John 15 (NKJV)
1“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away;[a] 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[b] 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.
“I am the true vine,” he says. “I have the strength and fullness of life sufficient to produce the fruits of righteousness and justice that God loves to see.” Jesus is the vine! This means that we are the branches! We can handle that, can’t we? “All you have to do,” says Jesus, “is remain in me. Remain attached to me so that my truth, my love, my compassion, my life can flow into you. Then you will produce the fruit that God loves to see!”
Jesus uses other references in regards to who He is, such as, "I am the light of the world" (John 8:12); "I am the bread of life" (John 6:35); "I am the Way" (John 14:6); and "I am the Door" (John 10:9).
When I was a new Christian I had a difficult time understanding the references of Jesus. “I am the bread of life,” I would ask myself, what does that mean? How could He be the bread of life? Then I realized as the Holy Spirit began to give me revelation, that the bread represented his body (a visual picture). The light of the world means that there is no darkness in him. So now I can say, “Lord I know that you are the bread of life, you are the way (to GOD) and the door that gives me access to the Father.”
Jesus is the vine which represents foundation and we as believers are the branches. We are representatives of Jesus in the world. The way we prosper and yield Godly fruit is to be kind and love to others. We must commit to reading His word, and put it into action.
Have you read the Bible today?
Do you know what God says about you in the Bible?
Do you believe the Bible applies to your life?