Twig of vine
Jesus Christ described his relationship with his people like a principal vine with twigs. This is talking more than just proximity, but also a matter of dependence. Principal vine has roots are plunged straight into the ground, and from the earth it absorbs everything to make ends meet, both the principal wine or all twigs, whereas twigs do not have roots, so if the twig apart from the principal vine, twigs that will halt obtain juice food, then wither, dry up and die.
As a principal vine, Jesus embedded and merged with God the Father. Jesus likened the principal vine with roots, and the Father as the earth that provides the substance of life to Jesus Christ. Therefore Jesus said: “I and the Father are One” and the Son of God is also saying: “Father is greater than I”. Life of Jesus, his life force all derived from the Father, and in line with that, then the character of Jesus is also identical with the nature of his father. When Jesus faced the woman who proved to adulterers and nearly stoned by the crowd, Jesus came with his father’s character, who does not likes the death of a sinner, but of her conversion.
Character of God the Father of compassion is also owned by Jesus Christ, as a result of his unity with God the Father. To maintain the unity that Jesus is always taking the time to be alone with his father, sometimes he prays all night, only to experience the closeness and unity with His Father. Therefore, Jesus is nothing short of “nutrients” that enabled him to serve people with the great power of God.
If Jesus taught, that his people is a twig, so not as a separate tree or plant, then this one taught us that no person (no a sinful man) can deal directly with God the Father, but through an intermediary, who is Jesus Christ as the true principal vine, and as a twig not only to stick to a stump for a moment and then broke away, but it must continue to attach to and fused with the principal tree, then so do all Christians should be united with Jesus Christ throughout his life as well.
And as the twig wine receives the flow of nutrients from the vine continuously, not just once a week, then we also need to continuously receive a flow of food to the life of our spirit, that we still have the power to maintain our spirit of life, every day, even every hour, every minute, every second.
How can we know whether we are sticking to him, or whether in fact we are experiencing separation with Him?
It can easily be identified with the fruits of the spirit of what we produce, namely the mood we are feeling.
Galatians 5:22,23 already explained about the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-mastery.
Well, brother, …
Please take time to reflect for a moment, to see the inside of your cup, that is your heart. If there was a sense of peace, then you have the fruit. Imagine also a sudden someone attacks you with a slander, but you sure are not guilty, and you remain calm, do not experience hot heart, but patiently responded to that person, then the fruit of patience and restraint that you produce. If your heart shall rejoice in remembering all the goodness of God, then one more fruit of the spirit you have, the joy (for God) and so on.
Twigs ability to produce fruit is not derived from his hard work alone, but as a result of its alliance with the main tree – from whom it obtained food juice -. And who put the same thing happened, that we produce fruit spirit is not the result of our own business, but as a result of our fellowship with Jesus Christ. The ability to produce fruit spirit will be automatically there, if we are filled with the Holy Spirit.
“Not with strength and courage, but by my Spirit”, saith the Lord.
Jesus said that only people who do the will of His Father are allowed to go to heaven, but who that person is capable of doing the Will of God the Father?
“You will receive a Power of Attorney (also for adherence to the Word) when the Holy Spirit comes upon you”.
Taking the commitment to provide a special time with God, every day, whether it be one hour per day or more, is better than watching television for hours. Fulfilling prophecy of Jesus, to become true worshipers, who worship God in Spirit and Truth, will be better, to learn to direct your heart, mind and concentration we are to God the Father and the Lord Jesus. You can also imagine the Holy Spirit on your side, because the Holy Spirit is your helper ready to become the best teacher for you, even when you’re confused about how to worship God properly, then the Holy Spirit is ready to listen to your complaint. The Holy Spirit is a Person who has the ear with a double capacity, he could hear your vocals, but also could hear the screams of your heart are revealed with tears. Using this well heavenly facility will ensure we can get the victory and can reach the finish line.
God Bless you.
John 10:30 “I and the Father are one.”
John 14:28 “… because I go to my Father, because Father is greater than I am.”
Gal 5:22,23 “… 22 But the fruit of the Spirit are: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-mastery.
Zechariah 4:6 “They discussed it, he said:” This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel saying, Not by might and not by power but by My spirit, saith the LORD of God. “
John 1:12 “But all those who receive Him He gave power to become children of God, to those who believe in His name;”
Acts 1:8 “But ye shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and ye shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth.”