1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanses us from all sin.
God has given the body of Christ two key commandments.
- To love God with all of our being.
- To love our neighbour as you love yourself!
While it seems impossible to love some people, with God all things are possible. Remember He will not require something of His people that He did not equip us to do. We are able to get along with and fellowship with each other because of the blood of Jesus. As we walk in the light of the Word of God, the blood of Jesus daily cleanses us from all sin.
When people fight with each other they really do not realize what they are doing. They forget that the same blood that was shed for them was shed for the other person also. The same Jesus loves each of them equally. And when you really think about it, they are fighting over something quite insignificant compared to what Jesus did for them. Think about that for a moment. Where would we be if God had not come to our rescue? What would have happened to us if God stayed mad at us?
With that in mind then, we must quickly settle our disputes with our brother before we can go before our Lord in prayer.
Jesus said, "Don't come to the altar and offer your gift while you have strife with your brother. Lay your gift down and go back to your brother and get it right. Then come back and offer your gift, and it will be received."
Once any strife has been settled, we can now have fellowship with our brother again, because the blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sin.
That is not referring exclusively to our initial salvation but it is talking about our daily walk. In other words, there is a daily cleansing of the blood. We can get along with our brother and have fellowship with him because we are daily cleansed by the Word.