(KJV.) LUKE 19:45-48
(45) And he went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought;
(46) Saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves.
(47) And he taught daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the chief of the people sought to destroy him,
(48) And could not find what they might do: for all the people were very attentive to hear him.
WHERE HAVE WE ERRED?
Brethren, as a body of Christ, many times, we have deviated from the ministry given to us by Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, and have sidetracked, embraced what we call, twenty-first century way of worships and service to our Father: as a result, we do things out of carnalities, not by dictates of the Holy Spirit, failing to realise that we are called to please the one who called us out from among darkness into his vineyard of glory for his purposes, not ours; many wordily things are happening in congregations over the world, and leading souls astray from the godliness of our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior,
The question we should ask ourselves momentarily is; what is the will of Jesus Christ in our various ministries?; get the insight on what he requires us to do in his righteousness, receive his applauses, approvals and blessings; do not get me wrong, many ministries are doing his will; however, there are few more churches that have gone astray from the ministry of Jesus Christ, have implemented carnalities, to lure souls into the presence of our Father; but without the resurrection power of the Holy Spirit; truthfulness of his words, which is to sanctify souls bring them from ungodliness into repentance, salvation and life everlasting: also, when we deal treacherously with others, commit abominable things in the secular world, how can we call ourselves believers in his presence?; this is a point to ponder on!
Remember, believers receive commissions to continue with the ministry of Jesus Christ, go into the world and preach the gospel; (Mark 16:15); however, nowadays, we have turn congregations of our Father into worldly fellowship grounds, in the essence of seeking our own agendas and not that of Jesus Christ, how many times have we lost focus on his will during worship services, talked about things that does not pertain to the scriptures or ministrations, to points whereby, believers receive vain words from other believers, in return for riches of this world, but are unfruitful?; we have sidetracked our priorities of spreading the gospel into seeking riches of this world; however, as instruments of Jesus Christ, we possess all things of this earth and heaven, through blood grace, and it is written down in the scriptures, seek ye first the kingdom of heaven and its righteousness, all other things shall be added unto you, (Matthew 6:33); therefore, let us not get sidetracked from the ministry of Jesus Christ; but, preach truthfulness of his words, without fear of losing souls, the Holy Spirit himself will convict souls, but will also, sanctify their hearts not to walk in ungodliness, guide them in his righteousness, they will not go back again into darkness of this world but dwell in his presence forevermore.
Brethren, covenanted blessings are already been given to believers without self efforts; therefore, when we focus on ourselves, how to get what we deserve in our callings, we position ourselves with carnalities, and our faiths are not solidify in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; also, let us be aware that, what we do on earth determines our kingdom inheritances; if we walk in the righteousness of our Father, we will inherit eternal kingdom, on the contrarily, if we continue to dwell in sin, at the end of our lives, may we not inherit kingdom of darkness; whatever goes on within our hearts are what Jesus looks upon to determine who is worthy or worthless on the day of reckoning; we may call ourselves believers on this earth, maybe before the throne of grace, heavenly perception Jesus Christ might judge us differently; therefore, let us know what we are doing in the vineyard whiles we have opportunities to turn the world around for Jesus Christ; be spiritually inclined, turn away from making the house of worships worldly entertainments environments, worship our father in the beauty of his holiness; seek after righteousness of our Father, preach truthfulness of his words, sanctify hearts of humanity to reconcile with Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior forevermore.
Dearly beloved, in the text above, Jesus said; "My house is a house of prayer, but ye have made it a den of thieves; if his house is a house of prayer, let us mind what we do in our churches nowadays; find out where we have gone astray from his will, clean house, set things in proper perspectives of our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, that we may be restored into his glories with multiple blessings forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) Jeremiah 7:11: Is this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, even I have seen it, saith the LORD.