JESUS IS THE TRUE VINE – ARE YOU CONNECTED
Paul lets us know that when it is God’s faith, it never changes. It never fluctuates. It is always there. The old roller coaster faith ride is gone. Your faith life is consistent because it is God’s faith…the faith of God…extended in you and through you…from the Vine (Jesus) through the branches (you) to the fruit (love, joy, peace, faith, etc.). That is why Paul could say, “None of these things move me…whether I was naked or whether I was peril, or whether I was shipwrecked or whether I was being beaten. 24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the Grace of God. Acts 20:24
The Bible teaches us that the Lord is the Vine (True Vine) and you and I are the branches. 1I AM the True Vine, and My Father is the Husbandman. 5 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. John 15:1, 5. The branch cannot bear fruit in itself except it abide in the Vine. The life is in the Vine. The Father is the Husbandman. He tends it. He gave it to Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ gives it to you and me. You and I are just branches. That is all. You are just a branch; you bear the fruit. You do not produce it; you bear it. Jesus said: 4 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. 7 If ye abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. John 15:4, 7.
He said, “Nothing moves me…nothing!” He had God’s faith. He said: 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Romans 8:35. Look at what He says:
For this cause have I sent unto you Timotheus, who is my beloved son, and faithful in the Lord, who shall bring you into remembrance of my ways which be in Christ, as I teach everywhere in every church.
~1 Cor. 4:17
REMINDER: JESUS IS THE TRUE VINE – ARE YOU CONNECTED!!!!
Love you and the Blessings of God be upon you.
Prophetess Eleanor Nichols
“A WILLING VESSEL for THE LORD”