King Darius had it right when he said “…His kingdom is the one which shall not be destroyed, and His dominion shall endure to the end” Daniel 6:26. Truths about the kingdom are woven like a cord throughout the Scriptures, so don’t be surprised if from time to time you see kingdom truths come up in these meditations. Today we Are looking at still another aspect of kingdom living which is fellowship. First and foremost “our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ” 1 John 1:3. But Fellowship does not end here as 1 John 1:7 tells us that “if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.” This is exemplified in Acts 2:42 as the new converts “continued steadfastly in the apostle’s doctrine and in fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.” The original Greek word here for fellowship is “Koinonia” meaning they had a close association with one another, and they were in unity sharing in partnership with one another, as a brotherhood, etc. Koinonia is like cement that bonds believers to the Lord Jesus Christ and to one another. The Bible says we are “Members of one another” Romans 12:5. The Holy Spirit bonds us together as family, and as Psalm 133:1 says, “how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.” God never intended for us to be like isolated islands, rather He says “not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some…” Hebrews 10:25. Fellowship is a vital part of abundant kingdom living!
-By Rose Hill
When we are living in God’s family,
We are not in darkness for God’s way we see.
We walk in truth and are always sharing,
The things of Christ while for others caring.
Fellowship we surely have now,
Those in darkness don’t see how.
But when Jesus cleanses us from all sin,
Together we are companions of Him.
Scripture quotations are from the New King James Version copyright by Thomas Nelson Co. used by permission