OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL. TUESDAY 16 JUNE 2015. THEME : WHAT TYPE OF VESSEL ARE YOU?

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MEMORISE : 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. 2 TIMOTHY 2 : 20.

READ : 2 TIMOTHY 2 : 19 – 21.
19 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.
20 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.
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.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR : 2 KINGS 4 : 38 – 6 : 23 AND LUKE 8 : 22 – 39.

In the Body of Christ, there are different types of vessels. There are vessels
unto honour and vessels unto dishonour. Also, there are vessels for temporary
use there are those used on permanent basis. Vessels for temporary use are
those used and subsequently dumped; whereas vessels for permanent use are
for keeps. Every child of God must decide whether what type of vessel he or she
wants to be and comport himself or herself as such. Shepherd staffs, like the
rod of Aaron that budded and kept in the ark of covenant, are examples of
vessels for permanent use ( Hebrew 9 : 4 ). But the jawbone of asses, like the
one Samson used and dumped, have no permanent usage ( Judges 15 : 15 – 17 ).
The status of a vessel with respect to being of permanent or temporary use is
determined by the nature and preparation of the vessel. This is why Bible in 2
Timothy 2 : 22 says :
“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.”

A vessel of honour is not used and dumped. They stay with Master forever. To
be set apart as such a vessel, the Bible enjoins us to depart from iniquity.
Jesus made a profound promise to all vessel of honour; in John 14 : 2 – 3, He
said :
“In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told
you. I go to prepare a place for you.
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto
myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”

Irrespective of the level of preparation by a vessel, the user of the vessel has
the prerogative to determine what type of use is applied to. This is the reason
why you as a child of God must be careful of who or what you allow to use you.
Our God does not use and dump vessels of honour, but Satan, sin and the world
do. Romans 6 : 13 says :
“Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin:
but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your
members as instruments of righteousness unto God.”
I pray for you that you will be a vessel of honour for the permanent use of God
in Jesus’ Name.

PRAYER POINT :
Father, as I purge myself of the works of the flesh, set me apart as a vessel
of honour for Your permanent use in Jesus’ Name.

AUTHOR : Pst. E . A ADEBOYE.

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