Remain in christ

Remain in Jesus

On one Sunday morning when you go to your church, you saw a branch of a vine passing you, you asked to the vine branch,

“Vine branch, Where are you going?”

Vine branch replied “Oh, I was busy during the past few days, now I am going back to my vine to spend some time with it, remain in it, so that I can nourish myself and grow as well as bare some fruits.

Then you went your church and after two hours while you returning to your home again on the way you saw the same vine branch passing you. Than you again asked:

“Vine branch, Where are you going?”

Vine branch replied to you “Last two hours I remained in vine, now I have a lot of  work to do. I am going to be busy during the week with my own affairs.

Can you imagine this kind of a situation.  Not at all.

Not at all possible this kind of a situation. You can’t imagine that will happen.

But you are doing it. The things which cannot come even in your wildest dreams, I.e. unimaginable things, you are doing.

See what Jesus talking about remain in Him, :Mathew 15:5 "I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. 6 If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. 7If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. 8This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.”

We remain in Jesus only on Sunday. Very few find time to remain in Jesus during the week days. But Jesus want us to remain in Him like a branch remain in a vine. The relation is inseparable. Continuously remain in the vine. Not occasionally. Not that when you are free. Not that when you are at home. Not that when you in a good mood. Not that when you are feeling well. It is not for good times only. In your office, in your home, in your job, in your business wherever you are, whatever you do, you must remain in Him. It doesn’t matter whether it is spring or autumn, winter or summer, rainy or sunny, in all seasons the branch has to remain in the vine. The moment the branch separate from the vine, it will wither

It doesn't mean that you always shut yourself out and pray in solitude. Saying "Praise the Lord" and "Hallelujah" repeatedly and keep you away from everyone else is not remain in Christ. Yes, while you are alone and praising God is good. Do it as much as you can. I does that. When we meditate or having quite time we can do that. At the same time we cannot avoid having social and family life. We need to work for a living. We need to meet other people for business. We have to do that. While doing your business, do not forget God. Inside your heart, you should have the fear of God. While doing your business, while dealing with your customers, while having your lunch with your friends and colleagues, you should have to behave in a Godly way and do not give chance to enemy to control you.

1 Peter 5: 8-9 says "Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings".

Christin life is a fight. Fighting with enemy who try to control us. That is why Peter tells us that Be self-controlled and alert. To constantly remain in Christ, we need to be self-controlled. While living in this world, very often, we lose our control and do unwanted and unintended thins. It could be anything. Like having bad relations, being tempered, doing unrighteous things etc.

On the other hand Christian life is perfect obedience to God and His law. Living a complete harmonious life as per the teachings of Christ is what God expect from us. Fighting is a tough thing. But obedience is not as tough as fighting. God wants obedience and our enemy is trying to fight with us. When you obedient to God, Satan will not come to you for fighting. When you obey God, God will take care of you. Protect you from the fighting enemy in the way God protected Job from the Satan by building a fence around you and your property. Not only he protect you, he will bless you too. In everything you do.

One thing we need to do is to be alert. Alert to obey God. Alert to Satan and its schemes. Satan wants to attack you and he is prowling around you. Be alert and be self-controlled. Success is yours.

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jesusmyjoy 7 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio

great hub I liked it very much


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jacobkuttyta 7 years ago from Delhi, India Author

Jesusmyjoy, thanks for visiting my hub and making comment.


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Rubanraj 7 years ago from South India

Very nice to read. I am trying my best to remain in Him during week days. Great hub!


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jacobkuttyta 7 years ago from Delhi, India Author

Rubanraj, Thanks for your comment. Let us try our best to remain in Christ


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Good Marketeer 6 years ago

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Devoted99 6 years ago

Hi There!

Mathew 15:5 "I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. 6 If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. 7If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. 8This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.”

I quoted the verses you had explained. I would like to give an additional to your post.

Yes you're right that the vine is talking of Christ , but the branches does not point out to all of us. Remember on this verse Christ is talking to his followers during his time and not to all people in the world. So it is clear that the branches he mentioned were only those who are in his church as stated in Acts 20:28 Lamsa Version

I think it not only Sunday we could remain to Jesus because if you are a believers of Christ you can still remain on him every time you did what Christ taught. Christ teachings does not only limits only going to church in order to remain in him. It is very clear in the succeeding verses as "he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing." Meaning you had to do something and what is it? simple as to do his teachings.


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jacobkuttyta 6 years ago from Delhi, India Author

Thanks all for your comments


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Specialk3749 6 years ago from Michigan

A friend and I were just talking about "Sunday" Christians. She has a friend that says we (as in all Christians) are all hypocrites because we do one thing on Sunday and another the rest of the week. What a shame that there "are" so many so called Christians living this way and making a mockery of Christ. Thanks for a great hub!


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jacobkuttyta 6 years ago from Delhi, India Author

Thanks Specialk3749 for your visit and comment.

May God bless you


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selling timeshare 6 years ago from Philadelphia

Ahh great analogy and hub God Bless


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joemoealamo 6 years ago from Northport Al

So true, thanks for the reminder


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almoadobar 6 years ago from Minnesota

It is a great reminder for us as Christians; I appreciate

it…

Also, I want to use the opportunity to thank you for your

warm welcoming to me to Hub-pages some seven days ago…


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago

Jacobkuttyta, What a terrific example of how important it is to always stay connected to the Vine! "Very few find time to remain in Jesus during the week days. But Jesus wants us to remain in Him like a branch remain in a vine. The relation is inseparable." Being a Christian is meant to be a daily lifestyle! Thank you for sharing, In His Love & Blessings!


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Unchained Grace 6 years ago from Baltimore, MD

When your Saturday night doesn't match up with your Sunday morning, you have a one on one with God in your near future.

When we as a branch decide we don't need that vine any longer, we cut ourselves off from all that is good for us and summarily wither up and spiritually die. To remain in Christ is to be nurtured in all ways. Thank you so much for this!


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jacobkuttyta 6 years ago from Delhi, India Author

Thanks all for your kind visit and comment.

Blessings!


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olgakhumlo 5 years ago from Mira Road Mumbai India

Hi jacobkuttya,

Thanks for sharing the word of God, and the profound truth from St. John 15. God bless you.


sam 4 years ago

i say that remaining in the vine is trying to grow spiritually throughout the week and even if you mess up that doesn't mean you're a hypocrite, all that matters if we try to do better next time and apologize to God for our wrongs..... people who just go to Church to look good or because their parents force them to are hypocrites!

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