4 Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me.
5 “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.
6 Anyone who does not remain in me is thrown away like a useless branch and withers. Such branches are gathered into a pile to be burned
The word lets us know the importance of being connected to the true source of life,of the true source of power. Our Lord uses the analogy of the vineyard, of the vine and the branches.
Just as a wild vine attaches it self to a tree and begins to receive its nourishment from it and grow the same way God expects us to cling to him to receive nutrients so that we can grow and begin to bear fruit.Jesus is the vine, God the Father is the vine grower, and the true believers are the branches.
As branches we are spiritually alive; yet we can only grow if we are connected to him,if we are connected to the true vine, apart from Him we begin to dry up and die spiritually. Having a form of worship, going through the motions,doing absolutely nothing with our lives.
As long as we are connected to Jesus the power of the Holy Spirit can run in us and keep us spiritually alive. So we need to stick to the vine.
Blockages- Perhaps there are some blockages in your life that hinders you from doing the things of God, its time to pray against them.
Obstruction: spirits that block spiritual growth, finances, relationships, prayer life, study of the Word, ministry, and so on. Barrier, obstacle, roadblock, wall. Spirits that impede, choke, close off, cut off, stop up, sever, deter, dam, bar, arrest, thwart. Spirits that block and obstruct revelation, answered prayer, prosperity, or church growth.
This is a word of encouragement to help you in your daily spiritual walk.
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The Word of God is living and active. If you confess the Word of God over your heart and life, it will not return void. We encourage you to meditate on these confessions.
And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people. (Isaiah 51:16)
The Lord has put His words in my mouth therefore I shall be his mouthpiece, and because He covers me I shall not be afraid to speak.
- A Christian who loves to write about christian living, natural health and self improvement. I pray daily that the love and grace of God will be poured out through my life to others. I remind myself daily that whether or not I have "witnessed" I am still a witness in everything I do.