John 15:15 

Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you."

Human beings have to have fellowship. No one wants to be alone because it just isn’t natural to be alone. We are communicative and social beings. God created in each of us the need for a true friend, as well as the ability to be a true friend in return. For some, it might be harder to make friends, and harder for others to be a good friend. Some also live alone, away from friends, but we all need a friend.

God created a perfect relationship between Himself and Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. The fall broke that relationship and friendship. Jesus, through His death, allowed us to come under the covenant whereby, if we are in Christ and covered by His blood, we can enter into that perfect fellowship and friendship with God again. Although it isn’t quite the same in this present world, we are going back to that perfect place because of the present truth.

It is by His love and grace that we are saved, through faith, into this wonderful fellowship with God. Without Christ, we couldn’t have a friendship with God. There is a special place in the human being that is reserved for that communion with God alone; when we seek to fill that void with other means, we become dissatisfied. Only Christ can satisfy your longing for true communion with God.

The ancient philosopher Aristotle said, “Friends are the medicines of life”; however, a medicine only remedies the symptoms and does not usually fix the problem. When you are in relationship to Christ, you are not just treating symptoms, you are made completely whole by His blood. One of the first steps you need to take to develop this is, as James writes, “Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you” (James 4:8).

Are you taking the right steps toward your friendship with the Lord? Are you His friend and is He your friend?

60-0630 - “God's Provided Approach To Divine Fellowship”

God loves to fellowship with His creature. In the garden of Eden we are told, that when man walked in the uprightness of God, God came down in the cool of the evening and fellowshipped with His children. Then, one day there was a voice came up in the Presence of God and said, "Those Your loved ones, Your children, has fallen, and they have sinned and have did that which was wrong." You know what…?… God didn't just select some Angel to go down and look it over, to see if it was so or not, or a certain Cherubim of the heavens, but God came Hisself, crying, "Adam, where art Thou?" God, Himself, come crying for His lost child. When He found Him hiding in the bushes, behind sewed fig leaves, He said, "Who told you you were naked?" And he could not come out and have fellowship no more with God.

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