Daily Service: Abide

I got this from my wife’s best friend.  She is a dear elder sister in our church and her testimonies are always strong in the spirit.  She told me that in prayer today she kept getting “Abide in me”. It is one of her favorite scriptures but for a little while she couldn’t remember exactly the chapter and verse.  I reminded her that the original manuscripts didn’t have chapters and verses and perhaps God just wanted you to look back at the word to see the context of your favorite testimony. So this is for her, I went back a few verses to get the context and added the AMP version for expansion.

John 15:5-9 (KJV) I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.

John 15:5-9 (AMP)  I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing. If a person does not dwell in Me, he is thrown out like a [broken-off] branch, and withers; such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire, and they are burned. If you live in Me [abide vitally united to Me] and My words remain in you and continue to live in your hearts, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you. When you bear (produce) much fruit, My Father is honored and glorified, and you show and prove yourselves to be true followers of Mine. I have loved you, [just] as the Father has loved Me; abide in My love [continue in His love with Me].

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