"Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. ~ John 14:27"

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Remain in Me…

                         and I will remain in you. ~John 15:4a

We need to remain in Him, in His Word, in His Father’s Word so that we will remain close to Him and grow and bear fruit. 

The passage I spoke about in yesterday’s post explains it all.   He speaks of Remaining in His word, His love nine times.  We need to remain in Him and His words so that we will be strong and bear fruit like we were made to do!

Jesus, the True Vine

“I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener.  He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and He prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more.  You have already been pruned and purified by the message I have given you.  Remain in Me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in Me.

“Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in Me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from Me you can do nothing.  Anyone who does not remain in Me is thrown away like a useless branch and withers. Such branches are gathered into a pile to be burned.  But if you remain in Me and My words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted!  When you produce much fruit, you are My true disciples. This brings great glory to  My Father.

“I have loved you even as the Father has loved Me. Remain in My love.  When you obey My commandments, you remain in My love, just as I obey My Father’s commandments and remain in His love.  I have told you these things so that you will be filled with My joy. Yes, your joy will overflow!  This is My commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you.  There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.  You are My friends if you do what I command.  I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn’t confide in his slaves. Now you are My friends, since I have told you everything the Father told Me. You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using My name.  This is my command: Love each other.

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Luther:Living Grace said...

Great Reminder!!

I can do nothing apart from Him for when I am weak He is strong. He alone is able to sustain me. I must walk in Him and the light of His Word to be who He wants me to be.

God bless and Keep the faith

Nicole said...

Thank Luther.

Amen to your comment!


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