My House Shall Be Called a House of Prayer! But Today …?

The Place Where They Gathered was Shaken. Do Our Churches Shake Today?

“And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together” -Act 4:31 (KJV)

Many of our Christian churches across the globe are not Houses of Prayer. They have instead become places of social gatherings and clubs complete with dramatic preaching and rock music or those adorned with huge and ostentatious choirs. Everything looks good and pretty but are they God’s Houses of Prayer?

I don’t think so!

Jesus, twice, in His tangle with Jerusalem saw what was going on in and around the Temple and broke into a tirade storming the moneychangers area and overturning tables throwing their money all over the place. And to those who sold animals to be sacrificed – (Jn 2:16) he said – “And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father’s house an house of merchandise.” In today’s vernacular, and He said to them with a whip in His hand – “get out of here, you are making my Father’s House a place of business and this will not be tolerated. Yet we continue to make our churches businesses complete with a paid staff, expensive programs, and well-paid pastors. Should this be so in God’s House of Prayer? Is it the pattern or model of what the first Christian church was in the Book of Acts. I don’t believe so!

“And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, 13- And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.” -Matt 21:12-13 (KJV)

Now get a clear picture of this … Jesus who was compassionate, meek, mild, loving and focused on healing the sick and lame and casting out binding demons from people, showed now Godly anger to those who profaned His Father’s House with cheating people and using the Temple as a thoroughfare hauling stuff around and through it. But this is God, this is also Jesus! A far different picture than most of our sleeping Christian churches paint of Him today. By far this displays the results of improper, fake and inadequate worship. He doesn’t play around or tolerate this kind of church anywhere, for any reason. Read about the Lord’s take on the churches of the 1st century for they are ever present and in parallel with today’s social clubs called churches.

If you go to church and are not made aware of who Jesus was and what He did for you nor are you impacted in your soul and your faith not challenged, nor do you come out knowing that you are a sinner and in need forgiveness, you are in the wrong church – get out of there!!!

His house was to be a House of Prayer and not a den of thieves! His House – our churches today – are/were not to be places of merchandise or businesses. God – Yahweh – was/is to be worshiped in spirit and in truth at all times in His House. Is this occurring today? Nope! For even in our Christian gatherings we refrain from speaking of the Lord which should be a sweet aroma of prayer that rises up to Him.

“Then they came to Jerusalem. And He entered the temple and began to drive out those who were buying and selling in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who were selling doves; 16- and He would not permit anyone to carry merchandise through the temple. 17- And He began to teach and say to them, “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations’? But you have made it a robbers’ den.” -Mark 11:15-17 (NASB)

In the early church – Acts 2, 4 – they waited on God and prayed and things happened.  They prayed and met in fellowship and prayed and their faith was real and on fire for the zeal of the Lord. Prayer must be the primary focus of any Christian church – no ifs, ands or buts. Yes, preaching goes on but prayer first it must be a House of Prayer. And yes, music is there but first it must be His House of Prayer. And from small to huge [fancy] choirs but first it must be His House of Prayer.

Why does the church suffer in spiritual fortitude and severe spiritual weakness – because they focus little on prayer. Too much time is wasted on what we think is the agenda and not what the Lord God says we must do. ie. loud rock music, dancing, drama, skits, pretty and pleasant sounding teaching – all the fluff but little to no real praying. Read Rev 2 and 3 … notice any difference between our churches today and those then?

“I did not send these prophets, But they ran. I did not speak to them, But they prophesied. 22- But if they had stood in My council, Then they would have announced My words to My people, And would have turned them back from their evil way And from the evil of their deeds.” -Jer 23:21-22 (NASB)

It’s time to rethink the course that these so-called Christian shepherds have charted for the churches. It’s time for them to seek the full council of the Lord and start reading and heeding His word. It’s time to turn the church back to being His House of Prayer and worship Him in reverence, fear, trembling, truth and in love for His word. Only then will the church be the spiritual powerhouse to bring down the gates of hell and break the fetters of those bond in doubt, fear, floundering in their faith and in sickness. It’s time people and pastors and elders. We need to start practicing turning our churches back into Houses of Prayer first and foremost.

