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Christian: Do Not Fail to Be in Fellowship with God!

We need to take our relationship with God seriously. We need to enter into fellowship with Him and remain there. It is the only thing that can keep us from falling, recognizing that Christ in us saves us from ourselves. In essence, salvation or eternal life is in knowing God in Christ. As Christians, it is unfortunate that we can do exactly what Adam and Eve did by turning off our relationship with God. We can break that fellowship with God by choosing a path that He does not approve of and when we do, we not only break fellowship, but we sin, and bring tremendous harm into our lives and the lives of those we love.

Continue Reading December 27, 2016 at 6:55 AM

We Need to Pursue Fellowship with Christ

The Prodigal Son left, lived wildly, sunk very low and then…voila, he ultimately came to his senses (Luke 15:17). In other words, he saw the “light.” He began to realize the truth about his father. That helped him see what an idiot he had been and how wrong about his father he had been. His thinking changed based on truth, therefore correct actions followed.

Continue Reading February 8, 2016 at 7:40 PM

Christ, Our Fellowship, Part 20

Look, if Satan can’t keep a person from gaining salvation (he can’t), he will do whatever he can to keep us from fellowship with God (he can). In essence, this is what he accomplished in the Garden of Eden through his temptation to eat of the forbidden fruit. He knew that succumbing to that temptation would cause the fellowship that Adam and Eve enjoyed would be broken. The final result was death, spiritually and physically. Satan knows that he cannot keep people from gaining salvation so his next best thing is to keep them from fellowship.

Continue Reading January 6, 2016 at 2:11 PM

Christ, Our Fellowship, Part 19

There has been tremendous confusion among believers (myself included), over this whole issue of eternal security. I believe, along with Kelley and many others, that salvation is absolutely something that we can never lose once we actually have it. Fellowship with God, on the other hand, is something that can be broken and even destroyed because it is conditioned, as Kelley notes, upon our behavior. Though God will never cast us out of His Kingdom, He will not continue to fellowship with us when we involve ourselves in sin. It’s that simple. Though all of our sin – past, present, and future – is forgiven by God, we still need to confess it as we are made aware of it because it is that sin that dampens and breaks our fellowship with God. Once we realize that we have sinned, confessing it restores that fellowship with God.

Continue Reading January 6, 2016 at 10:35 AM 1 comment

Christ, Our Fellowship, Part 18

The antidote to avoid living selfishly (which hides the light of our salvation), is to seek out God in fellowship. This can only happen after we have gained salvation, but too many people stop there. We must press on – as Paul says in Philippians 3:12 – and Paul also prods us onto continue to work out our salvation in fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12). He’s not talking about earning our salvation, but entering into and maintaining our fellowship with God. This is done through the many things we’ve outlined in this series.

Continue Reading January 5, 2016 at 9:39 AM 2 comments

Christ, Our Fellowship, Part 17

When Moses met with God on the mountain, there was certainly a “to do” list of sorts and part of that included giving the Ten Commandments. Other parts included providing all the parameters for the building of the tabernacle, which eventually became the Temple under Solomon. Still other areas included all aspects of the Law, including the ceremonial aspects of the Law that dealt with daily living in Israel. But Moses also simply enjoyed God’s presence and who wouldn’t? It was through this “face-to-face” that Moses began to learn about and got to know the Pre-incarnate Jesus. It was based on these experiences with Jesus that Moses grew in knowledge of the Lord, how He wanted things done, and how He expected Moses to live before Him.

Continue Reading January 5, 2016 at 7:57 AM

Christ, Our Fellowship, Part 16

We were made to fellowship with God (1 Corinthians 1:9). That is our primary purpose. God wants us to come to Him, to talk with Him, to rely on Him, to understand that apart from Him, we can do nothing. He knows our frame. Sometimes, the best way to ensure that we come to Him on a daily basis is to give us less than quality health so that we are forced to trust and rely on Him. Too many do not do this. Too many simply complain about their “lot” in life, but continue to eat the foods and practice the things that contributed to their ill-health in the first place. In at least some cases, poor health is totally caused by what we ingest and how we live. God wants better for us and that can often be a process.

Continue Reading January 3, 2016 at 12:09 PM

Christ, Our Fellowship, Part 15

Poor health robs us of a sense of well being because the symptoms that we experience are often way too “loud” and are difficult to ignore, not to mention that many of those symptoms can be physically debilitating and even affect our ability to think clearly. Sometimes, seeking out quality healthcare from specialists is the only way to go for some folks who suffer from maladies like Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and other illnesses. We need to learn how to be and remain as healthy as possible. This goes a long way in ensuring the spiritual portion of our lives is also doing well.

Continue Reading January 3, 2016 at 9:16 AM 1 comment

Christ, Our Fellowship, Part 14

So how do we do what we can to ensure that our relationship with God in Jesus remains open, viable, and in fellowship? I firmly believe that at least some of it can be boiled down to our health. Many studies have shown a severe spike in autism over the past few decades. Moreover, spikes in various cancers have been and continue to be on the rise. In general, people in America are very unhealthy. They are overweight, they hobble instead of walk, and people’s tempers flare at the drop of a hat. I fully and firmly believe that much of this is due to the toxins that come into our bodies through our food supply and air supply.

Continue Reading December 31, 2015 at 9:00 AM 3 comments

Christ, Our Fellowship, Part 13

A society like the one in Man in the High Castle does not normally happen overnight, though that one was largely created by the wrong sides winning the war. That society is dark, foreboding, something to be disdained and hated. But most of the time, societies change over time and with the incremental removal of rights and privileges. This has been happening in earnest for the past four to six decades and has picked up the pace to an alarming degree within the last few. We seem to have reached the point of no return, where movement in society has created change under its own power and continues to do so.

Continue Reading December 30, 2015 at 1:16 PM 2 comments

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