I am the vine You are the branches, if a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit: apart from me you can do nothing.
John 15 v 5
The apostle Paul explains in Romans 11 from verse 12: NIV
Paul ask did Israel stumble so as to fall beyond recovery? Not at all! Rather, because of their trangression Salvation has come to the Gentiles (heathen) to make Israel envious. But if their trangression means riches for the world, and their loss means riches for the Gentiles, how much greater riches will their fulness bring. I am talking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch as I am the apostle to the Gentiles, I make much of my ministry in the hope that I may somehow arouse my own people to envy and save some of them. For if their rejection is the reconcilation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead. If the part of the dough offered as firstfruits is holy, then the whole batch is holy. If the root is holy so are the branches. If some of the branches have been broken off, and you though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root, do not boast over those branches. If you do, consider this: you do not support the root but the root supports you. You will say then, “Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in.” Granted. But they were broken off because of unbelief and you stand by faith. Do not be arrogrant, but be afraid. For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either.
Consider therefore the kindness and sternness of God: sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue in his kindness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off. And if they do not persist in unbelief, they will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again. After all, if you were cut out of an olive tree that is wild by nature, and contrary to nature were grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much more readily will these, the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree!
In my opinion Paul is seeing Jesus Christ as the roots and trunk of the Cultivated olive tree and the children of Israel the branches. Because of some of them unbelief they are cut off and the heathen believers in Jesus are grafted into Him. This reminds me of the tree of Life in the old testament, therefore, it follows that Jesus Christ is the tree of eternal Life (spiritually). Hence Paul is saying those of us who have been grafted into Him are nourished by his roots and ought to be like Him, however we need to fear God and do not for one moment boast over the broken branches as they are still the original Children of God and God is ready to graft them back into their own olive tree as soon as they repent.
JESUS SAID I AM THE VINE AND YOU ARE THE BRANCHES, IF A MAN REMAINS IN ME AND I IN HIM HE WILL BEAR MUCH FRUIT: APART FROM ME YOU CAN DO NOTHING.
The fuit of the spirit (Jesus Christ) is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Notice fruit is: means all these characteristics makes up one person and the identity of a child of God. (Christian).
Thank God for coming on earth in Jesus Christ. The world has no excuse God has given Himself for us all. It is up to each of us to recognise our creator, His love, REPENT and turn to him individually in order for us to enjoy the fulness of life. God is not willing to see anyone of us in eternal damnation but he has no choice if we reject Him through Jesus Christ. He has given us a free will and won’t go back on his word.
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