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What did Jesus mean by I am the vine?

Last Updated: 15th March, 2020

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“I am the True Vine” (John 15:1) is the last of seven “I am” declarations of Jesus recorded only in John's Gospel. These “I am” proclamations point to His unique divine identity and purpose. Jesus was preparing the eleven men left for His pending crucifixion, His resurrection, and His subsequent departure for heaven.

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Also, how is Jesus the vine?

I am the vine: you the branches: he that abideth in me, and I in him, the same beareth much fruit: for without me you can do nothing. In this is my Father glorified; that you bring forth very much fruit, and become my disciples. As the Father hath loved me, I also have loved you.

Likewise, what does the vine and branches represent? Without it, though, we miss out on God's highest and best for us… “I am the vine; you are the branches. The result: God's glory and our joy. “By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you.

Thereof, what does the vine symbolize?

The vine as symbol of the chosen people is employed several times in the Old Testament. The vine and wheat-ear have been frequently used as symbol of the blood and flesh of Christ, hence figuring as symbols (bread and wine) of the Eucharist and are found depicted on ostensories.

Where in the Bible does it say I am the vine?

"I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.

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