Unshakeable, Un-siftable & Inseparable ~ ABIDING & ABOUNDING IN CHRIST
The result of choosing to ABIDE in Christ; to REMAIN in Him is that we WILL BEAR MUCH FRUIT. We see the word “if” 3x… God’s will and desire is that we abide in Him, but He does not mandate it or coerce that intimacy… As beings who are created in His image, we have been given free will. He deeply desires and has created us for a love-relationship that is mutual.
John 15:5-8 NIV 5 “I AM THE VINE; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. 6 If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. 7 If you remain in me and MY WORDS REMAIN IN YOU, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8 This is to my Father’s glory, THAT YOU BEAR MUCH FRUIT, SHOWING YOURSELVES TO BE MY DISCIPLES.