I pray our conversation in America will quiet on where we meet and how we should do it. We should meet often and consistently, even coming together every day. But our constant conversations about how we should be functioning as a “ministry/business” in a “church building,” house, pub, or coffee shop simply distract us from the greater work of actually walking in the manifestation of the powerful work of the Spirit.
In other words, we must quit talking about how we should walk and actually walk it. The way in which we discuss on “how” we should gather ends up being a meaningless conversation that requires our constant attention to either change with the times or return to what we think is a biblical prescription for how the church should gather. We are a body!
If we will walk as Christ walked (1 John 2:5-6), there will be two things that happen. One, there won’t be enough space in one “house” to minister to all the needs of the people, and people will truly see there is no “need” for a building for the work of God to be accomplished. Two, because of it, we will more than likely be on the run trying to survive persecution.
When we look for “truer” PLACES to worship we lose the object of our worship, because our Father is not contained within the walls of a building made by men. We must worship Him in Spirit. If we look for “truer” WAYS to worship Him, we find the object of our worship to be those ways. We are to worship Him in truth.
If we claim to abide in Him, we ought ourselves to walk as He did, or do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit dwells in you? Don’t take these verses as said in anger, but as a revelation of the Church to wake up and understand that the Kingdom of God is at hand, and that Kingdom is not swayed nor contained in a building.