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Dead Branches

“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.” John 15:5 (NASB)
A branch has no resources from which to bring forth fruit except it be connected to the vine. The vine provides life, power, ability to produce fruit. The believer is connected to the true vine, Jesus Christ—and it is through Him, by His power, that we are enabled to produce fruit.
We need to be alert lest the devil cause us to center our minds on something aside from Jesus—causing us to break fellowship with Him; and if the master deceiver can cause us to become occupied with ourselves, self-willed, and self-centered, we are no better than a branch severed from a vine. The most painfully deluded person on earth is a Christian who, in witnessing for Christ, glories in his own attainments and victories. The more fully we are dedicated to Christ, the more fully He controls us—soul, spirit, and body—the less notoriety we desire for ourselves and the more honor and glory we will bestow upon His name.

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Comments on: "Dead Branches" (2)

  1. Thanks for lovely post. The devil is a distractor and a tempter.

  2. This is perfect. Thanks for sharing such a thought-provoking post and god bless you!

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