For a vessel to be filled, it is more than simply praying a prayer. When you pray the prayer of repentance, seeking new life, you are indeed given a new vessel–a vessel of honor, given by My Blood, given by My Love.
But, that is only the beginning.
To walk in this ‘new life’ you must be filled, but first we clean the cup. You see it is out of the heart of a man that proceeds words that defile, therefore, the heart must be clean–purified.
“For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, fornication, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a man.” Mark 7:21-23
It is My Word that cleanses, My Word that makes whole, the soul of a man rendered clean. It is the exchange of the old for new–that which is True; replacing all that demeans.
To some this takes a lifetime, for others it is quick work; it all depends on you.
For I AM always willing, always here to help and see you through.
The cleansing is imminent, there is no way around the process that must be completed. An active willing heart is always seeking Truth; Truth that awakens, to exchange old habits for a new posture of living. But, I’ll tell you a secret–I’m sharing My Heart with you, for I truly want to see you through–
- Be willing
- Be hungry
- Be open
- Be seeking
- Be surrendered
- Be honest
These are choices that you can make–actions you can take to hurry the process along. The beginning must be built upon, line upon line, but first let us scrub the cup; the old must go to make room for the new.
Prepare to be filled…
prepare to overflow.
For that is I AM, and you are a Vessel of Honor.
“Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.
Flee also youthful lusts; but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.” II Timothy 2:19-22 KJV
“And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; if he does, the new wine will burst the skins and it will be spilled, and the skins will be destroyed. But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins.” Luke 5:37-38
“Your eye is the lamp of your body; when your eye is sound, your whole body is full of light; but when it is not sound, your body is full of darkness. Therefore be careful lest the light in you be darkness. If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, it will be wholly bright, as when a lamp with its rays give you light.” Luke 11:34-36
“Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your doings from before my eyes; cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; defend the fatherless, plead for the widow.
‘Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord; though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.
If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land; But if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured by the sword; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken'” Isaiah 2:16-20
“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.” Psalms 19:14
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” Romans 15:13