Abide in Jesus and bear fruit

The True Vine

John 15:1-8
New King James Version (NKJV)

15 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.
2 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.
3 You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.
4 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.

5 “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.
6 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.
7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.
8 By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.

Holy Communion

  • By receiving Holy Communion, you abide in Christ

Bear MUCH fruit

  • MUCH

Bearing Fruit

Romans 7:4
New King James Version (NKJV)

4 Therefore, my brethren, you also have become dead to the law through the body of Christ, that you may be married to another—to Him who was raised from the dead, that we should bear fruit to God.

John 15:4-5
New King James Version (NKJV)

4 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.

5 “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.

Christ died once for all time

Peter 3:18

New Living Translation (NLT)

18 Christ suffered for our sins once for all time. He never sinned, but he died for sinners to bring you safely home to God. He suffered physical death, but he was raised to life in the Spirit.

Romans 6:10

New King James Version (NKJV)

10 For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God.

Hebrews 7:27

New King James Version (NKJV)

27 who does not need daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the people’s, for this He did once for all when He offered up Himself.

Hebrews 9:12

New King James Version (NKJV)

12 Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.

Hebrews 10:10

New King James Version (NKJV)

10 By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

Holy Communion in Elisha story

Elisha Purifies the Pot of Stew

2 Kings 4:38-41
New King James Version (NKJV)

38 And Elisha returned to Gilgal, and there was a famine in the land. Now the sons of the prophets were sitting before him; and he said to his servant, “Put on the large pot, and boil stew for the sons of the prophets.” 39 So one went out into the field to gather herbs, and found a wild vine, and gathered from it a lapful of wild gourds, and came and sliced them into the pot of stew, though they did not know what they were. 40 Then they served it to the men to eat. Now it happened, as they were eating the stew, that they cried out and said, “Man of God, there is death in the pot!” And they could not eat it.

41 So he said, “Then bring some flour.” And he put it into the pot, and said, “Serve it to the people, that they may eat.” And there was nothing harmful in the pot.

Flour, Picture of Jesus

  • Mans Idea: clean by removing
  • Gods Idea: Clean by Adding ( Adding Jesus )

Add Jesus to any situation to clean, to heal, to solve, to restore

  • People who touch leper(unclean), leprosy(uncleanness) will stick on to them
  • But when Jesus touch a leper(unclean), His own cleanness swallows the leprosy. Because His own cleanness was bigger than any uncleanness.

Elisha Feeds One Hundred Men

2 Kings 4:42-44
New King James Version (NKJV)

42 Then a man came from Baal Shalisha, and brought the man of God bread of the firstfruits, twenty loaves of barley bread, and newly ripened grain in his knapsack. And he said, “Give it to the people, that they may eat.”

43 But his servant said, “What? Shall I set this before one hundred men?”

He said again, “Give it to the people, that they may eat; for thus says the Lord: ‘They shall eat and have some left over.’” 44 So he set it before them; and they ate and had some left over, according to the word of the Lord.

  • Bread of the firstfruits

Other notes

Baal-Shalisha is translated as “lord or master of three things”, or “the third idol, the third husband; or, that governs or presides over three” (Baal=lord/master; Shalisha=”three things”, “third”, or “three”)

High Priest in Old and New Testament

High Priest in Old Testament

  • 81 High Priest
  • 1st: Aaron
  • 81th: Caiaphas
  • They had 81 High Priest because everyone died
  • Priesthood of Levi they die
  • Levi Priesthood might fail

Blessing for the people depends on how good the High Priest is

High Priest in New Testament

  • Priesthood of Melchizedek don’t die, So Priesthood of Jesus is of the order of Melchizedek
  • This Priesthood lives for ever
  • Jesus Priesthood never fails
  • Jesus always accepted before God
  • You are always accepted before God
  • Blessings always comes out of the mouth of Melchizedek

Why Jesus High Priest “according to the order of Melchizedek”?

Jesus High Priest “according to the order of Melchizedek”

Hebrews 5:10
New King James Version (NKJV)

10 called by God as High Priest “according to the order of Melchizedek,”

Hebrews 7:17
New King James Version (NKJV)

17 For He testifies:

“You are a priest forever
According to the order of Melchizedek.”*

*Psalm 110:4

Why not “according to the order of Levi” ?

