ABIDING IN JESUS
ABIDING IN JESUS
John chapter 15
1. I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
Much of the meaning of the Wondrous Word of God is not reaped by His people because of not understanding the meaning of key words.
In the above verses, the word translated “abide” means to stay in the relationship or place; to remain attached, whether physically, emotionally, or spiritually.
In Verse 7, Abiding in Jesus and His words abiding in us, is the key to the entire spiritual walk in this world.
The word means that the Words of Jesus are part of us, we have a relationship with his Words, as with Him. (He is the Word of God…..John 1).
Then we will be one with Him and His Words, and the Father will be listening to the Words of Jesus, coming through us. When we ask, it will be His Words, put there by the Holy Spirit, because of the place we hold in the Vine, which is Jesus.
If we keep that position with Him, we cannot pray from our minds, we can only pray His Will, because it will be His Words, which we are drawing from our relationship to Him.
We can only draw those Words after we have settled, and resettled, in our minds and hearts that we want, beyond a shadow of doubt, nothing other than the Will of God.
This is the power of Christianity, and a necessary decision to true salvation. It is NOT to be taken lightly!!!!!!
It means that we will be willing to accept death, pain, sickness, even the death of a loved one, financial ruin,….whatever the Lord wants to use to sanctify us or someone else in our path, and for His glory.
We want safety, comfort, and peace. But Jesus said that in this world, it will not always be that way.
He said not to worry because He has overcome the world….He did not say He will always take that pain away, but that He has something far beyond the pain of this world, —that clinging to, and abiding with Him that defies worldly understanding.
Eventually, we will begin to understand whatever wisdom He chooses to give us, when we truly want His will instead of what our ignorant minds think is best.
Jesus relates the same idea in John 14:13, when He speaks of praying in His Name. That doesn’t mean, saying “in Jesus’ name” at the end of every prayer! It means that same abiding, staying, overcoming, rightly relating to Him, so that we are in a position for His Words to come through us for His Will to come forth in the situation, and His Name be glorified!
Blessings to you and yours!
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