HOUSE OF GODS
“And the man Micah had an house of gods, and made an ephod, and teraphim, and consecrated one of his sons, who became his priest” [Judges 17:5]
1. Micah built a house of gods.
The Bible says: “In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes” [Judges 17:6] After some years in the Promised Land, Israel departed from God and every man “did that which was right in his own eyes”. In their new found prosperity, the people kicked against their God, as it is written: “But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he forsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation” [Deuteronomy 32:15] As gross darkness covered the land, a house of gods sprang up in the house of Micah. This son of Belial stole money from his mother, for which she placed a curse on him [Judges 17:2] When he returned the money, mother and son conspired to pollute the land with idols, as it is written: “Yet he restored the money unto his mother; and his mother took two hundred shekels of silver, and gave them to the founder, who made thereof a graven image and a molten image: and they were in the house of Micah” [Judges 17:4] Micah made his son a priest and got a Levite to preside over his abomination [Judges 17:12]
2. This generation is drifting in stormy waters.
The Light of God is gradually going out in Western Europe and America. The nations that God favoured have forsaken His precepts. Those who took the Bible round the globe are trapped in mirror of darkness. The Church they helped to propagate is infested by house of gods. Every denomination is right in her eyes and every preacher is law to himself. The flocks are like sheep without shepherd and every man is right in his own way. Prophecy is fulfilled, as it is written: “…in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy…” [2 Timothy 3:1-9] There are “Micahs” in every city and house of gods on every street. The sheer number of these abominations is proof that organized Church is fast falling into deep slumber. Present Truth is far from her pulpits as she swims in murky waters of strong delusion, of which it is written: “And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness” [2 Thessalonians 2:11-12]
3. Micah was a thief.
Thus says the Lord: “Thou shalt not steal” [Exodus 20:15] Satan is the ultimate thief who came: “…to steal, and to kill, and to destroy… [John 10:10] His seed are in priestly robes, presiding over house of gods. Jesus Christ planted His Church on the Rock, not a stash of stolen money. Thus says the Lord: “…thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” [Matthew 16:18] The “Rock” is the revelation of Jesus as Christ, the Messiah [Matthew 16:16] Every parish planted outside the revelation of Jesus Christ is a house of gods and den of thieves. Every local assembly built with borrowed or stolen funds is a business venture for trading in souls of men [Revelation 13: 11-13] Every house of gods is a platform for deception, where men of corrupt minds celebrate gain over godliness, as it is written: “…men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself” [1 Timothy 6:5] House of gods are shameful spots in the fold, they are clouds without water; “…carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots” [Jude 1:12]
4. Micah sinned unto death.
God said to Moses: “And take thou unto thee Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office, even Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron’s sons” [Exodus 28:1] When Micah made his son a priest, he sinned unto death by usurping the sovereign right of God to ordain priests [1 John 5:16] To feather their nests, Micahs in this generation make priests out of every available hand. Those so “ordained” contrary to divine injunction, wear dishonoured robes, for it is written: “… no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron” [Hebrews 5:4] God made a distinction between priests and Levites. Priests minister before God in the Holy Place and Holy of Holies. Levites minister in the outer court, slaughtering goats and receiving offerings from the people. Levites serve tables, priests are called; “…to prayer, and to the ministry of the word” [Acts 6:4]
5. Come out of house of gods.
Thus says the Lord: “…Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues” [Revelation 18:4] Do not be deceived, house of gods are out there. Check out where you fellowship, try the spirit, as it is written: “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world” [1John 4:1] Your life is precious to God, do not mortgage it to that thief in cassock. Take heed you are not trapped in stomach ministry of a Levite turned priest. Tell that impostor, it is written: “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” [Matthew 6:33] Salvation of Christ is not slavery, come out of the house of gods. Find a parish where Present Truth is preached. Thus says the Lord: “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” [Matthew 11:28] God loves you, irrespective of race, status or gender. Accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour.