Sweet Manna From Heaven that is Hidden in Plain Sight
John 15:1 I am the True Vine, and My Father is the Vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away. And every one that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bring forth more fruit. Now you are clean through the Word which I have spoken to you. Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it remains in the vine, so 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, the same brings forth much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered. And they gather and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
As the days get darker and prophecy is being fulfilled before our very eyes, it comes more and more apparent that we must cling to the vine, and that “Vine” is Jesus. At the time that Jesus made these statements, there was at the entrance of the temple four columns. A very beautiful and artistic golden grapevine was draped over the four columns. It was known as a “marvel” because of its size, artistry, and cost of the materials used for its construction. The people would often purchase a golden leaf or cluster of leaves and the priests would attach these leaves to the vine. Often times those that were the most generous in their giving would have their names inscribed on the golden leaves. Jesus was obviously making a distinction between this artificial vine and Himself as the real vine. His plea was if his disciples would offer themselves to the same degree that the people offer their wealth to the golden vine, then the result would be abundant spiritual fruit. Let us be branches that are producing succulent affluent fruit.
The Beginning of Sorrows: Yeshua was asked what to look for to indicate that His return was near. As recorded in Matt: 24, He answered, …And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.
Let me draw your attention to the phrase, “kingdom against kingdom. This I believe is a reference to Isaiah’s prophecy in chapter 19 that reads as follows: The burden against Egypt. Behold, the LORD rides on a swift cloud, And will come into Egypt; The idols of Egypt will totter at His presence, And the heart of Egypt will melt in its midst. 2 "I will set Egyptians against Egyptians; Everyone will fight against his brother, And everyone against his neighbor, City against city, kingdom against kingdom. 3 The spirit of Egypt will fail in its midst; I will destroy their counsel, And they will consult the idols and the charmers, The mediums and the sorcerers. 4 And the Egyptians I will give Into the hand of a cruel master, And a fierce king will rule over them," Says the Lord, the LORD of hosts.
Is it not possible that we are watching the fulfillment of this prophecy daily as the news is reported from Egypt? See Af.reuters
There is a set time for Yeshua’s return…Let the Bride say “Come!”