This is a new season of preparation. The church geared up to present herself to do things in a new way in 2019. The Churches Together Conference in Wales and Waleswide Church movement was begun to find new ways of planting churches in areas where there was no Gospel of the Kingdom preached. There were many who came to make presentations of their ideas for how to reach the unsaved in these Waleswide Church Meetings and Churches Without Walls or Messy Church.
These were all great outreach ideas that met a need of the people of the community such as after school cafes, Special Dinner Nights for the marginalized and elderly. Many have been reached and brought in to receive the Gospel of The Kingdom.
I know of a few churches that have been helping the poor and the homeless by opening their buildings to give them overnight accommodation. Now we are coming to understand that the people of the Kingdom of God need to go out to those who are unwell and in desperate need of The Lord and brotherly love. As Jesus said,
When Jesus heard it, he said unto them, “They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” ~Mark 2:17
So are we truly currently restricted to and within the walls of our own homes? In reality we should hold church in our homes and be a Living Tabernacle for The Lord. Then our light will shine and will not be hidden and those who are in need will be guided to us by their guardian angels or by those who know us as being kind to strangers.
For is it not so that the true office of the church has not only been to win souls for Christ but also,
“Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.” ~ James 1:27
“To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.”~ Proverbs 21:3
Just as the Orthodox Jews hang the phylacteries upon their person we must become the embodiment of the The Lord hosting His Word. The Word became flesh in Jesus Christ.
When we begin to hear His words and live and move obeying His words we will see a shift in the atmosphere which engenders belief in non-believers when we speak to them truth and why we believe we will have eternal life in Christ the only true door to heaven. That is why Jesus prayed to Our Father that we would be able to be with Him and be kept from the evil one.
So we have a heavenly tabernacle where we can all meet and be together as one in unity if we choose to believe and heed the Voice of The Holy Spirit. As Jesus told His Beloved Disciples, “And so for their sake and on their behalf I sanctify Myself that they also may be sanctified in the truth. Neither for these alone do I pray, but also for all those who will ever come to believe in Me through their (the Apostles) word and teaching. That they all may be one just as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be one in Us (Father, Son & Holy Spirit), so that the world may believe and be convinced that You have sent Me. I have given them the glory and honour which You have given Me, that they may be one (even) as We are one; I in them and You in Me, in order that they may become one and perfectly united, that the world may know and (definitely) recognize that You sent Me and that You have loved them (even) as You have loved Me.”
“Father I also desire that they whom You have entrusted to Me may be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory, which You have given Me; for you loved Me before the foundation of the world.” ~John 17:19-24
Did not Jesus say, “But when the Spirit of Truth comes, He will guide you into all the Truth the whole, full truth, for He will not speak His own message (on His own authority); but He will tell whatever He hears; He will give the message that has been given to Him, and He will announce and declare to you the things that are to come (in the future). He will honour and glorify Me, because He will take off what is Mine and will reveal it to you. Everything that the Father has is Mine. That is what I meant when I said that He (the Spirit) will take the things that are Mine and will reveal it to you.” ~ John 16:17
However, unity was called for in more than one way when the disciples were sent out to win souls. They were first called to pray and establish a house of prayer where those lost sheep could be brought to be upheld, cared for and restored to Christ and to a better life. The people shared their income for the cause of obeying and doing the words of Jesus to bring others to faith and into the Kingdom of God.