I AM THE VINE

John 15:1 – I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. David and Paul both had touched the secret of the mystery of creation. Creation exists to display various aspects of the glory of God. Jesus Himself affirmed this truth when He simply declared “I am the Vine”. God’s creation is loaded …

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JOY IN YOU

John 15:11 – These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. This is really, really hard to understand. For many years fullness of joy was just a theological belief. I really had no idea what the joy of the Lord even was. …

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PRUNED

Jn.15:3 – every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. This is the verse I want to skip over. I don’t like that word, prunes. As a matter of fact I didn’t like that season when I lived among the vineyards in Central California. The grape fields had been so …

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ABIDE

Jn.15:4 – Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. This passage is touching on the mystery of New Testament revelation. This is what makes Christianity different and superior to all religions and philosophies. …

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JUST BE A BRANCH

John 15:5 – I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing., It’s funny how many times I return to lessons learned at the beginning of the outpouring of 1994. One of those was my need to …

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MORE FRUIT

John 15:2 – and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. One of the dangers of being used by the Lord is complacency. We tend to compare ourselves with others and sometimes come to the conclusion that we are doing pretty good. At Victory we could look back at …

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