Jesus Christ said, “It is written, My house shall be called a house of prayer.”

Apostles & Saints, Part 8 (Revive the Family, Revive the Church, Awaken the Nation, O Lord #141)

TEXT: Ephesians 1:3-6

John R. Rice said, “It is true the saved are God’s elect, ‘chosen in him before the foundation of the world. But it is wrong to make this election a whim of God whereby He saves some, compels them to be saved, and damns some whom He has decided He does not wish to save. Election is not ‘unconditional.’ It is simply that God knows who will trust Him when they hear the Gospel and chooses them to be carried through till they be ‘conformed to the image of his Son.'”

Leonard Ravenhill said, “Everything in your life is going to be judged by the cross — your eating, your drinking, your sleeping, your spending, your talking. Everything is cross-examined!”

In their book, The Ten Greatest Revivals Ever, Elmer Towns and Douglas Porter share with us: “Hundreds were converted during the Korean revival of 1905 and 1906, more than in any previous year in the history of the Korean mission. In the capitol of North Korea, 700 conversions were recorded in a two-week period. Still, the best was yet to come.”


From the first three verses in this chapter, we have talked about the spiritual blessings that are enjoyed by believers. Verse 4 sheds further light on those of us who receive the blessings, as well as the One who gives us the blessings. The text reads, ‘According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love.’