In the Acts Chapter 5 verse 12 in the Bible it says “And through the hands of the apostles many signs and wonder were done among the people. And they were all in one accord in Solomon’s Porch.
Solomon’s Porch was just to the left of the Eastern Gate (or Golden Gate as it is also called) and directly in front of the Temple. Many profound and powerful things took place here. It’s where Jesus states for the first time about the unity of He and God the Father (John 10:23). It’s where He states that His the true Shepherd and His sheep know His voice (John 10:3). Peter heals the lame man begging for alms here (Acts 3:2). Peter addresses the crowds about the deity of Jesus and that they had murdered their Messiah (Acts 3:11). So, you see Solomon’s Porch was a special place for the Early Church. It was a place where they met and went to someone’s home to fellowship together. Essentially, it was a starting place to become who they were meant to be. Solomon’s Porch is the example of what church was supposed to be like. It is our example of the church the Lord designed and the Holy Spirit built, not the one that man created.
The Porch is also an example of a place of unity in purpose and concern for one another. In our secular life, the porch for many families was a place where conversations took place, families joined together to share and care about each other. The Porch represents comfort, safety and is representative of freedom because we feel safe there. Safe to be ourselves and safe to be transparent with one another.
The Porch will deal with topics from the natural to the supernatural; things social and things spiritual; and it will do so because we care about each other. If we can discuss things that concern us on that level we can find answers where there were none before and hopefully then find solutions where there are problems.
The Porch will be a place where we edify one another, encourage one another and inspire each other.