There are some fundamental Christian principles that must be embraced throughout your life. One of those foremost is the principle of fellowship. I am talking about gathering on a regular basis with the saints of God at your local church. You can watch your favourite TV preacher, download the latest prophesies, go from one revival and prophetic service to another, but above all this you need a local home church. It’s like eating ice cream instead of practical meals. I have heard some ice cream companies advertise that you should skip the other foods and go straight to dessert. Even if you enjoy immensely, you will eventually pay the ultimate price for that life style.
We have wrongly described the church as a hospital. That’s why only the sick come and as soon as they feel better they run off back to wherever they came from. Church is not a hospital, it is a home where you get much more than healing. You are saved, grown, matured, healed, delivered, blessed, married and eternally blessed at the church. It will be almost impossible to grow in the Lord outside the local church.
If you isolated a grain of salt from the rest of the bag, it would soon lose its savour and become salt-less and worthless. That grain of salt must stay in the bag to stay relevant. If you took a log of firewood out of the fire and away from the rest of the wood that’s on fire, it would soon smoulder off and die. The Christian that stops fellowship with a local church on a regular basis, and I mean as often as they meet, will soon lose direction, strength, growth and the fire of God. Stay with the church to stay spiritually alive.
SCRIPTURE READING: Hebrews 10:23-25 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.
DEVOTION PRAYER: Heavenly Father, teach me to hold fast the habit of fellowshipping as a manner of exhortation and growth of my spiritual life Amen.