The Gift Of Fellowship – Pastor Chris
Sunday, August 27, 2017
God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord (1 Corinthians 1:9).
Being born again, you’re in fellowship with Jesus Christ. The Greek word for fellowship is “koinonia,” which refers to oneness, partnership, communion, and sharing. We’re one with the Lord, and it’s the greatest thing about our Christianity. It’s the whole essence of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ; His vicarious suffering, and triumphant resurrection brought us into oneness with God. It made us joint heirs with Christ (Romans 8:17). You didn’t qualify for it; you didn’t work your way there; it happened through His calling in Christ Jesus.
We’re in fellowship with the Monarch of the universe. 1 John 1: 3 says, “…That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.”
It’s impossible for anyone to know this and live in frustration. You can’t understand this and be uncertain about the future, because you know that you’re in league with the owner of the universe, who loves you more than life. It would have been wonderful for us just to be His servants or His favoured creatures, but He chose to bring us into oneness with Himself. It staggers the mind that the great God of glory would bring you into His class!
The Psalmist couldn’t fathom it, and in his perplexity he submitted, “What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet” (Psalm 8:4-6).
Understand that the world belongs to you because you’re in fellowship with the Creator of the universe. You don’t have to struggle to make ends meet. The grace of God pilots you in victory always and in every situation. You’ve been given a life of transcendental blessings in Christ. It’s part of the blessings that being in fellowship with the Lord confers on you.
What an honour, blessing and privilege to be in fellowship with the Creator of the universe. Every limitation is removed! I’m at liberty to serve God and live the transcendent life, enjoying my inheritance as an heir of God and joint heir with Christ. Hallelujah!
FURTHER STUDY: 2 Corinthians 13:14 1 John 1:1-3 Hebrews 2:11
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: 1 Corinthians 11:2-34 Psalms 142-145
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Luke 19:11-19 1 Samuel 15
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