“that Your eye may be open toward this house day and night, toward the place of which You have said that You would put Your name there, to listen to the prayer which Your servant shall pray toward this place.” (2 Chronicles 6:20)
Solomon trained the people to pray facing the temple because it was the place that bore God’s name and therefore, it was the place He gave special attention to.
So, where is that place in the New Testament? The New Testament says that the church is the temple of God (see 1 Cor 3:16) and that each individual’s body should also be treated like God’s temple (see 1 Cor 6:19).
And what bears God’s name today? Christians. We bear the name of His Son and when we pray asking anything in His name, He hears us (see John 16:23-24). There is no need for a physical temple, because the kingdom of heaven is within us (see Luke 17:21).
Pray like He hears you and live like You represent Him. Both are true.
“And it came to pass, that even for a whole year they were gathered together with the church, and taught much people, and that the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.” (Acts 11:26)
Matt 4:4 #Biblebites