SEPARATING THE SPIRITUAL FROM THE PHYSICAL
THE HIDDEN MEANING
In these next scriptures, we at VAL-TE’ believe is a very active lifestyle: It means to live in such a way that we’re always found to be in God, to walk hand in hand with Him, to live according to His Word. “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. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples. John 15: 1-8NKJV
BEAR FRUIT – If I rebuild what I destroyed, I prove that I am a lawbreaker. For through the law I died to the law so that I might live for God. I have been crucified with Immanuel and I no longer live, but Immanuel lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Immanuel died for nothing. Galatians 2: 19-21 NIV
Philippians 3: 8-11 – Not only those things; I reckon everything as complete loss for the sake of what is so much more valuable, the knowledge of Immanuel. For his sake I have thrown everything away; I consider it all as mere garbage, so that I may gain Immanuel and be completely united with him. I no longer have a righteousness of my own, the kind that is gained by obeying the Law. I now have the righteousness that is given through faith in Immanuel, the righteousness that comes from God and is based on faith. All I want is to know Immanuel and to experience the power of his resurrection, to share in his sufferings and become like him in his death, in the hope that I myself will be raised from death to life. GNT
It’s God’s work in Us (Representing a changed, saved, life) – We at VAL-TE’ also believe represents a life willing to lead for God, rather than for yourself. God has made us what we are, and in union with Immanuel. He has created us for a life of good deeds, which He has already prepared for us to do. Everything you do or say, then, should be done in the name of Immanuel, as you give thanks through Him to God the Father, that comes forth in the lives of those who walk in the Spirit.