Yahshua (the Savior) 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 one who saves us from our sins
is not Jesus, the Messiah is Yahshua (a title meaning Savior), 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).
Also, there are 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). As it was during the time of Noah, so too shall it be when the next judgement transpires (Mat 13:8, 25:14-30, Luke 11:33-35, 17:26-30, 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 seems to have
Without Yahweh’s Spirit, we are forever learning and yet never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Only those who are sealed with Yahweh’s Spirit shall enter into His Kingdom (Mat 6:33, 12:28, 16:24, Rom 14:17, 1 Cor 6:9-10, 15:50, 2 Tim 3:7).
John 1:5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not
All who are in love with this evil world, definitely are in the dark (1 John 2:15-17, Eph 5:6-11).
I AM the vine and you are the branches | abide in Yahshua (the Savior)
When Christians confuse the Word of Yahweh 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 Yahweh’s 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 (the Savior) represent vain babblings and gibberish. 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 Yahweh, 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 Yahweh. The second branch is supposed to represent Christians who are grafted into this branch.
Romans 11:20-21 Well, because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not high-minded, but be in obedience for if Yahweh spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee
Understanding who forfeited the right to have any part in the covenant promises, is an important discovery.
Psalms 86:11 Teach me thy way, Yahweh I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name
Messiah taught through parables, and those with His Spirit dwelling within them, understand these mysteries (Mat 13:10-15).
Our Savior said 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 (John 14:6-7).
- The Christian doctrine of the trinity represents a conspiracy against Messiah who is the Almighty Yahweh, even 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 (the false house of Judah) would never bear any fruit, as they did not abide in the true vine. Israel after the Spirit would be grafted in to become a part of the commonwealth of the true Israel of Yahweh (Eph 2:12).
Romans 11:23 And they also, except that they abide not in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for Yahweh 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 children of Yahweh, and Abraham’s seed?
- After the advent of Yahshua (the Savior) is there any way to justify the man-made nation of Israel, as the Israel of Yahweh?
- 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 (the Savior) is the deliverer that arrived in Zion, and He is the promised one that can take away the sins of the world.
The covenant is unto all of mankind (both the Old and New Testament Saints alike), that have accepted the cleansing power of the blood of the Lamb (1 Peter 1:18-20, Rev 7:14, 12:11).
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 Yahweh
Yahshua (the Savior) declared “I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah”(Heb 8:8).
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 (the Savior) Gal 3:28.
If Messiah said, I AM the vine and you are the branches, we had better 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
Yahweh 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, Yahweh 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, Yahweh 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, Yahweh 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
Yahweh’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, Yahweh 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).