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Which house do you belong to?

Posted by appolus on March 3, 2022

Mat 21:12  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 money-changers, and the seats of them that sold doves, 

What a tragedy that in order to sacrifice in the temple you had to pass by the merchants and through the money-changers. Hirelings that were ripping of ordinary folks and pricing it beyond their means. Jesus was so angry that He violently kicks over the tables and drives the merchants from the temple. And what do we see after that? Mat 21:14  And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them. Praise the Lord. I imagine that the blind and the lame had been the poorest in society, beggars even, yet when the hirelings were removed there was open access to God in the temple. There was such a buzz in the temple that even the children cried out with praise and delight.

For the most part saints, we see no healings in churches today, even although they so desperately pursue them. Yet, are they not, in so many cases, run by hirelings? Unless we have a cleansing, such as Jesus carried out, we should not expect to see healings. Now of course, the pharisees rose up to challenge Jesus. They were indignant at the actual works of God. The same pharisees and so called scribes are in charge of the institutions today. They are and would be highly indignant at the notion that their “temples,’ even required to be cleansed. They were more interested in authority. They knew theirs was being challenged and they wanted to know by what authority Jesus spoke and did these things.

Jesus says “My house shall be called a house of prayer.” He was not speaking of the temple. Later on He says to the Pharisees  ‘Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.” (Mat 23:38) There is “My house,” and there is “Your house.” Two houses. One house built by men, the other built by God. In the Hebrew, the word house can also be translated “prison.’ The house that man builds is a prison. Jesus stood up in the temple and said that He had “come to set the captives free.” He removes them from one house, the man made structures run by merchants and hirelings, and takes them to His own house and His own house is a house of prayer. And in the Lords house we find the poor, the blind, the lame, the broken and the outcast. It’s a house of prayer and its a house of praise and there is healing its rafters. Which house do you belong to?

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