  • Levi Priest Hood had 81 High Priests starting from Aaron to Caiaphas. All died.
  • Levi Priest Hood fails

Melchizedek Priest Hood

  • Only blessings came from the mouth of Melchizedek
  • No mention of the death of Melchizedek in Bible
  • Everlasting Priest Hood.
  • Jesus is the High Priest forever
  • Jesus Priesthood never fails

Blessing for the people depends on how good the High Priest is

  • Jesus is our High Priest.
  • Jesus always accepted before God
  • You are always accepted before God

How you come out of tribulation?

About Tribulation

  • Pray: Lead us not in to trial
  • Trial / Tribulations is to remove self righteousness

Coming out of Tribulation

Psalm 66:12

King James Version (KJV)

12 Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place.
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

12 You made men ride over our heads;
We went through fire and through water,
Yet You brought us out into a place of abundance.

Abundance in Hebrew

  • Revayah : More than enough
  • Reva : Intoxication

Only other time Revayah is used

Psalm 23:5
New King James Version (NKJV)

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.

  • During the time of Holy Communion
  • Take Holy Communion in front of your enemy

Runs over in Hebrew

  • Revayah : More than enough
  • Reva : Intoxication

Peter was Self Confident (Example)

Luke 22:31-34
New King James Version (NKJV)

31 And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. 32 But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.”

33 But he said to Him, “Lord, I am ready to go with You, both to prison and to death.

34 Then He said, “I tell you, Peter, the rooster shall not crow this day before you will deny three times that you know Me.”

  • Jesus prayed for Peter that faith should not fail ( NOT Peter should not fail ) : some time God might allow you through testings.
  • Jesus prophesied that Peter will return : “when you have returned”

Before devil attacks he has to think twice

  • Because if you respond in faith
  • He has to give up and you have the spoils of war
  • You will have much more ( Healing, Health , provision )
  • You will have abundance
  • You will have wealthy place

Tribulation to Hope

Romans 5:3-5
New King James Version (NKJV)

And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope.Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

My Fathers house have bread enough and to “spare”

Elisha Feeds One Hundred Men

2 Kings 4:42-43

New King James Version ( NKJV )

42 Then a man came from Baal Shalisha, and brought the man of God bread of the firstfruits, twenty loaves of barley bread, and newly ripened grain in his knapsack. And he said, “Give it to the people, that they may eat.”

43 But his servant said, “What? Shall I set this before one hundred men?”

He said again, “Give it to the people, that they may eat; for thus says the Lord: ‘They shall eat and have some left over.’” 44 So he set it before them; and they ate and had some left over, according to the word of the Lord.

Feeding the Five Thousand

Matthew 14:13-21

New King James Version (NKJV)

13 When Jesus heard it, He departed from there by boat to a deserted place by Himself. But when the multitudes heard it, they followed Him on foot from the cities. 14 And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them, and healed their sick. 15 When it was evening, His disciples came to Him, saying, “This is a deserted place, and the hour is already late. Send the multitudes away, that they may go into the villages and buy themselves food.”

16 But Jesus said to them, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.”

17 And they said to Him, “We have here only five loaves and two fish.”

18 He said, “Bring them here to Me.” 19 Then He commanded the multitudes to sit down on the grass. And He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitudes. 20 So they all ate and were filled, and they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments that remained.21 Now those who had eaten were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

Size and Style for two miracles

Size

  • Elisha : one hundred men
  • Lord Jesus fed : 5000 men not counting women and children –> 12 Basket full left over.

Style

  • Elisha has to say “thus says the Lord” ( Elisha used the name of Jesus to feed the people )  ( Elisha is a servant )
  • Jesus doesn’t need to say “thus says the Lord” because HE IS THE LORD
  • Jesus feed the 5000 in a desert place, in the wilderness
  • What’s man’s wilderness is Lords store house

HIS PROVISION IS ALWAYS GREATER THAN YOUR NEED

My Fathers house have bread enough and to SPARE

Luke 15:17

New King James Version (NKJV)

17 “But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!

Gods blessings are greater than your need