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MY HOUSE LIES IN RUINS!! ~THIS IS WHAT THE LORD SAYS

MY HOUSE LIES IN RUINS A. Brother
“Then the Word of the Lord came through the prophet Haggai: ‘Is it a time for you yourselves to be living in your paneled houses, while this house remains a ruin?” Haggai 1:3,4
“…and the whole remnant of the people obeyed the voice of the Lord their God and the message of the prophet Haggai… and the people feared the Lord.” Haggai 1:12
“This is what the Lord says: ‘Stand in the courtyard of the Lord’s house and speak to all the people of the towns of Judah who come to worship in the house of the Lord. Tell them everything I command you; do not omit a word. Perhaps they will listen and each will turn from his evil way.’ Jer. 26:2,3
“The priests, the prophets, and all the people heard Jeremiah speak these words in the house of the Lord. But as soon as Jeremiah finished telling all the people everything the Lord had commanded him to say, the priests, the prophets, and all the people seized him and said, ‘You must die!’ Jer. 26:7,8
The situation in the affluent societies of Ameri…

MISERABLE CHRISTIANS. ARE YOU CHASING "IT" INSTEAD OF CHRIST?

THE REAL BASIS OF CHRISTIAN DISCONTENT A. Brother
Why are so many Christians, in fact the vast majority of us today, so discontented?  We never seem to be satisfied with where we are, or what’s happening to us.  We’re always singing “Over the Rainbow” with Judy Garland. 
“Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high, There's a land that I heard of once in a lullaby.
Somewhere over the rainbow skies are blue, And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.
Someday I'll wish upon a star and wake up where the clouds are far behind me. Where troubles melt like lemon drops, away above the chimney tops That's where you'll find me.
Somewhere over the rainbow, bluebirds fly. Birds fly over the rainbow.  Why then, oh why can't I?
If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow, why, oh why can't I?”
A very sad song, in my opinion, though beautiful and haunting.  It is the song of perennial discontent, the sad song of humanity.  Longing, searching, never finding.
We are disconte…