“I am the true vine, and my FATHER is the husbandman. Every branch in ME that beareth not fruit HE taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, HE purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.” John 15:1-3.
HE call: Abide in ME, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in ME. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in ME, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without ME ye can do nothing. If a man abide not in ME, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
HE promise: If ye abide in ME, and MY words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. Herein is MY FATHER glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
What a great examplary LORD: As the FATHER hath loved ME, so have I loved you: continue ye in MY love. If ye keep MY commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept MY FATHER’s commandments, and abide in HIS love. These things have I spoken unto you, that MY joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. This is MY commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down HIS life for HIS friends. Ye are MY friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
Confirmed “True friendship”: Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his LORD doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of MY FATHER I have made known unto you. Ye have not chosen ME, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the FATHER in MY name, HE may give it you. These things I command you, that ye love one another.
HE knew you would be hated/hunted for doing good long long ago: If the world hate you, ye know that it hated ME before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his LORD. If they have persecuted ME, they will also persecute you; if they have kept MY saying, they will keep yours also. But all these things will they do unto you for MY name’s sake, because they know not HIM that sent me.
NOTE: All we’ve got to do is love our brethren as well as haters.. Uhmm, let them try their evil scheme… Remember Verse 7 of this John Chapter 15 works just fine if you keep to the terms.
(1) Why are you distracted by the wicked schemes you already know existed? As for You, just keep your garment clean, and let the divine (LORD GOD ALMIGHTY) do HIS part!
(2) Do you forget this is a marketplace full of noise? You got to prepare for your great home full of peace! The Day is almost gone! Its almost time! (be prepared! only GOD calls the shot, no one knows);
(3) Peace be unto the REDEEMED only, not the Wicked nor supporters of His schemes! So, stop spitting hate, nor draw up wicked schemes, less you help the evil unknowingly!