Abide In The Vine Quotations

Unless otherwise stated, these quotations come from the writings of Ellen White.

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Come To Christ, To Stay With Christ

Have you wandered from your Saviour into paths of disobedience? The blessings He bestows are all upon condition that you “come to me.” These blessings cannot be enjoyed apart from Christ, but will be freely, gladly imparted and enjoyed when you shall come to Him in close fellowship. With Christ your peace is assured. You are to come to Christ, to stay with Christ. He says, “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” Matthew 11:28. You must abide with Christ if you find rest to your poor, sin-burdened souls. He extends a constant invitation to all who will to come unto Him. Here is your rest, in the assurance of His reception. He invites you to abide with Him that you might have the great privilege of unbroken communion with Himself. What words more tender, more assuring, could be spoken? “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, the same bringeth forth much fruit; for without me ye can do nothing” John 15:4, 5. {Ms194-1898}  

It is not a casual touch with Christ that is needed, but it is to abide with Him. He called you to abide with Him. He does not propose to you a short-lived blessedness that is realized occasionally through earnest seeking of the Lord and passes away as you engage in the common duties of life. Your abiding with Christ makes every necessary duty light, for He bears the weight of every burden. He has prepared for you to abide with Him. This means that you are to be conscious of an abiding Christ, that you are continually with Christ, where your mind is encouraged and strengthened because you have put on Christ; then you can “quit you like men, be strong” 1 Corinthians 16:13. {Ms194-1898} 

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