An extremely important message for Backsliders or for Believers who remain lukewarm! Also an extremely important message for Believers, for anyone and everyone!
RETURN TO THE VINE. I AM. (Spoken Words of Knowledge)
Affiliated Verse With Commentaries
I am the true vine, and My Father is the vine dresser. Every branch (Believer) in Me (Believers who have found salvation solely in Jesus Christ to the exclusivity of anything and anyone else) that does not bear fruit He takes away and every branch that bears fruit (every good action done in partnership with Christ because the branch is attached to Him) He prunes, that it may bear more fruit (Refers to a pruning process to stimulate the Believer’s spiritual growth with the Fruits of the Holy Spirit which promotes righteous actions and works. (Gal. 5:22-23) That noted, good works although rewarding are not requirements for salvation – it is a gift of the finished works of Christ. And yet, according to Apostle James, faith without works is dead and is important to help advance GOD’S spiritual kingdom. (James 2:14-26; Mat. 25:31-40; Rev. 14:13). We demonstrate our faith with works; it is a vindication of our claim to salvation.) You are already clean because of **the word which I have spoken to you.** Abide (The importance of the Word is highlighted in this instruction. Trough this spoken Word, Jesus was telling His ‘cleansed’ disciples to Abide – to remain – in Him) in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine (There is no worthy fruit outside of Christ. All selfish ambitions carried out by unclean people – erring Believers alike – are fruitless. Their work will amount to nothing that is worthy for the advancement of the spiritual New Kingdom. It contributes to self and at worse to the fallen kingdoms of this world that are ruled by fallen powers and principalities. ) neither can you, unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.(!!) If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. **If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.** By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples. (Jn. 15: 1-8)
(It is being spoken that this message is important for this hour. The Word Obedient is also being spoken.)
The Importance of Obedience & Continuity
To abide in the Vine means to obediently remain in the Lord and in His Word continuously! If you have strayed, fallen away or have become lukewarm, you are being called to repent and to Return To The Vine! In this secret place, the Great I AM will meet you wherever you are, prune you and bless you. There He will supply you with the bread of Life, His revivifying water, new wine, strong meat, oil of anointing and the fruit of His Holy Spirit. (Gal. 5:22-23; Jn. 4:14; Jn. 6:35) And there He will reveal things to you! When you abide in Christ and are obedient to His Word, you will never hunger nor thirst! (Jn. 14:15-17) The supply will never run short! His Word revealingly teaches that only then will faithful Believers be able to ask whatever they will and He will answer them! It is the type of heavenly fruit and food that will help you retain your salvation; help you fulfill your GOD-ordained missions, execute works and even greater works that are moved by genuine faith, truth with love, and all other Fruit of the Spirit. (Gal. 5:22-23; James 2:14-26; Jn. 14:12) And all this has been made wondrously possible because of Jesus Christ’s finished works on the Cross for us. Praise GOD the FATHER and praise and thank you Lord God, Son of GOD, Beloved Jesus Christ, Savior of the world.
My goodness! I am really feeling this message. It’s another Jeremiah 20:9 moment!
RETURN TO THE VINE. I AM.
Keep the Faith. And be blessed with the fruit of His holiness and righteousness.