“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. 3 You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.
5 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. 6 If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. 7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. 8 By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.” — John 15:1-8.
Jesus reveals Himself as the true Vine, His Father as the vine-dresser, and His disciples as branches abiding in Him. The mark of discipleship is fruit-bearing. Fruitless branches are to be burnt, because they are not linked to Him in faith and discipleship. The disciples’ desires would be fulfilled if they remain in Jesus and His words. His disciples bear fruit, and even much fruit, whereby the Father is glorified.