|TOPIC:||VESSEL UNTO HONOUR (PART 3)|
|TEXT||II TIM 2:20|
|MINISTERING:||PASTOR OLADELE BALOGUBN|
We have learned of the various categories of sins that can defile a vessel and render it unfit for the use of the Master of the house. We have seen how the vessel can sin against himself, against others, and against God. In this third part, we want to discuss why the vessel must be perpetually cleaned and how. May the Lord open our hearts to receive His Words in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
- WHY THE VESSEL UNTO HONOUR MUST BE CLEAN:
God is the King of kings, the Supreme Being. He is the best, the greatest, the Almighty. Consequently, He uses only the best vessels of the purest gold and finest silver. Vessels unto Honour are not just to be used they are to join other saints in forming a team that will be co-labourers with God. Also, Jesus is part of them. Hence any member of the team has to be pure so as not to stain the other saints and the Lord Jesus. That is why defiled vessels are not tolerated but discarded.
Dan. 5:2; II Cor. 4:6-7; Rom. 9:21-24; Eph. 2:13; Heb. 3:12-14; I Cor. 3:9; 16-17; I Pet. 2:5-12.
- THE CLEANSING PROCESS COULD BE PEACEFUL OR PAINFUL-THE CHOICE IS YOURS:
In the cleansing process, no stain, no matter how small, (be it physical, soulish, or spiritual), is allowed. The purifying process might be fiery and painful, but the end justifies the means. However, if you will not allow the Word to do it, then the fire will.
I Cor. 5:6-8; II Cor. 7:1; I Pet. 1:22; 1 Pet. 1:2-7; I John 3:1-3; Acts 9:15-16: II Tim. 3:16-17; Is. 1:25.
- HOW TO STAY CLEAN:
If you wish to remain perpetually clean for the Lord and be a permanent vessel unto honour, the following are some of the steps to take
- Study the Word
- Memorize the Word.
- Do the Word
- Be separated from the world
- Stay clear of anything that is “Not too bad”
- Do not go back to your old friends
- Beware of the following:
- questioning divinely appointed authorities
- evil surmising
- wrong ideas of godliness,
- desire for quick wealth.
Above all, if you are clean, watch out; if you have fallen, get up and flee the danger, Zone. The refiner is ready now if you are.
Ps. 119:9, 11, Is. 52:11, Jer. 15:19; I Tim. 6:3-11; 1Cor 10:12-14; 6:15-18; Mal 3:3.