In the early chapters of 1 Kings, Solomon faithfully and fantasticallyconstructed the Temple of the Lord. Then with great reverence, pomp, ceremony, and excitement, he called the congregation to worship. In response, the Spirit of the Lord moved in and took over the place. It must have been a fantastic day of worship in Jerusalem’s largest mega-church.
During this inauguralworship service, Solomon offered forth an impassioned prayer which the Holy Spirit saw fit to record for posterity’s sake. Adoration and thanksgiving were presented. So too were many requests, included wasthis one:
Likewise, when a foreigner, who is not of your people Israel, comes from a far country for your name’s sake (for they shall hear of your great name and your mighty hand, and of your outstretched arm), when he comes and prays toward this house, hear in heaven your dwelling place and do according to all for which the…
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