Placing Our House Sale Into God’s Hands
10 Most Unusual Houses In The World
Buying a house is a pretty big deal. For most people, buying a house is a pretty huge investment. It’s not buying a suit or a pair of shoes, you can’t just throw it away; it’s a commitment. For this reason, many people spend a lot of time and money finding the perfect house for their needs.
However, as we all know, everyone has different needs and desires, and what exactly they are vary so completely from person to person that sometimes finding the perfect house requires one to step outside the box.
Some people buy houses just to tear them down and start again, others lean towards a particular design whether it’s contemporary or traditional, and then there are the few others that lean towards the simply unusual.
Houses are a representation of your personality, so it comes to no surprise that some people (with personalities a little too big for the plain ole’ house to contain) take their houses to the next level of uniqueness. In today’s world, if you can dream it, you can build it. So let’s take a look at some of the most bizarre houses from around the world.
10. Space Ship House, Chattanooga, Tennessee: $119,000
This house is practically famous, having been featured in several newspapers, magazines and televisions shows, including HGTV.
The house is suspended on six cement pillars, between which you can park your car (or hovercraft?) The front steps resemble a staircase that has been lowered from the ship and there are plenty small, square windows encircling the house that give it even more of a spacey feel.
The house has 2,000 square feet of living space, three bedrooms and two full baths. It’s also located in a very scenic spot, right beside the Tennessee river; the perfect scene for any sci-fi enthusiast!
9. The Shoe House: $127,000
There was an old lady, that lived in a shoe… and well, you know how the story goes. However, in reality, there is a shoe house. The real-life shoe house, that was built in 1948 by extravagant millionaire Colonel Mahlon M.
Haines, was originally a giant structural advertisement for Haines’ business. The generous Colonel Mahlon C.Haines, who was known as the “Shoe Wizard of York”, used to invite the elderly to stay in the house and live “kings and queens” at his expense.
The house is 45 feet in length, 17 feet wide and 25 feet high, with two bathrooms, three bedrooms, a living room and a kitchen, located on five various levels. It has been renovated recently and now operates as a museum in memory of the extravagant Colonel Mahlon M. Haines.
8. The Nautilus House, Mexico City: $218,000
This shell-inspired house located near Mexico City was designed by Mexican architect Javier Senosiain of Arquitectura Organica. Senosiain, who is inspired by the work of Lloyd Wright and Gaudí, built this building as part of a concept that he calls “Bio-Architecture”.
This is the idea that architecture based around organic, natural forms bring us back to our local history, tradition and cultural roots as we work to live in harmony with nature, rather than against it. The house was built for a young family with two children who were tired of living in a conventional home.
The imaginative house features a striking entry-way cut into a wall of colourful stained glass. All its features flow seamlessly together to reflect the natural contours of a shell.
7. The Mushroom House, Cincinnati, Ohio: $349,000
The Mushroom House, also known as the Tree House, is located in the Hyde Park section of Cincinnati, OH. It was designed by architect Terry Brown, a professor of Architecture and Interior Design at the University of Cincinnati.
The house was created in collaboration with the assistance of university students, and is an ornately fanciful home built between 1992 and 2006 and it served as the architect’s secondary residence.
In 2006, it was announced that the house was for sale, and unfortunately in 2008, the architect Terry Brown passed away.
For this project the architect started using a variety of materials; wood, colored glass, shell, ceramics, and various metals, crafting them into some amazing irregular shapes reminiscent of those in nature.
The structure of this unusual house provides a variety of unusual, sensuous experiences in colors, shapes, sounds, volume, enclosures, and textures.
Terry Brown made it seem simple to embody the movement of music and nature within a built environment, and as a sign of appreciation, his work was exhibited at the National Building Museum, Contemporary Arts Center.
It also was featured in books and periodicals worldwide, including REWARD.
6. Dog Bark Inn, Cottonwood, Idaho: $1 Million
dogs? Well why not live in one! Or not.
Maybe you could just visit the Dog Bark Inn and stay a night or two, for the fun of it! The Dog Bark Inn is a Beagle shaped house that was created by chainsaw artists, Dennis Sullivan and Frances Conklin, in 2003.
The couple who made a living from carving folk-style dogs from wood and selling them, invested their hard-earned money in this property where anyone can book a room in the two-bedroom suite.
