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The wondrous grace of God
« on: June 30, 2017, 12:59:15 PM »
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'But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light,
we have fellowship one with another,
and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son
cleanseth us from all sin
.'

(1John 1:7)

Looking up the word, 'light', in a two volume work I have on 'Figures of Speech used in The Bible', I came across a little something, that I would like to share, and this seems to be the only place on the forum, where something like this will go, for it just needs to be considered and not debated, rejoiced in and not discussed.

* In relation to the words highlighted in 1 John 1:7 (above) it said, (quote)

'Here, when it is a question of, 'walking in the light', the saved sinner is reminded of that which put him there, and which alone can keep Him there ie., 'the blood of Jesus Christ His Son') . Whereas in 1 John 2:1, ...

'My little children,
these things write I unto you, that ye sin not.
And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father,
Jesus Christ the righteous:'

(1Jn 2:1) 

... where it is a question of sin,( 'if any man sin'), the sinful child is reminded, not of the blood, but of the Father, with whom Christ, the righteous One, is the Advocate, to show that the relationship has not been broken.'

* I loved this, it just caused me, once again to wonder at the grace of God towards us, and to give thanks to Him that loved us and gave Himself for us.  The relationship we have with the Father, in and through Christ Jesus is sure being founded on the blood of Christ.

Praise His Holy Name!

In Christ Jesus
Cariad




 

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Re: The wondrous grace of God
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2017, 07:26:37 PM »
God shows how much he knows and understands us by what he told John to write in v 9.
If we confess our sins, he (God ) is faithfull and just and will Forgive us our sins, purifying us from all unrightousness.

We can have fellowship with God and each other because of the grace of God that he shows to us in Jesus.

Serenity

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Re: The wondrous grace of God
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2017, 07:52:34 PM »
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What is 'fellowship with God' exactly?

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@John

Hello there,

I would be interested to know your thoughts on this, Serenity.

1John 1:3 & 6, speaks of our fellowship being with, 'The Father', and with, 'The Son'. Phil.2:1, and Phil.3:10, of fellowship in Christ's sufferings, and the fellowship of 'The Spirit'. 

John in his entry spoke of our fellowship in terms of the prayerful meditative reading of God's Word,  and I agree, yet the readings from Philippians make me think that it also has relation to the experiential outworking of the promises of God in our lives, too.  Our identification with Christ for example, in His sufferings, His death, burial quickening, resurrection, and ascension to God's right hand. The acknowledgement and application of His present truth in heart and life, coupled with thanksgiving and praise, glorifying Him in our walk and witness. 

All of this has it's place in what is meant by, 'fellowship with God', I believe.

One God, manifest in three ways, His purpose to fulfilling: God the Father, God the Son and God the Hole Spirit.

Praise His Holy Name!

Thank you
In Christ Jesus
Cariad

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Re: The wondrous grace of God
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2017, 02:44:04 PM »
I understand it to mean enjoying the quiet process of worship, bible reading, prayer either on your own or in company of people. The sence that one is in Gods prescence.
It can also mean the corporet worship of God in a Church service.

Cariad

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Re: The wondrous grace of God
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2017, 05:26:24 PM »
What is, 'fellowship with God' exactly?
@Serenity
@John

Hello there,

I would be interested to know your thoughts on this too, Serenity.

* 1 John 1:3 & 6, speaks of our fellowship being with, 'The Father', and with, 'The Son'. Phil.2:1, and Phil.3:10, of fellowship in Christ's sufferings, and the fellowship of 'The Spirit'. 

* John in his entry spoke of our fellowship in terms of the prayerful meditative reading of God's Word,  and I agree; yet the readings from Philippians make me think that it also has relation to the experiential outworking of the promises of God in our lives, too. The acknowledgement and application of His Truth in heart and life, coupled with thanksgiving and praise, thereby glorifying Him in our walk and witness. 

* All of this has it's place in what is meant by, 'fellowship with God', I believe, in the spirit.

* One God, manifest in three ways, His purpose to fulfilling: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.

Praise His Holy Name!

Thank you
In Christ Jesus
Cariad

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