THE ZEAL OF THINE HOUSE HAST EATEN ME UP
The Holy City of New Jerusalem is called a “Tabernacle,” a “Temple,” and a “City.” It is actually all three. The throne of God and of our Christ will be the glory of the “City.” It will be a “Holy of Holies” and also the city of many mansions where the Bride lives forever. David, the great singer and songwriter, concluded his masterpiece, Psalms 23, with the following words. “and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.” (Psalms 23: 6) In modern language, “New Jerusalem” is a church, the House of God.
In the great days of the New Testament, God’s House was a sacred and holy place. You can easily determine the fallen state of society by the loss of a love for God’s House. Our generation has reduced the church to a clubhouse or barnyard. Dressing for church has become almost non-existent. I have watched bare-footed people with a baby in their arms step to a sacred place of worship and lead the singing. Ministers will step behind the pulpit like a drug-induced rock singer would sing a song by demonic powers.
Satan has determined to blaspheme everything that represents the Creator, our God Jehovah. Every truth of the Holy Bible is being blasphemed by evil designs. Every day you can watch humans going deeper into the mire with desecration of the holy. Holy marriage is being blasphemed by same-sex imitation marriages. The human body is on display like animal meat, hung up for sale. What began as a modern day correction of the Scripture (falsely stated) has become an utter display of Bible compromises too silly to name.
Jesus Christ was our perfect example of love for the sacred House of God. When He entered the Temple and saw the abomination, He became the mighty Prophet that He was. “And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers’ money, and overthrew the tables; and said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father’s house an house of merchandise. And his disciples remembered that it was written, the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.” (John 2:15-17) What an example of His purity in all matters of the Holy.
I have never seen a genuine conversion, someone truly delivered from the sickness of sin, which did not cause them to love God’s House passionately. The sweet Psalmist of Israel wrote by the Spirit, “Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing.” (Psalms 92:13-14) The Holy City of New Jerusalem will be the temple of God for all eternity. The Bride will dwell in mansions of “beauty rare” and will welcome the saved of the earth to behold the grandeur of the city and worship in His Holy Temple.