5. The Toilet-shaped House: $1.1 Million
I don’t know why you would ever want to live in the toilet, but Sim Jae-Duck apparently thought it was a good idea. The late mayor of Suwon, South Korea, Sim, who was apparently born in a restroom, built this toilet-shaped two-story home to celebrate the 2007 inaugural meeting of the World Toilet Association.
The association works to help provide clean, efficient and working sanitation system for more than 2 billion living without toilets.
The house is 4,520 sq ft, with a large roof-top balcony that is accessible from a staircase that arises from the “toilet-drain” and has a glass-walled bathroom where the windows can be turned opaque for the occupants’ privacy.
4. VW Beetle House: $1.4 Million
The Beetle House is located in Gigi near Salzburg, Austria. The house was designed by Master Builder Markus Voglreiter, and if you haven’t gathered already, it’s inspired by the Volkswagen Beetle car.
The owners bought a conventional 70’s style home and completely renovated it. The house was completed in 2003 and is an eco-friendly and energy efficient house.
Voglreiter later built a similar style building as a restaurant and bar nearby, called “The Car. Das Auto”.
3. The Fallingwater, Pennsylvania: $155,000 (1935) – $2,695,716 (2014)
The beautiful Fallingwater, in Pennsylvania, U.S.A. is built over a waterfall. The house was designed in 1935 for by Frank Lloyd Wright for the Kauffman family.
The Kaufmann family, who owned the very popular (at the time) Kaufmann Department store, used to vacation beside the Bear stream in a small cabin.
They then decided that they wanted to modernise and hired Wright, an American architect and lover of nature to design this beautiful building. Ironically, they’re so close to the waterfall, that it’s hard to even see it!
2. The Steel House, Ransom Canyon,Texas: $3 Million
The Steel House, in Ransom Canyon, Texas was designed by architect and sculptor Robert Bruno. The unusual looking house, that vaguely resembles some type of pig- creature, took Bruno 23 years to build and is made 110 tons of steel.
Shortly before Bruno’s death, the Steel House was featured in an episode of Texas Country Reporter with Bob Phillips. In 2013, the Steel House made another debut in Vogue.
It’s considered to be a piece of art by many, with Bruno often referring to himself as an “architectural sculptor artist”.
1. Palace of Bubbles: $9 Million
The Palace of Bubbles is situated on the southwest coast of France. This house was designed by Antti Lovag, who is known for his rebellion against traditional architectural structures.
Lovag rethinks architecture by dismissing the need for angles and straight lines, and instead favouring curves and contours in order to bring about a unified atmosphere between the home and its natural environment, an environment full of rock croppings that rarely sees angles and straight lines.
The building has 12,916 sq ft of living space and has 28 rooms, all of which are round with round beds. Many of the rooms have floor to ceiling carpeting, and lighting that changes with the time of day.
The building is often used for festival parties and other grand events.The unique building has already been deemed a historical monument by France’s Ministry of Culture, even though it’s not yet even 50 years old.
God Chose This Home for You
Your address is not a coincidence.
Where you live — house, townhome, duplex, apartment, or dorm — is not ultimately a consequence of your budget, your stage of life, or your commute. You live where you live because God has deliberately, sovereignly placed you here. The long series of events, decisions, and circumstances that led you here really did lead you here. He brought you home one detail at a time.
The God who made the world, and everything in it, as Paul preached at Mars Hill, “made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us” (Acts 17:26–27).
God not only knit you together in your mother’s womb; he also sovereignly orchestrated all the places you would call home — the periods and boundaries of your “dwelling place.” You do not have a home by accident. Your home is an invitation from God to seek God, and a commission from God to help others seek God.
Five Dreams for Our Home
Our family’s address changed in the last few weeks. We only moved three short miles away, but we have felt the weight of leaving our last (and first) home behind. And we have felt the joy of making this new house our home (even with the joys of painting and moving wearing off more quickly).
The move has given us a fresh opportunity to think and dream and pray about having a home. Why do we have a home? What do we want to happen inside these walls? What will the legacy be of our years here, however many years we end up living here? As a family who believes in Jesus, obeys Jesus, and loves Jesus above all else, how do we make the most of this home?
