The True Vine- True Love

John 15:1-17 New King James Version (NKJV)

The True Vine

15 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. 3 You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. 5 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. 6 If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. 7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you[b] will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. 8 By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.

Love and Joy Perfected

9 “As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. 10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.

11 “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. 12 This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. 14 You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. 15 No longer do I call you servants, for a fservant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. 17 These things I command you, that you love one another.

Jesus says to the people in John 15

“I am the vine, my father is vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.

In this Jesus is saying I am that which grows and prospers around what is dying and wilted I make the constricted dilate. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit and is not a decent fruit gets removed; while he says every branch that is in me that bears fruit he shears that it’s growth may continue. He makes it known to us by saying, “You mankind are already cleansed because of the words I have spoken to you because of this information that you know.” “Stay in me, and I in you.” Jesus tells us to stay in him and he in us because just like a tree constricted by a vine which has trouble growing because of the vine we also as humans have trouble not stumbling and faltering because of the choices we make and temptation we are given that hold us back from the glory and gift of God. So Jesus knew that we could not grow and mature in our faith and walk fully with him without his help and guidance. So he tells us to stay alert in him as he will be alert in us. He continues on to say “If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. Saying that If there is a unfruitful branch that is not strong and is sick and withered it will be cast out to be killed in the fires also meaning the if one of you does not stay in Jesus and shine and transform yourself and grow in faith; they you are useless In maturing with him for you do not grow in knowledge or faith you just sit stagnant not spreading the words he speaks to have new growth. For each of us that wants to bear fruit needs growth and for growth we need knowledge. “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you[b] will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you” for if we stay and listen and grow in Christ’s guidance he will continue to strengthen us and help our faith grow and may ask of our needs in him and he will bless us richly for that which we desire and it shall be done. “By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.” God delights in knowing that we are not withering but that we are pruning in our faith to spread our knowledge and grow for this Jesus acceptance is given and he makes us his followers teaching us what his father has taught him.

“As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.

Jesus speaks of us to do his will that we will remains in his love as he does the will of God and remains in God’s love. These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. Jesus wants a relationship with us in the knowledge that he can trust that you do his will and are a faithful friend to him but if we break that bond we are no honor to him. “No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. These things I command you, that you love one another.” Jesus wants a closer relationship than that of a ruler and master he wants to be able to share everything with us and prosper us and progress us that what we request in his name it will be given. He commands us to love one another. Love is Jesus greatest possession it is who he is, what he desires, and what he shows and most of all what he stands for. He wants to share that with us and us with each other. Love on another as I have loved you he states this in John 13:34

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.” Go forth and be the love for someone else today and share the love that Jesus wants you to know.

Author: J. Palmer

Living under the wings of God and the angels around me keeping me going and safe. Sharing the love of Christ.

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