John Chapter 15 – Part II
My Father is the Husbandman
Read and Study Isaiah Chapter 5
Now will I sing to my wellbeloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill. And He fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also made a winepress therein: and he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes.
And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard. What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done in it? wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes?
And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard, I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up; and break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down; And I will lay it waste, it shall not be pruned, nor digged; but there shall come up briers and thorns: I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it.
For the vineyard of the LORD of Hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah His pleasant plant; and He looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry. Isaiah 5:1-7 (KJV)
Note: Yahshua’s Holy Father is the owner in charge of the vineyard. He tends His vineyard by examining the development of produce. Unfruitful branches are removed from the vine, and fruit bearing branches are pruned, in order to “bring forth more fruit”(John 15:2)
Note: Yahshua stated: “I can of mine own self do nothing” (John 5:30). Notice how Yahshua recognizes His dependence upon His Father, who is the One True and Living GOD. Yahshua further stated: “If a man love me, he will keep my Words; and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. He that loves me not keeps not my sayings and the Word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me”. John 14:23-24 (KJV)
Now ye are clean through the Word which I have spoken unto you. John 15:3 (KJV)
- It is the Spirit that quickens (makes alive, vitalizes), the flesh profits nothing. The Words that I speak unto you they are Spirit, and they are life. John 6:63 (KJV)
- The LORD GOD formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. Genesis 2:7 (KJV)
- If any man hear my Words, and believe not, I judge him not, for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. He that rejects me, and receives not my Words, hath one that judges him; the Word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. I have not spoken of myself but the Father which sent me, He gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. I know that His commandment is life everlasting. Therefore, whatsoever I speak, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak. John 12:47-50 (KJV)
- Sanctify them through thy Truth: thy Word is Truth. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the Truth. John 17:17-19 (KJV)