|Ephesians 3:9,17-21 |
9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery,1 which from the beginning of the world has been hidden in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ;
17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts2 by faith; 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 depth, and height [of His love];
19 So to know the love of Christ, which exceeds all knowledge, that you might be filled with all the fullness of God.
20 Now to him who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, [From the Word of the Lord within: "Hope releases the power of God to change you." What hope? The true hope: the hope to become pure and sin free, to be translated into the kingdom while still on earth, and to enter union with Christ and the Father.]
21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
1 The fellowship of the mystery: Paul in Eph 2: He brought us to life in union and fellowship with Christ, Eph 2:5. John, writing to remote believers: that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. 1 John 1:3. Paul, writing in Hebrews: But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect. A fellowship in the Spirit with: 1) other mature believers throughout the world, 2) with the Father, 3) with Christ, and 4) the spirits of just men past made perfect. George Fox said the fellowship of the flesh was nothing compared to the fellowship in the Spirit; and urged the believers to not know each other in the flesh, but to know each other in the Spirit. Fellowship in the flesh, socializing with people of the world, and conversation in general should all be avoided.