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. John 15:5
If a man abide 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 burned. John 15:6
If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. John 15:7
Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. John 15:8
Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:3
..That poverty of spirit we’re told causes us to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. And so that’s what we should be about as we draw life from the vine. That life in the vine – the same as it’s in you and I – That sap that causes it to grow. And it’s very interesting that with a vine those branches can reach out a long way from the vine. They have a way of tangling and intertwining on things. So it’s not just a straight line in that sense – it’s able to move round corners – angles. It’s able to climb upwards and downwards – and to branch out. This reveals to us that the Word of God – the Holy Spirit is not limited to any place or person or nation. It is a message for all, that’s why it’s the Good News of the Gospel. ‘ Without Me You Can Do Nothing. ‘
‘ Just Let Go..
.. He is making us totally – completely dependent on Him. Just let the Holy Spirit do it. When things seem to be happening in your life, or you don’t understand, or it’s not making any sense – be well assured God is saying ‘ You Can Do Nothing Without Me. Just let go – I won’t let you go under. ‘
And sometimes we have to let go intellectually when we’re trying to assimilate or understand a thing in our own strength and mind.
..I Won’t Let You Go Under ‘
But we’re doing it carnally – we have to just let go and in time He will reveal the spiritual side of a thing. Or when we’re going through a trial where it just doesn’t make any sense. ‘ This shouldn’t be happening – and why is it. ‘ Again – ‘ You Can Do Nothing Without Me. ‘ It’s simply trusting Him that He is in control and just letting go so that He takes over and works that fruit within you and I. The more we let go the more fruit we’re going to bear. The more that world out there will see and be convinced that we walk with Jesus.. ..Pastor Kim