Emanna for 12/27/2018

Jesus is the True Vine

Bible Verses

John 15:1 I
am the true vine, and My Father is the husbandman. Col 2:9 For in Him
[Christ Jesus]
dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily, Eph 1:17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the full knowledge of Him,

Words of Ministry

The revelation of God in chapter fifteen is meaningful, profound, and all-inclusive. The thought and meaning of this revelation are very deep... God the Father is revealed as the husbandman who is related to a husbandry, a plantation, or a harvest. A husbandman is the source, the originator, the founder, and the planter of a husbandry. He is one who engages in an enterprise. The whole universe is the enterprise of the Father. In other words, the Father has a divine plan, an eternal purpose, and He wants to accomplish the intention behind His purpose. This is what is meant by the Father's being the husbandman. He is the husbandman of the vineyard who plans to carry out a certain purpose. This chapter not only reveals the Father but also the Son as the vine. As the vine, the Son is the center. The whole universe is pictured as a vineyard, and centered in this vineyard is the vine who is the Son. God the Son is the center. Everything is centralized in Him. He, as the vine, is the center of the vineyard. All that the Father is, all that the Father has, all the riches of the Father's divine life, and all the fullness of the Godhead are in the vine. This is all for the vine which is the embodiment of it all. The vine is the embodiment of the fullness of the riches of divinity and of the Godhead. God the Father is expressed, manifested, and glorified through the vine.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-Study of John, pp. 392-393. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 2/7/97) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.