Sunday, April 21, 2013

Sunday

Elisha - A Tale of Two Vessels
"... The jar had to be empty: Obviously the only thing that stops a vessel being filled is if it is already filled with something else! So Elisha instructed the lady to get empty jars. The Bible speaks of us being filled with the Holy Spirit. But it also speaks of the emptying process that allows us to be in a state to be filled and used by God. We need to be emptied of pride and self dependence to be filled by God. That is the message of 2 Cor 4. Firstly, it speaks of God’s light (the oil giving light of the Holy Spirit) being in our little vessel:

“For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.”

And secondly it goes on to show the ‘emptying’ process that occurs so that we can be filled with the Lord’s life and power..."

Amen and Amen :-) 

3 comments:

  1. As you said, "Amen and Amen." Being emptied is not fun. Being empty is, well, empty. So grateful the Lord does take our emptiness and fill it with Himself. I picture these jars with a lighted candle in each, the light showing out. Great post!

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  2. I wondered about the empty jars - great words of wisdom. Yes - we need to be emptied before we can be filled - otherwise the junk is still there.
    Coming from Jumping Tandem.
    I invite you to link your post at Sunday Stillness,
    Blessings
    Janis www. janiscox.com

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  3. What a powerful visual message here! Beautifullly expressed.

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