The theme today is, “The fellowship of the Holy Spirit.” An interesting article by Watchman Nee is worth reading when we reflect on the work of the Holy Spirit and also the importance placed by God of the “fellowship of believers”. Do you find yourself in fellowship with other believers? Then give thanks to God. If you are not, it may not be your fault, we live in an impersonal and busy world. However, if you are not in fellowship with other believers that is meaningful and uplifting, maybe ask God the Holy Spirit to allow you to experience that fellowship in a new way. Be open to this by allowing yourself to get interested and involved in the lives of your brothers and sisters in Christ, it could surprise you. May God bless you in that pursuit. Part of Watchman Nee’s article follows.
The work of the Holy Spirit is fellowship. The characteristic of God is His love. The characteristic of the Lord Jesus is His grace, and the characteristic of the Holy Spirit is His fellowship. Second Corinthians 13:14 says, “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” God is love, and His characteristic is love. The Lord Jesus is grace, and His characteristic is grace. Lastly, the characteristic of the Holy Spirit is fellowship. The Holy Spirit has nothing in Himself. He brings the love of God and the grace of the Lord Jesus into you by the way of fellowship. This is the work of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit has not accomplished a work of love. He has not accomplished a work of grace. The Holy Spirit conveys to you what God and the Lord Jesus have accomplished. Hence, the work of the Holy Spirit is fellowship. The Holy Spirit after the Lord’s ascension is just filled with the work of the Lord Jesus. He is like the light. As long as there is a crack, He will come in. When He comes in, He will bring the grace of the Lord Jesus and the love of God into you. To read more of the article, go to: www.ministrysamples.org/excerpts/THE-WORK-OF-THE-HOLY-SPIRITFELLOWSHIP.HTML