The Source Of God's Fruit
There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots. The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD.
God’s salvation comes through a VERY specific channel. His gift of righteousness comes as “a Rod,” referring to a correction staff. This authority figure comes from the “stem of Jesse” as a Branch, referring to His bloodline connection to King David, Jesse’s son, in order to bear good fruit, as a good branch does. God’s righteousness will be distributed from the throne of Israel, as the heir of David, having the full power and glory of the Spirit of God, as God in flesh, to distribute the fruit of the Spirit. No one in history fits this mold other than Jesus Christ, meaning that He is our Savior, the access to God’s righteousness in order to escape the condemnation we all deserve.