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 – John 15:5
The beauty of a tree is not in the vine, but in the branches, and a tree should have the same life flowing through the branches, as you have in the vine. Now, this gives you God’s idea; Jesus said, “I am the vine, ye are the branches.” That means we’ve got the same life and nature. Jesus didn’t say, “I am the vine; I pray you become the branches”; neither did He say, “I am the vine; try to be the branches.” He said, “I am the vine, ye are the branches.” That’s a fact for now. So you can boldly say, “Jesus and I are one; we share the same life.” Glory to God!
Let’s look at another scripture: John 14:23; read the words of Jesus: “…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 said if you love Him, the Father will love you, and He and the Father will come to you and settle in you; they’ll come and live with you. He said, “We’ll come unto him and make our home (our abode) with him.” This is talking about oneness with the Father! We’re one with Him.
Being born again is coming into union with Christ: that’s the biggest thing about our salvation. When you were born again, not only was your spirit recreated, you were also immersed into Christ; you became one with Him, literally joined together with Him as one divine creation. 1 Corinthians 12:13 says, “For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body…and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.” You’ve been made to drink into one Spirit; you’ve become mingled with the Spirit of God as one divine creation.
This is so amazing! No wonder the Word says, “You’re a member of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones” (Ephesians 5:30). You’re not one struggling to attain God’s level; you’re already one with Him: an associate of the God-kind. This is why He calls you a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people, called to display the virtues, perfections, graces and excellence of divinity (1Peter 2:9)
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Dear God, thank you for the honour of my being inseparably one with you; not only have you made me your sanctuary; I’ve also become the conveyor and dispenser of your righteousness, mercy, goodness and grace. I bask in the full blessings of my oneness with you, manifesting your glory, beauty, and wisdom, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Study: Hebrews 2:11; 1 Corinthians 6:17; Romans 8:16-17