FELLOWSHIP OF THE HEAVENLY PANTHEON
…. _God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord_ (1 CORINTHIANS 1:9 ).
I’m ever so grateful to the Lord for all that He’s made possible and available to us in Christ Jesus. Think about the possibility of fellowship with God. You wouldn’t find that in any religion, as no religion offers you fellowship with God. But Jesus brought us into fellowship with God. What an amazing reality!
In our prayers, for example, there’re special kinds of communications with God that help us build our spirits, because we’re in a rich fellowship with the Lord. The Bible says in 1 John 1:3, “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.”
Also, 1 Corinthians 1:9 says, “God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.” The Apostle Peter takes it further in 2 Peter 1:3-4. He says, “According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature….”
The Greek word that’s translated “partakers” comes from the same root word as fellowship; it’s “Koinonia.” Thus, “partakers of the divine nature” is translated from “koinonos theias phuseos,” and that means associates of the God-kind. This implies that we’ve been brought into the fellowship of the divine, heavenly pantheon.
No wonder the Bible says, “…Ye are gods…” (Psalm 82:6). The Lord Jesus, quoting the psalms, reiterated this truth in John 10:34, “…Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?” This is the wonder of Christianity; it’s the whole essence of the Lord’s death, burial and His glorious resurrection.
How beautiful it is to know that we’re in fellowship with the Sovereign King, the Monarch of the universe, as John so succinctly puts it in 1 John 1:3. You’ve been translated from the ordinary realm of mankind to the supernatural class of the God-kind, where you can enjoy true, deep and quality fellowship and union with divinity. What a blessing!
Dear Father, thank you for the vital nature of divinity and the inseparable oneness with you that I have in Christ. What an honour, blessing and privilege to be in fellowship with the blessed and only Potentate, the Monarch of the universe and only true and righteous God!
2 CORINTHIANS 13:14, 1 JOHN 1:1-3, 1 CORINTHIANS 6:17
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Acts 9:32-43 & Ezra 1-3
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Luke 2:41-52 & Deuteronomy 19