SEPARATING THE SPIRITUAL FROM THE PHYSICAL
THE HIDDEN MEANING
In this next scripture, we at VAL-TE’ believe describes the actions and motives of God prior to His creation of the world, when He predestined some people to doing the right thing, and the rest He left to continue in their wrong doings. “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, that it may bear more fruit. You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without me you can do nothing…” John 15: 1-5 NKJV
VINE – He was not seen by all the people, but by witnesses whom God had already chosen – by us who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. Acts 10: 41 NIV
Romans 8: 28-30 – We know that in all things God works for good with those who love Him, those whom He has called according to His purpose. Those whom God had already chosen He also set apart to become like His Son, so that the Son would be the first among many believers. And so those whom God set apart, He called; and those He called, He put right with Himself, and He shared His glory with them. GNT
God’s Chosen People – We at VAL-TE’ also believe, even before the world was made, God had already chosen us to be His through our union with Christ, so that we would be holy and without fault before him. Because of His love God had already decided that through Jesus Christ He would make us His children – this was His pleasure and purpose. In all His wisdom and insight God did what he had purposed, and made known to us the secret plan He had already decided to complete by means of Christ. This plan, which God will complete when the time is right, is to bring all creation together, everything in heaven and on earth, with Christ as head.