House Churches

house-churchI have been on a paradigm shift journey from being a 21st century Christian to living as a 1st century follower of Jesus Christ. It is making sense, the shift that is, from those traditions and doctrines of men and devils that have stunted the growth of the Kingdom of Heaven, and back to the cornerstone of building after the pattern which Jesus laid out in the scriptures and taught his disciples. Any other blueprint is from man.
(Heb 8:5b) as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.
Moses was given instructions for the temple but under a new covenant we were also given instructions to build, not from Moses but from the Lord of the Harvest, Jesus Christ.

(Heb 1:1) God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
(Heb 1:2) Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

When Moses and Elijah appeared to Jesus and 3 of his disciples they wanted to build tabernacles. But a voice came from heaven.
(Mat 17:4) Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.
(Mat 17:5) While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.

We are to hear and do what He says. It is clear that men think it is a good idea to build buildings to congregate Christians, yet Jesus never once instructed anyone to go and build a building and call it a church. This was not something that the first century followers of Jesus did or taught. But this is what the 21st century Christian accepts as reality.

When Peter wanted to build churches, God interrupted him in mid sentence and spoke out of a cloud that they should instead listen to what His Son had to say (the talk of building tabernacles abruptly ended; period). I think that settles it for me. In addition we have another statement found in Marks Gospel.

(Mar 14:58)  We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands.

Going back to being a 1st Century believer means that I had to come out from among them who quit hearing the voice of Son of God and have wasted the resources of many people to build and maintain buildings and have long since lost sight of the harvest.


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