“I am the true vine” – John 15:1-2

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“I am the true vine” – John 15:1-2

“Yeshua: The Life of Messiah from a Messianic Jewish Perspective, Volume 3”, p. 452.

“A vineyard in biblical times did not bear much resemblance to its modern counterpart. The vines grew upon the ground instead of being tied to some sort of support, yet as long as the vine lay on the soil, it could not bear fruit. Therefore, the winegrower placed a rock underneath the vine to lift it off the ground, enabling it to bear fruit. This is the point of this passage.
The Greek word ‘airĂ³’ in John 15:2, translated here as takes it away, can also mean ‘to lift up.’ If the intent was ‘to take away,’ it would refer to fruitless believers who are disciplined by death, as in I Corinthians 5:1-5, I Corinthians 11:28-30, and I John 5:16. However, another way to understand the term is ‘to lift up,’ as is intended here.
The Messiah lifts every fruitless branch off the ground so that it can bear fruit


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