Kingdom Whole Gatherings
"But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord,
are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory,
just as by the Spirit of the Lord,"
2 Corinthians 3'18.
"... when you come together
as Christs' Called-Out People ..."
1 Corinthians 11'18.
Whole Gatherings include ministries such as psalms, hymns, spiritual songs, preaching, teaching, the manifestation of the Spirit and Elders praying over needy Believers.
These meetings were of much significance and mutual benefit.
The name Whole Gathering used here is intended to be inspirational. It's a reminder that Saints who are called out of the world will gather together "... till He comes" (1 Corinthians 11'26).
The two words come from two scriptures:
Whole is found in 1 Corinthians 14'23: "... if the whole Ekklesia of Christ comes together in one place".
Gathering is found in 2 Thessalonians 2'1: "Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him".
Kingdom Whole Gatherings take place on the Lord's Day which is the First Day of the Week the day of the week when Jesus rose from the dead.
The Lord's Day Gathering is for honouring the Father and celebrating Christ and all that they are to the Children of God - and a day for the ministry of the Holy Spirit.
It is the foremost day for Believers: John the Elder "... was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day" (Revelation 1'10).
The disciples came together to break bread on "... the first day of the week" (Acts 20'7). And "on the first day of the week" the Saints gave to others (1 Corinthian 16'2).
On the First Day of the Week Believers also celebrate God's Creation and their own new creation. As 2 Corinthians 4'6 says:
"For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ".
In these larger gatherings of Saints there's a range of ministering to God and to one another that are not likely to be experienced in their fullness in House Gatherings.
In this gathering of new Believers, Saints, Elders (which may include an apostle, prophet or evangelist, shepherds and teachers) the ministries there may be:
Giving thanks together.
Celebrating the Lord's Supper-Table.
Remembering Christ until He comes again.
Being filled with the Spirit.
Participating in the manifestation of the Spirit.
Ministry of the gifts of the Spirit.
Teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs.
Singing and making melody in their hearts to the Lord.
Singing with grace in their hearts to the Lord.
Giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs.
Submitting to one another in the fear of God.
Manifesting the fruit the Holy Spirit.
Preaching the Word of Christ.
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