Fellowship with Jesus
Fellowship with Jesus is the
heart of Christianity. It’s not something merely imagined
but is a reality. He literally indwells all who place their faith
in Him as Lord and Saviour (Colossians 1:27; John 14:20; John 15:4).
The relationship we have with Him is both subjective and
objective. Our genuine personal experiences with Jesus are always
in harmony with His objective Word (Isaiah 8:20). His Spirit
ministers His Word to us and that knowledge is the foundation for
our fellowship with Him (John 8:31; Philippians 3:8). Our love
for Him is demonstrated by and increases through our obedience to
what He commands; our trust in Him is strengthened through the
knowledge of what He reveals about Himself (John 14:15;
Philippians 1:9). Jesus said, “Every one that is of the
truth heareth my voice” (John 18:37). To whatever degree we
believers entertain false beliefs about Jesus and His teachings,
we undermine our vital relationship with Him.
Nothing can be better on this earth than the
joy of fellowship with Jesus and with those who know and are
known by Him. On the other hand, nothing could be more tragic
than the offering of one’s affections to another Jesus, the
invention of men and demons. Our Lord prophesied that many would
fall prey to that great delusion just prior to His return
(Matthew 24:23-26). There will be many who, because of the
alleged signs and wonders they perform in His name, will convince
themselves that they know Jesus and are serving Him. To them He
will speak these sobering words: “...I never knew you:
depart from me, ye that work iniquity” (Matthew 7:23).
Rather than being divisive, asking the question “Jesus
who?” may be the most loving service one can perform these
days. The answer has eternal consequences.
Used by permission The Berean Call