July 2, 2023
THE PRUNING PROCESS
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 branch that bears fruit, He prunes it that it may bear more fruit.
Two truths become evident upon inspection of these verses. As we seek to know more about our Lord and our life in Him, these verses provide great truth.
First, to truly live, we must live in Him. He is the "Vine." We are branches from Him. We live because we are in Him and of Him. Our very life and its purpose is in Him and from Him. As we fulfill our purpose, we truly live and do not just exist!
Secondly, if we are to live and know our purpose, we must "be about Father's business." That is, we are to be doing what our purpose is in Him! We cannot be living in Him and doing our own things in the world. Our focus must be on faithfully doing what He has called and purposed for us to do.
As we do, He will prune us so that we can produce more fruit for His kingdom. Fruit producing is great and the more we do, the happier we will be. Praise God!
You may see some things in our worship that are different. Listed below are a few of these things and their scriptural references.
Singing In The Spirit:
1 Cor. 14:15, Psalm 149:1,
Lifting Up “Holy Hands”: Psalm 63:4, Psalm 134:2,
1 Tim. 2:8
Prophecy or Interpretation of Tongues:
1 Cor. 12:10, 1 Cor. 14
Word of Wisdom or Knowledge:
John 4:17, 1Cor. 2:11,12,
Being “Slain In The Spirit”:
2 Chron. 5:14, Matt. 28:4,
John 18:6, Acts 9:4
Flags and Banners:
Psalm 20:5, Ex. 17:15,
Bishop Bill Hamon.
Founder of Christian International Ministries. A Prophet for over 60 years.
Apostle Leon Walters
Central Heartland Regional Director