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Abide in Him

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sometimes we think we can bear fruit alone. We become independent because we think we are strong or clever. Or sometimes we look at fruit we have borne in the past and think we can do it alone; we forget God worked through us to produce the fruit.



Jesus said, “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” - John 15:7-8.

Websters defines abide as to endure without yielding, to bear patiently, to accept without objection, to remain stable or fixed in a state, to continue in a place.

Although Judas was with Christ for years, he never abided. He didn’t stay close to Christ. His life was not for Christ. His heart was set on something else. He was not IN CHRIST. Judas didn’t abide in the true vine. He abided in something else.

Many people wear crosses, but have no connection to the One to whom the cross refers. Many people want to be spiritual, but they want to be spiritual on their own terms.

A profession of faith in Jesus Christ is meaningless without abiding in Him.

It is vitally important that we continually rely on Him fully.

God wants us to fix our hearts and minds on him and live our lives rooted in Him, drawing our life from Him.

Abide In Him


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Abiding in Jesus Christ requires a surrender of our pride, a surrender of our whole being.

Our souls where made for our heavenly home, to be living in His presence! We must surrender the idea that we can do this on our own strength. For it is to the desperate that Jesus sends more of His spirit.

We are the created. Jesus is the Creator. Without the Creator, the created cannot function well.

We are a part of Christ and He is a part of us. We are inseparable.

Each one of us is always in need of further evangelism, further awakening, further submitting to the love of Christ, for it is only then that we are able to be vessels of grace for the evangelisation of others.

Jesus promised that He would never leave anyone who has received his gift of eternal life (John 10:28). In light of such faithfulness on God's part, John wrote: "We love him because he first loved us" (1 John 4:19).

Many of us have yearned for a full and beautiful life, a just and good life as Christians.


Learning to abide in the Lord daily and moment by moment, checking with Him about everything, thanking Him, praying to Him, and opening to Him will  literally and radically revolutionise our lives.

The power of His indwelling Presence is life-changing.

As we abide in Him, He pours into us His inexhaustible source of life, and it affects our spirit.

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From there we are enabled to bless all those around us, to reach the people around us with His Love and Grace.

Jesus said that it is through resting in his love and embracing this glorious reality that your joy will be complete.

Abide in Him.

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