THE UNIFYING POWER OF THE GODHEAD
Godhead refers to the divinity existing in three persons - the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. If you are in Christ, you are in association with the Godhead because the Bible says, 'For in Christ dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily' (Colossians 2:9 NKJV). And today we are going to look at the benefits and elements of our unity and association with the Godhead.
Reference: 2 Corinthians 13:14 King James Version (KJV) 'The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.'
Paul prayed for these important three things to remain with the Corinthian church: The grace of our Lord Jesus, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit. He offered a prayer of specific blessing for them from each of the three members that make up the Godhead. Today this is a familiar verse often used as a benediction in church services, but looking at the benefits, you'll agree with me that it is more than just a benediction. It communicates volume about the power of our unity with the three members of the Trinity. First Paul speaks of the grace of our Lord Jesus available to us. John 1:16 (ESV) says, 'From His fullness we have all received grace upon grace.' This means that abundant grace is possible through our faith in Christ. As a result of Christ's sacrifice on the cross for our sin and on our behalf, we have received grace in its fullness. Now that Christ Jesus is our Lord, we partake of this unlimited grace. Second, Paul speaks of the love of God. He prays for the love of God to dwell with the Corinthians. God's love never fails! His love is unconditional and never gives up on anyone. That's the love that motivated Him to send His only begotten Son, Christ Jesus, to earth to make His grace and forgiveness for sin possible for us. John 3:16 (NASB) says, 'For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.' Beloved, the love of the God is indescribable and unfathomable. Next, Paul speaks of the communion of the Holy Spirit. Paul prayed for the communion of the Spirit to be with them. Every person who comes to faith in Christ receives God's Holy Spirit (2 Corinthians 1:21-22). The Greek phrase Paul uses translates as 'the fellowship of the Holy Spirit.' At first, the Corinthians knew nothing of such fellowship, as the church was rampant with individualism. In 1 Corinthians 1:12 (NIV), Paul even mentioned that about them: One of you says, "I follow Paul"; another, "I follow Apollos"; another, "I follow Cephas"; still another, “I follow Christ.” They were using their spiritual gifts to serve themselves only. The deepest work of the Holy Spirit is much more than distributing spiritual gifts. The Spirit makes it possible for Christians to communicate with the Father and to be in relationship with Him. 1 John 1:3 (KJV) says, 'and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.' Notice that in this verse, the Holy Spirit seems to be omitted among the participants in the fellowship. The verse just mentioned Father and His Son, Jesus. Why? Its because the word 'fellowship' already expresses the personality of the Holy Spirit, as we know that effective fellowship can never be possible without the Holy Spirit. He hosts every fellowship meeting in which we participate with the Father and His Son. He also seeks to establish fellowship among God's people by His unifying power, while we wait to be with God permanently in the glory of eternity (see Romans 8:23–27). The inexhaustible measure of the grace of our Lord Jesus, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit in your life is determined by your consciousness and willingness to stay in full unity and indivisible oneness with the Godhead. What does it mean to be unity and oneness with the Godhead? Subscribe to the intelligence of the Holy Spirit, follow Him bumper to bumper, and listen to His voice and He will synchronise you with the operational company of the Godhead. Only this kind of fellowship truly reveals that Christ's grace and God's love are fully active in our lives.
Scripture Reading - John 16:13; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 1:9; Philippians 2:1-2.
Guided Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for the indivisible oneness I have and enjoy with you, powered by the Holy Spirit. Through this union, you're able to carry out your purpose in me, thereby doing extraordinary things through me and working exceedingly in my life, both to do and to will of your good pleasure. By my active fellowship with the entities of the divine, I'm guided properly and daily in path of fulfilling my glorious destiny in Christ, in Jesus' Name, Amen!