John 10:23 And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch.
THE FIRST NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH was meeting OUTSIDE in a Covered Place, called Solomon's Porch,
or Court ( sometimes the women's court ). They had NO BUILDING to meet in. They were eventually ran Off the Temple Mount where this Court was Located.
Acts 3:11 And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them in
the porch that is called Solomon's, greatly wondering.
Acts 5:12 And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people;
and they were all with one accord in Solomon's porch.
There is NO RHYME or REASON on where anyone ever Got the IDEA that the NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH
was to be Gathering inside a BUILDING ?? Jesus taught the people Outside and the Disciples had their First
Service OUTSIDE in a Courtyard.
Then from there the Congregation was broken up, and went to HOMES or small gatherings. They had
NO BUILDING. They were cast off the Temple mount.
Acts 13:43 Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews and religious proselytes
followed Paul and Barnabas: who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.
to gather together, to gather
to draw together, collect
Broken up 3489
Unlawful for the church to hold meetings /
to declare unlawful
to loose what is compacted or built together, to break up, demolish, destroy
to dissolve something coherent into parts, to destroy
metaph., to overthrow, to do away with
Later Paul rented a place to hold meetings that he PAID for with his OWN MONEY and he did not Take any Offering.
BUT the NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH Gathered OUTSIDE of the ORGANIZED RELIGIOUS BUILDINGS.
This is where the BODY of CHRIST is at right Now. We are being Called Out of Religious Buildings
to Gather together in NEW PLACES in CHRIST JESUS. Outside the Gates or Walls, Moving
into a Place of LIBERTY.
Heb 13:12 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.
Heb 13:13 Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach.
Heb 13:14 For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come.
without, out of doors
an encampment, the camp of Israel in the desert
of the sacred congregation or assembly of Israel, as it had been gathered formerly in camps in the wilderness
Hebrews 12:22 But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem,
and to innumerable angels in festal gathering,
Hebrews 12:23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God
the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
Acts 17:24 The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does
not live in temples made by man,
2 Corinthians 3:17
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty. ( Freedom )
Ms Terry Mosley
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