2. The Organism of the Triune God
in the Divine Dispensing
a. The Vine and the Branches
Being an Organism to Glorify the Father
by Expressing the Riches of the Divine Life
1 I am the 1true avine, and My Father is the 2husbandman.
2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes it away; and every branch that bears fruit, He 1prunes it that it may bear more fruit.
3 You are already aclean because of the word which I have spoken to you.
4 aAbide in Me and I bin you. As the branch cannot bear fruit 1of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me.
5 I am the vine; you are the branches. He who abides in Me and I in him, he bears amuch fruit; for apart from Me you can do bnothing.
6 If one does not abide in Me, he is 1acast out as a branch and is dried up; and they gather them and cast them into the bfire, and they are cburned.
7 If you abide in Me and My 1awords abide in you, 2ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you.
8 In this is My Father 1aglorified, that you bear much fruit and so you will become My bdisciples.
9 As the Father has aloved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love.
10 If you 1keep My acommandments, you will abide in My love; even as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love.
11 These things I have spoken to you that My 1joy may be in you and that your ajoy may be made full.