We must STAY and END with Jesus, but in order to accomplish this we must first START with Jesus! By our belief in the finished work of the CROSS, we have been brought or grafted into the vine. By faith, it’s up to the branch to remain connecting to the vine.
For the record, John 15:5 doesn’t suggest that Jesus meant you could lose your salvation because that’s an impossibility for those who are truly saved. However, He is poignantly highlighting that for whatever reason anyone consistently remains unfruitful and ineffective in their life is because they’re not connected to the SOURCE of life.
Case and point, the works we do when we are not connected to the source, Jesus Christ, are works of the flesh, and even the ones that seem like they are for God will be proven to be selfish and empty at the judgment (1 Cor 3:15). When we attempt to bear fruit apart from abiding in Him, we will fail in frustration. Therefore, any work(s) from our hands literally means nothing if Jesus wasn’t the progenitor of that effort(s)!
In contrast, it’s truly amazing that we don’t even need to know what fruit we are going to bear in the future. We don’t have to plan for it. We simply must remain in JESUS with all our heart and every fruit will come to fruition!!!