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Solomon Prayed and Fire Came from Heaven

Tuesday 19Apr22

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Solomon Prayed and Fire Came from Heaven

2 Chronicles 7:1-7

Now when Solomon had made an end of praying, the fire came down from heaven, and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of the LORD filled the house. And the priests could not enter into the house of the LORD, because the glory of the LORD had filled the LORD'S house. And when all the children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of the LORD upon the house, they bowed themselves with their faces to the ground upon the pavement, and worshipped, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever. Then the king and all the people offered sacrifices before the LORD. 5And king Solomon offered a sacrifice of twenty and two thousand oxen, and an hundred and twenty thousand sheep: so the king and all the people dedicated the house of God. And the priests waited on their offices: the Levites also with instruments of musick of the LORD, which David the king had made to praise the LORD, because his mercy endureth for ever, when David praised by their ministry; and the priests sounded trumpets before them, and all Israel stood. Moreover Solomon hallowed the middle of the court that was before the house of the LORD: for there he offered burnt offerings, and the fat of the peace offerings, because the brasen altar which Solomon had made was not able to receive the burnt offerings, and the meat offerings, and the fat.

In chapter 6 of 2nd Chronicles, Solomon made a dedication prayer in verses 12-42. Solomon had prepared things for the course of his worship, he incorporated craftsmen from near and far to present the instruments of his praise and now we see the manifestation of God recognizing his homage. In this passage (2 Chronicles 7:1-7) we discover the phrase "praying of the prayer" (Matthew Henry, Commentary on 2 Chronicles 7) something that is rarely mentioned other than in commentaries. The significance of "praying in prayer" refers to the action of prayer with preparation and attitude. Solomon made an end of praying signifying that there was a structure to his prayer(s) and in doing so elected a response that is noted by fire and the consumption of a burnt offering. Does this encourage us to seek a response to our prayers in a visible and tangible method?

Jehovah El Emeth, LORD God of Truth - Psalm 31:5; we thank You for being The Lord God of Truth. We praise You for showing us the work of Your hands in Solomon (2 Chronicles 7:1). Therefore, we decree and declare the blessing (the indwelling of the Holy Spirit) upon those who pray in praying; so that, we who observe Your Will with effectual fervent prayers will do Your Will with a purging fire. Now, for the Kingdom and Glory of God, we petition, with the anointing of the Holy Ghost, in the authority of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and Savior, Amen.

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