If I could only say ONE THING to all of you, I’d say this. “You’ve got to know” What the bible says, AND what it means, for yourself! You’ve got to be able to stand Alone like Abraham did, even though I realize there is a body ministry that God wants to bestow upon us.
The cross goes up and down, then back and forth. We are to receive from God (Vertical) and fellowship with others IN The LIGHT (1 John). if we don’t know God personally for ourselves, what he is saying to Us, and what he is doing IN US we have nothing to fellowship about, except what kind of snacks we are eating, (and so on).
The Holy Spirit is suppose to be our #1 teacher. If HE IS, then the Spirit-Led Teachers God sends to us, are CONFIRMATION and that’s the way things were intended to be. Jesus paid a very high price for you to be reconciled to God (our Father) in heaven.
The fellowship Adam had with him is suppose to be restored! This is more important than attendance at church or anything else we are “doing for God”….Apart from Him we can do NOTHING of any lasting value (John 15).
I’ve read hundreds of books (Christian) and didn’t feel any closer to God. When I study with HIM (the Holy Spirit) in the light the way God intended? My relationship with him blossoms! Even if MY book keeps you from personal fellowship time with God please, I beg you, do not read my books! And I mean that!
John 14:26 “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.” (Words of Jesus, to you!)