Koinonia Relationships & Fellowship
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Koinonia = Relationship, Fellowship,
Intimacy, Communion, Sharing, Joint-Participation, and Partnership
Religion is about using our natural flesh’s “might (a) and power (b)” – our body’s strength and our soul’s identity of mind, emotions, and will-power to ergo work/do FOR God. Religion is simply “doing” this individually and collectively. But the completely different-in-kind chadash/kainos New Covenant Way calls us to leave religion behind – “absolutely no longer in fact by-the-means-of might (a) nor in fact by-the-means-of power (b) but instead by-the-means-of My Spirit, says Yahweh of hosts” (c) – and instead embrace fellowship WITH God so that His Spirit works or ‘does’ His will and His good pleasure through us (d). <Notes> a) dunamis: enabling-power. In the Hebrew this means the external resources of man, b) ishus: endowed strength/power. In the Hebrew this means the internal abilities of man, c) Zechariah 4:6 – see Might and Power and Spirit-Power pages, d) Philippians 2:13.
Koinonia (noun) and koinoneo (verb) and koinonikos (adjective) refers to “relationship, interpersonal contact, social intercourse, common sharing, joint/co-participation, partnership, communion, intimacy, community, and fellowship, even by giving to one another service, money, or goods. The verb sunkoinoneo is koinoneo “with or in others.” Christians would also give “right-hand” handshakes, holy kisses, and embracing hugs (a) to show this. <Notes> a) Galatians 2:9; Acts 20:37; Romans 16:16; 1 Corinthians 16:20; 2 Corinthians 13:12; 1 Thessalonians 5:26; 1 Peter 5:14.
Let’s dive into this subject of having a relationship with God and His ability to have an intimate relationship with us through Jesus Christ and His Holy Spirit, and also His enabling-power working in and thru us to have intimate relationships with others.
Lord, we ask You to open the eyes and ears of our mind and heart to see, hear, and feel in order to epiginosko genuinely, experientially, relationally know You and Your power that enables us to have an intimate relationship with You and to unconditionally-love others the way You do unconditionally-love us through Jesus Christ and His Spirit.
Please follow the BLOG Etiquette Guidelines for these God-Relationships & Fellowship BLOG Topics:
BT2: Bible-study knowledge won’t lead you to Relationship knowledge , Watch the videos: Part 1, Part 2
BT4: Growing our relationship with the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit , Watch the videos: Part 1, Part 2
BT5: Vertical God-fellowship affects our horizontal Human-fellowship , Watch the videos: Part 1, Part 2
BT7: Christian fellowship is a Body-of-Christ ministry party, not a 1-man show , Watch the videos: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
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