The House of Prayer is a biblical model of the church’s priestly role in ministry to Him as reflected by the primary activity, which is taking place in Heaven (Heb. 8:5 “They serve at a sanctuary that is a copy and shadow of what is in heaven.“)
In Luke’s gospel 18:7 we can find a promise of what prayer is heard by God: “And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off?” A key verse describing what is happening these days is found in Amos 9:11: “In that day I will restore David’s fallen tent. I will repair its broken places, restore it’s ruins, and build it as it used to be…“
King David’s desire was for the presence of God. He built a special tent to house the Ark of the Covenant and he placed singers and musicians before the Ark to minister to God.Worship in the heart of the Tabernacle of David can best be described in three ways.
- First, it is 24-7 or 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (Lev. 6:13 “The fire must be kept burning on the altar continuously; it must not go out.“).
- Second it is “harp and bowl“ ministry (Rev. 5:8 “Each one had a harp and they were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.“). The harp in this verse refers to God’s songs and God’s music in the heavenly court and the bowl refers to God’s prayers.
- Third, it is a model of worship in spirit and in truth (John 4:23, 24 “Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father’seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.“).