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JESUS HAS ASSURED YOU AND I
in the 15th chapter of John, Jesus has assured you and I of many blessings that
are ours today if only we will hear Him and do the work that he has given us to
do in this day.
I have no doubt
that you have either read all of this chapter before or have been taught all or
part of these promises before.
As a servant of
my God I am always amazed that I perceive for the first time something new each
time that I read, here, or teach from a chapter or verse of God's holy word.
alone with me as the Holy Spirit teaches you and I something new here in the 15th chapter of
1 am the true vine,
and my Father is the husbandman.
branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that
it may bring forth more fruit. 3Now
ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. 4Abide
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. 5I
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. 6If
a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men
gather them, and cast theminto
the fire, and they are burned
Brothers, Jesus is the vine, we who
believe and know Him are the branches, and God is the husbandman of the
Jesus tells us
plainly here that God will prune you and I, who are the branches, that we will
bring forth more fruit.
Jesus also tells
us here that every branch (you and I), who does not bear fruit from the vine
(Jesus), God the husbandman of the vineyard will be purge. Those men who do not
bear fruit will be purged and cast into the fire as the husbandman (God), works
his vineyard which is you and I brother.
ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it
shall be done unto you. 8Herein
is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. 9As
the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. 10If
ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my
Father's commandments, and abide in his love. 11These
things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. 12This
is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
Brothers Jesus said here that if we
abide in Him and if His words abide in us, that we can ask anything of him and
it shall be done unto us. God is faithful to both watch oven and to perform his
brothers, that Jesus has ascended to heaven and sits at God's right hand to
intercede on our behalf.
He makes the
petition to God the Father for our answered prayers.
He says here
that when we bear much fruit God is glorified and we are Jesus' disciples.
Jesus tells us
that just as the Father has loved Him, so to shall we love Jesus. He tells us
that by keeping His commandments we abide in His love. Jesus has commanded us
to bear fruit.
He says that our
joy will remain full when we do the things that He asks of us. What does He ask
of us? He asks us to bear much fruit for God's kingdom and to keep His
Remember that as
born again children of God, Jesus commandment that we:
We love the Lord
with all of our heart.
We love the Lord
with all of our soul.
We love the Lord
with all of our mind.
We love the Lord
with all of our strength.
We love our
neighbor as our self.
love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 14Ye
are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you
Jesus calls us friends!
I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I
have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have
made known unto you.
Wow! Jesus says that he has made
known unto you and I all things. We do His commandment, we ask what we will of
God the Father, and Jesus will petition the Father for us. We ask and we
Ask for His
wisdom, and His knowledge about all things and He will give us understanding by
the comforter who is God's very own holy Spirit who abides inside us as does
Jesus himself. We abide in Him and He abides in us.
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.
Verse 16 above says that we did not
choose Jesus, but rather Jesus has chosen you and I. We have been chosen to go
and bear much fruit for God's kingdom.
things I command you, that ye love one another. 18If
the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. 19If
ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of
the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth
the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If
they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my
saying, they will keep yours also. 21But
all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know
not him that sent me. 22If
I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no
cloke for their sin. 23He
that hateth me hateth my Father also. 24If
I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had
sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father. 25But this cometh to pass, that the word might be
fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause. 26But
when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth
from the Father, he shall testify of me: 27And
ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.
Yes brothers the world will hate you
and I because they do not know Jesus the Son or God the Father.
that just as Jesus was hated, and is hated by the lost world of this day, that
they will hate us also.
Jesus has sent
the Comforter to you and I. The Spirit of truth, God's very own Holy Spirit
came to dwell inside each of us who know Jesus. Just as the Holy Spirit bears
witness of Jesus, we also shall bear witness to the world.
and re-read this message that God's Holy Spirit has given me for you.
God bless you my
brothers in Christ Jesus.
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