The statements that YAHSHUA makes concerning the vine and branches relationship are as follow: (1) I am the vine (2) you are the branches (3) I am the life giver (4) apart from Me you can do nothing.
In the YAHSHUA’S analogy concerning the vine we see a beautiful process of sanctification through the cleansing, the cutting and through pruning. While YAHSHUA is the vine, God is the vinedresser. As such, He not only cuts off those branches which don’t bear fruit, but cleanses and prunes those who bear fruit, so that they would bear more, better, richer and more excellent fruit. The word spoken through YAHSHUA to the disciples cleansed and pruned them, because He Himself is the Word of God; The Word is alive and powerful; it is sharper that any two edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and the spirit and of joints and marrow, exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart (Hebrews 4:12). YAHSHUA is the incarnate Word of God fulfilling God’s purpose in everyone’s life that abides in Him.