Biblical Concept: Fellowship with God in the Angelic Conflict.
Vocabulary: Koinoneo - To have in common, share. Koinonia - Fellowship, partnership, communion. Related terms: Abide, abode, walk, dwell, indwelling, partake, bound, fill, and filling.
Observations, Conclusions, and Applications: Fellowshipping with God in the Angelic Conflict is the reason you exist. Successful fellowship with God in the Angelic Conflict can only occur according to God’s standards and interests. On the one hand, God supplies the practical details for human life - NAS Matthew 6:31 "Do not be anxious then, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'With what shall we clothe ourselves?' 32 "For all these things the Gentiles eagerly seek; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 "But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.” But, on the other hand, the practical details of life are mundane compared to God’s spiritual interests in the Angelic Conflict. Do not neglect why you were created and the higher call of fellowship with the God of the Bible - NAS Colossians 3:1 If then you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. 3 For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory. 5 Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry.” Fellowshipping with God according to His greater spiritual interests is the manner in which you will be spiritually successful and spiritually happy - NAS Philippians 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things. 9 The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things; and the God of peace shall be with you.” The following Bible passages comment on fellowshipping with God in the Angelic Conflict. Learn and live them, to be spiritually successful and spiritually happy in this earthly life.
(The underlines and explanatory parentheses are mine.)
NAS Hebrews 2:14 Since then the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil; (The humility of God fellowshipped with humanity to win the Angelic Conflict.)
NAS 1 Corinthians 1:9 God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. (Faith in Christ = positional fellowship with God = victory in the Angelic Conflict. Contrast Mark 4:15.)
NAS 1 John 4:15 Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. (Faith in Christ = positional fellowship with God = victory in the Angelic Conflict. Contrast 2 Corinthians 4:3-4.)
NAS 2 Corinthians 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all. (Christians can fellowship with the Holy Spirit in this life.)
NAS Philippians 2:1 If therefore there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, (Christians can fellowship with the Holy Spirit in this life.)
NAS 1 John 1:3 what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, that you also may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ. (Christians can fellowship with the Father and Son in this life.)
NAS 1 John 1:6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; (Fellowship with God can only occur according to His standards.) (Compare Ephesians 5:11.)
NAS 1 John 1:7 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. (Fellowship with God can only occur according to His standards.)
NAS Philippians 3:10 that I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death; (Fellowship with Christ = suffering in the Angelic Conflict. You are in a war zone!)
NAS 1 Peter 4:13 but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing; so that also at the revelation of His glory, you may rejoice with exultation. (Fellowship with Christ = suffering in the Angelic Conflict. You are in a war zone!)
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NAS Philemon 1:6 and I pray that the fellowship of your faith may become effective through the knowledge of every good thing which is in you for Christ's sake. (Fellowship with God takes knowledge.)
NAS 1 John 2:24 As for you, let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father. (Fellowship with God requires spiritual consistency.)
NAS 1 John 2:27 And as for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him. (Spiritual consistency = anointing = spiritual benefit.)
NAS 1 John 4:13 By this we know that we abide in Him and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. (Abiding = knowing = confidence in the Angelic Conflict.)
NAS 2 John 1:9 Anyone who goes too far and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God; the one who abides in the teaching, he has both the Father and the Son. (Fellowship with God requires Biblical spiritual accuracy and consistency.)
NAS 1 John 4:12 No one has beheld God at any time; if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us. (Fellowship with God requires Biblical spiritual consistency.)
NAS 1 John 4:16 And we have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. (Fellowship with God requires Biblical spiritual consistency.)
NAS John 14:23 Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him, and make Our abode with him. (Fellowship with God requires Biblical spiritual consistency.)
NAS Genesis 3:8 And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. (Fellowship with God requires Biblical spiritual standards.)
NAS Genesis 5:22 Then Enoch walked with God three hundred years after he became the father of Methuselah, and he had other sons and daughters. 23 So all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years. 24 And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him. (Fellowship with God = blessing.)
NAS Genesis 6:9 These are the records of the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his time; Noah walked with God. (Fellowship with God requires spiritual standards and consistency.) (Fellowship with God = blessing.)
NAS Matthew 11:28 "Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. 29 "Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart; and YOU SHALL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. 30 "For My yoke is easy, and My load is light." (Fellowship with God = blessing.)
NAS 1 John 3:24 And the one who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. And we know by this that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us. (Abiding = knowing = confidence in the Angelic Conflict.)
NAS Ephesians 3:17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God. (Fellowship with God takes knowledge.)
NAS Colossians 2:6 As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, 7 having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude. (Fellowship with God requires Biblical spiritual consistency.)
NAS Revelation 21:3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, "Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He shall dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be among them, (Fellowship with God = blessing.)
NAS Romans 8:4 in order that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. (Fellowship with God requires Biblical spiritual consistency.)
NAS Romans 8:9 However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him. 10 And if Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness. 11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who indwells you. (Fellowship with God = blessing.)
NAS Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 24 Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. 26 Let us not become boastful, challenging one another, envying one another. (Fellowship with God requires Biblical spiritual consistency.)
NAS Ephesians 5:18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; 20 always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father; 21 and be subject to one another in the fear of Christ. (Fellowship with God requires Biblical spiritual consistency.)
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NAS Mark 4:15 "And these are the ones who are beside the road where the word is sown; and when they hear, immediately Satan comes and takes away the word which has been sown in them.
NAS Ephesians 5:11 And do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them;
NAS 1 Corinthians 9:23 And I do all things for the sake of the gospel, that I may become a fellow partaker of it.
John 14:23, Filling of the Father and Son. Cp. 17:21, 1 Jo. 1:5-7, 2:24, 3:24, 4:12-13, Gal. 2:20, Eph. 3:16-
NAS 2 Corinthians 4:3 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, 4 in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.