Wednesday September 19, 2012

Jesus is the True Vine (John 15:1-7). He takes away the branches that don’t bear fruit and purges with the Word those who do. The Word cleanses you. Allow Him to change and cleanse you. The goal is abiding in Him; fruit-bearing is the natural by-product. The levels of abiding are: bearing fruit, bearing more fruit, bearing much fruit. Without Jesus, we can do nothing. Allow your point of need to draw yourself to God’s arms. If you abide in Him, and His words abide in you, you will ask what you will (desire), and it shall be done for you. Be in union with the Word about what He is dealing with you. When your will and words from your heart (not just words from your head) are God’s will, He can trust you. If you want to know His will, get closer to Him, and when you know His will and do it, He will get the glory. Respond to the word that He has spoken to you. Abiding is one aspect of fellowship with Him; you’ll walk in light if you allow Him to cleanse and purge whatever He is dealing with you about (1 John 1:3-7)