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True Fellowship

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by Ztheberean, Jan 11, 2007.

  1. Ztheberean

    Ztheberean New Member

    Nov 27, 2006
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    True Fellowship

    We need to learn to compare scripture with scripture so that we can spiritually judge all things, and have an answer for every man because we have the mind of Christ. (Is 28:9-10, 1Cor 2:15-16, Phil 1:9, 1Pet 3:15, Col 4:6)

    Once we believe in Jesus, we need to come to learn, under His light yoke of repentant faith so that we could be instructed and have rest (the holy understanding, see Prov 9:10) for our souls. (Matt 11:28-29 cf. Jer 31:18-19) This form of teaching causes obedience from our hearts so that we would no longer serve sin; but become servants of righteousness (Rom 6:17-18 with Titus 2:12); unto holiness (Rom 6:22). Because ALL scripture should be given unto us for our instruction in righteousness, so that we can be perfected to go on to do good works. (2Tim 3:16-17) These are the servants who labor among us (in the word) who are to be highly esteemed because of this loving work. This is how we live in peace. (5:12-13)

    True fellowship of the Spirit is within tender mercies which are without selfishness and pride, because these have the one accord (or same mind) that thinks of others more highly than themselves within humility. (Phl 2:1-3) Are you willing to have this same mind which was also in Christ Jesus? Then God will enable you to become obedient to [your own] death (or crucifixion with Christ) so that you can be raised in newness of life which life consists of the liberty to serve others in love. (Phl 2:5,8, Rom 6:6 & 4, Gal 5:13) This is why Christ needs to free us from the bondage of sin (through our crucifixion with Him) so that we could patiently wait through the Spirit for the righteous and loving ability. (Gal 5:1&5-6) This is all done through God’s workmanship which creates us in Christ Jesus so that we could do good works. (Eph 2:10) A willingness to be here is acceptable to God (2Cor 8:12); for He first gives us a willingness and then causes us to perform these good things for His good pleasure. (Phil 2:13) This is so that we could do all these good things without complaining and arguing. Because of God’s workmanship upon us we can become blameless children of God without rebuke, in the midst of this perverse and evil generation, who are able to shine as lights in this world because we have become (through the workmanship of God) the children of light who are walking in love, in all goodness, righteousness, and truth. (Phl 2:14-15, Eph 5:1 &8-9)

    These are ( part) of the multitude who believe (these things) and they are of one heart and one soul and have all these things in common. (Acts 4:32) Because we know that there are vessels of honor and vessels of dishonor in the church, the vessels of dishonor need to be purged (or crucified) so that they can become sanctified and meet for their Master’s use because they have been prepared (by God’s workmanship, Eph 2:10) so that they could do every good and merciful work. (2Tim 2:20-21) These have fled (worldly) lusts and are following after righteousness, love, and peace with those who call on the Lord out of a (made) pure heart. (2:22) The foundation of God stands upon this sure seal: the Lord knows those who are His; these are seen to have departed from iniquity (2:19); and go on to be sanctified vessels of honor who have been prepared by their Master to do His work.(2:21) These servants of the Lord are gentle unto all men while patiently instructing others who are opposing themselves so that God might grant repentance unto them so that they could acknowledge the truth and be recovered from doing the devil’s will. (2:24-26, Matt 13:15, Jn 12:40) These avoid vain and foolish discussions because they understand that this leads to more and more ungodly behavior, and they understand the need to study so that they would be able to rightly divide the word of truth without shame before God. (2Tim 16-15)

