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Thursday, February 03, 2005

DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT: Fellowship with Jesus.

Fellowship with God means warfare with the world. -- Charles E Fuller.
1 Cor 1:9-10 God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful. I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought.

Paul is emphasizing the integrity of the Father here, as he appeals to the people who were causing division in the Church. He clearly tells them that they were brought into fellowship with Jesus, by the Father, who is FAITHFUL to His PROMISES… Phil 1:6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. 1Thes 5:24 The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it.

On the basis of this, Paul calls upon the authority of the name of Jesus and encourages them to be in agreement with the teachings, in order that there would be no division amongst them and that if they complied with this they would be PERFECTLY UNITED in their minds and thoughts.

What a pattern for the Church of today to follow. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could all be in agreement with the teachings of Christ? Our fellowship with Him would be so much more appealing and wholesome! What an encourager our God is!

Loving Father, help me to be in agreement with my fellow Christians, in the teachings of Christ, help me to make the effort for perfect unity and I thank you that my fellowship with Him will be richer because of it! In Jesus Name! Amen.

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