Praying the Temple Prayer with Pastor Cho
Pray the following pages out loud to learn how to worship God in the Tabernacle. It is based on Pastor Cho’s teaching of the Temple (Tabernacle) Prayer.
Father we desire to pray today, so we come to your mountain right NOW — seeking You. We cry out for Your anointing today! Anoint me, Lord! Only through more anointing can I carry out my
work according to your will for me and
only by your anointing can I fulfill your plan for my life.
It was You who commanded Moses to build the tabernacle in the wilderness. Lord, you dwelt there and met your people there. The Israelites only worshipped You in that tabernacle. The Tabernacle illustrates Your pattern of worship. It holds the sequence to draw close to You! I desire that intimacy today.
I thank you for the tabernacle model
through Moses, in Jesus, and in Heaven. I thank you for the Courtyard – where the Brazen Altar and the Laver is. I thank you for the Holy Place – where the Candlesticks are, as well as the Table of Showbread and the Altar of Incense. I thank you for the Holy of Holies – where the Arc of the Covenant and Your Mercy Seat reside.
Today – according to Your Word – I am a priest in your temple, my body. My spirit is as the Holy of Holies. My mind is as the Holy Place. My physical body is as the Courtyard. Come, Lord Jesus! Work through my spirit, through my mind, through my body. I directly worship you, Lord, through the temple of my body, my mind and my spirit. I am a priest unto the Lord.
Jesus, You are the High Priest of Heaven. Teach me my priestly duties today. Teach me according to your ordained pattern of approaching God.
Station 1. THE BRAZEN ALTAR
In my imagination I come to temple of the Holy Ghost. I see the Tabernacle Courtyard in my mind. I see the Brazen Altar. I remember the different offerings presented at the Brazen Altar: sin, trepass, burnt, thanks, reconciliation. These foretold of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ at Calvary. I recognize the tremendous cost of sin.
I believe the Cross of Jesus Christ replaces the Brazen Altar for me today. The blood of Jesus Christ replaces the blood of animals for me – one sacrifice for all time through Jesus Christ. My sin is forgiven – I am declared righteous through the Cross. No guilt and shame for me today; I have a clean slate.
I will enjoy the Glory of God today. The Shekinah Glory is in me.
Lord, through your shed blood you conquered the world and the devil. Give me sanctification and fullness of the Holy Spirit through the blood of Jesus. Any hold that the world or the devil has on me is canceled and broken right now in Jesus’s name! Because of the blood, I am free!
You hung on the cross and took my infirmities – I am healed. Sickness is illegal in me. I am healed today! By the stripes Jesus endured in the courtyard of Pilate I am healed!
Through the Cross – through your blood – I am redeemed from the curse.
You hung on a tree so the Abrahamic blessing would be mine. I am a blessed person! I am no longer under the curse. I am under the blessing of Christ today – in my home, work, ministry and family. There is no poverty – no curse for me. You became poor for me so that I can be rich in Jesus Christ. In Christ I am redeemed completely from any negative thinking. No cloudy thinking for me today – only clarity on my freedom from the curse and freedom from poverty. This is a major blessing of the blood of Christ.
I am redeemed from death and hell. Through His death on the cross, resurrection and ascension, am spiritually with Jesus according to Scripture. I see His redeeming grace flow to me now.
Thank you, Lord Jesus, that my mind is renewed in you when I pray this way, claiming these truths, worshipping you. Thank you for renewing me from a mind that was clogged with lies and negative thoughts. I have nothing to do with the filthy things of the world. I reject the lie. I cut off every tie with the dark side in Jesus’s name.
No more self-failing prophecy, but God-fulfilling prophecy for me.
Lord, Clarify my vision of myself as an adopted son of God, a member of your family of priests. Make me aware of my new identity – a new person in you, a new creation through the blood of Jesus Christ. I have no more identity crisis. I have a clear identity in Jesus Christ!
- I will not sign for the devil’s packages today.
