And they came unto the brook of Eshcol, and cut down from thence a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bare it between two upon a staff; and they brought of the pomegranates, and of the figs.
This passage of scripture is talking about when Moses sent the twelve men into the Promised Land to spy out the land. As a witness of what was in the land they cut down one cluster of grapes to take back to the camp with them. That one cluster of grapes required two men to carry it on a staff between them.
Grapes, in the Bible, speak of and teach us about the spiritual attribute of surrender. The promised land produced such large fruits of surrender that it took two men to carry one cluster of this surrender or grapes.
In John 15:5 Jesus says, “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.” Jesus is the vine and He produces fruit from His surrender to the Heavenly Father.
Jesus is the vine. Not a wild vine but the vine. A vine crawls and climbs into all kinds of places. Jesus promised that if we would abide in Him that we would bring forth much fruit, much fruit of surrender. The issue is we don’t understand and see where the vine is carrying us many times. It seems as if we are carried into places, situations and circumstances that we would never go into voluntarily. It is the vine carrying us to the next place where Jesus desires to bear fruit of surrender for some hungry soul.
When we are in difficult places and we surrender to the Will of God in that place, we become a grape that the Lord can feed to some poor soul. Not only now, but in eternity future, as the Lord is teaching someone about what they were experiencing in some situation on earth, He will take our grape of surrender we obtained in a similar situation and feed it to them.
Jesus is the vine and in order to bear much fruit all I have to do is abide in Him. When I don’t know what is going on or understand what is happening, all I have to do is abide in Him. Trust and obey for there is no other way. When it all seems out of control, just abide in Jesus. Remain in your relationship with Jesus and you will bear much fruit where ever the vine takes you.