|“For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either. Consider therefore the kindness and sternness of God: sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue in his kindness. Otherwise you will also be cut off. And if they do not persist in unbelief, they will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again.” -Romans 11: 21-23
This excerpt is describing what happens to those people who fall away from God. In this chapter, Jesus describes himself as the root and trunk of an olive tree, and we his children as the branches. When we start to live a life contrary to that of the Spirit, Jesus breaks us off and like it says in Isaiah 59:2 that “your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear."
Jesus loves those who love and seek after him, and he longs for us to stay permanently ingrafted in him, but because of our unrighteousness, that doesn’t happen. The verse above says that if God did not spare the natural branches (The Jews –“the chosen race”), he will not spare you either. Do you know what happens to a branch when it is broken off the tree trunk? IT DIES!!! And the same will happen to those that force Jesus to break them off.
If you have fallen, please brethren, I need you not to persist in unbelief so that you can be grafted back in again. When you are grafted into the trunk, you enjoy the nutrients that it provides, and you enjoy life. How is your spiritual life? Does your spiritual body look healthy? If not, make sure you weren’t broken off, and if you were, then do whatever it takes to get grafted back in so that you can continue in God’s kindness.
Stay blessed and spread the word.