Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered outside the gate.  Therefore, let us go forth to him outside the camp, bearing his reproach.  For we have no continuing city here, but we seek one to come.


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The Only Holy Thing that Can Be Destroyed

I give thanks to my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine making supplication for all of you with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.
Philippians 1:3–5

Neither Satan nor his angels, nor men, can corrupt or destroy God. God is perfect and holy and pure, and with Him, “there is no shadow of turning.” He cannot be changed by any power, anywhere. Nor is there any power that can corrupt or destroy the Son of God, for the Son is “most blessed forever,” and he “will never be moved” (Ps. 21:6–7). Nor can any power corrupt or destroy God’s holy Spirit; it is eternally pure. The only holy thing that can be corrupted and destroyed is the fellowship of God’s children on earth.

The fellowship we have together in Christ is a most precious possession that must be guarded in order to keep it. John told the saints that if they would walk together in the light, then they would be cleansed from all sin (1Jn. 1:7). John knew that those saints had already been forgiven and washed from their sins when they received God’s Spirit, but he also knew that there is a deeper cleansing from sin available to the saints who walk together in fellowship.

The things which destroy that fellowship are the things that wise saints hate the most. Guard your heart. Keep yourself pure. Stay alert. Never forget that the fellowship we have in Christ can be corrupted and destroyed. Strive for fellowship in the light because through fellowship alone will the body of Christ ever be as clean as it can be.

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