The questions are all too big for us on our own, so we take them to God and let him speak. The verses below are shaping how our family intends to steward our home, and inspiring us to make it an outpost for ministry, rather than a retreat from our mission.
1. May we build our home on Christ and nothing less
Of all the things that might show up on an inspection report, foundation issues are the worst. If you decide to buy a house with a bad foundation, you’re signing up to suffer a host of serious problems throughout your home, or you’re signing up to pay tens of thousands of dollars to have the foundation fixed. Most buyers simply walk away from a bad foundation, and for good reason.
If Christians are ever going to maintain and steward a home in a meaningful way, we must build our house on Christ. Regardless of whether we own or rent, whether we have lived here for 25 years or a few days, we have the opportunity to rebuild the foundation under our spiritual feet.
Jesus tells the parable,
“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.
And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.
” (Matthew 7:24–27)
If you’ve been living on sand, start pouring God’s word into the foundation underneath you and your family. As strong and secure as most modern homes may seem, many of them are quietly crumbling from the inside out because we’ve neglected the words of and about Jesus in Scripture.
We subtly (or overtly) build homes on comfort, privacy, entertainment, and safety, without making room for God himself to speak. Then when the rains of various trials fall, or the floods of crises come, or the winds of life beat against us, the once strong house suddenly falls apart.
Build your home, instead, on the Rock. Allow his voice to be the regular stabilizing, guiding, shaping, correcting, and comforting foundation under your lives.
2. May we hold this home loosely
Even hours into living in our new home, the temptation emerges to idolize the familiarity, comfort, and security a home brings. We are walking into our second home with eyes wide open to the reality that God may take away this home a year from now, or he may call us away from this home at any time for the sake of his kingdom.
Just as he has graciously and lovingly given, he may graciously and lovingly take away (Job 1:21). We bless his name today, and we resolve to bless him if and when a harder day comes.
Jesus says some of us will lose houses because we decided to follow him,
“Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel, who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come eternal life.” (Mark 10:29–30)
We may lose a house because of Christ, but we will never be losers in the process. However much we lose for his sake in this life, we receive a hundredfold now because of him — and infinitely more in eternity. For all those thousands upon thousands of years, having lost a house in this life will suddenly look and feel having lost a favorite pen or pencil.
So, enjoy this home, but hold it loosely.
3. May we make our home a home for others
When God gives us a home, he wants to care for our immediate family, but he also has other people in mind. The New Testament makes clear that God wants every Christian home — whether we are single, married, or parents — to be a home for people outside our home. Sometimes literally and physically, often more spiritually and emotionally.
Paul charges every home owner (or renter), “Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality” (Romans 12:13). Hebrews adds, “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers” (Hebrews 13:2). Show hospitality. Meaning, wherever you call home, bring people home with you — and use your home to serve the needs of others.And do the harder, even impossible work of showing hospitality without grumbling (1 Peter 4:9) — without complaining about cleaning the home, or making extra food, or changing our plans, or being inconvenienced.
Grumble-free hospitality and generosity will produce “the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing” (2 Corinthians 2:15–16) — the distinct and beautiful smell we all want filling our homes.
4. May we prioritize our true family
Among all the people we might bring into our home, the Bible calls us to prioritize one group above the rest — perhaps even more than our biological families.
Paul says, “Let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.
” (Galatians 6:9–10). Especially to other lovers of Jesus.
When asked about his biological family, Jesus says, “‘Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?’ And stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said, ‘Here are my mother and my brothers! For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother’” (Matthew 12:46–50). He also tells us to honor our parents and to provide for our biological families, but with a special burden for those who love and obey him with us.
You not only live in a home, or own a home; you are being made, with lots of other believers, into a home: “You yourselves living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 2:5). Let your home be a catalyst for that kind of spiritual building, joining, and maturing within the family of faith.
5. May we remember that this home is not our home
While we may live here for a season — five years, 25 years, maybe even 50 years — this is a temporary living situation.
Our earthly home is not our true home, because we have a better home, and an abiding one, in heaven (Hebrews 10:34). “Our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ” (Philippians 3:20).
If we love, follow, and serve Christ, wherever we live in this world, we know we belong somewhere else.That does not mean we cannot treasure these four walls. God has chosen these walls, for these days, specifically for us — for the sake of his glory through us and our joy in him.
