The House of Prayer
by Pastor Roy Esposito
- 1 Corinthians 6:19
- Matthew 21:13
- 1 Thessalonians 5:16
Commune – a state of heightened receptivity
- John 17:20-23
Perfect – a finished, consecrated product; consummate in character.
Effectual Prayer – requires surrender not forced effort.
- Acts 17:27b – 28 (NET)
- Colossians 1:27 – the “True Self”
Persona / False Self – a “Stage Mask” (Greek) — the face we show the world
The Persona – manufactured and maintained by the mind
Spiritual Warfare – a battle between the False Self (Persona) and the True Self (the Christ within) for control of our thoughts.
- Proverbs 23:7
- 2 Corinthians 10:4-5
- Colossians 2:11-15
- Ephesians 6:11-18
Supplication – an appeal to God with a specific request
Prayer as a Weapon
1) Stops the flow of the negative influences our circumstances create.
2) Allows for refocus on the true reality of Christ within us.
3) Reveals our true identity to us.
3) Forms the reality of the victory Christ won for us over every enemy
4) Allows Christ to do the work needed for the next step of transformation
- Matthew 21:12-13, John 2:15 – Prophetic foreshadowing of Christ’s spiritual cleansing of the Temple.
- 1 John 3:2