Posts Tagged ‘Abide in Me’

Abide in His Love

February 28, 2020


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1 John 4:16 Amplified Bible (AMP)
16 We have come to know [by personal observation and experience], and have believed [with deep, consistent faith] the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides continually in him.
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Know and abide in God’s love
On His love rely –1Jn 4:16
The Lord’s love NEVER fails –1Cor 13:8
Never comes to an end! –1Cor 13:13
Abide in His love
=>Your joy will be made full and complete! –Jn 15:9-11
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1 Corinthians 13:8, 13 Amplified Bible (AMP)
8 Love never fails [it never fades nor ends]. But as for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for the gift of special knowledge, it will pass away. …
… 13 And now there remain{abide}: faith [abiding trust in God and His promises], hope [confident expectation of eternal salvation], love [unselfish love for others growing out of God’s love for me], these three [the choicest graces]; but the greatest of these is love.

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John 15:9-11 Amplified Bible (AMP)
9 I have loved you just as the Father has loved Me; remain{abide} in My love [and do not doubt My love for you]. 10 If you keep My commandments and obey My teaching, you will remain{abide} in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and remain{abide} in His love. 11 I have told you these things so that My joy and delight may be in you, and that your joy may be made full and complete and overflowing.
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Word Study
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From NetBible  1Jn 4:16;1Cor 13:8,13;Jn 15:9-10

  • abide[3306]= remain, continue to be present, to last, endure, dwell
    => It’s interesting to note the strongs word for abide in the above  scripture is the verb form of the words for “many mansions[3438]” found in Jn 14:2.

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From NetBible 1Cor 13:8

  • fails[1601] = perish, fall away, end

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Faith and Patience

March 23, 2019

Luke 8:15 Amplified Bible (AMP)
15 But as for that seed in the good soil, these are the ones who have heard the word with a good and noble heart, and hold on to it tightly, and bear fruit with patience.
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James 5:7 Amplified Bible (AMP)
7 So wait patiently, brothers and sisters, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits [expectantly] for the precious harvest from the land, being patient about it, until it receives the early and late rains.
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Thinking about patience again and how “bearing fruit” takes time(steadfast endurance). Patience is also a “fruit” of the Spirit!
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Galatians 5:22-25 Amplified Bible (AMP)
22 But the fruit of the Spirit [the result of His presence within us] is love [unselfish concern for others], joy, [inner] peace, patience [not the ability to wait, but how we act while waiting], kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature together with its passions and appetites.

25 If we [claim to] live by the [Holy] Spirit, we must also walk by the Spirit [with personal integrity, godly character, and moral courage—our conduct empowered by the Holy Spirit].
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This takes faith! Faith + Patience produces Abiding and Fruit!
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Hebrews 11:6 Amplified Bible (AMP)
6 But without faith it is impossible to [walk with God and] please Him, for whoever comes [near] to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He rewards those who [earnestly and diligently] seek Him.
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John 15:4 Amplified Bible (AMP)
4 Remain in Me, and I [will remain] in you. Just as no branch can bear fruit by itself without remaining in the vine, neither can you [bear fruit, producing evidence of your faith] unless you remain in Me.
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Word Study
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From NetBible Lk 8:15

  • hold it fast[2722] = keep it, cling to it, retain it
    * There is a tenacity that is a part of spiritual fruitfulness.
    * Bearing fruit takes time (steadfast endurance), just as it does for the farmer. See Ja 5:7.
  • a just (noble, virtuous)[2570] and worthy[18] heart = a honest and good heart
  • patience[5281] = steadfastness, constancy, endurance, perseverance
    * from [5278]  = to preserve under misfortunes and trials to hold fast to one’s faith in Christ, remain, abide
    => to endure, bear bravely and calmly: ill treatments

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From NetBible Ja 5:7

  • patient[3114] = to be of a long spirit, not to lose heart
    *to persevere patiently and bravely in enduring misfortunes and troubles
    *to be longsuffering, slow to anger, slow to punish
    ** same as [3116]

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From NetBible Gal 5:22

  • patience[3115] = endurance, constancy, steadfastness, perseverance, forbearance, longsuffering, slowness in avenging wrongs
    ** same as [3116]

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From NetBible Jn 15:4

  • remain[3306] = abide, continue to be present, to last, endure, dwell

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Fruit and Truth

December 26, 2018


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Walk as children of light
Test/prove what is pleasing to the Lord
The unfolding of His words give light –
Ps 119:130
And much fruit! –
Jn 15:7-8
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Ephesians 5:8-10 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light 9 for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness, and truth – 10 trying to learn{[1381]=test/prove} what is pleasing to the Lord.
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Matthew 5:6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled{satisfied}.
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John 17:17Sanctify them{set them apart} in the truth; Your word is truth.
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Abide and Let Fruit Be Evident!

