The prophet Jeremiah lived in the midst of a national apostasy. The temple of Solomon was still standing and Jeremiah was given warning after warning from God to give to the people to turn from the BAAL worship and violating the Sabbath. The bible tells us that “all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.” (1 Cor 10:11)
In like manner many of us are aware that many of our churches today are worshipping the gods of Babylon. We are told in scripture “Is there anything whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.” (Ecc 1:10)
And so as it was in the time of Jeremiah, with national apostasy followed national ruin. The temple was eventually destroyed, and the people of Jerusalem were taken captive to Babylon. (Dan 1:1, Rev 18:1-4)
What was Jeremiah commanded to do at this time? What are the principles that God told us to do when the people were worshiping other gods? What are the principles when the professed people of God are violating his laws?
Jer 7:2 Stand in the gate of the LORD’S house, and proclaim there this word, and say, Hear the word of the LORD, all ye of Judah, that enter in at these gates to worship the LORD.
It says “Stand in the gate”. It doesn’t say “Sit in the pew”. The principle is that God’s people are to teach them the truth. The reason being is because they have been taught lies. We are to stand in the gate and give the following message:
Jer 7:4 Trust ye not in lying words, saying, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, are these.
In other words God has a building, but even as Isaiah said, and Stephen had to repeat to the Jews “But Solomon built him an house. Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet.” (Acts 7:47, 48)
The building of God is “the church, Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.” (Eph 1:22, 23) “Ye are God’s building” (1 Cor 3:9) “Ye are the temple of God” (1 Cor 3:16) This is the building of God, and “the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands;” or in buildings made with hammers and nails.
We are to go “stand in the gate” and tell the people that these buildings are not the “temple of the LORD” (Jer 7:2-4)
The message of God at this time is to go and share a valuable message about how to “glorify God in your body” (1 Cor 6:19) to “cleanse yourselves of all filthiness of the flesh and the spirit” (2 Cor 7:1) And to teach others these same things regarding His temple, which temple ye are.
We are to tell them to turn from worshipping the gods of Babylon. (Jer 7:9, 2 Cor 6:16) And to “come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing” (2 Cor 6:17) The unclean foods that are destroying the body, and the mind. Babylon is also known as a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. (Rev 18:1-4) God has called us to teach them about their identity
as children of a real Father, as the temple of God, and to tell them not to trust lying words regarding their denomination being the church. For more read the “What is the Church” article.
We have a message to call the people to worship the Father in spirit and truth. To teach them that when they “come out from among them” He will “be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.” (2 Cor 6:17, 18) and therefore “Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.” (2 Cor 7:1)
Currently myself (David) and Christian are doing a health cleanse with a group of people that are suffering with many problems including obesity. In one months time we intend to have a full 3-4 session powerpoint presentation on biblical health and the temple of God. The inspiration tells us to go and stand at the gates of the temples. And we intend to do so. To give a message calling people to acknowledge the true temple built by God and their identity as His children and His identity as your Father.
To say to them “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own.. For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” (1 Cor 6:19, 20) That you are valuable, you are prime real estate, a house fit for the King of glory, and to allow that glory to lighten the earth. To shine just as Daniel when he was in ancient Babylon and “purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat,” (Dan 1:8)
By the end of ten days there was a noticeable difference in the complexion of Daniel and “at the end of ten days their countenances appeared fairer and fatter in flesh than all the children which did eat the portion of the king’s meat.” (Dan 1:15)
We see these things happening in many people now. Next month we intend to share several stories and testimonies of several people we are working with in New York right now, then we will all be going to the gates of the temples and calling them out to assemblies and biblical health seminars we will be having.
As we are doing this work funds are required to rent buildings, newspaper ads, get decent camera equipment, books and booklets, to put out flyers as we go to the other churches and “stand in the gate” calling them to come to the seminars we are holding and to recognize that they are “the temple of God”, and also to help the poor who are truly needing good nutrition. I would like to encourage you to support this work, whether financially, or if you have skills that could be of use, we are also looking for editors, such as proof readers, newsletter designers, and video editors. Please contact us for more info, or send donations through paypal, or you can mail cheques to David and Christians Ministry:
1833 Gray Wilmurt Rd,