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Abiding in the vine" is to be born again.
The VINE is symbolic for/as : Jesus The Christ, and to be IN the VINE, is to be "In Christ", born again as "One with God".
This is the born again Spirit that "Abides" IN......the Vine., which is symbolic for The Christ.
Christ is also the "root"...
"when i am weak, then i am strong."
I hope this Thread will help you go deeper into the true understanding of God's Grace, that is KEY to sustaining a beautiful discipleship.
Look at these these 2 verses.. Paul teaching.
1. """As many as be PERFECT"
2. ""the fullness of the stature of...
Being a real disciple, .........
So, first..... lets qualify "REAL"
Everyone who is born again, has become a disciple.
This is like, everyone who has joined the army, gets a uniform, and learns how to march.
A disciple of God and Christ, "works out their salvation", not to stay saved, but...
To have Victory, is to be able to withstand the devil, and to be able to live holy.
That's the victory, that Paul defines as ...>"CHRIST always gives me the Victory"
So, how do you get that power, that is "always the victory"?
A.) You submit to God.
See, most believers, are not submitted...
Sometimes a believer has issues with feeling not worthy to be helped by God.
Well, how to resolve this wrong mind.....this wrong faith ????
Its by understanding that you are made worthy to receive from God, because Christ is in you and this makes you ETERNALLY worthy and keeps you ETERNALLY...
How are you actually born again?
What literally happens. ?
I thought i would share this faith fundamental with you because its very possible you can be in Church for 50 yrs and no one there can explain it to you.
So lets look at what it means to be : BORN AGAIN.....how it happens...
Here is how you get eternal life.
Do you want it?
Here is how you get it.
"The Gift of God is eternal Life".
"The gift of God.... >IS< ....eternal life".
So, to have eternal life, you have to get God's Gift.
You have to possess this "gift", as "Christ in you".
And who is...
Satan is alive, and he's very clever.
He is a perfected deceiver.
He is the "father of lies", and is the trainer of religious pretense, that sounds legit, because it speaks advanced "christianese".
For example...> Satan has had more time with the Greek texts and the rest of the bible...
All the born again are "Saints".
That means you, if you are born again.
And, the history of Christianity has recorded the life stories and testimonies of some amazing believers.
If you have never read the life story or the testimony of historically remarkable "saints", then by all means
Lets look at a few verses that deal with growing in Grace as = how to effectively "work out your salvation">
1.)""" leaving the first principles""". Hebrews 6
Reader....The bible is a progressive reveal.
Its God revealing Himself, and its God's showing you how He deals with mankind from...
You are here because you want to serve God with power, and you want to know how.
You want to be an influence, and you want to do this, for GOD's Glory.
You want to go to bed at night knowing that your words, your deeds, your life, are all impacting others for God's glory.
How to understand...
Genesis said that man "1st Adam" was made in "our image".
I teach the "our" as "God the Father, Christ the Pre-incarnate Word, and The Holy Spirit.
Other teach this as "God the Father", "God the Son", "God the Holy Spirit",
Man is also, by "image", created as 3.