A THREEFOLD CORD

 

Eccl 4:9 Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.

Eccl 4:10 For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.

Eccl 4:11 Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone?

Eccl 4:12 And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

 

That threefold cord is a symbol for strength. For example, a piece of twine is made up of many pieces of single strands. One thread alone can be easily broken with your bare hands (try it), but when you join that one piece of thread with many pieces of thread you have a strong piece of twine which is not easily broken.

 

In the spirit relm we are by ourselves not very strong, and if we have no prayer life, no fellowship with other believers, do not read the word or abide in Christ we can easily be broken.

 

But, when we walk in fellowship by prayer and reading the word and worshipping together with other believers in a church we have strength and we cannot be easily broken. When we live in the power of the Trinity, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, we are a strong cord that can not be easily broken, and in fact we are stronger, then the strongest piece of rope that can be found, anywhere!

 

Knowing who you are in Christ and confessing these truths daily, brings spiritual strength to your life. We can be secure knowing our position in the Lord, not because of what we have done, but because of what He has done for us.

 

#1. We Need to Abide in Christ at all time!

 

John 15:1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.

John 15:2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

John 15:3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.

John 15:4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

John 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

John 15:6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

John 15:7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

John 15:8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.

John 15:9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.

John 15:10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

 

Abide according to Strongs Concordance in the Greek is 3306. meno, men'-o; a prim. verb; to stay (in a given place, state, relation or expectancy):--abide, continue, dwell, endure, be present, remain, stand, tarry.

 

         It was the Oriental custom in the Bible Lands to Prune the grapevine. Before the arrival of springtime, the keeper of the vineyard prunes off every superficial branch, every branch that is sickly or feeble, so that the sap may flow into the healthy ones that will bear fruit. The branch that is located nearest the trunk or root usually bears the most grapes. (Manners & Customs of Bible Lands Fred H. Wight)

 

Jesus used this practice as an illustration of the importance of abiding in Him. The more and closer we abide to Him, the more fruit we will produces.

 

1 John 2:6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

 

If we are abiding in Christ, then we will walk in His footsteps.

 

1 John 2:28 And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.

 

If we abide in Christ, we can have confidence and stand before him when He comes in His glory unashamed, that we did the word. When He returns, is He going to find people who are doing the word, or a sickly, feeble, defeated Christian? It your choice!

 

1 John 3:6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.

 

If we are abiding in Christ, we are not going to purposely sin, because to really know Him as Lord and Savior, you will not want to sin, but to live to please Him in everyway.

 

2 John 1:9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.

 

If we know we have sinned, then we need to confess this before God and receive forgiveness through the blood of Jesus.

 

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

 

2. We need to be indwelt by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit Abiding in Us!

 

Ezek 36:27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

 

God has give us His Holy Spirit, the third person of the trinity to help us walk in the way that will please Him.

 

John 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

John 14:17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

 

 

We have the Holy Spirit to comfort us and teach us and who abides in us.

 

Rom 8:9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

Rom 8:10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.

Rom 8:11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

 

That same power of the Holy Spirit that raised Christ from the dead dwells in us!

 

1 Cor 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

 

We are Gods temple, no curse can dwell in the temple of God, no sickness, poverty or lack is in the temple of God! It has no right to be there because where God dwells there is no curse!

 

1 John 2:27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

 

We have the annointing abiding within us, to teach us all things. Thats why when we read the word of God we should thank Him for the annointing that lives within to teach us and give us revelation knowledge in His word.

 

3. The Father is in the Son, the Son is in the Father, The Son dwells in us by the

Holy Spirit abiding within us.

 

John 14:20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.

 

We are entwined like a threefold piece of cord, with The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit. What a powerful cord that is, that is why we can boldly confess that we are strong in the Lord and in the power of His might! (Eph 6) because of the strength there is in Abiding in Christ and knowing who we are In Him!

 

John 17:23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

 

Gal 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

 

John 14:10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

John 14:11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake.

 

If you know Jesus, then you will know the Father. Jesus came and showed us heart of the Father and the love He has for us.

 

John 16:27 For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.

 

John 10:30 I and my Father are one.

 

John 10:38 But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.

 

John 17:11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.

 

John 17:22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:

John 17:23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

 

WE ARE WRAPPED UP IN YESHUA BY THE TREEFOLD CORD OF THE TRINITY THAT ABIDES IN US, AND US IN THEM!

 

Keep a piece cord in your Bible to remind you of the strength you have IN HIM!