Learning to Feel at Ease in Christ
The Vine and the Branches
I am the true vine and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me not bearing fruit, He raises up. And every branch bearing fruit He cleanses it in order that it should bear more fruit.
You are already clean through the Word which I have spoken to you.
Abide in Me and I in you. Just as the branch does not have the natural ability to bear fruit from itself, except it remain in the vine, thus neither you except you abide in Me.
I am the vine and you are the branches, the one feeling at ease in Me and I in him, this one bears much fruit, because apart from Me you do not have the natural ability to do anything.
The Holy Spirit teaches us how to abide in Christ in any situation
Feeling at ease is not an emotional response, rather, it is being settled in your mind in such a way that you know you belong where you are at.
Feeling at ease in Christ is not something that can be taught by book, it can only be learned by experience.
This does not take away the value of assembling together with the saints, or the position of a Pastor as one who teaches and shepherds. Through the Pastor and studying the Word of God we gain intuitively knowledge. The Holy Spirit then takes that knowledge and teaches us how to properly apply it in situations in our lives, whether to another saint or to those outside of the Church.
and let us observe one another unto stimulating love and proper works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves, just as is the custom of some, but encouraging and the much more as much as we see the day approaching, Hebrews 10:25
and you, the Anointing, which you received from Him abides in you, and you do not have need in order that someone should teach you but as the same Anointing teaches you concerning all, and is true and is not a lie, and just as He teaches you, abide in Him, 1 John 2:27