Remaining In Jesus The Vine.

I am the true vine, and My Father is the husbandman. Every branch in Me that bears no fruit He takes away: and every branch that bears fruit, He purges it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

 Now you are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. Remain in Me, and I remain in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it remains in the vine; no more can you, except you remain in Me. 

I am the vine, and you are the branches: He that remains in Me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit: for without Me, you can do nothing. 

If a man remains not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burnt.  ( John 15 v 1-6 )

There are a number of vital truths that spring up from these words spoken by our Lord Jesus Christ, the first aspect that needs to be fully understood and embraced is to know who are the recipients of these instructions given by Jesus.

Examine the contexts, and you will see that Jesus is addressing His disciples, who were gathered around Him in the upper room before His arrest and crucifixion.

As a believer, as a disciple of the Lord, these words are just as important today as they were when Jesus Christ gave them to those gathered with Him in that room.

The Believer In Jesus Is A Branch.

Every branch in Me that bears no fruit He takes away: and every branch that bears fruit, He purges it, that it may bring forth more fruit. ( John 15 v 2 )

If you are a believer, you are a branch in Christ, the very life and substance of the Vine reside in the branch, the branch cannot exist separately from the Vine, the branch is dependent on the life that is in the Vine.

To Remain Is The Responsibility Of The Branch

“Remain in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it remains in the vine; no more can you, except you remain in Me.” ( John 15 v 4 )

Many people live in ignorance of the true gospel salvation as taught by Jesus Christ, and many fail to grasp that Jesus taught a salvation that has conditions that need to be understood and observed.

For the majority of the time, the body of Christ has failed to understand that in true gospel salvation, there is the working of the God side of salvation, and there is the human part.

Examine the emphasis that Jesus Christ made on the need of commitment on the part of the believer, in the use of remaining in the vine, to remain speaks of making something permanent, to be fixed in position, this is the action of the will of the believer, Almighty God will never force His way onto anyone, Jesus Christ specifically said to the disciples you have to remain in Me, and I will remain in you.

It is important to understand that Jesus Christ made mention of the disciple’s essential requirement to remain in Him no less than four times, read it for yourself.

Remain in Me, and I remain in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it remains in the vine, so neither can you unless you remain in Me.  I am the vine, and you are the branches; he who remains in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. ( John 15 v 4 -5 )

The Dire Consequence Of Failing To Remain.

If a man Remains not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burnt. ( John 15 v 6 )

How often do we fail to read fully into the words that Jesus Christ spoke, how easy is it for a believer to miss the simple wording of the if’s of scripture?

Whenever you see the word if, it  always refers to meeting a condition, notice carefully what Jesus is saying; “ If a man remains not in Me.”

How can those who hold to a belief system of unconditional salvation explain away this warning by Jesus Christ?

The gospel of Jesus Christ gives us a clear warning that a believer can lose their salvation by departing from Jesus Christ, who is our fountain of life.

The following scripture can be correctly interpreted and remain faithful to the Spirit of Scripture. One can fully understand that Jesus Christ can’t fail on His side or part of salvation. Still, it is possible for a believer who once abode in Christ, to leave that place of security and suffer the  Consequence of his action.

He who remains in Me and I in him, he it is who will bear much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. But If this same man Remains not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather him, and cast him into the fire, and he is burnt. 

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