“I am the True Vine”

“I am the True Vine”
Bishop Daniel Robertson, Jr.
Mt. Gilead Full Gospel International Ministries

John 15:1-4 (NIV)
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, so that it will be more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.

Notice the order, “remain in me and I will remain in you.” When you go after the Lord, He will go after you. Too often, people want what God can do for them, instead of wanting Him. Fall in love with Jesus!  Don’t have a surface relationship… God can tell when you really want Him!  He knows when someone is only trying to “pimp” Him- only asking for His help in times of need…

We can’t grow unless we stay attached to the vine (God). The vine connects to branches which connect to leaves which connect to the fruit. If you detach a branch from the vine, the fruit dies.  In the same respect, if you detach from God, your life looses purpose.  Don’t go to church, just for show- go to become closer to the Lord.  Don’t ever get to a point where you think you don’t need God! Even as you gain success, you need the Lord.  Knowing God is different than learning about Him.

Something to think about: Getting saved is just the beginning. Now, it’s time to develop a relationship with Jesus and learn exactly who He is and why He died for us.

2 Comments

  1. Your notes on the True Vine were very inspirational.
    Some of us wonder why we are not progressing in our lives and it could be because we are not bearing friut.
    Thank you Lord for the pruning so we can be more fruitful.
    Thanks again!!

  2. Khidhra Smith aka SalimahCEO |

    I was out of town the whole month of August and Im reading this and it feels like I was there!! Wednesday nite services are not streamed yet so i will be plugging in to read your captions!! God is awesome let Him use you!!

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