It does mean that we live inside these walls and care for these walls with hearts set on our final and everlasting home.
As you enjoy this dwelling place for this allotted time, prepare your heart and family to live forever at home with the Lord.
Where to Buy and Find Indoor Houseplants
You can buy and find houseplants for sale from a good many places these days, there are positive and negatives to each which we will explore in the sections below.
First here are a few houseplant buying tips that can be used no matter where you decide to buy from.
- Inspect it. Look for problems before buying, if badly damaged or infested with bugs pick another. Check the soil too, it should look soil and smell neutral, if it looks disgusting or has a rotten foul smell to it, again pick another.
- Take care when you buy in Winter.If you are buying something online you don't know how the delivery company are going to store the plant over night and a cold spell or frost could be disastrous. Equally lf you're picking it up from a store be careful not to keep it outdoors for too long.
- A true “bargain” is rare.In most cases the price has been reduced because something is wrong. Unless you're confident dealing with sick plants, in general it's probably best to give it a miss. If you're happy to gamble, a very cheap sick plant is sometimes still worth a punt – Be brave!
- Although bargains are unusual, you can get lucky.Plants are funny things to look at sometimes and inexperienced retail staff might discount drastically with a sale sticker thinking it's on the way out when all it actually needs is a good watering. Other times the staff think because the blooms are fading it's another sign the plant is going south. Flowers do not last forever, but with patience and correct care they'll probably come back again.
- Don't buy a plant because “it looks nice”……when you know you won't be able to give it the correct growing conditions in your home. It won't look nice for long if you do!
- Don't buy a plant just becauseit has a fantastic container. We've seen some awfully designed pots, no drainage holes, crazy shapes, full of different types all with different needs etc. The plant is the point, the container is the dressing.
- Ask for help.If you aren't sure about something or you need help it's worth asking a nearby staff member. The knowledge is often there you just need to access it. Obviously if you're shown a Peace Lily when you've asked to see an Aloe Vera smile politely and back away slowly.
- You get what you pay for. A large well grown plant may have taken years to get to that size, so basically you are paying for the space, effort and care taken to grow it. A tiny young plant for sale will almost always be cheaper than a large counterpart. If money is an issue, go for the small plant, which will grow in your home as you do. Literally. Give it a name and treat it a child and it could reward you with quirks and its beauty for years (if not decades) to come.
This is becoming an increasingly common way to buy. It's quick, convenient and a fantastic way to get hold of rare or hard to find house plants. The clear disadvantage is that you are buying “blind” you have no idea what the actual plant they're packing up and sending to you actually looks .
Buy from a reputable online retailer, be skeptical of any offers or “sales” sounding to good to be true and always, always, ALWAYS read the description of what you're buying. Never assume the plant in the picture is the one you're literally going to get or assume that it's truly representative of what will be sent.
- The best place to quickly find rare or unusual houseplants
- Outstanding overall range
- With postage and packing costs to consider, it can be an expensive way to buy
- You're buying unseen
- Often inconvenient to return plants if they fail
Examples of places to shop: – (UK) House of Plants, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com
Garden Centre and Nurseries
The Garden Centre or independent Nursery is normally the best place to buy good quality houseplants.
The people selling them should be knowledgeable and keen to assist you where possible, you've obviously gone there to look for a plant and by golly they'll sell you one if possible.
The business depend on the income generated from selling each and everyone of these plants and because they might have been in the shop for some time before being sold, they'll be well taken care.
- Excellent quality
- Well cared for
- Advice on hand
- Usually good refund or exchange policy if plants fail
- Varied and diverse range
- Often located town and therefore not in easy walking distance
- “Bargains” and discounts can be rare
This may seem a strange place to buy houseplants, but seeing as many Supermarkets sell all kinds of things these days it probably isn't overly surprising you can find plants for sale too.
They tend to be incredibly cheap, but the range is often limited, quickly changes and the stock may not be of great quality.
- Very cheap
- Bargains or deals to be had
- Usually good refund or exchange policy if plants fail
- Sometimes sold as “gifts” or “presents” so they're presented in beautiful, “ready to give” containers
- Quality can be poor
- Limited or no staff knowledge about plants
- Basic range
These tend to be shops which focus almost exclusively on plants and quite often are in an area with lots of passing trade.
