The organism of the Triune God in the divine dispensing
The vine and the branches being an organism to glorify the Father by expressing the riches of the divine life
I am the 1true avine
, and My Father is the 2husbandman
Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes it away; and every branch
that bears fruit, He 1prunes
it that it may bear more fruit.
You are already aclean
because of the word which I have spoken to you.
in Me and I bin
you. As the branch cannot bear fruit 1of
itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can
you unless you abide in Me.
I am the vine; you are the branches. He who abides in Me and I in him, he bears amuch
fruit; for apart from Me you can do bnothing
If one does not abide in Me, he is 1acast
out as a branch and is dried up; and they gather them and cast them
into the bfire
, and they are cburned
If you abide in Me and My 1awords
abide in you, 2ask
whatever you will, and it shall be done for you.
In this is My Father 1aglorified
, that you bear much fruit and so
you will become My bdisciples
As the Father has aloved
Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love.
If you 1keep
, you will abide in My love; even as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love.
These things I have spoken to you that My 1joy
may be in you and that
may be made full.
The branches loving one another to express the divine life in fruit-bearing
This is My acommandment
, that you blove
one another even as I have loved you.
No one has greater love than this, that one alay
down his 1life
for his friends.
You are My afriends
if you do what I command you.
No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all the things which I have heard from My Father I have made known to you.
You did not choose Me, but I achose
you, and I 1set
you that you should 2go
forth and bbear
fruit and 3that
your fruit should 4remain
, that whatever you 5cask
the Father in My name, He may give you.
These things I command you that you may 1alove
The vine and the branches, separated from the world, being hated and persecuted by the religious world
If the world ahates
you, know that it has bhated
Me before you.
If you were 1of
the world, the world would love its own; but because you are anot 1of
the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.
Remember the word which I said to you, A slave is not agreater
than his master. If they have bpersecuted
Me, they will cpersecute
you also; if they have kept My word, they will keep yours also.
But all these things they will do to you because of My aname
, because they do bnot
know Him who sent Me.
If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have asin
; but now they have no excuse for their sin.
He who ahates
Me hates My Father also.
If I did not do among them the aworks
which no one else has done, they would not have bsin
; but now they have both seen and hated both Me and My Father.
But it is so
that the word written in their law may be fulfilled, a
"They hated Me without cause.''
But when the aComforter
comes, whom I will bsend
to you 1cfrom
the Father, the dSpirit
of reality, who proceeds from the Father, He will etestify
testify also, because from the beginning you have been with Me.