To fellowship God, one or the other

“… God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin” 1 John 1:5-7.

Who is on the $5 bill? Most would say ‘Lincoln,’ but really it is just his likeness. Jesus is described as being the image of the invisible God. That means that in every way and characteristic, He is an exact representation of God. He is God in the flesh.

In John 10:30, He tells us that He and God are one, meaning that they are in perfect fellowship with one another. Two who become one flesh in marriage are supposed to be one in fellowship as well. But to be in fellowship with God means to either have God change to be like us or we change to be like Him.

We don’t want a God who has darkness in Him, so we must expel the darkness from ourselves and take on the characteristics of light. Then, this passage tells us, we not only have perfect fellowship with Him but His people, who are striving to become one with Him, as well.

Are you in fellowship with God and His church?

Doug Kashorek

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