2. The Organism of the Triune God
in the Divine Dispensing
a. The Vine and the Branches
Being an Organism to Glorify the Father
by Expressing the Riches
of the Divine Life
  1. I am the true vine, and My Father is the husbandman.
  2. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes it away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it that it may bear more fruit.
  3. You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.
  4. Abide in Me and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me.
  5. I am the vine; you are the branches. He who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit; for apart from Me you can do nothing.
  6. If one does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is dried up; and they gather them and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
  7. If you abide in Me and My words abide in you, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you.
  8. In this is My Father glorified, that you bear much fruit and so you will become My disciples.
  9. As the Father has loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love.
  10. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; even as I have kept My Fathers commandments and abide in His love.
  11. These things I have spoken to you that My joy may be in you and that your joy may be made full.
b. The Branches Loving One Another
to Express the Divine Life
in Fruit-bearing
  1. This is My commandment, that you love one another even as I have loved you.
  2. No one has greater love than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.
  3. You are My friends if you do what I command you.
  4. No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all the things which I have heard from My Father I have made known to you.
  5. You did not choose Me, but I chose you, and I set you that you should go forth and bear fruit and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name, He may give you.
  6. These things I command you that you may love one another.

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