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One of the few times we actually read of Christ expressing His anger, is when He clears the money-changers and such fromthe temple. “13 And He said to them, ‘It is written, “My house shall be called a house of prayer,” but you have made it a “den of thieves.” ‘ ” Matthew 21:13 (NKJV) How many of today’s temples or houses of worship have been turned into ‘a den of thieves’? In how many is the full word of God still taught? How many are used for a place of prayer, praise and worship? How many are more concerned with having a ‘full house’ instead of preaching the message of Christ? Please do not misunderstand, I am sure there are many where the Word is taught and the message of Christ is proclaimed. I am sure there are many that are still used as a ‘house of prayer’. Unfortunately, in today’s world, most of the attention of the world is focused on those places which have forgotten what their calling truly is.
The attention of the world is shifting away from Christ, and is geared to ‘what makes people feel good’. A full house of people no longer means a house full of worshipers. Too many ‘congregations’ are concerned with filling the seats and collecting the ‘tithes’ from those seats. I have actually heard of board meetings where the ‘elders’ operate their budgets on how much they hope each seat will be worth. Are they any different from the money-changers of Christ’s days on the earth? A house of prayer is needed not only for prayer, but for fellowship with our brothers and sisters in Christ. Most importantly, we need to use it to concentrate on our personal relationship and fellowship with Christ.
A TRUE HOUSE OF PRAYER PROMOTES OUR FELLOWSHIP AND RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST AND OUR HEAVENLY FATHER – NOT THE ‘NEEDS’ OF MAN!

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IS GOD’S HOUSE STILL A DEN OF THIEVES?

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