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A Vessel of Honor

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

 

 

Kingdom Living

My Kingdom is not far off to those who believe.

For those who will receive, it is here–now. Many wait for Heaven and expect to find it there. My Kingdom is within you and all around you, if you believe and if you receive.

You see I make My way through you. You are My hands, you are My heart that I extend to another through you–to start. But don’t stop there, for if you are willing, I will take you to a higher realm of thinking, and of being, that brings My Kingdom here to earth; calls it forth, as if Heaven on earth, and that would be ‘My works’. These are not works of the flesh as man is prone to do, but the work of the Father, given unto you.

I only did what My Father said do, and said what I heard My Father say.

When you begin to think in this way, you think of another day. A day that is like no other that you’ve witnessed on this earth. Man thinks he is here to play and that there’s nothing more to say. But there is work to be done and the workers are few, yet there’s more and more I find sitting on the pew. Just sitting there, as if to be entertained, they haven’t even noticed My Presence has waned. There seems to be a draft, I’ve heard many say, the day the Holy Spirit came their way.

Many have missed the move of My Spirit; for blindness they could not see.

A blindness in their heart didn’t allow them to see, that truly this ‘presence’ was Me. Oh can’t you see? I’m more than a written Word there on the page. I’m life-giving to all who’ll believe. a life worth living. A life worth giving away to all who’ll receive, this New Day–If you’ll believe.

This new day is birthed, through–

  • The heart that is pure.
  • Ready to serve.
  • Willing to hear.

So many think they have heard it all. They need not learn, for they don’t ‘feel’ the call. But I say many are called, but few are chosen. For it’s few that respond, to the call that’s been given–

Given to ALL.

To all that’s been given, new life to believe. New life to receive, My Blood that’s been given, for this New Day.

“Not every one who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 7:21

“And Jesus cried out and said, ‘He who believes in me, believes not in me but in him who sent me. And he who sees me sees him who sent me. I have come as light into the world, that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness.

If any one hears my sayings and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. He who rejects me and does not receive my sayings has a judge; the word that I have spoken will be his judge on the last day.

For I have not spoken on my own authority; the Father who sent me has himself given me commandment what to say and what to speak. And I know that his commandment is eternal life. What I say therefore, I say as the Father has bidden me.'” John 12:44-50

“For many are called, but few are chosen.” Matthew 22:14

“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being changed into his likeness from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.” II Corinthians 3:17-18

“Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. Besides this you know what hour it is, how it is full time now for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed; the night is far gone, the day is at hand.

Let us then cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light; let us conduct ourselves becomingly as in the day, not in reveling and drunkenness, not in debauchery and licentiousness, not in quarreling and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.” Romans 13:10-14

“Therefore, if any one is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.

So we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. we beseech you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” II Corinthians 5:17-21

“May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 15:5-6

 

 

Consider Love

Present yourself to me as a sacrifice of love…

By sacrifice I mean, to deny the flesh and choose to love.

  • When your emotions want to hate…choose to love.
  • When someone makes you angry…love them.
  • When  you are tempted to speak a cutting retort…love with a closed mouth until love brings forth a kind response and soft-spoken words.

Love is the fulfillment of the law, in that there are no boundaries where love is concerned. Yes, you could overwhelm someone with too much love, but is that truly love?

Love is considerate of others…love waits for an opportune time

Love is considerate of others…love never fails

Love is considerate of others…

I am LOVE

Consider ME.

“–her sins which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much; but he who is forgiven little, loves little.” Lu.  7:47

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” Jn.  3:16

“–Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” I Cor. 13:4-7