“It is written,” Jesus said to them, “‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’ but you are making it ‘a den of robbers.’” (Matthew 21:13)
My precious friend, you will be blessed by the love of God this month. This month’s promise is from Matthew 21:13. “It is written,” Jesus said to them, “‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’ but you are making it ‘a den of robbers.’” On one side Jesus says, ‘My house is a house of prayer’ and on the other side He says, ‘you have made My house as a den of robbers.’ God wants His house to be a house of prayer, but man has made it a den of robbers. The Bible says in John 2:17, the zeal for the house of God was burning in the heart of Jesus. In Haggai 1:4, God says “My people are living in well-built houses while My Temple lies in ruins.” God is crying today because His house is in ruins.
How is your heart today? Can you call it God’s temple or is it filled with filth, lust and fears of the world? Not only doing wrong deeds is sin but also carrying the fear of the world is sin. That is why Jesus says in Revelation 3:20, “I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with Me.” Yes, when you invite Jesus into your heart, He will come in and make your heart His home. He will eat with you, give you His Word and feed your soul with it. What a joy it is that God wants to make your heart, His home!
Jesus says in Revelation 3:8 “I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept My word and have not denied My name.” This is an open door to receive Jesus in your heart and for Him to rule in your heart. Let not your heart be troubled. Today, God wants your heart to be His house. He is zealous for your heart, to live in it and rule from it. He does not live in buildings, but He lives in your heart making it His temple. Your whole family will also become the temple of God. God will give oneness of heart among everyone in your family. Be bold.
I open my heart to You for You to enter. Let me become Your temple and my heart be Your throne. Give me the grace to carry You as the King of kings with all glory. Let me trust You without any worry and fear. Make me more than a conqueror through the Holy Spirit.
In Jesus’ precious name, I pray. Amen.