches are thriving in these countries, but the people are in great peril and persecution.
The churches are not praying in most cases or these countries would become righteous, and the suffering of the poor and innocent would be stopped.
The church as a whole is not using its awesome power of prayer.
We have been given all authority over the enemy Satan and our own flesh, but we have to activate our power through believing prayer.
Each week, churches all over the world are given the perfect opportunity to pray together in one accord.
There would need to be several prayer leaders who have the burdens to pray, and then all would agree with the prayer leaders.
One will put one thousand to flight and 2 ten thousand. How powerful would that be each week?
What love, unity, victory and peace that would bring into the churches.
We read in Jeremiah 23 and Ezekiel 34 that God will raise up a church in the last days that the gates of hell will not be able to prevail against.
What will be a sign of this last day church?
The ministers in the glorious last day church will care for that one soul. They will be willing to leave the 99 and go out and find the one soul that is in trouble.
The last day pastor will be like our Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ, and he will be will to lay down his life for one soul, just like Jesus Christ was willing to lay down His life for one soul.
How do we get from here to there? How do we get from a church that is carnal and like the Laodiceans church to the glorious last day church?
It is through prayer. The prayer of the righteous avails much.
However, when you have many righteous praying together, daily and weekly; it will transform the world.
It will change the Government, the people, the businesses and the morals of all of the societies all over the world.
We must find leaders who will lead by example. Those who take on the role as servant, and those who will deny themselves, take up their crosses and follow the Lord Jesus Christ.
The church and the Body of Christ has all of the power in heaven and earth given to us by the death of Jesus Christ on the cross, the blood of the Lamb and the Word of God.
We pray and we move upward and outward from a position of 100% VICTORY.
Jesus Christ has already won for us everything that we, our churches, our families, our nations need for a life of abundance, righteousness and success.
All we have to do is appropriate the total provision through heartfelt prayer and fasting as needed.
Right now, there are very viable Christian mean and women of integrity who would be good stewards in the high positions of our countries.
However, they cannot do the job without our prayers.
We must pray that God’s men and women will be raised up in each country. Those men and women who will be good stewards of the authority that they have been given.
We must continue praying for them even after they have come into power or they could be put in such a pressure cooker that they could cave.
We all need to pray that almighty God will raise up the prayer warriors, the churches of prayer and the men and women of God who have the boldness and courage to stand strong in these evil last days.
If our current churches become Houses of Prayer; there will be hope for the world.
The anti-Christ system can be thwarted and all of the plans of Satan can be pushed back to Eden.
Satan has targeted the greatest and the best for destruction, but when the church prays; all of his evil deeds will be destroyed.
We need to pray that all of the evil deeds of darkness will be exposed and that Jesus will destroy all of the works of Satan as Jesus came and died to accomplish.
We need to have Godly men and women to be placed in the highest positions, but we also must understand that our battle is not with flesh and blood.
Our battles are with the power, principalities, rulers of darkness and wickedness in high places.
We can only combat these powers through
Wake up churches, and take your places to become Houses of Prayer.
I know for sure, that if the churches in America do not start praying, praying, praying; we will not have any churches where we can prayer.
Righteousness is needed for the effective prayer, and the church also need to repent so that The Lord can heal our land.
There is so much sin in the camp that needs to be purged through solemn assembles to pray, fast and repent.
Then The Lord will be able to restore everything that the canker worm, Caterpillar and locust have eaten.
The Lord want so badly to reward and restore His beloved people, but because of our carnal and Laodicean behaviors;The Lord’s hands are tied.
Our loving, but just God cannot reward rebellion and sin.
We hear many messages of prosperity and the blessings of God, but always remember that every blessing is provisional and condition.
If my people….”humble themselves, pray, seek God’s face and turn from our wicked ways, then He will hear from heaven, forgive our sins and heal our lands”.
God’s promises are based on our obedience, our devotion, our faith and our use of all that we have been given.
God rewards all that diligently seek Him. God’s grace needs our response in obedience guided through our love for God.
We show and prove our love for God by our obedience to His commandments.
Do not be deceived. God is a God of grace and love, but He is also a God of justice and Truth.
My prayer for the church:
I pray that your people will turn to You with all of our hearts, and we will become the House of Prayer.
Each Christian is a living stone being formed to come together and build the last day glorious church.
Please make all of us into the people after your own heart and a people that will please You, oh Lord.
Please raise up those with a spirit of Joshua, Caleb, Josiah, Jehu, and countless prayer warriors, and worshiper all over the world.
The world is about to get shaken and shaken and shaken and only what is founded on the rock of Jesus Christ will remain.
We pray that we will all be counted worthy to escape what is coming on the earth and be able to stand before the Son of Man.
We thank You Lord with all of our hearts for Your wonderful goodness and mercy. We thank you Father for sending Your Son to die for even one of us sinners. We pray that You, Lord Jesus will receive all the honor and praise for your great and unspeakable sacrifice on the cross in Your Name and by Your blood and according to The Word of God. Amen, amen and amen.
All those who have made The Lord their refuge, their fortress and their everything will be saved. Those who endure to the end will be saved.
Those who work out their own salvation with fear and trembled will receive their reward.
This is not the time to go into apostasy as many churches, but this is the time to turn to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with all of our hearts.
May all the churches throughout the world move upward and onward and may they all become glorious Houses of Prayer for all nations in Jesus Name!