A few days ago while someone was speaking, a potter’s spinning table was shown in a vision . The emphasis was on two hands that held a vessel that was being fashioned out of clay. It was immediately understood that the parable of the Divine Potter was being shown:
Hath not the potter (God) power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honor, and another unto dishonor. What if God willing to show his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much long suffering the vessels of wrath, fitted to destruction. And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had before prepared unto glory. Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only but also of the Gentiles? As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people which were not my people and her beloved which was not beloved. And it shall come to pass that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there shall they be called the children of the living God. (Rom. 8:21-26)
The Molding Process
GOD creates/forms/molds humanity outwardly and HE continues, to this very day, to spiritually mold those who respond to HIS call of salvation through His glorious Son, Jesus Christ. And it is a progressive transformative process that includes the sanctifying works of the Holy Spirit “in” us:
For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. (2 Cor. 4:6-7)
Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. (1 Cor. 3:16-17)
This message today is a resurfacing theme for the Church and Israel. Wherever in the process you might be right now; especially if you are in the kiln of purification, this vision and message is shared to encourage you to ‘keep on keeping on! Sometimes the flesh and ‘self’ dies hard, and the process will make Believers wince because the good Lord disciplines and chastises those whom He calls. But take heart, it confirms that you are a Son or Daughter of HIS and HE won’t let the enemy snatch you from out of HIS merciful Hands! (Heb. 12:6-7; Jn. 10:27-29) Yes, it is all for good reason! It’s part of the plan of redemption, sanctification and eventual glorification made available to us through the finished works of the Lord Jesus Christ. It’s to bless and also prepare a people fit for the Master’s work. (2 Tim. 2:19-20) And very importantly, it’s to prepare a people to eventually populate the New Kingdom in heaven and on a new earth where only the redeemed will dwell. GOD’S patience, mercy and love is…. immeasurable!
We Are Being Changed
Importantly, the Word teaches that when the Lord ‘appears’ we shall be like Him because we shall see Him as He is! (1 Jn. 3:2) A critical message for these latter days. Yes, we are being changed right now into the Son’s glorious image if we allow the Holy Spirit to do so. So be encouraged today knowing that the awesome Potter who has begun a good work in all of us, will continue to complete it until the ‘day of the Lord Jesus Christ’. (Phil. 1:6)
But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as **by the Spirit of the Lord**. (2 Cor. 3:18)
Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. (1 Jn. 3:1-3)
Yes, the good Lord is calling and fashioning a people into vessels of honor and light fit for His service and glory during these last days. But there will also be disobedient vessels of destruction and dishonor fit for wrath! (Ps. 2:9-12; Rev. 2:27) Take care not to put off until later what needs doing right now – tomorrow is never guaranteed. And finally rest assured that we are in good and powerful HANDS with the Lord!
Keep the Faith, Suzanne
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