How can we say we are ‘fellowshipping’ together if we aren’t on the same accord? Fellowshipping means we are gathering together with the same intent and purpose; a group of like-minded people coming together. Oh, you didn’t know that? Well, if we gather for a birthday party; everybody’s intent should be to celebrate whosoever birthday it is, right? It’s the same way with worship. If we all serve the same God, shouldn’t our intent be to worship Him during our fellowship? Shouldn’t our purpose be to follow Him, His teachings and give Him praise during our fellowship? If you aren’t doing that, when you fellowship, you need to rethink some things. Going to a building on Sunday doesn’t make you part of the fellowship if your intent isn’t the same as the others gathered. If the purpose of a church building is to worship God and you’re going there so that you can keep your status up, you are going for the wrong reason. If you are going into God’s house because you are the head of whatever board, you are going for the wrong reason. If you are going to God’s house simply because you are the one who counts the money yet you can’t be counted into fellowship, you are going for the wrong reason.
This is why Hebrews 10:25 says, “And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.” How can you encourage me when we are on different pages or standing on uncommon ground? Chile, I can’t listen to you, in God’s house, especially if we don’t have the same intent to serve our God. Please understand, you can have your role (in God’s house) but don’t allow it to overshadow the reason why we fellowship. You can serve in your capacity but don’t allow it to dominate the purpose of the shepherd God has ordained and put in place to lead His sheep (if he or she is leading you in the right direction). Acts 2:42 says, “All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer,” but how can we sit down to eat together when we are at odds? What happened to the fellowship? What happened to gathering together to worship God? What happened to going to church for deliverance instead of mess? What happened to following the pastor instead of our own agendas? What happened to helping one another? Where are the true Saints of God? Where is the fellowship among God’s people? Where’s the fellowship?