“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me, you can do nothing. John 15:1‭, ‬4‭-‬5 NKJV

Apart from Jesus, you cannot live and survive both in this present world and in the one to come. Satan continues to lurk around, temptations and sins are prevalent everywhere, and troubles and disasters of all kinds are found everywhere. But those who are in Christ, are assured of peace and rest of mind.

Except you are in Jesus and well grounded in His love, established in His knowledge, and firmly rooted in your faith in Him you will surely be caught in the web of the evil one whose primary goal and objective is to render you useless, unfulfilled in life and destroy your soul in eternity.

On the contrary, if Christ is living in you and you are also in Him, you are not only complete, that is, have all that you need for life and godliness, secured from all alarms and saved from all the wiles of the evil one. Also, you are victorious over sin, death, Satan, and all evil forces in the world.

This victory is not something Christ will give you; it is Him living in you and working in you both to will and do for His good pleasures. You do not imitate Him, He inhabits you. This is the mystery of our faith in Christ that those who refuse His reign over them do not know.

As you set out this new week, I pray the Lord will help you to know Him more and more, be well-grounded in His knowledge, and become more steadfast in your faith and love for Him so that you may walk in dominion and live victoriously in this hostile and evil world. Good morning and do have a fruitful week.

Your brother,