The Vine

“I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. John 15:5

Jesus teaching about “The Vine” is a perfect illustration about how our relationship should be with him. Think about a Vine with its branches and leaves. If a branch becomes broken or cut from the vine, what happens? The branch eventually withers and dies. The bright green leaves that were on the branch eventually shrivel up and fall away

This is exactly how our relationship is with Christ. When we are apart from him, we spiritually shrivel up and die. Our lives will never be fruitful without being connected to “The Vine” Jesus Christ. Often Satan wants to implant ideas into our heads, sometimes he wants to fill up our egos, so that we break away from “The Vine”. This is spiritual suicide, as Jesus says “Apart from him we can do Nothing!”

“If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned. John 15:6

Anyone who denies Christ as their Lord will eventually be thrown into the fire, because they are already spiritually dead. The original Greek word for “Abide” is “Meno” which basically means to have a relationship with or to continually be in the presence.

To abide with Christ, you need to have a relationship with him. You need to be seeking him, know him, honor him! How do you do this? Read your Bible, pray continually, and listen to the Holy Spirit!

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13

Stay connected to our Lord Jesus Christ, and he will give you the strength to overcome. Abide in him and he will enable you to become fruitful in your spiritual life. Apart from Christ we cant anything Amen!

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