“This song is basically a calling invitation to “whomsoever” that needs salvation. “Come On Over to The First House” gives a depiction of what Jesus said in John 14:1-6. Whether in a drug house, a whore house, a prison house, or even in a strange church house . . . salvation is in need.
Truly, salvation can only be found at the “first house” and that “first house” is God. For in the “first house”, there is a continuous flow of warm compassionate and unconditional love, always seasoned with sweet affections of mercy.
However, from a brief dual testimony, my wife was raised with a “first house” experience from the godly mother. As for me . . . I once lived in long-term rebellion. But by the grace of God, my wife and I are now living a life of the “first house” experience and look forward to continuously sharing the hope and love of Jesus Christ through our music, ministry, and our love.
Likewise, with all the other gifts and talents God has placed within us, we use to raise funds for children with Autism and Mental Health Disabilities. “ – Dr. Ferman & Tameeka Felder
If I can describe this song in one word, it would be ‘celebration’. The story that this reminds me of is that of the prodigal son. After completely disregarding his father and wasting the inheritance that he gave him. He found himself in such a hopeless place, so that even the life of a pig seemed to be more enjoyable than his. After coming to the end of his own path, he remembered his father’s house, and how even the servants were in a more fortunate position.
Of course, he thought if he were to return, he would have to ask for a position as a servant in his father’s house. His sin and rebellion caused him to believe that there was no way back into his position as son in his father’s house.
To his amazement, his father had been longing, and patiently waiting for his return. When he saw him, he ran to him and embraced him, clothing him and providing him with the very best that he had. There was no lecture, or ‘I told you so’. No, instead there was a glorious celebration, for the son who was lost had now returned.
“‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’”Luke 15:31-32
What a beautiful story! You can read it for yourself in Luke 15:11–32. It is a testament to ‘whomsoever’ you may be, and wherever you are. Whether you have had a long history with addiction, have been rejected all your life, or have pushed the thought of God out of your mind. This invitation is for you. An invitation to come to the house of the Lord while the doors are yet open.