Fellowship with God

The Biblical idea of fellowship is one of agreement producing communion, unity and compatibility. The word KOINONIA means “joint participation” in something.

Fellowship begins with faith in Jesus Christ.

  • (1Co. 1:9) “God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ.
  • (Phm. 1:6) “And I pray that the fellowship of your faith may become effective through the knowledge of every good thing which is in you for Christ’s sake.

Fellowship with God requires agreement with His Word.

  • (1Jo 1:7) “If we walk in the light as He Himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.

Therefore, when we sin, confession restores us to fellowship, because we agree with God that sin is sin.

  • (1Jo 1:9) “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
  • (1Jo 2:1) “My little children, I am writing these things to you that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.

Since confession produces the Filling of the Spirit, it is called “The fellowship of the Spirit.”

  • (2Co. 13:14) “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

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