Their reputation is paramount to their survival and the owners have to pay heavy rents for such a popular location. With this in mind you may pay a little more than in other places, but because the expertise on hand will be exceptional they're definitely a strong contender for one of the best places to buy houseplants.
The photo here (and in the introduction above) is of a shop in the city of Bristol (England) called The Flowerman that we literally discovered by walking past. The design of the store was gorgeous and clearly the owners knew their stuff and had a keen eye for detail.
- Exceptional quality
- Fantastic advice and knowledge
- Will often have unusual and rare plants for sale
- Can be difficult to move large or heavy plants due to lack of nearby parking
- Not often a good place for “bargains”
An good high street store will stock a variety of well treated seasonal houseplants at inexpensive prices. However in our experience, in most department stores the plants are not the main focus of the shop, i.e. it might specialise in clothing or food and the plants are just an after thought or “add on” at the tills.
Therefore regrettably most plants in these places are not well looked after and dead or diseased plants are quite common. If you're looking for a particular plant this may not be the best place to start your search, however you could still find a good deal.
- Convenient way to buy
- Reasonably priced
- Quality is normally only average at best
- Limited or no staff knowledge about plants
- Only basic range consisting of common or popular varieties
These chain stores often have a “garden centre” or house decoration section, which will inevitably sell houseplants.
Prices are normally fair, and the selection varied. Quality is often excellent, although the staff members may not be well trained in “plants” and the care labels attached to the pots are often generic in their instructions.
- Good number of plants to choose from
- Often well looked after
- Usually good refund or exchange policy if plants fail
- Fair price
- Normally located town
- Limited or no staff knowledge about plants
- Only basic range of common or popular houseplants for sale
All aspects of a Market Stall tend to be average but don't let this put you off. You should inspect the plant well before purchase for signs of inferior stock or disease.
- Very good prices
- The sellers can be very knowledgeable about what they are selling
- Extremely limited range
- Difficult to return plants which fail
It's quite common at Fetes / Fairs to find amateur stalls selling garden plants but you may also find ones selling home grown indoor plants too. The selection however is often very limited and you will normally only find types which are very easy for the lay person to propagate, i.e. Spider Plants.
Prices can be quite varied although often a high proportion, if not all, of the sale price will go to the very reason for holding the Fete in the first place , i.e. to a charity or a school.
- Money raised is usually going to a good cause
- Good bargains can be found
- Very few house plants are sold at fates
- Quality will be unknown
Have we missed any? Where do you buy your houseplants from? Tell us in the comments below.
Also on Ourhouseplants.com
PROTESTANT HERESIES TODAY 1: – Making Houses for God to Dwell In (Houses of the Lord)
PROTESTANT HERESIES TODAY 1: – Making Houses for God to Dwell In (Houses of the Lord)
God does not dwell in temples made with human hands. A house of cement sand stones and wood is not a temple of God or a house of the Lord.
Acts 7:47-49: But Solomon built Him a house. However, the most High does not dwell in temples made with hands, as the prophet says, Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will build for Me? says the Lord: or what is the place of My rest?
God Does Not Dwell in Temples made with Human Hands
When the Children of Israel came Egypt through the wilderness, God used to walk in a tent and in a tabernacle
2 Sam 7:6: Whereas I have not dwelt in any house since the time that I brought up the children of Israel Egypt, even to this day, but have walked in a tent and in a tabernacle
The word used is ‘walk’ not ‘dwell’
King David desired to build a house for God to dwell in but God spoke to Nathan sending him to King David saying,
2 Sam 7:12-13: And when your days be fulfilled, and you shall sleep with your fathers, I will set up your seed after you, who shall proceed your bowels, and I will establish His kingdom. He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of His kingdom forever
Though Solomon, the son of King David built God a house to dwell in, in the above verse, God was not speaking of King David son Solomon but Jesus Christ His Son building Him a house. It was a prophecy.
2 Sam 7:14: I will be His father, and He shall be My Son
After building the house Solomon asked
1 King 8:27: But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain You; how much less this house that I have build?
The house Solomon built could not contain God.
Solomon built God a dwelling house but the Son of God was coming to build the true house with the throne of His kingdom forever. God could not dwell in a house made with human hands.Isaiah 66:1: Thus says the LORD, ‘Heaven is My throne, and the earth is My footstool: where is the house that you will build Me? And where is the place of My rest?