    We can have fellowship with one another IF we are walking in the light. These are cleansed by the blood of Christ from all unrighteousness, through the confession of their sins. (1Jn 1:7&9) Without which we would walk in the darkness of lies, even though we say we have fellowship with God. (1:6) Remember only those who have crucified their (evil) affections and (carnal) lusts ARE Christ’s. (no matter what they believe) (Gal 5:24) This is why we need to ask God to work His truth into us so that it’s light would come out of us (Jn 3:21) so that we would not be under the new condemnation of believing in Jesus while practicing evil deeds now that the light has come. (Jn 19 & 16)These things are being written unto you so that your joy may be fulfilled. (1:4) Let us be wise, and understand what the will of the Lord is, which is a thankful attitude (towards God) while being wise with your time (studying) because the days are evil. (Eph 5:17,20 &16-15) The will of God is our sanctification which moves us to: a) abstain from fornication and b) to possess ourselves in the honor of sanctification; which is not into lust as those who are without this knowledge of God. (1Thes 4:3-5) If any man or woman will do His will they need to know of the doctrine which has us lay the foundation of repentant faith from dead works so that they could go on to (Christian) perfection if God permits. (Jn 7:17, Heb 6:1&3) This is the mystery of His will which is being made known unto us according to His good pleasure. (Eph 1:9) We are not to receive anyone who does not bring (or teach) this doctrine of Christ because these don’t have both the Father and the Son but rather they are partaking in evil deeds. (2Jn 10-9&11, Heb 6:1)

    I pray that (you would ask the Lord to help you) understand and know what the hope of His calling is, which hope has us patiently waiting through the Spirit for the righteous and loving ability after being freed by Christ from the yoke of bondage (to sin). (Eph 1:18, Gal 5:5-6&1) This is God’s great power which works in those who believe.(Eph 1:19) This is the Christian liberty which serves others by love. (Gal 5:13 & Rom 8:21) I hope you are not being hindered from obeying this truth? (Gal 5:7) Remember just a little leaven (or false doctrine) will leaven the whole church. (5:8) This is why we are called to search the scriptures to see if these things are true so that they can be received (Acts 17:11); without which you will think this is a strange new doctrine (17:19-20) and be wholly given over to idolize those (who seem to be) devout (Christians). (17:16-17) Rather consider (and meditate upon) these things (while asking the Lord for His understanding) and He will give you understanding in all these things. (2Tim 2:7) Meditate upon these things giving yourself wholly unto them so that your profiting might appear unto all. Continue in this doctrine so that you may be saved and those who hear you. (1Tim 4:15-16)

    Cry out to God to give you this knowledge and understanding as you would a hidden treasure so that you might understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. (Prov 2:3-5) The fear of the Lord is to hate evil and pride, and every false way to come unto God. (Prov 8:13) We need to ask God to open our understanding; without which we will not understand the scriptures. (Lk 24:45) And we know that without understanding there is no conversion unto being healed. (Acts 28:27, Matt 13:15, Jn 12:40) Without God granting us repentance through one of His servants meekly instructing us, we cannot acknowledge the truth (which is after godliness see Titus 1:1) and be recovered from doing the devil’s will. (2Tim 2:24-26) This is the apostles doctrine that we are to diligently continue in so that we could have the (true) fellowship which have all things in common with great joy in sincerity. (Acts 2:42,44 & 46) With these, nothing is done in selfish ambition or conceit, but within humility they can esteem others more highly than themselves. These not only look out for their own interests, but the interests of others. (Phl 2:3-4)

    This is the (true) fellowship of the Spirit within the bowels of mercy who have the same love and the same mind. (2:1-2) I hope you have this same mind which was also in Christ Jesus? (2:5) A willingness to be here is acceptable to God. (2Cor 8:12) For He first gives us a willingness and then causes us to perform these good things for His good pleasure. (Phil 2:13)
    We need to be sent a faithful minister in the Lord to make all these things known unto us. (Eph 6:21, 1Cor 4:17, 1Thes 3:2) This is a spiritual gift from God which He gives unto us, so that we would be established in the mutual faith (Rom1:11-2); without which we would be ignorant. (1:13) Jesus said that if we do not know (and understand) the scriptures we will be in error, and without the power of God. (Mk 12:24, Matt 22:29)

    Remember that we need to be converted from sin and error so that our soul would be saved from death. (Jm 5:19-20) These things were written before time so that we could learn through patience, so that we could have comfort in these scriptures within hope. (Rom 15:4) For with God nothing is impossible (Lk 1:37); Because all of God’s promises are Yes and Amen! (1Cor 1:20) Let us ask the God of patience to grant us to be like minded which is according to Christ Jesus, so that we may glorify God because we have this same mind toward one another. (Rom 15:5-6) Let us ask God to give us the grace to love our Lord Jesus Christ within this sincerity. Amen. (Eph 6:24)