The Vineyard of G-d!

Great Lessons of John 15:1-8


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. If a man abide not in Me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. (John 15: 1-6) 

G-d {YHVH} is the husbandman (John 15:1).Yeshua, the Messiah, or Jesus the Christ is the "good vine" (John 15:1,5). Believers are the "branches" in Yeshua, the Messiah; (John 15:2,5). Ancient Israel turned out to be a false vine producing “wild grapes” (Isaiah 5:1-7).
Every believer in Yeshua, the Messiah, is referred to by this illustration or it is meaningless. If the believer is fruitful he is purged to produce more fruit. If he is fruitless he will be taken away or will be removed from being part of the vine!  It will cut off, withered, gathered with other dead branches and cast into the fire and burned (John 15:2,6). The branch itself is helpless to produce fruit of itself (John 15:4-5). The vinedresser would be able to prune the vine and remove the “dead” branches!

The cleanliness referred to here was a present experience before the cross with a real heart of purity! (Matthew 5:8)The branch is being able to bear fruit only when it remains in Yeshua, the Messiah and is powerless to produce fruit if they do not abide in Him! If any branch (man) does not abide in Him he is cast forth as a branch and is withered and burned. G-d can only be glorified by the branches when they remain in Yeshua, the Messiah and produce much fruit (John 15:8).

You shall know them by their “fruits”!


Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. ( Matthew 7:16-20) 

This is a statement from Yeshua, the Messiah; It plainly explains that there are ways whereby all men can know who is right and who is wrong, who is for the truth and who is against it, who is a true Christian and who is not, and who is a true teacher and who is a false one! The ways whereby man can be discerned is "by their fruits" and not by their outward appearance and refinement, which is so deceptive! Like David was compared to his grown up brothers, he was not even counted important enough to be urged to attend the feast. He remained yet the youngest, and behold, he kept the sheep perhaps smaller than the other sons of Jesse, in people eyes, but he was chosen of G-d, Who was looking on the heart and not the outward appearance. He had the true qualities to be a king!

A most perfect and beautiful fruit tree outwardly will sometimes be so diseased inwardly that it produces the worst kind of fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth corrupt fruit and a corrupt tree cannot produce good fruit. Every tree brings forth of its own kind whether it is good or bad. So it is with false teachers and those who follow them. Such people can be ever so good outwardly and they may be more refined and correct in life than many true Christians, but this does not prove that they are of G-d! We maybe all have experienced “supposal Name Christian” and rebels (could be “saints” in the church itself, not only referring to the world! They are worldly minded! Wrong spirit, hidden attitudes) against G-d His Word. They have been so nice, refined, polite, well-mannered, polished, high toned, and poised until one would think they were gifts from Heaven, but they were in reality destitute of all truth and spiritual experience and bitter enemies of the Word of G-d! False Religious forces is one of it!

You are being able to bear fruit only when it remains in Yeshua, the Messiah  and is powerless to produce fruit if you do not abide in Him!

To have common things to refer for illustrations to...!


The  Jewish people in the ancient times (Old Testament) have common things in the Scriptures to refer for illustrations to their occupation, environment and to the scenes with which the Jewish people in ancient times are familiar!  Even Messiah Yeshua's teachings were based mostly on this way! So also this teaching is based on the common things that surrounded us. My design in this teaching is to make it simple and an easy way of understanding!

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A detailed reproof of sins!


Now will I sing to my well-beloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill: And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also made a winepress therein: and he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes. (Isaiah 5:1-2) 

It is like Isaiah 1 in that it gives a detailed reproof of the Ancient Jews for their sins. They had no sense of right and wrong because of sin. They were proud and wise in their own eyes! (Isaiah 5:21) Of all the deceived people, those who are wise in their own eyes and think themselves to be something when they are nothing are the worst (1 Corinthians 8:2; Galatians 6:3). Branches of fruitlessness will be taken away or will be removed from being part of the (good) vine!  It will cut off, withered, gathered with other dead branches and cast into the fire and burned! (John 15:2,6)



The Word of G-d declares a detailed reproof of the Ancient Jews for their sins, but also for today!


