By Jay Pearson

Your perception of truth does not make you free.
Knowing the truth makes you free.

Through the Holy Scripture I will share with you verses of truth that your joy might be full and that you might enjoy a fresh and pure fellowship with the Father AND his Son Jesus Christ.

1 John 1:3-4:
3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.
4 And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.

What things are spoken of in 1 John 1:4 ?

1 John 1:1-2:
1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; 
2 (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)

In the first verse, (1 John 1:1), it states That which was from the beginning. I would like us to go to John 1:1-2 and read.

John 1:1-2:
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 
2 The same was in the beginning with God.

Also let's read in Hebrews 1:8-10 for additional clarification:

Hebrews 1:8-10:
8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. 
10 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:

Now that we have established whom we will be fellowshipping with, let's check out 1 Corinthians 1:9 and revisit 1 John 1:3.

1 Corinthians 1:9:
9 God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

1 John 1:3:
3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.

As a reminder, this word is that your joy may be full. We see the reference of both God and his Son Jesus Christ in the beginning chapters of Romans through Revelation, with the exception of 3rd John which is from an elder to his flock. Here are a couple of examples:

Romans 1:7:
7 To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Revelation 1:1-2:
1 The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John: 
2 Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.

Read the beginning chapters of the epistles from Romans through Revelation and take note of the salutation from both the Father AND the Son mentioned in each epistle as a further study.

Truly our fellowship is with the Father and his Son Jesus Christ. Jesus was manifested to us and sent from above by God and for God's purpose. He was sent by the Father to do his will and declare the Father.

John 6:40:
40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.

John 10:36:
36 Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?

John 17:26:
26 And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.

Jesus said he was sent by the Father and declared his Father's name. Jesus also said he sent us to declare his name as he was sent by the Father to declare the Father's name.

John 17:18:
18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.

Acts 1:8:
8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

Matthew 28:18-20:
18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Did you ever wonder why you were here on earth and chosen to believe in him? The above verses are a good indication of your ministry. Who gave Jesus Christ all power in heaven and earth?

Hebrews 1:1-4:
1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 
2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; 
3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; 
4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.

Hebrews 2:7-8:
7 Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands:  
8 Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him.

For later study please read Hebrews chapter 1-4. It is rich in the knowledge of Jesus Christ and his relationship to the Father and the Father to him.

Now in closing let us read 1 John 5:10-11.

1 John 5:10-11:
10 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. 
11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

Thanks be to God for his written Word, the Word in the flesh, which is the revelation of that Word. May we thank God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ for his fellowship with us. May our joy be full and our fellowship be complete in the Father AND in his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

1 John 1:3-4:
3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. 
4 And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.