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The Benefits of Abiding In Christ

"Jerry retired Trucker- Author- Ph.D. in Philosophy/ Life Coach from Kingdom Ambassadors Global Univ. & Currently MHC Life University"

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There is no way wild birds like this can be this calm and if I were feeding them, they would be fighting and flying in a circle.

Saints, this hub can be a powerful revelation concerning how to enter in to the presence of God including the thousands of promises that are available to the believer.

Jesus said in John 15: 7 that if we abide in him and his words abide in us, we shall ask what we will and it shall be done unto us.

Beloved, abiding in Christ means committing all of our life and its happenings to him, because no matter what may befall us, we are to remain in him.

Saints, since we get our life from him who is life, we are to live in him and have our being but in order to abide in Christ the true vine, we need a way to get in the vine. Beloved, God provided a way for us to get in and that way is paved with the precious blood of his dear Son, therefore the way we get into Christ the true vine is when we fully trust and accept him as our Lord and Savior.

Saints, many people today tend to use God as a spare tire and call on him only when they need him but beloved, this is not abiding, but a type of manipulation and remember that (Galatians 6:7) warns us that our Holy God will not be mocked! (Galatians 6:7) Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

Beloved, we cannot have the mindset like the world that believes we can do our own thing, then run to him for protection, because beloved, God’s promises are to those who remain and abide faithful in the vine.

Dear saints of God, did you know that the vine is our connection to life?

Beloved, I read one time about how a vine would grow and every so often would produce a hard spot for a branch to grow out of. Saints, did you know that the vine would grow runners that would actually cross to make the hard place to bring forth a branch then the runner would form a cross at the junction? Beloved, the runner from the left would grow to the right and the one from the right would grow to the left thus making a cross for the branch to shoot forth.

Saints of God, this excites me as the branch and the vine are joined at the cross!

Beloved, our wonderful creator is revealing his plan through nature to redeem mankind which was kept secret in the Godhead from the foundation of the world and isn't it a paradigm that we get our life nutrients from the vine which is like the blood running through our veins therefore, we must be connected to the vine in order to live the abundant life as recorded in John 10verses 9-10.

(John 10: 9-10) 9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. 10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

Maintain A Right Relationship With God

Dear reader, we must not neglect our prayer life and quiet time with Gog our father for we desperately need our spiritual connection to the vine (Christ) to be successful in our Christian walk.

Beloved, did you know that if a branch were to be cut off, the vine continues to live, because the life is in the vine and not in the branch because the branch needs the vine connection to live?

Saints, we find in John the fourteenth chapter special blessings to those that will abide in his Love. Beloved, If we are abiding in his love then we are not walking in darkness but are in a place to receive fresh revelation and direction for each day we are blessed to live.

Beloved, if we are abiding in him and we get into trouble, we can claim his special promise to be with us in trouble.
Yes, dear friends and saints of God, his promises are to those who abide in him, Christ the true vine.

(Psalms 91:14-15) “Because he loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.

Beloved, there must be a connection between the branch and the vine for the branch to live.

Church, we have been blessed in this message in discovering just how blessed it is to be connected to the vine and understanding that the branch cannot grow fruit unless it is properly connected to the vine which is its life.

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Beloved, this is why Jesus wanted to reveal these truths to his disciples because it is essential that they keep a right relationship with God and their fellow servants. We are made to partake of his glory when we abide in the vine.

Church, the vine is our source of life that gives us what we need to bear fruit and bearing fruit is what our Christian life is all about.

Saints of God, It is why we are saved that we may be a light in a lost and dark world therefore if we love the Lord and have his love for souls deep within our heart, we will bear fruit.

Church, letting our light shine in a dark hurting world can be likened to being hopeless in a dark room or cave trying to find our way out but bumping into the walls because of not being able to find our way in the dark.

Beloved saints and peers, we become so confused with our mind playing tricks on us, that we just want to sit and cry but we remember that we have some matches with us and beloved, when we strike the match, we soon begin to realize just how confused we were and receive hope and revelation, because beloved, the flicker and flame of that little match made all the difference, and what little bit we do for God in this dark world looking for answers including a reason to live could be compared to the hope that the little match made in a desperate situation.

