No time for clay pots

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No Time for Clay Pots

But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.

– 2 Timothy 2:20


Are you destined for greatness in the kingdom of God?

Ask most believers that question and they'll humbly assure you they're not. "You know we can't all be golden vessels" they'll say. "Like the Bible says, some of us are just called to be little clay pots."

Praise God, the Bible doesn't say any such thing!

Certainly there are going to be some golden vessels in the kingdom and there are going to be some clay pots, but we are the ones—not God—who determine which kind we will be. Second Timothy 2:21 tells us that "whoever cleanses himself [from what is ignoble and unclean, who separates himself from contact with contaminating and corrupting influences] will [then himself] be a vessel set apart and useful for honorable and noble purposes, consecrated and profitable to the Master, fit and ready for any good work" (The Amplified Bible).

Golden vessel or clay pot—the choice is up to you!

Why then do so many believers choose to do menial work in the kingdom of God? Why are they content to remain clay pots?

Because they lack one thing every golden vessel must have. They lack dedication. They haven't made a quality decision to separate themselves from contaminating influences. They haven't been willing to turn away from the ways of the world and go on with God past the point of no return.

My friend, God is doing some exciting things on this earth right now. He's working signs and wonders, paving the way for Jesus' return. This is a thrilling time, but it's definitely no time for clay pots! So if you haven't yet made the kind of commitment that will turn you into a golden vessel, admit it. Then take the time to get before God and study His Word and get your will in line with His. Let the Holy Spirit deal with you until you're willing to leave the ways of the world behind and walk in higher ways—the ways of God.

Do it now. The hour is late. The glory of God is spilling over the earth in one final thrilling wave. It's not trickling out of clay pots. It's being poured through golden vessels—and that's exactly what God is calling you to be.



Scripture Reading: 2 Timothy 2:15-26

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Please don't take this the wrong may,but I deal with a lot of things within the Kingdom of God and where necessary in the world; and not many things "stick" with me. What I mean is that there are certain things that resonate with me long after I've walked away from the engagement; and this is the second time that I've found myself busy with something else, and started thinking about one of your posts. I'm doing something just now and I can't get the clay pots out of my mind.
The other night it was "removing the weights" and "forgiveness." I'm an artist in the sense that love to create and I value things that have enough potency to work on my psychology, even after I'm away from it. Some things "haunt" me, but I use the word haunt with respect for something good that's following me. Doesn't Psalm 23 say that "surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:" Goodness and mercy wasn't haunting David, but sometimes our words remain with those who have that level of receptivity.
I believe The Father has led you here for a reason. There is some revelation knowledge and growth coming your way. I believe that the Father has a lot more of things that stick with you... thing's that are going to take you to a new level in your walk with Christ... making you more effective in the path that He has planned for you. It's being apart of the vine, and allowing Father to prune some things including our thinking so that our roots can be more healthy, and our relationship more connected intimately within the vine (which is Christ) thus when we are ministering we are more in tune with the Holy Spirit.

It's a divine appointment.

Abundant kingsom Blessings and favor to you!
 
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