I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. 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. John 15:1-8
Abiding in Christ is the key to bearing fruit; (John 15:4) so in order to bear the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance. (Galatians 5:22-23) we must abide in Christ, by…
Reading God’s Word (John 15:7) Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. Colossians 3:16.
Talk With God Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. John 15:16. When we abide in Christ, and he abides in us; then we have a intimate relationship with him, and we can talk directly to our Savior and King, Jesus, and He opens our ears to His voice.
This will prove that you are Jesus’ disciples. If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed. John 8:31.
So if we abide in Christ we will: Read His Word, Talk with God and in result we will bear fruit. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Matthew 7:20-21.
Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. John 6:68