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1002 – Abiding in the True Vine 常在真葡萄树里

John 15:1-8 (NKJV) “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. 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. “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. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.

God desires for us to bear more fruit in life. When we walk with the Lord, our lives will definitely be changed and naturally will bear the fruit of righteousness.

If you want to know a person then look at the fruit that he bears in his life.

We are cleansed by His Word. God uses His Word as a means to prune us to bear fruit. God does not deal with us physically, our earthly Father does.

As we abide in Him, we will be sensitive to Him speaking to us and speaking into our lives. He already abides in us once we have received Christ into our lives.

We cannot change on our own therefore we need His strength to help us. As we abide in Him, we draw strength from Him which enables us to be an overcomer. This is made possible by the blood of Jesus Christ. God has put His law in us so It is possible for each and every one of us to know God personally.

“If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.”

There is a prerequisite in this verse before our prayers can be answered, that is, we need to abide in Him and His Words abide in us. More often than not, we tend to do our own thing, in our own way and never seek the Lord and expect God to bless our plans.

Abiding in God will not cause our fellowship to be broken and there will not be anything that will hinder our relationship. God wants and requires our obedience.

It is when we walk in His way and allow His Word to take root in our lives then we will walk in His blessings.

Sermon Series: Walking with God


常在真葡萄树里

约翰福音15:1-8我 是 真 葡 萄 树 , 我 父 是 栽 培 的 人 。 凡 属 我 不 结 果 子 的 枝 子 , 他 就 剪 去 ; 凡 结 果 子 的 , 他 就 修 理 乾 净 , 使 枝 子 结 果 子 更 多 。 现 在 你 们 因 我 讲 给 你 们 的 道 , 已 经 乾 净 了 。 你 们 要 常 在 我 里 面 , 我 也 常 在 你 们 里 面 。 枝 子 若 不 常 在 葡 萄 树 上 , 自 己 就 不 能 结 果 子 ; 你 们 若 不 常 在 我 里 面 , 也 是 这 样 。 我 是 葡 萄 树 , 你 们 是 枝 子 。 常 在 我 里 面 的 , 我 也 常 在 他 里 面 , 这 人 就 多 结 果 子 ; 因 为 离 了 我 , 你 们 就 不 能 做 甚 麽 。人 若 不 常 在 我 里 面 , 就 像 枝 子 丢 在 外 面 枯 乾 , 人 拾 起 来 , 扔 在 火 里 烧 了 。你 们 若 常 在 我 里 面 , 我 的 话 也 常 在 你 们 里 面 , 凡 你 们 所 愿 意 的 , 祈 求 , 就 给 你 们 成 就 。 你 们 多 结 果 子 , 我 父 就 因 此 得 荣 耀 , 你 们 也 就 是 我 的 门 徒 了

上帝渴慕我们在生命中结出更多的果实。当我们与神同行时,我们的生命一定会得到改变,并自然而然结出公义的果子。

假如你想要了解一个人,就看看他的生命结出的果子。

我们被神的话语所洁净。神以祂的话语为工具修剪我们的生命,好结出果实。 神不会像地上的父亲那样体罚我们。

当我们常在祂的里面,我们就会敏锐于祂对我们说话的声音,敏锐于祂对我们的生命所吐露的话语。当我们领受基督进入我们的生命之时,祂就已经在我们里面了。

我们靠着自己无法作出改变,所以我们需要祂的力量来帮助我们。当我们常在祂的里面,我们就从祂那里汲取力量,使我们能够成为一个得胜者。而这已经藉着耶稣基督的宝血而成为可能。神已将祂的律放在我们里面,好教我们每一个人都能亲自认识祂。

“你们若常在我里面,我的话也常在你们里面,凡你们所愿意的,祈求就给你们成就”。

这段经文中有一个使祷告蒙应允的先决条件,那就是我们必须住在祂里面,祂的话语也住在我里面。我们通常趋向于以自己的方式做自己的事,从来不去寻求神,也不期待神来祝福我们的计划。

住在神里面,并不会破坏我们的团契,也不阻碍我们的关系。神要的是我们的顺服。

只有当我们走在祂的道路上,让祂的话语扎根在我们的生命里,我们才能走在他的祝福中。“

讲章系列:与神同行