Rom. 2:4-5 π 1 Cor. 2:14 π 1 Jn. 1:7; 2nd
“But if we walk in the light as He (God) is in the light, we have fellowship with one another...” ( 1 Jn. 1:7; top )
Obviously, what is acclaimed as fellowship in most Christian churches isn't really Christian fellowship. There may be a minute amount in some gatherings, but it isn’t what the verse in 1 John is talking about.
The recent drought, crop damage, violent weather and earthquakes may be the best way the Lord can bring about the necessary purging and cleansing, so we can learn the necessity of having true Christian fellowship.
God intended that our present-day blessings of God would bring men to repentance; however, our shallow fellowships have erroneously discerned by our present blessings that God approves of our sinful ways and fleshly fellowships. So, then, droughts, earthquakes and famines can be rightly used judicially by God in order to fulfill 1 Jn. 1:7 . ( Rom. 2:4-5; top )
To walk in the light as Jesus (God) walked in the light means for us to have comparable Christian walk to that of Jesus. It doesn’t mean we are as good as Jesus is, but we were meant to have the obedient relationship to the Father as He did.
We don’t understand it all, but this is the relationship Scripture is talking about. (Jn. 17)
We can attend a large erudite congregation with rejoicing and clapping of hands, with prophetical messages, and still be void of Godly fellowship.
God’s kind of fellowship means we have a Christ-like, sacrificial concern for everyone in the gathering; plus the desire for the perfect will of the Lord for the entire fellowship. This attitude is to have pre-eminence in everything that is done. If we aren’t walking in the light as the Lord does, there is no true fellowship.
True fellowship is having the same goals of pleasing the Father as Jesus did, and to have the same sensitivities that Jesus had for people, the same divine direction from the same source without being corrupted by fleshly and worldly standards of living. The result would be so beautiful, so delicately yet wonderfully powerful, that it would take our breaths away, and the unholy forces of darkness in our society would recede as did the waters of the Red Sea.
People in many groups and ministries claim that they proclaim and believe in every word of Scripture; however, upon examination, their fellowship doesn’t conform to “walking in the light as He is in the light.” By their fruits of their fellowship you shall know them; comparing the spiritual things in a fellowship to the Spirit of God.
“But the natural (carnal Christian) man receives not the things of the Spirit of God...neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” ( 1 Cor. 2:14; top )
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