By Jun P. Espina | Last updated on March 22nd, 2020 at 09:50 am
God’s Fellowship With Man is a Part of His Grand Design for All Humanity
God’s fellowship with man is one compelling truth. Every passing moment God is interested in our closeness to Him. Intimacy absorbs Him as He called Adam to fellowship with Him even during Adam’s first ever disobedience. “Where are you?,” (Gen. 3:9) was God’s language of concern when Adam and Eve rebelled against Him. “We will come to him and make Our abode with him,” was Christ’s teaching on God’s designed union with humankind. (John 14:23b) It is God’s blueprint for the loving Creator-man relationship: making our body God Spirit’s temple. (cf. I Cor. 6:19) Wrote the apostle Paul: “Christ liveth in me.” God’s fellowship with humanity starts here in this life.
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He gives us the sunshine and the rain to prove His love. God’s fellowship with us is within our everyday experience. In these last days, He gave to us His Son, Jesus Christ, who paid all our sins against our Creator by His precious blood. Our Lord Jesus had outlined the condition that could trigger God’s fellowship with us—that is, real trust and faith in Him! Observe John 14:23:
God’s Love for Humanity Versus Our Inclination to Sin
Our inclination is to rebel against God. It is a problem. Sin removed Adam from Paradise (cf. Gen 3). He died and returned to dust when he was supposed to be deathless. God’s fellowship became impossible, for he hid together with Eve in the backwoods of Paradise because of fear and guilt. Sin separated humanity from God. We couldn’t have companionship with our Maker anymore, for He is holy and we are sinners. We need a Mediator, a Redeemer, to restore friendliness with God. Hence Christ came, restoring our broken relationship with our Creator through His substitutionary death on the cross.
When Mary Magdalene trusted and followed Christ as her Savior, God restored fellowship with her. He forgave the former harlot. After His resurrection, Christ first appeared to Mary, one proof of her soul’s salvation, which is God’s presence in her life.
We Experienced God’s Fellowship
Restoring a father-and-child relationship with God is possible in this realm. The natural objection is that God is unseen and living in a different dimension in the spirit world. Therefore, He is just a fantasy to everyone’s thought. In the Holy Bible, however, God revealed to Adam, Noah, Moses, the Prophets, and even to ordinary folks in a dream and other means. In the church or Christian dispensation, we experienced God’s fellowship through Christ’s Spirit in our soul. Why is it that the second-birth testimonies (or even Christian hymns composed) of Christ’s followers are the same since the birth of Christianity? The biblical answer is that Jesus Christ restored humanity’s father-and-child relationship with God. Observe John 14:20:
God’s Friendliness With Us Versus Satanism
If you are far away from your Maker this time, then what’s your sojourn’s meaning here on earth? What’s the sense of it all, when you’re hopeless and lost in this world, in the satanic jungles of godlessness and confusion?
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Look around you if you want to see godlessness and Satanism merging seamlessly in our culture and relationships. God the Spirit is wooing us to return to Him as what He did to Adam and Eve. Our Father God sent Christ to give us hope and salvation and God’s fellowship while still in this domain.
My Christian and biblical viewpoint is that God loves us and that He wants us to live forever in Paradise. God’s fellowship with us is high on the divine agenda. However, He wants us to believe in Jesus Christ His Son as our Lord and Savior. For without Jesus Christ, nothing can Father God do to us who are sinners and very unholy. Christ washed our sins away by His blood. Wrote the apostle John: “the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.” (1 John 1:7b) He is our Redeemer. Since God cannot behold evil in our lives, we need, therefore, to repent and receive forgiveness from Christ. (cf. Acts 20:21) We need salvation from sin, so to say, by faith in Jesus, our Lord.
As mentioned, our most Holy Father God cannot look at us on account of our sinfulness. God cannot behold evil, says the Bible. But Jesus the Lord nailed all our sins on the cross for us to be forgiven if we believe in His finished work at Calvary.
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Believe in Jesus Christ the way the apostle Paul or Mary Magdalene did, for Jesus is Everything—our Giver of Eternal Life. Praise His Name!