We have observed and are present at many “House of the Father” in the district. Many Pastors have actually turned the glorious and consecrate place of God haven into literary a “House of Merchandise”. (John 2:16).
They have made “a corporation” out of independence of the Father House which support and conceptualize liberty and openness of Jesus Christ’s salvation to serve God at the most high. They began to masquerade and simply indirectly tag the church as an “organization” which mean in a commercial belief to survive in secular application through making an earning and monetary priority to continue its existence; a worldly mean of trading and generating profit in a divine calling on a spiritual leading edge and expansion. Everything needs money to operate and there is no free ride into God activity. Meanwhile the worshippers in the sanctuary are view as an exchange “commodity”. These people can come and go but the church building will be here forever!
2 Peter 2:3 NIV “In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping
But GOD house is not a place of merchandise or a place that donor or giver come in to exchange goods for “peace or trade business in furtherance channel or network” making money from/or for the salvation of GOD. It is a rest that people draw closer to worship and pray to God. (Matt 21:13, Mar 11:17, Luke 19:46) A holy place and safe haven that need protection and covering for all people (Isa 56:6-7), to progress the “greater in us” than of the world. The hurtful, needy and poor that have surrender their life to Christ for a refuge, to equip and indoctrinate them for healthier faith and up-close concern by making them strong to carry on their test of pilgrim while in this world. (Eph 6:13-18)(Heb 11:13) For the salvation of God is free and direct entrée and the veil was torn away for that purpose. (Rom 3:24)
As observed some carnal rich churches activity being carry forward must have funds and assets to involve and participate into God business, service and responsibility. Those who want to grow and partake to this church expensive mission and enjoyment require capital to contribute. Hence exclusive trips, extravaganza tours and church camps are plan on high end resort furthermore making those unaffordable partial and being ostracize, feeling belittle and cause division into the Kingdom of GOD. There has been selling of foods, drinks and merchandise of books and other gifts item. This only can be bought over at a church book stores. There even a “member” and “non-member” price tag. In every end of the sermon there is an advertisement on CD sermons and tapes of the preacher are sold at exorbitance profit percentage whereas they could be sold at cost or given as donation to the congregation. Charitable (love in action) place has no longer in place such as library for free books distribution and CD rental has been diminishing, depleting and even non existence because of earnings decision. Unprofitable activity and function has been totally scrapped out in the planning and itinerary of the church. This has further cause burden to the poor and those that truly want to get closer to God in relationship and responsibility to serve HIM. The domination and corruption of this world has move stealthily stealing those independence to bring in more tests and challenges to serve GOD.
Instead those leaders submitting to GOD in word and faith, they present stumbling-block and those individual challenges to their ideas has been view as a threat to the authority that being placed over them.
Service and commitment can only be accredited to monetary contribution and economical standard of an individual. Ultimately the church is only a place for the rich and affordable one. The worldly prosperity and commercial principle will slowly creep in and transform the GOD HEAD principles of Jesus Christ church into an entertainment outlet and social fiesta an “exclusive club” and “social channel” just for the elite family member to the church and religious bigotry package to cater for their spiritual requirements and needs.
Just like an expensive club house even to have the privilege of serving in the special allocated position of teaching and worship place you need to fulfilled part of the monetary requirement and man-made constitution to allow one to participate in this sacred position. Most of the time only “cronies” and “nepos” are allowed to serve this position. Thus conviction, faith and spirit-filled individual are no longer the chosen priority. This has brought into remembrance of the past reproached by Jesus Christ on how the poor both in spirit and less in material possession being treated when comes in. These under privilege were being selected and served to the lowest of the seat while the rich and wealthy are being directed to the best of the church chosen place.
Even the church parking place is now being specially fixed for the similarity of the President, Vice-President, and Head of the Department, Senior Manager and Staffs in choice with favoritism. This has totally segregated the Kingdom of GOD in this perspective. Aren’t all of us is view as equal children in the Kingdom of GOD? Why is this happening within and across the Kingdom of God? This has also been foretold in the Bible at the end of the days; many will come and deceived even to the very GOD house even right to the Elders and Elites.
In reality church is an assembly place and final frontier in preparation for us towards the coming huge gathering of our LORD Jesus Christ in heaven. (Heb 10:25) We are being discipline thoroughly and developing our skill to acquire our talent for the favor and liking of GOD. GOD will not approve those who discipline and focus success towards His kingdom expansion by making lots of money and fund which will be corrupted by time. But it is by giving freely the salvation of the LORD while trusting GOD on small scale to touch life and transform life from this earth until to the very colossal mansion of GOD in heaven.
If GOD want to save someone two thousand years ago, Jesus did not need to come in through poor, wretched and broken manner. Christ could just come in bearing the mighty FLAG of GOD in the most rich grandeur, wealthy eminent, influence power of position and gigantic army to establish HIS very Kingdom. GOD could stir and elected the High Priest to establish His Kingdom those days instead by just sending a carpenter boy to do His job in a disgusted mission. It is for this purpose He is showing to the people that He can make a church out from a “fisherman” rather making a church out from the “riches of this world, entity and renowned man”.
GOD does not look at our skills to make more money and forte in HIS Kingdom to save more life. But GOD do sure look at our ability to weight and touch life over people to His Kingdom salvation. Remember GOD does not need our money to save more populace. But it does need our abundance relationship, connectivity, love, grace and mercy to touch and swirl life to the open salvation of the LORD Jesus Christ. (1Cor 13:13) As in history of the Bible GOD only required twelve (12) faithful spirit-filled individual to wrestle the whole world and make a church foundation out from it. He did not need a twelve (12) very rich and influential, acquisitive and truthful in GOD subject to establish His purpose back then. True salvation belongs to the LORD it is He who would allow such an individual to be saved and partaker into His glorious salvation. Who are we to be “GOD” refused to relinquish our church office position and power in the church when the time is due? (John 10:34-35) (Psalms 82)
Salvation of God is NOT a number game as in church sales and commercial expansion and business development, but it is the TARGET of the SPIRITUAL PURPOSE working in us as Holy Spirit pleases in GOD house. (1Cor 12:13, 18, 1Cor 15:38, Col 3:11)
“CHRISTIANITY was NOT brought up by a big huge Commercialize Churches, but it was definitely developed by a “cohesiveness and unification oneness of GOD spirit filled purpose” and ‘binding love of GOD conviction in each’ and of ‘every body of the Temple Spirit of GOD’ within us. It is through that ‘massive assembly’ that the names of CHRISTIANITY were being made prominence.” ~ D.N. Yuen