Beloved, when I accepted Christ into my life, his Spirit began a work of grace in me and I became under new management therefore, I am no longer my own but have been bought with a great price because beloved, God’s Spirit is now at work producing his character in my life teaching me just how precious it is to have a working intimate relationship with him by abiding in Christ the vine.

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My Conclusion

Church, it is time to wake up to the call and task upon us and strip ourselves from the love of this world and the love of self. Yes, and turn to the Lord with our whole heart with fasting and our prayers being saturated with our tears until we hear from heaven. Let us remember that our view of the Living God will affect our view of our fellow man and as the word says, "How can we say we love God whom we have not seen and hate our brother whom we have seen who is made in his image and likeness?"

Dear reader, Jesus is the doorway to God and Jesus had already defeated Satan. God’s church shares the same authority of Jesus.

(Colo. 1:18) And he is the head of the body, the church; who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

Beloved, we can look at our problems through God or we can look at God through our problem? Let’s exchange our faith for his, trust him and soar?

Dear saints of God, Christ is the risen Head of the church, and its members are subject to him therefore in and through the name of Jesus, we can break Satan’s hold over us because we are under a new authority.

(Ephesians1:21-23) 21Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world but also in that which is to come.22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, 23 Which is his body the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

Beloved, we discover in the verses above that Jesus is the head of the body which is the church and we as the church of Jesus Christ are under the authority of Jesus, therefore because we have surrendered our life to the lordship of the Jesus Christ, we are no longer under the authority or rule of Satan.

Church, because we live a surrendered life, we are not under the control of superstitions, curses, or charms and Satan may be the god of this world, but we are no longer under his authority or control.

In closing saints, we find in verse twenty one of Ephesians that all things are speaking of the various orders of angels, demons and powers and in verse twenty two, we can see clearly that Paul is not speaking of church affiliation because if we are abiding in Christ the true vine, we are under new management and leadership.

Saints, you can find more on this subject by looking up my book titled "Strength Through the Vine" which can be found on Amazon and downloaded for free from our website. (www.witheredhand.org)

The Lord spoke to me while traveling across Montana asking me to rewrite this book. I had just got back from my trip ministering with Don Stewart in the Philippines which was June of 2018. I said" Lord, I have give that manuscript away to others and they have written books from it to which he replied in my spirit, " I want you to rewrite it." I said "Lord give me something to write and he said "Strength thru the vine" and I instantly thought of the molting period of the Eagle.

Beloved, I am getting excited trying to find a closure for this message but I will never forget when I said "Lord give me something else and he replied, "The Test of strength."
Saints and fellow peers, instantly, I had a vision of what happens when you squeeze toothpaste and then the thought entering my mind, especially thinking about my many mistakes and failures in my Christian life, like a flashing neon sign, I saw the words, "what happens when someone squeezes me the wrong way?"

Be Blessed and Be A Blessing!

International Evangelist
Jerry W. Hulse
Miracle Life Church International

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2018 Jerry W Hulse

Comments

Jerry W Hulse (author) from Kingsport, Tennessee / Philippines on October 10, 2018:

To reply I got to watch the first part of the video and like you it did not sit well in my spirit therefore when I get time i shall remove or replace it.

I dont think I can from my phone.

Jerry W Hulse (author) from Kingsport, Tennessee / Philippines on October 06, 2018:

I been running hard but this is a great man and when I get time I will review it and bnb if it is unscriptural i will gladly remove it. This settingvwas taken from my book.

charlie from From Kingdom of God living on Planet earth in between the oceans on September 27, 2018:

GDNT-- it was not directed to you, but to the author

G. Diane Nelson Trotter from Fontana on September 27, 2018:

Charlie, I didn't notice there is a video. I do have a MacArthur Study BIble. May I ask which statements were unscriptural. It's not a challenge. I don't have time to look at the video right now. Thank youo!

charlie from From Kingdom of God living on Planet earth in between the oceans on September 26, 2018:

your article is excellent but the video I have big problems with because there are many unscriptural statements in it. Without the video I could recommend it

G. Diane Nelson Trotter from Fontana on September 26, 2018:

Last night we had a study on the vine and the branches. You are truly anointed to teach through your writings. I hadn't thought about the vine and branch crossing to make the knot.

God bless you!

Diane

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