“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.”
He is the Vine.
We are the branches.
There can be no fruit but that which is given and supplied through Him as we yield ourselves to Him for Him to work through us.
In this chapter we see four categories of fruit bearing spoken of by the Lord Jesus Christ.
“Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away…”
If we neglect to allow Him to work through us, we will have no fruit and be left empty handed.
“…and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it…”
As we bear fruit, we can expect Him to cleanse us in order for us to be able to be more fruitful.
“…that it may bring forth more fruit.”
The result of us being purged is always worth it, for He knows what is best.
“… He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit…”
The ultimate goal of our walk with Him is to bring forth much fruit for His glory.
Abundant fruit. Plenteous fruit.
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.”
Fruit that remains.
“Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.”
Which category are you in?
Seek to be fruitful today and every day.
“That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;”
Job 25-26 | 1 John 5
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