All the one who disrespects G-d's covenant of marriage!(Isaiah 3:9)
The wicked (Isaiah 3:11)
The covetous (Isaiah 5:8)
To those who carry heavy loads of sin (Isaiah 5:18)
To those who call evil good (Isaiah 5:20)
To the self-conceited (Isaiah 5:21)
To those who (pre) judge unrighteous
To the many (religious) people who fight
against G-d and His people (Isaiah 17:12-14)
The crown of pride (Isaiah 28:1)
The deceivers (Isaiah 29:15)
The rebellious children (Isaiah 30:1)
To those who strive against G-d (Isaiah 45:9)
To those who do not honor parents (Isaiah 45:10)


It will also reveal & declares a detailed reproof for their sins!


The state of the nowadays Church and their relationship to other Churches!
The attitude & motives of modern Church leaders!
The state of the hearts of the “saints”! True or
The fruits of real -and name “Christianity”!
False religion among Christianity!
Business & Christianity.
Political leaders and
compromising Churches in order to get their favor!
Prejudge mentality among Christianity!
Prejudge mentality against any other ethnic group or just people!
Stewardship concerning Money & Ministry or Churches!
Self-centered Leaders of Churches & Ministries.
Self-centered society! "Me, me me and me!"
Manipulation concerning money, offerings & false promises, in order to gain more !
Ignorance & neglecting!
No real consideration
for His salvation & blessings; no real repentance among leaders!
Disregarding of the work of the L-rd by ministers, who should know better!
To the nowadays youth who disrespect their parents and go astray  their "own way"!


Some people are always willing to trust in mankind or solution worldly minded, for help in times of trouble! It caused the people to depend on men instead of G-d!  They ignored G-d and depended on their own insight, their knowledge, their pride and their own strength for help. They refused to seek the L-rd and to look to G-d for their help! (Isaiah 31:1)


How many time are we as Christians are looking for help among each other, instead to go to G-d first! Counseling after counseling, talking and talking! …Ye shall know them by their fruits. (Matthew 7:16)
Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not. (Jeremiah 33:3) 


But behold oppression; for righteousness!


For the vineyard of the L-rd of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry. (Isaiah 5:7) 
His vineyard was the house of Israel and His "pleasant plant" the men of Judah!  He expected to harvest good grapes of justice and righteousness, but instead the vine produced oppression and injustice until there was a great cry for mercy coming up to Him.


There was (is) disregarding of the work of the L-rd (Isaiah 5:12)
There was (is) no consideration for His salvation & blessings (Isaiah 5:12; Collossians2:11)
There was (is) ignorance which results to another great cause for judgment!


Hell will enlarge its "jaws" to the extra multitudes!


Since so many will go to hell that should go to heaven, it will enlarged its "mouth" to the extra multitudes who would be saved from such a place if they would obey G-d. Sin and iniquity abounded and multiplied until the whole became enormous! This is also the spirit of men today who are totally abandoned to evil! Their conscience is seared as with a hot iron, and they are hardened through the deceitfulness of sin to the point of no concern whatsoever (1 Timothy 4:1-2; Hebrews 3:8, 12-14). Unfortunately, I am sorry to say, but there are also “pastors” in hell!

Graven Images!?


Yet I had planted thee a noble vine, wholly a right seed: how then art thou turned into the degenerate plant of a strange vine unto me? (Jeremiah 2:21)  G-d often pictures Ancient Israel as a vine or a tree growing in the earth! Israel is not only called a vine, but "the vineyard of the L-rd of Hosts" (Psalm 80:8-16; Deut. 32:32-33; Isaiah 5:1-7; Isaiah 27:2-6; Jeremiah 2:21; Jeremiah 12:10; Ezekiel 17:5-6; Hosea 10:1; Joel 1:7; Matthew 21:33-46; Mark 12:1-12).  The L-rd Yeshua uses the same figure in connection with the church (John 15:1-8). And it grew, and became a spreading vine of low stature, whose branches turned toward him, and the roots thereof were under him: so it became a vine, and brought forth branches, and shot forth sprigs. (Ezekiel 17:6) Son of man, What is the vine tree more than any tree, or than a branch which is among the trees of the forest? (Ezekiel 15:2) 

Israel is an empty vine, he bringeth forth fruit unto himself: according to the multitude of his fruit he hath increased the altars; according to the goodness of his land they have made goodly images. (Hosea 10:1)  Ancient Israel became as a empty vine! They did not fear the L-rd anymore (Hosea 10:3). They were compared to an empty vine because of bringing forth fruit only for himself, and his fruit being sinful. They were making many altars and many “graven” images". There hearts were divided and had Idolatry His worship (Hosea 10:2; 10:10) They were trusting in their own ways and in the multitude of supposal “mighty” men (Hosea 10:13) Wickedness were the fruits of there empty vine!