- My mind is no longer victimized by the devil’s lies.
- I am a NEW CREATURE, a NEW CREATION. I AM HOLY, I am SANCTIFIED, I am BLESSED; the GLORY OF GOD IS MINE!Everyday that I renew my mind, I confirm and affirm my new identity. I worship Jesus and His sacrifice for me.
Through the Blood of Jesus I have been:
- Adopted into your family as a son or daughter of God.
- Ordained as a priest in your royal priesthood.The Blood has delivered me:
- From sin to RIGHTEOUSNESS.
- From world and devil to the HOLY SPIRIT & THRONE OF GOD.
- From sickness to HEALTH & HEALING.
- From poverty and a cursed mindset to GOD’S BLESSINGS –ABRAHAMIC BLESSING.
I get to experience GOD’S GLORY every day. I discard my cloudy identity of the past and receive a CLEAR IDENTITY in Jesus Christ today! All this happens through the cross and the blood of Jesus Christ. I worship Jesus at the Brazen Altar in the Courtyard of the Tabernacle.
Station 2. THE LAVER
Lord, I Invite You, Expose Sin In Me
Here, we clean our consciences every day like taking a bath or shower. The priests wash their hands, feet and face at the Laver. It is a looking glass. Before I go into the Holy Place, I look at myself in the Laver –what is wrong in my heart. I reflect on the 10 commandments.
I desire a clear conscience. I cannot drag my guilty conscience into your presence, Lord. You won’t allow it.
Commandment 1 – Do I worship any other Gods? Do I put myself (self worship) ahead of (worship of Jesus)? There is only one God, in three persons: Father, Son, Holy Spirit.
Forgive me, Lord, for dishonoring you by entertaining other gods.
Commandment 2 – Do I bow to any idols? Have I placed my role as husband, father, career person ahead of my role as a priest unto the Lord? Am I giving the first fruits of my day to something else? Am I worshiping graven
images of money or power?
Forgive me for dishonoring you by worshipping idols.
Commandment 3 – Do I call God’s name in vain – any of God’s names? Forgive me for dishonoring you by taking any of your names in vain.
Commandment 4 – Do I honor God by keeping the Sabbath Holy?
Am I paying tithes and keeping the Sabbath before expecting blessing from Lord?
Forgive me for dishonoring your Sabbath commandment. Teach me your ways!
Commandment 5 – Do I honor my parents or blame my parents for my problems?
Do I dishonor those you put in authority over me – pastors, government leaders, school board, etc.?
Do I gossip about them?
Forgive us, Father, for the negative influence of American culture that disrespects our parents and dishonors You. May I be free from that influence. Forgive me for dishonoring my parents and any in authority over me. And where is the honor due You? Forgive me for dishonoring You, my Father in heaven.
Commandment 6 – Do I kill by hating?
In what ways am I programming my mind or the minds of my children to hate or be angry or hold
prejudice against anyone?
I forgive others right now. I release all offenses. I repent of any angry words spoken. Forgive me for dishonoring you through angry words and hatred. O Lord, deliver me from an angry, bitter heart. Only you can do this. I have failed in controlling anger that rises up in me. Only you can give me the grace to have victory over this.
Commandment 7 – Do I commit adultery or entertain lustful thoughts?
Forgive me for dishonoring you by being sexually impure. Cleanse me and make me holy! Give me the fear of the Lord. Help me to walk softly before you. Deliver me from the idolatry of the female form. Deliver me from unhealthy appetites.
Commandment 8 – Am I stealing — from You, Lord, or anyone?
Am I squandering or misusing Your gifts to me? Am I dishonest in my work, taking anything without
paying for it or without permission?
Forgive me for poor stewardship, for stealing or squandering time, talents, treasures from you, Lord. Forgive me for my dishonest gains and give me grace to return or restore what I have taken wrongly. Make me a good steward of your temple, my body, and all these things You’ve given me to manage as a priest in your temple.
