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. Matthew 21:13
When Jesus came to the Holy Temple, instead of finding a house of God, he found a Den of Thieves. Multiple people selling all kind of merchandise instead of respecting and honoring God.
How many of our churches these day have become a “Den of Thieves”? Is your church you attend today one? This has been one of the primary failures of religion, man continues to worship money instead of worshiping God.
(Matthew 26:13) “And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.”
Judas is probably the most notorious thief in history, a chosen disciple of Jesus, only to sell him out for 30 lousy pieces of silver. Judas had the opportunity of a lifetime to be in the inner circle of our Messiah, rather he followed his own lust for money, which he found couldn’t by him his own peace and ended up hanging himself.
How many false prophets and teachers nowadays are selling out Jesus for there own financial gain? We see them on TV and online everyday, bringing in millions of dollars to repeat scriptures that are in the Bible for free. It amazes me how far people are willing to go to make a buck, they believe they can even fool God, good luck with that.
(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.
As God told Jeremiah, he is watching all the churches and he knows all there perversions of the gospel. How foolish is it for these false prophets to believe they can rob Gods children and not go unpunished.
As Jesus said it will be easier for a camel to go thru the eye of a needle than a rich man pass thru heaven, why is that? Because at there very heart is the love of money and not the love of God.
(1 Corinthians 3:16) “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
When we accept Jesus as our Lord, we become the Temple of God. The spirit of God lives in us and we must make sure we don’t allow ourselves to become a “Den of Thieves” also. People should see Jesus living thru you and not the world. Jesus never wanted and never profited anything from the gospel.
As Jesus warned us of false prophets he also warned us about churches becoming Dens of Thieves, if this describes your church, get away from it, for God knows their corruption and they will be judged. Stay true to the real purpose of the gospel to lead people to Christ and not lead people to fund your bank account in Jesus name Amen