Thursday, January 24, 2013

Supernatural Fellowship in Christian Communities

1 John 1:3
What we have seen and [ourselves] heard, we are also telling you, so that you too may realize and enjoy fellowship as partners and partakers with us. And [this] fellowship that we have [which is a distinguishing mark of Christians] is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ (the Messiah)

1 John 1:7
But if we [really] are living and walking in the Light, as He [Himself] is in the Light, we have [true, unbroken] fellowship with one another,

I have seen God move many times in group settings.  What always amazes me is the supernatural fellowship that takes place and the joy that people have being with one another.

John says that this “…is a distinguishing mark of Christians.” 

It is the one aspect of our Christian faith that we cannot enjoy alone and the reason we need to be together.  When we gather together expecting Holy Spirit to be present and to move there is a glow that comes upon the faces of the people as they push into the place of the Spirit together. 

The glow of such a communal encounter with God can last for days and weeks afterward.

For the last four years I have been ministering in revival meetings all across North America.  There have been times that I have started ministering at 6 or 7pm and I am still going until 1 or 2am in the morning.

The reason that I can do this is because of the glow and joy of fellowship that I have witnessed on 1000’s of people’s faces as Holy Spirit touches their lives.  It is easy to be together when Holy Spirit binds us together.  People will literally will stay and chat with each other for hours and hours when God touches their life.

This is a distinguishing part of the move of God that is taking place in this hour.  The people that I work and serve Christ with become like family to me.  They invite me into their homes and feed me like I was their son, or brother, father or uncle or (believe or not) now even their grandfather.

Personally I believe that when Christians love each other this way the harvest will be easy because people in the world who are not use to being loved or who have not enjoyed true fellowship will be drawn in because of the radiance of glory they see in our Christian communities.

And the truth is as long as we remain in the Christ or in the vine we can expect to continue to enjoy each other.  Those that are not of the Christian way will not remain.  If their motives are not for Christ but for selfish gain they will not last in our midst (1 John 2:19).  This is my experience.  Only true believers can continue in Holy Spirit fellowship.

I pray that you also will experience this today and that you will know the supernatural fellowship that comes from only serving Jesus Christ.  I pray that you will go deeper into love and into the Spirit and that your revelation of Christ will increase. 

He is our great redeemer and even redeems our communities so that we can enjoy true fellowship with one another.

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