April 12, 2017


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John 15:4-5 AMPC … Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me. 5 I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing.

Abide in Christ
Cling to Him and live

True love and joy is only found in fellowship with the Father
And His Son Jesus Christ

Let your heart be vitally united to the Father and the Son
=> your fruit will be evident to all!

Galatians 5:22-23 AMPC … But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness, Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [that can bring a charge].
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Heart Ties

March 6, 2016

John 15:4-5 AMPC … Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me. 5 I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing.

Tie my heart to Yours Lord
Live in me and I will live in You

In You let me always abide.

Tie my heart to Yours Lord
Vitally united to the Vine

For I am Yours and You are mine.

The Vine and the Oak

March 6, 2016

From Bible.org:

“The vine clings to the oak during the fiercest of storms. Although the violence of nature may uproot the oak, twining tendrils still cling to it. If the vine is on the side opposite the wind, the great oak is its protection; if it is on the exposed side, the tempest only presses it closer to the trunk.

In some of the storms of life, God intervenes and shelters us; while in others He allows us to be exposed, so that we will be pressed more closely to Him.”
-B. M. Launderville

Cling like a vine
Like the True Vine clings to the Father
Abide. –
Jn 15:1,4,10

John 15:10 AMPC … If you keep My commandments [if you continue to obey My instructions], you will abide in My love and live on in it, just as I have obeyed My Father’s commandments and live on in His love.

Psalm 63:3,7-8 AMPC … Because Your loving-kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise You. …
… 7 For You have been my help(my deliverer), and in the shadow of Your wings will I rejoice. 8 My whole being follows hard after You and clings closely to You; Your right hand upholds me.

From NetBible Ps 63:8

  • my soul follows hard[01692] = my soul clings, cleaves, pursues hard enough to overtake, pursues with determination
  • Your right hand upholds[08551] = supports me, secures me

Joy Made Complete

June 22, 2015

1 John 1:3-4 NASB
3 what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ. 4 These things we write, so that our joy may be made complete.

True joy is only found in fellowship with the Father and His Son Jesus Christ.

John 15:9-12 NASB
9 Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love. 10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. 11 These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full. 12 “This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you.

True joy and love come through obedience to the Word of Life – the Living Word – Jesus Christ.1Jn 1:1;Jn 1:1,14;He 4:12;1Pe 1:23

Apart from the Father and His Son Jesus Christ
==> there is no true joy or love.

John 15:4 NASB
4 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.

Jesus Prays:
John 17:13-21 NASB
13 But now I come to You; and these things I speak in the world so that they may have My joy made full in themselves. 14 I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 15 I do not ask You to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 17 Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth. 18 As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. 19 For their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth.

20 “I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word; 21 that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me.

One True Vine

November 22, 2014

John 15:1,4-5,11,16 AMP …  I am the True Vine, and My Father is the Vinedresser. … Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me. I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing. … You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and I have appointed you [I have planted you], that you might go and bear fruit and keep on bearing, and that your fruit may be lasting [that it may remain, abide], so that whatever you ask the Father in My Name [as presenting all that I Am], He may give it to you.

Jesus is the One and Only True Vine
We are the branches
Apart from Jesus we can do nothing
For Jesus and the Father, the One True God, are One

 I and the Father are One. -Jn 10:30 AMP

Neither for these alone do I pray [it is not for their sake only that I make this request], but also for all those who will ever come to believe in (trust in, cling to, rely on) Me through their word and teaching, that they all may be one, [just] as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be one in Us, so that the world may believe and be convinced that You have sent Me. -Jn 17:20-21 AMP

And this is eternal life: [it means] to know (to perceive, recognize, become acquainted with, and understand) You, the only true and real God, and [likewise] to know Him, Jesus [as the] Christ (the Anointed One, the Messiah), Whom You have sent. -Jn 17:3 AMP

Only fruit produced IN Christ Jesus is
EVERLASTING
All other fruit will perish …

From NetBible Jn 15:1

  • The imagery of the vine underscores the importance of fruitfulness in the Christian life and the truth that this results not from human achievement, but from one’s position in Christ. Jesus is not just giving some comforting advice, but portraying to the disciples the difficult path of faithful service. To some degree the figure is similar to the head-body metaphor used by Paul, with Christ as head and believers as members of the body. Both metaphors bring out the vital and necessary connection which exists between Christ and believers.