Commandment 9 – Am I witnessing falsely?
Forgive me for lying. Forgive me for being a false witness of Jesus. Forgive me for believing false ideas and vain philosphies. I want to be a true witness of Jesus Christ. Forgive me for dishonoring You by trusting false things. Give me the way, the truth, and the life in Jesus Christ!
Commandment 10 – Am I coveting?
Am I coveting things you don’t want me to have –my neighbor’s house, car, reputation, wife, children, lifestyle? Covetousness is the first sin – the downfall of Eve and Adam that caused their disobedience. Am I coveting anything? My American lifestyle? All blessings are from the Lord. I am grateful for my (spouse), my home, my career, my children.
All abundance is from You, Lord. You are the source of all blessings and abundance. Forgive me for dishonoring you by wanting anything outside of your will for me. God, you are a good God – an abundant God. You have a desire to bless me more than I do! I release my time, I release my money so you can make open space in my life. I want to receive your abundance and blessing! Your will be done. Make open spaces in my life.
All this happens through the cross and the blood of Jesus Christ. I worship Jesus at the Laver in the Courtyard of the Tabernacle.
Praying the Temple Prayer with Pastor Cho
Station 3. THE HOLY PLACE
I open the curtain and walk into the Holy Place. There I see the candlesticks, symbolic of the Holy Spirit, the sevenfold Spirit of God: wisdom, understanding, counsel, might, knowledge, fear of the Lord, holiness.
Holy Spirit, I welcome a deeper more intimate relationship with you today.
Dear Holy Spirit, through your anointing give me your wisdom. Help me to solve all the problems I face through your wisdom.
Give me your understanding so that I may understand the deep truths of God, and I may live those truths and pass them on to my children.
Give me counsel so that I will follow your narrow path. If it pleases you, allow me to advise others how to solve their problems.
Give me tremendous might so that I might be used by you to heal the sick and cast out the devil. You are the same yesterday, today, and forever.
Holy Spirit, increase my knowledge of the Bible. Give me a keen fear of the Lord so that I walk very softly before you and not commit any sin. Give me holiness though your presence, O Lord!
Holy Spirit you are a person, not a genie. The Father worked in the forefront during the Old Testament and Jesus worked in the New; I live in the Age of the Holy Spirit.
I don’t want to catch quail with my bare hands. I want your wind to blow the quail into my camp. I want to depend on you, Holy Spirit, not my own strength.
You are not an acrobat. You are a Holy Person with a will, and emotions. Forgive me for treating you impersonally. You should be welcomed, loved, caressed, adored, worshipped. You are my senior partner, you are my Lord. I depend upon you. Let’s go, Holy Spirit. Thank you for your anointing. Let’s work together. I will follow you.
Station 4. THE TABLE OF SHOWBREAD
The Showbread is the symbol of the Word of God.
Thank you for your logos word and your Rehma word. Thank you for the written word and the inspired Word of God. All the 7,000+ promises of God are written in the scriptures.
The logos written word is potentially mine, but not necessarily practically mine today. Rehma is inspired word made alive in my heart today for a specific application.
Give my Lord, your specific word – your Rehma Word – for my life today. Give me this day my daily bread.
Peter never walked on water by reading about
the Israelites crossing the Red Sea. He requested Jesus to command him to walk on the water.
“And Peter answered Him, Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” And Jesus, you did that one time.
A specific Rehma word came directly from the Lord to Peter for a specific situation. He heard, faith came to Peter and just to Peter, by hearing – hearing the Rehma Word from the Lord Jesus to his specific request.
The other disciples did not respond; the Rehma word was not for them. Jesus did not call them to walk on the water. They didn’t have the faith or necessarily the desire to do that which Peter did at that moment. Even Peter’s faith wavered as he saw himself miraculously walking on the water. (Mat 14:28)
As his faith in that Rhema Word wavered, he became as a wave driven and tossed by the sea – double minded, lacking in faith – and he sank. As he cried out, Jesus, you saved him and brought him into the boat. And so that miracle was over for that specific time.
