Forsake Not The Assembly

Forsake Not The Assembly

26th July 2020

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.
Hebrews 10:23-25

In verse 25 above the writer to the Hebrews gives a command not to forsake the assembling together of the Church. The words, ‘assembling together’ are translated from the Greek word, ‘episynagoge’ which actually means ‘to gather together in one place’. This is what the church is meant to do; to gather together in one place. This means that we must meet in one geographical place or location such as a building or a place outside such as a field, a park or a beach. However, most churches today are meeting online with the various members scattered around in different places, usually their homes. Churches that do this are disobeying God.

Notice that the writer to the Hebrews says that the command to assemble together is even more important as we see the day drawing near. The ‘day’ that the writer is referring to is the Day of the Lord or the Second Coming. And anyone who does what Jesus told us to and observes the signs of the times can be in no doubt that the ’Day’ is very, very close right now. We are moving rapidly towards The Tribulation and the Second Coming. And because we are so close, Satan wants to stop the Church from functioning as it ought to. That is what is happening right now all around the world. And that’s what lies behind the restrictions being imposed upon us. It is exactly this situation that the writer to the Hebrews has in mind.

So, those Christians who want to obey God must stop meeting online and start to assemble together. That’s what I’m doing. Will you join me? And if you live in the Manchester area and you want to assemble together with me, just get in touch with me through the Contact page on this site.