MORNINGTIME 3806by Benjamin Munsell on July 30, 2021
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. 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. 2 Timothy 2:20-21. Ye also, as Lively Stones, are built up a SPIRITUAL HOUSE, an HOLY PRIESTHOOD, to offer up SPIRITUAL SACRIFICES, ACCEPTABLE TO GOD by Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 2:5. As a Christian, as a Believer, (hopefully) you are filled with and sealed by, the Holy Spirit of the Lord Jesus Christ. One of the attributes of the Holy Spirit is to "clean you up" from worldly filth and sin, and make you into a vessel of Honour to be presented to the Lord Jesus Christ as a part of His Bride. We all came to Christ as filthy rags, but in and through Christ (and His Holy Spirit), we are being Purified, Cleansed and made Righteous as an Honourable Vessel for His Use and Purposes. Here's the question. Do you have a Heart to hear that Still Small Voice as He directs you to do this, and don't do that, as He leads you out of the things of this world and into the Things of Christ? The Lord won't MAKE you change anything, but He is looking for a People DESIRING to change into Holiness, Righteousness, Purity and Patience as He works on you daily, even moment by moment. Here's where the rubber meets the road. When He says, "Don't do that, don't get that", do you instantly Obey, or blow it off like a pesky mosquito bothering you? If He says "No", HE WILL GIVE YOU THE ABILITY TO NOT DO THAT THING. That's where you have to choose to Obey, or not. He won't make you change, but if you choose to, HE WILL PROVIDE A WAY. This Fellowship with the Holy Spirit can go on all day, as He leads, Instructs AND COMFORTS you as you Obey. If you do fall in disobedience, Repent, Be Forgiven, AND HE'LL HELP YOU BACK UP TO CONTINUE GROWING IN CHRIST AND CHRISTLIKENESS. It's a win-win for you to, Be Blessed.