Summary: The church has the hand of God on it.
THIS HOUSE IS SANCTIFIED
2 Chronicles 7: 14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
15 Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place.
16 For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that my name may be there for ever: and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.
17 And as for thee, if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, and do according to all that I have commanded thee, and shalt observe my statutes and my judgments;
It is set a side for worship.
Of Jesus Christ alone.
Preaching ,praying ,praise,singing,teaching, soul winning,fellowship.
(1) His ears shall hear. Ver.15
He hears our believing prayers.
He hears bible preaching.
He hears our praise.
(2) His name must be here. Ver.16 a
Jehovah-Jireh He will provide.
Genesis 22: 13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.
14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.
Jehovar-Rapha He is the healeth
Exodus 15: 26 And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.
Jehovah-Shammah God is present
Matthew 28: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
(3) His eyes will be here. Ver.16b
He sees our devotion.
He sees our dress
He sees our deeds
(4) Gods heart shall be here.Ver.16c
Gift of his son
Grace of his salvation
Gospel of his scriptures.
(5) His word shall be here.
2nd Timothy 4: 1 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
Inspired Holy Spirit luminated
2nd Peter 1: 21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
(6) His presence shall be here.
Matthew 18: 20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
Glory of his person. Greatness of his power. Goodness of his promises.
(7) His people shall be here.
Hebrews 10: 25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
Saved and serving.
Sinners seeking to be saved.