Message of the Day: Eternal Fellowship with God Presupposes Obedience, Obedience Presupposes Love.
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 home with him.” (John 14:23, NASB)
This does not mean that there is any special union or relationship between Christians and God for he is essentially present in all places in the same way; it is however figurative, denoting that the christian is under the influence of God; that he rejoices in his presence, he has all the blessings of a redeemed soul. It means eternal fellowship with God.
However, this eternal fellowship presupposes obedience (keep my word)obedience presupposes love of Christ. It is indeed necessary that a christian should manifest these three preconditions in order to experience the love and eternal fellowship of God the Father and the Son through the Holy Spirit.
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