We can receive a blessing when we are accompanied by the right person.
Places where we might otherwise be denied entrance, being with one who is admitted can get us in as well. As we approach we may simply have to say,"I'm with him."
Not far into Paul's first letter to the church at Corinth, with
reference to the Lord Jesus Christ we read. . .
"(8) who will SUSTAIN YOU TO THE END, GUILTLESS in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. (9) God is faithful, by whom you were called into the FELLOWSHIP OF HIS SON, JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD." (1 Corinthians 1:8-9 ESV)
Having come into FELLOWSHIP WITH JESUS, though there are others passages
that note the blessings of such fellowship, do we see the marvelous
blessings Paul noted here? There is strength provided to SUSTAIN US TO THE
END; whether that be the end of our life in this realm or until our Lord
returns. Also, with Him, we will be found "GUILTLESS." The Greek word here
is "anekletous" which means nothing laid to our charge (as in the result of
a public investigation). [source: W. E. Vine's Expository Dictionary of New
Testament Words] It is to be free from accusation. However, that blessing is
only enjoyed IN CHRIST.
In Paul's letter to the church at Rome he stated. . .
"(1) There is therefore NOW NO CONDEMNATION FOR THOSE WHO ARE IN
CHRIST JESUS." (Romans 8:1 ESV)
What a blessing! IN CHRIST our condemnation has been removed. Our sins
have been adequately dealt with by the power of His blood. Standing in
FELLOWSHIP WITH CHRIST we are FREE FROM CHARGE OR ACCUSATION, being viewed
IN HIM. And our God is faithful to what we have been promised IN CHRIST. May
our life reflect sincere appreciation for the blessing of entering into such
a sphere as the one IN FELLOWSHIP WITH HIM!
Have a great day SUSTAINED IN THE COMPANY OF JESUS!