Kingdom Whole Gatherings
"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom,
teaching and admonishing one another
in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord,"
“... the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth;
for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.
God is Spirit,
and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth,”
Whole Gatherings, like the rest of Believers' true lives, are about worship. Everything is "in your hearts to to the Lord".
They may include a number of ministries. All for mutual benefit and for the glory of the Lord.
The name Whole Gathering as used here is intended to be inspirational. 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".
It's a reminder of Saints being called out of the world and gathering together "... till He comes" (1 Corinthians 11'26).
Kingdom Whole Gatherings take place on the Lord's Day, the First Day of the Week.
It's for honouring the Father and celebrating Christ, and His resurrection, and all that they are to the Children of God - and 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 celebrated 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 serving, of God and of one another, that are unlikely to be experienced in their fullness in House Gatherings.
The New Covenant Kindom scriptures portray it as a time of blessing with singing, speaking, teaching, the manifestation of the Spirit's gifts and Elders praying over needy Believers.
In this gathering there could be new Believers, Saints, Servants and Elders.
The scope of the ministries include:
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.
"... come together
as Christ's Called-Out People ..."
1 Corinthians 11'18.