Fellowship brings the bond of Oneness. A divided people can hardly fellowship with one another. It takes a united people to fellowship with one another. When we are divided it reflect that we are not in fellowship. Now we understand by the word of God that we have been called into fellowship with the Son and when we fellowship with the Son then we fellowship with the Father.
1 Corinthians 1:9 God is faithful, BY WHOM YE WERE CALLED UNTO THE FELLOWSHIP OF HIS SON JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD.
We understand that God is light and when we fellowship with the Son in light then we fellowship with the Father of light.
James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the FATHER OF LIGHTS, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
1 John 1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that GOD IS LIGHT, and in him is no darkness at all.
Jesus too is the light and He is one with the Father.
John 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I AM THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
We also see that He called us what He called Himself as light of this world.
Matthew 5:14 YE ARE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
We also understand by the word of God that we have been called out of darkness into God’s light.
1 Peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who HATH CALLED YOU OUT OF DARKNESS INTO HIS MARVELLOUS LIGHT:
The reason for this calling into marvellous light is for fellowship with light because God is light and when if we are to fellowship with God then we have to be in light, that’s why God’s mercy brought us unto light. For there is no fellowship with darkness and light.
2 Corinthians 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and WHAT COMMUNION HATH LIGHT WITH DARKNESS?
So there is no connection with light and darkness hence God has to call us into His marvellous light. By this we understand that we are children of light.
Ephesians 5:8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but NOW ARE YE LIGHT IN THE LORD: WALK AS CHILDREN OF LIGHT:
1 Thessalonians 5:5 YE ARE ALL THE CHILDREN OF LIGHT, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
In this we give thanks to God for making us to be partakers in light.
Colossians 1:12 Giving thanks unto the Father, WHICH HATH MADE US MEET TO BE PARTAKERS OF THE INHERITANCE OF THE SAINTS IN LIGHT:
We see that we have been called into the fellowship of light because we fellowship with the Father of light. We are to walk as light in this world. It is not enough to rejoice as children of light but to ensure we walk as children of light.
“Light is for governance. -Rev Busuyi Olabode”
In our world today, we see how darkness is enticing us to come back to light. That’s why we need to keep fellowship with light in other to stay in light so that darkness we not come upon us.
“Our walk in light in this world demonstrate that we are the light of this world. Light is demonstrated by walk and not by talk.”
John 12:35 Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. WALK WHILE YE HAVE THE LIGHT, LEST DARKNESS COME UPON YOU: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.
“By our walk we ought to keep demonstrating light and bring men to light. For as God as called us into light we ought to call men into light by our walk and through evangelism”
We are to bring men to the Lord and come into light. The essence of light is to take care of darkness and keep light alone to stay. Our world need light because it lies in wickedness.
“Wickedness is a function of darkness”
Therefore our work as light is to bring men into light, turning the whole world upside down to come into light not through fighting or rioting but by our walk and love among the people. Our light is strong enough to shine and to take away darkness. Keep walking in light.