The Branch

There in the Garden it grew, the Pear Tree, it was already a Double Graft, as there were already two varieties of Pears on the one tree, but the gardener desired something else, so in late winter, “The Branch” was snipped off the Williams bon Chretien, and taken over to the Pear tree.  A sharp knife cut a deep vee into the trunk, and then the branch was trimmed to size, and then pressed firmly into the space, and then well bound and taped into place with Grafting Tape, and then the gardener left it to grow, and as the spring sap surged forth from the roots forcing its way upwards in boundless life, it easily flowed over the cut line and on up “The Branch” and the new life started to flow, leaves started to sprout, new life, a new beginning, it was now part of the Pear Tree, which was now a Triple Graft Pear Tree, and as it grew yearly bigger and stronger, there was bountiful fruit.

This grafting concept pops up regularly in Scripture, so let us explore a bit more.  Isaiah 53:1-5 “Who hath believed our report? And to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?  For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, [there is] no beauty that we should desire him.  He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were [our] faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.  Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.  But he [was] wounded for our transgressions, [he was] bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace [was] upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”  Here we have a Messianic Prophecy, that points to a dead looking stump in a dry land suddenly bursting forth in new growth, and “The Branch” comes forth.

Job 14:7-9 “For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease.  Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground; [Yet] through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant.” “The Branch” comes forth, New Life, New Growth, is Jesus Christ growing in you?  Even if you are crusty and dry, New Life in Christ Jesus will abundantly blossom.

Romans 11:16-25 “For if the firstfruit [be] holy, the lump [is] also [holy]: and if the root [be] holy, so [are] the branches.  And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert grafted in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;  Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.  Thou wilt say then, the branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in.  Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:  For if God spared not the natural branches, [take heed] lest he also spare not thee.  Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in [his] goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.  And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be grafted in: for God is able to graft them in again.  For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural [branches], be grafted into their own olive tree?  For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in.”

Galatians 3:29 “And if ye [be] Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”  John 15:7-8 “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.  Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.”  John 15:2 “Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every [branch] that beareth fruit, he prunes it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

2 Kings 6:6-7 {MSG} “The Holy Man said, “Where did it sink?”  The man showed him the place.  He cut off “The Branch” and tossed it at the spot.  The Axhead floated up.  “Grab it,” he said.  The man reached out and took it.”  Remember whenever “The Branch” Messiah Jesus Christ is tossed in near you, then immediately you will Float, Salvation is upon you, through “The Branch.”  By “The Branch” you will Float, you will Grow, God Prunes and you are much more fruitful, so are you grafted into Abraham, growing up in Christ, in fullness and newness of life?   Isaiah 55:6 “Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:”  So why not choose to be “Grafted into Abraham” right now, and remember “The Branch” is always close by you, so why not let God Graft Jesus Christ into you, and you be Grafted into Christ, “The Branch”?