When the Son of God Jesus came to build God a house, this is what He said,
John 2:18-19: Then answered the Jews and said unto him, ‘What sign do You show us, seeing that You do these things? Jesus answered and said unto them, ‘Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up’
The Son of God was about to fulfill a prophecy; building God a temple.
Which temple was Jesus building?
John 2:21: But He spoke of the temple of His body
His body was the temple of God.
On the cross Jesus build God a temple making the body of humans the temple of God.
1 Cor 6:19: What? Know you not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which you have of God, and you are not your own?
For the body of humans to become house of God, a price had to be paid and Jesus paid it. After the cross God started dwelling in human’s body; His temples.
The dwelling in is the baptism with the Holy Spirit.
When God temple was built by Jesus, it was important for the cement sand stone wood house called the ‘temple’ built by Solomon to disappear. Because a temple build by God Himself could not co-exist with a temple made with human hands.
In 70 A.D, the Romans came down annihilated Israel and the temple build by Solomon was destroyed. Up to today, the temple has never being re-build since 70 A.D.
In the dispensation of grace, God does not dwell in houses of cement sand stone and wood made with human hands but in the body of a human being.
It is until the temple God is dwelling in today leaves the earth that the old Solomon temple will be re-build. Today, God is dwelling in the bodies of every person who accepts His Son, Jesus Christ.
God’s temple is living human body with flesh and blood not a dead house of cement sand stone and wood made with human hands.
See what the temple is and the body is the temple of God
PROTESTANT HERESIES TODAY 1: – Making houses of cement sand stones and wood with human hands for God to dwell in (houses of the Lord)
One of the biggest protestant heresies today is making houses of cement stone sand wood with human hands in the name of ‘God temples’, ‘churches’, ‘houses of the Lord’. It is a big heresy. Why?
1. Jesus Christ did not send any person to build Him houses in the name of temples/churches/houses of the Lord
If the gospel of Jesus Christ must be preached, it must be preach Jesus way.
Jesus Christ being the gospel (see what the gospel is) did not build any house of cement sand stone and wood in the name of a temple or church. He spend His enter ministry on the go preaching.
When He sent His servants to preach the gospel, He said,
Mk 16:15: Go you into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature
The word is ‘go’
No servant of Jesus Christ is send to build/open houses made with human hands in the name of temple, churches or houses of the Lord. Every Jesus Christ servant is send to ‘go’ not to ‘huddle’ or ‘commune’.
Even if you are an apostle, a prophet, an evangelist, a pastor, a teacher, you are send to ‘go’ not to build houses, huddle or commune Jesus being a good example. Jesus had all the five-fold ministries and He did not build/open a house in the name of a church or house of the Lord but He kept going.If Jesus did not build a house of cement sand stones and wood, who are you doing it? Why are you going all over the world opening and building houses calling them ‘temples’, ‘churches’, ‘houses of the Lord’?
For there is only one temple; the body of human beings and God does not need another temple.
The temple in Jerusalem was the only temple God evercommanded. Church buildings, cathedrals, and such monuments made by humans are not wanted by God and are filthy in His sight, for the Most High does not dwell in houses and temples made with hands. He wants to dwell in you.
Since today Protestants want to confine/contain God in a house made with human hands, He has departed from them. The gospel they preach in these confines is dead with no power, no miracles signs and wonders but outside these houses is a living powerful gospel witnessed by miracles signs and wonders.
See the kingdom of heaven is not in word but in power
In the Bible, Jesus got into this house, threw down the money changers and performed no miracles in them but outside them many miracles were witnessed.
If the gospel of Jesus Christ has to have power, be followed by miracles signs and wonders, it must be preached Jesus Christ way obeying His command; ‘go’. Do not build houses in the name of ‘temple’, ’churches’ or ‘houses of the Lord’.
Jesus Christ did not send His servants to build/open houses in the name of temple, churches or houses of the Lord neither did He build one. Obey His command, go.
2. There is only one God temple; the body of humans
Why did Jesus Christ not tell His servants to go build/open houses in the name of temples and churches?
Because there is only one temple of God; the body of humans. God does not dwell in houses of cement sand stone and wood made with human hands.