Peter did not step out of the boat by the written word but by the specific spoken word of the Lord he heard. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Rehma Word of God.
So I must wait on you, Lord, today – if I want to get your inspired Word.
Knowledge can become a kind of false faith. I want true faith from you today, Lord! Operating on knowledge only can be disobeying you. I want to obey you in all things today.
Naming and claiming promises my finger lands on in scripture is a dangerous business. Waiting on you, Lord, for Rehma is the way of the mature disciple.
Jesus, you spoke of this truth when you said: Man does not live by bread alone but by every word that comes from the MOUTH of God. (Mat 4:4)
Station 5. THE ALTAR OF INCENSE
Father, you are omnipotent. You can do anything and I will believe you. Give me perfect faith in Jesus Christ.
I CHOOSE by exercising my free will today. I choose to believe YOU! I reject fear and doubt. I will never choose either of them.
I trust you. I trust your Word. I trust you, Holy Spirit. Y ou are always with me, you will never leave me or forsake me. John 14:20 says you are in me! That’s where you live. Make yourself very real to me today!
(Here at the Altar of Incense we often stand for several minutes and simply praise God by singing in the Spirit or praying as the Lord would lead you)
John 14:20 At that time [when that day comes] you will know [for yourselves] that I am in My Father, and you [are] in Me, and I [am] in you. Joh 14:21 The person who has My commands
and keeps them is the one who [really] loves Me; and whoever [really] loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I [too] will love him and will show (reveal, manifest) Myself to him. [I will let Myself be clearly seen by him and make Myself real to him.]
Station 6. THE HOLY OF HOLIES – ARK OF THE COVENANT
I enter with faith and confidence into the Holy of Holies. I see the blood of Jesus Christ sprinkled on the Mercy seat. It is finished. Tatalistai ! All my debts have been paid off – paid in full. I am a free man, free from bondage to sin of any kind.
Through the Blood I have the impartation of the righteousness of Jesus Christ! I am God’s righteousness in Christ. I come into the presence of God without feeling any
condemnation because of what Christ has already accomplished for me.
The blood is the answer – it is the final solution for me.
I praise you, Father, for the wonderful, incredible blessing of righteousness imparted to me, your servant, through your Son, Jesus Christ.
Thank you, Lord, that the devil is my defeated enemy through the Blood of Christ. I will not bow to the fear
of the roaring lion. He is bluffing and he is defeated.
The Commandments in the Ark
Christ’s blood annuls the power of the law that would make me work for righteousness. The law is my mirror now, not my master. It helps me to clean my face, my conscience. The law does not condemn me.
Christ is my Lord. His blood is the final, finished work that redeems me. The law shows me how to please God and helps me understand when I have grieved and disobeyed God – but it is not my condemner. The blood has changed that forever for me as a New Testament Christian.
No human works or achievements are required for my salvation. Only to believe – only faith in the finished work of the Cross.
Thank you, Father, that the blood is my deliverance from sin. The blood is my impartation of Christ’s righteousness. The blood brings my freedom from fear of Satan. The blood is my freedom from the law of the Old Testament. The blood is my freedom from human works to achieve right standing with you, O Lord!
Eph 2:8-10 For it is by free grace [God’s unmerited favor] that you are saved through [your] faith. And this [salvation] is not of your own doing, it is the gift of God; it is not because of works [the fulfillment of the Law’s demands], lest any man should boast.
For we are God’s own workmanship, recreated in Christ Jesus that we may do those good works which God planned beforehand for us, that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live].
In the Holy of Holies, I pray my own personal requests through what Dr. Cho calls the ripple prayer. I pray for those closest to me and work out from there like a stone making a ripple on the water.
Now I am truly ready to have my prayers answered and my petitions heard. I bring them humbly before the Lord with faith and confidence that he hears me and will answer my prayers.