Here in no uncertain terms that since they served stocks and stones as gods, they should call upon them in the time of trouble instead of coming back to Him when their gods prove powerless to do anything for them. But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine of vanities. (Jeremiah 10:8)  The tree trunk of Jeremiah 10:2-5 made into a pillar was an “upright god”, an image of a man carved in it and covered with silver and gold plates. The idol made of a tree trunk and covered with silver and gold was their “the true god and the one” to protect the nation! (?)  It was a "doctrine of vanities," for every detail of the teaching about the idol was vain!

The contrast between idols and their makers!

The work of the hands of men (Jeremiah 10:3)
Nailed to prevent falling
Cannot move
Cannot speak
(Jeremiah 10:5)
Have to be carried by man
Images—graven and molten
(Jeremiah 10:14)
Have no breath of life
Are vanity
(Jeremiah 10:8,15)
They pray to it but it cannot answer them (Jeremiah 10:5).

A work of many errors (Jeremiah 10:15)
They fear the tree trunk they form into a "idol - god"!
They teach a doctrine of vanities!
They are ignorant!
(Jeremiah 10:14)
They are false and erroneous! (Jeremiah 10:14-15).
They are brutish and foolish! (Jeremiah 10:8,14).
They stand "it" upright and fasten it with nails, so that it cannot fall over! (Jeremiah 10:4-5).

This refers to a tree trunk (or its branches) being made into an idol and set upright like other pillars or idols. The tree had no branches left on it at all! Branches which made into an idol, the work of men, are still dead! It is cut of from the “source of life”! Even it seems to be so nice and beautiful, the branch itself is helpless to produce "good fruit" of itself! (John 15:4-5) Branches which are fruitless (or false fruits) will be taken away or will be removed from being part of the “real good vine”!  It will cut off, withered, gathered with other dead branches and cast into the fire and burned! (John 15:2,6) “The vinedresser” would be able to prune the vine and remove the “dead” branches!


You maybe think these teachings belongs only to the ancient times and not for the time like we live in? The branch is being able to bear good fruit only when it remains in Yeshua, the Messiah!


How can you say, “I am not polluted, I have not gone after {Baalim}”?  Consider your way of life! Are you still abiding in Yeshua complete on your ways? (Jeremiah 2:23)  But where are the gods that I have erected in my life”?  Is it not the “securities” of life we depend on so much? Are we still not compromising with the issue’s of life? Or to claim specific positions or status?  “let them arise, if they can save thee in the time of thy trouble?”(Jeremiah 2:28)

What are the "fruits" of...?

What are the fruits of real -& name “Christianity”?
What are the fruits
prejudge mentality among Christianity?
What are the fruits of
no real consideration, no real confession & repentance?
What are the fruits
manipulation concerning money & false promises & profaning the Name of the L-rd?

What are the fruits of the self centered attitude & motives?
What are the fruits of
disregarding the work of the L-rd?
What are the fruits of
hypocrite actions?
What are the fruits of 
compromising Churches?
What are the fruits of disrespect  parents and go astray?
What are the fruits of …??? Etc…!

Ye shall know them by their "fruits"…!
(Matthew 7:16)

Strongholds! ...
Time for actions! Putting off all fleshly works of the “old Nature”!
Continue this study!


Strongholds are growing into your life. They are worldly-connected, long, slender, “growing” like shoots rely on their victim as objects for "their" support. In addition to winding or twining around your inner life.

We have to bind and to take a stand against all kinds of strongholds; workings of satan, his principalities, powers, and demons that would hinder us, in the name of Yeshua, the Messiah! We need to take our place with Yeshua and recognize, by faith that all wicked strongholds and satan himself are under our feet as a subject to the L-rd!

There is a place where the weight of the burden of the strongholds will fall from you, where it will be cut off and you will be transformed into an expression of great joy!!

Bible verses out of the Dake's annotated Reference Bible (KGV)
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