I AM the Vine and you are the Branches
Yahshua said, I AM the vine and you are the branches. He was not a vine, but the only true vine.
John 15:1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
The name of Jesus is Yahshua, and He alone enables our understanding to be enlightened when his Spirit of truth dwells within us (John 1:9, 14:17, Eph 1:8, Mat 12:8, Rom 8:9).
I AM the vine and you are the branches, therefore, abide in Me
John 15:2 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.
Those who are truly in Christ will bear fruit. It is impossible for those who have received Christ’s light to keep it to themselves. When our eyes are not focused on Yahshua, that light we claim to possess is actually darkness (Mat 5:16, Luke 8:16, 11:33-35). The parables of the talents and the sower are in reference to those whose faith is false, in that they bring forth no fruit (Mat 13:8, 25:14-30, Luke 11:33-35, Rom 7:4, Gal 5:22).
Luke 8:18 Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have.
If we are forever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth we walk in darkness (2 Tim 3:7). To love the world and the things therein will prevent the light of the Lord from shining within us (1 John 2:15-17, Eph 5:8). Those who do not study the Word of God and have not received the true baptism of the Holy Spirit, are unable to rightly discern between the word of truth and the doctrines of error.
Christians need to study the Word of God and the doctrines of men that are contrary to the true Gospel should be avoided. Those who are without the Spirit of Christ bring forth damnable heresies. They simply utter vain babblings that represent jibberish (2 Peter 2:1, Luke 6:39, John 14:26, 16:7, 2 Tim 2:16).
2 Tim 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
A popular teaching within certain sects of Christianity is that there are separate branches with unique and distinct destinies. The first branch is Israel that rejected the gospel of Christ. Apparently, this has not changed God’s special calling for his chosen people. The second branch represents Christians who are grafted into this branch.
The determination of whether or not this is a valid doctrine will require the understanding of several essential teachings.
The articles below with links are public study guides.
The others are for members only. To find out how to access these exciting and relevant study guides just click here.
- Jesus is the vine and we are the branches – part two
- The Parable of the Vineyard
- The Redeemed of the Lord – part one
- The Redeemed of the Lord shall return to Zion – part two
- The entire Mystery Babylon Great Whore series
- The Conspiracy against Christ is Revealed
The following study guides will illuminate clearly the true identity of God Himself
- The name of Jesus is Yahshua
- Yahshua is Yahweh manifest in the flesh -part two
- Can we Understand the Trinity
- The Doctrine of the Trinity
- The Mystery of the Trinity
- The right hand of God created all things
- Jesus Christ is the Alpha and Omega the first and the last
- God was manifest in the flesh
John 15:4 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.
Israel after the flesh would never bear any fruit without abiding in the true vine according to Yahshua.
Romans 11:23 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again.
There are several questions that need to be answered in reference to Rom 11:23.
- Who are the people that represent the true Israel of God and Abraham’s seed?
- After the advent of Christ is there any way to justify the man-made nation of Israel, as the Israel of God?
- They are not all Israel, which are of Israel (Romans 9:6, Gal 3:26-29). What is the meaning of this verse?
The study guides below are related to the true identity of the Israel of God and his covenant:
- The identity of the true Israel of God
- The true Israel of God is revealed – part two
- New Covenant Of Christ
- Old Testament Law fulfilled in Christ
- The Redeemed of the Lord shall return to Zion
- The second Gathering of Israel
- Gathering of Israel – part two
- Jesus Christ in the Old Testament
Gal 3:28 There is neither Judean nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
Yahshua said, I AM the vine and you are the branches, we had better make sure we truly abide in Him.
John 15:6 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
Christ spared not the natural branches because of their unfaithfulness, and that which is destroyed cannot be grafted back into the vine. Below are three verses that all utilize the same two descriptive words, spared not. Together these words represent total destruction.
I AM the vine and you are the branches, God spared not the natural branches, be ye not also in unbelief lest you also be not spared (Romans 11:21).
I AM the vine and you are the branches, God spared not the angels that sinned, but they are now bound and await a final judgment (2 Peter 2:4).
I AM the vine and you are the branches, God spared not the life that He created, save eight souls that resided in the ark, destroying the ungodly (2 Pet 2:5).
John 15:5 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.
God’s people or His branches are the ones that faithfully follow Him, those that reject the Son also reject the Father.
Romans 11:7-8 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.
Those chosen have the knowledge of the promise of Salvation through the grace of Christ, never to be obtained by the works of the law.
Romans 11:12 Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world…
How many Christians have also fallen into this trap? The love of money is the root of all evil (1 Tim 6:10).