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On reaching Jerusalem, Jesus entered the temple courts and began driving out those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves, an would not allow anyone to carry merchandise through the temple courts. And as he taught them, he said, 'Is it not written: ‘My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations’? But you have made it ‘a den of robbers.’ The chief priests and the teachers of the law heard this and began looking for a way to kill him, for they feared him, because the whole crowd was amazed at his teaching.

-Mark 11:15-18

He made a whip out of chords!

-John 2:15

My house shall be called a house of prayer! You have made it a den of thieves.

-Mark 11:17

Prayer softened the hearts of the people to hear the beauty and power and wonder of the Gospel.

Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.

-Revelation 5:8

What must prayer be to God that he keeps it in bowls?

-Jim Cymbala: Brooklyn Tabernacle

“My house shall be called a house of prayer!” 

  

Revival defined during The Great Awakening:

“It pleased God to display his free and sovereign mercy in the conversion of a great multitude of souls in a short space of time, turning them from a formal, cold, and careless profession of Christianity to the lively exercise of Christian grace, and the powerful practice of our holy religion.”

The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

-James 5:16b

For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

-Romans 8:26b

Their struggle is not against flesh and blood but against but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age . . .

-Ephesians 6:12

God used His preachers and evangelists, but prayer ignited the fire that opened the hearts of people to receive the power and force of the Gospel!

  

“My house shall be called a house of prayer!”

Then God said to Jacob, 'Go up to Bethel and settle there, and build an altar there to God, who appeared to you when you were fleeing from your brother Esau.' So Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, 'Get rid of the foreign gods you have with you and purify yourselves and change your clothes. Then come, let us go up to Bethel, where I will build an altar to God, who answered me in the day of my distress and who has been with me wherever I have gone.'

-Genesis 35:1-3

'Surely the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it. How awesome is this place! This is none other than the House of God, and this is the gate of Heaven.'

-Genesis 28:16-17

“It is never going to work out until God works it out.”

  

So Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, 'Get rid of the foreign gods you have with you and purify yourselves and change your clothes. Then come, let us go up to Bethel, where I will build an altar to God, who answered me in the day of my distress and who has been with me wherever I have gone.'

-Genesis 35:1-3

“It is never going to work out until God works it out. And nothing works out until we begin to pray.”

  

The effective prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

-James 5:16b

There is a means to revival. A Pathway. PRAYER!

“Revivals are not worked up. They are prayed down.”

  

Byproducts of Revival:

"It pleased God to display his free and sovereign mercy in the conversion of a great multitude of souls in a short space of time, turning them from a formal, cold, and careless profession of Christianity to the lively exercise of Christian grace, and the powerful practice of our holy religion.”

Means of Revival = Prayer

“Revivals are not worked up. They are prayed down.”

   

  

  

   

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