Holy Communion

Michael Beck

“This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth” (1 John 1:5,6)

Fellowship with God is impossible when we walk in darkness. God is not so desperate for relationship with us that He will share in our sin. For relationship with God to work we must come up to His level; He will not come down to ours. He will not be unequally yoked with us. “… For what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?” (2 Corinthians 6:14); and, “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?” (Amos 3:3)

God is a holy God and if we are to be a partaker of His divine nature and holiness we must escape the corruption that is in the world through lust (2 Peter 1:4). The question is asked: “Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee” (Psalm 94:20) The answer is no.

If God would be our companion we cannot be joined to idols. God does not tolerate spiritual fornication from His partner. He wants to share His holy and righteous life with us. He wants us to experience fullness of joy in His fellowship. But this cannot and will not happen unless we are committed to walk in the light as He is in the light.

Michael Beck is a pastor in the Dallas, TX area and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.