Jesus was teaching something very important to His disciples, apart from Him we cannot do anything, and to be able to bear fruit it will always depend on us being connected to the Vine.“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so 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, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.” (John 15:4–5)
In the book of Ephesians Paul is addressing some of the issues that were already happening with that church, and he was explaining everything that happened to the Gentiles with the coming of Jesus Christ, but at the same time he was dealing with the introduction of some of the wrong teachings that were happening in the churches. “And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ. As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming;” (Ephesians 4:11–14, NASB95)
Sometimes we tend to make things more complicated and difficult than they really are. We must understand that in Christ everything was completed and fulfilled. He took care of everything, paid our debts, and we must believe and accept everything that He has already accomplished. All we need to do is to stay connected to the Source.
1 Corinthians 7:23
2 Peter 2:1–3