These are the closing words of ‘The grace’ we say every Sunday morning to close the service. It is both a prayer and ‘blessing’. What is ‘the communion of the Holy Spirit’? Actually, when we say it we use another word; Fellowship. The Fellowship of the Holy Spirit. ‘Fellowship’ expresses the unity and love we have for each other. It expresses too how the Holy Spirit has joined us together in one body. 1 Corinthians 12:1 “For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.”
We all need to be aware of the person, the power and the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Not only the fact that a Christian is ‘Born of the Spirit’ but that we also need to be ‘Filled with the Spirit’ and, to keep on being filled with the Spirit.
The Holy Spirit, however, does not force us into anything. We have to respond to the leading and the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit puts the Father’s love into our hearts, but we have to respond to that love. That is why Jesus said “By this all will know that you are My disciples, If you have love for one another.” John 13:35.
The love that is shown to us by the Holy Spirit has to be released through us by the renewing of our minds. Our love for the Lord pours out in our corporate praise and worship. Our love for each other flows in the way we related to and care for each other in the Family of God.
Romans 8:15 “The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by Him we cry, “Abba, Father.” teaches us that we are made part of the family of God by the Holy Spirit. Because of that we can truly know God as our Father. (Abba – is simply, the Aramaic word for Father)
Today, let the love of the father overflow from grateful hearts. Be part of the family. Let the ‘Fellowship of the Holy Spirit’ start right now and continue through the service and beyond!
Be Blessed with Spirit Filled Fellowship. Amen