Do not make the Lord's House into a den
Luke 19:45,46 - And he entered into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold, saying unto them, It is written, And my house shall be a house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of robbers.
If we are week in the flesh and keep falling, even a little effort and the Lord will take it along way and bring us out of our weakness. He overlooks our weaknesses and works in us to make us to what He has set as an example in Jesus.
But there are some things which are very dear to the Lord and that is, His Church. His Church is His Body and that Body carries His Name, and at no cost will the Lord allow His Name to be let low.
If we fall and say we fell because of our weaknesses, the Lord understands. But when we fall because of our weaknesses and say the Hand of the Lord was short and He could not help, that angers the Lord.
His Word is dear to Him because anyone pointing that it is not true, points to God as not true and throws dirt on His holiness. God alone is Holy and there is none in all creation in the Heavens or below who is Holy.
Even thou people know that ChristMass (Christmas) has nothing to do with the nativity of Jesus yet people will not hold back on the celebration just because they want to celebrate; relating it to the birth of Jesus is just an excuse.
If we did not know when Jesus was born then we would have had an excuse to celebrate this on any other day. But when the Bible tells us that it was in September that Jesus was born can we have an excuse? What are we doing celebrating His birth in December and that to an the birthday of some Roman sun god?
Even before Jesus was born the birth of Jesus was celebrated because it fell on the Feast of Trumpets. Without the knowledge of the people the Lord had already announced the day of His coming as man through Moses.
If you are celebrating ChristMass on the 25th of December there is no problem provided you are okay with celebrating a Mass. But if we are celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ on that day, we are accusing the Word of God as not true. This Truth has been suppressed by the Church since long just because they want to make the Lord's House into a den of pleasures of the flesh and commerce.
If you know the Truth, do not wait for the Lord to drive you out of His House by continuing this corruption.
The real celebration of birth of Jesus is by celebrating the Feast of Trumpets. A trumpet symbolizes announcing a very important message. This message is a message of His glory in the Heavens and of hope and peace on earth.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You set all things in place from the foundation of creation when You became a sacrifice for your people. In the time of Moses to wrote in the shadow but through your Spirit which we received through Jesus Christ, You bought this to light. Lord, we are weak in the flesh but let not this flesh destroy us by bringing us into your wrath. Help us Lord to overcome this flesh, harden not our hearts but by your grace deliver us...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scripture ]
1 Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.
2 Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.
3 Blow up the trumpet in the new moon [symbolizing grace through man - Christ] , in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.
24 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month [September], in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation.
25 Ye shall do no servile work therein: but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD.
26 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
27 Also on the tenth day of this seventh month [the night Jesus was born] there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD.
28 And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before the LORD your God.
14 Three times thou shalt keep a feast unto me in the year.
15 Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread: (thou shalt eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded thee, in the time appointed of the month Abib; for in it thou camest out from Egypt: and none shall appear before me empty:) [Passover - Resurrection Sunday/ Feast of Unleavened Bread]
16 And the feast of harvest, the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou hast sown in the field [Pentecost /Feast of Weeks] : and the feast of ingathering, which is in the end of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field [Feast of the Tabernacle - the most probable day of His coming back].
17 Three times in the year all thy males shall appear before the Lord GOD.
16 Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and they shall not appear before the LORD empty:
17 Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which he hath given thee.
9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
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