Yahshua said, I AM the vine and you are the branches. He was not a vine, but the only true vine.
John 15:2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit (shall be) taketh away, also every branch that beareth fruit (will be) cleansed so that it may bring forth more fruit
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).
The real branches (God’s children) that will bear good fruit, are connected to Yahshua the vine through His Holy Spirit.
Also, there are the others who obey the wrong shepherd; and the light that they claim to possess is actually darkness (Mat 5:16, 6:23, Luke 8:4-18, 11:33-35). The parables of the talents and the sower are in reference to those whose faith is empty, 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.
Those who do not actually follow Yahshua the Messiah are forever learning and yet never able to come to the knowledge of the truth (Mat 16:24, 2 Tim 3:7).
John 1:5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not
It is quite impossible to love both this evil world and the Lord God Almighty simultaneously (1 John 2:15-17, Eph 5:8).
I AM the vine and you are the branches | abide in Yahshua
When Christians confuse the Word of God with the doctrines of men, they are branches that belong to a dead vine. Only the ones who are born-again have received the true Baptism of the Holy Spirit, and they are able to rightly discern between the word of truth and the doctrines of error. The teachings of those who are without the Spirit of Yahshua represent vain babblings and jibberish. These wolves in sheep’s clothing present damnable heresies to their flocks who are blissfully unaware (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 apparently is modern-day Israel, even though judaism rejects the gospel of Yahshua. The second branch is supposed to represent Christians who are grafted into this branch. The determination of whether or not this is a valid teaching will be uncovered or revealed through the articles listed below.
Romans 11:20-21 Well, because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but (have a Godly) fear; for if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee
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Understanding who forfeited the right to have any part in the covenant promises is essential doctrine.
- Yahshua is the vine and we are the branches – part two
- The Parable of the Vineyard
- The Redeemed of the Lord – part two
- 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 Yahshua who is the image of God the Father.
Psalms 86:11 Teach me thy way, Yahweh I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name
Yahshua taught through parables and those with His Holy Spirit dwelling within them understand these mysteries (Mat 13:10-15). Yahweh is the way and the truth; Yahshua is the image of the One true God.
John 14:6-7 Yahshua saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him
- 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
- Yahshua is the Alpha and Omega the first and the last
- God was manifest in the flesh
- The Christian doctrine of the trinity represents a conspiracy against Christ who is the Almighty God and the everlasting Father (Isa 9:6).
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. Israel after the Spirit would be grafted in to become a part of the commonwealth of Israel (Eph 2:12).
Romans 11:23 And they also, except that they abide not in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in…
There are several questions that need to be answered in reference to Romans chapter eleven.
- Who are the people that represent the true Israel of God and Abraham’s seed?
- After the advent of Yahshua 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 these verses?
Romans 11:26-27 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Zion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins
Yahshua is the deliverer that arrived in Zion, and He is the promised one that can take away the sins of the world. The covenant as it relates to the original branches or the new branches that were grafted in is only for those who follow Yahshua the Messiah.
The study guides below are related to the true identity of the Israel of God and Yahshua’s covenant with them:
- 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
- Christ in the Old Testament
- The basic premise behind Covenant replacement theology
Heb 8:9 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord
Yahshua said it best when He declared “I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah”(Heb 8:8).
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 Messiah Yahshua.
If Yahshua said, I AM the vine and you are the branches, we had better make sure we truly abide in Him. To those who would accept the New Covenant, He would put His laws into their minds, and write them in their hearts (Jer 31:33, Heb 8:10).
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
Yahshua 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.
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).