FELLOWSHIP ONE WITH ANOTHER
Brothers, we who know Jesus the Messiah as our Lord and Savior are told by God that we must FELLOWSHIP ONE WITH ANOTHER. Fellowshipping with our brothers is not optional. We are of Light as God is light, if we do not have fellowship with our brother then it is because we hate our brother. If you say that you are of God, then you are in the light. But, if you hate your brother then you have no fellowship with him, and are in darkness even until now There is no light in you.
John 2:9 He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.
John 2:10 He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.
John 2:11 But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.
Brothers, we can not love this world or the things of this world, and love God at the same time. If you love this world then you don't love God the Father. We are plainly told here to not love the world or the things which are in the world. If you love the things of this world then those things have become an idol to you, and you cannot love God and the things of this world.
All of this world is the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, and if you love these things then the love of God the Father is not in you. All of these things will pass away, because it is lust. But he that doeth the will of God, and loves his brother will abide in the light while on this earth, and forever more throughout all eternity.
John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
John 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
John 2:17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
Brothers, we are in the last time. The antichrist shall come, and even now are there many antichrists among us in this day. These antichrists are a shadow and type of the antichrist which will come upon this earth to rule the world during the tribulation period. We are plainly told here that those who love the world hates his brother and are gone out from us, and are made manifest as the children of darkness and are not of God who is light.
John 2:18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
John 2:19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.
A liar is he who denies that Jesus is (the Messiah) the Christ. He is antichrist if he denies Jesus. He who denies Jesus also denies God the Father because he does not believe in Jesus the only begotten Son of God. If one believes upon the name of Jesus as the Son of God then he also believes on the Father.
John 2:22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
John 2:23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.
We know that out brother is righteous because everyone who does righteousness is born of Jesus a new creature. He who is righteous is our brother, and we are to have fellowship with those who lift up the name of Jesus, and who have no love for this world or the things of this world.
John 2:29 If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.
Those who are born of God, do not commit sin by hating his brother for they, are made righteous by the cleansing blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ the Son of God. In this the children of God are made known, and the children of the devil. Whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, and neither he that loves not his brother. We have been told from the beginning that we are to love one another.
John 3:9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
John 3:10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.
John 3:11 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love our brothers. If you hate your brother then you abide in death even until now. Brothers, repent and turn away from this world, and the things of this world, and love and fellowship with your brothers.
John 3:14 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.
This is His commandment to us, that we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, for he has given this to us as a commandment. Please see that not loving your brother in Christ Jesus is not an option. We must love our brothers in Jesus Christ for God has commanded us to do so. We are given no other option but to love and fellowship with our brothers.
John 3:23 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.
We are to try every spirit to see whether it is of God. If that spirit lifts up Jesus as the only begotten Son of God then they are of God. We are told here that there are already many false prophets, teachers, and spirits in this present world. Again we are told here that every spirit who lifts up Jesus Christ who has come in the flesh is of God. But, every spirit who does not confess Jesus has come in the flesh is not of God, then that spirit I antichrist, and is a liar. Remember that he is a liar who denies Jesus Christ as the Son of God.
Brothers, we have overcome this world because we believe upon the only Lord and Savior who is Jesus Christ our precious redeemer of our sins. Love your brothers as you also love Jesus. We are of God, and have overcome this world, because greater is he that is in us, than he who is in this world. For the world is lost, and are of the devil.
Those who are of this world speak the things of this world and they can not here us because we are not of this world. They are blind and can not see, and are deft and can not hear. If they do not hear us then they are yet of this world, and not of God. If they can not hear you then they are lost.
John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
John 4:2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
John 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
John 4:5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.
John 4:6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
John 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
John 4:8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
Let us review. Your brother lifts up Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. We are commanded to love our brothers. If you hate your brother by having no fellowship with him then you are lost, and do not know God even until now. God is light, the devil is darkness. If you do not love your brother then you abide in darkness. The lost can not hear you because they are of this world. This is why that the Holy Spirit must come upon the lost by convicting them of their sins. Then and only then can they hear what we say, and then we can lead them to Christ Jesus, and unto salvation. Loving our brothers is a commandment from Jesus our Lord. We as believers do not have the option of not loving our brothers. If we don't love him than we hate him, and if we hate our brothers then we do not love or know God, and are still in darkness and lost.
Brothers, we live now in the last days. You can not wait until tomorrow to repent, and love your brother. For there may not be a tomorrow, the bible tells us that there is only today. So begin this day to both love and fellowship with you brothers. If you do not fellowship with your brother then you do not love them. We are commanded here to both love and fellowship with our brothers. Please remember all who lift up Jesus as Lord Savior is our brothers. Turn away from those pastors and teachers who teach division. Dividing you from your brother is antichrist. Separate yourself from those who would keep you from loving your brother. Your very salvation depends on you loving your brother, and having fellowship with him.
Remember one more thing, you do not have to agree with all that your brother believes. But, you do have to fellowship with him, and love him if he lifts up Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, and the only way that we may attain salvation, and eternal life with God and Jesus. If he does this then we are commanded to both love and fellowship with him.
God Bless you my brothers,
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