Summary: When the Will of the Lord no longer the primary thing people are doing in His Church, mammon worship, worldliness, and act of Jezebel is being promoted, then the house of God has turned to the house of vanity.
FROM BETHEL TO BETHAVEN
The meaning of Bethel is House of God while the meaning of Bethaven is house of Vanity or house of iniquities. It's the Same place that borne the name, only that it experienced Negative Transformation from serving the True God to serving idol and the Prophet like Amos and Hosea called it Bethaven instead of Bethel so that they would stop deceiving themselves from calling it Bethel. The former house of God had turned to house of Vanity and Iniquity, and the prophets called it it new real name.
There are a lot of places of worships today that are not supposed to be called the house of God but House of Vanity. You will practically see that their preaching, goal, pursuit, is all about the vanity of this world. The glory they are showing forth is the fading glory of this world that come to nought which king Solomon that possessed it in excessively came to realize that, they are all Vanity. He says, Vanity upon Vanity, all is Vanity.
You will often hear it in their word, messages, and it's the major key in their messages and the goals they are pursuing. Many of these ministers interpret success in ministry to financial prosperity, having large estate, owning divers properties and wealth on earth so that they will sound great on earth while they are craftily Handling the Word of God deceitfully to their members in order to extort their money IN THE NAME JESUS.
Many people can say to them, pastor,Bishop, Prophet, Apostle, "we can see the glory of God upon you" but is it the glory of God? The glory you see radiating over their lives and that they are shining forth, is it the glory of Christ or of the prince of this world that come to nought, which has no place in heaven like the glory of the church of Laodicean
As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of DECEIT: therefore they are BECOME GREAT, AND WAXEN RICH. THEY ARE WAXEN FAT, THEY SHINE: yea, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge. Shall I not visit for these things? saith the LORD: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this? (Jeremiah 5:27-29)
That's the reason why that the gospel men embrace most today is the gospel of mammon, they love it just like the Pharisees loved it and they can even mock their Lord for rebuking them for it just as Pharisees did they did.
The preaching of the mammon is inversely proportion to the preaching of the Gospel of the Kingdom of Heaven. Mammon is the reason why they cannot rebuke sin firmly. Mammon is the reason why they cannot interpret the Word of God correctly so that it won't destroy their business. Mammon is the reason why they can't preach much about heaven. Mammon is the reason why they can't paint the picture of Heaven vividly in the hearts of their followers but can preach so much as to make them covetous, claim your millions, billions, cars, wealth and their followers become the pursuers of Mammon and his kingdom instead of Pursuers of Christ and His Kingdom. Mammon is the reason why they dine and wine with the rulers and politicians without rebuking them of their greediness, idolatry, ritual, embezzlement, money laundering less they lose their customers and their glory reduce. Mammon is the brain behind their mouths being shut from preaching against worldliness, worldliness amusement, all the art and practice of Jezebel in their churches because the people that have guilty of it have gold and silver that can make the glory of pastors money-cometh shine.
It's the glory of mammon to exalt the gold and gifts on the Temples above the Temples, either the temples they are extorting the money from are holy or unholy, they are less concerned, only BRING YE and if they don't bring ye, they are cursed for not bringing money but they are not cursed for continue in sin because grace cover their sin.
What are you calling such places, BETHEL OR BETHAVEN, THE HOUSE OF GOD OR HOUSE OF VANITY AND INIQUITY?
They are far from the kingdom of God because God's glory is not their glory. The glory of God is to see many soundly saved, sanctified, and prepared for His coming, other things are just vanity upon vanity. Hear the Ambassador of God's Kingdom builder and pursuer of God kind of glory says,
But we, brethren, being taken from you for a short time in presence, not in heart, endeavoured the more abundantly to see your face with great desire. FOR WHAT IS OUR HOPE, OR JOY, OR CROWN OF REJOICING? ARE NOT EVEN YE IN THE PRESENCE OF OUR LORD AT HIS COMING? FOR YE ARE OUR GLORY AND JOY. (1 Thessalonians 2:17,19-20).