God Does Not Dwell in Temples made with Human Hands
The consequences of making houses with human hands in the name of churches/houses of the Lord are grievous.
1. It is a sign of disobedience and rebellionJesus Christ sends His servants telling them ‘go’. No person is send to build church houses. Building these houses is disobedience and rebellion to God.
And for these reason, the Holy Spirit departs. See why the Holy Spirit departs from a person or congregation
2. Holy Spirit departs
When we build these houses in the name of churches, we are trying to contain God within walls. How can God be contained in a house?
And for these reason, the Holy Spirit departs from the house called temple or church. Reason you cannot see any miracles signs and wonders in these houses.
3. Focus goes to these houses while neglecting the true temple of God
The focus in today protestant is how to beautify houses called churches but not beautifying the true church of God; humans. Look at people in the protestant houses today. They need food, clothing, deliverance, miracles and signs but their blind brood of vipers are busy building big houses and beautifying them. A lost generation indeed!
4. The buildings become idols
These buildings called temples/churches/house of the Lord are idols blinding people. An idol is something people venerate; something they take pride in. Look at how this brood of vipers you call ‘God servants’ are priding in their buildings.
Many are in captivity inside these idols. Set yourself free to worship the True God.
5. Burdening of the True temple of God
Because these houses have to be kept and beautified, the results are burdening of the true temple to beautify an idol.
6. The houses become extortion and merchandising centersAs the temple of Jerusalem which Jesus got in poured out the changers of money and overturned the tables was, so are these houses. They are extortion and merchandising centers.
7. Used for selfish gain
Jesus Christ has not send any person to make these church buildings for Him. It is people making them for their selfish gain.
Can you see the mushrooming of church buildings in every corner of this world? God has not told any person to build/open a house for Him. It is people doing it for selfish gain.
They are using the gullible people inside the church who lack the Truth to enrich themselves and start showing off and boasting while the true church inside these buildings is burdened and perishing.
Isa 56:11: Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his own territory.
You can see your so-called church leaders lavishly showing off what they have accumulated through manipulating you while you live in poverty and struggle with bondages yet they cannot deliver you. Brood of vipers!
Acts 7:47-51: But Solomon built Him a house.
However, the most High does not dwell in temples made with hands, as the prophet says, Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will build for Me? says the Lord: or what is the place of My rest? Has not my hand made all these things? You stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do you.
The stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears always resist the Holy Spirit from dwelling in them but instead go to build outward temples made with hands. These are the persecutors of the gospel; the same who persecuted Stephen.
These are they who have gone to build outward temples, imprisoning, persecuting and asking people to give, manipulating the gospel to burden people to give money to beautify their stone temples.You will hear a person say, ‘let’s go to the house of the Lord’ referring to a house of cement sand and stones. A dead house of stones is not a house of the Lord neither a temple. You are the house of the Lord. You are God’s temple.
Every Bride of Christ must stand and say,
‘I am the house of the Lord that building is not. I am God’s temple that building is not. I am the church that building is not’.
To worship God in truth and in spirit you must become the temple, the church, the house of the Lord but not making a house made of cement sand stones and wood be the temple/church.
God does not dwell in a building, He dwells in our hearts. We do not have to meet at a special building or enter a special house to worship God. A church building is not needed for us to meet or worship God, nor is it needed by the true Bride of Christ.
Did Jesus Christ shed His blood for a house build of sand stone cement and wood? An evil generation indeed.
Who has send you to build/open a house for the Lord ? Who has send you to build/open a house in name of a church? Whose gospel is that?
When Jesus Christ calls a person and gives the person his/her ministry, He does not tell the person to go build/open a house and call it a church or house of the Lord. He sends you to ‘go’.
If Jesus did not build or open a house in name of a church, why do it?
Because God cannot be contained in a house, walls cannot be a temple, church or God’s house, His Spirit has departed from these church buildings and no power, no miracles signs and wonders but outside these church buildings humanity is witnessing the power of the gospel through miracles signs and wonders.
Say these words.
‘I am the temple of God. I am the house of the Lord. I am the Church. That building/house is not. I do not need it to worship my God; God of Abraham, Jacob and Moses’
It is time Bride of Christ awakens and worships God in truth and in spirit.
See Protestant Heresies Today 2: – houses of cement sand stone and wood are not the church
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