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Robbers in the Father's House

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Brian Mark Weller
03/25/2016
Brian Mark Weller

Story

I wrote this song a few years ago when I stumbled across a telethon  for a Christian television ministry (I prefer to call it a “rip-off-athon”).  Those leading the telethon were making lofty promises to those who would donate.  "If you send in your seed of $100 right now, God is going to give you a tenfold return in the next 30 days!” Others were challenged to send even higher amounts, and were reassured that God would return even greater blessings!  I watched the telethon for about an hour until I began to feel sick. How many people were being duped by this high rolling television preacher and his cronies? Let me clarify that I am not against television ministries that are authentic and truly want to minister to people and glorify God. But I am absolutely against the ones that are broadcasting for personal gain and getting rich off those who believe their lies. As I began to write this song, I thought about Jesus in the temple driving out the money changers. Those money changers were not much different from some of the modern day TV preachers and pastors who use the cross to make a buck, live in mansions and fly across the country in private jets.  What a waste of money! Those funds could be used to help the poor and or get the gospel of Jesus Christ to people who have never heard it in places like the 10/40 window.

 

John 2:14-16   "And JESUS found in the temple those who sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers doing business. When He had made a whip of cords, He drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen, and poured out the changers’ money and overturned the tables. And He said to those who sold doves, “Take these things away! Do not make My Father’s house a house of merchandise!”

Lyrics

VERSE  1

There are robbers in the Father’s house.

There are robbers in the Father’s house.

They charge a fee to preach His name.

All works will be tried by God’s fiery flame

VERSE 2

There are wolves in sheep’s clothing beware. (Beware)

There are wolves in sheep’s clothing beware. (Beware)

They’ll invade your home through the TV screen.

Call that number, send us your seed of faith.

BIBLE VERSES - John 2:14-16

And JESUS found in the temple those who sold oxen and

sheep and doves, and the money changers doing business. 

When He had made a whip of cords, He drove them all out

of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen, and poured out

the changers’ money and overturned the tables.

 And He said to those who sold doves, “Take these things away!

Do not make My Father’s house a house of merchandise!”

VERSE 3

There are robbers in the Father’s house. (In the Father’s House)

There are robbers in the Father’s house. (In the Father’s House)

They spend your money on worldly things.

Some preachers live like corporate kings.

BIBLE VERSES – Revelation 3:19-20

And Jesus said “Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline.

So be earnest and repent. Here I am! I stand at the door and knock.

If anyone hears my voice and opens the door,

I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.”