I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. John 15:5.

Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:

Jesus told you through various metaphors and allegories about the relationship you can have with Him as His disciple. And all these show an intimate joining with Him so that My eternal life flows into you causing growth and fruitfulness that takes you back to My first Words of blessing over mankind the day I created you in My image and according to My likeness.

That, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old man, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new man, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth. Ephesians 4:22-24.

Jesus fulfills My Covenant Names and promises, for He is them. You can see this in His life, He was My Word in action as the LORD your healer, the LORD your righteousness, the LORD your Shepherd, the LORD your peace, and as many as my magnificent promises are, they are all found in Him and are “yes” to you in Him, to you who make covenant with Him.

Jesus gave you only one name to call Me and that is “Father.” He described your relationship with Me as that of children with a good father, the best of fathers, who gives only good things to his children. The parables He told of Me were summed up in the parable of the prodigal son—a good, generous, and forgiving father whose unconditional love for his children knows no limits and is always waiting for their return to his house with open arms and precious gifts. A lavish father with whom you can abide always and all he has is yours.

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace which He lavished on us. Ephesians 1:7-8.

Now let us look at the particular ways Jesus identifies Himself in His relationship with you. And I think you will shout and sing with joy over what you have in Jesus.

“Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; for the LORD God is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation. Therefore you will joyously draw water from the springs of salvation (Yeshuah). Isaiah 12:2-3.

And in all these beautiful metaphors you will find one theme, the theme of a flow between you and Jesus whereby you live your life through and with Him where He becomes your source of all good things and perfect gifts, of your very strength, wisdom, healing, provision, and blessing. He joins you as One with Me so there a precious and constant flow of love between us.

The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me. John 17:22-23.

And you sink your roots deep in Him and draw up all you need from Him.

Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so live in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude. Colossians 2:6-7.

That you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:18-19.

So let us begin with the Bread of Life, for Jesus told the crowd who sought Him after He multiplied the five loaves and two fish to feed a crowd of 5,000 men not including women and children that He was the true Bread come down from Heaven.

“I am the bread of life.” Jesus is the fulfillment of the bread from Heaven that I reigned down on the dewfall to My Covenant people as they went through the wilderness from slavery to the abundance of the promised land and He is the fulfillment of the bread of My presence that I revealed to Moses in the plan of the tabernacle to be placed on the golden table on the north side in the Holy Place (the first inner court) of the Tabernacle that only the priests could eat. And now that He has released you from your sins by His blood, He has made you a royal priesthood unto Me. Revelation 1:5-6.

Jesus called Himself the Bread of Life for a man to eat and never die, for He who eats His flesh and drinks His blood has eternal life. My people ate manna in the desert for perfect health in this world but they died. Jesus is the true bread from Heaven for a man to eat and never die. He is the fruit of the tree of life, that is, the Body that hung upon the wood of the cross to take away all your sins to give you eternal life.

And think about bread, like the manna in the desert it sustains your life and nourishes your entire being giving you the beauty of health, strength, and renewal of youth. Eating of the bread of life, the body of Christ in which dwells all My fullness in bodily form, is a most intimate way of partaking of My divine nature. What you eat enters and becomes part of you, down to your very cells.

Next He identifies to you that He is the light of the world. Jesus is the fulfillment of the golden lampstand, the menorah, the design of which I entrusted to Moses on Mt. Sinai as an important furnishing in the holy place, the first inner court, in the Tabernacle, My dwelling place among them. The lampstand was formed out of solid gold and had seven lamps upon it, the center shaft with the servant lamp and six branches extending from the center shaft of the servant lamp. The six were lit from and their wicks pointed to the center servant lamp. Jesus is your Shabbat (rest) which is the seventh day, and man was created on the sixth day, hence the six branches from the center shaft of the One who came to serve you and give His life has your ransom. You are the branches and He is the Vine from which you draw your eternal life. Just like the six lamps that formed the branches of the Lampstand, each of you are filled with the same fresh oil that first fills the servant lamp and lights your lamp so you may shine out to the world to give glory to Me, as the One true Father of lights.

And the branches and the center shaft are all the same solid gold. Gold represents My righteousness, that is the righteousness of God. And sculpted out of gold on each branch to hold the cup of the lamp were almond blossoms and almonds, showing the fruit of righteousness produced in your branch by being attached to the center of all life.

In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it . . . There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man. John 1:4-5;9.

Jesus is the Light of the world, a Light to the nations, and that was what I told My people Israel I had formed them to be as symbolized by the light of that golden lampstand, which lit your way to the Holy of Holies. Jesus is the Way and lights your Way to Me. A light to your path and a lamp to your feet.

Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.” John 8:12.

“I am the door.” Jesus also describes Himself as the “door” or “gate” that is the only way into My Kingdom and that is a fulfillment of the east gate of the Tabernacle and the gate (veil) into My presence in the Holy of Holies, both of these doors or gates you could only enter with the blood of an unblemished lamb. And it is the only door and way into My Kingdom—the blood of the Lamb, without which you are still in your sins.

“I am the good Shepherd.” Jesus reveals Himself by name as the good Shepherd who lays down His life for the sheep and calls you each by name to lead you out of the slavery of sin and death into the awesome freedom of My children in prosperity and peace. He fulfills My Covenant Name of the LORD (יהוה) your Shepherd, the Name which I had given to My Covenant people through Jacob, David, Isaiah, and Ezekiel.

A good shepherd knows, feeds, leads, protects, delivers, nourishes, and cares for his sheep. And I tell you I raised Him from the dead as your great good Shepherd by the blood of the eternal Covenant to equip you for every good work—for a joyful, abundant, fruitful life filled with shalom peace.

