Kingdom House Gatherings

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“For where two or three are gathered together in My name,

I am there in the midst of them,”

Matthew 18'20.

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"Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus."

"... greet the Believers assembled in their house."

Romans 16'3,5.

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The first time the Lord used a house for His work was to do with the first members of the Body of Christ.

It was on the Day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit filled "all the house where they were sitting," Acts 2'2.

In doing this, God was showing that He had turned His back on the Old Testament Jerusalem-based, Temple-centred Judaism.

In fact, the foundational Believers of His new Christ-based spiritual Temple were in a physical house waiting.

The use of houses for Believers' Gatherings had begun.

From then on those who were being "... called into the fellowship of His Son" (1 Corinthians 1'9) continued the pattern:

"Daily in the temple, and in every house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ," Acts 5'42. 

"So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart," Acts 2'46. 

"As for Saul, he made havoc of the Called-Out Ones, entering every house, and dragging off men and women, committing them to prison," Acts 8'3.

Peter "... came to the house of Mary ... where many were gathered together praying," Acts 12'12.

"The Called-Out Ones of Asia greet you. Aquila and Priscilla greet you heartily in the Lord, with the Called-Out Ones that is in their house," 1 Corinthians 16'19.

"Greet the brethren who are in Laodicea and Nymphas and the Called-Out Ones that is in his house," Colossians 4'15.

"... to the beloved Apphia, Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the Called-Out Ones in your house," Philemon 2.

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However, it seems that Believers used larger buildings occasionally for specific purposes (Acts 19'9):

"But when some ... spoke evil of the Way ... he (Paul) departed from them and withdrew the disciples, reasoning daily in the school of Tyrannus".