1 John 1:7 - Walking in Jesus brings Cleansing and Fellowship.

1 John 1:7 - Walking in Jesus brings Cleansing and Fellowship. 

1 John 1:7 (KJV) But if we walk in the light, as he is in the 
light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus 
Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. 

1 John 1:7 (AMP) But if we [really] are living and walking in 
the Light, as He [Himself] is in the Light, we have [true, unbroken] 
fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses 
(removes) us from all sin and guilt [keeps us cleansed from sin in all its 
forms and manifestations].  

1 John 1:7 (TLB) But if we are living in the light of God's 
presence, just as Christ does, then we have wonderful fellowship and joy 
with each other, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from 
every sin. 

1 John 1:7 (CWR) But if we walk in God's light as Jesus walked 
in God's light, then we are His friends and have fellowship with 
each other, and the blood of Jesus Christ continues to purify us from 
every kind of sin. 

1 John 1:7 (MSG) But if we walk in the light, God himself being 
the light, we also experience a shared life with one another, as the 
sacrificed blood of Jesus, God's Son, purges all our sin.  

God is constantly surrounded by light that radiates from 
Himself. The best that Christians can do is to walk in the rays of light 
that emanate from God. As a traveler will follow the light of a guide 
along a dark and unknown road, so the child of God will follow light 
from the Lord along the road of life. [SDA Bible Commentary] 

   I read a passage in a book that said: "We can only get to 
know ourselves and others to the extent that we tune in to the 
heartbeat of the universe." Here is a psychologist, a non-Christian, 
attempting to put into words one of the greatest truths of 
Scripture--namely, that it is only as we have fellowship with God that we can 
experience fellowship with ourselves and others. What a pity he could not 
see that what he calls "the heartbeat of the universe" is the heart 
that was broken on the cross. Isn't it sad that so many philosophers 
and scientists come so close to seeing the reality that lies behind 
the universe and yet, for some reason, sidestep the great issue of 
entering into a personal relationship with God? They struggle to know the 
secrets of the cosmos, and yet miss the "open secret" of God's 
revelation through Christ which He laid bare at Calvary. Instead, they try 
to achieve fellowship through psychological processes that leave 
the heart estranged. The astonishing rise in our day of the "group 
therapy movement" testifies to the need of the human heart for 
fellowship. Almost every country in the world reports a rapid rise of small 
groups meeting together to encourage, confront, and stimulate one 
another toward good emotional health and maturity. The world is waking 
up to the fact that we are made for fellowship. Oh, if only they 
could see that fellowship which does not begin with God, does not 
   Father, I am so thankful for the discovery that fellowship 
cannot be produced by trying but by trusting. It begins and ends with 
You. Take me deeper into Your heart that I might take others deeper 
into mine. For Jesus' sake. Amen. [Every Day With Jesus Bible with 
Selwyn Hughes devotional re Acts 2:42] 

   Seek fellowship with other Christians. Daniel Rowlands, a 
famous Welsh revivalist of a past century, said: "The whole purpose of 
the Christian message can be summarized in a single 
   What did he mean? First John 1:3 spells it out clearly: "And 
indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus 
Christ." Listen to it as it appears in The Amplified Bible: "What we have 
seen and ourselves heard, we are also telling you, so that you too 
may realize and enjoy fellowship as partners and partakers with us. 
And this fellowship that we have . . . is with the Father and with 
His Son Jesus Christ, the Messiah." At first, John seems to say that 
the fellowship is "with us," but he hastens to add that our 
fellowship "is with the Father and with His Son, Jesus Christ."  
   Follow me carefully now, for what I am about to say can be 
easily misunderstood: the person who does not know fellowship with God 
can never know fellowship with anyone else. It must be noted that I 
am here using the word "fellowship" in its highest possible sense. 
The one who does not know fellowship with God will feel, consciously 
or unconsciously, that he is cut off from the very roots of his 
being. He will feel like a spiritual orphan. This is why our horizontal 
relationships--that is, our relationship with ourselves and with others--can never be 
fully realized until we experience a vertical relationship, a 
relationship with God. Only when we are reconciled with God do we have the 
potential for experiencing true fellowship with ourselves and with others. 
   Father, I see that I cannot experience true fellowship with 
myself or with others until I have known it with You. Help me to deepen 
my fellowship with You so that I might deepen it with others. In 
Jesus' name. Amen. [Every Day With Jesus Bible with Selwyn Hughes 
devotional re 1Co. 1:9] 


   Rest in My radiant presence. The world around you seems to 
spin faster and faster, till everything is a blur. Yet there is a 
cushion of calm at the center of your life, where you live in union with 
Me. Return to this soothing Center as often as you can, for this is 
where you are energized: filled with My Love, Joy, and Peace. 
   The world is a needy place; do not go there for sustenance. 
Instead, come to Me. Learn to depend on Me alone, and your weakness will 
become saturated with My Power. When you find your completeness in Me, 
you can help other people without using them to meet your own needs. 
Live in the Light of My Presence, and your light will shine brightly 
into the lives of others. (Gal. 5:22; 1Jo. 4:12) [Jesus Calling by 
Sarah Young] 

   In everything you do, put Me first, and I will direct you and 
crown your efforts with success. Putting Me first sounds so simple and 
straightforward. But the world, the flesh, and the devil war against your efforts 
to do this. You can easily justify letting other things creep into 
the space and time you had set aside for Me. If this happens only 
occasionally, it is just part of being human. However, if you see it becoming 
a pattern in your life, watch out! Your priorities may have been 
gradually shifting - until I am no longer your First Love.  
   Putting Me first is not an arbitrary rule; it is the way to 
live vibrantly, joyfully - close to Me. It is also the way to live 
purposefully, letting Me direct your steps. When I am your top priority, other 
things fall into their proper place. So delight yourself in Me first 
and foremost. As you walk in the Light of My Presence, I open up the 
path before you - and give you the desires of your heart. (Rev. 2:4; 
Psa. 37:4; 1Jo. 1:7) [Jesus Today by Sarah Young] 





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