(CEV) From "The Poem of the Man-God", Vol. 5, p. 513
Jesus: «The same applies to you, if you do not remain in Me. I am the Vine and you are the branches.
Whoever remains united to Me bears fruit in plenty. But if one is cut off, one becomes a dry branch and is thrown on the fire and burns there.
Because, if you are not united to Me, you can do nothing.
So remain in Me and let My words remain in you, then ask for whatever you want, and it will be done to you.
My Father will always be the more glorified, the more you bear fruit and are My disciples.
As the Father has loved Me, so I have loved you. Remain in My love that saves.
By loving Me you will be obedient, and obedience increases mutual love.
[...] Love one another, love one another! This is My new commandment.
Love one another more than each of you loves himself. There is no greater love than that of a man who lays down his life for his friends.
You are My friends and I will lay down My life for you. Do what I teach and order you to do.
I will no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know what his master does, whereas you know what I do. You know everything about Me.
I have made known to you not only Myself, but also the Father and the Paraclete, and everything I heard from God. You did not choose yourselves.
But I chose you and I elected you, so that you may go among peoples and you may bear fruit in yourselves and in the hearts of those who are evangelized, and your fruit may remain, and the Father may give you everything you will ask of Him in My name.»
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