Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Passover Meditation # 28 for the 2012 Lenten Season
Every branch in ME+
not bearing fruit
takes it away
John 15:2 A
Our LORD, The True VINE+ , was speaking to His+ hand-picked disciples in the Upper Room, His+ discourse to them at the time of the Last Supper.
Here, HE+ was giving forth a stern and serious warning to the Eleven:
If you who are in ME+ are not bearing fruit, My+ FATHER will remove you... yes, even you ... far away from ME+. HE will lift you off and remove you from ME+ and from all the other fruit-bearing branches, at the same time.
No fellowship with CHRIST. No fellowship with others who are remaining on the VINE+. No life... both now and later, after death.
NO, hell is not a place to meet back-slapping buddies for a continual card game. NO. There will be the deepest "alone-ness" you can fathom with no relief in sight... ever.
ALONE... for all Eternity.
So, Christians all, let's do what we can to bear fruit: sow to the SPIRIT, share the GOSPEL --- using words when necessary ( ! ), grow in grace, forgiveness, and the knowledge of GOD our FATHER and Our LORD JESUS CHRIST.
Repent ... and break up the fallow ground.