Foundational Word for Father’s Resting Place,
Jan 20, 2006
A soaking prayer center in Truro Nova Scotia
In 2 Chronicles chapter five the ark finally had a house to live in...
After the priests brought the ark of the covenant of the Lord into Solomon’s
temple, they placed it in the most holy place under the wings of the holy
cherubims. The Levite singers with cymbals, psalteries and harps and 120
priests with trumpets who were all clothed in white linen, stood at the
EAST END OF THE ALTAR. When they made a tremendous unified sound of praise
and thanks and sang, “For
He is good for His mercy endures forever”... The house of the Lord
was filled with a cloud so that the priests could not stand to minister.
In chapter six, King Solomon prayed on his knees with both arms held
high. This highly anointed Prayer of Dedication on behalf of Israel reveals
the full meaning of “SHALOM” as found in Isaiah 53:4-10,
Luke 4:18, and Mark 16:17,18. Solomon beseeched Yahweh to make the new
temple His dwelling place so that...
1. Every servant’s prayer would be heard
2. Every sin would be forgiven
3. Guiltiness would be judged and innocence be justified
4. The afflicted would be forgiven
5. Repentance would cause rains to soak the parched land
6. Stretching hands towards God’s house would make pestilence,
mildew, attacks of the enemy, and sickness vanish!
7. Hands held high in the house would dispel grief and bring forgiveness.
8. Strangers in the house would be blessed and also call upon His name
9. Warriors who pray towards Jerusalem will win every battle
and when they repent of sin they would not be taken captive.
The foundational Word for Father’s Resting Place comes right after this
prayer. In 2 Chronicles 6:41, King Solomon invited Yahweh to make the new temple
His resting place – no more travelling inside a tent or being pulled by
oxen on a cart:
“Now therefore arise, O Lord God, into thy resting
Thou and the ark of thy strength:
Let thy priests, O Lord God, be clothed with salvation, and
Let thy saints rejoice in goodness”.
After this invitation, it was not just a cloud of glory that filled the temple,
but now fire as well came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and
sacrifices! THE FIERY GLORY OF GOD FILLED THE ENTIRE
HOUSE. With faces bowed to the ground they worshiped and praised
the Lord. God was pleased, and spoke to Solomon in the night:
“IF My people who are called by My Name will
HUMBLE themselves, and PRAY and SEEK My face, and TURN FROM their wicked ways, THEN I
WILL HEAR from heaven, and WILL FORGIVE their sin and HEAL their land.” 2
You are welcome to come and experience healing, freedom, and His Presence.
Friday evenings 7-11 pm,20 Willow St. Truro, Facilitator Diana Read-Miedema,
902-895-6074 (extra parking next door at Willow Street School)
www. Fathers Resting Place.org