HIPP VISUAL MINISTRIES - THE VINE - ALTAMONT, TN
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THE VINE


JESUS SPEAKING HERE

John 15:1-7   I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.

Brothers, Jesus tells us here that he is the vine and we can do nothing without him. He says that we must abide in Him and He will abide in us. We truly can not bear any fruit without Him. Our purpose in His plan is to bear much fruit. It is indeed the season and the fields are ready for harvest. God the Father is the vinedresser and it is he who will take away that branch which is not bearing fruit. If we are not bearing fruit then He will remove your gift from you. If you are bearing fruit then He will prune you that you may bear more fruit. Do you see that the goal here is to bear more fruit. Jesus says here, "that the branch can not bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me".

We are the branch in the grape vineyard of this world. Jesus is the vine. The branch bears the fruit, but without the vine there is no branch thus there is no fruit. God prunes the branches that are bearing fruit so that they may bear more fruit. Those branches who are bearing no fruit will be cut away from the vine and cast aside in order that new branches may be  brought forth.

Brothers, I would ask that you examine your own branch and see the fruit that you are bringing forth. Meditate upon what Jesus says here in the 15th chapter of John.

God Bless you my brothers,

John Hipp
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