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The true vine

Posted by Pelgrim on 30th May 2008

Continued from “return unto the fountain of living waters

Isa 64, 8 But now, O LORD, thou [art] our father; we [are] the clay, and thou our potter [yatsar]; and we all [are] the work of thy hand.

Gen 2, 7 And the LORD God formed [yatsar] man [adam] [of] the dust of the ground [adamah, earth’s substance], and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

Christ, Greek the anointed with God’s Spirit in Hebrew mashiyach. One in essence, substance, the essence of life itself. The faithfull son, the son after the heart of the Father, the fulfillment of God’s promise to Solomon, the promised son, the church of the firstborn,  born in the image [tselem] of the invisible God [Col 1, 15] , born form above, the firstborn of many [Rom 8, 29], The root and branch of Isai [my substance/essence] , the root and offspring of David, the shepherd King. Born from a Jew, Boaz, and a righteous convert, Ruth.

That is why Yehsua could say: “I and my Father are one.” John 10, 30

And also:  John 15, 1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. 2 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. 3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. 4 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. 5 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. [without me: or, severed from me] 6 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. 7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. 8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. 10 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. 11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. 12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. 13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. 15 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. 16 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. 17 These things I command you, that ye love one another.
18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. 19 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.

See in this context Zec 13, 5 But he shall say, I [am] no prophet, I [am] an husbandman; for man taught me to keep cattle from my youth.

The words translated as husband here read in Hebrew: Ish abad adamah or man working/serving earth’s substance [of which adam is formed], in which God’s breath of Life, His seed is sown.

John 14, 6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

This is not a limitative group but an open invitation of which only we ourselves can cut ourselves loose.

The root and offspring of David Rev 22, 16

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