The True Vine

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“I am the true vine …

This week brings us to the last of the seven “I Am” statements of Jesus recorded by John. In the Old Testament, a few of the prophets referred to Israel as a choice vine – a vine given all it stood in need of to bear fruit. The care given to this vine should have produced fruit the gardener could brag about. Instead the prophet Isaiah wrote this vine produced wild grapes. Wild grapes are puny and sour, nothing to brag about. Isaiah wrote why the Lord, the gardener, would “lay waste” to this vine.

“For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel,

and the men of Judah his pleasant plant:

and he looked for judgment, but behold oppression;

for righteousness, but behold a cry.”

Isaiah 5:7

In his faithfulness to himself and his word, the Lord God would not leave Israel in a fruitless state. He would plant the True Vine among them.

This week’s Passage:

Jesus said –

  • “I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.

Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

  • I am the vine, ye are the branches:

He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered: and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit: so shall ye be my disciples.

  • As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.” John 15:1-9

As the vine is so shall the fruit be. In Jesus the true vine –

  • “Mercy and truth are met together;
  • righteousness and peace have kissed each other…
  • righteousness shall go before him;
  • and shall set us in the way of his steps.” Psalm 85:10,13

The Vine came filled with righteousness, mercy, and truth. The branches grow from him and then comes the Vine’s reward – the righteous fruit born of the branches. Hence the Gardener is glorified, the Vine is praised, and the branches fulfill their purpose. Next time we hope to take a closer look at the relationship between the vine and the branches.

16 thoughts on “The True Vine

  1. This post reminded me of the hymn, Abide in Me. Indeed, when we abide in JESUS CHRIST as the True Vine, our Savior, and our Lord GOD, our mindset is transformed and renewed by GOD the FATHER, and we are susceptible to the HOLY SPIRIT’s guidance, thus bit by bit rejecting sin. Also, “goodness” will be manifested because we have faith in GOD as we are sanctified by Him day by day. And like the prodigal son, we are also being disciplined/pruned out of GOD’s love for us. Blessings Donna, to you and your family!

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    1. The Word creates the Life of the Child of God. Because it is the Creator God that spoke in Jesus. To create His Son, Jesus Christ. And thus the Father and Son becomes a Reality. By the Creator God that is now Father in Jesus. And we have our Father. Our Father with Perfect Life in Him. Raising us in His Life as His Child. To be Alive with Him in Father Child Relationship of the Holy Spirit of Love.

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      1. Amen. And in The Word or The Creator that He spoke in Jesus you became His Son, Jesus Christ.
        Where He died for you on the cross to take your human life in Adam to its grave. And when He raised you were born from Him as His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ.

        Rom. 6
        1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
        2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
        3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
        4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
        5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
        6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
        7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.
        8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:
        9 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.
        10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.
        11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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      2. I want to be sure I’m understanding what you are saying. Are you saying, as a born again believer in Jesus Christ I have become Jesus Christ? If so, I can tell you , I am not God the Son. I am a child of God, but that does not make me God. I can save no one- only Christ can do that. I cannot still the storms. Christ through me can do wonderous things- but that’s not me or my power. It is Christ’s power in me.

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      3. We are into an Existence where the Babies of God are mainly in carnality. Because of an evil spirit of strife ruling them. Thus they never grew up in Revelation of God. Because they chose for their “bosses” and not their Father.

        1 Cor. 3
        1 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.
        2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. 3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men? 4 For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal? 5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man? 6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. 7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.

        As result they don’t have Revelation on The Word of God which is Jesus. God is One and does not have a Son. He Himself was the Soul or Life of the Word. Not a “son” of Him.

        John 14
        8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.
        9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?
        10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

        He spoke the Word of Jesus to create the Real Jesus. Which is you. If you get Revelation on this of course.

        In the death of your Father on the cross you were born again as His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ.

        Rom. 6
        1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
        2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
        3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
        4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
        5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
        6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
        7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.
        8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:
        9 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.
        10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.
        11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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  2. Jesus is The Word of God. It Alive. It creates Life.

    John 6
    63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

    This is the case because it was God speaking in the Flesh of Jesus. He gave Himself a Body to be The Word. And God Himself became The Word Jesus.

    John 14
    8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.
    9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?
    10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

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      1. In Christ we have The Father. It was Him all along. Who died for you on the Cross. Because He “doeth the works”

        John 14
        8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.
        9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?
        10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

        And when He raised from the grave He gave birth to you and became your Father.

        Rom. 6
        1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
        2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
        3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
        4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
        5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
        6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
        7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.
        8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:
        9 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.
        10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.
        11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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      2. Now the Relationship of The Word of Father and Son is created to be the Reality in you. Where you are The Real Son, Jesus Christ. Born of your Mom and Dad. In a Real Family of God.

        Gal. 4
        19 My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,

        This is the New Jerusalem manifesting in the earth. By a Mother.

        Rev. 21
        1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
        2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

        Rev. 21
        9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife.
        10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,

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      3. I am glad you can accept me for who i am. It is not really about agreement but the Love of Dad that is growing. Because it is about me and you together in Dad’s Family of Love. That sorts out all the differences eventually.

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      4. When we are in God’s Family we are in Personal Relationships in the presence of Dad. He is the Holy Spirit connecting us in His Love.

        Mat. 18
        20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

        And we learn to speak Dad’s Language which is creating Words of Spirit and Life.

        John 6
        63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

        This is also called “Edifying”.

        1 Cor. 14
        26 How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.

        Together we assist in the raising of each other in Dad’s Life. Through His Holy Spirit of Love. And when that becomes a Reality between us by Dad that is with us we grow in Love together. Which is what Dad desires. For us to Love each other in His Love in His Presence. Enjoying His Family Existence.

        This is the New Jerusalem that comes down from Heaven in a Mother.

        Rev. 21
        1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
        2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
        3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

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