To receive all of the nutrients that the fruit has to offer, one has to be rooted in the vine. . To be rooted is to be supported at the core. Fruit nutrients are the source of life; beneficial to survival, growth, and reproduction
Jesus is the True Vine; the source of all Life, and God the Husbandman: owner vine dresser. To bear Fruit (have some attributes of Christ) one has to be rooted in the vine, that is to look to Christ exclusively, and what He did on the Cross for us. To abide in the Vine is to receive sustainable Life; nutrients for survival, growth, and reproduction. There is no Life outside of the Vine.
Jesus says, "If you abide in Me, and My Words abide in you, you shall ask what you will, and it shall be done unto you. Herein is My Father Glorified, that you bear much fruit; so shall you be my Disciples (John 15: 7,8).
Get Rooted! Stay Rooted!