What happens when we walk in the Light of Life? 1 John 1:7-9 says that when we walk in the Light of Life, we will have fellowship with the Lord and others. Fellowship is like rubbing our lives together.
“FEELOSHIP” ~ Rubbing lives Together
“Fellowship with God means warfare with the world,” said Charles E. Fuller.
“A habit of devout fellowship with God is the spring and strength of all our life,” stated H. E. Manning.
What does fellowship mean to you?
Acts 2:46-47 reflects how early Believers rubbed their lives together and the results of rubbing lives together:
- Together daily because of love for the Lord and love for others
- Attending the temple: worship/Word of God
- Eating in their homes together
- Praising God that gave them favor with all people
- People saved daily
In the early days of the Angles and the Saxons, they lived in a rural society. The people didn’t have money, but they owned cattle – cows, goats, and sheep. They called their cattle, “fees.” The people bartered or traded cows, goats, and sheep as their means of exchange. For purchases, they turned in their “fee” (cow) for the goods or services exchanged. Their “fee” (cow) exchanged compares to our modern day paper money or payment for services, money exchange: lawyer fee, doctor fee, design fee, coaching fee, etcetera.
Neighbors paid a shepherd to watch their fees. On occasion, two neighbors become such good friends, loving and trusting one another, the neighbors broke down fences built to separate properties. They decided, why pay someone to watch their fees separately. They pooled their “fees” (cows) together, broke down the fences, and had one person watch over their “fees” (cows) which became known as “feelowship.”
Fellowship is trusting one another and sharing your possessions along with yourself. Fellowship is Jesus in you touching the Jesus in me. Fellowship is a common joy, praise, and worship of our God. Fellowship is open and honest trust ~ NO FENCES IN BETWEEN. Tear down the fences.
How might you down some fences that have stood between you and others to experience true “fellowship?”