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 (1 John 1:3).
It’s always so beautiful when believers fellowship with one another. The Bible says, “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” (Psalms 133:1). Our fellowship with one another attracts blessings. Psalms 133:2-3 says, “It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.”
This is however just a part of the whole picture; our true fellowship is with the Lord, as read in our opening verse; it refers to our oneness with Him. Jesus said, “I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing” (John 15:5). We’re one with the Lord; you’re in Him, and He lives in you. Acts 17:28 says, “For in him we live, and move, and have our being…For we are also his offspring.” We thus can have real fellowship with Him because we’re His offspring; we have His life and nature in us.
Our fellowship with Him influences our fellowship with one another. God is love, and since we’re products of His love, it’s our nature to love one another. The Bible says, “… he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him….If a man says, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also,” (1 John 4:16, 20-21). Walking in love and in true fellowship with one another is how we know that we love God, and are walking in His will!
Dear Father, I thank you for the joy and blessings of loving and serving you in spirit and in truth! Thank you for the awesome communion of your grace and power poured out in our hearts and revealed through us, as we enjoy the blessings of fellowship and unity in the Church, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
1 John 1:5-7
(Taken by permission from Christ Embassy Church , aka Believer's LoveWorld Ministries , Lagos, Nigeria. www.ChristEmbassy.org )