The children of Israel were free to enjoy the fruit of the harvest and of their livestock at any place and at any time during the year. However, the top portion of the livestock and the harvest was to be saved and enjoyed only when the children of Israel gathered together at the place of God’s choice, Jerusalem. Today, Christ is the reality of all the offerings that constitute the worship of God. If we forsake our gathering together with fellow believers on the ground of oneness, we will miss the top portion of the enjoyment of Christ and abuse the grace given to us by God. We have no right to enjoy the top portion of the grace of God according to our preference and choice. If today we do not come to the meetings of the church, we have no right, no access, to the top portion of the enjoyment of Christ as God’s grace to us. The following article by Shepherding Words explains how the worship of God should not be according to man’s thought but according to God’s revelation.
Assailing the Ground of Oneness (5): God’s Choice Versus Doing What is Right in Our Own Eyes