Posted by: dailywordofdestiny | May 15, 2013

In YOU I Have My Being

“I AM the true vine, and My Father is the husbandman. Every branch in Me that beareth not fruit He taketh away; and every BRANCH that beareth fruit, He purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Now ye are clean through the Word which I have spoken unto you. Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in Me. 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: 1-5)

“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet NOT I, but CHRIST liveth IN ME: and the life that I NOW live in the flesh I live BY THE FAITH OF THE SON of GOD, Who loved me, and gave Himself for me” (Galatians 2: 20).

“Oh LORD, I thank You for this revelation that it is not in my faith alone that I have my being; but as well, I LIVE BY YOUR FAITH JESUS. I give You all glory and praise for WHO I AM IN YOU!”

Throughout most of yesterday, I was seeking God about what I should write this week. Last night just as the sun was setting, I was gazing at the wooded area behind our home. It was quiet and the birds were still singing, the squirrels chattering, and the thought came, “God, thank You for the beauty in this moment.” Then these words came out of my mouth, “It is IN YOU I have my being.” Immediately after I said this peace flooded my heart; Holy Spirit was there, all around me (Romans 8). Very early this morning, Holy Spirit nudged me awake. I struggled to consciousness and groggily looked at the clock. “LORD, it’s only 3 A.M. surely this can wait until later?” Sometimes He will just move out of my way; but this A.M. He persisted and I got up. In that instant, I felt alert and He brought several thoughts into my mind.

“LORD, You KNOW everything and are in everything (Colossians 1: 12-19); if I have my being in You, why should I fear? LORD, You are EVERYWHERE; past, present, and future so therefore nothing is hidden from You (Psalm 139); if I have my being in You, then I must acknowledge that there is no place to hide from You. I can turn all my cares and worries over to You TRUSTING that You have my best interests at heart and the interests of those my life connects to. EVERYTHING IS YOURS Lord (Genesis 22: 8; Job 38: 41; Psalm 50: 10; Luke 12: 22-32). If I have my being in You, then I will always have all that I need.”

None of this was “new” to me; I had heard it all before and had read it in Scripture. I am sure I have said it to others but you know, sometimes God just lets you SEE Him. smile Hallelujah! I wondered if how I felt/am feeling is like Job felt when he was required to respond to God’s confrontation with him (Job 42). In verse 5 Job says, “I have HEARD of Thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye SEETH Thee.” (Isaiah 29: 18; Matthew 5: 8).

I Am The Vine My thoughts then turned to what “being” meant. The Oxford Dictionary defines it: noun; existence; essence or nature; constitution; existing person (human being). (BE-).

I HAVE MY EXISTENCE, MY ESSENCE (NATURE), AND CONSTITUTION IN JESUS! I believe this to mean that Jesus is to be CENTER in my life; my stabilizer, my fulcrum and that it is Him alone who is able to bring balance and order into all the things surrounding me in day-to-day life. If my being is in You, LORD and You are DOMINATE in my life, then every aspect of my life will bear fruit without my interference. You are the Vine, Jesus; I am just one of many branches that gets it’s nourishment through Your atoning work at the cross (Luke 4: 18-21; John 10: 10). As a branch, I have grown from the Vine; holding on and depending on the Vine to support my life by FAITH. smile Jesus prayed for His disciples (includes us today as His WORD is a TODAY WORD) in John 17. It would be a great blessing to you to study this chapter in detail. For me it is a perfect description of what I am saying and some specific verses are: 10, 11, 13, 21-23, 26.

“According as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue: …For IF these things BE IN YOU, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the KNOWLEDGE OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST” (2 Peter 1: 3-8).

“THEREFORE if any man be IN CHRIST, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, ALL THINGS ARE BECOME NEW” (2 Corinthians 5: 17). “A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put WITHIN you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. AND I WILL put MY SPIRIT WITHIN YOU, and cause you to walk in My statutes, and ye shall keep My judgments, and do them” (Ezekiel 36: 26, 27). PRAISE THE LORD!

“I have blessed you with all you need to change your nature. As you change, you grow, are growing even now, in grace and power. The mind of Christ is in you. Holy Spirit courses through you and My unchangeable creativity surrounds you. REJOICE as I discipline and train you, so that My power working through you may quickly win the world. As you are Mine, all My power becomes yours for all I command you to do. Learn to appropriate it at a moment’s notice; emptied of self and doubt, depending on Me alone, trusting My right direction, clinging to Me. When you choose the way that prospers the soul, a wonderful shaping occurs—allowing prayers to be answered, troubles and grief to be dispelled. For, without Me, you can do nothing.”

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