Prayer Power

Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and threw it to the earth. And there were noises, thunderings, lightnings, and an earthquake. (Revelation 8:5)

The book of Hebrews has taught us that the things God commanded Moses to make and do in the Tabernacle were actually copies of what happens in heaven.

You see this at work in the book of Revelation, where John has been caught up into heaven and is transported to the time of the end.  John sees the real golden altar of incense and watches as an angel stands at the altar and offers up incense, along with the prayers of the saints.  This was the same ritual that took place every day in the Tabernacle and the Temple.

As the daily ritual is mirrored in heaven, something powerful takes place as fire from that altar is thrown to the earth and the events of the Great Tribulation are intensified.  What were those “prayers of the saints” that brought about such a response?  It might be that simple prayer of Jesus, “Thy kingdom come”.  Or perhaps one of David’s prayers, “How long O Lord?”  Whatever the prayers were, they brought about big things, ultimately leading to Jesus’ return. So, what are you praying for?  I wonder if we realize just how powerful our prayers are before God.