I planted you in the Land like a special vine of the very best stock.
Why in the world have you turned into something like a wild vine; that produces rotten, foul-smelling grapes.?
The vine in the Old Testament represents Israel and in the New Testament it is said in the book of John that Jesus Christ was described as the “True Vine”. The one that fulfilled the purpose the Father had given Israel. Back in the Old Testament Israel was chosen by God because, he something worthy in them; However because of their idolatry, ungratefulness and the pleasures of their own flesh; they rejected God’s order.
““I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.”
The word says that we are part of the body of Jesus Christ and the Lord is described as the “True Vine”; the one that gave his life for the salvation and eternal life of humanity. A vine is where grapes are made and grapes are fruits; and from that fruit you get juice. In the spiritual sense Jesus Christ is the vine and we are the branches that bear fruit. If we don’t live in the vine that is the Lord; How can we as his body bear fruits for his and the father’s glory? So my question for you and myself is;
WHAT TYPE OF BRANCH ARE YOU IN THE VINE?
Are you the type that bears fruit? Or is it crooked? Or dry and dead? How are you living your life with the Lord. Last week was Easter week for many is the memoir of the death and resurrection of our savior. Many last week were saints for the week; however are they trying to live that way from then on. God asks of us to try to be Holy; he knows we are human and that we have flesh.; that our spirit is weak but don’t forget that his son was also flesh and that he died to give you redemption and salvation through his sacrifice. There is no excuse that will satisfy him you have to try to abide in him and live like him. Separated from the wickedness that surround us; we have to give example of who we are to the world.
““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.
“By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.”
John 15:5, 8
My Question still stands; What type of branch are you in the vine?
Are you a crooked vine? That in one moment you are a representation of God and the next you are lost to the world. Are you a withered and dead branch? That once you walked in God’s path; however you lost your way to the world and now you are in the world. Or are you a branch that gives fruit? That you try to walk the path that you know is hard but not impossible to walk. God wants you to be a branch that is in the vine( in his body) to give fruit so that other may come and eat from that fruit and be saved. It doesn’t mean that he can’t restored the other type; it just means that they need to want his help and his presence in there lives. He is coming soon and we as his body need to take his word to different races, nations; so that they can also have salvation through him.
“If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.”