Abide in the Vine and bring forth much fruit
John 15:5 - I 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.
Abiding in Jesus Christ means to dwell in Jesus Christ.
How can one dwell in Jesus Christ?
Dwelling in Jesus Christ means to function in the Body of Christ according to our calling.
The Lord has called us not to just believe in Him but to be part of the functioning of his Body. Now you need to ask the Lord what is your function and understand it. Just as a vine grows in all directions we too being a part of the Body need to grow, not only grow but grow in all directions. And it is the Holy Spirit who is the one who will prune us as we grow, for He is the caretaker of this vine.
If you are not part of this vine I invite you on behalf of Jesus Christ to be a part of it and to grow much fruit.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, I want to grow and bear much fruit as a part of the Body of Lord Jesus Christ. Direct me, lead me, prune me and help me grow as part of the Body of Christ. I ask this in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
4 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:
5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;
7 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;
8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.
1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
2 Every 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.
1 Corinthians 12:6-12
6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.
7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:
11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
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