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Abide in Joy
Cling to Me

Fruit for Eternal Life

October 9, 2013

John 4
31 Meanwhile the disciples were urging Him, saying, “Rabbi, eat.” 32 But He said to them, “I have food to eat that you do not know about.” 33 So the disciples were saying to one another, “No one brought Him anything to eat, did he?” 34 Jesus *said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work. 35 Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest. 36 Already he who reaps is receiving wages and is gathering fruit for life eternal; so that he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together. 37 For in this case the saying is true, ‘One sows and another reaps.’ 38 I sent you to reap that for which you have not labored; others have labored and you have entered into their labor.”

Questions:

  • In the previous verses Jn4:1-30 the discussion is about drinking, now the discussion has turned to food – is this a coincidence?

    14 but whoever drinks of the water{living water} that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.
    -Jn4:14

    35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst.” …
    40 “For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life, and I Myself will raise him up on the last day.” …
    51 I am the living bread that came down out of heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread also which I will give for the life of the world is My flesh.”
    -Jn6:35,40,51

    37 Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. 38 He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’” 39 But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
    -Jn7:37-39

    24 “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.” -Jn5:24

    He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your ancestors had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord. -Deut 8:3

  • What food was Jesus talking about?
    • How is this food(v34) related to Jesus?
    • How do you eat this food? Drink this water?
  • What is fruit for eternal life?

    From NetBible Jn 4:36

    • fruit[2590] =
      • fruit from a tree or vine
        “You will know them(good/bad trees) by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they?” -Mt7:16
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        Abide in Me(Christ), 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. I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. -Jn15:4-5
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      • fruit of loins = children/souls
        The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who is wise wins souls -Prov 11:30
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        Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. -Mt3:8
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      • praises, which are presented to God as a thank offering
        Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name. -Heb 13:15
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      • Those who accept the word bear fruit
        “And those are the ones on whom seed was sown on the good soil; and they hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold.” -Mk 4:20
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        “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, And do not return there without watering the earth, And making it bear and sprout, And furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater; 11 So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will not return to Me empty, Without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it. -Isa55:10-11
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      • Those in the Spirit bear fruit
        But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. -Gal 5:22-23
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        (for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth), trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord. -Eph 5:9-10
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  • How is fruit for eternal life related to worship in Spirit and Truth?
    • Both need belief in Christ(Truth – Living Word)
    • Both need to have received the Holy Spirit
      Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching.My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. 24 Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me. -Jn14:23-24
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    • Both need to abide in Christ(Truth – Living Word) and obey God’s voice
      If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. -Jn15:7-8
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      … his sheep follow him because they know his voice. -Jn 10:4
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    • Both need to be led by the Holy Spirit
      For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. -Ro 8:14
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    • Both honor and glorify the Lord

Lasting Fruit

December 29, 2012

My yoke is easy, My burden is light

not harsh, hard, sharp, or pressing, but comfortable, gracious, and pleasant- easy to be borne

Learn from Me for
I AM gentle and humble in heart
Let My gentle and humble Spirit in you be evident to all!
I AM near!

Matthew 11:28-30 AMP … Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.] Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest (relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls. For My yoke is wholesome (useful, good—not harsh, hard, sharp, or pressing, but comfortable, gracious, and pleasant), and My burden is light and easy to be borne.

Galatians 5:22-23 AMP … But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness, Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [that can bring a charge].

1 Peter 3:3-4 AMP … Your adornment must not be merely external—braiding the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on dresses; but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God.rt

Philippians 4:5 … Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.

Abide vitally united to the vine
Abide in joy

Let the eternal joy of My Spirit live in you
May it be evident and shine to all
You will lack no good thing …

John 15:4-5,11,16 AMP … Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me. I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing. … You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and I have appointed you [I have planted you], that you might go and bear fruit and keep on bearing, and that your fruit may be lasting [that it may remain, abide], so that whatever you ask the Father in My Name [as presenting all that I Am], He may give it to you.

Psalm 34:8-10 NLT … Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in Him! Fear the Lord, you his godly people, for those who fear him will have all they need. Even strong young lions sometimes go hungry, but those who trust in the Lord will lack no good thing.

Psalm 23:1The Lord is my shepherd

NIV … I shall not be in want.
NLT … I have everything I need.
BBE … I will not be without any good thing.
NET … I lack nothing.

Abide vitally united to the vine
Abide in the joy of My Presence -Ps 16:11
Live in Me and bear much fruit – fruit that will last
Apart from Me you can do nothing!

Let the fruits of My Spirit working in you
-be evident to all.
You will lack no good thing …
I AM near!

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Galatians 5:22-23 AMP … But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness, Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [that can bring a charge].

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