“Should you not fear me?” declares the Lord. “Should you not tremble in my presence?” -Jer 5:22

Amen.

-BPWatcher, Internet Preacher and Bible Prophecy Watchman

 

GLORY TO GOD!

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Watch the video and please listen to his words. Then do your own research and discover the truth. Seek only the truth – learn how to discern the truth from the lies. Seek Almighty God!


 

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Pray for the peace of Jerusalem – Psa 122:6 (KJV)

Coram Deo (living in the presence of Almighty God 24×7)

-BPWatcher, Internet Preacher and Bible Prophecy Watchman

WATCH OUT FOR DECEPTION !!

“And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many …And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many … For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.”  -Matt 24:4,5,11, 24 (KJV)

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Life on Earth But a Vapor But Eternity is Forever! So Where Will You Go!

Heaven or Hell?

“Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. For you are just a vapor that appears for a little while, and then vanishes away.” -James 4:14 (NASB)

Recently I read of a person whose mother experienced a massive cerebral hemorrhage presumably without notice and survived enough to arrive at the hospital. Brain scans revealed massive bleeding, she had no cognitive ability and the neurosurgeons had little if no hope for any successful surgery. This is truly sad and my prayers go out to her family. Yes, but how many other countless stories like this have we heard over the years? The gravity of this account and others like it should shake us all back to the reality that there is instant death, an eternity and there is a heaven and hell and we must take steps now to ensure we are ready to meet and stay with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

The opening verse above states the reality of the duration of our life here on earth. We are just a vapor, a puff of smoke considering this life and the one to come in eternity. We are here for a very short time and then we are gone. 

Take a look at what Jesus said about our lives and what is important while we are yet here. Luke 13:3-5..

“Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them: do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others who lived in Jerusalem? 5 No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.” – Luke 13:4-5 (ESV)

The tower fell and men were killed seeming in an instant. Jesus focused in on what is the one thing we can do while here on earth to secure our eternal destination. Repent! Or … perish in hell.

No one, absolutely no one regardless of position, status, wealth or anything is guaranteed time to prepare beforehand for their death. It could come slowly or instantaneously. For this reason we must keep this in focus each and every day of our lives.

The abrupt end of life is in front of us all every minute of the day and so we must be constantly ready to enter eternity with this in mind. Once you depart this life, you and I will enter the next. No negotiations, no courts, no lawyers, no purgatory, and no second chances – see the story of the rich man and Lazarus in Luke 16:19-31.

The decisions we all make while here and in the body will set in motion and seal our eternal fate/destination and so we must make and stick by our critical decision to serve the Lord, confess and repent of our sin and claim, identify and profess the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior – Rom 10:9-10, Rom 10:13, Acts 4:12.

For today is the day of salvation and salvation is found in NO other name than that of the Lord – 2 Cor 6:2

 

The importance of this day is paramount to all of us right now. We must without fail seek the Lord and receive His free gift of salvation. Who knows … some of us may not even make it to tomorrow.

“Do not boast about tomorrow, For you do not know what a day may bring.” -Prov 27:1 (NASB).

Yes, these are not pleasant things to talk about and I dare say that most churches refrain from even mentioning things of this nature but they must be said! For our eternity hangs in the balance of being informed of the true Gospel and the truth in what it says whether lovely or terrible.

The importance of this day lies in the reality of our priorities and decisions concerning eternal life.

 

Keep in mind, eternity is but a heartbeat or breath away. It’s hidden behind the veil of this life and the next. But it’s there and waiting … the Lord is waiting for you today to seek Him and surrender your life to Him … now, today! DO not seek the things here on earth for they are …

“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: 20- But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: 21- For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” -Matt 6:19-21 (KJV)

Center your mind on the things of heaven. Grab your Bible and read about it. I like what the Apostle Paul said when he described a “person he knew” that visited heaven … 2 Cor 12:2-3. Friends, seek the Lord, seek Him today, secure your place in His Kingdom by following clear and easy instructions found in Romans 10:9-10. It’s that simple! He loves us more than we know but He is also just and judgment will fall on those who reject Him and obey not the Gospel. Amen

 

-BPWatcher, Internet Preacher and Bible Prophecy Watchman

“Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?” -2 Peter 3:11-12

GLORY TO GOD!

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