The purpose of “The House” is to testify the good news of the grace of God to the sons and daughters of the stranger, people who are alienated from Christ. For, to know Christ is to know peace. Peace as the world understands it, is not what it actually is. Peace for many is a state of mind, an experience in tranquility, and the lack of peace is that sinking feeling that makes one feel lonely, sad, desperate, suicidal, insignificant and so on. However, contrary to popular opinion, the Biblical word for peace: shalom means “wholesomeness”, therefore to have peace is to be complete. Peace is not found in things or people, for you can have all sorts of things and people and still be utterly incomplete. Peace is God who lived in our midst in the form of a person, 2000 years back, and He is the only one who can make us complete; His name is: Jesus.
ISA 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
EPH 2:14 For he is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of partition between us;
John 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
HOUSE OF PRAYER: THE VISION, EARLY 2017
He hath said, which heard the words of God, which saw the vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open; Numbers 24:4
The Lord is the giver of visions; the House of prayer is His vision for His purposes, sealed in the verses of the Prophet Isaiah.
ISA 56: 1-8
1 Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.
2 Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that layeth hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil.
3 Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself to the LORD, speak, saying, The LORD hath utterly separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree.
4 For thus saith the LORD unto the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant;
5 Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off.
6 Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the LORD, to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant;
7 Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.
8 The Lord GOD which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith, Yet will I gather others to him, beside those that are gathered unto him.
THE HOUSE OF PRAYER LOGO – ISAIAH 56:7
Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.
Matthew 21:13 -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.
THE PILLAR IN THE LOGO
1 Timothy 3:15 -But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
ZEC 4:10-FOR WHO HATH DESPISED THE DAY OF SMALL THINGS?