“I Am The Sprouting Vine and you’re My branches. As you live in union with Me as your source, fruitfulness will stream from within you—but when you live separated from Me you are powerless.” (John 15:5 TPT)
As I was reading John chapter 15, verse 5 really captured my attention.
It is in us living in union with Jesus that allows us to bear fruit in our lives that will last and remain. I love the Passion Translation’s expression of what Jesus is saying to us in verse 5 because it takes us much deeper into the words and heart of Jesus.
Jesus said that as we live in union with Him as our source, fruitfulness will stream from within us.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word “stream” as a body of running water such as a river or a creek, a steady succession, a constantly renewed or steady supply, a continuous moving procession, or an unbroken flow.
In Scripture, we see Jesus refer to Himself as Living Water.
“But if anyone drinks The Living Water I give them, they will never be thirsty again. For when you drink the water I give you, it becomes a gushing fountain of The Holy Spirit, flooding you with endless life!” (John 4:14 TPT)
“Believe in Me so that rivers of living water will burst out from within you, flowing from your innermost being, just like the Scripture says!” (John 7:38 TPT)
In that verse, He was also referring to the Holy Spirit.
I share all of that with you to say this… For us as believers, staying connected to the Vine that is Jesus, and allowing Him to be our source, is to drink of the Living Water that is the Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit dwelling on the inside of us that produces and brings to fruition that stream, that body of living water, that steady concession, that constantly renewed and steady supply, that continuous moving procession, that unbroken flow of fruitfulness within us that will overflow into the world around us.
“Those in whom the Spirit comes to live are God’s new Temple. They are, individually and corporately, places where heaven and earth meet.” ―
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Sunday Soul Kiss Book Of The Week
This week’s Sunday Soul Kiss book of the week is “Generation To Generation: Passing On A Legacy Of Faith To Our Children” by Yael Eckstein, President and CEO of the International Fellowship Of Christians and Jews. You guys this book is heartfelt, informative, practical, biblically sound, beautifully written, and really good! Yael shares her journey of faith and what life was like as she stepped up to carry on her Dad’s legacy after he went to be with The Lord. It’s inspiring and a must-read, especially if you have children.
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Happy Soul Kissed Sunday! (Even though I’m late posting and it’s now Wednesday. LOL!) Sending you all heavenly hugs and holy kisses! You are all in my prayers! I love you guys!
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