Friday, August 14, 2015

Strive to Abide?

"Abide in Me and I in you. As the branch
cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides
in the vine, so neither can you unless you
abide in Me." (John 15:4)

Jesus is not saying He is like a Vine but
that He IS the Vine. Our abiding in the
living Vine is receiving the Everything,
Jesus.  When we entered into Jesus at
salvation, we were placed into the Vine.
The whole work of Jesus is summed up
in that little word: Abide. It is His work, 
not ours.

Abiding:  holding me in Him, His life in me,
cleansing, revealing who I am, kept safe,
a moment by moment existence, eternal life.

Reader: Abiding, abiding, abiding. Is that
not the best thing you have heard today?

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