- "Those," says Creeshna, "whose understandings are in him, (God), whose souls are in him, whose confidence is in him, whose asylum is in him, are by the inspired wisdom purified from all their offenses, and go from whence they shall never return." “I am the Vine, you are the branches. Go to. If ye abide in me, &c. — Our Lord having laid before his disciples the awful consequences of falling from grace, now proceeds to point out some of the peculiar advantages which should accrue from a contrary spirit and conduct; the first of which is that all their prayers should be heard and answered. But if you make yourselves at home with me and my words are at home in you, you can be sure that whatever you ask will be listened to and acted upon. We learn from it that it is only when we keep the commandments of Christ - only when we live by faith in him, and his words are suffered to control our conduct and affections, that our prayers will be heard. This promise had particular reference to the apostles. Apart From Christ . To me, John 15, is one of the richest chapters in the Bible.
Were we perfect in all things, he would always hear us, and we should be kept from making an improper petition; but just so far as men regard iniquity in their heart, the Lord will not hear them, Psalm 66:18.
John 15:7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you Abiding in Christ is here explained by his words or doctrines abiding in his disciples; by which are meant his Gospel, and the truths of it. ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you; or, as some copies read it, "it shall be given you": but this must be understood not of temporal things, as riches, honours, profits, pleasures, or whatever even the carnal mind of a believer himself may sometimes desire; but of things spiritual, and with such limitations and restrictions as these; whatever is according to the will of God, for the Spirit of God himself asks for no other for the saints; whatever is for the glory of God, and for their own spiritual profit and edification; and whatever is agreeably to the words and doctrines of Christ, which abide in them. But if you make yourselves at home with me and my words are at home in you, you can be sure that whatever you ask will be listened to and acted upon. Every thing of this kind they ask in faith, and with a submission to the divine will, they may expect to receive. J.R. Thomson . It shows what is my possession in Christ. Geeta, p. 59. (, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. All rights reserved. Proud member
To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, John Etheridge Translation of the Peshitta, James Murdock Translation of the Peshitta, If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. It is applicable to other Christians only so far as they are in circumstances similar to the apostles, and only so far as they possess their spirit. Abide in you - Not only are remembered, but are suffered to remain in you as a living principle, to regulate your affections and life. But if you make yourselves at home with me and my words are at home in you, you can be sure that whatever you ask will be listened to and acted upon. John 15:7: The Vine and the Branches: J.R. Thomson : John 15:1-8: The Union of Christ and Believers: B. Thomas : John 15:5-8: Pulpit Commentary Homiletics. Contextual Overview 1 "I am the Real Vine and my Father is the Farmer. John 15:7 But if you make yourselves at home with me and my words are at home in you, you can be sure that whatever you ask will be listened to and acted upon.
4 "Live in me. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. Anyone who separates from me is deadwood, gathered up and thrown on the bonfire. Salem Media Group. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue.
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