Welcome to Prayerful Thursday. For today’s request that we are to spend this week on (and I recommend that even if I post future requests, we keep this on our list), I’m going to talk with you about something that the Lord has put on my heart. I cannot recall the video that I watched that at first told me this, but in Season 2 of The Chosen, they will be acting out the scene in the Scriptures where our Lord drove out the moneychangers and says, “My house shall be called a house of prayer.” My call is two-fold:
1. To the brother or sister in Christ reading this who uses frequently the gift of speaking in tongues as given by the Holy Spirit. I am giving you this special prayer request because we who either have it and don’t use it or don’t have it won’t know all that the season is going to portray. However, I know through much research that one who speaks in tongues can pray for over 1 thousand people in just a few minutes because you aren’t using your mind. So, my charge to you is that you help us to pray fervently for the entire season of this show. We will pray to the best of our ability pertaining to this, but I know that the Spirit will help you as you use this gift to do it much more effectively.
2. To the rest of us. Our charge is that we pray specifically for the scene I described above. What I want to do today so we will have them all in front of us is I want to endeavor to collect every Gospel’s account of this story. I need you to especially pray for Jonathan Roumi who plays Jesus. If the Lord lays it upon your heart to pray for the others, and I’m sure He will, do so as the Lord leads. When praying for Jonathan, please pray that Jesus through His Spirit takes so much posession of Jonathan that it is like Jim Caviezel describes it: the character played hm; he didn’t play the character. I will do the best I can to present to you the scenes as described in Scripture. Perhaps, I’ve stopped short of a few verses, or perhaps, I went over, but nonetheless, we all know that the Lord will use these as He wills.
“Upon entering Jerusalem Jesus went directly into the temple area and drove away all the merchants who were buying and selling their goods. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the stands of those selling doves. And he said to them, “My dwelling place will be known as a house of prayer, but you have made it into a hangout for thieves!” Then the blind and the crippled came into the temple courts, and Jesus healed them all. And the children circled around him shouting out, “Blessings and praises to the Son of David!” But when the chief priests and religious scholars heard the children shouting and saw all the wonderful miracles of healing, they were furious. They said to Jesus, “Don’t you hear what these children are saying? This is not right!” Jesus answered, “Yes, I hear them. But have you never heard the words ‘You have fashioned the lips of children and little ones to compose your praises’?” Jesus then left at once for the nearby village of Bethany, where he spent the night.”
Matthew 21:12-17 TPT
“When they came into Jerusalem, Jesus went directly into the temple area and overturned all the tables and benches of the merchants who were doing business there. One by one he drove them all out of the temple courts, and they scattered away, including the money changers and those selling doves. And he would not allow them to use the temple courts as a thoroughfare for carrying their merchandise and their furniture. Then he began to teach the people, saying, “Does not the Scripture say, ‘My house will be a house of prayer for all the world to share’? But you have made it a thieves’ hangout!” When the chief priests and religious scholars heard this, they began to hatch a plot as to how they could eliminate Jesus. But they feared him and his influence, because the entire crowd was carried away with astonishment by his teaching. So he and his disciples spent the nights outside the city.”
Mark 11:15-19 TPT
Like I say, pray as the Spirit leads and may the Lord richly bless this show and us who watch it! Also:
“‘ ADONAI bless you and keep you! ADONAI make His face to shine on you and be gracious to you! ADONAI turn His face toward you and grant you shalom!’”
Numbers 6:24-26 TLV
Love in Christ,