We have to stay connected to the Source of our strength, healing, purpose, provision, deliverance, and protection.
Jesus made it intrinsically clear that apart from Him we can do nothing. He confirmed this spiritual truth in John 15:5, “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.”
There’s something theologians call ‘Union with Christ.’ That means, basically, that we are ‘in Jesus.’ In Paul’s letters, his most common phrase is ‘in Christ.’ As stated above we are connected by faith to Jesus just like a branch is connected to a tree. All of His love, life, righteousness, power, and grace is in us. Ephesians 2:4-6 tells us that we are alive in Christ, and seated with Him in heaven.
Here are 5 Simple application points to stay connected:
- Get planted in a Bible base church. (Psalm 1 & Heb 10:25)
2.See the bigger picture. (Luke 24:7)
- Be teachable. (2 Tim 3:16)
- Consistently read your Bible. (Roms 10:17)
- Pray and praise. (I Thessalonians 5:16-18)
START WITH JESUS, STAY WITH JESUS, & END WITH JESUS!