One of the church’s greatest strengths should be its fellowship. A church strong in fellowship will be a magnet to the world and a defense shield against the devil. When fellowship isn’t there, the church becomes weak and can repel the lost. Come into the Light, and that starts with coming as a clean vessel.
but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.
Expose the Darkness
Light exposes darkness. In our spiritual life, the light of Christ shines on the areas of our life where we need to repent. When we walk in that light, it means we have a clean conscience, and thus we can have true fellowship with one another because there is no sin holding us back. That is possible because the blood of Jesus cleanses us. That is when the church is at its strongest and can repel the enemy’s attacks. When we walk around with unconfessed sin, it makes us susceptible to skin and diminishes the fellowship.
True fellowship is lacking in the church because so many people are playing charades. They are acting like they got it together when underneath there is a lot of hidden sin. When people are in this state, they avoid others or act fake. This isn’t fooling anybody, and it’s hurting the local church by limiting what it was intended. Fellowship is a force that the world can’t match. When the church is united and in one accord (true fellowship), it is a force to be reckoned with. Sadly, more Christians are afraid of the light of Christ than they are the attacks of the enemy.
Come Into the Light
Do your part to bring unity to the church by allowing the cleansing blood of Jesus to purify your heart. When our heart is clean, the love of Christ can flood in, and then we can, in turn, love others the way Scripture commands. We need this more than ever as it gets closer to Christ returning.