Somebody may ask, what is the VINE? For there are many Christians who do not know the meaning of the vine. And there are many Christian who do not know what the BRANCHES also mean. Jesus said I am the vine and we are the branches and the father is the gardener.Pastor Kolis Arthur,
The vine actually means the plant that grows up to become a strong tree and then begin to develop branches. While the BRANCHES is the part that shoot out from the tree. They are similar in appearance; there is no difference in them. There is no tree without branches, they both belong together, and they are inseparable. A branch cannot survive without the tree. The branches took their strength from the vine. When a branch is been cut off from the tree, the branch dies and wither off. And it cannot be fixing back to the tree.
Spiritually, Christ is the vine and the tree of our life. Our strength comes from him, our wisdom and knowledge comes through him. And without Christ, our life becomes a meaningless life. We are confused and depressed and frustrated every day. But when we abide in Christ Jesus, God the father works in our life his righteousness and our life becomes productive and effective. God cut out everything in us that would not bring peace and joy into our life. When we remain in the Lord, God prunes our life and make it grow. So that we may live a righteous life that God has ordain for us. He would cut off everything in our life that does not allow us to be what He wants us to be. It may be anger, or jealousy, hatred, bitterness etc.
But before God would do all these for us, we must remain in Christ.
And as you remain in Christ, the Holy Spirit continues to work in your life and transform your life for the glory of the Lord.
Remain in Christ.
In the book of Romans 12:1-8, bible said our body is the temple of God, our body is meant to use to worship and exalt God and glorify his name. Not only when we commit adultery or fornication but God is talking generally to his service of his kingdom. God lives in our body, our body became a vessel for God’s purpose use. We must give ourselves to God to be use for his purpose. But when God depart from a person life, he/she body became a vessel for Lucifer to use.
Our body is meant to exalt God and praise his only name. God wants to remain in our body, because we belong to God and God belong to us. We are one with God. He created us and knows what is good for us. He want our body to be use to praise his holy name and to exalt him day and night.
Whatever a person exalts and glorify, that means his heart is connect to it. Whatever you praise often, that means you have relationship with that thing. God is Spirit, and we must worship him from our heart where our spirit dwells. We must give our heart totally to God not partially or not when we feel like to praise God.
When we don’t give our body fully to God, we became an instrument for Satan to use. God want to be in charge of our life, He wants to be in control of our ways, our thought, our ideas, only if we can give him chance, because when Christ is in control of our life, we have hope and peace, and all goes well with us, but when we put God aside, and refuse to allow him to be in control of our life, our life become a life of confusion and disorder.
When we use our body to praise God, we receive God’s divine protection, peace and good health, victory etc then all goes well with us, whatever we touch shall be bless. And whatever we ask for in prayer, he grants it to us. But when we refuse to give our body fully to God, Then we are in contempt with God.
I pray that may God use your body as a vessel for his glorious work.Pastor Kolis Arthur,
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary and young men stumble and fall: but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. (Isaiah 41:3)
God bless you!!!Pastor Kolis Arthur,
Shout and be glad, O daughter of zion. For I am coming and I will live among you declares the Lord. Many nations will be joined with the Lord on that day and will become my people. I will live among you and you will know that the Lord Almighty had sent me to you. The Lord will inherit Judah as his Holy portion in the holy land and will again choose Jerusalem. Be still before the Lord all mankind, because He has roused himself from his holy dwelling. (Zechariah 2:10-13)
God bless you!!!Pastor Kolis Arthur,