August 4th, 1962                                      “House of Prayer”                                    Late Mr. N. Daniel


Isaiah 56:7 "Even them will I bring to my holy mountain and make them joyful in my house of prayer."


God says that we will be satisfied in His house of prayer. God has chosen the means of prayer to make man acceptable before Him. When we go for prayer, God looks at our whole personality. When we go to God our whole being should be in order. Otherwise God will say to us, "I see prayer on your lips, but I do not see prayer in your eyes." When we go to God, He examines our body, soul and spirit. We have a very deceitful nature. Finally we will be satisfied only in prayer. There your personality will be fully refined and per­fected.

             Is. 51:1 “Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the Lord; look unto the rock whence ye are hewn and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged.” God recognizes the content of our heart. God talks of people who know righteousness, and not of people who know about righteous­ness. "People in whose heart is my law", says God. The law of God has so possessed them that all their emotions are pleasing to God. We can adjust our prayer to be right but our heart can be against God, God is not deceived by our prayers. God knows what is wrong with us. God has wrought on these people that His law is written on their heart. If God's law is in our hearts, we have no fear at all. He will take us into His house of prayer and satisfy us. Nowhere else can we be satisfied. When I was a student God used to instruct me about my dress and where to sit in Church and how to behave under various circumstances. God took charge of my whole personality and I was very safe and confident. I never went to church to meet anybody but only to worship God. God will satisfy you in the house of prayer. Angels will come to hear your prayer because your whole personality and the vibrations of your heart are controlled by God. Do not think we can do God's work with partial holiness. When we go into the presence of the Almighty we must be very careful. I am very sorry for many in the Fellowship whose hearts are not right with God. The law of God has not possessed the reins of their heart.

             Unless we set an example and fight the darkness in our Churches, there is no hope for society at large. There is sin in the high places. “I will make them joyful in my house of prayer.” What a promise! Unless we come up to that level we cannot work for God. Your letters, your words and your inward desires - God watches all these. Are you going to aim at the standards of Christ which alone will overcome this world?