Relationship and Fellowship with God


 

What we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also;

And
indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ.” 1 John 1:3(NASU)

God made us in His own image that we may have a share of the characteristics of His divine nature. The essence is for us to be able to relate and fellowship with Him in an inseparable union through the Holy Spirit.(Gen. 1:26, 2 Peter 1:4)

When
we accept Christ as Lord and Savior, a relationship with God is established but we need to be obedient to God and love Him with our whole heart to attract His friendship.(Matt. 22:37, Gal. 3:6)

*By His divine power He has bestowed on us His precious and exceedingly great promises by which we may escape the moral decay, corruption, lust and greed of this world so as to have a share of His divine nature.(2 Peter 1:4)*

God’s desire is for every follower of Christ is to be so filled with His fullness and be in close relationship and fellowship with Him.
Apostle Paul prayed that a believer should experience in practical terms the love of Christ which is beyond what we may be able to understand by mere knowledge and that through it, we may have the full measure of the divine Presence and wholly be filled with God Himself.(Eph. 3:1719)

To be in real fellowship with God and His Son Jesus, we have to first of all be brought into a ‘oneness of spirit with divinity’ through the full and accurate “knowledge of the Son of God,… which is nothing less than the standard height of Christ’s perfection”Eph.4:13(Amp)

*Fellowship of the Godkind is for those who has come to the level of maturity in their Christian life whereby they can partake of the divine nature.*

Our father Abraham had that kind of level of relationship and fellowship with God for which “he was called the friend of GodJames 2:23. It was such a close relationship for which Abraham confirmed when he saidindeed now, I have taken it upon myself to speak to the Lord” and God also confided in him of His plans to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah.(Gen. 18,:2033)

We also can can have that level of cordial relationship and fellowship with God and His Son Jesus if only we so choose to. It’s really up to us as believers in Christ because God has already made available to everyone His word, abundant grace, unflinching love and the Holy Spirit which are working together to bring us to that level of knowledge and maturity that God has called us into. This is so because we need to operate in the realm of the spirit for us to understand things at His level.(John 17:926)

Amen
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Ike

Abounding In Hope

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13(NKJV)

HOPE is the expectation that what you wished for will be realized. The Christian hope though, is not a wishful thinking. It is a Christian virtue that gives a believer the strength, purpose, patient and confidence to wait in expectation for the fulfilment of Gods promises

It is a fundamental principle of Christianity whereby a believer is promised a good future and a reward in following ChristThere is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut offProv. 23:18

For in hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have?” Rom. 8:24
It is the “confident expectation” of what is firmly assured even when it is not very clear at that point in time. And so, its work is to keep in perspective what is to come and it has the capability to change its form from mere hope to faith when the required actions are taken.

Without hope life would have been so difficult, empty and meaningless. But when the righteous trust God and put their hope in Him, he will be helped and will not be disappointed

In the Bible’s record of the woman with the flow of blood in Matt. 9:2022; the woman who has suffered from bleeding for 12yrs said to herself “if only I may touch His garment, I shall be made well“,. That was hope! Then suddenly, shecame from behind and touched the hem of His garment“, and thats an active FAITH!

There is no hopeless situations out there for a true believer. The Bible saidChrist in you, the hope of gloryCol. 1:27. This was true of our father Abraham.

We read in the Bible that when everything was hopeless, Abraham believed anyway on what God said He would do, and for thathe became the father of many nationsRom. 4:18
There is hope for everyone in Christ Jesus because God fills us with joy and peace when we believed.We should therefore be overflowing withconfident hopethrough the power of the Holy SpiritRom. 15:13(NLT)


So
, we should really be excited, hopeful and expectant that the future is bright notwithstanding the medical conditions, financial situations and relationship difficulties of today.

Keep your hope alive and active. Whatever desire you nurture in your heart can still be achieved because Christ in you is an assurance that you will be rejoicing today, tomorrow and forever.

Amen
!
Ike

The Faithful God


God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” 1 Cor.1:9

The faithfulness of God is from everlasting to everlasting. He is the One who hears our prayers.
Sometimes though, it may seem that God is not answering our prayers. But that’s not the case at all because in those times we feel abandoned, despondent and dejected, God is busy working in our favor.

But Jesus answered them (and said) “My Father has been working until now, and I have been working“‘ John 5:17

He is so faithful that He always have answers to our questions and meets our needs in His perfect timing. The problem though is that we may be too busy and full of activities to hear His “Still small voice” 1 Kings 19:12


When
the Lord visited Marthas house, He noticed that she was occupied and too busy to listen to His teachings, Jesus warned her of being too anxious and worried about too many things.(Luke 10:3842)

We should be assured that God is partnering with us so that we are not alone in that circumstances and situations we are in. In His faithfulness, He sees to it that “all things work together and are fitting into a plan for (our) good.. according to His design and purposeRomans 8:28(Amp)
So, there is need for us to wait patiently for God’s perfect timing. It is important that we do not lose faith nor give up on God. Just as prophet Habakkuk said “For the vision is yet for an appointed time; but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” Hab. 2:3

Amen

Ike