This is Fred Coulter, welcome to Church at Home! Church at Home is designed to restore original Christianity for today and we are sponsored by the Christian Biblical Church of God. Christian because we walk in the footsteps of Christ, Biblical because we believe the words of God as in the Bible,Church because we are the Assembly of the Believers, and of God.
Now many people don't realize that there's another god of this world, he is the one who deceives, and he is the one who brings a fake spirit.
I would like to ask you the question, “Are you connected to Jesus Christ?” If you are connected to Jesus Christ, then are you not also connected to the Father? What circumstances are needed then to keep you connected and to stay connected? Let’s go to John 15 and verse 1 (15:1), now this is a parable but there's truth in the parables. Jesus is speaking to the Apostles and he's telling them that I am The True Vine and my Father is the Husbandman, so we are connected to Jesus Christ and the Father.
He takes away every branch in me that does not bear fruit; Think about that for a minute, what is the fruit that we were to bear? The fruit of the Holy Spirit, of love, joy, peace, long-suffering and self-control and faith! All of these are the fruits that we were to bring forth. Now He cleanses everyone that bears fruit in order that they may bear more fruit. What is that cleansing? The cleansing is getting rid of human nature, the carnal mindedness of our thoughts, have them God-centered instead of self-centered, God-centered instead of Satan-centered. Whoa there are a lot of people who have Satan centered minds today aren't there?
Look at the evil, look at the killing, look at the abortion, look at the lying, look at the cheating, look at the stealing, look at the drugs, they're all connected to Satan the devil. Are they not? Yes indeed, you're already clean through the word that I've spoken to you. Because they repented, they believed Jesus Christ, and they were to be his apostles. Notice John 15:4, “dwell in me and I in you,” and that's by the power of the Holy Spirit. Are you dwelling in Christ?