VESSEL OF HONOUR? - 01/04/2014
Yesterday’s message was titled “SHEPHERD OR WOLF?”. Today’s message is titled “VESSEL OF HONOUR?” as provided by Pastor E. A. Adeboye in Open Heavens Devotional (Adeboye, 2014). In today’s message, we have been asked to memorise 2 Timothy 2:21: "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." and read 2 Timothy 2:20-21. The Bible in one year for today has been taken from Ezekiel 30:20 to Ezekiel 35:1 to Ezekiel 37:14 and Psalm 74:1-11.(Adeboye, 2014).
Quoted below is today's message for our usual discussion
"Our God is a God of purpose and plan. He does not do anything just for the sake of doing it. When He wanted to create man in Genesis 1 :26 He said: ”...Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air; and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” Also, when God sent His only begotten Son to the world, it was for this purpose:
”. . . for he shall save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1 :21
In the same vein, when God saved you and called you to Himself, it was for a purpose. You are not in Church just to add to the numbers. Every child of God must find out the purpose of God for his or her life within the community of believers. Also, every child of God must ensure that he or she is qualified to perform such duties as required of honourable vessels. While some vessels are shameful and ignoble, there are others that are glorious and majestic. The striking thing about this truth is that it is inevitable to have both honourable and shameful vessels in the Church! The task before every sincere child of God is to ensure that he or she is a vessel of honour.
How can one be a vessel of honour? The memory verse for today answers this question. Every child of God must purge himself or herself of anything sinful. Jesus Christ gave the standard we must attain to be vessels of honour when he said in Matthew 5:48:
”Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.”
How can we practically attain this? Part of the process required is found in 2 Corinthians 6:14-18, which says that we should not touch the unclean thing but rather, we should separate ourselves from the world of darkness. A vessel of honour according to the Psalmist does not walk in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stand in the way of sinners, nor sit in the seat of the scornful (Psalm 1 :1). Beloved, if you want to be used of God for good works, be ready to pay the price of a true disciple and live holy. The Lord will not only use you, He Will also reward you handsomely according to Mark 10:28-30. Our Lord Jesus Christ promised a hundredfold return of everything we consider good that we have left for the sake of serving Him, alongside with eternal life"
Today's action point is to Examine your life to know what you need to purge from it, and pray that God will make you a vessel of honour in His vineyard.
Happy new month! Wishing you a prosperous month of April in Jesus Name, Amen.
Exactly what I need! God bless you abundantlyReplyDelete
...this is the crux of the matter...Lord Jesus,would you help me...ReplyDelete
I am most grateful for this memorable topic on my birthday. It is amazing how God has left our destiny in our own hands! Success, a good and long life all depends on how I trust and obey God! What better deal can man get! Thank you JESUS!!!ReplyDelete
Congrats and Happy birthday to you brother. I pray that the Almighty God Himself will give you a special package on this special day of your life and you will forever trust and obey Him in all your ways, AmenDelete
Daddy,pls help me 2 b able to púrge myself out,2 ur glory.ReplyDelete
And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himsel even as he is pure, Lord help me be mercies be sufficient unto me.ReplyDelete
help me lord to be a vessel unto honour fit for your use IJN AmenReplyDelete
'The striking thing about this truth is that it is inevitable to have both honourable and shameful vessels in the Church'ReplyDelete
Lord please help me to be a vessel unto honor in the church of God, my family & the world at large. Amen!!!
that's my prayer request every single day of my life, God make me a vessel unto honor and not to dishonor till Christ comesReplyDelete
there's nothing more i want in this life than being a vessel unto honor. i also want my name to be registered in God's record that i pleased God in my life tym. Lord please help me attain this height.ReplyDelete
i wish all of you happy new month, you will not stumble , you will not fail GOD, you will not fail yourself,the church and your family in this month of April in Jesus name.May GOD use us mightily as vessels unto honour in this final hour in Jesus name.ReplyDelete
Lord, please HELP me, can't help myself! I want to be a vessel of GREAT HONOR unto youReplyDelete
Thanks for your blog. Thank God for his message it is timely. I pray God will see us fit for his use and glory. (amen)ReplyDelete
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God bless you