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The Vine and the branch John 15:5

By lulu


Hi everyone, welcome back to my blog. I’m so glad you clicked this link and I pray that you continue to grow in your faith walk in Christ. Listen, today’s post is going to bless you. This faith that we have in God is not self-generated, God gave it to us when we heard the gospel. Faith comes by hearing the word of God (Romans 10:17). 

My really good friend sent me this wonderful write up in response to my WhatsApp status that talked about faith being maintained by Christ. Please read and remain blessed. 

The Vine and the branch John 15: 5

Branches don’t choose to be branches. They just are because the Vine willed it and the Gardener kept them without cutting them off.

We as the branch were willed as branches before time began. Ephesians 1:4 (NIV) says For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love

And as such, we are connected whether we want to or not. We are supplied nutrients because we are enjoined to Him. We receive ideas and His Energy and life flow through us because we are joined.  Don't worry or feel pressured about living or getting ideas for business or blooming into all you're supposed to be. Just know and be conscious that you are joined. You have to get all you need because He's always giving and as long as you are joined you'll receive yours. Just stay connected.

The beauty of the tree is seen in the branches which bear fruits and flowers for fragrance. The same way we are the reflection of the beauty of God. When people see us, they should see the beauty and person and energy of God. We are His showmanship, His masterpiece, the centre of His attention and the peak of His creation. Once we always walk in the consciousness that we are joined, we will always show Him off and all His beauty. Ephesians 2:10 (NIV) says For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

The branch reaches out to get light but that reach is sustained by the vine that gives it nutrients and energy to reach out to the light. The same way God through His Spirit works in us both to WILL to reach for Him in fellowship and do good works and to DO it.

In the end, it's all Him. We can't boast of anything.

He chose us before time began, as the branch doesn't decide if it wants to be a branch or not.

He is our source and life. A branch cannot stay or exist by itself else it withers. The branch being connected is supplied by the Vine naturally. We are supplied with God's life running through us, His energy coursing through us. 

The beauty and gifts and graces we reflect are all Him, as the branch can’t produce anything of itself without the vine supplying it. As the branch produces flowers and fruits, the same way we are the express beauty of Him.

The will to look for light to grow and spread and increase by the branch is supplied by the Vine, else the branch would have no energy to do so. Same way, God works in us to will/desire to fellowship with Him, do good works and grow and He works in us/supplies the energy to DO it.

The strength of the branch is commensurate to the strength of the vine.

It's all Jesus.

Philippians 2: 13 (NIV) says for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.

As long as I'm the branch, I didn't call myself, He called/elected me, He willed it to be that I be His, a branch. My supply is sure, my source of energy and life is sure, my energy is sure. The Vine, Jesus can’t help but supply my needs.  I'm definitely filled with the God-life and His energy courses through me. He wills me to do right and causes me to DO right. I just stay conscious that I'm connected and I watch how His life through me exudes beauty.

In everything you do, stay conscious of your union with Christ, the true Vine. It is not about striving towards perfection on your own accord but of whom you're one with.

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