I’d Rather Be a Doorkeeper
By David J. Stewart
rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the
tents of wickedness.” –Psalm 84:10
What a statement! David said he’d rather be a doorkeeper in the house of
God; than to reside in the place of the wicked. My sentiments exactly!
Let the heathen world have their gambling casinos, night clubs, brothels,
race tracks, escort services, strip clubs, country clubs, taverns and other
houses of sin—they’re nothing but places of drunkenness, immoral sex,
worldliness, selfishness, indifference, venereal disease, sinful pride,
rebellion against God, loneliness, homosexuality, adultery, et cetera. Ol’
Devil, you can keep the sinful world; I’ll follow Jesus and be a doorkeeper
in the house of God!
Although a person does NOT have to forsake sins as a prerequisite to be
saved (Romans 4:5); God does expect each born-again believer to depart from
sin because they are saved… “Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth
sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let
every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity” (2nd
Timothy 2:19). No Christian has God’s permission or blessing to commit sin
(2nd Corinthians 5:10).
1st Timothy 6:10 confirms that the love of money is the ROOT OF ALL EVIL. As
Christian believers, money should not be an issue. I am sickened that so
many ministries today are centered upon money. This is apostasy. The average
church today is willing to compromise their convictions for money’s sake.
This is why so many pastor's avoid controversial subjects like drinking
beer, abortion, 911, and homosexuality. I’m sick of money-hungry ministries
which serve themselves better than anyone else. When a minister focuses upon
money more than anything else, and continually hounds his congregation for
money, it is evidence that he has his priorities wrong. Sadly, most
professed “Christians” are willing to dip-their-sail in compromise for
money. Greed and covetousness have spiritually destroyed more churches,
marriages and friendships than perhaps any other sins.
David loathed the way of the wicked, as every believer ought to… “Ye that
love the Lord, hate evil…” (Psalm 97:10). I’d rather dig graves for a
living than work in a Las Vegas casino. I’d rather be a doorkeeper in the house
of God, than to dwell in the presence of the wicked.
John the Baptist, Lot and Joshua
Did you ever stop to consider why John the Baptist lived in the
Wilderness? Certainly, by doing so he escaped the wickedness of living in
the city. John chose to live in the Wilderness, and to live off the land.
John chose to be a doorkeeper in the house of God.
In Genesis 13:12 we read that Lot "pitched his tent toward Sodom." By the
very next chapter, in Genesis 14:12, we read that Lot "dwelt in Sodom."
Lot's heart was in Sodom long before he decided to move there. Sodom was a
wicked city filled with... "pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of
idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the
hand of the poor and needy" (Ezekiel 16:49). Sodom was saturated with
fornicators and homosexuals (Genesis 19:1-11; Jude 1:7). In short, Sodom was
a cesspool of iniquity. Why would any believer want to live in an
environment of such wickedness? Lot chose to dwell in the tents of the
Joshua said... "And if it seem evil unto you
to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods
which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the
gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house,
we will serve the LORD" (Joshua 24:15). Joshua chose to be a
doorkeeper in the house of God.
Church to the Nightclub in Jesus' Name
Miley Cyrus (aka
Hannah Montana) admits that she abandoned a "great church" to move to
Hollywood. According to
He [Billy Ray Cyrus] adds, "We also had a great church, and when you
give up your church, your pastor, and the community you are involved in,
you're making a big sacrifice. Let's face it, Hollywood is a completely
different environment than Franklin, Tennessee." ... By all accounts,
Miley is a level-headed young lady. Her parents work hard to keep their
daughter's life as normal as possible.
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So the Cyrus family
left their "great church" to move to the vile filth of Hollywood, and where
is Miley now in February of 2008...
Thursday night, Best of Both
Worlds baller Miley
Cyrus was spotted
straddling the curb leaving Club
Social in Hollywood. Are her
high heels just getting stuck in the
grass, or do you think she had a few
too many vodka and tonics in the
club filled with much older,
From what we've seen with
Lindsay Lohan and
other fallen starlets, it's obvious
that celebrities can drink at any
age in Hollywood. Do you think
already getting tipsy?
Oh listen my
friend—the Devil always takes you farther than you wanted to go, keeps you
longer than you planned to stay, and costs you more than you intended to
pay. The Devil is a liar (John 8:44). The Devil comes only to
kill, steal and destroy (John 10:10). You can't eat at the Devil's
table without getting food-poisoning. You can't play with the Devil's
fire without getting burned.
"I feel that I'm
here in Hollywood because of faith and God's will." —Miley Cyrus
The Cyrus family are
kidding themselves to think that Miley won't go down the same perilous path
as Britney Spears or Lindsay Lohan—she's already there!!! Miley Cyrus has
chosen to dwell in the tents of the wicked.
As believers, we are
in a battle today—a war against evil... "For we wrestle not against flesh
and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of
the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places"
(Ephesians 6:12). Each believer must personally decide to live for God or
live in rebellion against the Scriptures.
The world today is
filled with religious apostates... "Having a form of godliness, but
denying the power thereof..." (2nd Timothy 3:5). Contemporary
Christian Music is as apostate as can be. There's nothing any more
despicable, fake and unchristian today than so-called "Christian Rock."
Ain't no such animal. All Rock music is of the Devil. Christian rockers are
dwelling in the tent of the wicked. Satan loves professed Christians who
sing, dress, talk and live like the unsaved heathen world.
No Christian should
ever speak neutrally about the sins of homosexuality and abortion.
Such sins are vile, immoral and disgusting. God hates sin as much as He
loves the sinner; but all we hear the heathen world talk about is God's
love. Let's talk about God's wrath, "...God is angry with the wicked
every day" (Psalm 7:11).
No one has an excuse
to be dishonest, greedy, immoral or mean. As individuals, we must all give
account to God (Romans 14:12; 2nd Corinthians 5:10). May we all decide to be
a doorkeeper in the house of God; than
to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
a little with righteousness than great revenues without right."