“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. – John 15:5
Jesus Christ the true vine, Believers the vine branches
“I am the vine; you are the branches”
Dear Beloved in Christ, we are called to bear fruit in our lives to testify of our identity as children of God and to also bring glory to God our Father.
In today’s verse, Jesus Christ gives us a beautiful image of the vine and branches to show us how we become a part of Him when we accept Him into our lives as our Lord and Savior. The vine is not detached from the branches neither is the branch detached from the vine. We are in Christ and He is in us. Praise God!
Vine branches to bear fruit
“If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit;”
As believers in Jesus Christ, we are called to be fruitful. To be fruitful means to live out our purposes as children of God. Our attachment to Jesus Christ makes it more than possible to fulfill our purposes in God. Jesus Christ assures us that as long as we remain in Him, our lives will produce fruits that will bear witness of who we are as God’s children. What has God called you to do? You can do it in Jesus Christ, for as long as you remain attached to Him, He will provide all the nutrients the vine branch needs to bear fruit to show that indeed you are in Him.
Apart from Jesus, We can do nothing.
“Apart from me you can do nothing”
It is impossible to be a child of God without God, apart from Jesus, we can do nothing. This is one very profound truth I can truly testify because it has been Jesus Christ through it all in my life. And I believe with Jesus Christ in your life, you will be able to do what God has called you to do and be who He has called you to be. In Christ, we bear much fruit, the Father is glorified and we receive joy.
I pray that that you will experience the faithfulness of God in your lives. May we always depend on God so that we will bear fruit as Children of God. My dear one, remain in Him and let Him remain in you and you will bear much fruit. Always remember that Jesus Christ dearly loves you!