Fellowship and what it does
We have to encourage fellowshipping with one another and build up everyone’s value, growth, and everyday walk in Christ Jesus. Since we are the walking advertisement of Christianity, we should be aware that every action and decision we make will significantly impact others as a whole and be mindful that our fellowship is with the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. Many believers are focused on Jesus Christ only or oneness believers and put the Father on the side. “Our fellowship is with the Father and His Son Jesus Christ.” 1 John 1:3
We need one another as described in the Scripture “Two are better than one because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has no other to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him-a a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 ESV
Once the group is put together, we should not neglect to meet at a regular time and place as agreed. We must develop a habit of encouraging one another to build up true fellowshipping. We should feel emotionally intense in our desire to accomplish what we are called for, to love, and do good deeds.
We have to be mutually encouraged and mutually united in the spirit of love, with full assurance of God’s wisdom, understanding, and knowledge of Jesus Christ, the grace of God. We should encourage the weak to be strong in faith and help someone who is wavering to hold fast. We are one body in Christ. “For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many are one body, so it is with Christ.” 1 Corinthians 12:12 ESV
We have to stay in the light, which is more fruitful and accurate than in the darkness full of deceit. We must build up the body of Christ until we all achieve the unity of our faith and the knowledge of the Son of God to mature in Christian living so that we will no longer be like children, not knowing what is left hand is and the right. As we mature in Christ, we can no longer be taken for granted by false teachings and other deceitful schemes; we can no longer be carried away by beautiful but cunning preaching. True fellowshipping will equip us mightily and makes our body grows so that they can handle any temptations delivered to us in sheep’s clothing.
We have to agree rather than disagree, avoiding divisions among us believers, for the sake of the spirit of unity, that our mind and judgment be one; as King David said, “how good and pleasant it is when believers dwell in unity.”
In 1 John 1:5-7 as stated, “this is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.”
Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide by the teaching of Christ does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house or give him any greeting, for whoever greets him takes part in his wicked works. 2 John 1:9-11 ESV.
On that day, you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.” Judas (not Iscariot) said to him, “Lord, how is it that you will manifest yourself to us and not to the world?” Jesus answered, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. John 14:20-23 ESV
Let us join hands in hands in proclaiming the goodness of God and the endless love of our Lord Jesus Christ.