Everyone Needs 3 Homes

I wish someone could tell me what it is about home.  I mean really.  The other day I was gone all day doing important ministry tasks.  When I got home the first thing I did was eat.  The second thing I did was sit down in my chair and put my feet up.  I thought to myself, “Home”.

According to Dr. Adrian Rogers there are three homes that a person should be concerned with.  Let’s take a look at them.

I. A Family Home – Genesis 2:23-24, “And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.  Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”

How is your family?  You say it is fine; but, what would God say about your family.  We need fathers who will lead their homes as a servant leader and not a tyrant.  We need mothers who will be submissive to God and their husbands.  I know this is a word that is unpopular; but, it is the truth.  We need children that are trained in the ways of our Holy God to love Him.

II. A Church Home – Hebrews 10:24-25, “And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:  Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”

The Church is our support group so to speak.  It is a hospital for the spiritually wounded.  It is a birthing center for new Christians.  It is a spiritual buffet for those who hunger and thirst for righteousness.

III.  A Heavenly Home – John 14:2-3, “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”

There is only one way to be heir to a Heavenly home.  You and I must know Jesus Christ as our Saviour.  We must realize that we have sinned against God and we must confess our sin to Him calling upon Him in prayer.  If we are sorry for our sin and not just sorry we got caught we can be saved.  We just turn from our sin to trust Jesus Christ as our Saviour.  The Bible tells us in Romans 10:13, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”  It is simple; but, you must do it for yourself.

So, how are you doing?

 

Bring Back The Glory 2

Today will be our next thought on “Bring Back The Glory”.  As I was reading II Chronicles 5 I came to verse 2 and again my mind began to think.

Look at II Chronicles 5:2-3, “Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the chief of the fathers of the children of Israel, unto Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the city of David, which is Zion.  Wherefore all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto the king in the feast which was in the seventh month.”

My next thought is that in order to “Bring Back The Glory” we need to call an assembly.  I heard the other day that 70% (seventy) of our teenagers are leaving the Church and are not returning.  This is sad and it is staggering.  Part of the reason is that they don’t see any visible working in our lives so why would they want what we have.  It is sad; but, true.

The home we have here on earth is temporary like the wilderness tabernacle was to Israel.  It was still vital to them.  Then there was the temple which was a more permanent structure.  If the tabernacle or the temple procedure were not followed there were consequences.  It is the same in our lives.  We need to be calling an assembly of the entire family and get back to worshiping and serving God like we once did.

So, how are you doing?

Bring Back The Glory 1

The other day I had a thought that I could not get out of my mind.  Come to find out it is a song by Steve Green.  “Bring Back The Glory” is the name of the song.  As  I was reading my Bible I read II Chronicles 5:1, “Thus all the work that Solomon made for the house of the LORD was finished: and Solomon brought in all the things that David his father had dedicated; and the silver, and the gold, and all the instruments, put he among the treasures of the house of God.”

The thought hit me that if we are going to “Bring Back The Glory” then we are going to have to align ourselves with the Scriptures.  In order to “Bring Back The Glory” we must put our house in order.  I don’t mean clean the house and sweep.  I mean we need to get our home in order.

We need to make sure that we are in a right relationship with God first and foremost.  If we are not then you can bank on it that we will not see God’s glory manifested.  When I talk about this I mean when you know He is there like in the Old Testament when His glory descended upon the tabernacle.  I don’t know about you; but, I long for that again.  It is possible for sure.

So, how are you doing?

Foundation 2

Yesterday we talked about the foundations upon which we build our house.  I am thankful for a concrete slab under our house.  We spend far too much time worrying about our “house” and we tend to neglect our “home”.  Did you see what I said here?  It is good to take care of your “house”; but, do not neglect your “home”.  Someone told me one time, “If you don’t take care of your wife someone else will.”  Good counsel.

When I read Matthew 7 I think of not only a real, literal house; but, I think of home after home that has been collapsed by the storms of life coming in wave upon wave.  If we know and apply the counsel of God’s Word then the storms of life will not have the same effect on our home as they do others.  It takes work!  It is worth it, I promise.  You do want to hear our Father say, “Well done thou good and faithful servant”.

Look at Matthew 7:24, “Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:”  So, friend what are you building your “home” upon?  Remember Jesus is our Rock.  Build upon Him.

So, how are you doing?