“I am the Vine.” Today, in the context of the One solution to your every need, problem, and impossible situation, I want to address particularly Jesus as the Vine, you as the branches abiding in the Vine, and Me as the vinedresser, the vine keeper. Jesus revealed this beautiful metaphor, which is the key to living a stress-free life filled with the answers and help you need at every moment, to His disciples at the Passover meal the night before He gave His eternal life for you to have eternal life. Jesus uses the grapevine to explain the nature of His relationship with those who are His disciples.

The grapevine is significant because wine is from the fruit of the vine and that is what transforms into the substance of His eternal blood of the Covenant for you. It was also the drink offering that was offered with the unblemished lamb and the unleavened bread for the morning and evening sacrifices of the Tabernacle of Moses and then in the Temple of Solomon. And furthermore spoken to My prophet Isaiah many years before likening your relationship to Me to a vineyard and a grapevine and he composed a song about it.

“Let me sing now for my well-beloved, a song of my beloved concerning His vineyard. My well-beloved had a vineyard on a fertile hill. He dug it all around, removed its stones, and planted it with the choicest vine.” Isaiah 5:1-2.

But My people did not attach and bear good fruit but rather trampled My vineyard, so Jesus opened up My vineyard and the choice vine to all who would abide in His Word and bear good fruit and so show themselves to be My disciples. I now send you to work in My vineyard of the church.

He had one more to send, a beloved son; he sent him last of all to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ But those vine-growers said to one another, ‘This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours!’ They took him, and killed him and threw him out of the vineyard. What will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the vine-growers, and will give the vineyard to others. Mark 12:6-9.

The picture of Jesus and his followers as the true vine and its branches identifies Jesus, and all of you who are joined to Him, as My vineyard, the people of whom the promises of My prophets were spoken of.

As to this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that would come to you made careful searches and inquiries, seeking to know what person or time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating as He predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories to follow. It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves, but you, in these things which now have been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven—things into which angels long to look. 1 Peter 1:10-12.

Glory in this privilege and promise given you in Him before the world began, I am calling you to bear the fruit of righteousness which My people failed to produce, bringing about My justice and righteousness amongst the nations. Romans 8:4. Let your light shine before men so they see the goodness in your actions and give praise to their one true Father.

The relationship of the vine and the branches is very deep and significant for it shows that the branches (believers) get life from the vine and that the vine (Jesus) bears fruit through the branches. It shows an interdependence, a partnership, of a shared life and purpose where you can do nothing without Me, just as a branch detached from the source of its life withers up and dies fruitless and barren, but I also can do nothing fruitful in the world without you, just as a vine with no branches can produce no fruit.

So how do you apply this in your life to have all you need and more for every circumstance you find yourself in, whether you caused it or another did? You must, like a branch in the vine, attach deep into the vine and abide there, drawing all you need out of Him. Everything is drawn out of Him for your salvation. Every good gift given and every perfect gift comes down from above, descending from Me, the Father of lights, and it comes from Me to you through Jesus. I so loved the world that I gave you My only begotten Son so that all of you who believe in Him will never perish but have eternal life. I have sealed your branch into the Vine by the Holy Spirit who flows into you when you are born again by receiving Jesus as your Lord.

And just as you have received Him, you must also live in Him, rooted deep in Him and pulling up all the wisdom, answers, strength, provision, healing, and life that you need from Him at every moment—a continuous feed into a life streaming flow of My grace into you as you abide in Jesus by abiding in My Word and My Word abiding in you.

If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples. Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full. John 15:7-11.

And those who abide in Him by remaining in My Words and My Words remaining in them are disciples. In other words, if you cherish, guard, keep and do My Words as your guideline for all your thoughts, words and actions, you will be drawing all you need for life and godliness now and forever out of Jesus for He is My Word.

So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you abide (remain, dwell in, continue) in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” John 8:31-32.

Free from what? The slavery of sin and death. And this will set you free from fear, free from the encumbrance of sin, free from shame and guilt, free from depression, free from the curse (sickness, poverty, and eternal death), and free from all things that hold you back from a loving, intimate, and perfect relationship with Me where you are confident of My care, My forgiveness,

and My provision at every moment.

So where does this take you? To the vineyard of the LORD of Hosts. The place of divine assignments, perfect protection, fruitfulness, and prosperity even now. Kingdom living on earth.

And about the eleventh hour He went out and found others standing around; and He said to them, ‘Why have you been standing here idle all day long?’ They said to him, ‘Because no one hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You go into the vineyard too.’ Matthew 20:6-7.

And this flow of grace takes you to the throne of grace with Jesus your great High Priest. Come with confidence and receive mercy and find grace to help just when you need it. Find the mercy and find the answers and receive the flow of My life, the river of life, the river of delight, that runs from My throne to fill your heart till it becomes a well spring leaping up to eternal life.

These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full. John 15:11.

With joy you will draw water from the springs of Yeshuah and I will wipe every tear from your eyes.

For the Lamb in the center of the throne will be their shepherd, and will guide them to springs of the water of life; and God will wipe every tear from their eyes. Revelation 7:17.

Joy unspeakable filled with glory flows into you from the Vine. Abide. Keep your attention off the problem and on My Word and the joy will flow and in the anointing of joy is the answer.

I love you. Take this seriously, the first place you must go is the throne for everything you need is there. Salvation is to experience all that I have for you.

Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust. 2 Peter 1:2-4.