“And I entreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellowlabourers, whose names are in the Book of Life.” Philippians 4:3 KJV
I so much love this statement by Paul “whose names are in the Book of Life”. He’s talking with full assurance that their names are in the Book of Life.
He wasn’t hoping that God will see their work in the vineyard and at the end, out of pity put their names in the Book. He’s reminding the people that their names are already written in the Book of Life.
This is a revelation Knowledge and it comes as a result of total dedication to God and a closer work with the Holy Spirit.
This is not what religion teaches us, it is what Fellowship (Koinonia of the Holy Spirit). This is why at the conclusion of letters to the Churches in different cities, he always says “Grace be multiplied unto you all” and specifically in 2Cor 13v14 – may the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the KOINONIA (COMMUNION OR FELLOWSHIP) OF THE HOLY SPIRIT be with you all”.
The man has come to understand that there is very little you can do or achieve as a Christian without a closer relationship and work with the Holy Spirit.
You can be a Christian for as long as you want, attend all the Bible Studies, Seminaries, Church Services, Prayer Meetings, etc led by the “greatest of the great men/women of God”, read all their biographies, books, personal journals and sleep in the synagogues all the days of your life. Without close relationship with the Holy Spirit, there is a galloping limit to your understanding of the things of eternal value because these things are REVEALED and the Holy Spirit is the Revealer of Secrets (Ephesians 3v5).
Fellowship with the Holy Spirit is much simpler than it seems. It starts by acknowledging His presence in your life (being conscious of the fact that He is in and with you always), praying/speaking/singing in His language (in tongues: Jude 1v20, 1 Corinthians 14v14-15). Then start praying the Prayer of Silence, in which case, you listen attentively, to what He is going to say to you (and write down whatever He says to you). It’s a gradual process.
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